When Hollow One was printed in Amonkhet, Magic players got to work breaking it. Incredible with Bazaar of Baghdad, it became an immediate staple of Vintage Dredge. In Modern, creative players recreated the effect with Burning Inquiry and Goblin Lore, which became the key enablers of a Rakdos deck built to break Hollow One, as well as the graveyard with recurrable creatures and Delve spells. It grew from a meme into one of the most successful decks in Modern.

The broken printings of 2019 warping the metagame, followed by the banning of Faithless Looting, ultimately took the deck out of the picture, but it still lurks as one with great potential in Modern. The big round of bannings in February left a void in the metagame that's still being fought over, and this is a strategy I've seen pop back up a few times in results over the past month. It turns out the strategy has quietly gained some new tools in the time since we last saw it on top, and it actually looks more broken than ever before.

It's also a great candidate for building on a budget. Forgotten by the masses, its cards aren't in high demand, so now is a nice time to pick them up at a bargain. And there sure are some to be had. When the deck broke out, it drove the price of Goblin Lore to over $40. But with a reprint in Jumpstart it's only $1.50, with old printings now only a few dollars themselves. In fact, almost every card in the deck can be had for a few dollars at most.

Here's a list showcasing all the new tools available to the strategy, with a sleek mono-red manabase that doesn't require any duals or fetchlands.

Budget Birgi Hollow One

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Budget Birgi Hollow One by Adam Yurchick

'Budget Birgi Hollow One' - 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: $156.42

Cards

Lava Dart

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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Lava Dart deals 1 damage to any target.
Flashback—Sacrifice a Mountain. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Forgotten Cave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Forgotten Cave enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.
Cycling {R} ({R}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Burning Inquiry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.16

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Each player draws three cards, then discards three cards at random.

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Goblin Lore

Color Identity:R

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Draw four cards, then discard three cards at random.

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Manamorphose

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $3.83

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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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Underworld Breach

Color Identity:R

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Each nonland card in your graveyard has escape. The escape cost is equal to the card's mana cost plus exile three other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast cards from your graveyard for their escape cost.)
At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Underworld Breach.

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Street Wraith

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.95

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Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
Cycling—Pay 2 life. (Pay 2 life, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Hollow One

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This spell costs {2} less to cast for each card you've cycled or discarded this turn.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Grapeshot

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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Grapeshot deals 1 damage to any target.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

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Birgi, God of Storytelling

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.40

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Whenever you cast a spell, add {R}. Until end of turn, you don't lose this mana as steps and phases end.
Creatures you control can boast twice during each of your turns rather than once.

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Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.73

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

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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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Flameblade Adept

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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Menace
Whenever you cycle or discard a card, Flameblade Adept gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Shenanigans

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Destroy target artifact.
Dredge 1 (If you would draw a card, you may mill a card instead. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Leyline of Punishment

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.68

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If Leyline of Punishment is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Players can't gain life.
Damage can't be prevented.

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Experimental Frenzy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may play lands and cast spells from the top of your library.
You can't play lands or cast spells from your hand.
{3}{R}: Destroy Experimental Frenzy.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Soul-Guide Lantern

Market Price: $2.02

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Mishra's Bauble

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{T}, Sacrifice Mishra's Bauble: Look at the top card of target player's library. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

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Dragon's Claw

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Whenever a player casts a red spell, you may gain 1 life.

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The deck has all of the Hollow One core: the red loot effects and Street Wraith as enablers, Flameblade Adept and Hollow One as payoffs, and Lightning Bolt doing what it does best in any red deck. It adds up to a weird aggressive deck—a route the typical Rakdos Hollow One deck would go deeper down with Bloodghast and Flamewake Phoenix as threats from the graveyard.

Ox of Agonas gives another option, providing a big threat from the graveyard combined with massive card advantage. It gives the deck a broken 2020 printing of its own to help it fight fire with fire. A proven staple of Dredge, it's a big addition here. And like in Dredge helps make up for the loss of Faithless Looting as a mana sink from the graveyard. It's well-worth its $6 price tag as the most expensive card in the deck, and a card I see appreciating from here.

Rather than push deeper down the aggressive path with graveyard creatures, this list goes in a different direction by adding Underworld Breach as a combo engine with a big payoff for filling a graveyard.

Underworld Breach works well with Burning Inquiry and Goblin Lore fueling themselves with three cards to exile, held back only by mana to spend. Churning through a bunch of cards, and potentially killing with Flameblade Adept, makes this interaction powerful. But it can be turned into a true engine with Birgi, God of Storytelling.

With Birgi, God of Storytelling adding mana for each spell cast, Burning Inquiry pays for itself. So with an Underworld Breach in play it can churn through the entire deck. Any Flameblade Adept in play will grow to a tremendous size, but the deck can also use this loop to kill from the graveyard. Limited by cards in deck, Burning Inquiry can be cast a dozen or so times. This will often be enough for Grapeshot to finish the job started by creatures and burn, especially if there's extra mana and cards around to cast it twice. It's not the cleanest kill, but it's a nice option and power upgrade for the cost of one Grapeshot in the deck to dig for. It's not a bad card anyway, in a deck with so many cheap and free spells.

Underworld Breach can be great in more fair games too, even if it's just converting a stocked graveyard into a bunch of extra free card draws with Mishra's Bauble. Birgi, God of Storytelling is a solid card too, especially in a deck with so many free spells acting as mana acceleration. It can also be cast for its flip side Harnfel, Horn of Bounty, which is quite a powerful card on its own. It excels here as a discard outlet in a deck that craves them.

A mono-red deck that doesn't require duals, the deck doesn't require much major investment to be improved. That said, there is some room to make the deck even better. Here's the list that recently 5-0ed a league (with a Grapeshot I added over a Lava Dart) that inspired my budget build and shows what the deck can do when not holding anything back.

Birgi Hollow One

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Birgi Hollow One by DoubleB_33

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Event:

Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $422.20

Cards

Birgi, God of Storytelling

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.40

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Whenever you cast a spell, add {R}. Until end of turn, you don't lose this mana as steps and phases end.
Creatures you control can boast twice during each of your turns rather than once.

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Manamorphose

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $3.83

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

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Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.73

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

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Sunbaked Canyon

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $20.09

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

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Blood Moon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $17.22

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Leyline of Punishment

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.68

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If Leyline of Punishment is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Players can't gain life.
Damage can't be prevented.

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Hollow One

Market Price: $1.09

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This spell costs {2} less to cast for each card you've cycled or discarded this turn.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Grapeshot

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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Grapeshot deals 1 damage to any target.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

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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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Burning Inquiry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.16

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Each player draws three cards, then discards three cards at random.

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Street Wraith

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.95

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Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
Cycling—Pay 2 life. (Pay 2 life, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Goblin Lore

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.47

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Draw four cards, then discard three cards at random.

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Underworld Breach

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $5.46

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Each nonland card in your graveyard has escape. The escape cost is equal to the card's mana cost plus exile three other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast cards from your graveyard for their escape cost.)
At the beginning of the end step, sacrifice Underworld Breach.

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Shenanigans

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Destroy target artifact.
Dredge 1 (If you would draw a card, you may mill a card instead. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Bloodstained Mire

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Mishra's Bauble

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{T}, Sacrifice Mishra's Bauble: Look at the top card of target player's library. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

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Dragon's Claw

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Whenever a player casts a red spell, you may gain 1 life.

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Lava Dart

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.19

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Lava Dart deals 1 damage to any target.
Flashback—Sacrifice a Mountain. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Arid Mesa

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Flameblade Adept

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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Menace
Whenever you cycle or discard a card, Flameblade Adept gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Experimental Frenzy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may play lands and cast spells from the top of your library.
You can't play lands or cast spells from your hand.
{3}{R}: Destroy Experimental Frenzy.

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Soul-Guide Lantern

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Upgrade List

Maindeck

Sideboard

Fetchlands do work well for fueling Underworld Breach, so adding any red fetchlands will help a little if they're available. If I were to invest further into the mana, I'd look at Sunbaked Canyon, which is also great for fueling the graveyard and hand. It's a card that seems to pop up in almost every red deck and will get a ton of use.

Still, my first place to upgrade would be the sideboard—for around $10 each, Blood Moon is a fantastic hoser against many decks.

Underworld Breach and Birgi, God of Storytelling add a great new angle to the Hollow One strategy, but it's not the only viable approach. I like the idea of leaning deeper into Ox of Agonas as a graveyard payoff in a more traditional aggressive build. Much like Gurmag Angler that can be cast from the graveyard, Ox of Agonas is a great way to enable Flamewake Phoenix without dipping into black. The cleaner red manabase is especially desirable when putting together a deck on a budget, and this deck plays like it's not really on one.

Budget Mono-Red Hollow One

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Budget Mono-Red Hollow One by Adam Yurchick

'Budget Mono-Red Hollow One' - 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: $70.68

Cards

Flamewake Phoenix

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.45

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Flying, haste
Flamewake Phoenix attacks each combat if able.
Ferocious — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control a creature with power 4 or greater, you may pay {R}. If you do, return Flamewake Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Hollow One

Market Price: $1.09

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This spell costs {2} less to cast for each card you've cycled or discarded this turn.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Molten Rain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.41

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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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Soul-Guide Lantern

Market Price: $2.02

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Magmatic Channeler

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.47

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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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Runaway Steam-Kin

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.36

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Whenever you cast a red spell, if Runaway Steam-Kin has fewer than three +1/+1 counters on it, put a +1/+1 counter on Runaway Steam-Kin.
Remove three +1/+1 counters from Runaway Steam-Kin: Add {R}{R}{R}.

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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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Street Wraith

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.95

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Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
Cycling—Pay 2 life. (Pay 2 life, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Burning Inquiry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.16

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Each player draws three cards, then discards three cards at random.

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Leyline of Punishment

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.68

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If Leyline of Punishment is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Players can't gain life.
Damage can't be prevented.

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Experimental Frenzy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may play lands and cast spells from the top of your library.
You can't play lands or cast spells from your hand.
{3}{R}: Destroy Experimental Frenzy.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.73

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

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Dragon's Claw

Market Price: $0.28

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Whenever a player casts a red spell, you may gain 1 life.

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Flameblade Adept

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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Menace
Whenever you cycle or discard a card, Flameblade Adept gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Insolent Neonate

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.23

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Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)
Discard a card, Sacrifice Insolent Neonate: Draw a card.

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Goblin Lore

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.47

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Draw four cards, then discard three cards at random.

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Forgotten Cave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Forgotten Cave enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.
Cycling {R} ({R}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Shenanigans

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Destroy target artifact.
Dredge 1 (If you would draw a card, you may mill a card instead. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Without Bloodghast as a threat from the graveyard, this list plays more to cast from hand. Magmatic Channeler is the perfect option. Another strong new 2020 card, it's part enabler and part threat, and it's just what the deck needs. Best of all, turning into a four-power creature means it triggers Flamewake Phoenix.

Rounding out the deck is Runaway Steam-Kin. It naturally does great work in a deck full of red spells, and it's great here as a threat doubling as a mana engine when churning through the deck. It's especially great for fueling the escape of Ox of Agonas and unloading what it draws, and helps maximize the deck's explosive potential.

Built Up Mono-Red Hollow One

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Built Up Mono-Red Holllow One by Adam Yurchick

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Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $357.00

Cards

Seasoned Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $35.10

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When Seasoned Pyromancer enters the battlefield, discard two cards, then draw two cards. For each nonland card discarded this way, create a 1/1 red Elemental creature token.
{3}{R}{R}, Exile Seasoned Pyromancer from your graveyard: Create two 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens.

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Leyline of Punishment

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.68

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If Leyline of Punishment is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Players can't gain life.
Damage can't be prevented.

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Hollow One

Market Price: $1.09

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This spell costs {2} less to cast for each card you've cycled or discarded this turn.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Soul-Guide Lantern

Market Price: $2.02

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When Soul-Guide Lantern enters the battlefield, exile target card from a graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Exile each opponent's graveyard.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Soul-Guide Lantern: Draw a card.

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Goblin Lore

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.47

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Draw four cards, then discard three cards at random.

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Magmatic Channeler

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.47

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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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Forgotten Cave

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Forgotten Cave enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R}.
Cycling {R} ({R}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Sunbaked Canyon

Color Identity:R,W

Market Price: $20.09

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

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Shenanigans

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.10

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Destroy target artifact.
Dredge 1 (If you would draw a card, you may mill a card instead. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Burning Inquiry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.16

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Each player draws three cards, then discards three cards at random.

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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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Street Wraith

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.95

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Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
Cycling—Pay 2 life. (Pay 2 life, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Experimental Frenzy

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.22

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You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may play lands and cast spells from the top of your library.
You can't play lands or cast spells from your hand.
{3}{R}: Destroy Experimental Frenzy.

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Insolent Neonate

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.23

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Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)
Discard a card, Sacrifice Insolent Neonate: Draw a card.

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Flamewake Phoenix

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.45

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Flying, haste
Flamewake Phoenix attacks each combat if able.
Ferocious — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control a creature with power 4 or greater, you may pay {R}. If you do, return Flamewake Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.73

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

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Dragon's Claw

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Whenever a player casts a red spell, you may gain 1 life.

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Blood Moon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $17.22

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Flameblade Adept

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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Menace
Whenever you cycle or discard a card, Flameblade Adept gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Bringing the aggressive mono-red build to the next level means adding Seasoned Pyromancer. Both a graveyard enabler and a threat from the graveyard, it's a seamless fit into the strategy and a big power upgrade. It's not as explosive as Runaway Steam-Kin, but it helps make the deck more consistent and better deep into the late game. It could alternatively replace Magmatic Channeler, as they fill similar roles, but they play very well together with each enabling the other.

Upgrade List

Maindeck

Sideboard

Building Up with Black

If budget is no concern, and you want to try the full of what Hollow One has to offer, then add black and the power of Bloodghast.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Built Up Rakdos Hollow One by Bedell

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Rank:

Modern

Market Price: $761.11

Cards

Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.24

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Blood Moon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $17.22

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Arid Mesa

Market Price: $18.42

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Street Wraith

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.95

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Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
Cycling—Pay 2 life. (Pay 2 life, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Ox of Agonas

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.73

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

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.00

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Destroy target creature if it has mana value 2 or less.
Revolt — Destroy that creature if it has mana value 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left the battlefield this turn.

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Flamewake Phoenix

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.45

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Flying, haste
Flamewake Phoenix attacks each combat if able.
Ferocious — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control a creature with power 4 or greater, you may pay {R}. If you do, return Flamewake Phoenix from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Bloodstained Mire

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.83

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

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Ancient Grudge

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.10

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Destroy target artifact.
Flashback {G} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $14.97

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

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Bloodghast

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $13.23

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Bloodghast can't block.
Bloodghast has haste as long as an opponent has 10 or less life.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may return Bloodghast from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Unearth

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.27

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Return target creature card with mana value 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Hollow One

Market Price: $1.09

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This spell costs {2} less to cast for each card you've cycled or discarded this turn.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Leyline of the Void

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $5.96

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If Leyline of the Void is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
If a card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Seasoned Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $35.10

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When Seasoned Pyromancer enters the battlefield, discard two cards, then draw two cards. For each nonland card discarded this way, create a 1/1 red Elemental creature token.
{3}{R}{R}, Exile Seasoned Pyromancer from your graveyard: Create two 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens.

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Flameblade Adept

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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Menace
Whenever you cycle or discard a card, Flameblade Adept gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Burning Inquiry

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.16

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Each player draws three cards, then discards three cards at random.

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Goblin Lore

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.47

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Draw four cards, then discard three cards at random.

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Blackcleave Cliffs

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $30.22

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Blackcleave Cliffs enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Wooded Foothills

Market Price: $35.30

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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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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A staple of Dredge in multiple Eternal formats, Bloodghast is one of the finest graveyard cards in Magic and does great work with red loot effects. Around $50 for the playset, it's not cheap, nor are black dual lands and fetches to help support it, but it does add a uniquely powerful effect other cards can't match.

In this list, black also adds Unearth. It's solid for recurring Flameblade Adept early, since opponents will always kill it, but it's fantastic with Seasoned Pyromancer.

Rolling the Dice

Whatever route you take, Hollow One offers some of the most exciting, and powerful, sequences in Modern. Discarding multiple cards at random can feel a lot like gambling, and it's exhilarating to see if Hollow One ends up taunting you from the graveyard or staring down the opponent in play.