There are few things in Magic that feel as bad as getting your lands destroyed—and today's deck doesn't let the opponent have any fun. It backs up a classic red mana denial plan, which includes literal Stone Rain, with white "prison"-style cards that further tax mana. The result is a unique Boros control deck that's well-positioned in today's metagame.

Budget Boros Prison

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Budget Boros Prison by Adam Yurchick

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

Created By: Adam Yurchick

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $143.76

Cards

Goblin Dark-Dwellers

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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Menace
When Goblin Dark-Dwellers enters the battlefield, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Battlefield Forge

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.04

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}. Battlefield Forge deals 1 damage to you.

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Molten Rain

Color Identity:R

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Destroy target land. If that land was nonbasic, Molten Rain deals 2 damage to the land's controller.

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Deafening Clarion

Color Identity:R,W

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Choose one or both —
• Deafening Clarion deals 3 damage to each creature.
• Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Cascading Cataracts

Market Price: $4.28

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Indestructible
{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}: Add five mana in any combination of colors.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Needleverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Flagstones of Trokair

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Add {W}.
When Flagstones of Trokair is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Tormenting Voice

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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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Stormbreath Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.77

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Flying, haste, protection from white
{5}{R}{R}: Monstrosity 3. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put three +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Stormbreath Dragon becomes monstrous, it deals damage to each opponent equal to the number of cards in that player's hand.

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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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Boom // Bust

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.60

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Wind-Scarred Crag

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.05

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Wind-Scarred Crag enters the battlefield tapped.
When Wind-Scarred Crag enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Stone Rain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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Destroy target land.

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Inspiring Vantage

Color Identity:R,W

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Inspiring Vantage enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $18.18

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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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Suppression Field

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.44

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Activated abilities cost {2} more to activate unless they're mana abilities.

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Magus of the Tabernacle

Color Identity:W

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All creatures have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this creature unless you pay {1}."

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Mana Tithe

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.18

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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Oust

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.29

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Put target creature into its owner's library second from the top. Its controller gains 3 life.

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Tormod's Crypt

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile target player's graveyard.

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Pillage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.13

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Destroy target artifact or land. It can't be regenerated.

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Ghostly Prison

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.78

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Starting land destruction on turn three with cards like Stone Rain has always been a bit too slow in Modern, and historically has been most successful with the help of acceleration like Birds of Paradise and Llanowar Elves. An alternative way to start earlier is with Boom, which becomes a true two-mana Stone Rain when cast on Flagstones of Trokair or on the indestructible Cascading Cataracts.

Time Spiral Remastered, filled with reprints of Modern staples, was a boon to anyone building decks on a budget. One of the best bargains available is Flagstones of Trokair— previously almost $20, new copies are under $4. This discount makes Flagstones of Trokair synergy with Boom very accessible as the foundation to a deck, and makes this strategy very budget friendly.

The combo only requires a Sacred Foundry or two for Flagstones of Trokair to find. Relatively low-cost lands like Battlefield Forge and Inspiring Vantage can support it. There's no need for fetchlands, even in an unlimited-budget built. The actual action spells are all quite cheap, and everything comes together for around only $30 for the maindeck.

The land destruction, which at 16 copies makes up almost half of the spell slots, helps to enable cards that put a further strain on the opponent's mana.

Sometimes Suppression Field acts as another land destruction spell by stopping fetchlands, completely wrecking those relying on them. Its ability to shut down all sorts of things going on in Modern makes it a valuable hoser as part of the prison plan. It's notable for stopping Walking Ballista or Spike Feeder from going off in Heliod combo decks—the most popular in Modern.

Ghostly Prison and Magus of the Tabernacle punish any decks playing with creatures, which after the bans crushing control and combo decks, are now the most popular in the field. Removal with Lightning Bolt and Oust play back at them further, and are important for stopping mana creatures or any threat that gets down before the mana denial gets going.

Mana Tithe also makes an appearance here, giving the white deck a dose of blue permission effective against anyone and anything, and bringing the deck's pain factor to the maximum. A true blowout against unsuspecting opponents, the mana denial ensures that even those who know about it will have no option to play around it.

Filled almost entirely with disruption, the plan of the deck is to completely and utterly lock the opponent down under mana denial. From there, winning is mostly an afterthought with Goblin Dark-Dwellers as the main win-condition. Even then it's primarily just another spell, either casting removal or another piece of land destruction.

*Before the rules changed a few years ago Goblin Dark-Dwellers could cast the Boom side of Boom as a free Armageddon, but keep in mind it doesn't work like that anymore.*

Still, simply casting Boom for six-mana is a part of the deck's plan for total lockdown. Combined with Ghostly Prison or Magus of the Tabernacle, it'll essentially kill all the opponent's creatures too.

Built-Up Budget Boros Prison

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

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

Created By: Adam Yurchick

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $229.40

Cards

Battlefield Forge

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.04

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}. Battlefield Forge deals 1 damage to you.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $18.18

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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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Suppression Field

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.44

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Activated abilities cost {2} more to activate unless they're mana abilities.

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Magus of the Tabernacle

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.52

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All creatures have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this creature unless you pay {1}."

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Boil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.52

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Destroy all Islands.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.53

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Boom // Bust

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.60

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Stone Rain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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Destroy target land.

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Needleverge Pathway

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $4.21

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Valakut Awakening

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.15

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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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Molten Rain

Color Identity:R

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Destroy target land. If that land was nonbasic, Molten Rain deals 2 damage to the land's controller.

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Stormbreath Dragon

Color Identity:R

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Flying, haste, protection from white
{5}{R}{R}: Monstrosity 3. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put three +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Stormbreath Dragon becomes monstrous, it deals damage to each opponent equal to the number of cards in that player's hand.

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Goblin Dark-Dwellers

Color Identity:R

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Menace
When Goblin Dark-Dwellers enters the battlefield, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Pillage

Color Identity:R

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Destroy target artifact or land. It can't be regenerated.

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Flagstones of Trokair

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Add {W}.
When Flagstones of Trokair is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Damping Sphere

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If a land is tapped for two or more mana, it produces {C} instead of any other type and amount.
Each spell a player casts costs {1} more to cast for each other spell that player has cast this turn.

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Oust

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.29

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Put target creature into its owner's library second from the top. Its controller gains 3 life.

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Cascading Cataracts

Market Price: $4.28

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Indestructible
{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}: Add five mana in any combination of colors.

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Ghostly Prison

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.78

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Inspiring Vantage

Color Identity:R,W

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Inspiring Vantage enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $5.02

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Mana Tithe

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.18

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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Deafening Clarion

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $0.24

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Choose one or both —
• Deafening Clarion deals 3 damage to each creature.
• Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $6.95

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Upgrade List

Maindeck
3 Sacred Foundry replace 2 Wind-Scarred Crag, 1 Needleverge Pathway
2 Valakut Awakening replace 1 Tormenting Voice, 1 Needleverge Pathway

Sideboard
3 Rest in Peace replace 3 Tormod's Crypt
2 Boil replace 1 Deafening Clarion, 1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Wrath of God replaces 1 Deafening Clarion

With the core of the Boros Prison deck being budget-friendly without even trying, there's not much more to spend to bring it toward its full power.

With a growing budget, I'd work towards the full playset of Sacred Foundry. Not only is it a reliable and strong dual land, it makes Flagstones of Trokair as consistent as possible to find, even late into the game through multiple copies. A Modern staple in all sorts of decks, I'd want to pick it up before more specialized cards.

Valakut Awakening is a great spell in a deck like this, with situational reactive cards that might be useless sometimes. This utility makes it very valuable here, but it's primarily a land that can be counted as such. The card has quietly been one of the best of Zendikar Rising's modal double-faced cards in Modern, and has crept up toward $5. It's not essential, but it's a nice quality-of-life improvement for the strategy at minimal cost.

This is also a great time to bolster the sideboard, which can upgrade some budget options into full-powered versions. Tormod's Crypt does the job, but Rest in Peace is the best graveyard hoser in Modern, and a must for most white decks. It feels like a bargain under $5.

Boil is a Stone Rain on steroids against any blue deck—a card capable of winning games by itself. I'd recommend picking up a couple of cheap played copies from any of its many printings ASAP.

Wrath of God just kills everything, more than damage-based sweepers, so it's a great catch-all for the sideboard against a format filled with big creatures like Tarmogoyf and Death's Shadow.

Unlimited Budget Boros Prison

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Boros Prison by ice_nine_

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

Created By: ice_nine_

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $359.55

Cards

Oust

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.29

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Put target creature into its owner's library second from the top. Its controller gains 3 life.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.53

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Boom // Bust

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.60

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Valakut Awakening

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.15

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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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Flagstones of Trokair

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.44

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{T}: Add {W}.
When Flagstones of Trokair is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Suppression Field

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.44

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Activated abilities cost {2} more to activate unless they're mana abilities.

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Boil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.52

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Destroy all Islands.

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Cascading Cataracts

Market Price: $4.28

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Indestructible
{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}: Add five mana in any combination of colors.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $6.95

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Magus of the Tabernacle

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.52

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All creatures have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this creature unless you pay {1}."

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Stormbreath Dragon

Color Identity:R

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Flying, haste, protection from white
{5}{R}{R}: Monstrosity 3. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put three +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Stormbreath Dragon becomes monstrous, it deals damage to each opponent equal to the number of cards in that player's hand.

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Trinisphere

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As long as Trinisphere is untapped, each spell that would cost less than three mana to cast costs three mana to cast. (Additional mana in the cost may be paid with any color of mana or colorless mana. For example, a spell that would cost {1}{B} to cast costs {2}{B} to cast instead.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Stone Rain

Color Identity:R

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Destroy target land.

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Battlefield Forge

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $1.04

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}. Battlefield Forge deals 1 damage to you.

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Molten Rain

Color Identity:R

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Destroy target land. If that land was nonbasic, Molten Rain deals 2 damage to the land's controller.

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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Gemstone Caverns

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If Gemstone Caverns is in your opening hand and you're not the starting player, you may begin the game with Gemstone Caverns on the battlefield with a luck counter on it. If you do, exile a card from your hand.
{T}: Add {C}. If Gemstone Caverns has a luck counter on it, instead add one mana of any color.

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Mana Tithe

Color Identity:W

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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Goblin Dark-Dwellers

Color Identity:R

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Menace
When Goblin Dark-Dwellers enters the battlefield, you may cast target instant or sorcery card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Sunbaked Canyon

Color Identity:R,W

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {R} or {W}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Sunbaked Canyon: Draw a card.

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Pillage

Color Identity:R

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Destroy target artifact or land. It can't be regenerated.

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Ghostly Prison

Color Identity:W

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Inspiring Vantage

Color Identity:R,W

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Inspiring Vantage enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

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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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Upgrade List

Maindeck
4 Sunbaked Canyon replace 2 Needleverge Pathway, 2 Battlefield Forge

Sideboard
2 Trinisphere replace 2 Damping Sphere
1 Gemstone Caverns replaces 1 Deafening Clarion

With no budget considerations, there's room to further improve the manabase and the sideboard. This list from ice_nine_ has had success on Magic Online and shows off the full capabilities of the strategy. It only costs around $300 without any budget considerations —less than a set of fetchlands or Cavern of Souls in other decks.

The deck is a perfect candidate for Sunbaked Canyon, which adds a nice dual land and source of card advantage for the late-game. It's a common theme in this series to add these Horizon Canopy-style lands as the budget grows, since they're non-essential for decks to function, but subtly improve them in a way no other cards can. It's especially good here, where it can be targeted by Boom, but then sacrificed in response.

The sideboard can be improved with some relatively expensive specialty cards that do a lot for the deck. They aren't going to be used in many other decks, but will be great whenever they are needed.

A high-dollar addition is Gemstone Caverns, which adds the potential for acceleration on games when you know you'll be on the draw. Drawing and playing it is a huge advantage for the land destruction plan, so it's a great inclusion. Had for under $25 for the Time Spiral Remastered reprint, it's now actually a bargain and a great time to buy compared to its previous price over $50.

Vintage and Legacy-playable Trinisphere is a devastating hoser against some opponents, but can be effective against a large number of opponents when combined with mana denial. It's a high-impact sideboard card and one worth the investment once the basics are covered.

Beyond Boros Prison

The cornerstone of today's deck is its Boom and Flagstones of Trokair engine, but it can do more than just cast prison cards and land destruction. Another route is to get more proactive by adding Cleansing Wildfire, which works off of the same Cascading Cataracts and Flagstones of Trokair to act as a red mana-ramp spell, accelerating you instead of slowing them down.

This engine can be used for any number of things, like in this list by Dwalk349 that replaces the white tax cards with a selection of planeswalkers. These include Nahiri, the Harbinger with an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn to find, giving the deck a massive finisher.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Beyond Boros Prison by Dwalk349

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

Created By: Dwalk349

Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $305.83

Cards

Ajani Vengeant

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $2.30

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+1: Target permanent doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
−2: Ajani Vengeant deals 3 damage to any target and you gain 3 life.
−7: Destroy all lands target player controls.

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Flagstones of Trokair

Color Identity:W

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{T}: Add {W}.
When Flagstones of Trokair is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Anger of the Gods

Color Identity:R

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Anger of the Gods deals 3 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would die this turn, exile it instead.

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Relic of Progenitus

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{T}: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard.
{1}, Exile Relic of Progenitus: Exile all graveyards. Draw a card.

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Sacred Foundry

Color Identity:R,W

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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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Mana Tithe

Color Identity:W

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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Boom // Bust

Color Identity:R

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Color Identity:R

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+1: Exile the top card of your library. You may cast that card. If you don't, Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 2 damage to each opponent.
+1: Add {R}{R}.
−3: Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 4 damage to target creature.
−7: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals 5 damage to any target."

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Lightning Bolt

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Inspiring Vantage

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Inspiring Vantage enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {R} or {W}.

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Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

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This spell can't be countered.
When you cast this spell, take an extra turn after this one.
Flying, protection from spells that are one or more colors, annihilator 6
When Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles their graveyard into their library.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Wrath of God

Color Identity:W

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Chandra, Acolyte of Flame

Color Identity:R

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0: Put a loyalty counter on each red planeswalker you control.
0: Create two 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens. They gain haste. Sacrifice them at the beginning of the next end step.
−2: You may cast target instant or sorcery card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard. If that spell would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Sunbaked Canyon

Color Identity:R,W

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {R} or {W}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Sunbaked Canyon: Draw a card.

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Pillage

Color Identity:R

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Destroy target artifact or land. It can't be regenerated.

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Ghostly Prison

Color Identity:W

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Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays {2} for each creature they control that's attacking you.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Trinisphere

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As long as Trinisphere is untapped, each spell that would cost less than three mana to cast costs three mana to cast. (Additional mana in the cost may be paid with any color of mana or colorless mana. For example, a spell that would cost {1}{B} to cast costs {2}{B} to cast instead.)

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Nahiri, the Harbinger

Color Identity:R,W

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+2: You may discard a card. If you do, draw a card.
−2: Exile target enchantment, tapped artifact, or tapped creature.
−8: Search your library for an artifact or creature card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle. It gains haste. Return it to your hand at the beginning of the next end step.

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Condemn

Color Identity:W

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Put target attacking creature on the bottom of its owner's library. Its controller gains life equal to its toughness.

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Cascading Cataracts

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Indestructible
{T}: Add {C}.
{5}, {T}: Add five mana in any combination of colors.

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Thoughts of Ruin

Color Identity:R

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Each player sacrifices a land for each card in your hand.

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Cleansing Wildfire

Color Identity:R

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Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
Draw a card.

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Celestial Purge

Color Identity:W

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Exile target black or red permanent.

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Boil

Color Identity:R

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Destroy all Islands.

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Stone Rain

Color Identity:R

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Destroy target land.

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Timely Reinforcements

Color Identity:W

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If you have less life than an opponent, you gain 6 life. If you control fewer creatures than an opponent, create three 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.

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This is just one example of the many directions one can take this basic strategy. This flexibility and customization gives it a lot of fun potential now and moving forward, and makes it one of the best Modern decks to build on a budget.