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Gathering4Magic Peasant Cube

By Gathering4Magic

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Welcome to the Gathering4Magic Peasant Cube!

For all things related to this Peasant Cube, check out the Gathering4Magic Peasant Cube Page on the Gathering4Magic blog

(Any comments, questions, or suggestions as to how I could make the cube better are always welcome.)

This cube is owned and funded by RedeemedAntihero, though I've been much more active on here as Gathering4Magic (where I draft and work on the cube) since the launch of my blog than RedeemedAntihero (where I keep my EDH and other IRL lists).

I decided to make a cube because I enjoy drafting but don't always have the funds to draft. I had a bunch of commons and uncommons I wasn't really using, and love deck-building almost as much as I love playing, so why not build a Peasant Cube (Commons & Uncommons only)?

So after organizing my collection, pulling out sweet cards here and there, I slapped some together, gathered several more from the rest of the G4M crew, spent a bunch of time putting it together, examining it, tweaking it, refining it, etc., then spent a bunch on sleeves, and made a cube out of it!

I have tried to support a main deck archetype for each two color combination (though these archetypes do not always align with what that particular Ravinican Guild is about). Some of these archetypes overlap, such that you could play that archetype with varying color-combinations.

Many of these are eccentric archetypes that aren't found in "normal" cubes, so I'm currently working writing up an overview and strategy guide for each of these archetypes so people new to the cube can have an idea of what each "guild" is trying to do. Below is a list of links to the Archetype Overviews that I've written thus far. I'll be posting a new Archetype Overview each Monday, so new links will be added as they come in.

Archetype Overviews:

Azorius (White-Blue)

Orzhov (White-Black)

Dimir (Blue-Black)

Izzet (Blue-Red)

Rakdos (Black-Red)

Golgari (Black-Green)

Gruul (Red-Green)

Boros (Red-White)

Selesyna (Green-White)

Simic (Green-Blue)

Once I've fill in these ten Archetype Overviews, I'll work on posting more guides on the various iterations of the Shards and Wedges (the three-color combinations) as well.

EDIT: on April 17, 2015, I downsized my cube from 630 to 540. After discussion with those more experienced than I on Peasant Cube design, I realized I had a lot of unnecessary and underpowered cards. I also had some "strictly worse" cards as well, though this was due either to an ignorance of the "strictly better" card's existence, or lack of availability (working with what I've got). As such, I decided to trim the fat, and now we're down 90 cards. Other cuts may come as well, but I think they will be on a 1-for-1 replacement, I want to stick at 540 for now, given that it allows for up to 6 player sealed.

On September 14, 2016, I made some changes to the cube, the biggest of which was cutting a pet cycle of cards, that were slightly underpowered, yet flexible and fun to play. The problems were that 1) they didn't see as much play as I'd like, and 2) more importantly, they didn't really support the archetypes in the cube, and as such, I wanted to buff the archetypes with a few cards while still retaining what was already there.

Cuts: Thunderscape Apprentice, Sunscape apprentice, shadow guildmage, stormscape apprentice, thornscape apprentice, raka disciple, necra disciple, ceta disciple, dega disciple, ana disciple, Naya guildmage, Bant Guildmage, Grixis Guildmage, Jund guildmage, Esper Guildmage


Spectral Procession

Azorius Arrester

whitemane lion

Ingenious Skaab

Think Twice

Eel Umbra


Evincar's Justice

Carrion Feeder

Pyre Hound

Temur Battle rage


Skysnare Spider

Ulvenwald Captive

Clear Shot

Most recent changes September, 2016: These were some other changes that were just power level tweaks/ updating things with better cards.

-dreg mangler, +Baloth Null

-taigam's strike, + artful dodge

-goblin electromancer, +mercurial geists

  • terra ravager, + smoldering werewolf

-Raise Dead, +Exhume

-disentomb, + Unearth

-infantry veteran, + angelic page

-oxidda scrapmelter, + Torch Fiend

-Bramblecrush, +Conclave Naturalists

-Bonds of Faith, +Temporal Isolation

Gold (90)

Creature (57)

Instant (18)

Enchantment (10)

Sorcery (4)

Artifact (1)

slowpoke12 says... #1

This is my drafting result. I think its quite good. Red probably beats me though.Check it out at:

January 23, 2014 5:03 a.m.

Hey slowpoke12, thanks so much for joining us last night! Glad you enjoyed the Cube, thanks for the Upvote!

January 23, 2014 12:56 p.m.

slowpoke12 says... #3

Thank you for your advise, Gathering4Magic, and for hosting a wonderful cube game. =) Lingering Souls would be golden in my deck. It has synergy with Blood Bairn... block my Blood Bairn or risk to take 10 after i sac my 1/1s.... Asides from that, I can sacrifice 1/1 flyer to Demonic Taskmaster, then boon! Mokrut Banshee kill a blocker while being a 4/4 itself!

January 23, 2014 2:43 p.m.

Happy New Year Everyone! Draft League Begins today, so check out for more details on how to get registered, and the basic tournament Structure.

Hope to see you there!

January 1, 2015 9:05 a.m.

nayrash5 says... #5

This was fun to draft, here, have an Upvote!

Would recommend Brainstorm, Gush, Bloodbraid Elf, Ancient Grudge, Torch Fiend, Avalanche Riders, Beast Within, Fireblast, Firebolt, and Nature's Claim.

July 6, 2015 12:32 a.m.

thanks for the suggestions, had a blast playing you tonight mate!

July 6, 2015 12:37 a.m.

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Cards 540
Date added 7 years
Last updated 4 years