Yep, I know. You are thinking about the same thing.

"Golgari Rock was one thing, but Jund is close to $1500! How is this three-color strategy viable on a budget?"

I'll be upfront; it's impossible to create Jund on a budget from the get-go. The strategy asks for more than the budget wallet can give. It's a three-color strategy that demands suitable mana fixing, not to mention powerful spells to support it. As discussed in last week's article, it's easier to create a semi-competitive Golgari Rock list to use as a base to expand into Jund, given plenty of cards cross over. It's essential to have a solid Golgari Rock foundation that can unlock options to extend into other colors, such as Jund or even Sultai. I understand this can cause frustration, as you want to have Jund as soon as possible, but you're better served being patient.

However, once you have a decent Golgari Rock list, the option to expand into Jund becomes available as I believe it's all about slow progression. One benefit of playing Jund (and Golgari Rock) is that it's highly customizable. Whichever metagame you face, you can tech either of these strategies to combat what is dominant. See plenty of artifact strategies? Pack Collector Ouphe or more Kolaghan's Command. Is your metagame graveyard-dependant? Pack Leyline of the Void or more Scavenging Ooze. Given the colors these strategies fall in, there are multiple tools available to adjust your list, allowing you to thrive in your metagame.

Jund reaches a similar (if not higher) price compared to Golgari Rock, as it utilizes many of the same cards that Golgari Rock employs. However, Jund adopts another powerful planeswalker alongside Liliana of the Veil.

Modern Horizons reinvigorated Jund as we know it, and it's all down to Wrenn and Six. Previously, Jund would struggle with mana issues given the nature of the strategy and the mana demands that came with it. However, Wrenn and Six mitigates this issue by rebuying fetch lands, not to mention removing all the tricky 1-toughness threats which Modern is known for. Like Liliana of the Veil, Wrenn and Six is an absurdly expensive card that I would suggest holding off on until it's the last card you need for Jund. It's essential to gather the most mileage out of your investment early on, so I recommend picking up the cheaper cards first as these will offer the highest impact. Even when you hit the more expensive cards, I would focus on nabbing Tarmogoyf and Liliana of the Veil before considering Wrenn and Six

Semi-Optimal Jund

Starting with a semi-optimal Jund list, the red splash expands the already impressive removal suite while adding threats such as Bloodbraid Elf.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Semi-Optimal Jund by Emmmzyne

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.55

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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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Collective Brutality

Color Identity:B

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Escalate—Discard a card. (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)
Choose one or more —
• Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it. That player discards that card.
• Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
• Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Fulminator Mage

Color Identity:B,R

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Sacrifice Fulminator Mage: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Nihil Spellbomb

Color Identity:B

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{T}, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile target player's graveyard.
When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {B}. If you do, draw a card.

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Woodland Cemetery

Color Identity:B,G

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Woodland Cemetery enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Forest.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}.

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Collector Ouphe

Color Identity:G

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Plague Engineer

Color Identity:B

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Deathtouch
As Plague Engineer enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures of the chosen type your opponents control get -1/-1.

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with mana value 3 or less.

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Sulfurous Springs

Color Identity:B,R

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}. Sulfurous Springs deals 1 damage to you.

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

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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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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

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

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Llanowar Wastes

Color Identity:B,G

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}. Llanowar Wastes deals 1 damage to you.

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Maelstrom Pulse

Color Identity:B,G

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Destroy target nonland permanent and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent.

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Raging Ravine

Color Identity:G,R

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Raging Ravine enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.
{2}{R}{G}: Until end of turn, Raging Ravine becomes a 3/3 red and green Elemental creature with "Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it." It's still a land.

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Weather the Storm

Color Identity:G

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You gain 3 life.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.)

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Glint-Sleeve Siphoner

Color Identity:B

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Menace
Whenever Glint-Sleeve Siphoner enters the battlefield or attacks, you get {E} (an energy counter).
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay {E}{E}. If you do, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Vraska, Golgari Queen

Color Identity:B,G

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+2: You may sacrifice another permanent. If you do, you gain 1 life and draw a card.
−3: Destroy target nonland permanent with mana value 3 or less.
−9: You get an emblem with "Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game."

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Blightning

Color Identity:B,R

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Blightning deals 3 damage to target player or planeswalker. That player or that planeswalker's controller discards two cards.

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Bloodbraid Elf

Color Identity:G,R

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Haste
Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)

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Thrun, the Last Troll

Color Identity:G

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This spell can't be countered.
Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
{1}{G}: Regenerate Thrun, the Last Troll.

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Inquisition of Kozilek

Color Identity:B

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it with mana value 3 or less. That player discards that card.

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Languish

Color Identity:B

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All creatures get -4/-4 until end of turn.

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Rootbound Crag

Color Identity:G,R

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Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.

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Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage deals 2 damage to them.
−1: Target player discards a card.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Putrid Leech

Color Identity:B,G

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Pay 2 life: Putrid Leech gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Activate only once each turn.

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Dragonskull Summit

Color Identity:B,R

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Dragonskull Summit enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Mountain.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

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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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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Boil

Color Identity:R

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Destroy all Islands.

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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.13

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library.
−1: Target player mills four cards. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Terminate

Color Identity:B,R

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Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

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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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Fortunately, a healthy chunk of the red cards continue to be affordable. Bloodbraid Elf has crashed in price since its unbanning in 2018. Lightning Bolt has seen various reprints over the years despite its extensive play in Modern. Also, Lightning Bolt will feature in Jumpstart, an upcoming set aimed for casual players featuring highly-desired reprints. So, if you don't have any Bolts, Jumpstart offers a fantastic opportunity to pick up the iconic red spell.

I've added Blightning as a placeholder for Kolaghan's Command. While it's not quite as flexible as Kolaghan's Command, Blightning does a good enough impression. In most cases, you will be looking to discard and deal damage with Kolaghan's Command, and Blightning remains a decent hit off a Bloodbraid Elf anyway. Jund switches between Terminate and Dreadbore often; I've opted for Terminate as Assassin's Trophy is the better version of Dreadbore, which is a viable upgrade later on in this article. 

Lastly, the mana base has to transform significantly to accommodate the red splash. I recommend picking up one Blood Crypt and one Stomping Ground as the most optimal Jund lists use this configuration. Filling out the mana base is Sulfurous Springs, Raging Ravine and Dragonskull Summit to ensure red is accessible in the early turns. Raging Ravine has become an affordable land thanks to its reprint in Ultimate Masters.

Next, there are plenty of upgrades to make this Jund build more competitive.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Semi-Optimal Jund (Part 2) by Emmmzyne

'Semi-Optimal Jund (Part 2)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Cards

Fulminator Mage

Color Identity:B,R

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Sacrifice Fulminator Mage: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage deals 2 damage to them.
−1: Target player discards a card.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Languish

Color Identity:B

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All creatures get -4/-4 until end of turn.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Seasoned Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

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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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Plague Engineer

Color Identity:B

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Deathtouch
As Plague Engineer enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures of the chosen type your opponents control get -1/-1.

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Raging Ravine

Color Identity:G,R

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Raging Ravine enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.
{2}{R}{G}: Until end of turn, Raging Ravine becomes a 3/3 red and green Elemental creature with "Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it." It's still a land.

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Weather the Storm

Color Identity:G

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You gain 3 life.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.)

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Boil

Color Identity:R

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Destroy all Islands.

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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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Glint-Sleeve Siphoner

Color Identity:B

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Menace
Whenever Glint-Sleeve Siphoner enters the battlefield or attacks, you get {E} (an energy counter).
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay {E}{E}. If you do, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Maelstrom Pulse

Color Identity:B,G

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Destroy target nonland permanent and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent.

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Bloodbraid Elf

Color Identity:G,R

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Haste
Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)

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Nurturing Peatland

Color Identity:B,G

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {B} or {G}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Nurturing Peatland: Draw a card.

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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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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

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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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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.98

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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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Terminate

Color Identity:B,R

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Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with mana value 3 or less.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Collector Ouphe

Color Identity:G

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Kolaghan's Command

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $9.04

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Choose two —
• Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
• Target player discards a card.
• Destroy target artifact.
• Kolaghan's Command deals 2 damage to any target.

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Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $20.34

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When Kroxa enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Kroxa enters the battlefield or attacks, each opponent discards a card, then each opponent who didn't discard a nonland card this way loses 3 life.
Escape—{B}{B}{R}{R}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Collective Brutality

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.63

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Escalate—Discard a card. (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)
Choose one or more —
• Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it. That player discards that card.
• Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
• Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.25

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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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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.13

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library.
−1: Target player mills four cards. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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Nihil Spellbomb

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.44

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{T}, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile target player's graveyard.
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Vraska, Golgari Queen

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $3.29

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+2: You may sacrifice another permanent. If you do, you gain 1 life and draw a card.
−3: Destroy target nonland permanent with mana value 3 or less.
−9: You get an emblem with "Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game."

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Sulfurous Springs

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $19.22

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}. Sulfurous Springs deals 1 damage to you.

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Assassin's Trophy

Color Identity:B,G

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Destroy target permanent an opponent controls. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Putrid Leech

Color Identity:B,G

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Pay 2 life: Putrid Leech gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Activate only once each turn.

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Inquisition of Kozilek

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.80

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it with mana value 3 or less. That player discards that card.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.55

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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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Wooded Foothills

Market Price: $35.32

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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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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $12.98

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

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Llanowar Wastes

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.58

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {B} or {G}. Llanowar Wastes deals 1 damage to you.

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As you can see, I've made quite a few upgrades to the previous list. I recommend upgrading in this order:

Maindeck

Often debated, Seasoned Pyromancer sees on-and-off play in Jund. While it's not quite Dark Confidant, it supports a role similar to Scavenging Ooze. You are not looking to cast Seasoned Pyromancer on curve; instead, it's your backup for when you survive the early assault and need card draw. Like Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, it offers a late-game finisher that can be tough to deal with, as Jund is primarily an attrition strategy. 

As Jund is a three-color strategy, you can get away with using Wooded Foothills and Bloodstained Mire instead of investing in Verdant Catacombs. Both Wooded Foothills and Bloodstained Mire can grab any of the shock lands, and then it's a case of thinking ahead to which land to obtain off these fetches. Gathering the fetch lands will be the more challenging pickups, but will give Jund the mana consistency it sorely needs. Picking up Verdant Catacombs is an option if you feel comfortable doing so. However, it is not essential compared to Golgari Rock.

Then, I would look at acquiring Blackcleave Cliffs, which have retained their price due to their extensive application in Jund. Like Tarmogoyf, Blackcleave Cliffs is at its lowest rate in years but still maintains a sizable price tag. Another Nurturing Peatland would aid late-game card draw but is not essential—you could run Castle Locthwain or another on-color fetch instead. 

These updates are smaller than before, but I suggest obtaining these first before considering the high-end cards. 

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Semi-Optimal Jund (Part 3) by Emmmzyne

'Semi-Optimal Jund (Part 3)' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Modern

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Cards

Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.50

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Vraska, Golgari Queen

Color Identity:B,G

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+2: You may sacrifice another permanent. If you do, you gain 1 life and draw a card.
−3: Destroy target nonland permanent with mana value 3 or less.
−9: You get an emblem with "Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game."

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Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

Color Identity:B,R

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When Kroxa enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Kroxa enters the battlefield or attacks, each opponent discards a card, then each opponent who didn't discard a nonland card this way loses 3 life.
Escape—{B}{B}{R}{R}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Maelstrom Pulse

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $1.53

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Destroy target nonland permanent and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent.

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Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.27

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At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage deals 2 damage to them.
−1: Target player discards a card.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.25

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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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Wooded Foothills

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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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Kolaghan's Command

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $9.04

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Choose two —
• Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
• Target player discards a card.
• Destroy target artifact.
• Kolaghan's Command deals 2 damage to any target.

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Seasoned Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

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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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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.55

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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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Blackcleave Cliffs

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $30.14

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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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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with mana value 3 or less.

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $14.27

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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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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.98

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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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Glint-Sleeve Siphoner

Color Identity:B

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Menace
Whenever Glint-Sleeve Siphoner enters the battlefield or attacks, you get {E} (an energy counter).
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay {E}{E}. If you do, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Inquisition of Kozilek

Color Identity:B

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it with mana value 3 or less. That player discards that card.

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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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Plague Engineer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.44

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Deathtouch
As Plague Engineer enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures of the chosen type your opponents control get -1/-1.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

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

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Bloodbraid Elf

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.53

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Haste
Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)

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Fulminator Mage

Color Identity:B,R

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Sacrifice Fulminator Mage: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Weather the Storm

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.15

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You gain 3 life.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.)

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Collector Ouphe

Color Identity:G

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Assassin's Trophy

Color Identity:B,G

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Destroy target permanent an opponent controls. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Terminate

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.76

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Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.58

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library.
−1: Target player mills four cards. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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Nurturing Peatland

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $10.07

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {B} or {G}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Nurturing Peatland: Draw a card.

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Putrid Leech

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $0.12

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Pay 2 life: Putrid Leech gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Activate only once each turn.

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Collective Brutality

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.63

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Escalate—Discard a card. (Pay this cost for each mode chosen beyond the first.)
Choose one or more —
• Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it. That player discards that card.
• Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
• Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Boil

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.52

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Destroy all Islands.

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Nihil Spellbomb

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.44

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{T}, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile target player's graveyard.
When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {B}. If you do, draw a card.

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Damnation

Color Identity:B

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Raging Ravine

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.05

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Raging Ravine enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.
{2}{R}{G}: Until end of turn, Raging Ravine becomes a 3/3 red and green Elemental creature with "Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it." It's still a land.

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Maindeck

Sideboard

The sideboard is dependent to your local metagame, though I would recommend packing creature hate in either Damnation or Plague Engineer, due to the rise of Rakdos Goblins. With the introduction of Conspicuous Snoop, Rakdos Goblins is likely to become a tier 1 strategy that can pull off a turn-three combo win if it has all the correct pieces. Otherwise, packing a reasonable amount of graveyard and artifact hate is a good foundation for your Jund sideboard if you are going in blind.

Optimal Jund

Once you are happy with your semi-optimal Jund list, I would focus on the high-end cards in this order:

Maindeck

Eventually, you will have an optimal Jund list like this.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Optimal Jund by Emmmzyne

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

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Event:

Rank:

Modern

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Cards

Bloodstained Mire

Market Price: $33.77

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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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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.07

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $14.27

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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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Raging Ravine

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.05

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Raging Ravine enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}.
{2}{R}{G}: Until end of turn, Raging Ravine becomes a 3/3 red and green Elemental creature with "Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it." It's still a land.

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Blackcleave Cliffs

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $30.14

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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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Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

Color Identity:B,R

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When Kroxa enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Kroxa enters the battlefield or attacks, each opponent discards a card, then each opponent who didn't discard a nonland card this way loses 3 life.
Escape—{B}{B}{R}{R}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Liliana of the Veil

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $68.05

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+1: Each player discards a card.
−2: Target player sacrifices a creature.
−6: Separate all permanents target player controls into two piles. That player sacrifices all permanents in the pile of their choice.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.98

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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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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.58

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Terminate

Color Identity:B,R

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Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

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Weather the Storm

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.15

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You gain 3 life.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.)

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Seasoned Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

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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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Ashiok, Dream Render

Color Identity:B,U

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Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause their controller to search their library.
−1: Target player mills four cards. Then exile each opponent's graveyard.

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Tarmogoyf

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $20.00

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Tarmogoyf's power is equal to the number of card types among cards in all graveyards and its toughness is equal to that number plus 1.

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Nurturing Peatland

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $10.07

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {B} or {G}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Nurturing Peatland: Draw a card.

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Nihil Spellbomb

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.44

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{T}, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile target player's graveyard.
When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {B}. If you do, draw a card.

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Wrenn and Six

Color Identity:G,R

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+1: Return up to one target land card from your graveyard to your hand.
−1: Wrenn and Six deals 1 damage to any target.
−7: You get an emblem with "Instant and sorcery cards in your graveyard have retrace." (You may cast instant and sorcery cards from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying their other costs.)

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Plague Engineer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.44

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Deathtouch
As Plague Engineer enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures of the chosen type your opponents control get -1/-1.

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Maelstrom Pulse

Color Identity:B,G

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Destroy target nonland permanent and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent.

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Wooded Foothills

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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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Collector Ouphe

Color Identity:G

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.25

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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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Bloodbraid Elf

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $2.53

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Haste
Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with mana value 3 or less.

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Stomping Ground

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $9.55

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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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Kolaghan's Command

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $9.04

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Choose two —
• Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
• Target player discards a card.
• Destroy target artifact.
• Kolaghan's Command deals 2 damage to any target.

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Overgrown Tomb

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $12.98

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

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Assassin's Trophy

Color Identity:B,G

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Destroy target permanent an opponent controls. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

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Inquisition of Kozilek

Color Identity:B

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it with mana value 3 or less. That player discards that card.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.06

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Damnation

Color Identity:B

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Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

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Fulminator Mage

Color Identity:B,R

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Sacrifice Fulminator Mage: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Boil

Color Identity:R

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Destroy all Islands.

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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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It's worth noting that even without the high-end cards, these semi-optimal variants of Jund are good enough in a local competitive setting, and will give you the tools to understand midrange in Modern. Similar to Golgari Rock last week, you can have fun by playing a strategy that isn't powered out. Through experience, you'll become a better midrange pilot as these archetypes succeed based on your format knowledge, even with cheaper cards. 

As mentioned before, Jund's strength lies in its deckbuilding options and how you can optimize against other metagames. After a while, you will feel comfortable tweaking Jund in a way that suits you. And what cards you don't use, you can amass into an impressive toolbox allowing you to have all the answers for future metas. 

I hope this helps you navigate building one of Modern's most established strategies, which will remain relevant for years to come. As they say, if in doubt, Jund 'em out!