Think of a Budget Deck Under $40 with Potential

antonjg

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Hey

So the point of this thread is to think of a deck under $40 and just explain how it can work. Now the obvious choice here is Night March but lets not say Night March here.
 
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crowfeather4

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A quad Heatmor PLS deck could always work. 4 Heatmor, 4 Blacksmith, 4 Max Elixer, 48 Fire Energy. If there is left over money, you could always throw in a Bridgette, Skyla or two.
 

MaD_DoG

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Miltank/Vileplume. You don't even need VS seekers. This is assuming there is no shaymin. Wobbuffet/bats comes close but I think is a bit over the mark.
 

87mcben

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Quad Flareon Ex could work.

Flareon Ex(Generations)---4
Blacksmith---4
Max elixr---4
Fire Energy---48

It would be awful though:D
 

AustinD

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How is Night March the obvious choice? Here are prices for just a few cards that are necessary (using TrollandToad.com)

3x Shaymin EX- $159
4x Battle Compressor- $23
4x VS Seeker- $48

Yeah, definitely not the best budget option.
 

bbninjas

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I've moved this thread from the TCG Competitive Play to the TCG Help & Advice as this would be a helpful resource for players looking for budget deck help, and the discussion isn't strictly competitive. I've also updated the thread to be under $40, as that is the average amount a budget deck will cost. ~bbninjas
 

bbninjas

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How is Night March the obvious choice? Here are prices for just a few cards that are necessary (using TrollandToad.com)

3x Shaymin EX- $159
4x Battle Compressor- $23
4x VS Seeker- $48

Yeah, definitely not the best budget option.

I'd assume that the OP is assuming you've already got the staples like VS Seeker and Battle Compressor, and you are not including Shaymin-EX. The actual substance - i.e. the techs and the Pokemon - are generally under $20 iirc.
 

crowfeather4

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Oh, it's $40. If you don't have any staple cards, 2 Destruction Rush Theme Decks and 2 Yveltal EX would work. Using the money that's left over, you could get basic staples such as Sycamore, Birch, and Ultra Ball.
 

Electricbluewolf

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How is Night March the obvious choice? Here are prices for just a few cards that are necessary (using TrollandToad.com)

3x Shaymin EX- $159
4x Battle Compressor- $23
4x VS Seeker- $48

Yeah, definitely not the best budget option.

You don't play 3 Shaymin in Nightmarch, at most 2, that's if you're really pushing it. One of the points of Nightmarch is that your opponent has a 5/6 card KO not 3.

I'd suggest you checkout Garchomp. It is a budget, but high quality deck, IMO.

Got to say Garchomp is good once it's set up.
 
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Asclepius24

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You don't play 3 Shaymin in Nightmarch, at most 2, that's if you're really pushing it. One of the points of Nightmarch is that your opponent has a 5/6 card KO not 3.
You're free to play whatever you'd like in NM, but the lists that have been winning in both Standard and Expanded run at least three Shaymin-EX. Many lists run four, and almost none fewer than three. You can Sky Return or play AZ to get them off the field.
 

Defz3r0

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I'll give another vote to Garchomp. Most variants aren't that expensive and you can really get a lot of mileage out of heavy Korrina. If you've got Seekers (since they would eat your entire budget otherwise), I've had some great luck with Greninja without Shaymin and the most expensive part would be the Breaks.
 

TuxedoBlack

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You don't play 3 Shaymin in Nightmarch, at most 2, that's if you're really pushing it. One of the points of Nightmarch is that your opponent has a 5/6 card KO not 3.
In reviewing some players' NM decks at recent State tournaments, most (that made T8) did run 3 Shaymin EXs.

Got to say Garchomp is good once it's set up.
Yes, like all good decks. One of the real great aspects of Garchomp is being able to take advantage of the great Fighting support, including: Korrina, Hawlucha (FUF), Strong energy, Fighting Stadium.
 

RunningWithScizors

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You're free to play whatever you'd like in NM, but the lists that have been winning in both Standard and Expanded run at least three Shaymin-EX. Many lists run four, and almost none fewer than three. You can Sky Return or play AZ to get them off the field.

Which ones run 3-4? All I've seen run 2. You don't have room to run any more. You need room for all those Trainers.
 
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