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A Guide to Battle Box

April 26th, 2022 — Anthony Mattox
How to Play Battle Box
Plains
Island
Swamp
Mountain
Forest
Coastal Tower
Salt Marsh
Urborg Volcano
Shivan Oasis
Elfhame Palace
Building a Battle Box List
Typical Structure

White

Cenn's Tactician
Benevolent Bodyguard
Kitesail Cleric
Loyal Pegasus
Whitemane Lion
Kor Skyfisher
Fencing Ace
Cavalry Drillmaster
Grateful Apparition
Angelic Page
Fairgrounds Patrol
Trusted Pegasus
Makeshift Battalion
Stonecloaker
Bant Battlemage
Leonin Battlemage
Scout's Warning
Ephemerate
Shelter
You Hear Something on Watch
Slaughter the Strong
+2 Mace
Dancing Sword
Barbed Spike
Gryff's Boon
Sentinel's Eyes
Spirit Mantle

Blue

Wingcrafter
Cloudfin Raptor
Stormscape Apprentice
Shipwreck Looter
Looter il-Kor
Jeskai Elder
Man-o'-War
Frost Trickster
Academy Drake
Esper Battlemage
Archaeomancer
Sage of the Falls
Syncopate
Twisted Image
Censor
Miscalculation
Think Twice
Into the Roil
Peel from Reality
Radical Idea
Teferi's Time Twist
Startling Development
Complicate
Thirst for Knowledge
Bubble Snare

Black

Dreadmalkin
Child of Night
Doomed Dissenter
Reassembling Skeleton
Brain Maggot
Liliana's Devotee
Nantuko Husk
Ravenous Harpy
Wakedancer
Doomed Necromancer
Fleshbag Marauder
Grixis Battlemage
Thallid Soothsayer
Keening Banshee
Manticore
Ulcerate
Tragic Slip
Fungal Infection
Vicious Offering
Murder
Unearth
Bone Shards
Bloodchief's Thirst
Murderous Compulsion
Wander in Death
Ichor Slick
Stir the Sands
Dead Weight

Red

Monastery Swiftspear
Thunderscape Apprentice
Abbot of Keral Keep
Dismissive Pyromancer
Burning-Fist Minotaur
Rimrock Knight // Boulder Rush
Stormblood Berserker
Fireslinger
Underworld Rage-Hound
Goblin Smuggler
Jund Battlemage
Merchant of the Vale // Haggle
Arcbound Tracker
Khenra Scrapper
Boggart Brute
Enthralling Victor
Barge In
Lightning Axe
Shock
Thrill of Possibility
Fists of Flame
Lightning Strike
Fiery Temper
Stoke the Flames
Go for Blood
Alchemist's Greeting

Green

Thornscape Apprentice
Almighty Brushwagg
Wasteland Viper
Nessian Hornbeetle
Pollenbright Druid
Scrounging Bandar
Treetop Ambusher
Jade Mage
Naya Battlemage
Yavimaya Sapherd
Loathsome Chimera
Arlinn's Wolf
Yeva's Forcemage
Reclamation Sage
Overgrown Armasaur
Arrogant Wurm
Giant Growth
Verdant Rebirth
Band Together
Saproling Migration
Smell Fear
Hunt the Weak
Kenrith's Transformation
Fungal Plots
Rune of Might
Feral Invocation

Other

Ravenous Squirrel
Qasali Pridemage
Goblin Legionnaire
Applied Biomancy
Depose // Deploy
Gingerbrute
Metallic Mimic
Perilous Myr
Juggernaut
Zephyr Boots
Alchemist's Vial
An example Battle Box list. View on Cube Cobra
Common Restrictions
Synergy and Build-Arounds
Prioritizing Flexible Cards
Bant Battlemage
You See a Pair of Goblins
Kitesail Cleric
Nantuko Husk
Metallic Mimic
Accounting for Never Missing Lands
Mana Costs
Considering Built in Card Advantage
Card Selection
Logistics
Rules Details
Variations
Build a Battle Box
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