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CardShark Content - Brian Anderson (4/15/2006)

Ever since I've been playing M:TG, I've always liked certain things about Green and Black. They both have big nasty creatures. They both have regenerate and trample. So naturally when I wound up with 5 Hunted Horror
Hunted Horror
Hunted HorrorSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
90
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Trample When Hunted Horror comes into play, put two 3/3 green Centaur creature tokens with protection from black into play under target opponent’s control.
s from Ravnica, I thought it only fitting to pair up my 2 favorite colors yet again. With the great cards for the Golgari out there too, it was fun.

Now when I first saw the Hunted Horror
Hunted Horror
Hunted HorrorSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
90
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Trample When Hunted Horror comes into play, put two 3/3 green Centaur creature tokens with protection from black into play under target opponent’s control.
(my first rare pulled from a Ravnica pack), I was like COOL!! Okay, I'm really a Timmy at heart. I like the big fatties. Beat you to a pulp with big mean lumbering creatures. Not everyone else shared my enthusiasm though. [Editor’s note: It’s true. Most people hate the big ugly Horror thing. Don’t you?] I guess the fact that your opponent gets 2 Green 3/3 Centaurs that are Pro: Black scared them away from the Horror. I managed to trade one of my eventual 5 Horrors to someone that needed it for his collection, in exchange for a Hunted Troll
Hunted Troll
Hunted TrollSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
170
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
8
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Hunted Troll comes into play, put four 1/1 blue Faerie creature tokens with flying into play under target opponent’s control. G: Regenerate Hunted Troll.
. Slowly, the wheels began to spin some more. Time to see what cards I could marry up for this deck idea.

Creatures:

3 x Hunted Horror
Hunted Horror
Hunted HorrorSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
90
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Trample When Hunted Horror comes into play, put two 3/3 green Centaur creature tokens with protection from black into play under target opponent’s control.

1 x Hunted Troll
Hunted Troll
Hunted TrollSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
170
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
8
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Hunted Troll comes into play, put four 1/1 blue Faerie creature tokens with flying into play under target opponent’s control. G: Regenerate Hunted Troll.

2 x Gnarled Mass
Gnarled Mass
Gnarled MassSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
3
Toughness:
3

2 x Centaur Safeguard
Centaur Safeguard
Centaur SafeguardSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
7
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Centaur Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
244
Artist:
Glenn Fabry
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
(G/W can be paid with either G or W.) When Centaur Safeguard is put into a graveyard from play, you may gain 3 life.

2 x Golgari Brownscale
Golgari Brownscale
Golgari BrownscaleSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
166
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Golgari Brownscale is put into your hand from your graveyard, you gain 2 life. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

2 x Mortipede
Mortipede
MortipedeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
2G: All creatures able to block Mortipede this turn do so.

2 x Shinen of Life's Roar
Shinen of Life's Roar
Shinen of Life's RoarSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
All creatures able to block Shinen of Life's Roar do so. Channel - 2GG, Discard Shinen of Life's Roar: All creatures able to block target creature this turn do so.

2 x Kuro's Taken
Kuro's Taken
Kuro's TakenSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rat Samurai
Rarity:
C
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.) 1B: Regenerate Kuro's Taken.

2 x Matsu Tribe Sniper
Matsu Tribe Sniper
Matsu Tribe SniperSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake Warrior Archer
Rarity:
C
Number:
136
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Matsu-Tribe Sniper deals 1 damage to target creature with flying. Whenever Matsu-Tribe Sniper deals damage to a creature, tap that creature and it doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.

1 x Moss Kami
Moss Kami
Moss KamiSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
228
Artist:
Hugh Jamieson
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Trample


Spells:

2 x Regeneration
Regeneration
RegenerationSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
G: Target creature regenerates.

2 x Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the GorgonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
(B/G can be paid with either B or G.) Regenerate target creature. At end of combat, destroy all creatures that blocked or were blocked by that creature this turn.

2 x Vigor Mortis
Vigor Mortis
Vigor MortisSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to play. If G was spent to play Vigor Mortis, that creature comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it.

2 x Fear
Fear
FearSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Target creature cannot be blocked by any creatures except black creatures and artifact creatures.

2 x Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine CloakSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

2 x Recollect
Recollect
RecollectSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
178
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.

2 x Echoing Courage
Echoing Courage
Echoing CourageSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature get +2/+2 until end of turn.

2 x Nourish
Nourish
NourishSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
You gain 6 life.

1 x Hissing Miasma
Hissing Miasma
Hissing MiasmaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
51
Text:
Whenever a creature attacks you, its controller loses 1 life.

1 x Crash Landing
Crash Landing
Crash LandingSet: Guildpact
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Text:
Target creature with flying loses flying until end of turn. Crash Landing deals damage to that creature equal to the number of Forests you control.

1 x Predatory Focus
Predatory Focus
Predatory FocusSet: Guildpact
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Text:
You may have creatures you control deal their combat damage to defending player this turn as though they weren’t blocked.


Artifacts:

1 x Junktroller
Junktroller
JunktrollerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
264
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
0
Toughness:
6
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) T: Put target card in a graveyard on the bottom of its owner’s library.

1 x Wurm's Tooth
Wurm's Tooth
Wurm's ToothSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
162
Artist:
Nottsuo
Text:
Whenever a player plays a green spell, you may gain 1 life.


Lands:

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

8 x Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

2 x Golgari Rot Farm
Golgari Rot Farm
Golgari Rot FarmSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
278
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Golgari Rot Farm comes into play tapped. When Golgari Rot Farm comes into play, return a land you control to its owner’s hand. T: Add BG to your mana pool.

1 Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
Svogthos, the Restless TombSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
283
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 3BG: Until end of turn, Svogthos, the Restless Tomb becomes a black and green Plant Zombie creature with “This creature’s power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.” It’s still a land.


I had to find out a way to get the damage from the Horror through. That’s where the Shinen and Mortipede
Mortipede
MortipedeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
2G: All creatures able to block Mortipede this turn do so.
come in. Both have a built-in Lure
Lure
LureSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
All creatures able to block enchanted creature do so.
ability (although you have to pay for Mortipede
Mortipede
MortipedeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
2G: All creatures able to block Mortipede this turn do so.
's). Throw a Regeneration
Regeneration
RegenerationSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
G: Target creature regenerates.
on either of these creatures, and your opponent is in for lots and lots of beatdown. Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the GorgonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
(B/G can be paid with either B or G.) Regenerate target creature. At end of combat, destroy all creatures that blocked or were blocked by that creature this turn.
is nasty too, since it can wipe out their side of the board, or at least cripple them pretty well AND your Shinen/Mortipede
Mortipede
MortipedeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
2G: All creatures able to block Mortipede this turn do so.
sticks around for at least one more turn to let all your fatties hit them again on your next turn. If Hissing Miasma
Hissing Miasma
Hissing MiasmaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
51
Text:
Whenever a creature attacks you, its controller loses 1 life.
is on the board, they may choose to not attack you just to avoid the loss of life, which only helps set up the loss of creatures to the Gaze. And for that final blow, Predatory Focus
Predatory Focus
Predatory FocusSet: Guildpact
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Text:
You may have creatures you control deal their combat damage to defending player this turn as though they weren’t blocked.
lets you deal your damage to them like they never even blocked. With the right creatures in play, this spells game. Through playtesting, I've found that the game is essentially over before the Focus makes it to my hand. But it’s nice to know it’s in there somewhere. One more would be nice in this deck.

On the flip side, since you're willingly giving him centaur tokens to bring in your Horrors, you need blockers. At a mere 3cc, the Gnarled Mass
Gnarled Mass
Gnarled MassSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
matches up nicely with the 3/3 centaur tokens. Golgari Brownscale
Golgari Brownscale
Golgari BrownscaleSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
166
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Golgari Brownscale is put into your hand from your graveyard, you gain 2 life. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
can block for you, and then dredge itself back to your hand AND gain you 2 life in the process. Centaur Safeguard
Centaur Safeguard
Centaur SafeguardSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
7
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Centaur Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
244
Artist:
Glenn Fabry
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
(G/W can be paid with either G or W.) When Centaur Safeguard is put into a graveyard from play, you may gain 3 life.
can take out a token as well, and you gain 3 life for the loss of your creature, so I think it makes an excellent blocker. Again, the Miasma may help determine just how badly you need blockers.

The Hunted Troll
Hunted Troll
Hunted TrollSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
170
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
8
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Hunted Troll comes into play, put four 1/1 blue Faerie creature tokens with flying into play under target opponent’s control. G: Regenerate Hunted Troll.
brings its own problems in with the presence of flyers. This is where the Snipers come in handy. Trophy Hunter
Trophy Hunter
Trophy HunterSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Archer
Rarity:
U
Number:
187
Artist:
rk post
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1G: Trophy Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature with flying. Whenever a creature with flying dealt damage by Trophy Hunter this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on Trophy Hunter.
wouldn't be bad either, but I didn't care to strip them out of my other deck that they are currently in, so Snipers it is. Besides, tapping a fat flyer can come in handy too. Crash Landing
Crash Landing
Crash LandingSet: Guildpact
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Text:
Target creature with flying loses flying until end of turn. Crash Landing deals damage to that creature equal to the number of Forests you control.
is there for the big threats (Dragons, etc...).

Recursion…that’s where I opted to put in the Junktroller
Junktroller
JunktrollerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
264
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
0
Toughness:
6
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) T: Put target card in a graveyard on the bottom of its owner’s library.
. [Editor’s note: Yay the ‘Troller is getting some love!] It’s a defender that can take a decent punishing, and taps to give you a card back. If you want to go farther back, one of my personal favorites is the Anurid Scavenger
Anurid Scavenger
Anurid ScavengerSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
119
Artist:
Bob Petillo
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Protection from black. At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Anurid Scavenger unless you put a card from your graveyard on the bottom of your library.
. It’s a 3/3, Pro: Black, and it doesn't tap to give you the target card you want back on the bottom of your library. Although once you run out of graveyard cards, he dies, but that shouldn't be a problem with Golgari Brownscale
Golgari Brownscale
Golgari BrownscaleSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
166
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Golgari Brownscale is put into your hand from your graveyard, you gain 2 life. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
's dredge ability. Recollect
Recollect
RecollectSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
178
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.
can get you that card you need back in a hurry. Vigor Mortis
Vigor Mortis
Vigor MortisSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to play. If G was spent to play Vigor Mortis, that creature comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it.
brings back whatever you need (and bigger in most cases!) creature-wise.

I thought about some creature control (i.e. Last Gasp
Last Gasp
Last GaspSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.
, Smother
Smother
SmotherSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
170
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Destroy target creature with converted mana cost 3 or less. It can't be regenerated.
) but they won't work on the tokens since they're both Black spells. So instead, I opted to pump my own creatures with Echoing Courage
Echoing Courage
Echoing CourageSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature get +2/+2 until end of turn.
and Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine CloakSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
. Feel free to substitute with a Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.
, Monstrous Growth
Monstrous Growth
Monstrous GrowthSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Una Fricker
Text:
Any one creature gets +4/+4 until the end of the turn.
, or whatever else floats your boat.

I'll leave the sideboard up to whoever reads this. I've added a spider or two to the mix for extra flyer defense. Venomous Breath
Venomous Breath
Venomous BreathSet: Ice Age
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Text:
At end of combat, destroy all creatures blocking or blocked by target creature this turn.
(Gaze, minus the regeneration) from Ice Age is another of my personal favorites. Last Gasp
Last Gasp
Last GaspSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.
and Smother
Smother
SmotherSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
170
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Destroy target creature with converted mana cost 3 or less. It can't be regenerated.
for those annoying little guys.

Since the majority of this deck is 3cc or less, I find it’s pretty speedy. I'm sure I've overlooked some things, but I'm happy with the current version of this deck. Unfortunately, I have yet to be able to test this deck out in public due to work interfering with FNM. But as soon as I am able to get out there and get some detailed match info I will return. Until then, hit me up with your comments, advice, criticisms...


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