Standard has finally rotated! If you're looking for a budget-friendly Magic deck you can jam for the next 12 months, you've come to the right place. Here are seven decks that will let you be competitive on the MTG Arena ladder without having to spend months grinding for wildcards.

#1: Gruul Aggro

This is the most budget friendly deck I'm talking about today. If you want a competitive deck without using a single rare wildcard, this is as good as you are going to get. Aggressive Gruul players who like landfall triggers? This deck is for you.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Gruul Aggro by Seth Manfield

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Standard

Market Price: $6.77

Cards

Targ Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.05

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Pack tactics — Whenever Targ Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll attacks, if you attacked with creatures with total power 6 or greater this combat, attacking creatures get +1/+0 until end of turn.
{2}{R}{G}: Double Targ Nar's power and toughness until end of turn.

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Gnoll Hunter

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.01

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Pack tactics — Whenever Gnoll Hunter attacks, if you attacked with creatures with total power 6 or greater this combat, put a +1/+1 counter on Gnoll Hunter.

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Goblin Javelineer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Haste
Whenever Goblin Javelineer becomes blocked, it deals 1 damage to target creature blocking it.

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Play with Fire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.42

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Play with Fire deals 2 damage to any target. If a player is dealt damage this way, 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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Evolving Wilds

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{T}, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Hobgoblin Captain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.01

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Pack tactics — Whenever Hobgoblin Captain attacks, if you attacked with creatures with total power 6 or greater this combat, Hobgoblin Captain gains first strike until end of turn.

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Lunar Frenzy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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Target creature you control gets +X/+0 and gains first strike and trample until end of turn.

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Akoum Hellhound

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.02

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Akoum Hellhound gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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Brushfire Elemental

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.09

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Haste
Brushfire Elemental can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Brushfire Elemental gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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Fireblade Charger

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.23

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As long as Fireblade Charger is equipped, it has haste.
When Fireblade Charger dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target.

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Battle Cry Goblin

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.56

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{1}{R}: Goblins you control get +1/+0 and gain haste until end of turn.
Pack tactics — Whenever Battle Cry Goblin attacks, if you attacked with creatures with total power 6 or greater this combat, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token that's tapped and attacking.

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Wildcards

Beat them down! This deck hits very hard, and very fast. It's that simple. You can essentially wrap up games by turn four considering how inexpensive these creatures are. You really want to be assembling 6 power worth of creatures, and Lunar Frenzy is a great way to force damage through.

Don't be fooled by this deck! Just because there aren't rares in it doesn't mean it isn't good. In fact, it is a really explosive deck. If you wanted to use some rare wildcards I would start with upgrading the manabase, so that your draws are a bit more consistent, but I wouldn't cut Evolving Wilds. It's very nice alongside Akoum Hellhound and Brushfire Elemental.

#2: Mono-White Aggro

This next deck is a bit more of an investment, but it's extremely competitive. Dropping down some cheap white creatures early and beating down quickly is a strategy that has always worked well.

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Standard

Market Price: $66.97

Cards

Usher of the Fallen

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.22

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Boast — {1}{W}: Create a 1/1 white Human Warrior creature token. (Activate only if this creature attacked this turn and only once each turn.)

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Elite Spellbinder

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.04

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Flying
When Elite Spellbinder enters the battlefield, look at target opponent's hand. You may exile a nonland card from it. For as long as that card remains exiled, its owner may play it. A spell cast this way costs {2} more to cast.

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Portable Hole

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.12

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When Portable Hole enters the battlefield, exile target nonland permanent an opponent controls with mana value 2 or less until Portable Hole leaves the battlefield.

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Monk of the Open Hand

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.20

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Flurry of Blows — Whenever you cast your second spell each turn, put a +1/+1 counter on Monk of the Open Hand.

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Maul of the Skyclaves

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.27

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When Maul of the Skyclaves enters the battlefield, attach it to target creature you control.
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has flying and first strike.
Equip {2}{W}{W}

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Luminarch Aspirant

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $5.22

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

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Faceless Haven

Market Price: $4.14

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{T}: Add {C}.
{S}{S}{S}: Faceless Haven becomes a 4/3 creature with vigilance and all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land. ({S} can be paid with one mana from a snow source.)

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Codespell Cleric

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.01

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Vigilance
When Codespell Cleric enters the battlefield, if it was the second spell you cast this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Clarion Spirit

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.36

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Whenever you cast your second spell each turn, create a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying.

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Battlefield Raptor

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.10

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Flying, first strike

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Gavony Dawnguard

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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Ward {1}
If it's neither day nor night, it becomes day as Gavony Dawnguard enters the battlefield.
Whenever day becomes night or night becomes day, look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a creature card with mana value 3 or less from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Snow-Covered Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.25

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Wildcards

The goal here is to start on a one-drop and follow it up with two more one-drops on turn two. That's going to allow you to convert cards like Codespell Cleric and Monk of the Open Hand into 2 power threats essentially. You can alternatively play a one-drop creature into a Clarion Spirit or Luminarch Aspirant, and that's also not a bad way to start. This deck puts on a lot of pressure early in the game, while not having much of a late game. You need to win fast.

Gavony Dawnguard 

Turn three is where you get your top end with Elite Spellbinder, Gavony Dawnguard, and Maul of the Skyclaves. Gavony Dawnguard isn't a card you always see in this deck, but it is going to find you a creature most of the time if it does become night. As far as wildcards this is at the top end of the decks I talk about today, with 14 rare wildcards.

Don't want to use 14 rare wildcards? You don't need to craft four copies of Faceless Haven. Want to spend a bit more? Consider swapping Gavony Dawnguard out for a card like Skyclave Apparition or Adeline, Resplendent Cathar. As-is, this list is very close to the popular versions of White Aggro that are doing well on the ladder. This is one of the more budget friendly decks that is also one of the top five decks in Standard at the moment.

#3: Mono-Blue Delver

There are two budget-friendly strategies that revolve around Delver of Secrets, the first being straight-up Mono-Blue Delver. From a wildcard perspective monocolored decks are typically easier to build because you don't need to burn many wildcards on your manabase. Here it also turns out the best instants are commons and uncommons, so it works out nicely.

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Standard

Market Price: $26.94

Cards

Expanded Anatomy

Market Price: $0.01

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Put two +1/+1 counters on target creature. It gains vigilance until end of turn.

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Fading Hope

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.22

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Return target creature to its owner's hand. If its mana value was 3 or less, 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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Disdainful Stroke

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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Counter target spell with mana value 4 or greater.

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Negate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Counter target noncreature spell.

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Jwari Disruption

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.25

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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Environmental Sciences

Market Price: $0.11

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Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. You gain 2 life.

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Consider

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.83

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Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card into your graveyard.
Draw a card.

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Suspicious Stowaway

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $1.99

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Suspicious Stowaway can't be blocked.
Whenever Suspicious Stowaway deals combat damage to a player, draw a card, then discard a card.
Daybound (If a player casts no spells during their own turn, it becomes night next turn.)

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Elemental Summoning

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.01

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Create a 4/4 blue and red Elemental creature token.

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Divide by Zero

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.31

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Return target spell or permanent with mana value 1 or greater to its owner's hand.
Learn. (You may reveal a Lesson card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand, or discard a card to draw a card.)

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Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.82

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Whenever a creature you control becomes blocked, you may return it to its owner's hand.
Whenever one or more creatures you control deal combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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Into the Roil

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.07

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Kicker {1}{U} (You may pay an additional {1}{U} as you cast this spell.)
Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If this spell was kicked, draw a card.

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Teachings of the Archaics

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.19

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If an opponent has more cards in hand than you, draw two cards. Draw three cards instead if an opponent has at least four more cards in hand than you.

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Silundi Vision

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.39

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Look at the top six cards of your library. You may reveal an instant or sorcery card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Yuan-Ti Malison

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.22

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Yuan-Ti Malison can't be blocked as long as it's attacking alone.
Whenever Yuan-Ti Malison deals combat damage to a player, venture into the dungeon. (Enter the first room or advance to the next room.)

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Delver of Secrets

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.45

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At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may reveal that card. If an instant or sorcery card is revealed this way, transform Delver of Secrets.

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Wildcards

As you can see, I have included a sideboard here consisting of five cards. Divide by Zero has learn, so Lessons are necessary. You can also add two more Lessons to make it fully ready to go for best-of-one play, or even fully finish it out for best-of-three.

This is very much a tempo deck. The goal is to drop a threat or two, and then protect them with your counterspells, while using bounce effects to keep the opponent from putting too much pressure on your life total. You can refuel and draw some extra cards with Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar or Suspicious Stowaway which helps ensure you don't run out of gas. There are only 17 basic lands because by playing Silundi Vision and Jwari Disruption you can run lands that also increase the likelihood of your Delver flipping. I have run into this deck and lost to it a couple times on the ladder, it's the real deal.

This deck comes in at 12 rare wildcards. If you were looking to cut one, the first one I would probably do without is the Teachings of the Archaics in the sideboard. Want to try to upgrade the deck a bit? Spectral Adversary would be a nice addition to the creature base as a flying flash threat, and Mascot Exhibition could be worth a sideboard spot, to add to your Lesson package you can find off Divide by Zero.

#4: Izzet Delver

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Izzet Delver by Seth Manfield

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Standard

Market Price: $60.80

Cards

Magmatic Channeler

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.48

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As long as there are four or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, Magmatic Channeler gets +3/+1.
{T}, Discard a card: Exile the top two cards of your library, then choose one of them. You may play that card this turn.

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Consider

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.83

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Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card into your graveyard.
Draw a card.

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Ascendant Spirit

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.23

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{S}{S}: Ascendant Spirit becomes a Spirit Warrior with base power and toughness 2/3.
{S}{S}{S}: If Ascendant Spirit is a Warrior, put a flying counter on it and it becomes a Spirit Warrior Angel with base power and toughness 4/4.
{S}{S}{S}{S}: If Ascendant Spirit is an Angel, put two +1/+1 counters on it and it gains "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, draw a card."

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Frost Bite

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Frost Bite deals 2 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If you control three or more snow permanents, it deals 3 damage instead.

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Saw It Coming

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.88

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Counter target spell.
Foretell {1}{U} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Snow-Covered Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.53

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Expressive Iteration

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $5.78

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Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand, put one of them on the bottom of your library, and exile one of them. You may play the exiled card this turn.

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Thermo-Alchemist

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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Defender
{T}: Thermo-Alchemist deals 1 damage to each opponent.
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, untap Thermo-Alchemist.

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Snow-Covered Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.12

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Behold the Multiverse

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.13

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Scry 2, then draw two cards.
Foretell {1}{U} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Faceless Haven

Market Price: $4.14

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{T}: Add {C}.
{S}{S}{S}: Faceless Haven becomes a 4/3 creature with vigilance and all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land. ({S} can be paid with one mana from a snow source.)

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Play with Fire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.42

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Play with Fire deals 2 damage to any target. If a player is dealt damage this way, 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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Delver of Secrets

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.45

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At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may reveal that card. If an instant or sorcery card is revealed this way, transform Delver of Secrets.

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Volatile Fjord

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $0.26

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)
Volatile Fjord enters the battlefield tapped.

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Wildcards

This version is a bit more typical as far as Delver decks are concerned. Expressive Iteration is such a strong card that it makes playing red pretty enticing. Also, you get to play multiple cheap red removal spells, so this is going to be a better deck in terms of interacting with early creatures the opponent might play.

Thermo-Alchemist puts serious pressure on your opponent, and allows you to have a way to burn the opponent out of the game without actually attacking. Magmatic Channeler helps with the plan of churning through your deck and continuously having plays to make. It also isn't difficult to fill up the graveyard with four instants or sorceries to make Channeler a more formidable threat. There is also a snow package, which allows the deck to play Ascendant Spirit.

If you wanted to make it a clean eight wildcards, Faceless Haven would be an easy cut, or you could even move in a different direction by taking out Ascendant Spirit. This deck is naturally very budget friendly. If you did want to burn some more wildcards on it though, I would probably want some copies of Riverglide Pathway to make the mana a bit better.

#5: Simic Ramp

Fair warning, this deck is going to require mythic wildcards, so there are definitely more budget friendly options here. This is a take on Simic Ramp that allows you to make all the awesome plays you typically see in a tier 1 Standard deck, with a few different card choices.

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Standard

Market Price: $74.36

Cards

Snow-Covered Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.12

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Vastwood Surge

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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Kicker {4} (You may pay an additional {4} as you cast this spell.)
Search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. If this spell was kicked, put two +1/+1 counters on each creature you control.

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Rimewood Falls

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.45

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)
Rimewood Falls enters the battlefield tapped.

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Glimpse the Cosmos

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.06

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Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
As long as you control a Giant, you may cast Glimpse the Cosmos from your graveyard by paying {U} rather than paying its mana cost. If you cast Glimpse the Cosmos this way and it would be put into your graveyard, exile it instead.

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Blizzard Brawl

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.23

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Choose target creature you control and target creature you don't control. If you control three or more snow permanents, the creature you control gets +1/+0 and gains indestructible until end of turn. Then those creatures fight each other. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

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Cyclone Summoner

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.18

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When Cyclone Summoner enters the battlefield, if you cast it from your hand, return all permanents to their owners' hands except for Giants, Wizards, and lands.

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Snow-Covered Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.80

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.38

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Alrund's Epiphany

Color Identity:U

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Create two 1/1 blue Bird creature tokens with flying. Take an extra turn after this one. Exile Alrund's Epiphany.
Foretell {4}{U}{U} (During your turn, you may pay {2} and exile this card from your hand face down. Cast it on a later turn for its foretell cost.)

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Quandrix Cultivator

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.08

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When Quandrix Cultivator enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Prosperous Innkeeper

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.75

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When Prosperous Innkeeper enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")
Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

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Rootcoil Creeper

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $0.03

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{T}: Add one mana of any color.
{T}: Add two mana of any one color. Spend this mana only to cast spells from your graveyard.
{G}{U}, {T}, Exile Rootcoil Creeper: Return target card with flashback you own from exile to your hand.

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Wildcards

Here is a classic ramp deck: a ton of ways to accelerate and some big top-end payoffs. In terms of acceleration there is a ton of redundancy. However, some of the ramp also can provide additional effects later in games. Take a card like Vastwood Surge, that becomes more powerful once you get to kick it, but which is still great early in the game too. The late game of this deck involves bouncing almost everything with Cyclone Summoner and taking extra turns with Alrund's Epiphany. Glimpse the Cosmos is a great card draw effect you can rebuy later once a Cyclone Summoner is in play.

If you are going to use mythic wildcards, Alrund's Epiphany is a card that can go in a ton of different decks, so you should get good value out of it. This does require a lot of uncommon wildcards, though I generally find that having enough uncommon wildcards isn't too big of an issue, especially as you will often open some of these cards in booster packs.

#6: Rakdos Treasures

Want to make a ton of Treasures? This is definitely the deck to be playing! Even though the deck is pretty budget friendly it has the capability to beat up on some of the top decks in the format.

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Standard

Market Price: $96.99

Cards

Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Environmental Sciences

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Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle. You gain 2 life.

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Pest Summoning

Color Identity:B,G

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Create two 1/1 black and green Pest creature tokens with "When this creature dies, you gain 1 life."

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Deadly Dispute

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.74

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice an artifact or creature.
Draw two cards and create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Infernal Grasp

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature. You lose 2 life.

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Hunt for Specimens

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.02

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Create a 1/1 black and green Pest creature token with "When this creature dies, you gain 1 life."
Learn. (You may reveal a Lesson card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand, or discard a card to draw a card.)

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Kalain, Reclusive Painter

Color Identity:B,R

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When Kalain, Reclusive Painter enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")
Other creatures you control enter the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on them for each mana from a Treasure spent to cast them.

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Dragon's Fire

Color Identity:R

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand or choose a Dragon you control.
Dragon's Fire deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker. If you revealed a Dragon card or chose a Dragon as you cast this spell, Dragon's Fire deals damage equal to the power of that card or creature instead.

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Goldspan Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $31.58

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Flying, haste
Whenever Goldspan Dragon attacks or becomes the target of a spell, create a Treasure token.
Treasures you control have "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add two mana of any one color."

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Eyetwitch

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.31

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Flying
When Eyetwitch dies, learn. (You may reveal a Lesson card you own from outside the game and put it into your hand, or discard a card to draw a card.)

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Shambling Ghast

Color Identity:B

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When Shambling Ghast dies, choose one —
• Brave the Stench — Target creature an opponent controls gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
• Search the Body — Create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Skullport Merchant

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.32

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When Skullport Merchant enters the battlefield, create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")
{1}{B}, Sacrifice another creature or a Treasure: Draw a card.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Sulfurous Mire

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.28

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
Sulfurous Mire enters the battlefield tapped.

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Immersturm Predator

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.88

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Flying
Whenever Immersturm Predator becomes tapped, exile up to one target card from a graveyard and put a +1/+1 counter on Immersturm Predator.
Sacrifice another creature: Immersturm Predator gains indestructible until end of turn. Tap it.

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Mascot Exhibition

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Create a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying, a 3/2 red and white Spirit creature token, and a 4/4 blue and red Elemental creature token.

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Necrotic Fumes

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.05

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, exile a creature you control.
Exile target creature or planeswalker.

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Wildcards

The deck has multiple cards with learn, so you want to have access to good Lessons in the sideboard. This is why playing the single copy of Mascot Exhibition is important. The deck makes a ton of tokens and floods the board with creatures, making it really tough for other aggro decks to attack you. Then at the top end Immersturm Predator is really tough to effectively deal with, especially once you have creatures to sacrifice to it in order to give it indestructibility.

The deck does use three mythic wildcards, but again these are cards that will find homes in other decks, so this wouldn't be a bad spot to use them. Goldspan Dragon fits with the Treasure theme quite nicely, and I could see the number of copies being anywhere between zero and four depending on your mythic wildcard situation. If you wanted to spend some wildcards on the manabase, that would be a way to make some easy upgrades.

#7: Dimir Zombies

The last deck is based around a tribe! Innistrad: Midnight Hunt provided a number of new Zombies. While I don't think Zombies are quite good enough to be a tier 1 Standard deck, the tribe is definitely powerful, and has a lot of great synergies you can take advantage of here.

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Standard

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Cards

Ice Tunnel

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.88

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
Ice Tunnel enters the battlefield tapped.

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Power Word Kill

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.29

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Destroy target non-Angel, non-Demon, non-Devil, non-Dragon creature.

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Champion of the Perished

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.82

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Whenever another Zombie enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Champion of the Perished.

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Organ Hoarder

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.01

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When Organ Hoarder enters the battlefield, look at the top three cards of your library, then put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

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Falcon Abomination

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.01

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Flying
When Falcon Abomination enters the battlefield, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token with decayed. (It can't block. When it attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat.)

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Snow-Covered Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.12

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Snow-Covered Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.08

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Narfi, Betrayer King

Color Identity:B,U

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Other snow and Zombie creatures you control get +1/+1.
{S}{S}{S}: Return Narfi, Betrayer King from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped. ({S} can be paid with one mana from a snow source.)

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Shambling Ghast

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.48

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When Shambling Ghast dies, choose one —
• Brave the Stench — Target creature an opponent controls gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
• Search the Body — Create a Treasure token. (It's an artifact with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color.")

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Death-Priest of Myrkul

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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Skeletons, Vampires, and Zombies you control get +1/+1.
At the beginning of your end step, if a creature died this turn, you may pay {1}. If you do, create a 1/1 black Skeleton creature token.

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Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.08

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At the beginning of your end step, if you control no creatures with decayed, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token with decayed. (It can't block. When it attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat.)

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Infernal Grasp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.26

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Destroy target creature. You lose 2 life.

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Bladestitched Skaab

Color Identity:B,U

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Other Zombies you control get +1/+0.

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Wildcards

There are multiple Zombie lord effects in Standard, so pumping up smaller Zombies becomes the name of the game. Creating two Zombies in one card with something like Falcon Abomination is exactly what this deck wants. You always want to have ways to create more Zombies, which is why Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia does such good work in the deck. If you can start by getting a Champion of the Perished out early things can snowball quite quickly.

Once again, you could change the manabase a bit with some additional rare wildcards. This is going to be a trend with any deck that is more than one color. This is a reason to maybe lean back toward monocolored decks or be happy with a two-color manabase of primarily basic lands.