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CardShark Content - Brian Baker (3/26/2004)

Trash for Treasure
Trash for Treasure
Trash for TreasureSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Text:
As an additional cost to play Trash for Treasure, sacrifice an artifact. Return target artifact card from your graveyard to play.
is going for less than a dollar. I just can’t pass up this opportunity.

For one thing, TfT is the new Tinker
Tinker
TinkerSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
45
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
At the time you play Tinker, sacrifice an artifact.Search your library for an artifact card and put that artifact into play. Shuffle your library afterward.
. No, Reshape
Reshape
ReshapeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jon Foster
Text:
As an additional cost to play Reshape sacrifice an artifact. Search your library for an artifact card with converted mana cost X or less and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.
is not Tinker
Tinker
TinkerSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
45
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
At the time you play Tinker, sacrifice an artifact.Search your library for an artifact card and put that artifact into play. Shuffle your library afterward.
fixed, it’s just bad. Sorry
Sorry
SorrySet: Unglued
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
27
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Before playing any spell, if a copy of that spell card is in any graveyard, the spell's caster may say Sorry. If he or she does not, any other player may counter the spell by saying Sorry as it is cast.If any player says Sorry at any other time, Sorry deals 2 damage to that player.
if this offends anyone. I take it back- if you manage to get a huge amount of mana early on to spend on searching your deck for an artifact, go ahead. But really, why pay more?

Enter Trash. Get an artifact into your graveyard (pretty simple to do… just Wrench Mind
Wrench Mind
Wrench MindSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Target player discards two cards from his or her hand unless he or she discards an artifact card from his or her hand.
yourself) on turn one or two, play another artifact, and get the one in the graveyard into play on turn three.

So what kind of artifacts do we want in the graveyard? Preferably something big and splashy, but not unplayable without TfT. Platinum Angel
Platinum Angel
Platinum AngelSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
228
Artist:
Brom
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying You can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game.
, Triskelion
Triskelion
TriskelionSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Triskelion comes into play, put three +1/+1 counters on it.0: Remove one of these counters from Triskelion to have Triskelion deal 1 damage to target creature or player.
, and Bosh all top the list. Does Gate to the Aether
Gate to the Aether
Gate to the AetherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player reveals the top card of his or her library. If it's an artifact, creature, enchantment, or land card, the player may put it into play.
get better when it comes down earlier? Survey says, yes! Especially when it helps you pull out all of that other expensive stuff you would Trash for. Want a 7/10 monster that destroys up to five lands? Sundering Titan
Sundering Titan
Sundering TitanSet: Darksteel
Cost:
8
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
7
Toughness:
10
Text:
When Sundering Titan comes into play, choose a land of each basic land type, then destroy those lands. When Sundering Titan leaves play, choose a land of each basic land type, then destroy those lands.
’s your man.

Everybody loves a combo, especially when it still appeals to Timmy by bringing out the deck’s big guns. Here’s a decklist:

Black (6)
Chain of Smog
Chain of Smog
Chain of SmogSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
132
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Target player discards two cards from his or her hand. That player may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.
:3
Wrench Mind
Wrench Mind
Wrench MindSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Target player discards two cards from his or her hand unless he or she discards an artifact card from his or her hand.
:3

Red (12)
Trash for Treasure
Trash for Treasure
Trash for TreasureSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Text:
As an additional cost to play Trash for Treasure, sacrifice an artifact. Return target artifact card from your graveyard to play.
:4
Shrapnel Blast
Shrapnel Blast
Shrapnel BlastSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
106
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
As an additional cost to play Shrapnel Blast, sacrifice an artifact. Shrapnel Blast deals 5 damage to target creature or player.
:4
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.
:4

Artifact (20)
Platinum Angel
Platinum Angel
Platinum AngelSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
228
Artist:
Brom
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying You can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game.
:2
Bosh, Iron Golem
Bosh, Iron Golem
Bosh, Iron GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
8
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
147
Artist:
Brom
Power:
6
Toughness:
7
Text:
Trample 3R, Sacrifice an artifact: Bosh, Iron Golem deals damage equal to the sacrificed artifact's converted mana cost to target creature or player.
:1
Sundering Titan
Sundering Titan
Sundering TitanSet: Darksteel
Cost:
8
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
7
Toughness:
10
Text:
When Sundering Titan comes into play, choose a land of each basic land type, then destroy those lands. When Sundering Titan leaves play, choose a land of each basic land type, then destroy those lands.
:2
Darksteel Gargoyle
Darksteel Gargoyle
Darksteel GargoyleSet: Darksteel
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gargoyle
Rarity:
U
Number:
111
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying. Indestructible (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.)
:2
Gate to the Aether
Gate to the Aether
Gate to the AetherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
174
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player reveals the top card of his or her library. If it's an artifact, creature, enchantment, or land card, the player may put it into play.
:1
Triskelion
Triskelion
TriskelionSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Triskelion comes into play, put three +1/+1 counters on it.0: Remove one of these counters from Triskelion to have Triskelion deal 1 damage to target creature or player.
:2
Welding Jar
Welding Jar
Welding JarSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
274
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Sacrifice Welding Jar: Regenerate target artifact.
:4
Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of IndulgenceSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
255
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add B or R to your mana pool. Talisman of Indulgence deals 1 damage to you.
:4
Chrome Mox
Chrome Mox
Chrome MoxSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
152
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Imprint - When Chrome Mox comes into play, you may remove a nonartifact, nonland card in your hand from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) T: Add one mana of any of the imprinted card's colors to your mana pool.
:2

Obviously, there’s not a lot of subtlety here. Get an artifact- hopefully a big basher- into your graveyard, then raise it with TfT. A turn-three 7/10 land-nuking machine is going to end a lot of games quickly, especially when backed by shrapnel blast.

Welding Jar
Welding Jar
Welding JarSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
274
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Sacrifice Welding Jar: Regenerate target artifact.
s, Talismans, and Moxes are here as sacrifices. The mana acceleration is great, but unnecessary rather quickly.

I love shock. It kills all sorts of small-but-important creatures, it thins ranks of weenies, and it can bring an end to a close game, all for one mana.

If you’re worried about games going on long, or if you think you need more firepower, try fireball as a closer. Also, select the artifacts to be Treasured to your own taste. If you really dig bringing out an early Timesifter
Timesifter
TimesifterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
262
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, each player removes the top card of his or her library from the game. The player who removed the card with the highest converted mana cost takes an extra turn after this one. If two or more players' cards are tied for highest cost, the tied players repeat this process until the tie is broken.
, so be it. Another candidate that I didn’t use due to a low creature count is Darksteel Forge
Darksteel Forge
Darksteel ForgeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
9
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
Martina Pilcenova
Text:
Artifacts you control are indestructible. (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy them.)
, but the thing costs 9 mana for a reason. Feel free to use and abuse the Forge in whatever sick way you want.

This deck can be genuinely fun to play, since there’s no telling what kind of crazy things you can pull out with Trash. Don’t dismiss the tournament potential here either. A closer on turn three should be more than a single opponent can handle.

Whatever your taste, whatever your playing style, I hope that you enjoyed this trip into an offbeat, if not downright wacky, rogue deck. Until next time, have fun pitching huge stuff and bringing it right back!


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