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Best budget deck?

Best budget deck?

drugdependent13

The mono red prowess decks I’d say are the best.


Gods_Shadow_mtg

Cannot go wrong with mono red prowess. The core is super cheap and it is very beginner friendly. You can upgrade to UR prowess OR mono red Obosh if you like - both of those decks are among the best archetypes in the current format.


Accomplished-Ad491

Thank you very much. I will check it out


bluealert2020

Just wanna add that you can also upgrade into BR Lurrus Prowess and from there you can upgrade into Shadow too — the upgrade lines of Mono Red Prowess are insane.


SkredBoi420

Red Prowess upgrade lines are great. You can go uR, Rw burn, and Obosh (which opens up blood moon strategies like ponza). EZ entry and staples for days.


Meatarrhea

Twiddle storm is mostly a pile of Kamigawa commons, you can build a budget version in your price range. Here's a decent primer on the deck: https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2020/08/budget-solitaire-magic-modern-twiddle-storm/


Accomplished-Ad491

I will check it out, thanks!


Hover4effect

Mono green stompy is also super cheap and effective.


Accomplished-Ad491

Green good. Big stupid creature fun. That’s one that I’m going to build for sure


VoidZero52

I gotta say, building multiple budget decks can be fun but is nowhere near as rewarding as getting one good enjoyable deck. Get one budget deck to enter the format and get a feel for what modern is like, but don’t spend all your money on multiple budget decks when you could be having fun AND wrecking it with a solid tier deck.


Accomplished-Ad491

That is a very good piece of advice. Thank you friend.


Etyde

Great thing about modern is that when you get staples, building new decks is way cheaper. Usually tge core of the deck is somehow cheap. Lands are the thing when you can cut most of the budget. Yeah, the deck won't perform to its full potential, but atleast you get the feeling how the decs play and if it is tge right choice


lordofthehomeless

I would suggest waiting and see what mh2 does to the format an new deck could show up or old decks could change/be pushed out.


Accomplished-Ad491

Good point. When is that coming out exactly? It’s gotta be pretty soon, right?


lordofthehomeless

I think it is playable online next Friday I forget the paper release date.


Accomplished-Ad491

Alrighty. Well, there goes my paycheck.


68000_ducklings

Mono-R Prowess is the easy suggestion, though the deck is definitely more expensive than it used to be. I'd be careful sinking a bunch of money into it right now, though, since UR prowess is the current "best deck" in the format. You can get the core of G-Tron for pretty cheap, and fill the top-end out with budget-friendly colorless stuff. You won't have as many options after upgrading, though (G-tron and E-tron are pretty much the only meta options, though there are plenty of meme decks using that manabase). Mono-W or Wb tokens is also pretty cheap, though it doesn't really upgrade into much, unfortunately (maybe abzan tokens will be a thing after MH2?).


Accomplished-Ad491

What does G-Tron or E-Tron do? Like, what actually is tron?


68000_ducklings

The name "Tron" comes from abbreviating "UrzaTron", which is riffing on "Voltron" (the TV show). Tron is a package that contains \[\[urza's mine\]\], \[\[urza's power plant\]\], and \[\[urza's tower\]\] (and usually \[\[expedition map\]\] too). If you play those three lands on curve, you have 7 colorless mana on turn 3, which is enough to cast some very powerful spells. A lot of decks in modern aren't prepared to answer a 6cmc or 7cmc threat that early in the game (or at all). Mono-Green Tron (G-Tron) is a colorless ramp deck leaning on large colorless haymakers. It splashes green for \[\[sylvan scrying\]\], \[\[ancient stirrings\]\], some sideboard cards (usually \[\[nature's claim\]\]), and sometimes \[\[thragtusk\]\] or \[\[jengantha, the wellspring\]\]. It usually mulligans aggressively for its tutors/ramp pieces, and is very consistent at making 7 mana on turn 3. Sometimes Tron splashes red, black, or white for removal or sideboard cards, depending on the meta (though that's become less common). Eldrazi-Tron (E-Tron) is a colorless midrange deck playing a fair amount of artifacts and Eldrazi creatures that occasionally also gets to be a prison deck with \[\[chalice of the void\]\] or \[\[karn the great creator\]\]. Because it can make use of \[\[eldrazi temple\]\], it isn't hyper-focused on assembling Tron (though that's always nice).


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##### ###### #### [urza's mine](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/0/8/08dea8f6-bd32-44a3-bec4-93a5607819df.jpg?1599710699) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=urza%27s%20mine) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/329/urzas-mine?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/08dea8f6-bd32-44a3-bec4-93a5607819df?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [urza's power plant](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/5/4/54445d1f-5426-47e9-9e02-0274cea7174f.jpg?1599710725) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=urza%27s%20power%20plant) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/330/urzas-power-plant?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/54445d1f-5426-47e9-9e02-0274cea7174f?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [urza's tower](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/9/e/9e369f3f-354b-42bf-9b2f-286912730c6c.jpg?1599710735) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=urza%27s%20tower) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/331/urzas-tower?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/9e369f3f-354b-42bf-9b2f-286912730c6c?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [expedition map](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/5/5/551c0a45-9515-4e51-84e5-79703832a661.jpg?1599709184) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=expedition%20map) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/255/expedition-map?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/551c0a45-9515-4e51-84e5-79703832a661?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [sylvan scrying](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/d/1/d1b93087-e6a0-4ba9-83ba-a0ed2e396dc7.jpg?1562944944) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=sylvan%20scrying) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/bfz/192/sylvan-scrying?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/d1b93087-e6a0-4ba9-83ba-a0ed2e396dc7?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [ancient stirrings](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/7/2/726039a0-6c0d-48ef-9b42-99de5d4e41d2.jpg?1599706855) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=ancient%20stirrings) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/151/ancient-stirrings?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/726039a0-6c0d-48ef-9b42-99de5d4e41d2?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [nature's claim](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/d/2/d24b6640-ef2f-4c92-beb3-afdf78f9c2d5.jpg?1562854212) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=nature%27s%20claim) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/ima/177/natures-claim?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/d24b6640-ef2f-4c92-beb3-afdf78f9c2d5?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [thragtusk](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/d/9/d9a8459b-4dea-4dc9-8b95-a3748472f699.jpg?1599707616) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=thragtusk) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/183/thragtusk?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/d9a8459b-4dea-4dc9-8b95-a3748472f699?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [jengantha, the wellspring](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/1/d/1d52e527-3835-4350-8c01-0f2d5d623b9c.jpg?1600967546) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Jegantha%2C%20the%20Wellspring) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/iko/222/jegantha-the-wellspring?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/1d52e527-3835-4350-8c01-0f2d5d623b9c?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [chalice of the void](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/1/f/1f0d2e8e-c8f2-4b31-a6ba-6283fc8740d4.jpg?1562433485) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=chalice%20of%20the%20void) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/a25/222/chalice-of-the-void?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/1f0d2e8e-c8f2-4b31-a6ba-6283fc8740d4?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [karn the great creator](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/3/e/3ec0c0fb-1a4f-45f4-85b7-346a6d3ce2c5.jpg?1566819742) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Karn%2C%20the%20Great%20Creator) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/war/1/karn-the-great-creator?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/3ec0c0fb-1a4f-45f4-85b7-346a6d3ce2c5?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [eldrazi temple](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/c/4/c42049e2-fe4e-4fe9-9599-faf1af50b97d.jpg?1593095918) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=eldrazi%20temple) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/ddp/68/eldrazi-temple?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/c42049e2-fe4e-4fe9-9599-faf1af50b97d?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


Accomplished-Ad491

That was surprisingly helpful. Thank you for the knowledge, Mr. Duck.


Nozoz

Tron refers to the combination of [[urza's tower]], [[urza's mine]] and [[Urza's powerplant]] which lets you generate 7 mana as early as turn 3. G Tron includes lots of card draw and land tutors so that you assemble Tron by turn 3-4 then drop big colourless threats like [[Karn liberated]], [[wurmcoil engine]] or [[ulamog the ceaseless hunger]]. The deck splashes green for land tutors. E Tron refers to eldrazi. The deck is less focused on assembling Tron but is colourless so uses them because it's free. E tron also uses a set of [[eldrazi temple]] to get ahead on mana and cast medium sized eldrazi like [[thought knot seer]] and [[reality smasher]] All the key G Tron pieces have been reprinted in the last few years so while I wouldn't say it's super budget is definitely cheaper than it will be in a few years time.


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##### ###### #### [urza's tower](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/9/e/9e369f3f-354b-42bf-9b2f-286912730c6c.jpg?1599710735) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=urza%27s%20tower) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/331/urzas-tower?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/9e369f3f-354b-42bf-9b2f-286912730c6c?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [urza's mine](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/0/8/08dea8f6-bd32-44a3-bec4-93a5607819df.jpg?1599710699) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=urza%27s%20mine) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/329/urzas-mine?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/08dea8f6-bd32-44a3-bec4-93a5607819df?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [Urza's powerplant](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/5/4/54445d1f-5426-47e9-9e02-0274cea7174f.jpg?1599710725) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Urza%27s%20Power%20Plant) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/330/urzas-power-plant?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/54445d1f-5426-47e9-9e02-0274cea7174f?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [Karn liberated](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/4/b/4b0c6662-4dde-40a2-97e0-0318478c0367.jpg?1599705787) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Karn%20liberated) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/1/karn-liberated?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/4b0c6662-4dde-40a2-97e0-0318478c0367?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [wurmcoil engine](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/5/d/5d275f04-cc60-4e3f-95cc-3d02bc916b82.jpg?1599710280) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=wurmcoil%20engine) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/308/wurmcoil-engine?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/5d275f04-cc60-4e3f-95cc-3d02bc916b82?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [ulamog the ceaseless hunger](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/1/1/1192f7a9-102e-4b3a-b154-18c8eb332217.jpg?1562899233) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Ulamog%2C%20the%20Ceaseless%20Hunger) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/bfz/15/ulamog-the-ceaseless-hunger?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/1192f7a9-102e-4b3a-b154-18c8eb332217?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [eldrazi temple](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/c/4/c42049e2-fe4e-4fe9-9599-faf1af50b97d.jpg?1593095918) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=eldrazi%20temple) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/ddp/68/eldrazi-temple?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/c42049e2-fe4e-4fe9-9599-faf1af50b97d?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [thought knot seer](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/b/f/bffc360e-db41-48f3-9365-680d55046e04.jpg?1562933598) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Thought-Knot%20Seer) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/ogw/9/thought-knot-seer?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/bffc360e-db41-48f3-9365-680d55046e04?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [reality smasher](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/5/2/52d4b652-a830-4fd4-94bb-c17c227f2928.jpg?1562911843) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=reality%20smasher) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/ogw/7/reality-smasher?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/52d4b652-a830-4fd4-94bb-c17c227f2928?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


TheCourtPeach

What is your budget? Knowing that will help people recommend decks withing your range.


Accomplished-Ad491

About $50 to $75. I know that’s probably not a lot, but I’m kinda broke all the time


Nozoz

At that budget I'd suggest Mono red aggro/prowess or twiddle storm. They are probably the cheapest decks that can actually go up against meta decks and win.


Accomplished-Ad491

Good to know. Thank you


TheyCallMeOdd

I would recommend going for storm. It's obtainable for about a hundred bucks and loads of fun if you like to play combo decks. Someone on here came up with a largely differing list about a month or so ago. It's called 'twiddle storm' you might want to check out that as well once you're at it.


Accomplished-Ad491

Will do. Thanks for the input