Want a tourney deck that is not budget, but not full power

You could also do 2 moxes and one spirit guide if you really wanted a lotus. Spirit guide isn't terrible since you play null rod and (my list has) chalice.

Mono red blood moon only plays Black Lotus and Mox Ruby

Yea right now I think I'm going to build out blood moon. I will likely wait for the new set to see if there are any red walkers worth thinking about over Chandra. Anyone know any compelling lists?

i was tinkering around with different lists. i found sulfur elemental to be one of the best sideboard cards. Karn Silver Golem to be total dogshit. And you want to play all 8 rabblemasters

Sulfur elemental was a mainstay in 4 mentor land, but anymore, i don't know if it is worth the slot, can you talk more about wanting that as a sideboard card?

I imagine Sulfur elemental is good against mono white humans since the deck is mostly plains and turning off Cavern of souls does not matter a lick to the deck since you are not countering anything.

Also is a really good way to deal with MM, since the tokens will die on creation.

I'm surprised the rabblemasters are good still. I would have thought the deck still wants to hide behind ensnaring bridge and win off a chandra.

Forgive me if you've covered this in another thread, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Workshops? Surely if you're optimizing for wins, 4 Mishra's Workshop is going to get you further than 1 Black Lotus in a Jund deck? I think the Jund deck is promising and fun, and I think there are lots of decks you could build without blue power ... but a plain old Workshop deck has a decades-long record of success. Jund and any other deck in this thread just don't have the track record ... and if turns out that decks like Hatebears or GW or Jund are great right now, those are heavily metagame-centric decks that rapidly shift in power level every few months, where some form of Workshop deck has been top tier for literally 20 years.

I'm bad with prices but a quick look on MTGGoldfish suggests you should be able to cover the price of 4 Workshops with just the blue power and a single mox. If instead you sell the blue power and the Lotus, you'll not only end up with a dramatically better deck, but possibly more cash on hand.

If you just want to be able to say you own a Lotus, or you want to sit on it for #mtgfinance, or you just don't enjoy playing Workshops, then forget everything I said ... but I felt like the obvious answer went unstated.

Personally not a huge fan of playing meta decks, and workshops is still too much concentration of wealth for my tastes. Playing something that can win any match, is not specifically blown out by anything, and is something that gains edges from new releases interests me.

Were shops restricted I would pour my attention into some sort of eldrazi prison deck, because I like the idea of intentionally playing something that wants no power and no power lands and does things that are very strange when you consider the format, but shops eats that decks space right now so moon is way more interesting to me.

Ad Nauseam Tendrils.
Instead of off color moxen, it utilizes the Chrome and Opal variety.
Just a thought.

Put me in the mono-red moon camp. For just needing lotus and ruby that deck can be a monster.

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