decred will be ASIC proof for long time ( especially in initial phase) because coins are minted not only by PoW but also by PoS . so PoW ratio is 70 % and PoS ratio is 30 %. but sooner or later, ASICs will mine using stake, after minting through Pow. However, for ASICs manufacture/testing time, they are atleast 6 months away ( just a blind guess, not exact date). so yes, small miners have a chance, atleast for the first 6 months.