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CardShark Content - Brent Mason and Paige Roth (4/17/2001)

Introduction

Have you ever had your opponent against the ropes, ready to strike the knockout blow, only to have them thump you for 40? Loosing all your life in one turn can give you a serious case of the Magic Blues. ´´My Serra
Serra
SerraSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
4
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Power:
+1
Toughness:
+1
Text:
All creatures you control get +0/+2.
done left me, and now she’s gone. Got trampled for 40, just like mowing the lawn…´´ Ok, I’ll stop, I wouldn’t be playing Magic if I could sing.

Here is a deck that is both fun to play and can deliver that knockout blow that leaves your opponent in shock. No ´´one, two´´ punch. One is all it takes.

Consisting mostly of common cards, The Vital Wagon is an easy deck to assemble. The hardest rare to obtain will be the Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
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The Deck -- (Creatures 22, Land 21, Instants 7, Sorcery 4, Enchantment 6)

Type
Card Name
Quantity
Casting Cost
Rarity

Creature
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.

x4
5
Rare

Creature
Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.

x4
3RR
Rare

Creature
Saber Ants
Saber Ants
Saber AntsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Saber Ants is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.

x3
3G
Uncommon

Creature
Lanowar Elves
x4
G
Common

Creature
Vine Trellis
Vine Trellis
Vine TrellisSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Number:
285
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls can't attack.) T: Add one green mana to your mana pool.

x2
1G
Common

Creature
Sacred Puma
x4
R
Common

Creature
Silt Crawler
Silt Crawler
Silt CrawlerSet: Prophecy
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Silt Crawler comes into play, tap all lands you control.

x1
2G
Common


Instant
Vitalize
Vitalize
VitalizeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Untap all creatures you control.

x3
G
Common

Instant
Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.

x4
2G
Common


Sorcery
Restock
Restock
RestockSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
206
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Return two target cards from your graveyard to your hand. Remove Restock from the game.

x1
3GG
Rare

Sorcery
Elven Cache
Elven Cache
Elven CacheSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
224
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

x2
2GG
Common

Sorcery
Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
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x1
3GG(2)
Rare


Enchantment
Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of YavimayaSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
246
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Creatures you control have haste. (They may attack and T the turn they come under your control.)Sacrifice Fires of Yavimaya: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

x3
1GR
Uncommon

Enchantment
Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
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x3
4G
Rare


Land
Shivan Oasis
Shivan Oasis
Shivan OasisSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
327
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Shivan Oasis comes into play tapped.T: Add R or G to your mana pool.

x4
Uncommon

Land
Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

x10
Land

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

x7
Land




The Early Game

The first task will be to build our mana base. You will need five mana for this deck to really function effectively. I have included three ways to accelerate this process: Lanowar Elves, Vine Trellis
Vine Trellis
Vine TrellisSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Number:
285
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls can't attack.) T: Add one green mana to your mana pool.
and Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
.

Lanowar Elves are a solid one casting cost creature and are excellent at building our early mana base.

Our Vine Trellis
Vine Trellis
Vine TrellisSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Number:
285
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls can't attack.) T: Add one green mana to your mana pool.
’ are good on the defense and again assist us in quickly establishing our mana base. They can keep all but the strongest creatures stymied in the early game.

If you need some mountains, you can Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
them right out of our library. A positive side effect of Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
is that it helps thin the land out of our deck. This helps us in the mid and later game to draw our kill cards instead of land. The best time to use the Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
is at the end of our opponent’s turn, but don’t fret if you need to use them in the main phase. Except for Vitalize
Vitalize
VitalizeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Untap all creatures you control.
, we don’t have any instants that we want to use during our opponents turn early in the game. We will be saving our Vitalize
Vitalize
VitalizeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Untap all creatures you control.
s for later in the game.

The Shivan Oasis
Shivan Oasis
Shivan OasisSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
327
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Shivan Oasis comes into play tapped.T: Add R or G to your mana pool.
’ helps us avoid getting mana hosed. If you are confidant, and have the cards, you could swap these with some Karplusan Forest
Karplusan Forest
Karplusan ForestSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Add R or G to your mana pool. Karplusan Forest deals 1 damage to you.
s. I included 10 mountains so we don’t have to worry about having only green mana when we want to cast the Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
. Seven forests along with the mana producing creatures brings in a solid green base.

Don’t attack with the Scar
Scar
ScarSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
194
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
ed Pumas, unless of course the door is wide open. We have better uses for them. Their secondary purpose is to slow a fast beatdown. I will show you their true power in just a bit.



The Mid Game

Attack and block with your Saber Ants
Saber Ants
Saber AntsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Saber Ants is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.
at will. Opponent has a 4/4? Don’t worry, attack anyway. Remember that the number of 1/1 insects that you get is equal to the damage dealt to the Saber Ants
Saber Ants
Saber AntsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Saber Ants is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.
, not how much it takes to kill them. In this example the Saber Ants
Saber Ants
Saber AntsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Saber Ants is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.
will die, but you will get 4 1/1’s in return. The harder they hit, the more our Saber Ants
Saber Ants
Saber AntsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Saber Ants is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.
will splinter.

If you haven’t caught on just yet, for our purposes four 1/1’s may serve us better than one Saber Ant.

Welcome the Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
! Alone, it’s an overpriced 1/1 flyer, but didn’t we just lose our Saber Ants
Saber Ants
Saber AntsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Saber Ants is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.
in our last attack phase? Now we have a 5/5 flyer.



Enter the Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
, the star of our show. A junky 0/3 artifact creature that requires our creatures to tap for power, can’t block and attacks only once. Now the upside, cost is 5 colorless so mana mix isn’t an issue, neither is tapping our creatures for power Lets do the math, shall we?

We have our 4 1/1 insect tokens, a Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
and a Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
that is a 6/6. Are you still with me? Ok, here we go, lets see of what your opponent is made of, really?



The End Game

Declare your attack. How about we play it safe and send over a 0/3 Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
? No harm in that is there? Your opponent may not see you're rouse and let our Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
through without declaring blockers, of course, this is good for us. Even if they do block with their 4/4, the lights have already begun to flicker.

Now the real fun begins! Put on your multiplication hat. With our attackers declared, tap our Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
and give the Battlewagon 6/3. Now tap each of our 1/1 insects to give the Battlewagon 10/3. Pause and see if your opponent plays any instants? None, play our Vitalize
Vitalize
VitalizeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Untap all creatures you control.
.

Is the picture getting clearer? Tap the Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
and make our Battlewagon 16/3, add the 1/1 insects for a 20/3 and now the kicker. I know you see it coming, tap our 20/3 Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
to itself and trample on over for 40!

Can you feel that pain? Foolproof? No. Fun? Heck yeah! Easy? Not always. Here are a few cards to escort you to a decisive victory.



Offense is the best defense

I know that everything does not always go as planned. In our main deck we have no creature removal, direct damage, counterspells or enchantment and artifact removal. Is the best defense an awesome offense? In this case, I think so. I have added some additional help to power up our Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
s. Many of these cards are major threats by themselves.

Playing Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of YavimayaSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
246
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Creatures you control have haste. (They may attack and T the turn they come under your control.)Sacrifice Fires of Yavimaya: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
is not a guaranteed win. However, I do guarantee that unless your opponent has a Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.
, Thunderclap
Thunderclap
ThunderclapSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
You may sacrifice a mountain instead of paying Thunderclap's mana cost.Thunderclap deals 3 damage to target creature.
or equivalent instant in their hand, from here on out, each turn may be their last.

When you have Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of YavimayaSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
246
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Creatures you control have haste. (They may attack and T the turn they come under your control.)Sacrifice Fires of Yavimaya: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
in play, a Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
IEJ1cnN0 can almost end the game by itself. Use our Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
s to pump up our Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
by popping off 3 4/4’s. If you have a Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
in play, you can make a good run at things by attacking with the large Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
s and Battlewagon. Pop off the remaining Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
counters from our Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
IEJ1cnN0, pumping our Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
again after blockers are declared.

Remember the Scar
Scar
ScarSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
194
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
ed Puma’s you read about earlier? Use them to pump up our Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
and increase the strength of our Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
s’. Attack if you have an opening but don’t sweat when you have to use one as a chump blocker. What do you want for one red mana? Let our Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
do the heavy beatdown.

I threw in a Silt Crawler
Silt Crawler
Silt CrawlerSet: Prophecy
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Silt Crawler comes into play, tap all lands you control.
so we would have something in the three casting cost slot. It’s a solid 3/3 and it’s down side early in the game is easy to swallow. You can easily replace the Silt Crawler
Silt Crawler
Silt CrawlerSet: Prophecy
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Silt Crawler comes into play, tap all lands you control.
with another three casting cost green creature or even throw in an additional Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of YavimayaSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
246
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Creatures you control have haste. (They may attack and T the turn they come under your control.)Sacrifice Fires of Yavimaya: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
.

Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
IFN5bWJpb3Npcw== can be used to double the size of our Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
. Because it’s an instant it is even more versatile, with the ability to cast it during the attack phase or on your opponents turn if you need some extra chump blockers. Vitalize
Vitalize
VitalizeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Untap all creatures you control.
can be used in a defensive pinch to surprise your opponent. Once they know it is in our deck it will pose as a defensive deterrent when you keep one green mana available.

When your opponent uses a Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.
, Thunderclap
Thunderclap
ThunderclapSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
You may sacrifice a mountain instead of paying Thunderclap's mana cost.Thunderclap deals 3 damage to target creature.
or another spell that kills our Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
, or other key card, we have a way to bring them back. Use our Elven Cache
Elven Cache
Elven CacheSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
224
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.
or Restock
Restock
RestockSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
206
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Return two target cards from your graveyard to your hand. Remove Restock from the game.
to return the card(s) to our hand from the graveyard. The recursion cards can bring back any other key card you need. I considered using Recall
Recall
RecallSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Choose and discard X cards: Return X target cards in your graveyard to your hand. Remove Recall from the game.
but it cannot bring back the Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
. Remember, one in the graveyard is worth two in the library.

Another factor to our advantage is the sheer number of enchantments you have in our deck. With six major threats, your opponent is very likely to ´´think in the moment´´ and use (maybe waste) a Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.
. Don’t feel bad when our Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
IEJ1cnN0 goes as fast as it came. The Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
is the primary threat, if your opponent doesn’t play that way you will serve them some mean beatdown.



Other cards to try

I think a great substitution would be two Shivan Wurm
Shivan Wurm
Shivan WurmSet: Planeshift
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
R
Number:
124
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Trample. When Shivan Wurm comes into play, return a red or green creature you control to its owner's hand.
s in the place of two Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
s. With lots of small red and green creatures, gating shouldn’t be a problem. You can even gate a Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
token if you want. This Wurm is a threat that your opponent must handle. Now, not later!

If gating is your thing, try the Horned Kavu
Horned Kavu
Horned KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Horned Kavu comes into play, return a red or green creature you control to its owner's hand.
in place of the Silt Crawler
Silt Crawler
Silt CrawlerSet: Prophecy
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Silt Crawler comes into play, tap all lands you control.
.

Nemata, Grove Guardian
Nemata, Grove Guardian
Nemata, Grove GuardianSet: Planeshift
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
85
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
2G: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play. Sacrifice a Saproling: All Saprolings get +1/+1 until end of turn.
could also be a great help. Pump up your tokens, pump them up… (opps… hey, at least I didn’t include any Kavu Chameleon
Kavu Chameleon
Kavu ChameleonSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
191
Artist:
John Howe
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Kavu Chameleon can't be countered.G: Kavu Chameleon becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.
s!)

Quirion Elves
Quirion Elves
Quirion ElvesSet: Mirage
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elves
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When you play Quirion Elves, choose a color.T: Add one mana of the chosen color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.T: Add G to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.
may be worth the extra colorless mana to substitute for a Lanowar Elves. It will be an interesting experiment regardless.

Be sure to e-mail Card-Shark and let me know what else works or doesn’t work for you.

Keys to Deck:

Build your 5 mana base quickly. I can’t emphasize this enough. Mana first, beatdown second.

With a Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon Battlewagon
Keldon BattlewagonSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Keldon Battlewagon can't block. When Keldon Battlewagon attacks, sacrifice it at end of combat. Tap an untapped creature you control: Keldon Battlewagon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the tapped creature's power.
in play you only need creatures with a combined total power of five and a Vitalize
Vitalize
VitalizeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Untap all creatures you control.
to generate 20 trample damage in one harsh lick.

Except for defensive emergencies save your Vitalize
Vitalize
VitalizeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Untap all creatures you control.
for the kill.

The main purpose of the Saber Ants
Saber Ants
Saber AntsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Saber Ants is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.
is to produce 1/1 tokens to pump up the Battle Squadron
Battle Squadron
Battle SquadronSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying Battle Squadron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures you control.
s. Don’t be afraid to let them die.

Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
IEJ1cnN0 and Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
IFN5bWJpb3Npcw== can quickly create a creature advantage and bring you up to the critical five power you need to win.

Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of Yavimaya
Fires of YavimayaSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
246
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Creatures you control have haste. (They may attack and T the turn they come under your control.)Sacrifice Fires of Yavimaya: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
keeps you’re opponent on the defense. You don’t need it to win, but extra speed for the kill is preferred.



Conclusion

I hope that now a beatdown for 40 sounds a little more realistic.

This deck is not infallible, what deck is? There are lots of combos that I didn’t mention here that I am sure you will discover on your own. Most important of all, this deck is fun to play!

Now, sit down, order the cards you need and let it be your friends that are singing the Magic blues next time they drive home from Friday Nite Magic.

´´My Serra
Serra
SerraSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
4
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Power:
+1
Toughness:
+1
Text:
All creatures you control get +0/+2.
done left me…´´


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