BD: Toughen Up!

by NorthernWarlord on 18 November 2022

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sideboard (15 cards)

Creatures (3)

Sorceries (6)

Artifacts (4)

Enchantments (2)

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Deck Description

Get clear or get square!

This is a Budget Deck (BD for short). It is meant primarily for casual play, and its estimated mid value is aimed to land between 10 and 20 US dollars at most. Take this detail into consideration when browsing the deck!

I mostly use MTG Vault for my own private projects nowadays, but feel free to comment or request a deck of your choice. I've loved the Vault so far, and I like that they are still improving on it, as well as I am improving on my English language skills.

So, if you like what you see, consider checking out some of my other budget-y work from the link below.

How to Play

Tough luck? Hardly.

This deck provides you with a bunch of handy yet durable creatures, then showers the battlefield with a constant barrage of go-wide damage effects to really ruin your opponent's day. Good thing most of your dudes really don't mind taking a point or two of damage!

Staunch Shieldmate and Resolute Watchdog are made to withstand some punishment, while Raptor Hatchling and Boros Reckoner provide you with benefits every time they are damaged. Deep-Slumber Titan can even smack your opponent to next week, perhaps even after you've wiped the table of their blockers in the process! Along with these dudes, Curse of Stalked Prey lets your creatures get constantly bigger, which really helps since your opponents aren't gonna enjoy their small blockers for long!

If you feel like the deck could use a touch or two, use the provided sideboard, or ask in the comment section!

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+ Powerful against decks with a lot of small creatures.
+ Multiple ways of generating at least 2-for-1-deals!
+ Able to handle most threats played by your enemies.

- Winning becomes a chore without a couple of key pieces, such as the Curse.
- Semi-vulnerable to control.

Deck Tags

  • Boros
  • Boardwipe Tribal
  • Damage
  • Casual
  • Budget
  • Cheap

Deck at a Glance

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Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for BD: Toughen Up!

Dawnbringer Cleric could be used instead of Raptor Hatchling if you prefer versatility over power. Dreadhorde Arcanist (budget-question) in combination with Curse of Stalked Prey allows you to re-cast Pyroclasm each turn, which could also be interesting.
Gauntlets of Light or Solid Footing could give the deck some options.

Posted Tuesday at 08:03


Not bad options, really. They could be used to drag this deck towards a multitude of dimensions.

I'll go them through again and ponder whether I think I can fit some in.

Posted Thursday at 06:52