Magic: the Gathering
Five Budget Monocolored Pioneer Decklists
In today's article, I present five functional, mono-colored Pioneer budget decklists for you to use in your local tournaments or to introduce your friends to the format!
My Budget Deckbuilding Rules
not publish any list that is mechanically equal to a Challenger Deck, as I would only be building a list possibly worse than the one established by the product, which essentially undermines the purpose of this article to present interesting alternatives you can play or assemble to introduce Pioneer to your friends and lend them to them for fun. So, I won't be mentioning some cheap and functional lists known to the public, such as
Mono White Aurasor
Mono-Red Prowess, as they work similarly or equal to Orzhov Auras and Mono-Red Burn from the Challenger Decks. That said, I present you five Pioneer Budget lists that can be used at local events or to play with your friends!
Mono White Humans
Mono-White Humansis an aggressive creature-based archetype that bets on the synergy of its cards to populate the board with synergistic creatures and win the game. The list is created in the mold of the classic White Weenie and betting on the benefits of tribal synergies, it has a growing aggressive curve, using creatures that have some added value when they come into play or remain on the board.
Mono Blue Tempo
mustbe protected at all costs because it can win the game in a few turns is Tempest Djinn, especially against archetypes that do not have flying threats.
Mono-Blue Spirits, a tribal deck that does occasional results in Challenges, and trades its individual card interactions for greater tribal synergy, with cards like Rattlechains and Supreme Phantom supporting Ascendant Spirit and Spectral Adversary
Mono Black Devotion
Mono-Black Devotionis the deck for you. The archetype functions as a Midrange that seeks to sequence its plays with efficient creatures while increasing devotion to cast Gray Merchant of Asphodel with an explosive trigger that will commonly turn the tables in your favor or cause the last points of necessary damage to the opponent. And for that, we have an efficient creatures package.
reallycould take advantage of the inclusion of Thoughtseize as an unconditional discard on Maindeck that would open up many plays and make you better prepared against non-aggressive decks. Also, cards like Rankle, Master of Pranks could have some space in this list as an immediate impact threat that offers disruption, card advantage, and symmetric removal in a single card.
Mono Red Devotion
Mono Green Stompy
Saffron Olive, from MTGGoldfish, and my work essentially was adapting them to my taste and updating them with cards that came out in the latest sets. Other lists have been based on familiar archetypes from the community, or on iconic Standard lists from past seasons, updated with the vast card pool that only an eternal format can offer. Whichever list has caught your attention the most, I hope it will help you to know a little more about this format, and become interested in joining your local community. In the next article, I'll be bringing
multicoloredbudget deck options! Thanks for reading!