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Subject: Peasant Magic Deck (made of no uncommons!):
4x Lonely Sandbar
4x Spire Golem
4x Ninja of the Deep Hours
4x Spiketail Hatchling
2x Looter il-Kor
(24) Other Spells
4x Think Twice
3x Piracy Charm
1x Mana Leak
4x Force Spike
3x Mana Leak
2x Looter il-Kor
This deck is all about controlling the game through
counters, drawing, and Spire Golem defense. It's pretty
skill intensize but possible to master with time.
Mulliganing is a tad bit tricky especially if a counter or
draw heavy hand is pulled. Thus, the deck requires a good
amount of skill to decide what is a great hand and what is a
bad one. For example, it's easier to accept a hand of a lot
of counters with one draw element in comparison to a hand
full of draw elements and one counter.
The Islands in the deck actually do more than just make mana
in the deck. They also help to power out Spire Golems on
the cheap so it makes sense to have them as the dominant
land. Also, the Lonely Sandbars are lands when they need to
be and draw power which can help to get more counters.
The four Spire Golems are the main power cards. They help
to set up a strong defense by stopping small creature rushes
and allows the deck to keep open counter and drawing mana.
At the same time, it has evasion for going on the offensive
and is a good ninjutsuing target for Ninja of the Deep
Hours. Speaking of which, he helps to increase card
advantage and deal damage. Every single time he is played,
many opponents react with removal. In that way, he draws
removal away from the Spire Golems. Going onward, Spiketail
Hatchling is a creature and a counter. It helps to put
pressure on the opponent in the early game without
sacrificing board development if they choose not to play a
card during their next turn. It also has evasion and is
thus another good ninjutsuing target. Looter il-Kor, the
final creature, is in some ways the fifth and sixth ninja.
It has evasive qualities like all the other creatures and
can deal nearly unblockable damage on a clogged board while
sifting through the deck simultaneously.
The Other Spells
Counterspell, Prohibit, Exclude, and Mana Leak each act as
removal and stops the opponent from acting upon their
devious plans. They are the reason why the deck works.
Pressing onwards, Think Twice is a draw card split in two.
It is good for casting at the end of an opponents turn when
otherwise leftover mana might go to waste while also
increasing card advantage. Another plus is that it helps
tremendously against decks packed with discard because it
can always be replayed with its flashback. Piracy Charm
gets rid of pesky small creatures that slip under counters
during the early game. It has other uses such as giving a
creature islandwalk and forcing the opponent to discard a
card at instant speed so it acts a preemptive counter, but
mainly, it's just used for its removal aspect.
Annul gives a fighting chance against Affinity decks and
can stop decks that rely off of artifacts or enchantments.
Force Spike is for aggressive decks that might use cards
such as Wild Mongrel or other quick creatures. Mana Leak
may be swapped into the deck for where heavy burn is the
matchup. Capsize discourages creature removal heavy decks
while the additional Looter il-Kors are for control on
control matchups where more threats are needed.
I hope these tips help for anyone who might be willing to
give the deck a shot.
P.S. If you liked this deck, check out my other Peasant
Magic Deck, GW Cloak by TPCDeckmaster.
Love it/ Hate it email me at: TPCDeckmaster@walmartconnect.com