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Speed Scorch

Speed Scorch

Core Set - Eighth Edition Theme Deck

Goblin King
The "Speed Scorch" deck is chock-full of everyone's favorite little red creatures. All but one of the deck's creatures are Goblins, and the last creature is the Goblin King! Your mission is clear: overrun your opponent with Goblins. While your opponent tries to fend off your horde, you can use your instants and sorceries to blow things up.

During your first few turns, slap down Goblins as fast as you can and attack. You can play every creature in your deck with just three lands in play. Surprise your opponent with Raging Goblin and Goblin Chariot. Because they have haste, you'll be able to attack with them right away.

Want to make your Goblins truly love you? Play Goblin King to give all your Goblins +1/+1. (The Goblin King is a Lord, not a Goblin, so it doesn't get the bonus.) Don't attack with Goblin King unless your opponent has no blockers-you don't want your pumped-up Goblins to suddenly get smaller.

"Speed Scorch" has some spells that help you get your Goblins through your opponent's defenses. "Burn" spells, like Shock and Lightning Blast, deal damage directly to a creature or player. Hold on to them until your opponent plays a creature that could block, then use one to burn that potential blocker away.

Need an extra dose of damage to take out your opponent's creatures? Don't be afraid to stuff your Goblins into the Fodder Cannon. One of your measly little Goblins for one of your opponent's big monsters? That's a good trade.

If you've done enough attacking with your Goblins, you may be able to finish off your opponent with one or more of your burn spells. But before you start targeting your opponent with your fiery spells, make sure you can finish the job. Don't waste your direct damage on an opponent who could win with creatures first!

The most important thing to remember when playing the "Speed Scorch" deck is this: don't hold back! If you hesitate, other decks gain the advantage. Go all out, and you'll win.

1Mogg SentryRRed Mana
4Raging GoblinCRed Mana
1Goblin GliderU1 ManaRed Mana
4Goblin RaiderC1 ManaRed Mana
4Goblin ChariotC2 ManaRed Mana
1Goblin KingR1 ManaRed ManaRed Mana
1ShockCRed Mana
1Guerrilla TacticsU1 ManaRed Mana
1Volcanic HammerC1 ManaRed Mana
1DemolishU3 ManaRed Mana
1Lightning BlastU3 ManaRed Mana
1BlazeUX ManaRed Mana
1EnrageUX ManaRed Mana
1Fodder CannonU4 Mana
17Mountain- Mana
Speed Scorch

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