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Orcs Like to Eat Slivers - Bradley Simpson (3/27/2007)

A page arrives at the doors of the Grand Magus with trepidation. He is known to be rather cranky if disturbed for no good reason. The young page knocks on the door and announces, 'Another delegation from Dominia to speak to you milord.' The page rushes down the stairs to avoid his master's wrath.

The bronze double doors swing open and a man dressed in pale blue robes with a flickering flame hovering over his right shoulder steps out. He arrogantly gazes at the wizard's delegation. 'So you have come to belittle the power of orcs eh? Allow me to show you their awesome power.'

Red:
1 - Ball Lightning
Ball Lightning
Ball LightningSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ball Lightning
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample Ball Lightning can attack the turn it comes into play. At the end of any turn, bury Ball Lightning.

1 - Brassclaw Orcs
Brassclaw Orcs
Brassclaw OrcsSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orcs
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Brassclaw Orcs cannot be assigned to block any creature with power 2 or greater.

2 - Jokulhaups
Jokulhaups
JokulhaupsSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mike Kerr
Text:
Bury all artifacts, creatures, and lands.

3 - Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.

2 - Orcish Artillery
Orcish Artillery
Orcish ArtillerySet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orcs
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Orcish Artillery does 2 damage to any target, but it also does 3 damage to you.

1 - Orcish Cannoneers
Orcish Cannoneers
Orcish CannoneersSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orcs
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Orcish Cannoneers deals 2 damage to target creature or player and 3 damage to you.

1 - Orcish Farmer
Orcish Farmer
Orcish FarmerSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orc
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target land is a swamp until its controller's next untap phase.

1 - Orcish Librarian
Orcish Librarian
Orcish LibrarianSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orc
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R, T: Take the top eight cards of your library; remove four of them at random from the game. Put the remaining four on top of your library in any order.

1 - Orcish Lumberjack
Orcish Lumberjack
Orcish LumberjackSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orc
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Sacrifice a forest to add three mana in any combination of red and/or green to your mana pool. Play this ability as an interrupt.

1 - Orcish Mechanics
Orcish Mechanics
Orcish MechanicsSet: Antiquities
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orcs
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap to do 2 points of damage to any target. Each time you use this ability, you must choose one of your artifacts in play and place it in the graveyard. This artifact cannot be one already on its way to the graveyard, and artifact creatures killed this way may not be regenerated.

2 - Orcish Settlers
Orcish Settlers
Orcish SettlersSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orcs
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
XXR, tap, Sacrifice Orcish Settlers: Destroy X target lands.

3 - Raiding Party
Raiding Party
Raiding PartySet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
132
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Raiding Party may not be the target of white spells or effects.0: Sacrifice an Orc to destroy all plains. A player may tap a white creature to prevent up to two plains from being destroyed. Any number of creatures may be tapped in this manner.

1 - Shivan Dragon
Shivan Dragon
Shivan DragonSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying, R: +1/+0

4 - Uthden Troll
Uthden Troll
Uthden TrollSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R: Regenerates.

1 - Wildfire
Wildfire
WildfireSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
You destroy four of your lands and your opponent destroys four of his or her lands. Then Wildfire deals 4 damage to each creature. (This includes your creatures.)


Blue:
2 - Energy Field
Energy Field
Energy FieldSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
73
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Prevent all damage dealt to you from sources you do not control. When a card is put into your graveyard, sacrifice Energy Field.

1 - Illusionary Terrain
Illusionary Terrain
Illusionary TerrainSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Cumulative Upkeep: 2All basic lands of one type become basic lands of a different type of your choice.

1 - Taniwha
Taniwha
TaniwhaSet: Mirage
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Legend
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Ian Miller
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Phasing, trampleAt the beginning of your upkeep, all lands you control phase out.

4 - Vision Charm
Vision Charm
Vision CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target artifact phases out; or put the top four cards from target player's library into his or her graveyard; or all lands of one type are basic lands of your choice until end of turn.

1 - Whim of Volrath
Whim of Volrath
Whim of VolrathSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Buyback 2 (You may pay an additional 2 when you play this spell. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Change the text of target permanent by replacing all instances of one color word or basic land type with another until end of turn.

1 - Wizard Mentor
Wizard Mentor
Wizard MentorSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
112
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Return Wizard Mentor and target creature you control to owner's hand.


Gold:
1 - Prophetic Bolt
Prophetic Bolt
Prophetic BoltSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
116
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Prophetic Bolt deals 4 damage to target creature or player. Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of those cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library.

3 - Razorfin Hunter
Razorfin Hunter
Razorfin HunterSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
TAP: Razorfin Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature or player.


Artifact:
1 - Brass Herald
Brass Herald
Brass HeraldSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
133
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As Brass Herald comes into play, choose a creature type.When Brass Herald comes into play, reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all creature cards of the chosen type revealed this way into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library. Creatures of the chosen type get +1/+1.

1 - Essence Bottle
Essence Bottle
Essence BottleSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
3, T: Put an elixir counter on Essence Bottle.tap, Remove all elixir counters from Essence Bottle: Gain 2 life for each elixir counter removed in this way.

2 - Meekstone
Meekstone
MeekstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Any creature with power greater than 2 may not be untapped as normal during the untap phase.

1 - Sol Ring
Sol Ring
Sol RingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
T: Add 2 colorless mana to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.

1 - Volrath's Laboratory
Volrath's Laboratory
Volrath's LaboratorySet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
136
Artist:
Brom
Text:
When you play Volrath's Laboratory, choose a color and creature type.5, T: Put a token creature into play. Treat this token as a 2/2 creature of the chosen color and creature type.


Lands:
1 - Crosis's Catacombs
Crosis's Catacombs
Crosis's CatacombsSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Crosis's Catacombs is a Lair in addition to its land type. When Crosis's Catacombs comes into play, sacrifice it unless you return a non-Lair land you control to its owner's hand. T: Add U, B, or R to your mana pool.

1 - Hammerheim
Hammerheim
HammerheimSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bryon Wackwitz
Text:
T: Add R to your mana poolT: Remove all landwalking ability from target creature until end of turn.

2 - Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
s
13 - Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s
1 - Pendelhaven
Pendelhaven
PendelhavenSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bryon Wackwitz
Text:
T: Add G to your mana poolT: Target 1/1 creature gains +1/+2 until end of turn.

1 - Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool
Reflecting PoolSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
T: Add to your mana pool one mana of any type that any land you control can produce.

3 - Shivan Reef
Shivan Reef
Shivan ReefSet: Apocalypse
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
TAP: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. TAP: Add U or R to your mana pool. Shivan Reef deals 1 damage to you.

1 - Tolaria
Tolaria
TolariaSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Nicola Leonard
Text:
T: Add U to your mana poolT: During upkeep remove the banding or bands with other ability from target creature until end of turn.

1 - Undiscovered Paradise
Undiscovered Paradise
Undiscovered ParadiseSet: Visions
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
David O'Connor
Text:
T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. At the beginning of your next untap phase, return Undiscovered Paradise to owner's hand.

1 - Urborg
Urborg
UrborgSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bryon Wackwitz
Text:
T: Add B to your mana poolT: Remove first strike ability or swampwalk ability from target creature until end of turn.

1 - Volcanic Island
Volcanic Island
Volcanic IslandSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
T: Add either U or R to your mana pool.Counts as both islands and mountains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.


'As you can see, I have been around since Fallen Empires. I regard the orc with the respect it is due. The center strategy of this deck is to sack a low mana orc to Raiding Party
Raiding Party
Raiding PartySet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
132
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Raiding Party may not be the target of white spells or effects.0: Sacrifice an Orc to destroy all plains. A player may tap a white creature to prevent up to two plains from being destroyed. Any number of creatures may be tapped in this manner.
, Vision Charm
Vision Charm
Vision CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target artifact phases out; or put the top four cards from target player's library into his or her graveyard; or all lands of one type are basic lands of your choice until end of turn.
to opponent's most common land type, toast lots of lands, Rinse, Repeat.'

Blue is splashed in primarily for the 'Magical Hack
Magical Hack
Magical HackSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Julie Baroh
Text:
Change the text of any card being played or already in play by replacing one basic land type with another. For example, you can change swampwalk to plainswalk.
' type spells and various other tricks. The red is all about the orcs, Raiding Party
Raiding Party
Raiding PartySet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
132
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Raiding Party may not be the target of white spells or effects.0: Sacrifice an Orc to destroy all plains. A player may tap a white creature to prevent up to two plains from being destroyed. Any number of creatures may be tapped in this manner.
, and a few heavy hitters. Very few monsters in this deck get over the three mana mark so it has an excellent mana curve. And orcs are rife with special abilities. Try Orcish Librarian
Orcish Librarian
Orcish LibrarianSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orc
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R, T: Take the top eight cards of your library; remove four of them at random from the game. Put the remaining four on top of your library in any order.
to get a superior Sylvan Library
Sylvan Library
Sylvan LibrarySet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
You may draw two extra cards during your draw phase. If you do so, put two of the cards drawn this turn back on top of your library (in any order) or pay 4 life per card not replaced. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.
effect going on. Use Orcish Mechanics
Orcish Mechanics
Orcish MechanicsSet: Antiquities
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orcs
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap to do 2 points of damage to any target. Each time you use this ability, you must choose one of your artifacts in play and place it in the graveyard. This artifact cannot be one already on its way to the graveyard, and artifact creatures killed this way may not be regenerated.
to toss your Meekstone
Meekstone
MeekstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Any creature with power greater than 2 may not be untapped as normal during the untap phase.
at your opponent for two damage when you are done with it. Use Orcish Farmer
Orcish Farmer
Orcish FarmerSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orc
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target land is a swamp until its controller's next untap phase.
to give your opponent's Maze of Ith
Maze of Ith
Maze of IthSet: The Dark
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
T: Target attacking creature becomes untapped. This creature neither deals nor receives damage as a result of combat.
a swamp bath. Orcish Lumberjack
Orcish Lumberjack
Orcish LumberjackSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orc
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Sacrifice a forest to add three mana in any combination of red and/or green to your mana pool. Play this ability as an interrupt.
in combo with Vision Charm
Vision Charm
Vision CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target artifact phases out; or put the top four cards from target player's library into his or her graveyard; or all lands of one type are basic lands of your choice until end of turn.
can give you a forest for more mana. Lots of stuff to have fun *and* win games.

This deck fares very well against mono-colored decks and has trashed most of my other good tournament level decks repeatedly. And many of the cards are interchangeable. Take out the Uthden Troll
Uthden Troll
Uthden TrollSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R: Regenerates.
s for more burn for example.

The High Magus regards his audience with impunity. 'Face me if you dare. I will destroy your lands with my orcish hordes.' He raises his hands in maniacal laughter and threatens your doom.


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