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CardShark Content - Alex Lee (8/4/2005)

I’ve got a new combo for those who want another one. I started a series called Combo Kills, and consider this one a stepping stone to the next real installment of the series. Anyway, this new combo is different than all my other ones, because it only uses one card. Well, one card and some brainpower. That card is Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
, possibly the most powerful Unhinge
Unhinge
UnhingeSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Text:
Target player discards a card from his or her hand. Draw a card.
d card.

Creatures:
4 Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.

4 Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe ElderSet: Commander
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
169
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Sakura-Tribe Elder: Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

4 Silent Arbiter
Silent Arbiter
Silent ArbiterSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
150
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
No more than one creature can attack each combat. No more than one creature can block each combat.


Other Spells:
4 Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.

4 Eladamri
Eladamri
EladamriSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
1
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+15
Text:
You may redirect to yourself any amount of damage dealt to creatures you control.
’s Call
4 Worldly Tutor
Worldly Tutor
Worldly TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
269
Artist:
David O'Connor
Text:
Search your library for a creature card and reveal that card. Shuffle your library, then put the card on top of it.

4 Kodama’s Reach
4 Otherworldly Journey
Otherworldly Journey
Otherworldly JourneySet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Remove target creature from the game. At end of turn, return that creature to play under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.

4 Wing Shards
Wing Shards
Wing ShardsSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
25
Artist:
Darren Bader
Text:
Target player sacrifices an attacking creature.
Storm


Land:
11 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

11 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

1 Eiganjo Castle
Eiganjo Castle
Eiganjo CastleSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
275
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. W, T: Prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to target legendary creature this turn.

1 Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers
Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers
Okina, Temple to the GrandfathersSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
280
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool. G, T: Target legendary creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.



At first glance, this deck looks like a standard G/W control deck with Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
thrown in. And it actually pretty much is. Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
could be replaced by any-game winning condition like Exalted Angel
Exalted Angel
Exalted AngelSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. Whenever Exalted Angel deals damage, you gain that much life. Morph 2WW (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
, Akroma, or the cool new version of Serra Angel
Serra Angel
Serra AngelSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Attacking does not cause Serra Angel to tap.
. But Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
is by far the most efficient of ALL finishers, including Morphling
Morphling
MorphlingSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
85
Artist:
rk post
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
U: Untap Morphling.U: Morphling gains flying until end of turn.U: Morphling cannot be the target of spells or abilities until end of turn.1: Morphling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.1: Morphling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
and Phyrexian Dread
Dread
DreadSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
107
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Fear Whenever a creature deals damage to you, destroy it. When Dread is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.
naught.

Before I tell you how this amazing combo works, I quickly go over the rest of the deck. There is mana acceleration in the form of Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe ElderSet: Commander
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
169
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Sakura-Tribe Elder: Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
and Kodama’s Reach. You have a good defense with Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
, Wing Shards
Wing Shards
Wing ShardsSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
25
Artist:
Darren Bader
Text:
Target player sacrifices an attacking creature.
Storm
, and the underrated Silent Arbiter
Silent Arbiter
Silent ArbiterSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
150
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
No more than one creature can attack each combat. No more than one creature can block each combat.
. And with eight tutors, you’ll find your Legend fast. It’s always a good idea to play Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
with at least two extra mana, so you can play Otherworldly Journey
Otherworldly Journey
Otherworldly JourneySet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Remove target creature from the game. At end of turn, return that creature to play under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.
if need be.

Alright, time for the combo. Most of you probably know the combo where you have two Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
and a Mirror Gallery
Mirror Gallery
Mirror GallerySet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
154
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
The "legend rule" doesn't apply.
to keep them alive. With the first Frankie, ask your opponent if he will answer yes to the next question. And with the second Frankie, ask them to concede or to not concede depending on whether they answered yes or no.

But you can do that with only one Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
. The combo with two of them worked whether you answered yes-or-no. With only one Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
, you need to get your opponent to say a certain answer, no matter what. This question can force your opponent to say yes on the next question you ask them:

“If I ask you to concede the game this turn will you provide the same answer to that question that you gave to this question?”

If the opponent says yes, then they will have to say yes if you ask them to concede. If they say no, then they will have to say yes when you ask them to concede. You win no matter what. If you want, you can even use this question with other things, like this:

“If I ask you to give me the keys to your house will you provide the same answer to that question that you gave to this question?”

Using this method, you can force your opponent to do anything. Try this sequence of questions out:

Ask him/her not to concede
Ask him/her to let you control their turns
Ask him/her to give you all their worldly possessions
Ask him/her to become your servant/limo driver
Ask him/her to get you three more Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
and a Mirror Gallery
Mirror Gallery
Mirror GallerySet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
154
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
The "legend rule" doesn't apply.
so you can ask four questions a turn
Ask him/her to do a thousand push-ups
Ask him/her to join the Mafia
Ask him/her to let you play a game with Mark Rosewater at Wizards of the Coast
Ask Mark Rosewater to create an ultra-powerful card just for you

The problem with some of these questions is that Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
’ effect stops at the end of turn. But if you add another Unhinge
Unhinge
UnhingeSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Text:
Target player discards a card from his or her hand. Draw a card.
d card, Staying Power
Staying Power
Staying PowerSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
21
Artist:
Richard Sardinha
Text:
As long as Staying Power is in play, “until end of turn” and “this turn” effects don’t end.
, then all the questions you ask are permanent for the rest of the game. If you’re worried that both player’s decks will run out, you can Donate
Donate
DonateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Target player gains control of target permanent you control.
your opponent an Obstinate Familiar
Obstinate Familiar
Obstinate FamiliarSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
210
Artist:
Terese Nielson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
If you would draw a card, you may skip that draw instead.
or a Words of Wilding
Words of Wilding
Words of WildingSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
305
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, put a 2/2 green Bear creature token into play instead.
. After all, you control all their turns, so you can force them to do it.

There’s also one other problem with this combo. If you use this combo on an opponent who already knows about it, they will probably concede in response to Frankie Peanuts
Frankie Peanuts
Frankie PeanutsSet: Unhinged
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Rogue
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may ask target player a yes-or-no question. If you do, that player answers the question truthfully and abides by that answer if able until end of turn.
’ trigger. Or they may beat you up. So you probably want to find random strangers on the street and see if they play Magic.

There you have a look into one of the most powerful one-card combos ever. Just make sure you don’t tell your friends (until you use it, of course).


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