Aiokii – Budget Gruul Bloodrush


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Since the beginning of Magic: the Gathering, red/green decks have been strong. Green is best known for it’s mana ramp and instant speed creature boosting spells. Red is famous for offensive creatures that can damage quickly.

Today’s budget deck twists the traditional G/R deck into a creature filled beater. What if the creatures give the instant speed boosts instead of spells? This deck can be built for just $23 and is great for beginning players to start their hobby.

Gruul Poetry Slam

The Ramp

4x Elvish Mystic

4x Zhur-Taa Druid

These two mana dorks fuel the speed of this deck. Not only can they bring the higher casting cost creatures into play faster, they can be used as quick mana for bloodrush attacks.

Heavy Hittersghor-clan

4x Prophetic Flamespeaker

4x Slaughterhorn

4x Ghor-Clan Rampager

4x Rubblebelt Maaka

4x Zhur-Taa Swine

Most of these creatures have the bloodrush ability which means they can be used as both a creature and an extra boost during attacking. not only that, Ghor-Clan Rager offers trample to punch that damage through.

propheticIt’s important for you to not haphazardly discard creatures for minimal boosts. Remember that removal is prevalent and can easily thwart your plans when a heavily bloodrushed creature is destroyed, leaving your hand close to empty with no creatures in play. Cast your creatures cautiously and be even more cautious with when you play one for it’s bloodrush ability.

Prophetic Flamespeaker is a strong double strike and trample creature, which when boosted with bloodrush is very dangerous. It also allows you to play the top card of your deck which in some cases can net you another creature into play.Not only is it a great creature but it’s also a mythic rare that’s really cheap on your wallet.


4x Mutagenic Growth

4x Temur Battle Rage

4x Clan Defiance

Just in case your bloodrushers aren’t getting the job done you can fall back on more traditional creature boosts like Mutagenic Growth and Temur Battle Rage. Both are solid creature boosters that can cause sudden and unexpected lethal damage.

Clan Defense is a strong card that can take out players and creatures alike with it’s three ways to deal damage. Not only can it strike players it can clear potential blockers for even more damage from your bloodrushed creatures.

Swing Last!


Aiokii has been playing Magic: The Gathering since Fallen Empires was released in 1994 and has been a Planeswalker ever since. Tending to gravitate towards hand melting discard decks, he has a knack for creative Tribal decks, often catching adversaries unaware. Aiokii is also a moderator on Reddit Budgetdecks an you can contact him on Twitter or Facebook.

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