MTG Jeff: 5 Historic Artisan (BUDGET) Decks that you MUST Try!! MTG JEFF December 23, 2019 Decklists, Fusion Gaming, Historic, MTG Arena, MTG Jeff Here are 5 decks that I have been playing with during the Historic Artisan Event on MTG Arena. Artisan is a format that only allows common and uncommon cards. Personally, I like this format much better than Pauper. It gives so many more options for fun gameplay while still staying inexpensive. I hope you enjoy the decklists & gameplay below! Infinite LifeDrain: This was probably the most consistent combo deck that Standard had seen in a long time, and it is still good now that it’s in Historic. Famished Paladin equipped with Sorcerer’s Wand creates an infinite combo as long as you find a way to give Famished Paladin lifelink. This deck has 10 spells that do just that. It also has 4 tutors for the Paladin with Forerunner of the Legion and 2 ways to tutors for Sorcerer’s Wand with Deadeye Quartermaster. Overall, it is very consistent at getting all the pieces on the board. Keeping everything alive is another matter. That is where Gods Willing comes in (you could add 2 copies of Spell Pierce as well). Ultimately, this is one of my favorite decks. Infinite combos are always SO fun!!! Creatures4 x Famished Paladin2 x Danitha Capashen, Paragon4 x Forerunner of the Legion2 x Deadeye Quartermaster Spells4 x Gods Willing4 x Opt2 x Spell Pierce Artifacts4 x Sorcerer’s Wand Enchantments4 x Sentinel’s Mark4 x Squire’s Devotion2 x On Serra’s Wings Lands13 x Plains (331)7 x Island (335)4 x Tranquil Cove Buy This List Mono-Green Blanchwood: Here is one that I have been having a blast playing. Blanchwood Armor is still an insanely powerful aura. For 3 mana you can suddenly have a 7/7 Llanowar Elves! Ultimately though you want to put it on Syr Faren, Barkhide Troll or Vine Mare. Paradise Druid also is a good target with it’s semi-hexproof. Sequencing is the only issue this decks has. It could use more card draw even outside of 4 copies of Elvish Visionary. I forgot about it while building and recording the deck, but you could add Season of Growth and have good success with it. I definitely recommend trying this one out. Creatures4 x Llanowar Elves4 x Barkhide Troll4 x Elvish Visionary4 x Paradise Druid3 x Syr Faren, the Hengehammer3 x Thrashing Brontodon2 x Fierce Witchstalker4 x Vine Mare Enchantments3 x Talons of Wildwood4 x Blanchwood Armor3 x Oakenform Lands22 x Forest (347) Buy This List Izzet Second Draw: This is the most powerful of all the decks in this list (in my opinion). It is the most consistent due to all of its card draw. The main win conditions are going wide with Improbably Alliance or swinging in big with Crackling Drake or Faerie Vandal. I was really impressed with Witching Well in this deck. It’s a great turn 1 play that sets up your turns without feeling like you’re wasting card draw triggers. Then late game it can still draw 2 cards at instant speed, awesome! If you are looking for something more competitive, this is definitely the one. Creatures2 x Spectral Sailor4 x Faerie Vandal4 x Crackling Drake Spells4 x Opt4 x Shock2 x Blink of an Eye3 x Radical Idea2 x Thrill of Possibility2 x Flame Sweep1 x Beacon Bolt Artifacts4 x Witching Well Enchantments4 x Improbable Alliance Lands9 x Island (335)9 x Mountain (343)2 x Izzet Guildgate (251)4 x Swiftwater Cliffs Buy This List Golgari Explore: Here is one that I had high hopes for an it honestly didn’t pay off for me. I was hoping that having bombs like Wildgrowth Walker and Lurking Chupacabra with just a bunch of explore creatures would be enough. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. This is the decklist that I played with in the video, but I would try to find a way to make it more consistent. Will this deck win games? Yes. Did I win games with it? No. If you want to try it, I wish you good luck. Creatures2 x Foulmire Knight // Profane Insight4 x Llanowar Elves4 x Seekers’ Squire4 x Ixalli’s Diviner4 x Merfolk Branchwalker4 x Wildgrowth Walker4 x Tishana’s Wayfinder4 x Lurking Chupacabra Spells4 x Enter the Unknown4 x Cast Down Lands11 x Forest (347)7 x Swamp (339)4 x Jungle Hollow Buy This List Jeskai Auras: This last one is more of a bucket list deck for me. It has some great potential and VERY explosive plays. It does have some issues with the build though. The first issue; 12 slow lands. I don’t know how to get around this with a 3-color deck in this format. I could get rid of one color, but then it wouldn’t fulfill my bucket list dream. Champion of the Flame and All That Glitters just seemed made for each other. The same way that Mist-Cloaked Herald and Curious Obsession were made for each other. Trying to fit them all into one deck just seems to fun not to try. I didn’t have great success with this deck, but I had some of the most INSANE plays with it. I hope you give it a shot. Creatures1 x Faerie Guidemother // Gift of the Fae4 x Healer’s Hawk2 x Novice Knight4 x Mist-Cloaked Herald2 x Tin Street Dodger4 x Adanto Vanguard4 x Champion of the Flame2 x Danitha Capashen, Paragon Spells4 x Curious Obsession4 x Arcane Flight Enchantments3 x Glaring Aegis4 x All That Glitters2 x Squire’s Devotion Lands4 x Plains (331)2 x Island (335)2 x Mountain (343)4 x Swiftwater Cliffs4 x Wind-Scarred Crag4 x Tranquil Cove Buy This List These 5 decks were very fun to build and play. I appreciate you taking the time to check them out and read my thoughts on them. I hope you continue to have fun playing Magic! FacebookGoogle+Twitter Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.