My two favorite cards are Seeker of the Way and Delver of Secrets  Flip

I started playing magic in 2014. I originally played budget standard brews and won many FNM's with them. Now I play modern more casually, mostly with home brews less than $100. I haven't been to a FNM in over 3 years but eventually plan to take a budget list and try my luck.

My first successful build was a jeskai home brew that capitalized on prowess triggers and combat tricks. My tastes have sense become more refined in that i like efficient grindier decks that really mess with my opponents game plan to pull the win.

Valued Momentum: is my pride and joy, its my first competitive(ish) original(ish) list that ive owned in paper and it's an absolute blast to play. I would highly recommend trying it out if you want to play modern on a budget.

I am more of Johnny than anything, I love an original deck or tweaking tier decks into my own creations. I honestly enjoy brewing more than playing the actual game so if you need advice on an original idea just message me and I'll provide any feedback that I can.

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Let me start by saying welcome to magic and welcome to the site!

I unfortunately would not start with modern as your first format. Modern is a highly competitive and brutal format. The games are normally decided around turn 3/4. I would instead start with standard, it's much a much more forgiving format, still competitive but friendlier to newer players.

I'm not up to date with current standard decks but if I were you I would start by going to mtg goldfish and picking up a budget deck or one of the new challenger decks.

Good luck!

March 24, 2019 10:23 a.m.

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Thanks for the upvote!

March 21, 2019 10:21 p.m.

I think that the few slots that they have reserved for reprints will be used to fill in a few gaps here in there like Counterspell but I think that your right, the majority of the big name cards will be new cards which I'm 100% for! If they continue the trend of printing cards to boost lower tiered decks we could see a beautiful compromise. They could potentially finally give the players what they want while also pushing product so we'll see!

March 21, 2019 3:41 p.m.

I see, I'll agree that it will largely replace Negate , Mana Leak , and Logic Knot all of which are laughably week against the current metta any way..... I guess I just don't see that as a bad thing, it's like saying that it's negative that every red deck plays Lightning Bolt . We will still see other types of counters so i don't have a problem making countering a spell a less awkward at times. I simply don't think that it will be over powered in modern, I could be wrong so I guess will see in a few months.

I would say that with a metta shift shadow could switch to a more tempo deck and we could see a recurrence of 2 mana counters in the list (hypothetically) but if not grixis delver or some new tempo list could become viable where it would matter.

March 21, 2019 3:02 p.m.

Wow scratch that didnt realize that terminus wasnt played (I'm on storm so never see the board wipes) but still they have access to Supreme Verdict and Wrath of God

March 21, 2019 2:03 p.m.

Sure Counterspell > Mana Leak in the late game but Cryptic Command > Counterspell in the late game as well.

I would also argue that Counterspell blanks against the current creature decks that we have. UW control exists because of Terminus , having Counterspell in hand while your opponent has a cavern and vial on the field feels awful

It definitely is not a auto include over what we have currently though. If 3 color tempo (death shadow is the closest thing we have now?) Ever wants a 2 mana counter that double UU in the early game can create for some awkward situations. Remand is still essential for tempo decks and 1 mans counters are still important for t1 interaction.

March 21, 2019 2 p.m.

I 100% think that we will get Counterspell , it would only replace 2-3 of the current 2 mana counters in UW control? I think that people over value it, it's essentially Mana Leak for UU up until about turn 4/5. I would also liked to see some playable version of FOW but I doubt that we will actually get FOW.

I would really love to see a nerfed Gush / Treasure Cruise . I want to play a traditional tempo deck so bad and I think that something like this (along with some free counter) would make it viable BUT I understand how risky and format warping that can be so I doubt we will actually get it. I honestly have no idea what it would even look like if we did get it.

I really want to see a weaker fetch land printed, maybe something like

tap: create a colorless mana tap: Pay 1 life: search for a mountain (or plains, ect....)

if they aren't going to reprint fetches to make them accessible then there should really be some kind of budget alternative that can be replaced later.

March 21, 2019 1:31 p.m.

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SynergyBuild thanks! it looks like allot of fun and with a good tune I think it should be extremely effective. any idea on how to make room for those? I just put this together so I'm not sure what the week spots are.

could you link your list? I'd love to look at it

March 18, 2019 12:54 p.m.

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BW Delirium Crier here's my first attempt at something original!

My goal is to build a grindy midrange that attacks our opponents hand (while also discarding cards that we can then later use).

I really like Icatian Crier , I think that there is a deck to be built around it. Yall helped me in the past so I would love your input on this rough start! thanks

March 18, 2019 12:40 p.m.

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sorry for the delayed response, but thank you all for the information and deck lists! I have a few ideas so far, but Im going to keep brewing and hunting until I find one I love! thanks again

March 17, 2019 9:44 p.m.

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Thanks so much for all the deck lists so far! I've become somewhat familiar with the metta decks, but haven't studied the match ups yet. one of my friends is going to build some kind of tron. Part of me wants to go ahead and build tortured existence but the brewer in me wants to take a crack at something new, there's just a lot to take in and I haven't found a great starting point

March 15, 2019 12:02 p.m.

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Deprive is also a decent budget option

March 15, 2019 10:31 a.m.

Maybe not sultai but is there another possible loop we could build in BG?

March 14, 2019 10:44 p.m.

Flooremoji I've put this deck on the backburner, have you been playing it? if so, hows it performing?

March 14, 2019 8:04 p.m.

It could work well in a vacume with Noxious Revival .

March 14, 2019 6:58 p.m.

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simplebricks thanks! you've given me allot to think about and I've made some changes accordingly and will continue to as I play test.

A few of my overall thoughts.

Gurmag Angler seems fine as a 1 of (3 was a bit excesive) I feel as though we discard enough land/noncreature to cast him in the mid game

I agree on Putrid Imp but Wild Mongrel actually feels like the best turn 2 play? it leads to extremely explosive starts if you turn 1 existence into imp.

I have a fear of decking my self which is why I added Battlefield Scrounger , is that a pretty rare situation?

March 14, 2019 1:12 p.m.

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SynergyBuild thanks! not sure how i missed that

March 14, 2019 1:04 p.m.

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So me and my play group are thinking about getting into pauper, we've been playing budget modern (with the exception of my storm deck) but we're tired of dropping a hundred or more per deck....

we all like to brew so i would love if someone could comment on the general power level of the format just to help get me in the correct mind set. I mean I play storm in modern and can kill turn 3, so I know that it's not that fast, but U pauper delver seems extremely potent and could compete at the modern level.

I know that i will pick up some delver variant (It's always been a dream to pilot delver competitively).

But i want a secondary list (I can see my friends getting tired of playing it every time.... It looks like it can be degenerate). I've brewed/modified two lists that look pretty fun

Tortured bones: seems like a allot of fun, atm a little temperamental but just needs additional tuning.

UB Teaching Fish: looks like fun for me but not much fun for my opponents.

I would love advice on either list, additional ideas to brew around (I'm trying storm around Thermo-Alchemist and Quicksilver Dagger but I don't think it's actually viable) or just general knowledge about pauper.

Also I would of posted this in the pauper forum, but i didn't see a deck help forum.

Thanks for any information that you can give me!

March 14, 2019 11:36 a.m.

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Counterspell does not completely simply out class Remand or Mana Leak , its not that simple. Counterspell and Mana Leak are essentially the same card up until about turn 5 EXCEPT the UU casting cost, this is huge for 3 color tempo decks.

Remand is also essential for tempo decks, the draw and time walking your opponent is a really big deal.

With that being said, Counterspell is much much better in the late game and will be a powerful tool for control and tempo decks but I would be very suprised if the optimal way building every U deck starts with 4 Counterspell

March 13, 2019 2:38 p.m.

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I don't really think agent slots well into delver/tempo deck but i could see a sultai shadow deck with it! I'd love to have it in my restore balance list though X)

March 13, 2019 1:54 p.m.


5 Color Wombo Combo

Modern SeekerofSecrets


Six Gifts Storm

Modern* SeekerofSecrets


Glory to Esper

Modern* SeekerofSecrets


Valued Momentum

Modern SeekerofSecrets


"Severely Indebted Middle Income Country"

Modern SeekerofSecrets


Sweet Deck, Can I Borrow it?

Modern* SeekerofSecrets



Standard* SeekerofSecrets


Collecting Slivers

Modern* SeekerofSecrets


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