Starter Budget: Control

by NorthernWarlord on 01 May 2014

Main Deck (60 cards)

Instants (10)

Enchantments (4)

Land (23)

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Deck Description

Starter Budget -series is variation of my famous(?) Budget Decks -series.
In this series, I attempt to create decks that go great for starters:
They do not have extremely valuable or complicated cards. Most of them are simple commons and uncommons.
Though, this doesn't mean that these decks aren't threat. In right hands (and some practice, of course,) they can overwhelm very tough opponents.
These decks are meant for those who have just dived into the mysterious depths of Magic: The Gathering, or for those people who like simple and cheap decks. Or, to just anyone!
Budget is meant to be low! (Less than 15 bucks.)

(Remember: If you are new player, do not be afraid to ask if you have questions. Northy has always time for newbies!)

How to Play

This extremely budget-friendly deck shows that starters can build some neat control decks out of very small amounts of money, while this teaches the newbies how to play with mono blue control decks.
(I have to say that I'm incredibly proud of the estimated value. Look at it! 6.22 bucks middle value? That's pretty great, no?)

Small creatures like Seacoast Drake and Kraken Hatchling can block early turns while powerful control spells and big sea monsters can dominate the later rounds.

Deck Tags

  • For Starters
  • Control
  • 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 Starter Budget: Control

Blue control is the most fun to play, and worst to play against!

Posted 01 May 2014 at 09:25


That's completely true my friend.
I see that you have posted only one comment. New around here?

Posted 01 May 2014 at 09:26


Ehh king of, I just started playing again after a few years. Just been checking out new mechanics, mostly.

Posted 01 May 2014 at 09:29


Well, still I welcome you to the community of MtG Vault!
Hope you enjoy your stay!
Let me introduce myself. I'm NorthernWarlord. I'm specialized in making budget decks, as you may already know.

Posted 01 May 2014 at 09:30


I did just finish a deck tho that I feel like would be a very solid contender in my circle of friends. Its called Searing Mantra, check it out if you have a minute!

Posted 01 May 2014 at 09:32


Of course.

Posted 01 May 2014 at 09:32


Yeah ive seen some of your budget decks, thats a cool concept for ppl like me lol.

Posted 01 May 2014 at 09:32


Very nice!

If we want 2 late-game bombs, maybe consider Stormtide Leviathan over Colossal Whale. Although the latter does provide some temporary removal, Stormtide downright prevents anything without flying and islandwalk to attack XD

Posted 01 May 2014 at 13:17


You said it, exodd.
These little dilemmas are part of deckmaker's everyday life.

Posted 01 May 2014 at 13:56


Looks exactly likemy first mtg deck

Posted 01 May 2014 at 14:42


Cool! Do you still have it?
You must surely have modified it, but...

Posted 01 May 2014 at 15:04


Not anymore, this was years ago and my playgroup adapted so it became pretty useless. Though it was the first mono blue deck of my playgroup. No one really used blue because it had weaker creatures and we didn't know how to utilize the abilities. Only real difference in our decks though is that I used Roil Elemental, Calcite Snapper, Summoner's Bane, and Merfolk Looter.
EDIT: I miss when I first started and we would spend hours on end building decks from a limited pool :( really good times.

Posted 01 May 2014 at 19:09