This is an extreme budget version of the Cavalcade decks that are popular in standard right now. The main goal is to get out a Cavalcade of Calamity or Raid Bombardment and then attack with as many one-power creatures as possible. This can be combined with either Chandra's Spitfire or The Flame of Keld to do massive damage. Suppose, for example, that you start off with a Scorch Spitter, Cavalcade of Calamity, and Chandra's Spitfire. You can then play a Raid Bombardment and a haste creature like Torch Courier, Fanatical Firebrand, or Tin Street Dodger on turn 4. Attack with all your creatures, triggering each of your enchantments three times, and dealing an extra point of damage with Scorch Spitter. That's a total of seven triggers for Chandra's Spitfire, making it a 22/3 flyer. Alternatively, you can play a one drop like Mogg Fanatic into a Cavalcade and then play another one-drop with The Flame of Keld on turn 3. This will usually allow you to get at least two more creatures by turn 5, at which point the Cavalcade/Keld combo will deal out 3 damage for each attacking creature.

If you have a couple of extra bucks, sub in a playset of Bomat Courier for Torch Courier and two Tin Street Dodger. You can also upgrade the burn spells with Skewer the Critics or Lightning Bolt.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Rarity (main - side)

22 - 0 Uncommons

18 - 0 Commons

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.65
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