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10th Edition League Analysis Week 4 - Billy Moreau (1/29/2008)

The final week of the league is here and it also happens to be New Year's week. I am not here for two of the days, so I will not be able to play as many tie breaker matches as I would like. For a recap here is the deck I am starting off with this week:

UGw:

Blue- 10 cards:
2 Boomerang
Boomerang
BoomerangSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Return target permanent to owner's hand.

1 Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.

2 Dehydration
Dehydration
DehydrationSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.

1 Discombobulate
Discombobulate
DiscombobulateSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
79
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Counter target spell. Look at the top four cards of your library, then put them back in any order.

1 Scalpelexis
Scalpelexis
ScalpelexisSet: Judgment
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
50
Artist:
Mark Tedin

Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. Whenever Scaplelexis deals combat damage to a player, that player removes the top four cards of his or her library from the game. If two or more of those cards have the same name, repeat the process.

1 Snapping Drake
Snapping Drake
Snapping DrakeSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying

1 Thieving Magpie
Thieving Magpie
Thieving MagpieSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
U
Number:
49
Artist:
Una Fricker
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Whenever Thieving Magpie deals damage to one of your opponents, you draw a card.

1 Unsummon
Unsummon
UnsummonSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Return target creature to owner's hand; enchantments on target creature are discarded.


Green- 12 cards:
1 Aggressive Urge
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive UrgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Draw a card.

1 Avatar of Might
Avatar of Might
Avatar of MightSet: Prophecy
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
rk post
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Trample If an opponent controls at least four more creatures than you, Avatar of Might costs 6 less to play.

1 Canopy Spider
Canopy Spider
Canopy SpiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Canopy Spider can block creatures with flying.

2 Civic Wayfinder
Civic Wayfinder
Civic WayfinderSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Civic Wayfinder comes into play, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.

1 Kavu Climber
Kavu Climber
Kavu ClimberSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
192
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Kavu Climber comes into play, draw a card.

1 Llanowar Sentinel
Llanowar Sentinel
Llanowar SentinelSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Llanowar Sentinel comes into play, you may pay 1G to search your library for a Llanowar Sentinel card. Put that card into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.

1 Pincher Beetles
Pincher Beetles
Pincher BeetlesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insects
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Stephen Daniele
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Pincher Beetles cannot be the target of spells or abilities.

1 Stalking Tiger
Stalking Tiger
Stalking TigerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Tiger
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Stalking Tiger can't be blocked by more than one creature each combat.

2 Tangle
Tangle
TangleSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.Attacking creatures don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.
IFNwaWRlcg==
1 Treetop Bracers
Treetop Bracers
Treetop BracersSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and can be blocked only by creatures with flying.


White- 1 card:
1 Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows
Hail of ArrowsSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
White
Rarity:
U


Land- 17 cards:
2 Faerie Conclave
Faerie Conclave
Faerie ConclaveSet: Urza's Legacy
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Faerie Conclave comes into play tapped.T: Add one blue mana to your mana pool.1U: Faerie Conclave becomes a 2/1 blue creature with flying until end of turn. This creature still counts as a land.

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

5 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

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

1 Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic ExpanseSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
279
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
T, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.


I open up extra pack number 3 and here is what is revealed:
Troll Ascetic
Troll Ascetic
Troll AsceticSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Troll Ascetic can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. 1G: Regenerate Troll Ascetic.
- Rare
Spawning Pool
Spawning Pool
Spawning PoolSet: Urza's Legacy
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
142
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Spawning Pool comes into play tapped.T: Add one black mana to your mana pool.1B: Spawning Pool becomes a 1/1 black creature with B: Regenerate this creature until end of turn. This creature still counts as a land.
- Uncommon
Composite Golem
Composite Golem
Composite GolemSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice Composite Golem: Add WUBRG to your mana pool.
- Uncommon
Viridian Shaman
Viridian Shaman
Viridian ShamanSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Viridian Shaman comes into play, destroy target artifact.
- Uncommon
Fugitive Wizard
Fugitive Wizard
Fugitive WizardSet: Legions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
38
Power:
1
Toughness:
1

Holy Strength
Holy Strength
Holy StrengthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Target creature gains +1/+2.

Smash
Smash
SmashSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
69
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Destroy target artifact. Draw a card.

Mind Rot
Mind Rot
Mind RotSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Your opponent chooses and discards two cards from his or her hand. (If your opponent has only one card, he or she discards it.)

Angelic Wall
Angelic Wall
Angelic WallSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Walls can't attack.

Boomerang
Boomerang
BoomerangSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Return target permanent to owner's hand.

Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon MysticSet: Darksteel
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Ed Beard
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.

Aggressive Urge
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive UrgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Draw a card.

Phyrexian Rager
Phyrexian Rager
Phyrexian RagerSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
49
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Phyrexian Rager comes into play, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

Viashino Runner
Viashino Runner
Viashino RunnerSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Viashino
Rarity:
C
Number:
224
Artist:
Steve White
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Viashino Runner cannot be blocked by only one creature.


Finally, a good pack for me. Troll Ascetic
Troll Ascetic
Troll AsceticSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Troll Ascetic can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. 1G: Regenerate Troll Ascetic.
, Viridian Shaman
Viridian Shaman
Viridian ShamanSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Viridian Shaman comes into play, destroy target artifact.
, and Aggressive Urge
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive UrgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Draw a card.
stand out right away. If I stick with the Blue idea the third Boomerang
Boomerang
BoomerangSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Return target permanent to owner's hand.
may come in handy. Here is the new deck for match 16:

UGw:

Blue- 10 cards:
2 Boomerang
Boomerang
BoomerangSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Return target permanent to owner's hand.

1 Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.

2 Dehydration
Dehydration
DehydrationSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.

1 Discombobulate
Discombobulate
DiscombobulateSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
79
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Counter target spell. Look at the top four cards of your library, then put them back in any order.

1 Scalpelexis
Scalpelexis
ScalpelexisSet: Judgment
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
50
Artist:
Mark Tedin

Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. Whenever Scaplelexis deals combat damage to a player, that player removes the top four cards of his or her library from the game. If two or more of those cards have the same name, repeat the process.

1 Snapping Drake
Snapping Drake
Snapping DrakeSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying

1 Thieving Magpie
Thieving Magpie
Thieving MagpieSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
U
Number:
49
Artist:
Una Fricker
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Whenever Thieving Magpie deals damage to one of your opponents, you draw a card.

1 Unsummon
Unsummon
UnsummonSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Return target creature to owner's hand; enchantments on target creature are discarded.


Green- 12 cards:
2 Aggressive Urge
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive UrgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Draw a card.

1 Avatar of Might
Avatar of Might
Avatar of MightSet: Prophecy
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
rk post
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Trample If an opponent controls at least four more creatures than you, Avatar of Might costs 6 less to play.

1 Canopy Spider
Canopy Spider
Canopy SpiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Canopy Spider can block creatures with flying.

2 Civic Wayfinder
Civic Wayfinder
Civic WayfinderSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Civic Wayfinder comes into play, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.

1 Kavu Climber
Kavu Climber
Kavu ClimberSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
192
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Kavu Climber comes into play, draw a card.

1 Stalking Tiger
Stalking Tiger
Stalking TigerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Tiger
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Stalking Tiger can't be blocked by more than one creature each combat.

2 Tangle
Tangle
TangleSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.Attacking creatures don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.
IFNwaWRlcg==
1 Treetop Bracers
Treetop Bracers
Treetop BracersSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and can be blocked only by creatures with flying.

1 Troll Ascetic
Troll Ascetic
Troll AsceticSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Troll Ascetic can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. 1G: Regenerate Troll Ascetic.


White- 1 card:
1 Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows
Hail of ArrowsSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
White
Rarity:
U


Land- 17 cards:
2 Faerie Conclave
Faerie Conclave
Faerie ConclaveSet: Urza's Legacy
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Faerie Conclave comes into play tapped.T: Add one blue mana to your mana pool.1U: Faerie Conclave becomes a 2/1 blue creature with flying until end of turn. This creature still counts as a land.

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

5 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

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

1 Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic ExpanseSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
279
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
T, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.


Out – Llanowar Sentinel
Llanowar Sentinel
Llanowar SentinelSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Llanowar Sentinel comes into play, you may pay 1G to search your library for a Llanowar Sentinel card. Put that card into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
and Pincer Beetles
In- Troll Ascetic
Troll Ascetic
Troll AsceticSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Troll Ascetic can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. 1G: Regenerate Troll Ascetic.
and Aggressive Urge
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive UrgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Draw a card.


Friday January 4th, 2007

Match 16 vs. Rodcet
He has 12 points in 9 matches and is playing Green/Black.
Currently JeffBond25 is in first place with 38 points and 36 tie breaker points in 60 matches. Only 204 people in the league out of 256 possible.

Game 1:
I am able to slow him down this game by Unsummon
Unsummon
UnsummonSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Return target creature to owner's hand; enchantments on target creature are discarded.
ing his Looming Shade
Looming Shade
Looming ShadeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shade
Rarity:
C
Number:
139
Artist:
Vincent Evans
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B: Looming Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
and then Boomerang
Boomerang
BoomerangSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Return target permanent to owner's hand.
his Stalking Tiger
Stalking Tiger
Stalking TigerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Tiger
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Stalking Tiger can't be blocked by more than one creature each combat.
the following turn. After that his deck turns full force and he plays too many creatures that can get big fast: Looming Shade
Looming Shade
Looming ShadeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shade
Rarity:
C
Number:
139
Artist:
Vincent Evans
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B: Looming Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
, Nantuko Husk
Nantuko Husk
Nantuko HuskSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Nantuko Husk gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
, Rootwalla
Rootwalla
RootwallaSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1G: Rootwalla gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Use this ability only once each turn.
. Following those up he tries to play a Gravepact which I am able to Discombobulate
Discombobulate
DiscombobulateSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
79
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Counter target spell. Look at the top four cards of your library, then put them back in any order.
. I can't handle the creatures he has in play and I lose.

Game 2:
I side out Treetop Bracers
Treetop Bracers
Treetop BracersSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and can be blocked only by creatures with flying.
and side in Rushwood Dryad
Rushwood Dryad
Rushwood DryadSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dryad
Rarity:
C
Number:
263
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Forestwalk (This creature is unblockable as long as defending player controls a forest.)
. I sit with a hand of control cards: 2 Boomerang
Boomerang
BoomerangSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Return target permanent to owner's hand.
, 1 Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
, and 1 Discombobulate
Discombobulate
DiscombobulateSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
79
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Counter target spell. Look at the top four cards of your library, then put them back in any order.
. By the time I draw my second Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
he has control of the game and has his Gravepact in play and I can't keep any creatures in play. I should have sided in White this game.

Aggro seems to be the way to go again so out comes the Blue and in goes the White again. Here is the decklist:

GW:

Green- 13 cards:
2 Aggressive Urge
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive UrgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Draw a card.

1 Avatar of Might
Avatar of Might
Avatar of MightSet: Prophecy
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
rk post
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Trample If an opponent controls at least four more creatures than you, Avatar of Might costs 6 less to play.

1 Canopy Spider
Canopy Spider
Canopy SpiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Canopy Spider can block creatures with flying.

2 Civic Wayfinder
Civic Wayfinder
Civic WayfinderSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Civic Wayfinder comes into play, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.

1 Kavu Climber
Kavu Climber
Kavu ClimberSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
192
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Kavu Climber comes into play, draw a card.

1 Rushwood Dryad
Rushwood Dryad
Rushwood DryadSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dryad
Rarity:
C
Number:
263
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Forestwalk (This creature is unblockable as long as defending player controls a forest.)

1 Stalking Tiger
Stalking Tiger
Stalking TigerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Tiger
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Stalking Tiger can't be blocked by more than one creature each combat.

2 Tangle
Tangle
TangleSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.Attacking creatures don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.
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1 Treetop Bracers
Treetop Bracers
Treetop BracersSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and can be blocked only by creatures with flying.

1 Troll Ascetic
Troll Ascetic
Troll AsceticSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Troll Ascetic can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. 1G: Regenerate Troll Ascetic.


White- 10 cards:
1 Angel of Mercy
Angel of Mercy
Angel of MercySet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Angel of Mercy comes into play from your hand, you gain 3 life.

1 Aven Cloudchaser
Aven Cloudchaser
Aven CloudchaserSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Aven Cloudchaser comes into play, destroy target enchantment.

1 Benalish Knight
Benalish Knight
Benalish KnightSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Knight
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Zina Saunders
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strike You may play Benalish Knight whenever you could play an instant.

1 Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows
Hail of ArrowsSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
White
Rarity:
U

2 Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon MysticSet: Darksteel
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Ed Beard
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.

2 Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter PatrolSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike

1 Spirit
Spirit
SpiritSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
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1 Youthful Knight
Youthful Knight
Youthful KnightSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
125
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike


Land- 17 cards:
8 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

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

1 Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic ExpanseSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
279
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
T, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.


Match 17 vs. Jaquarrii
He is playing White/Blue and has 16 points in 21 matches.

Game 1:
He mulligans to 5 cards and then proceeds to play a land every turn for the first 8 turns. He doesn't play a lot of creatures during this time and I am able to make a dent in his life total. Just when it looks like I can win he plays an Angel of Mercy
Angel of Mercy
Angel of MercySet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Angel of Mercy comes into play from your hand, you gain 3 life.
gaining 3 life then follows that up with an Ancestor's Chosen
Ancestor's Chosen
Ancestor's ChosenSet: Judgment
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
U
Number:
1
Artist:
Pete Venters

Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
First Strike When Ancestor's Chosen comes into play, you gain one life for each card in your graveyard.
gaining 5 life. I am able to win when he can't handle my White fliers.

Game 2:
I side nothing in or out. Again this game he manages to play a land every turn this time up until turn 6. He stops an early attacker of mine with a Quicksand
Quicksand
QuicksandSet: Visions
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Quicksand: Target attacking creature without flying gets -1/-2 until end of turn.
. I get out a Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter PatrolSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike
, Canopy Spider
Canopy Spider
Canopy SpiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Canopy Spider can block creatures with flying.
, Angel of Mercy
Angel of Mercy
Angel of MercySet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Angel of Mercy comes into play from your hand, you gain 3 life.
(Which he Pacifism
Pacifism
PacifismSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Robert Bliss
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.
's), Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon MysticSet: Darksteel
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Ed Beard
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.
, and then Avatar of Might
Avatar of Might
Avatar of MightSet: Prophecy
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
rk post
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Trample If an opponent controls at least four more creatures than you, Avatar of Might costs 6 less to play.
. He gets out a Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon MysticSet: Darksteel
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Ed Beard
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.
of his own a little too late. My Avatar of Might
Avatar of Might
Avatar of MightSet: Prophecy
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
rk post
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Trample If an opponent controls at least four more creatures than you, Avatar of Might costs 6 less to play.
swings a few times. He makes a big play mistake when he thinks he has blocked with his Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon MysticSet: Darksteel
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Ed Beard
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.
and enough other creatures to kill the Avatar. He then uses Samite Healer
Samite Healer
Samite HealerSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Prevent 1 damage to any target.
to prevent a point of damage to the Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon Mystic
Loxodon MysticSet: Darksteel
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Ed Beard
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.
. He then realizes he forgot to block with it and loses three creatures in the process. He is now at 1 life. Next turn he casts Ancestor's Chosen
Ancestor's Chosen
Ancestor's ChosenSet: Judgment
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
U
Number:
1
Artist:
Pete Venters

Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
First Strike When Ancestor's Chosen comes into play, you gain one life for each card in your graveyard.
gaining 10 life and keeping him alive. I swing for 8 getting him to 3. He then casts Angel of Mercy
Angel of Mercy
Angel of MercySet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Angel of Mercy comes into play from your hand, you gain 3 life.
and gains another 3 going to 6 life. He does not have enough to block and live.

Match 18 vs. soonerjz
He is playing Black/Red and has 22 points in 15 matches.

Game 1:
This game does not go well for him because unlike game 17, soonerjz only gets to play a land every turn up to turn three. He misses land drops on turns 4, 5, and 6 allowing me to get 2 Tangle
Tangle
TangleSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.Attacking creatures don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.
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Spirit
SpiritSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
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Stalking Tiger
Stalking TigerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Tiger
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Stalking Tiger can't be blocked by more than one creature each combat.
, and 1 Kavu Climber
Kavu Climber
Kavu ClimberSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
192
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Kavu Climber comes into play, draw a card.
into play. He counters with a Spawning Pool
Spawning Pool
Spawning PoolSet: Urza's Legacy
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
142
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Spawning Pool comes into play tapped.T: Add one black mana to your mana pool.1B: Spawning Pool becomes a 1/1 black creature with B: Regenerate this creature until end of turn. This creature still counts as a land.
and Drudge Skeleton to absorb much of the damage he would have taken. He Incinerate
Incinerate
IncinerateSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Creatures damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.
s my Stalking Tiger
Stalking Tiger
Stalking TigerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Tiger
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Stalking Tiger can't be blocked by more than one creature each combat.
, and Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
s my Kavu Climber
Kavu Climber
Kavu ClimberSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
192
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Kavu Climber comes into play, draw a card.
after blocking it. I counter with a Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter PatrolSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike
and Angel of Mercy
Angel of Mercy
Angel of MercySet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Angel of Mercy comes into play from your hand, you gain 3 life.
. He plays Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of UnrestSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Rarity:
R
Number:
41
Text:
Sorcery. Put target creature or artifact card in a graveyard into play under your control. Shuffle Beacon of Unrest into its owner's library.
getting my Kavu Climber
Kavu Climber
Kavu ClimberSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
192
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Kavu Climber comes into play, draw a card.
. I fly over for the win.

Game 2:
Nothing comes in and I keep a good hand consisting of: Troll Ascetic
Troll Ascetic
Troll AsceticSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Troll Ascetic can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. 1G: Regenerate Troll Ascetic.
, Avatar of Might
Avatar of Might
Avatar of MightSet: Prophecy
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
rk post
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Trample If an opponent controls at least four more creatures than you, Avatar of Might costs 6 less to play.
, Spirit
Spirit
SpiritSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
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Aven Cloudchaser
Aven CloudchaserSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Aven Cloudchaser comes into play, destroy target enchantment.
, 2 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
, 1 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.
. I manage to get the Troll out turn 3. Turn 4 I should have cast the Aven Cloudchaser
Aven Cloudchaser
Aven CloudchaserSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Aven Cloudchaser comes into play, destroy target enchantment.
but I do not. Turn 5 I cast Spirit
Spirit
SpiritSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
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Aven Cloudchaser
Aven CloudchaserSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Aven Cloudchaser comes into play, destroy target enchantment.
again first. He gets a Lightning Elemental
Lightning Elemental
Lightning ElementalSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
Lightning Elemental is unaffected by summoning sickness.
into play turn 4, and then a Dross Crocodile
Dross Crocodile
Dross CrocodileSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Crocodlie
Rarity:
C
Number:
47
Power:
5
Toughness:
1
turn 5 with a Ghitu Encampment
Ghitu Encampment
Ghitu EncampmentSet: Urza's Legacy
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Ghitu Encampment comes into play tapped.T: Add one red mana to your mana pool.1R: Ghitu Encampment becomes a 2/1 red creature with first strike until end of turn. This creature still counts as a land.
. Turn 6 he plays Ravenous Rats
Ravenous Rats
Ravenous RatsSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rat
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Ravenous Rats comes into play, target opponent chooses and discards a card from his or her hand.
getting my Aven Cloudchaser
Aven Cloudchaser
Aven CloudchaserSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Aven Cloudchaser comes into play, destroy target enchantment.
(Still in my hand). During all of this I draw a land every turn for the first 5 turns giving me 8 mana turn 8 just enough for the avatar. The Spirit
Spirit
SpiritSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
IExpbms=ed Troll has been reduced to a blocker while I wait to get the Avatar into play. The turn before I am able to play the Avatar I attack with the Troll gaining 3 life putting me at 18. He thinks he is home free and attacks with Ghitu Encampment
Ghitu Encampment
Ghitu EncampmentSet: Urza's Legacy
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Ghitu Encampment comes into play tapped.T: Add one red mana to your mana pool.1R: Ghitu Encampment becomes a 2/1 red creature with first strike until end of turn. This creature still counts as a land.
, Dross Crocodile
Dross Crocodile
Dross CrocodileSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Crocodlie
Rarity:
C
Number:
47
Power:
5
Toughness:
1
, Ravenous Rats
Ravenous Rats
Ravenous RatsSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rat
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Ravenous Rats comes into play, target opponent chooses and discards a card from his or her hand.
, and Lightning Elemental
Lightning Elemental
Lightning ElementalSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
Lightning Elemental is unaffected by summoning sickness.
. I clear his board with Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows
Hail of ArrowsSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
White
Rarity:
U
. He is now down to 4 land. When I cast the Avatar the turn after he threatens it and attacks Knocking me to 10, then Incinerate
Incinerate
IncinerateSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Creatures damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.
s me down to 7 then Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
s me to 5. I swing for the win on my turn. He reveals his hand then: Phage the Untouchable
Phage the Untouchable
Phage the UntouchableSet: Legions
Cost:
7
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
78
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Phage the Untouchable comes into play, if you didn’t play it from your
hand, you lose the game.
Whenever Phage deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature. It
can’t be regenerated.
Whenever Phage deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game.
, Consume Spirit
Consume Spirit
Consume SpiritSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Text:
Spend only black mana on X. Consume Spirit deals X damage to target creature or player. You gain X life.
, Recover
Recover
RecoverSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
122
Artist:
Nelson DeCastro
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.Draw a card.
, Phyrexian Rager
Phyrexian Rager
Phyrexian RagerSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
49
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Phyrexian Rager comes into play, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
, Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of UnrestSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Rarity:
R
Number:
41
Text:
Sorcery. Put target creature or artifact card in a graveyard into play under your control. Shuffle Beacon of Unrest into its owner's library.
. I win another match due to opponent's mana screw.

As of right now it appears I can finish no higher than 6th place if I can win out. I will also have to start playing tie breaker matches. The league closes on Monday and that will be the next time I can play. My final two league games will occur then along with any Tie Breaker Matches and a final recap of the League.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Match 19 vs. orolor
He is playing Blue/Green/Black and has 3 points in 2 league games.

Game 1:
He manages to get a Giant Spider
Giant Spider
Giant SpiderSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Does not fly, but can block flying creatures.
and Tangle
Tangle
TangleSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.Attacking creatures don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.
IFNwaWRlcg== out to hold my creatures at bay. Since I feel it is safe to assume he has no mass creature removal I play every creature I can. I build up an army of 9 creatures and attack him. He can only block 4 of them. I knock him from 20 down to 7. I lose two creatures. The following turn I attack with my remaining 7 creatures and he still can only block 4 and I deal the final death blow.

Game 2:
I side nothing in or out since I didn't see any real threats. This game he plays a card I have grown to hate playing against: Mantis Engine
Mantis Engine
Mantis EngineSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
133
Artist:
John Zeleznik
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
2: Mantis Engine gains flying until end of turn.2: Mantis Engine gains first strike until end of turn.
. A creature you can give flying and first strike to that can block and kill more than 50 of all creatures in the set. We take turns playing creatures while he continues to attack me with the Mantis. I get my Avatar of Might
Avatar of Might
Avatar of MightSet: Prophecy
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
rk post
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Trample If an opponent controls at least four more creatures than you, Avatar of Might costs 6 less to play.
into play and he starts to get a little worried because he will have to lose a lot of creatures to block and kill it. I think he is a little preoccupied with that thought because he then attacks with the Mantis Engine
Mantis Engine
Mantis EngineSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
133
Artist:
John Zeleznik
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
2: Mantis Engine gains flying until end of turn.2: Mantis Engine gains first strike until end of turn.
and forgets to give it flying. I block with the Avatar and hope that this will be a turning point in the game. He proceeds to play an Icy Manipulator
Icy Manipulator
Icy ManipulatorSet: Ice Age
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
1, T: Tap target artifact, creature, or land.
and taps down my Avatar for the rest of the game. He doesn't play any Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s all game. Did he side them out or just not draw any? I don't play enough creatures to defend from his army and he over takes me. I never draw Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows
Hail of ArrowsSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
White
Rarity:
U
or Spirit
Spirit
SpiritSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
IExpbms= which would have helped a lot.

Game 3:
I side in Viridian Shaman
Viridian Shaman
Viridian ShamanSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Viridian Shaman comes into play, destroy target artifact.
and Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
and side out Treetop Bracers
Treetop Bracers
Treetop BracersSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and can be blocked only by creatures with flying.
and Canopy Spider
Canopy Spider
Canopy SpiderSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Canopy Spider can block creatures with flying.
. Opening hand I am happy because I have my Hail of Arrows
Hail of Arrows
Hail of ArrowsSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
White
Rarity:
U
. He plays all three Spiders (Canopy, Giant, and Tangle
Tangle
TangleSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.Attacking creatures don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.
) to hold me off. I just play more creatures than him and, like game 1, I attack all out two turns in a row losing some creatures the first time but doing just enough damage to defeat him.

Match 20 vs. shivanrico
He is playing Blue/Black and has 18 points in 12 games.

Game 1:
At this point I am sitting in 29th place and with a win can jump up to 11th place. He plays a bunch of Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s and an Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
. I play a Rushwood Dryad
Rushwood Dryad
Rushwood DryadSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dryad
Rarity:
C
Number:
263
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Forestwalk (This creature is unblockable as long as defending player controls a forest.)
and Civic Wayfinder
Civic Wayfinder
Civic WayfinderSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Civic Wayfinder comes into play, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.
. He blocks my Wayfinder with the Nantuko Husk
Nantuko Husk
Nantuko HuskSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Nantuko Husk gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
he follows up with. I play a Stalking Tiger
Stalking Tiger
Stalking TigerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Tiger
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Stalking Tiger can't be blocked by more than one creature each combat.
and am beating him down. He plays a Bottle Gnomes
Bottle Gnomes
Bottle GnomesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Bottle Gnomes: Gain 3 life.
and blocks my Stalking Tiger
Stalking Tiger
Stalking TigerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Tiger
Rarity:
C
Number:
253
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Stalking Tiger can't be blocked by more than one creature each combat.
. I never see him play a second Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
and he concedes. I can only assume he is holding cards with UU in the casting cost.

Game 2:
I side in Gaea's Herald
Gaea's Herald
Gaea's HeraldSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
R
Number:
80
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Creature spells can't be countered by spells or abilities.
in case he is playing Counterspell
Counterspell
CounterspellSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counters target spell as it is being cast.
s and I side out Treetop Bracers
Treetop Bracers
Treetop BracersSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and can be blocked only by creatures with flying.
. He mulligans to 6 and I find out he has White in his deck. Did he side it in or did he just not draw it last game? He is now playing Blue/White/Black. He gets the Bottle Gnomes
Bottle Gnomes
Bottle GnomesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Bottle Gnomes: Gain 3 life.
out again with Glorious Anthem
Glorious Anthem
Glorious AnthemSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
15
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
All creatures you control get +1/+1.
this time. He follows that up with a Story Circle
Story Circle
Story CircleSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
51
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
As Story Circle comes into play, choose a color.W: The next time a source of your choice of the chosen color would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage.
calling White. I bid my time and play Avatar of Might
Avatar of Might
Avatar of MightSet: Prophecy
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
rk post
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Trample If an opponent controls at least four more creatures than you, Avatar of Might costs 6 less to play.
. He can't block with enough to kill it and in three turns he dies horribly.

So now that I am done with the twenty games I sit in 11th place but have a long way to go if I want to move up in the tie breaker standings.


Results of all matches played:

Match 1 vs. Metalwrath win in 2
Match 2 vs. Veloxmors win in 3
Match 3 vs. ayesilka win in 2
Match 4 vs. waterplopper loss in 3
Match 5 vs. Tre D win in 3
Match 6 vs. coldnick win in 3
Match 7 vs. Garfaldo win in 3
Match 8 vs. Begemot win in 3
Match 9 vs. jaquarrii win in 3
Match 10 vs. Blake95 win in 3
Match 11 vs. stupidgreen loss in 2
Match 12 vs. KF2004 win in 3
Match 13 vs. Improvisor loss in 3
Match 14 vs. NvrWake win in 2
Match 15 vs. Renshae win in 3
Match 16 vs. Rodcet loss in 2
Match 17 vs. Jaquarrii win in 2
Match 18 vs. soonerjz win in 2
Match 19 vs. orolor win in 3
Match 20 vs. shivanrico win in 2


Wins:
In 2: 6
In 3: 10

Losses:
In 2: 2
In 3: 2

Tie breaker matches:
Match 1 vs. ich_san loss (0 TB points)
Match 2 vs. StupidPenguin win (2 TB points)
Match 3 vs. mightystubacca loss (1 TB points)
Match 4 vs. devnull17 loss (0 TB points)
Match 5 vs. Devil Demon
Demon
DemonSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
C
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying
win (2 TB points)
Match 6 vs. Negril7 loss (1 TB points)
Match 7 vs. ejfung loss (0 TB points)

I am now done with Tie Breaker matches after having gone 2-5 in the 7 I played in.

Overall I did very badly in Tie Breaker points which would have allowed me to move up a few spots in the league but not enough to make a significant difference. I lost more games in the Tie Breakers (5) than I did in the League (4) so things could have turned out differently for me if I had been paired against those same people during match play and not tie breaker play. Within the next few weeks I will take another shot at a 10th edition league. This time I will probably play tie breaker games whenever I get the chance to improve my overall chances. I finished in 11th place for 6 packs (just enough to try it again). I look forward to hearing all of your comments on my 4 week league adventure. And as always look me up on MTGO (billymoreau) and member of clan The Dragons Breath.


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