Arcades, the Strategist - EDH Budget Deck Tech $25 | Magic the Gathering | Commander

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The40HAX Vlogs : In the reasonable upgrades, I reccomend Meekstone. Its a 1 mana artifact that creatures with power 3 or greater don’t untap during the untap step. Since most defenders have 0 power and arcades has vigilance, its a reall good card in the deck and its realitivly cheap at around $4

patroricklenizle : Not including the commander in the total price is a smart move. Gives more flexibility in commander choices. Keep up the great work

Jordon Cox : Definitely do more videos where you don’t include the commander in the cost because there are people who want to play that commander regardless of the cost of getting it. They just don’t have a big budget for the other 99 at the moment.

sheryiff : At 18:40 you say that sunscape familiar is a 0/4 . Literally unwatchable. Subscribed.

Johnny D. Martyr : Am I the only one who thinks the golden pig looks better on mtg cards than the official holo sticker on the bottom center of the cards?

Brandon LaBrosse : Great video, as always. I was wondering if you might consider adding on to the reasonable upgrades portion and suggesting like a "first out" section detailing the cards you might consider cutting first when upgrading.

DaC00kieM0bsta : Great list, since this is defender tribal though. I think it's probably worth mentioning the Axebane Guardian/Freed from the Real combo, that lets you generate infinite mana with only two creatures out. Freed from the Real is only $0.25 right now, so I'm surprised it didn't make the cut. Keep it up my dude!

Karol Własiuk : Also for further support I'd recommend Brave the Sands - with this enchantment we can attack and still hide behind huge walls. And maybe for more comeback ability I'd consider Dusk/Dawn - first part might destroy Arcades but when he's not around it's just pure value and Dawn part works as Return to the Ranks with set cost of 5. For protection Heroic Intervention and some counterspells might do the trick (at least in my meta do). For mana base I'd probably think about Reliquary Tower because it's reasonably cheap nowadays. And finally thanks for this great deck tech - dividing deck into 10 strategies and explaining every card is something I was really looking for.

Bagel Hole : I've been looking around at MTG stuff for about a year now, this is probably going to be the first paper deck I'll put together. I love the concept of big walls being beefy attackers.

The Raven : As much as I enjoy the deck, it has a pretty big flaw in my opinion. It relies so much on Arcades that if it gets stolen, or repeatedly removed the deck starts to lose hard and doesn't have a back-up win condition. Once you are unable to recast Arcades (extremely common in a lot of metas to be unable to cast your commander) you basically just lose.

Richard Rogers : Definitely agree. I think we need more decks where the commander isn't included in the cost I have arcades pulled from a pack during league. I have a ton of commanders I pulled from random packs so to build a deck with 25$ is amazing.

Pringy 978 : Dawn/Dusk is really solid in this build. Elspeth Sun's champion is the first planeswalker you should go for, and if you can grab a meekstone or similar its hillarious to watch. Finally, tree of redemption and mentor of the meek have been all-stars for me :)

Gus Carbone : How about Krupix as an upgrade. He allows you to hold onto extra mana for later and has the no maximum hand-size clause. Also, Reliquary Tower is great when drawing lots of cards. Hornet Nest, Slagworm armor, Wall of Shards

Douglas Mannor : When I first saw arcades I immediately thought of tree of redemption and how explosive it could be.

Adam Xue : Whats so odd about defenders attacking? Clearly nothing, because offence is the best defence.

i1KiCK1BUTT : rip wall of blood.

Jake applegate : Temur sabertooth.

Brendan Eichler : I think that it would be interesting to do a Commander excluded budget Doran, the Siege Tower to show the differences between the "butt-fighting" commanders... and not because I recently got a Doran and desperately want advice on how to build him.

Thy Art Is Derp : I've been having Arcedes in my binder just waiting for him to command a deck. Thanks to you guys, that is now possible. Much love.

Victor Augusto Sant Anna Valderramos Bittencourt : Guy, I am loving your deck techs, they are giving my lots of ideas. Very nice work!

OP Malfit : Fall of Frost

Daniel Nelson : I’ve been thinking of my third deck after I took apart my Zur deck. I was thinking Orzhov but then in hit me to build walls. At least mine won’t cost 5 billion. Lol.

themonkeyhand : Sunscape Familiar..... So some wizard was like, yeah, my little creature helper is going to be... nah, not a baby dragon, not a cat, not a unicorn, not a homunculi.... I'm gonna pick a wall.

Trenton Rose : ..... I'm making this! It looks like so much fun

MarcMTG : Did nobody mention Wakestone Gargoyle?

Kylie.92 : I was working on a Arcades deck too and see it can be budget and fun at the same time is amazing ç-ç nice work guys!

YugiGOGOGO : as a long time player and someone getting back in the game, it's great that you aren't including the commander itself. Many newbies will either pull or trade for some 20 to even 50 dollar legendary, however that be their only money card. i just found this channel but i would love to see a "Sedris the Traitor King" 25 dollar deck.

2long2cat : Budget: Reveillark (recursion) and the usual Mana Dorks such as Llanowar Elves and Avacyn's Pilgrim. Slightly over budget: Edric, Spymaster of Trest (even more draw)/ Mother of Runes (protection galore)/ Sun Titan (recursion)

Steven Dunham : Awesome build!

Not Your Average Nothing : Door of Destinies, Coat of Arms, Wall of Nets, Vent Sentinel, Caller of the Hunt, Belbe’s Portal, Doom Cannon, Distant Melody, Herald’s Horn, Kindred Boon/Discovery/Summons, Steely Resolve…

Christopher Kira Harbour : I'd love for some sort of link to a deck on tcgplayer so that i can one-click to purchase the deck as is....or something like that. anyways, great video!

Mateus Scartezini : amazing channel mate! devouring all your videos! hahausha greetings from brazil

Asui Zephyr : Great video :) why not put in Galvanic Alchemist? With Axebane Guardian is infinite mana practically.

Rafael Román : As always a nice deck tech

Plan Punnarit : $100 upgrade pls

Rob Koper : Sunscape Familiar is a great value engine in this deck. I’ve found the only real combat weaknesses are flying creatures and chump blocking. These are easy to remedy with Spidersilk Armor and Primal Rage. For cheap and nasty surprises, Dramatic Reversal and Triton Tactics are awesome.

Richard Rogers : K I'm building this I was waiting for you to do this!

Tuomas Kivi : Awesome

corrackisdead : I was not expecting this at all, so I am happy beyond belief for a fun arcades deck

denorolyzer : I've ordered this deck. I look forward to trying it out.

Nah M8 : "I will build a great wall, nobody builds walls better than me."- Arcades the strategist.

Rhexyn : Rolling Stone and Wakestone Gargoyle would be spicy includes in an Arcades deck for sure. I might come back to building Wall tribal since I didnt have an amazing time with it when Doran was piloting it. I think the added blue gives it a nice edge.

Ernest Lam : Been watching your vids this morning. I think this is 6th I've watched and is my favorite. I have most these cards. I love treants so I like to play around with cards that take advantage of high defense.

Brad Fenton : Another great video, I'm still really hoping to see some of these decks battle it out in some gameplay if you can ever get the time/resources.

premium granpa : Id put a tree of redemption 0/13 and can tap to switch your life total with its toughness its also about 1$

Jared Gibson : Been looking for a more "Fair" deck to build; this one may be a contender.

The CookieMeister : I actually recently opened arcades so i’m pretty hyped for this one

Brian Okafor : Wow....I am crying right u Mitch 😭😭😭

Winds of Change : Try finding others ways of sayings things are useful or come in handy, hearing comes in handy or comes in huge multiple times is tiresome and very repetitive. But I love these videos. A minor gripe

Rey Manosca : Great deck...I pulled arcades..two of them to be exact and ur deck list seems competitive already with the heavy amount of synergy. My only inclusion to the deck would be adding lightning greaves, sun Titan, and ascetisim for the added hexproof. Anyways would like to see a budget deck on the new commander 18 product