Welcome to cEDH Budget Brews! We are a Discord based community here to help you gain entry into cEDH via a more modest price point. We understand everyone's budget is different, but we have found from experience that decks below a total budget of $500 (Pricing from deckstat.net) will not truly achieve a "cEDH" deck in most cases. With this in mind, we request that any deck submitted for review or optimization not be below a price point of $500. Please read the FAQs and feel free to use the resources available, including the deck lists, and the members of this server.


 

FAQS

What is cEDH?
Competitive Elder Dragon Highlander (cEDH) is about building your deck to be able to consistently win before anyone else is able to. With this in mind, naturally there will be certain strategies that work better. The number of powerful generals and deck lists is vast, but the top performing archetypes are somewhat narrow. For cEDH you will mostly choose between: control, stax, fast combo, slow combo or a mixture of these archetypes.

What if I can't afford $500+?
cEDH Budget Brews has the $500 target because that's where most commanders and cEDH deck types can be brought down to, and still function almost the same. Pro tip: proxies exist for a reason...

But what about [insert deck], will it work for less?
Yes, for less money, there are some decks that function well at lower budgets, down to about $200. These are mainly Momir Hackball, Yisan, Selvala Brostorm, and Gitrog Dredge. For a deck to perform well when severely budgeted, the important elements are non-reliance on mana rocks for ramp, and the combo being heavily commander focused. This is because the strongest mana rocks are expensive, as are the best tutors.

 


 

RESOURCES

Use these commands in the #bot-commands discord text channel or simply click the links below.

 


 

CREW BREWS

Official brews by the cEDH Budget Brews crew. These decks are not meant to be definitive lists, just an idea of what a budgeted list could look like. Feel free to adjust based on cards you own, shifting card prices or your play group's meta.

Deck-lists Commanders Strategies
Half a Seared Sausage Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger
Proactive
KCI Teshar Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle
Proactive
Selvala Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
Proactive
Animar Animar, Soul of Elements
Proactive
Evolution of a King Kenrith, the Returned King
Adaptive
Kinnan Scepter Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy
Proactive
Razakats Kenrith, the Returned King
Adaptive
Rielle Rielle, the Everwise
Adaptive
Pauper King Kenrith, the Returned King
disruptive
Dawnwaker Evolution Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder | Thrasios, Triton Hero
adaptive
TnT Consult Thrasios, Triton Hero | Tymna the Weaver
disruptive
Hermit Druid Kenrith, the Returned King
Disruptive
Pako Turns Haldan, Avid Arcanist | Pako, Arcane Retriever
Proactive
Fire Shark Tornado Brallin, Skyshark Rider | Shabraz, the Skyshark
Disruptive
Rashmi Control Rashmi, Eternities Crafter
Disruptive
Jhoira Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain
Proactive
Yuriko Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow
Disruptive
Blue Pod Thrasios, Triton Hero | Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
Adaptive
Consult Alela Alela, Artful Provocateur
Adaptive
Filter Anje Anje Falkenrath
Proactive
Tatyova Tatyova, Benthic Druid
Disruptive
Ghave Ghave, Guru of Spores
Disruptive
Edric Turns Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Proactive
Pet Cemetery Tana, the Bloodsower | Tymna the Weaver
Proactive
Najeela Tempo Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
Adaptive
Unpaid Intern Urza Urza, Lord High Artificer
Adaptive
Meren Meren of Clan Nel Toth
Proactive
Korvold Korvold, Fae-Cursed King
Proactive
Mairsil Mairsil, the Pretender
Disruptive
Chulane Chulane, Teller of Tales
Adaptive
Lesser Thief Kraum, Ludevic's Opus | Tymna the Weaver
Adaptive
Tasigur Tasigur, the Golden Fang
Disruptive
Tainted Shimmer Zur Zur the Enchanter
Proactive
Kykar Kykar, Wind's Fury
Adaptive
Yeetsan Yisan, the Wanderer Bard
Adaptive
Spin to Win Toothy, Imaginary Friend | Pir, Imaginative Rascal
Adaptive
Shaper Taint Breya, Etherium Shaper
Adaptive
Elsha Elsha of the Infinite
Adaptive
Gitrog Dredge The Gitrog Monster
Proactive
Godo Helm Godo, Bandit Warlord
Proactive
Consultation Kess Kess, Dissident Mage
Adaptive
Niv Mizzet Niv-Mizzet, Parun
Adaptive
FC Prossh Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
Proactive
The Hate Dude Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
Adaptive
Curious Control Thrasios, Triton Hero | Vial Smasher the Fierce
Disruptive
Meta Pod Tana, the Bloodsower | Tymna the Weaver
Disruptive
Varolz Hulk Varolz, the Scar-Striped
Proactive

proactive

Rarely prioritizes disrupting opponents over finding wincons and/or playing value engines. Not necessarily fast, but they are unlikely to switch their focus to disrupting opponents.

disruptive

Focuses on preventing opponents from winning or gaining board presence before spending resources on wincons, with rare exceptions.

adaptive

Often switches between proactive and disruptive based on matchups or draws, and employs tools which allow for both winning early and grinding late game.

The hot pepper denotes some level of spiciness that may deviate from the full price list.

The dollar search icon denotes a list that is sub $500. Included here because we like it.

 



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