Let's face it—we've all been quarantined for a while. Chances are you're quarantined with at least one other person, and you've been trying to figure out ways to pass the time. If you've been itching to get your quarantine buddies into the best game ever made, I've designed some decks that will help you get them to dip their toes into the wonderful game that is Magic: The Gathering.

While teaching them the basic rules of the game is up to you, the idea behind each deck is to aid your teaching by exploring the different keywords and mechanics highlighted in each color. I tried to balance the power levels of the decks for maximum replay value between all of them.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - White Lifegain by Jessica Estephan

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

Created By: Jessica Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Freeform (Casual)

Market Price: $45.63

Cards

Serra's Guardian

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.32

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Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)
Vigilance (Attacking doesn't cause this creature to tap.)
Other creatures you control have vigilance.

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Serra Angel

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.19

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Flying, vigilance

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Ajani's Welcome

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.12

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Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 1 life.

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Leonin Vanguard

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.15

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control three or more creatures, Leonin Vanguard gets +1/+1 until end of turn and you gain 1 life.

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Charmed Stray

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.06

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Lifelink
When Charmed Stray enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each other creature you control named Charmed Stray.

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Pacifism

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.15

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.

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Glaring Aegis

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.04

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Enchant creature
When Glaring Aegis enters the battlefield, tap target creature an opponent controls.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+3.

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Bond of Discipline

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.06

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Tap all creatures your opponents control. Creatures you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Castle Ardenvale

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.28

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Castle Ardenvale enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains.
{T}: Add {W}.
{2}{W}{W}, {T}: Create a 1/1 white Human creature token.

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Sky Tether

Color Identity:W

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Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has defender and loses flying.

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Soul Warden

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.70

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Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

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Speaker of the Heavens

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.56

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Vigilance, lifelink
{T}: Create a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying. Activate this ability only if you have at least 7 life more than your starting life total and only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Fencing Ace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.03

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Double strike

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Angel of Vitality

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.94

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Flying
If you would gain life, you gain that much life plus 1 instead.
Angel of Vitality gets +2/+2 as long as you have 25 or more life.

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Ajani's Pridemate

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.18

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Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Ajani's Pridemate.

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The white deck is all about gaining life, but also give you an opportunity to cover vigilance, lifelink, auras, double strike, flying, and defender. Most of the cards in this deck either gain life or provide some sort of payoff for gaining life. The remaining flyers and removal spells offer the deck some reach in the late game since it doesn't have a real way to generate card advantage. New players will also get to experience activated and triggered abilities—namely, the joys of having an obscenely large Ajani's Pridemate.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Blue Skies by Jessica Estephan

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

Created By: Jessica Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Freeform (Casual)

Market Price: $19.37

Cards

Spectral Sailor

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.23

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Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.)
Flying
{3}{U}: Draw a card.

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Witness of Tomorrows

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.04

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Flying
{3}{U}: Scry 1.

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Opt

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.09

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Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
Draw a card.

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Soul of the Rapids

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.03

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Flying
Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Cloudkin Seer

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.10

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Flying
When Cloudkin Seer enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Castle Vantress

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.64

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Castle Vantress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island.
{T}: Add {U}.
{2}{U}{U}, {T}: Scry 2.

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Essence Scatter

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.08

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Counter target creature spell.

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Dungeon Geists

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.12

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Flying
When Dungeon Geists enters the battlefield, tap target creature an opponent controls. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step for as long as you control Dungeon Geists.

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Warden of Evos Isle

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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Flying
Creature spells with flying you cast cost {1} less to cast.

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Gust of Wind

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.01

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This spell costs {2} less to cast if you control a creature with flying.
Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand.
Draw a card.

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Winged Words

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.15

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This spell costs {1} less to cast if you control a creature with flying.
Draw two cards.

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Sage's Row Denizen

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.02

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Whenever another blue creature enters the battlefield under your control, target player mills two cards.

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Tide Skimmer

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.05

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Flying
Whenever you attack with two or more creatures with flying, draw a card.

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Lofty Denial

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.16

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}. If you control a creature with flying, counter that spell unless its controller pays {4} instead.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.66

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Mistral Singer

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.01

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Flying
Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

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Blue introduces players to counterspells, hexproof, mill effects, and scrying. The main plan for this deck is to beat down with fliers while countering key spells along the way. However, Sage's Row Denizen offers a secondary mill plan should the board stall out. Countermagic is the primary method of removal in this deck, but bounce spells and Dungeon Geists should be able to handle the threats the deck's countermagic misses.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Black Vampires by Jessica Estephan

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

Created By: Jessica Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Freeform (Casual)

Market Price: $43.48

Cards

Mire Triton

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.21

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Deathtouch
When Mire Triton enters the battlefield, mill two cards and you gain 2 life.

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Thirsting Bloodlord

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.83

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Other Vampires you control get +1/+1.

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Child of Night

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.15

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Lifelink

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Knight of the Ebon Legion

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.89

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{2}{B}: Knight of the Ebon Legion gets +3/+3 and gains deathtouch until end of turn.
At the beginning of your end step, if a player lost 4 or more life this turn, put a +1/+1 counter on Knight of the Ebon Legion. (Damage causes loss of life.)

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.98

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Marauding Blight-Priest

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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Whenever you gain life, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Epic Downfall

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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Exile target creature with converted mana cost 3 or greater.

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Bloodbond Vampire

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.15

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Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodbond Vampire.

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Vampire of the Dire Moon

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.76

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Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

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Bloodthirsty Aerialist

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.76

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Flying
Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodthirsty Aerialist.

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Dusk Legion Zealot

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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When Dusk Legion Zealot enters the battlefield, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Witch's Cottage

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.24

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({T}: Add {B}.)
Witch's Cottage enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Swamps.
When Witch's Cottage enters the battlefield untapped, you may put target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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Deathless Ancient

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.05

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Flying
Tap three untapped Vampires you control: Return Deathless Ancient from your graveyard to your hand.

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Bishop of the Bloodstained

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.06

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When Bishop of the Bloodstained enters the battlefield, target opponent loses 1 life for each Vampire you control.

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Epicure of Blood

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.05

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Whenever you gain life, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Kaya's Ghostform

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.26

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Enchant creature or planeswalker you control
When enchanted permanent dies or is put into exile, return that card to the battlefield under your control.

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Sorin's Thirst

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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Sorin's Thirst deals 2 damage to target creature and you gain 2 life.

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Blood Burglar

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.03

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As long as it's your turn, Blood Burglar has lifelink. (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)

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Cast Down

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.16

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Destroy target nonlegendary creature.

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The black deck is a vampire tribal deck that features flying, deathtouch, lifelink, exile effects, and recurring creatures from the graveyard. The fliers and removal make it easy for this deck to maneuver around your opponent's board state. I found Castle Locthwain to be too powerful and opted for Witch's Cottage instead since it seemed to be more "on theme" for the deck.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Red Burn by Jessica Estephan

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

Created By: Jessica Estephan

Event:

Rank:

Freeform (Casual)

Market Price: $26.34

Cards

Lightning Strike

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.14

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Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to any target.

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Chandra's Pyrohelix

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.03

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Chandra's Pyrohelix deals 2 damage divided as you choose among one or two targets.

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Scorch Spitter

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Whenever Scorch Spitter attacks, it deals 1 damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.

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Ember Hauler

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.05

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{1}, Sacrifice Ember Hauler: It deals 2 damage to any target.

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Chandra's Pyreling

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Whenever a source you control deals noncombat damage to an opponent, Chandra's Pyreling gets +1/+0 and gains double strike until end of turn. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.)

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Chandra's Spitfire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.12

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Flying
Whenever an opponent is dealt noncombat damage, Chandra's Spitfire gets +3/+0 until end of turn.

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Chandra's Outrage

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.02

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Chandra's Outrage deals 4 damage to target creature and 2 damage to that creature's controller.

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Burning-Fist Minotaur

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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First strike
{1}{R}, Discard a card: Burning-Fist Minotaur gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

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Dwarven Mine

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.11

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({T}: Add {R}.)
Dwarven Mine enters the battlefield tapped unless you control three or more other Mountains.
When Dwarven Mine enters the battlefield untapped, create a 1/1 red Dwarf creature token.

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Tin Street Dodger

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.09

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Haste
{R}: Tin Street Dodger can't be blocked this turn except by creatures with defender.

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Volcanic Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.07

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Flying, haste

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Opportunistic Dragon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.20

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Flying
When Opportunistic Dragon enters the battlefield, choose target Human or artifact an opponent controls. For as long as Opportunistic Dragon remains on the battlefield, gain control of that permanent, it loses all abilities, and it can't attack or block.

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Shock

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.04

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Shock deals 2 damage to any target.

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Fight with Fire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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Kicker {5}{R} (You may pay an additional {5}{R} as you cast this spell.)
Fight with Fire deals 5 damage to target creature. If this spell was kicked, it deals 10 damage divided as you choose among any number of targets instead. (Those targets can include players and planeswalkers.)

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Fanatical Firebrand

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.27

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Haste
{T}, Sacrifice Fanatical Firebrand: It deals 1 damage to any target.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.99

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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The red deck is built on the fundamentals of a traditional red deck: haste, first strike, burn spells, and one kicker spell for good measure. Most games will involve attacking with critters and finishing opponents off with some burn spells. While the late game doesn't often fall in your favor, if you're able to hit your opponent low enough the spells will easily do the rest of the damage. The instinct for newer players when it comes to red decks is that they have to constantly attack. Through repetition and maybe some swapping, this deck should help show them that there are multiple roles available to aggressive players and they are not always the aggressor in any given matchup.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Green Beef by Jessica Estephan

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

Created By: Jessica Estephan

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Centaur Courser

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.03

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Hunt the Weak

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.04

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Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control. Then that creature fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

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Nessian Hornbeetle

Color Identity:G

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At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control another creature with power 4 or greater, put a +1/+1 counter on Nessian Hornbeetle.

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Gigantosaurus

Color Identity:G

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Barkhide Troll

Color Identity:G

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Barkhide Troll enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.
{1}, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Barkhide Troll: Barkhide Troll gains hexproof until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Bristling Boar

Color Identity:G

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Bristling Boar can't be blocked by more than one creature.

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Greenwood Sentinel

Color Identity:G

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Vigilance (Attacking doesn't cause this creature to tap.)

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Hashep Oasis

Color Identity:G

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {G}.
{1}{G}{G}, {T}, Sacrifice a Desert: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Giltgrove Stalker

Color Identity:G

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Giltgrove Stalker can't be blocked by creatures with power 2 or less.

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Rabid Bite

Color Identity:G

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Target creature you control deals damage equal to its power to target creature you don't control.

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Wildwood Tracker

Color Identity:G

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Whenever Wildwood Tracker attacks or blocks, if you control another non-Human creature, Wildwood Tracker gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Ghastbark Twins

Color Identity:G

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Trample (This creature can deal excess combat damage to the player or planeswalker it's attacking.)
Ghastbark Twins can block an additional creature each combat.

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Netcaster Spider

Color Identity:G

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Reach (This creature can block creatures with flying.)
Whenever Netcaster Spider blocks a creature with flying, Netcaster Spider gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

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Gargos, Vicious Watcher

Color Identity:G

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Vigilance
Hydra spells you cast cost {4} less to cast.
Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell, Gargos, Vicious Watcher fights up to one target creature you don't control.

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Giant Growth

Color Identity:G

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Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.

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Since every other deck contains fliers, the green deck has a lot of reach creatures to help it interact in combat. Castle Garenbrig didn't offer too much to this deck, so we've gone with Hashep Oasis which will allow players to learn more about activated abilities and differentiate between instant speed (Giant Growth) and sorcery speed. If you're teaching on Arena, I'd strongly consider cutting Bristling Boar for Baloth Packhunter.

While building and testing these decks, green got nerfed the most. The large creatures, fight spells, and card advantage green generated was simply too difficult for the other decks to compete with.

There you have it—five cheap decks to help get your loved ones into Magic. Good luck and I hope they love it as much as you do!