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I'd reccomending mainboarding sideboard tools if you're looking for budget hatebears dependant on your metagame- List of Modern Sideboard Staples is a pretty good assessment, as well as looking at G/W hatebears or hexproof lists ranking in tournaments.

June 22, 2017 5:03 p.m.

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yeah, I've been working on some $15 including sideboard lists (if counting lands) but less than that is a fun challenge. This is the kind of thing I'm proposing for R/W wheenie. $6 It fits the budget but common/uncommon availability is gonna be an issue- I included a list of alternatives in the sideboard that can pretty much just switch for anything there.Because of the popularity of commander a lot of cards you wouldn't expect to be valuable in tribal brews are, which does limit options, but there is fun stuff out there for pretty much whatever you wanna play. good luck and happy brewing!

June 21, 2017 4:47 p.m.

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There are a number of cheap, effective red kards Keldon Marauders has fallen out of favour, but is a 2 mana lava axe when it works. Nivmagus Elemental is cheap and provides limited counterspell protection and the oppertunity for combo finishes with Temur Battle Rage. Sin Prodder is dirt cheap and very effective, even without cheap delve.

With super budget the lack of lightning bolt hurts red, and lack of boros charm red white so janky combo is usually the most functional option. Board flooding with Mogg War Marshal, Foundry Street Denizen Dragon Fodder Battle Hymn Dragonrage Akroan Crusader Empty the Warrens, Haze of Rage and so forth to spam out a win. Guttersnipe used to be good but has fallen to more efficient options, leaving him pretty cheap.

Human tribal with Keldon Marauders/Thatcher Revolt/Kessig Malcontents is functional, especially with Gather the Townsfolk and Dearly Departed/Cathartic Reunion. For the non-$10 version there are some very competitive lists out there, but there are a lot of cards in modern that aren't valuable because they just aren't in short supply but are still super good.

June 20, 2017 5:22 a.m.

Foundry Street Denizen/Flameblade Adept/Goblin Bushwhacker/Reckless Bushwhacker/Zurgo Bellstriker? Ash Zealot is ok sideboard, though woe reaper does a lot to fix that. Its an archetype I can see being powerful, I'm just not confident the support is there, or the correct colours with Bramblewood Paragon out there.

June 17, 2017 2:33 p.m.

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I'd feel more confident running Vizier of the Menagerie or similar to help power out more cards turns 3-6. As it stands you have to have one of 7 cards in hand for this to work, which feels clunky. Also, it could help setup Impromptu Raid, should you choose to run it.

June 16, 2017 10:22 a.m.

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First things first- its important to know the aproxamate format that your friends play- casual 'throw whatever together and we'll self regulate' is great, but needs to be discussed. If they're playing modern then this deck will be a little slow due to the larger surge cards. I'd look at things like Mana Leak, Flame Slash etc. With this deck- the construction is a little creature heavy. 3 Enigma drake/4 stormchaser/3 swiftspear/3 jori is enough to back a very solid spells deck. The tournament play version is based around Delver of Secrets  Flip and swiftspear and is affectionately referred to as 'delver'. Lists looked something like Izzet Delver pior to Brainstorm, Gitaxian Probe and Treasure Cruise bans and after that something like Pyrodrakedelver is still pretty commonly played. I'd reccomend looking up the top 8's for ideas if you go that way.

The core gameplan is just to play small creatures then use spells to protect your creatures and finish the game. Izzet Charm and Vapor Snag or Unsummon are super practical here, and if you want to push closer to midrange in a more casual meta Spellheart Chimera does a decent impression of a second enigma drake and can be backed by a powerful engine in Faithless Looting/Cathartic Reunion/Izzet Charm/Think Twice/Burning Vengance/Secrets of the Dead/Flame Jab. Your lands are good enough to run pretty much any of this, though I'd consider Wandering Fumarole or Faerie Conclave in place of swiftwater if trading permits

Big advice in noncompetitive metas where you're mostly playing with the same deck over and over, have a core of 3 4-ofs that make your deck tick- in this deck it would be 4- 3 ofs in enigma Drake, Jori En, Ruin Diver, Monastery Swiftspear and Stormchaser Mage, 4 Lightning Bolt, then run a lot of singleton cards. A Negate, a Mana Leak, a Reverberate a Redirect, a Temur Battle Rage, an Electrolyze , a Wild Ricochet etc so that no two games go exactly the same. Otherwise, things get stale pretty quick. If things get competitive, pick up full sets of the things that have been working best, then keep a stable of cards to switch in and out as the game permits. Sideboards are your friend if things go like that.

June 15, 2017 1:23 p.m.

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Yeah, this list is from quite a while ago, and hasn't been kept up to date with changes at all. When I first put it together, I was managing a substantial land advantage through Crucible of Worlds / fetches into Plow Under.

Eventually this list grew into a heartless summoning/kiki brew which I've been running since. Heartless Kiki is the list, and I feel like it fills the role I wanted with this deck a lot better.

The rules changes affecting the boom/bust split card stuff leaves these versions almost nonfunctioning. I much prefer the aggressive land hate provided by kiki-jiki / Fulminator Mage / Goblin Dark-Dwellers with a terminate / hand hate package. I basically have a set of cards that I switch round a lot in it, because I feel that information asymetry is an underexploited tool in mtg. With the probe bans, thats never been more true.

June 9, 2017 5:34 a.m.

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Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of cards. I'd take a look at Blade of the Bloodchief, Genesis Chamber, Profane Command, Lashwrithe, Indulgent Aristocrat/Bloodthrone Vampire, Dark Prophecy, Grave Pact, Yahenni, Undying Partisan Jinxed Idol and Spawning Pit and mix and match to try and get maximum value from that sweet graveyard recursion.

Good luck!

June 3, 2017 1:44 p.m.


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