Mono Red Aggro – Budget Pioneer Deck

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Mono Red Budget
by darthjacen
Pioneer
best of 3
2 mythic
24 rare
22 uncommon
12 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (6)
4
Play with Fire
$9.96
Sorceries (8)
Artifacts (2)
2
Embercleave
$18.98
Enchantments (4)
Lands (20)
8
Mountain
$2.00
3
Castle Embereth
$1.05
4
Ramunap Ruins
$3.16
60 Cards
$104.78
Sideboard
4
Redcap Melee
$1.00
4
Lava Coil
$1.00
4
Roiling Vortex
$3.96
15 Cards
$8.33

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Mono Red Budget
Pioneer
by darthjacen
2 mythic
24 rare
22 uncommon
12 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Description

Mono Red is the default first deck for new players in most formats. Given that mono-colored decks tend to have cheaper mana-bases than two or three-colored decks, this can help you bolster your overall spell quality. While that remains true in Pioneer, to keep this powerful aggro deck under budget, we do have to cut some of the premier spells like Chandra, Dressed to Kill and Eidolon of the Great Revel, which are both powerful tools to help win against some of your worse matchups.

In exchange, we are pulling a little bit from the old Standard mono red deck that played Ana, Hardened in the Forge, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, Castle Embereth, and Embercleave. While we aren’t going all the way down that path, these cards give you a better chance of closing out games given you are missing some of your otherwise powerful creatures and Planeswalkers.

In the sideboard we also lose out on some staple cards such as Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Rampaging Ferocidon. If you were looking for first places to upgrade this deck, I would start with the sideboard changes since they are on the cheaper side at about $50 between budget and full build. The four Chandra, Dressed to Kill and Eidolon will run you over $200 and are the big gap between budget and full build. So, while you can get quite close to the full build for under $200, those eight cards will nearly double your budget deck’s cost, so be aware of that when purchasing this style of deck.

Mono Red Full Build
by darthjacen
Pioneer
best of 3
3 mythic
25 rare
18 uncommon
14 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
Instants (7)
1
Wild Slash
$0.25
4
Play with Fire
$9.96
Sorceries (6)
Enchantments (4)
Lands (20)
11
Mountain
$2.75
4
Ramunap Ruins
$3.16
60 Cards
$281.94
Sideboard
2
Redcap Melee
$0.50
2
Lava Coil
$0.50
3
Roiling Vortex
$2.97
15 Cards
$71.49

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Mono Red Full Build
Pioneer
by darthjacen
3 mythic
25 rare
18 uncommon
14 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

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