- Play call to arms and draft first as much as you can and see what styles you like. Here is a draft tier list to get you started.
- You can also test out decks vs AI before you buy the cards. Go to collection, check the 'unowned' box, go back to solo play, then you can select a deck with unowned cards
- Here is a tier list. What deck deserves to be top tier is subjective, but variations of these decks tend to be the most popular in the current meta.
- Here are a few places to check out for learning the game and decks:
Once you start to get an idea of what style you like, you can often get several deck types if they cross over in color. For example, 4 red/1 black, Red/black midrange, mono red and red/black aggro have a lot of the same cards. Then you could add Mono Blue and have the tools to run Red/blue control and Black/blue econ. Or buy green cards and get Red/Green ramp and Black/Green Ramp.
If you are patient with your purchases and make bids 1 cent over the highest current bid you can save money rather than just buying the current buy now price.