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Really, Speaking as a cEDH player who also has no money, mono color is your best bet. I would look up Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. She is a deck played in actual cEDH and can win consistently turn 3 when played right by setting up large "storm" turns by gaining Mana off of creatures like Phyrexian Dreadnought and drawing off of selvala's trigger. She is also insanely budget, being able to be built for close to $100.
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Another deck you could consider is Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. Also insanely budget and very competitive, Yisan gives access to a toolbox of cards to stop other decks, such as Phyrexian Revoker, while either assembling an infinite combo with Temur Sabertooth, or setting up a very large Craterhoof Behemoth swing. This deck is even more budget than Yisan, the base being about $50, which leaves you with room in the budget to upgrade and tune to your specific meta.
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Hope this helps!
August 11, 2018 11:10 a.m.
I've been where you are, trying to compete with cEDH level decks on a budget. Honestly, it doesn't work. To get from this list to there, I would suggest replacing cards you have with their strictly better counterparts, like Underworld Connections -> Necropotence, Dictate of Kruphix -> Rhystic Study, stuff like that. I would also begin weeding through your cards and take out any that don't actively contribute to your combo gameplan, like Bastion Protector, Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper, etc. and replace them with either mroe tutors or draw or mana artifacts. doing one thing very well is infinitely better than doing multiple things mediocre.
August 6, 2018 11:04 a.m.
well in that case I would take a serious look at Breya, Etherium Shaper. she seems to be exactly what you're looking for. Also, you might need to do a little better than 75% when fighting zur doomsday consistently, because that's a tiered cEDH deck. a funny counter to it is playing Tome Scour for the memes.
I also apologize, I missed the budget in your description.
August 5, 2018 11:11 p.m.
ok, so first thing's first, your commander doesn't help at all with what the deck wants to do, combo off. He's way too expensive, offers little to no utility, and is all around bad. If you HAVE to stay in esper even though Breya gives you exactly what you want and red is a good color, I would recommend playing Zur the Enchanter as your commander. he is typically the go-to for esper colors. the best part about him is that he is relatively inexpensive, and doesn't requite a buildaround. All you need for him to be worth it is a few enchantments you should have anyway, things like Necropotence, Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, etc, all provide fantastic card advantage and utility to the deck.
Tolarian Winds: this card is a worse Windfall, because normally you don't want to replace a full hand, but rather fill an empty one. windfall does this very well and messes with opponents the same way winds does.
Demonic Tutor: tutors are very good in combo decks. nuff said
Enlightened Tutor: your combo is made entirely of artifacts, why aren't you running this?
Mystical Tutor: good card
Ad Nauseam: once you get your average cmc down by like 1.75, this card is a 5 mana instant speed draw lots.
Draw enchantments (Necropotence, Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study): These are stables in any UBx EDH deck. all of them are good at almost any point in the game, and they all draw TONS of cards, with Necropotence drawing the most and sometimes digging straight to the combo.
Mana Rocks: These are pretty cost restrictive but things like Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Mox Opal, Chrome Mox and friends will help you keep the value train going after you draw tons with spells or wheels, and sometimes allow you to win on the same turn.
Laboratory Maniac + Demonic Consultation: the way this works is that you play laboratory maniac and then play consultation naming something that isn't in your deck to mill your entire deck and win the next time you draw.
Thanks for reading this wall of text, feel free to ask me any questions!
August 5, 2018 6:34 p.m.
I think what you cut will be dependant on your meta. What decks do you play against on a regular basis?
July 27, 2018 7:17 p.m.
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