Awesome input guys I particularly appreciate the attempts at finalized lists with prices that helps a lot.
As far as prices which site to use as a price guide I wouldn't worry too much about but they did mention starcitygames ($26 US is about $20 CAD). Im not sure getting that specific is warranted though any old site ought to do.
I myself am going to tinker with a mono black control list and post that soon but who knows where I'll end up (doesn't start tell September)
I was about to suggest Storm, but then I checked the price of Manamorphose and the red rituals. Monoblack seems a really good option, since most of the staples are fairly cheap.
You can also try Infect. Inkmoth Nexus is way out of your budget, but Glistener Elf and another 6-8 infect critters and a crapload of pump spells should do the trick. Rancor is less than 2 bucks if you can fit it in.
Also, is the sideboard included into the 20$?
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Ah, enchantments! They're easily my second- or third-favourite type of nonland permanent.
Yes the whole deck including SB will need to be $20 (I figure I'll just work on it slowly as the weeks go on, main deck is priority).
Sorry I've yet to post my own list in progress but I'm really liking MBC and started playing pauper for more inspiration.
Infect is interesting but that's my modern deck and I'd prefer not to double up
I'm tinkering with a blue based artifact deck and i cant get anything to work because the US prices are so frustrating.
I could play cards like Sundering Titan or Ensoul Artifact, since they are around 2 Euro at magiccardmarket - but 5-7 US-Dollar in the US. My deck costs right now 12.32 EUR or 81.14 US-D ... yay
Anyway, whats the best way to counter spells? I didnt want to play black in, just pure blue with heavy ramp into big stuff. Right now i have problems fitting Counterspell, since the double blue is a problem with only 10 blue mana sources.
I actually won a few Vintage tournaments at the store I use to play at running a budget discard deck (ofc, this was like 10 years ago but it might still work). Hypnotic Specter, Liliana's Caress, Megrim, Duress, Hymn to Tourach, etc.
Are you playing with any restrictions? Because a couple of my friends and I use the Type one Dollar rules. As long as it has at least one printing that is worth a dollar or less,
and isn't outright banned in vintage, its legal to play. Channeldrazi just sort of steps on them, but channel is banned in most tornaments.