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Peasant Magic Decks

From: zakkattack@bellsouth.net [mailto:zakkattack@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 5:46 PM

Subject: Peasant Izzet

This deck is a wee dragonauts-gelectrode counterburn deck

Creatures 11
4 Gelectrode
4 Wee Dragonauts
3 Steamcore Wierds

Spells 26
4 Repeal
4 Boomerang
4 Mana Leak
4 Shock
4 Yamabushi's Flames
3 Compulsive Research
2 Electrolyze
2 Izzet Signet

Lands 22
9 Island
9 Mountain
4 Izzet Boilerworks

Sideboard
4 Convolute
4 Volcanic Hammer
3 Pyromatics
3 Train of Thought
1 Tidings/Flames of the Blood Hand

Okay, Wee Dragonauts make great flying smashers, and Gelectrodes are downright fun. and token snipers, which is handy against selesnyan people.
The Main deck is all commons, and other than the Compulsive Researchs, all instants. Why? Because you can play instants in response to Wees attacking, or being blocked, pumping them up... or killing the blocker so the dragonauts go through. Also, you can play instants, esp. like gigadrowse, in response to declaring attackers, pumping your wee dragonauts, preventing blocking, and untapping your gelectrodes for another round of pinging.

This deck beats most peasant decks, however huge creatures must be countered, or "comboed" upon with a sacrificial pumped wee, pinged by gelectrodes, and by burn spells. Or you can repeal it. Depending on whether not other peasant decks are control focused or not, switch Flames of the Blood Hand and Tidings, Tidings vs. Control, Flames of the Blood Hand vs.
Aggro-dominant metagame. You have 2 uncommon slots open to put stuff in, I
recommend:

+2 Electrolyze: solid card, anti-aggro
+2 Schismotivate: great for pumping up your wees
+2 Remand, gains tempo.
+1 of each main deck: Flames of the Blood Hand, +1 Tidings (be careful
unless you buy online from cardshark.com (edit out if not allowed to give sites please) they will be like $4 ea.)
+2 Genju of the Spires, it is a fun finisher.
+2 Hinder

If you leave the realm of peasantry, Hunted Dragons + Pyroclasm is good, giving you a 6/6 flyer with haste for 7. make that very good. or if you have to wait to kill the knights next turn, still good. Niv-Mizzet is a pet favorite, Keiga is very good, Minamo is nice in coupling with either of those. Some people recommend meloku, the clouded mirror.

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