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CardShark Content - Jon Erik Ariza (6/14/2005)

I have always been interested in what has come to be known as Peasant Magic. A good all-common deck seems both practical and economical. While never actually meaning to build a Peasant deck myself, a goblin deck I built needed only very slight tweaking to fit into this specialized format, and it’s Type II to boot.

Creatures: 28
4 Spark Elemental
Spark Elemental
Spark ElementalSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample. At the end of turn, sacrifice Spark Elemental.

4 Raging Goblin
Raging Goblin
Raging GoblinSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and tap the turn it comes under your control.)

2 Goblin Raider
Goblin Raider
Goblin RaiderSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Matt Stawicki
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Goblin Raider can't block.

4 Goblin Striker
Goblin Striker
Goblin StrikerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Berserker
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Kevin Dobler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike, haste

4 Akki Rockspeaker
Akki Rockspeaker
Akki RockspeakerSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
154
Artist:
David Martin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Akki Rockspeaker comes into play, add R to your mana pool.

4 Goblin Cohort
Goblin Cohort
Goblin CohortSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Goblin Cohort can't attack unless you've played a creature spell this turn.

2 Akki Avalanchers
Akki Avalanchers
Akki AvalanchersSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Akki Avalanchers gets +2/+0 until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.

4 Frostling
Frostling
FrostlingSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
103
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Frostling Frostling deals 1 damage to target creature.


Spells: 22
4 Inflame
Inflame
InflameSet: Prophecy
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Inflame deals 2 damage to each creature dealt damage this turn.

4 Fists of the Anvil
Fists of the Anvil
Fists of the AnvilSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Target creature gets +4/+0 until end of turn.

2 Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

2 Crushing Pain
Crushing Pain
Crushing PainSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Crushing Pain deals 6 damage to target creature that was dealt damage this turn.

2 Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic HammerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to any one creature or player.

2 Yamabushi's Storm
Yamabushi's Storm
Yamabushi's StormSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
199
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Yamabushi's Storm deals 1 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would be put into a graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead.

2 Crack the Earth
Crack the Earth
Crack the EarthSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Each player sacrifices a permanent.

4 Lava Spike
Lava Spike
Lava SpikeSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
178
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Lava Spike deals 3 damage to target player.


Land: 15
15 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s


My original intent when building this deck (or its non-peasant progenitor) was to build a deck with an extremely low mana curve, simply because I'd been so frustrated with being mana-screwed. This deck has an average mana cost less than two (1.4 to be exact), which means you can take an opening hand with a single land and be fine.

Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s (15)

For a deck meant to combat the game-breaking mana screw, fifteen lands might seem retroactive, but that is counterbalanced with he low mana cost of the deck. With so few slots spent on land, there is much more room in the deck for everything else.

Spark Elemental
Spark Elemental
Spark ElementalSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample. At the end of turn, sacrifice Spark Elemental.
(4) Cost: R

The Spark Elemental
Spark Elemental
Spark ElementalSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample. At the end of turn, sacrifice Spark Elemental.
s really must be my favorite creature in this deck. A 3/1 with Haste and Trample. Of course, you have to sacrifice him at the end of your turn, but this is only a mild blemish considering what its capahle of. If by some miracle, the Elemental is still alive at the end of combat, you could always play Crack the Earth
Crack the Earth
Crack the EarthSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Each player sacrifices a permanent.
during your second main phase and sacrifice it to that.

Raging Goblin
Raging Goblin
Raging GoblinSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and tap the turn it comes under your control.)
(4) Cost: R

The Raging Goblin
Raging Goblin
Raging GoblinSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and tap the turn it comes under your control.)
has been a Goblin mainstay for quite some time and was recruited into this deck for its haste ability at the cost of only one red mana, which makes them good drops for your opening turn.

Goblin Raider
Goblin Raider
Goblin RaiderSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Matt Stawicki
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Goblin Raider can't block.
(2) Cost: 1R


It’s really saying something about a deck when your ´´heavy hitter´´ is only a 2/2, but that's the case with this deck. The Raider can't block, which is something of a bummer, but seeing as the deck is about offense, it can be overlooked

Goblin Striker
Goblin Striker
Goblin StrikerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Berserker
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Kevin Dobler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike, haste
(4) Cost: 1R

The Goblin Striker
Goblin Striker
Goblin StrikerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Berserker
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Kevin Dobler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike, haste
costs only 1R and comes packaged with 2 useful abilities, First Strike and Haste. Once more, haste promotes the speed of the deck, letting it attack the moment he's dropped and first strike ability lets him take out 1/1's and survive, as well as giving you an opening to use Inflame
Inflame
InflameSet: Prophecy
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Inflame deals 2 damage to each creature dealt damage this turn.
or Crushing Pain
Crushing Pain
Crushing PainSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Crushing Pain deals 6 damage to target creature that was dealt damage this turn.
, which means he can help bring down a 3/3 or even a 7/7.

Akki Rockspeaker
Akki Rockspeaker
Akki RockspeakerSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
154
Artist:
David Martin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Akki Rockspeaker comes into play, add R to your mana pool.
(4) Cost: 1R

The Rockspeaker is a nice creature to have, although he lacks any real offensive or defensive abilities like Haste or First Strike, but he does provide an additional red mana upon coming into play, which goes a long way in this deck. Aside from that, the Rockspeaker is your basic blocking creature, likely the one staying behind when your Hasters are off attacking.

Goblin Cohort
Goblin Cohort
Goblin CohortSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Goblin Cohort can't attack unless you've played a creature spell this turn.
(4) Cost: R

My second favorite creature in the deck, the Goblin Cohort
Goblin Cohort
Goblin CohortSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Goblin Cohort can't attack unless you've played a creature spell this turn.
is a 2/2 for only one red mana. Its basically a type II version of the old Mogg Conscripts
Mogg Conscripts
Mogg ConscriptsSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblins
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Mogg Conscripts cannot attack unless you have successfully cast a creature spell this turn.
. In Type II, only Isamaru, Hound of Konda
Isamaru, Hound of Konda
Isamaru, Hound of KondaSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
, can match that bang for the buck. Historically, all 2/2 one-drops have a rather large downside, Pouncing Jaguar
Pouncing Jaguar
Pouncing JaguarSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
269
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Echo (During your next upkeep after this permanent comes under your control, pay its casting cost or sacrifice it.)
has Echo, forcing you to pay for it again, Flailing Soldier
Flailing Soldier
Flailing SoldierSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1: Flailing Soldier gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Any player may play this ability.1: Flailing Soldier gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Any player may play this ability.
provides a built-in method for your opponent to kill him, Ghazban Ogre is lost to the player with the highest life, and Isamaru is Legendary. Goblin Cohort
Goblin Cohort
Goblin CohortSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Goblin Cohort can't attack unless you've played a creature spell this turn.
's only shortcoming is that he can only attack if you played a creature spell, but with nearly half of the deck being creatures, odds are you'll have one to play.

Akki Avalanchers
Akki Avalanchers
Akki AvalanchersSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Akki Avalanchers gets +2/+0 until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.
(2) Cost: R

The Avalanche
Avalanche
AvalancheSet: Ice Age
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy X target snow-covered lands.
rs are basically here to provide a little more muscle to your attack force. Given that most creatures in this deck are only 1/1, it’s nice to be able to pump one of them. Of course, this comes at the price of one mountain in the graveyard. Of course with the lack of land in the deck, you'll want to exercise caution when using the ability.

Frostling
Frostling
FrostlingSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
103
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Frostling Frostling deals 1 damage to target creature.
(4) Cost: R

Almost as good as the old Mogg Fanatic
Mogg Fanatic
Mogg FanaticSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Mogg Fanatic: Mogg Fanatic deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
, the Frostling
Frostling
FrostlingSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
103
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Frostling Frostling deals 1 damage to target creature.
is a 1/1 one-drop that can stop a single 2/2 or two 1/1's single-handedly, or used to deal the first damage necessary to play an Inflame
Inflame
InflameSet: Prophecy
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Inflame deals 2 damage to each creature dealt damage this turn.
or Crushing Pain
Crushing Pain
Crushing PainSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Crushing Pain deals 6 damage to target creature that was dealt damage this turn.
.

Inflame
Inflame
InflameSet: Prophecy
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Inflame deals 2 damage to each creature dealt damage this turn.
(4) Cost: R

Considering the weenies that fill this deck, it needs methods of taking down bigger creatures. A single inflame can help your 1/1 bring down a 3/3, or if more of these are played in succession, you can bring down a 5/5, a 7/7, or even a 9/9.

Fists of the Anvil
Fists of the Anvil
Fists of the AnvilSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Target creature gets +4/+0 until end of turn.
(4) Cost: 1R

Fists of the Anvil
Fists of the Anvil
Fists of the AnvilSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Target creature gets +4/+0 until end of turn.
further adds to the offensive power of the red-weenies, this one giving your creature a more-than-decent +4/+0 stat boost, which may not let it survive any longer, but at least cut your opponent's or his creatures' lives a bit short.

Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
(2) Cost: R

What Red deck would be complete without a blast spell? Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
is the cheapest direct damage spell in standard. If I had Arcane spells in the deck, I might've used Glacial Ray
Glacial Ray
Glacial RaySet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Glacial Ray deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Splice onto Arcane 1R (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)
s for the splicing ability but that is not the case, so instead we have the cheaper Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
s.

Crushing Pain
Crushing Pain
Crushing PainSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Crushing Pain deals 6 damage to target creature that was dealt damage this turn.
(2) Cost: 1R

This card is basically 3 Inflame
Inflame
InflameSet: Prophecy
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Inflame deals 2 damage to each creature dealt damage this turn.
s for the price of 2, although it only targets a single creature. Whereas four Red mana could help a 1/1 bring down a 9/9 using Inflame
Inflame
InflameSet: Prophecy
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Inflame deals 2 damage to each creature dealt damage this turn.
s, with Crushing Pain
Crushing Pain
Crushing PainSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Crushing Pain deals 6 damage to target creature that was dealt damage this turn.
s, you can take down a 13/13. The main use of the Crushing Pain
Crushing Pain
Crushing PainSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Crushing Pain deals 6 damage to target creature that was dealt damage this turn.
is to bring down large creatures with a small creature. The fact that it only targets a single creature could be good or bad, depending on the situation. Good if there's one specific creature you want to bring down, bad if you want to take down several creatures.

Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic HammerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to any one creature or player.
(2) Cost: 1R

Another blast spell, the hammer deals 1 damage more than a Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
for slightly higher mana cost. Nothing much to say here except you either Hammer your opponent or one of his creatures, that simple.

Yamabushi's Storm
Yamabushi's Storm
Yamabushi's StormSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
199
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Yamabushi's Storm deals 1 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would be put into a graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead.
(2) Cost: 1R

The storm is here to wipe the board at a relatively low price. The storm's initial barrage of 1 damage is enough to take out any weenies you or your opponent may control. Of course this could hurt you, but odds are you'll play this when you opponent has a creature advantage. After the initial storm, Inflame
Inflame
InflameSet: Prophecy
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Inflame deals 2 damage to each creature dealt damage this turn.
s can be used to add up the amount of damage and casualties, hopefully on your opponent's side.

Lava Spike
Lava Spike
Lava SpikeSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
178
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Lava Spike deals 3 damage to target player.
(4) Cost: R

More damage than a Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
for the same price, but it can only shoot your opponent directly. Not much of a downside, if you ask me.


As you might have noticed the deck is cheap and is fast. In the right circumstances, you can hit your opponent for eight damage on the second turn. Although chances are slim you'll have all the cards needed in your opening hand, you can play a land the first, drop the Goblin Cohort
Goblin Cohort
Goblin CohortSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Goblin Cohort can't attack unless you've played a creature spell this turn.
. Next turn, play a second land, drop two Sparks and attack. Although there are a wide variety of spells your opponent could play so early that would protect him, there's always the chance they won't have it on hand, or that they'd already be tapped out from their own one-drop.

Nothing in the deck costs over 2 mana and is all directed at hitting your opponent's life as fast as possible. Spark Elemental
Spark Elemental
Spark ElementalSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample. At the end of turn, sacrifice Spark Elemental.
s give you a fast one-drop that can trample through whatever defenses your opponent has early in the game. The deck is almost 100% offense, basically hoping to keep your opponents off their toes and unable to pull together a formidable attack force. If you need a blocker, leave just enough to stop the attack, but keep the pressure on your opponent.

The creatures you control are small, so you need tricks to bring down your opponent's larger creatures. Luckily, you're equipped with blast spells like Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
and Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic HammerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to any one creature or player.
that can hit your opponent’s creatures and spells like Inflame
Inflame
InflameSet: Prophecy
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Inflame deals 2 damage to each creature dealt damage this turn.
and Crushing Pain
Crushing Pain
Crushing PainSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Crushing Pain deals 6 damage to target creature that was dealt damage this turn.
help bring down bigger creatures.

Obviously, such a fast, low-cost, single-minded deck is widely vulnerable. This deck tries to compensate by putting your opponent on the defensive early on in the game before they are set up, but there are still some deck types that could put you on the losing end. Flying creatures are a big weakness, as they are in most of my decks. Life decks also put you on uneven footing, especially if they can get started early.

Although this isn't nearly as powerful as many other decks, it does seem to instill an enjoyable amount of fear into those I play it against. As for the Peasant Arena
Arena
ArenaSet: Timeshifted
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
3, T: Tap target creature you control and target creature of an opponent's choice he or she controls. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to the other.
, I haven't found another Peasant Deck to play it against, so I don't know how well this one stacks up.


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