Welcome! Come on in, the Standard meta is in a place where a huge variety of decks can win. There are precons, but there is a strong argument to be made for buying singles. Mtggoldfish has a listing of the meta decks here. Budget decks are below the most popular standard decks, but your budget gives you a wide range.Quote from OrphanAxis »So I haven't played Magic in years and I'm dying to play, but I don't a know a thing about the metagame or current sets. Innistrad just came out when my local game store closed and I stopped playing. But is it at all feasible to make a deck for 200-300$ that won't get trampled on at FNM? If possible I'd like to try building something without tons of cards that are rotating soon, I'm not trying to win the night as much as I just want to play a deck that could maybe go 2-2 as I work on making it better.
Do they still make the FNM ready precons or something like that?
In between the standard and budget decks, there is a link to more standard decks. I recommend you follow that link and pick the deck whose style fits yours most closely. Do look at Boros Feather and Selesnya Tokens, which are not terribly affected by rotation, fit your budget and are quite capable of meeting your performance needs. Tokens, in particular, is poised to be better when Goblin Chainwhirler rotates. I have been enjoying Feather quite a bit myself lately.