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Most competitive BUDGET T1 decks

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Joined: 26 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Most competitive BUDGET T1 decks Reply with quote

Please post your budget T1 decks. This will help me get a taste for what I can start going for. BTW dual lands are concidered budget IMO along with cards around 20 dollars. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there was that wild zombies deck that whatshisface won a SCG P9 with I don't remember the name but if its 10 proxy the deck was relatively cheap aside from duals, bazaars, and squees. But as for 10 proxy the deck was like lotus and 2-3 mox then bazaars are ur proxies so it would be pretty cheap lemme try and find the decklist.

1-Black Lotus
1-Mox Emerald
1-Mox Jet
1-Mox Ruby

3-Krovikan Horror
4-Basking Rootwalla
3-Ashen Ghoul
4-Wild Mongrel

4-Zombie Infestation

3-Death Spark
1-Vampiric Tutor

Legendary Creatures:
4-Squee, Goblin Nabob

4-Cabal Therapy
1-Demonic Tutor
2-Last Rites
3-Life from the Loam

Basic Lands:

1-Barbarian Ring
4-Bazaar of Baghdad
2-Bloodstained Mire
1-Strip Mine
2-Wooded Foothills

3-Pithing Needle
3-Artifact Mutation
2-Ray of Revelation
3-Red Elemental Blast

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lightning bolt+fireblast+goblin and can randomly win.
run cheap hosers like tormods crypt, chalice of the void, engineered explosives, cabal therapy, shattering spree, etc to fight opps good expensive cards.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some ideas here

worldgorger combo(without bazaar)

oath of druids (i tested a budget version with artlands + tinker thats quite fine)

fish of course

gobo combos arent that bad

earthcraft deck[thats more funny]

affinity(without moxes not that good but also playable thx 2 sol ring, the new moxes, mana vault, grim monolith, tinker, dark ritual),

suicide black is also pretty good thx 2 dark confidant, duress, hymn, dark ritual, edict, pithing needle, necropotence, phyrexian negator, darkblast ....[if you can afford chains of mephistoteles buy it, i mean its the only real expensive card in it but its ueber]

!Maybe! some version of welder with artlands, tinker...

I personally like the suicide black, fish and oath deck most. I think vs a realy vintage meta(with only some fish) i think suicide black is the best. The oath decks are also pretty good.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fish is the easiest cmpetitive deck to build on a bodget. The few pieces of power the deck does play can be left out. Then all you need is the forces and duals really. Mages go for a bit too though.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:31 pm    Post subject: Goblins or Fish Reply with quote

I would have to say the most competitive decks which are budget would be goblins and fish. Also there is a metagame deck called the mountains win again which can be found in the decks section under the most recent ML type one tourney. This has been stated before but here are some decklists to get you started.


Fish UW

URBanna Fish

Hope that helps. Good Luck
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it possible to be competitive in vintage without using any power?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Gorilla Shaman. That is one of my all time fav hater cards. Turn one Gorilla Shaman can be a beast. Rancor some good burn (fireblast, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix). Some other Hatercards to think about are grunts. It gives grave based decks a rough time.Main deck Ancient Grudge seems good also.

I think that some type of Super-Hater Zoo could be fun if not competitive.

What beaters would you run???
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow what i cant believe is no one has even talked about bug fish because that deck isnt that expensive and trust me it can be really good. i wish i could say aggro shop but thats like money lol. I would look into bug fish because in goyf right now is only like 25 30 at most
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except for Bazaars of Bagdad, Ichorid is actually a really cheap deck to build.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you are going to a ten proxy tournament, you really only have 2 options.

1) mono red shop. (need welders and a mana crypt, proxy 6x mox/lotus and 4x workshops).
2) Ichorid (mana or manaless; for mana need to proxy lotus, mox s and 4x bazzar of baghdad, for manaless, just need to proxy 4x bazzar).

Mana ichorid is much stronger than manaless.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 Aven Mindcensor
4 Dark Confidant
4 Elvish Spirit Guide
3 Gaddock Teeg
4 Tarmogoyf

4 Swords to Plowshares
1 Demonic Tutor
4 Duress
4 Thoughtseize
1 Black Lotus
3 Chalice of the Void
4 Nullrod

2 Bayou
1 Forest
1 Plains
2 Savannah
1 Scrubland
1 Strip Mine
4 Wasteland
4 Windswept Heath
2 Wooded Foothills

2 Viridian Shaman
2 Diabolic Edict
3 Extirpate
2 Seal of Cleansing
1 Seal of Primordium
3 Pithing Needle
1 Umezawa's Jitte

You could easily find a replacement for lotus.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: Most competitive BUDGET T1 decks Reply with quote

soundwave123 wrote:
Please post your budget T1 decks. This will help me get a taste for what I can start going for. BTW dual lands are concidered budget IMO along with cards around 20 dollars. :P

The cheapest deck I can think of would be an Ichorid variant. You only really need 4x Bazaar of Baghdad, running about $150-$200 right now each. Making the whole deck under $1000 USD, which is cheaper than a single Black Lotus.

Here is the list I run on MWS for Manaless Ichorid. It's probably not optimal but it's a start.


// Lands
    4 [AN] Bazaar of Baghdad
    4 [FUT] Dryad Arbor

// Creatures
    4 [TO] Ichorid
    4 [RAV] Stinkweed Imp
    4 [RAV] Golgari Grave-Troll
    2 [RAV] Shambling Shell
    4 [FUT] Narcomoeba
    4 [RAV] Golgari Thug
    4 [FUT] Street Wraith
    2 [RAV] Flame-Kin Zealot
    1 [DS] Sundering Titan

// Spells
    4 [FUT] Bridge from Below
    4 [JU] Cabal Therapy
    3 [TSP] Dread Return
    4 [MM] Unmask
    4 [GP] Leyline of the Void
    4 [MR] Chalice of the Void
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are a few mono red builds that are decent depending your metagame.

creature [21]

2 Arc-Slogger

4 Gathan Raiders

2 Gorilla Shaman

3 Greater Gargadon

3 Ingot Chewer

4 Magus of the Moon

3 Simian Spirit Guide

instant [11]

3 Dead / Gone

4 Incinerate

4 Lightning Bolt

enchantment [5]

2 Blood Moon

3 Pyrostatic Pillar

artifact [4]

2 Sword of Fire and Ice

2 Umezawa's Jitte

land [19]

4 Ancient Tomb

4 City of Traitors

11 Mountain

60 cards

its fairly cheap and fun to play
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