Magic: The Gathering is the best game in the world. If you are a Magic player reading this article, I know you'll agree. But, in addition to being the best game in the world, Magic: The Gathering is also one of the most expensive games for a person to play—once again, if you are a Magic player, I know you'll agree. Some will say you can't put a price on fun, happiness or love, and while Magic certainly makes me feel all three, being a grinder and a Spike, Tournament Grinder can be costly. 

Certain... world events mean most of us have a lot of spare time on our hands, ergo, more time to play Magic. More Magic is great, but the cost of being able to compete or even just play from home adds up, so I've decided to write about playing Magic on a budget. 

Instead of looking at the dollar value of cards, we're looking at the amount of wildcards it will take to build a Standard deck on MTG Arena. In this exercise, I've attempted to stay below 10 wildcards per deck and avoided as many mythic rares as possible. 

Most of the time, the majority of your wildcards will go into the manabase of whatever deck you are building. As you add more colors, the amount of rare wildcards required to build your manabase goes up. With that being said, lands are great to have on Arena, and once you have a reasonable amount of them a lot of decks become easier to build or make substitutions for. 

#1: Boros Cycling

Our first deck is the current obvious choice.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Boros Cycling by Jess Estephan

'Boros Cycling' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Jess Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $83.42

Cards

Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $11.57

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Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck has mana value 2 or less. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Lifelink
During each of your turns, you may cast one permanent spell with mana value 2 or less from your graveyard.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Valiant Rescuer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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Whenever you cycle another card for the first time each turn, create a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Boon of the Wish-Giver

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Draw four cards.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Footfall Crater

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Enchant land
Enchanted land has "{T}: Target creature gains trample and haste until end of turn."
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Drannith Healer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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Whenever you cycle another card, you gain 1 life.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Reptilian Reflection

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.02

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Whenever you cycle a card, you may have Reptilian Reflection become a 5/4 Dinosaur creature with trample and haste in addition to its other types until end of turn.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Fry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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This spell can't be countered.
Fry deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker that's white or blue.

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Flourishing Fox

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.23

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Whenever you cycle another card, put a +1/+1 counter on Flourishing Fox.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Frostveil Ambush

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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Tap up to two target creatures. Those creatures don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Memory Leak

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from that player's graveyard or hand and exile it.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Light of Hope

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.21

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Choose one —
• You gain 4 life.
• Destroy target enchantment.
• Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Scorching Dragonfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Scorching Dragonfire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If that creature or planeswalker would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Apostle of Purifying Light

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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Protection from black (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything black.)
{2}: Exile target card from a graveyard.

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Drannith Stinger

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.18

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Whenever you cycle another card, Drannith Stinger deals 1 damage to each opponent.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Go for Blood

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.12

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Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Zenith Flare

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.13

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Zenith Flare deals X damage to any target and you gain X life, where X is the number of cards with a cycling ability in your graveyard.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $16.02

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({T}: Add {R} or {W}.)
As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Devout Decree

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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Exile target creature or planeswalker that's black or red. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Savai Thundermane

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.01

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Whenever you cycle a card, you may pay {2}. When you do, Savai Thundermane deals 2 damage to target creature and you gain 2 life.

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Startling Development

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.08

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Until end of turn, target creature becomes a blue Serpent with base power and toughness 4/4.
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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When first seeing this deck, I made the joke that I'd drafted it a couple of times since Ikoria's release, because it honestly just looked like a busted Draft deck. Busted Draft decks are great, but they typically don't really translate well to Constructed. I'm always happy to admit when I'm wrong, and that seems to be the case here. 

Boros Cycling is built around securing an early Flourishing Fox, and using the plethora of one-mana cyclers in your deck to make it as big as possible. Later in the game, when you have Lurrus of the Dream-Den in play, you will be able to cast cards like Footfall Crater from your graveyard to give your Flourishing Fox trample.

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All the while, your cycled cards stay in your graveyard waiting for the deck's haymaker: Zenith Flare. Printed in Ikoria, Zenith Flare is what really brings the this list together. If your opponents are able to deal with Flourishing Fox and your other creatures, they will likely struggle to deal with a large Flare. It can deal copious amounts of damage to any target while gaining you that much life, enabling you to steal games your opponent thought they'd knocked you out of. 

Without much effort, we've turned a tier 1 Standard deck into a budget deck. 

Here's the wildcard break down of the maindeck:

This deck has the highest potential to lowest cost ratio, and is something I am enjoying playing on the ladder.

Here are some of the additions you can make if you wish to spend more wildcards:

#2: Mono-Red Aggro

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Red Aggro by Jess Estephan

'Mono-Red Aggro' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Jess Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $68.94

Cards

Embercleave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $9.74

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Flash
This spell costs {1} less to cast for each attacking creature you control.
When Embercleave enters the battlefield, attach it to target creature you control.
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has double strike and trample.
Equip {3}

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Scorching Dragonfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Scorching Dragonfire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If that creature or planeswalker would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Grafdigger's Cage

Market Price: $2.17

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Rimrock Knight // Boulder Rush

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.03

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Tibalt, Rakish Instigator

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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Your opponents can't gain life.
−2: Create a 1/1 red Devil creature token with "When this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to any target."

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Tin Street Dodger

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Haste
{R}: Tin Street Dodger can't be blocked this turn except by creatures with defender.

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Robber of the Rich

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.40

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Reach, haste
Whenever Robber of the Rich attacks, if defending player has more cards in hand than you, exile the top card of their library. During any turn you attacked with a Rogue, you may cast that card and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast that spell.

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.39

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Scorch Spitter

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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Whenever Scorch Spitter attacks, it deals 1 damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.

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Infuriate

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.11

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Target creature gets +3/+2 until end of turn.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Anax, Hardened in the Forge

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.11

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Anax's power is equal to your devotion to red. (Each {R} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to red.)
Whenever Anax or another nontoken creature you control dies, create a 1/1 red Satyr creature token with "This creature can't block." If the creature had power 4 or greater, create two of those tokens instead.

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Grim Initiate

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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First strike
When Grim Initiate dies, amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)

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Redcap Melee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Redcap Melee deals 4 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If a nonred permanent is dealt damage this way, you sacrifice a land.

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Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.72

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If a red source you control would deal damage to an opponent or a permanent an opponent controls, it deals that much damage plus 2 instead.

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Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle Display

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Unchained Berserker

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Protection from white (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything white.)
Unchained Berserker gets +2/+0 as long as it's attacking.

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Light Up the Stage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.60

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Spectacle {R} (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
Exile the top two cards of your library. Until the end of your next turn, you may play those cards.

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Fry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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This spell can't be countered.
Fry deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker that's white or blue.

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The best part about mono-colored decks is that their manabase is often wildcard-cheap. In this version, we've removed the playset of Castle Embereth to reduce the wildcards required, but they would be the first addition to the deck I would make. 

You can't have a successful mono-red deck in Standard without Embercleave and Torbran, Thane of Red Fell. These two cards were the first inclusion into the decklist. From there, I decided that if we were to play only a few more rares, the slots would be awarded to Robber of the Rich and Bonecrusher Giant. The value, flexibility and aggression generated by these cards make them hard to pass up. While the rest of the deck is filled out by commons and uncommons, this deck will be a real contender on the ladder. Mono-Red is always going to be a powerful strategy to have in your back pocket, and having access to a cheaper build sounds great to me. 

Here's the wildcard break down of the maindeck:

Here are some of the additions you can make if you wish to spend more wildcards:

#3: Orzhov Aristocrats

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Orzhov Aristocrats by Jess Estephan

'Orzhov Aristocrats' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Jess Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $107.12

Cards

Devout Decree

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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Exile target creature or planeswalker that's black or red. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Cruel Celebrant

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.92

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Whenever Cruel Celebrant or another creature or planeswalker you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Heartless Act

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.36

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Choose one —
• Destroy target creature with no counters on it.
• Remove up to three counters from target creature.

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Whisper Squad

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.02

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{1}{B}: Search your library for a card named Whisper Squad, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Priest of Forgotten Gods

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.04

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{T}, Sacrifice two other creatures: Any number of target players each lose 2 life and sacrifice a creature. You add {B}{B} and draw a card.

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Godless Shrine

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $10.35

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({T}: Add {W} or {B}.)
As Godless Shrine enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Tymaret, Chosen from Death

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.09

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Tymaret's toughness is equal to your devotion to black. (Each {B} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to black.)
{1}{B}: Exile up to two target cards from graveyards. You gain 1 life for each creature card exiled this way.

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $11.57

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Companion — Each permanent card in your starting deck has mana value 2 or less. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may put it into your hand from outside the game for {3} any time you could cast a sorcery.)
Lifelink
During each of your turns, you may cast one permanent spell with mana value 2 or less from your graveyard.

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Witch's Oven

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{T}, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Epic Downfall

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.10

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Exile target creature with mana value 3 or greater.

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Mire's Grasp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.03

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets -3/-3.

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Scoured Barrens

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.14

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Scoured Barrens enters the battlefield tapped.
When Scoured Barrens enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {W} or {B}.

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Duress

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.03

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

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Despark

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.67

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Exile target permanent with mana value 4 or greater.

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Corpse Knight

Color Identity:B,W

Market Price: $0.30

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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Cauldron Familiar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.22

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When Cauldron Familiar enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Sacrifice a Food: Return Cauldron Familiar from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Lampad of Death's Vigil

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.05

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{1}, Sacrifice a creature: Each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Fiend Artisan

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $6.77

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Fiend Artisan gets +1/+1 for each creature card in your graveyard.
{X}{B/G}, {T}, Sacrifice another creature: Search your library for a creature card with mana value X or less, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle. Activate only as a sorcery.

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Call of the Death-Dweller

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.05

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Return up to two target creature cards with total mana value 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. Put a deathtouch counter on either of them. Then put a menace counter on either of them.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.09

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Hunted Witness

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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When Hunted Witness dies, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token with lifelink.

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Orzhov Enforcer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.21

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Deathtouch
Afterlife 1 (When this creature dies, create a 1/1 white and black Spirit creature token with flying.)

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This budget take on typical Lurrus of the Dream-Den decks has gone a little deeper on the aristocrat angle by playing four copies of Corpse Knight. One of the things I love about this deck is how easily it can rebuild after a board wipe. It can play a long game, and while this isn't your usual burn deck, every life point counts and it's important not to miss any damage.

Here's the wildcard break down of the main board:

Here are some of the additions you can make if you wish to spend more wildcards:

#4: Selesnya Auras

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Selesnya Auras by Jess Estephan

'Selesnya Auras' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $71.84

Cards

Return to Nature

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.12

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Choose one —
• Destroy target artifact.
• Destroy target enchantment.
• Exile target card from a graveyard.

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Setessan Champion

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.19

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Constellation — Whenever an enchantment enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Setessan Champion and draw a card.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Blossoming Sands

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.09

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Blossoming Sands enters the battlefield tapped.
When Blossoming Sands enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Siona, Captain of the Pyleas

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.12

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When Siona, Captain of the Pyleas enters the battlefield, look at the top seven cards of your library. You may reveal an Aura card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Whenever an Aura you control becomes attached to a creature you control, create a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token.

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Sentinel's Eyes

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has vigilance.
Escape—{W}, Exile two other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Destiny Spinner

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.88

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Creature and enchantment spells you control can't be countered.
{3}{G}: Target land you control becomes an X/X Elemental creature with trample and haste until end of turn, where X is the number of enchantments you control. It's still a land.

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Temple of Plenty

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $1.17

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Temple of Plenty enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Plenty enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {G} or {W}.

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Glass Casket

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.09

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When Glass Casket enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls with mana value 3 or less until Glass Casket leaves the battlefield.

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Sentinel's Mark

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.09

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Flash
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+2 and has vigilance.
Addendum — When Sentinel's Mark enters the battlefield, if you cast it during your main phase, enchanted creature gains lifelink until end of turn.

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Temple Garden

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $11.20

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({T}: Add {G} or {W}.)
As Temple Garden enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Season of Growth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.68

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Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
Whenever you cast a spell that targets a creature you control, draw a card.

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Paradise Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.48

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Paradise Druid has hexproof as long as it's untapped.(It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Karametra's Blessing

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.06

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Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If it's an enchanted creature or enchantment creature, it also gains hexproof and indestructible until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it.)

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Setessan Training

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.02

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Enchant creature you control
When Setessan Training enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 and has trample. (It can deal excess combat damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Hushbringer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.04

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Flying, lifelink
Creatures entering the battlefield or dying don't cause abilities to trigger.

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All That Glitters

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.03

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each artifact and/or enchantment you control.

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Angelic Gift

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.03

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Enchant creature
When Angelic Gift enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Enchanted creature has flying.

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The Wanderer

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.42

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Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to you and other permanents you control.
−2: Exile target creature with power 4 or greater.

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Alseid of Life's Bounty

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.60

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Lifelink
{1}, Sacrifice Alseid of Life's Bounty: Target creature or enchantment you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Apostle of Purifying Light

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.12

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Protection from black (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything black.)
{2}: Exile target card from a graveyard.

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Banishing Light

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.11

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When Banishing Light enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls until Banishing Light leaves the battlefield.

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Similarly to Boros Cycling, this archetype falls into the budget category naturally. You can get away with using only four rare wildcards to make a set of Setessan Champion.

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These are necessary for the deck to function. Without Setessan Champion, the deck loses a lot of its card advantage and synergy, so I wouldn't recommend playing without these. 

Aside from Setessan Champion, the cards that really bring this deck together are Alseid of Life's Bounty and Karametra's Blessing. Karametra's Blessing allows you to give any of your creatures +2/+2, however if they are an enchantment or enchanted creature, they also get hexproof and indestructible. Aside from your threats, Karametra's Blessing is one of the best cards in your deck.

Putting a Sentinel's Eyes on Paradise Druid is a nice "build your own Slippery Bogle" package. With vigilance from Sentinel's Eyes, Paradise Druid doesn't need to tap to attack, so it never loses hexproof.

Here's the wildcard break down of the main board:

Here are some of the additions you can make if you wish to spend more wildcards:

#5: Izzet Phoenix

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Izzet Phoenix by Jess Estephan

'Izzet Phoenix' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Jess Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $104.53

Cards

Sprite Dragon

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $5.46

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Flying, haste
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Sprite Dragon.

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Beacon Bolt

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.15

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Beacon Bolt deals damage to target creature equal to the total number of instant and sorcery cards you own in exile and in your graveyard.
Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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Fry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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This spell can't be countered.
Fry deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker that's white or blue.

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Lava Coil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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Lava Coil deals 4 damage to target creature. If that creature would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Flame Sweep

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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Flame Sweep deals 2 damage to each creature except for creatures you control with flying.

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Crackling Drake

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.20

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Flying
Crackling Drake's power is equal to the total number of instant and sorcery cards you own in exile and in your graveyard.
When Crackling Drake enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Blitz of the Thunder-Raptor

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Blitz of the Thunder-Raptor deals damage to target creature or planeswalker equal to the number of instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard. If that creature or planeswalker would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Opt

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Scry 1.
Draw a card.

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Goblin Electromancer

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.12

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Instant and sorcery spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.

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Shock

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.03

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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Thrill of Possibility

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card.
Draw two cards.

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Improbable Alliance

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.10

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Whenever you draw your second card each turn, create a 1/1 blue Faerie creature token with flying.
{4}{U}{R}: Draw a card, then discard a card.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Radical Idea

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Draw a card.
Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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Steam Vents

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $12.38

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Irencrag Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.57

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Whenever you draw your second card each turn, Irencrag Pyromancer deals 3 damage to any target.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Arclight Phoenix

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $7.84

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Flying, haste
At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you've cast three or more instant and sorcery spells this turn, return Arclight Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.32

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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The Royal Scions

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $2.35

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+1: Draw a card, then discard a card.
+1: Target creature gets +2/+0 and gains first strike and trample until end of turn.
−8: Draw four cards. When you do, The Royal Scions deals damage to any target equal to the number of cards in your hand.

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Swiftwater Cliffs

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.10

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Swiftwater Cliffs enters the battlefield tapped.
When Swiftwater Cliffs enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {U} or {R}.

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Izzet Arclight Phoenix is a nice blast from the past. The deck is powerful and easy to build on a wildcard budget. 

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Similarly to previous Arclight Phoenix decks, your main goal is to discard Arclight Phoenix to the graveyard and cast at least three instants or sorceries in your pre-combat main phase to bring them back and attack. 

The other plan is to play "Izzet Draw-Two." This strategy leverages Improbable Alliance and Irencrag Pyromancer to create tokens and deal damage whenever you draw your second card in a turn. If it is your turn, you just need to draw another card. However, in your opponent's turn you will need to be able to draw two cards to trigger these abilities. 

The deck then comes together with other draw spells, removal spells and threats. I've chosen to include Crackling Drake and Sprite Dragon as other ways to capitalize on all the instants and sorceries you'll be casting regardless of how the game goes.

The easiest way to reduce the cost of this deck would be to remove the Steam Vents and play more basic lands or Swiftwater Cliffs. I would be wary of playing too many lands that come into play tapped. 

Here's the wildcard break down of the maindeck:

Here are some of the additions you can make if you wish to spend more wildcards:

#6: Mono-Blue Flash

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Blue Flash by Jess Estephan

'Mono-Blue Flash' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Jess Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $108.02

Cards

Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Essence Capture

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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Counter target creature spell. Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature you control.

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Stonecoil Serpent

Market Price: $2.06

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Reach, trample, protection from multicolored
Stonecoil Serpent enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

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Quench

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.02

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {2}.

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Spectral Sailor

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.)
Flying
{3}{U}: Draw a card.

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Neutralize

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Counter target spell.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Cerulean Drake

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.15

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Flying
Protection from red (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, enchanted, or equipped by anything red.)
Sacrifice Cerulean Drake: Counter target spell that targets you.

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Shark Typhoon

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $7.62

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Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell's mana value.
Cycling {X}{1}{U} ({X}{1}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

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Sea-Dasher Octopus

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.37

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Mutate {1}{U} (If you cast this spell for its mutate cost, put it over or under target non-Human creature you own. They mutate into the creature on top plus all abilities from under it.)
Flash
Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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Aether Gust

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.94

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Choose target spell or permanent that's red or green. Its owner puts it on the top or bottom of their library.

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Cunning Nightbonder

Color Identity:B,U

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Flash
Spells with flash you cast cost {1} less to cast and can't be countered.

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So Tiny

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.01

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Flash
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature gets -2/-0. It gets -6/-0 instead as long as its controller has seven or more cards in their graveyard.

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Grafdigger's Cage

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Opt

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Scry 1.
Draw a card.

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Brineborn Cutthroat

Color Identity:U

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Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.)
Whenever you cast a spell during an opponent's turn, put a +1/+1 counter on Brineborn Cutthroat.

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

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Negate

Color Identity:U

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Mystical Dispute

Color Identity:U

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if it targets a blue spell.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

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In a world full of decks trying to do very big things, countermagic is a nice way to punish your opponent. The goal of this deck is to land an early Brineborn Cutthroat and spend the rest of the game preventing your opponent from developing their board state and game plan while growing your own, literally.

Sea-Dasher Octopus and Neutralize were nice additions to the archetype from Ikoria and have found a home in this deck. If you are looking to reduce the wildcard cost of this deck further, you can look to replace some copies of Stonecoil Serpent

Here's the wildcard breakdown of the maindeck:

Here are some of the additions you can make if you wish to spend more wildcards:

#7: Gruul Colossification Herald

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Gruul Colossification Herald by Jess Estephan

'Gruul Colossification Herald' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Jess Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Standard

Market Price: $48.15

Cards

Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

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When Ox of Agonas enters the battlefield, discard your hand, then draw three cards.
Escape—{R}{R}, Exile eight other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)
Ox of Agonas escapes with a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Storm Herald

Color Identity:R

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Haste
When Storm Herald enters the battlefield, return any number of Aura cards from your graveyard to the battlefield attached to creatures you control. Exile those Auras at the beginning of your next end step. If those Auras would leave the battlefield, exile them instead of putting them anywhere else.

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Thrill of Possibility

Color Identity:R

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card.
Draw two cards.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Rhythm of the Wild

Color Identity:G,R

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Creature spells you control can't be countered.
Nontoken creatures you control have riot. (They enter the battlefield with your choice of a +1/+1 counter or haste.)

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The Binding of the Titans

Color Identity:G

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(As this Saga enters and after your draw step, add a lore counter. Sacrifice after III.)
I — Each player mills three cards.
II — Exile up to two target cards from graveyards. For each creature card exiled this way, you gain 1 life.
III — Return target creature or land card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Rugged Highlands

Color Identity:G,R

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Rugged Highlands enters the battlefield tapped.
When Rugged Highlands enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Merchant of the Vale // Haggle

Color Identity:R

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Paradise Druid

Color Identity:G

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Paradise Druid has hexproof as long as it's untapped.(It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Cathartic Reunion

Color Identity:R

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard two cards.
Draw three cards.

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Setessan Training

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.02

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Enchant creature you control
When Setessan Training enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+0 and has trample. (It can deal excess combat damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.)

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Colossification

Color Identity:G

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Enchant creature
When Colossification enters the battlefield, tap enchanted creature.
Enchanted creature gets +20/+20.

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Footfall Crater

Color Identity:R

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Enchant land
Enchanted land has "{T}: Target creature gains trample and haste until end of turn."
Cycling {1} ({1}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)
As Stomping Ground enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Fling

Color Identity:R

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Fling deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to any target.

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I built this as a nice fun way to take on the Standard best-of-one format. The idea is to discard a Colossification into your graveyard early on, and use Storm Herald to return it to the battlefield for free! The rest of your deck consists of ways to get cards into your graveyard or give your creatures trample or haste. We also have four copies of Fling just to make sure you're able to get enough damage through. 

The way I've built this deck is fairly combo-centric, but you can add as many threats as you like to make it a Gruul midrange strategy. 

Here's the wildcard break down of the main board:

Here are some of the additions you can make if you wish to spend more wildcards:

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The takeaway from all of this is that being on a (wildcard) budget doesn't mean you can't have a lot of fun and compete with everyone else on Magic: The Gathering Arena. Hopefully these decks give you the tools to play Standard and experiment with more commons and uncommons. 

Stay safe, and have fun!