Goblin Charbelcher decks used to be among the most gimmicky in all of Magic. The artifact activates for a one-shot kill if you play zero lands in your deck, which required taking extreme routes to find alternative mana sources. Everything changed with Zendikar Rising's modal double-faced cards (MDFCs) that count as spells, but can be played as lands.

Previously only possible in Legacy, MDFCs brought the strategy to Modern where it became so threatening it helped drive the ban of Simian Spirit Guide. Without their most broken mana source, Belcher decks were knocked down from the top of the competitive metagame, but it still exists as a very threatening strategy. It's also a perfect one to build on a budget.

Here's a list with all the power and ability of the strategy, but without any unnecessary expenses.

Basic Budget Belcher

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Basic Budget Belcher by Adam Yurchick

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Modern

Market Price: $130.48

Cards

Infernal Plunge

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Akoum Warrior

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Trample

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Khalni Ambush

Color Identity:G

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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.)

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Bala Ged Recovery

Color Identity:G

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Nature's Claim

Color Identity:G

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Its controller gains 4 life.

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Manamorphose

Color Identity:G,R

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Add two mana in any combination of colors.
Draw a card.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Pyretic Ritual

Color Identity:R

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Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Gruul Signet

Color Identity:G,R

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{1}, {T}: Add {R}{G}.

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Goblin Charbelcher

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{3}, {T}: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to any target. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Recross the Paths

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.79

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Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Put that card onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. Clash with an opponent. If you win, return Recross the Paths to its owner's hand. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of their library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if their card had a higher mana value.)

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Tangled Florahedron

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.38

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{T}: Add {G}.

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Spikefield Hazard

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Spikefield Hazard deals 1 damage to any target. If a permanent dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Kazuul's Fury

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.25

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

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Guttural Response

Color Identity:G,R

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Counter target blue instant spell.

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Desperate Ritual

Color Identity:R

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Add {R}{R}{R}.
Splice onto Arcane {1}{R} (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Talisman of Impulse

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $1.40

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}. Talisman of Impulse deals 1 damage to you.

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Irencrag Feat

Color Identity:R

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Add seven {R}. You can cast only one more spell this turn.

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Ornithopter

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Flying

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Reforge the Soul

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $11.15

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Each player discards their hand, then draws seven cards.
Miracle {1}{R} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)

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Song-Mad Treachery

Color Identity:R

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Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn.

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.73

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If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Pact of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.61

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Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {3}{U}{U}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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At its basic level, the deck is quite simple. Use the mana acceleration to get Goblin Charbelcher into play, aim it at the opponent, and deal them 40 or so damage for a clean kill. It's essentially a one-card combo, and it gives this deck the ability to beat anything.

Building an entire deck around just one specific card requires ways to find it, and this deck does that with another card made broken by playing zero lands. Recross the Paths will never yield a land, but after missing, it lets you stack the entire library in the order of your choice. Whether it's just tutoring for a Goblin Charbelcher, or setting up more complex sequences like a super-Doomsday, Recross the Paths will win the game if it's at all possible.

The deck makes the most of Recross the Paths with Reforge the Soul, which can be set on top to get cast for its miracle cost. Wheel of Fortune is a Vintage-power level card, and when you can pick the seven cards, it perfectly sets up a kill. Part of this package is Infernal Plunge and Ornithopter—a strange sight for sure—but one that lets the deck start a chain of rituals with just one mana. The banning of Simian Spirit Guide was a blow to the deck's functionality after setting up Reforge the Soul since it could previously win with no extra mana available, but this build-your-own Dark Ritual recaptures some of that speed.

Beyond that, the deck is loaded with mana acceleration, mostly ritual effects. An excellent enabler here is Irencrag Feat—its seven mana is exactly enough to both play and activate Goblin Charbelcher.

The other rituals are Modern staples, and while Manamorphose and Pyretic Ritual aren't cheap, they're the kind of cards worth picking up if you don't already have them. Along with Lightning Bolt in the sideboard, a good chunk of the deck's value is in these premier commons and uncommons. They're used in many other budget builds, like Red Blitz:

and Gifts Storm:

so they're a great investment toward building a diverse set of decks.

Bala Ged Recover

The Belcher deck has little in terms of utility and flexibility in its cards, but the MDFCs add various functionalities. Bala Ged Recovery is great in a combo deck—best for getting back countered or discarded cards. Spikefield Hazard as a removal spell, and also finds plenty of targets.

By increasing the budget, the lands can be further improved with some powerful MDFCs.

Built-Up Budget Belcher

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Built-Up Budget Belcher by Adam Yurchick

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Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $184.75

Cards

Pyretic Ritual

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.42

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Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Recross the Paths

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.79

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Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Put that card onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. Clash with an opponent. If you win, return Recross the Paths to its owner's hand. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of their library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if their card had a higher mana value.)

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.73

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If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Spikefield Hazard

Color Identity:R

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Spikefield Hazard deals 1 damage to any target. If a permanent dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Guttural Response

Color Identity:G,R

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Counter target blue instant spell.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Gruul Signet

Color Identity:G,R

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{1}, {T}: Add {R}{G}.

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Infernal Plunge

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Valakut Awakening

Color Identity:R

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Put any number of cards from your hand on the bottom of your library, then draw that many cards plus one.

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Akoum Warrior

Color Identity:R

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Trample

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Turntimber Symbiosis

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.47

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Look at the top seven cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. If that card has mana value 3 or less, it enters with three additional +1/+1 counters on it. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Talisman of Impulse

Color Identity:G,R

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}. Talisman of Impulse deals 1 damage to you.

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Ornithopter

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Flying

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Bala Ged Recovery

Color Identity:G

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Desperate Ritual

Color Identity:R

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Add {R}{R}{R}.
Splice onto Arcane {1}{R} (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Manamorphose

Color Identity:G,R

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Add two mana in any combination of colors.
Draw a card.

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Pact of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.61

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Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {3}{U}{U}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Goblin Charbelcher

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{3}, {T}: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to any target. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Irencrag Feat

Color Identity:R

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Add seven {R}. You can cast only one more spell this turn.

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Reforge the Soul

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $11.15

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Each player discards their hand, then draws seven cards.
Miracle {1}{R} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)

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Emeria's Call

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.01

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Create two 4/4 white Angel Warrior creature tokens with flying. Non-Angel creatures you control gain indestructible until your next turn.

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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.55

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Shatterskull Smashing deals X damage divided as you choose among up to two target creatures and/or planeswalkers. If X is 6 or more, Shatterskull Smashing deals twice X damage divided as you choose among them instead.

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Nature's Claim

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.78

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Its controller gains 4 life.

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Upgrade List

The most powerful MDFC for the strategy is Valakut Awakening, which acts as a card filtering tool. It's a real asset for a deck that needs to dig for specific cards and runs the risk of having excess of others, and is a high priority when upgrading the deck.

Building on a bigger budget also opens up the mythic rare MDFCs, which have the advantage of entering play untapped. That can be a big deal in a combo deck hungry for mana, and where one can be the difference between winning now or dying next turn. Shatterskull Smashing also acts as a powerful removal spell, making it much better than the other red options that are mostly useless. With rituals to power it, it can take down multiple creatures, and gives this deck an important tool.

The other mythic rare MDFCs aren't so useful, but entering play untapped means they're still very much worth having. Turntimber Symbiosis is an awfully expensive, but very valuable Forest. Emeria's Call is a bargain for untapped colorless mana, and while Agadeem's Awakening works too, if you truly have no budget, Sea Gate Restoration is the superior option. In theory, two Manamorphose could cast the powerful card draw spell, so give yourself the opportunity if you can. Either are ultimately better than tapped red or green mana in a deck where color isn't a real issue.

If you have access to Veil of Summer, it's going to be better than Guttural Response, but ultimately this spot is best used for the nuclear option against control—Defense Grid.

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

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Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $317.39

Cards

Infernal Plunge

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Ornithopter

Market Price: $0.29

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Flying

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Spikefield Hazard

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Spikefield Hazard deals 1 damage to any target. If a permanent dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Pact of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $11.61

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Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {3}{U}{U}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Desperate Ritual

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.95

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Add {R}{R}{R}.
Splice onto Arcane {1}{R} (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Pyretic Ritual

Color Identity:R

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Add {R}{R}{R}.

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Recross the Paths

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.79

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Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Put that card onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. Clash with an opponent. If you win, return Recross the Paths to its owner's hand. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of their library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if their card had a higher mana value.)

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Valakut Awakening

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $6.69

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Put any number of cards from your hand on the bottom of your library, then draw that many cards plus one.

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Bala Ged Recovery

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.82

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Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Sea Gate Restoration

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $10.87

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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your hand plus one. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.55

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Shatterskull Smashing deals X damage divided as you choose among up to two target creatures and/or planeswalkers. If X is 6 or more, Shatterskull Smashing deals twice X damage divided as you choose among them instead.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.57

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Leyline of Sanctity

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.73

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If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
You have hexproof. (You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Reforge the Soul

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $11.15

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Each player discards their hand, then draws seven cards.
Miracle {1}{R} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)

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Akoum Warrior

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Trample

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Turntimber Symbiosis

Color Identity:G

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Look at the top seven cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. If that card has mana value 3 or less, it enters with three additional +1/+1 counters on it. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Nature's Claim

Color Identity:G

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Its controller gains 4 life.

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Manamorphose

Color Identity:G,R

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Add two mana in any combination of colors.
Draw a card.

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Defense Grid

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Each spell costs {3} more to cast except during its controller's turn.

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Talisman of Impulse

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}. Talisman of Impulse deals 1 damage to you.

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Irencrag Feat

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Add seven {R}. You can cast only one more spell this turn.

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Blood Moon

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Goblin Charbelcher

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{3}, {T}: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to any target. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Upgrade List

Maindeck

Sideboard

Lighting Bolt

In a build without budget concern (like this list by the deck's main developer on MTGO, Sodeq) Defense Grid adds a Vintage-powered hoser against counterspells. Joining Leyline of Sanctity to stop discard, it completes the deck's 360 degree protection against the primary disruption opponents will have for Goblin Charbelcher. Nature's Claim covers cards like Pithing Needle or Leyline of Sanctity. Lighting Bolt deals with other problems, like Meddling Mage or Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

The other major addition to this final no-budget build is Blood Moon. Rituals help accelerate it into play, and while the deck no longer has Simian Spirit Guide to get it down on turn one, it's still a crushing blow on turn two against many opponents. In some sense, it's also useful for protecting Goblin Charbelcher, because cutting off their mana may potentially cut off some of their countermeasures. I'd recommend adding as many Blood Moon as possible, as soon as you can. If Blood Moon is more appealing than speed, it could certainly be the first upgrade before improving the MDFCs.

Betting on Belcher

With an entire deck built to find and maximize one specific card, this Goblin Charbelcher strategy really only does one thing, and it does it very well. Its single-minded focus adds up to a deck with the potential for incredible speed and power, with the ability to win as early as turn two. Things like stacking the entire deck, or dealing 50 damage in one shot, are things few other decks can do. But it's all in the typical game for this one. Belching makes for one of the most fun and broken experiences in Magic.