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CardShark Content - Brian Baker (10/25/2005)

Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
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Creatures (25):
2:War-Torch Goblin
2:Viashino Slasher
Viashino Slasher
Viashino SlasherSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Viashino Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
149
Artist:
Glenn Fabry
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
R: Viashino Slasher gets +1/-1 until end of turn.

2:Ordruun Commando
Ordruun Commando
Ordruun CommandoSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
137
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
W: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to Ordruun Commando this turn.

1:Greater Forgeling
Greater Forgeling
Greater ForgelingSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Marcelo Vignali
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
1R: Greater Forgeling gets +3/-3 until end of turn.

2:Nightguard Patrol
Nightguard Patrol
Nightguard PatrolSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike, vigilance

1:Screeching Griffin
Screeching Griffin
Screeching GriffinSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying R: Target creature can’t block Screeching Griffin this turn.

2:Boros Swiftblade
Boros Swiftblade
Boros SwiftbladeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
193
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Double strike

3:Thundersong Trumpeter
Thundersong Trumpeter
Thundersong TrumpeterSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
235
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target creature can’t attack or block this turn.

3:Skyknight Legionnaire
Skyknight Legionnaire
Skyknight LegionnaireSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying, haste

2:Flame-Kin Zealot
1:Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran
Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran
Agrus Kos, Wojek VeteranSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
190
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran attacks, attacking red creatures get +2/+0 and attacking white creatures get +0/+2 until end of turn.

3:Boros Recruit
Boros Recruit
Boros RecruitSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
243
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
(R/W can be paid with either R or W.) First strike

1:Boros Guildmage
Boros Guildmage
Boros GuildmageSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
10
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
242
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
(R/W can be paid with either R or W.) 1R: Target creature gains haste until end of turn. 1W: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.


Non-Creature Spells (12):
2:Dogpile
Dogpile
DogpileSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
120
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Dogpile deals damage to target creature or player equal to the number of attacking creatures you control.

2:Cleansing Beam
Cleansing Beam
Cleansing BeamSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
118
Artist:
Pat Lee
Text:
Radiance — Cleansing Beam deals 2 damage to target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it.

1:Bathe in Light
Bathe in Light
Bathe in LightSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
2
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Radiance — Choose a color. Target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it gain protection from the chosen color until end of turn.

2:Lightning Helix
Lightning Helix
Lightning HelixSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.

2:Rally the Righteous
Rally the Righteous
Rally the RighteousSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
222
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Radiance — Untap target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it. Those creatures get +2/+0 until end of turn.

1:Terrarion
Terrarion
TerrarionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
273
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Terrarion comes into play tapped. 2, T, Sacrifice Terrarion: Add two mana of any combination of colors to your mana pool. When Terrarion is put into a graveyard from play, draw a card.

1:Cyclopean Snare
Cyclopean Snare
Cyclopean SnareSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
259
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Text:
3, T: Tap target creature, then return Cyclopean Snare to its owner’s hand.

1:Sunforger
Sunforger
SunforgerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
272
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +4/+0. RW, Unattach Sunforger: Search your library for a red or white instant card with converted mana cost 4 or less and play that card without paying its mana cost. Then shuffle your library. Equip 3


Land (23):
10:Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

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

2:Boros Garrison
Boros Garrison
Boros GarrisonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Boros Garrison comes into play tapped. When Boros Garrison comes into play, return a land you control to its owner’s hand. T: Add RW to your mana pool.

1:Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
Sunhome, Fortress of the LegionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
282
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 2RW, T: Target creature gains double strike until end of turn.


This deck might look familiar to some of you. Perhaps you needed some Lightning Helix
Lightning Helix
Lightning HelixSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.
es, or maybe you saw this deck list on the Ravnica promotional site. In any case, this deck is anything but original- it is the Red-White preconstructed deck for the Ravnica: City of Guilds set.

Taking precons and tweaking them into original decks is a subject I love. I don't intend to go on and on about how much fun it is, since I've mentioned it before and anyone who reads magicthegathering.com's weekly columns has come across this idea before. Suffice it to say that I find the process rewarding and entertaining. I bought this preconstructed deck for the sole purpose of analyzing it and then ripping it apart, only to put it back together stronger and more tuned to my personal tastes. Please keep that key phrase (MY tastes) in mind as you read this article, so that I don't get 10 emails talking about how ´´I should have really cut this card´´ or ´´why didn't I use that card.´´ With that in mind, let's take a look at this deck.

What does this deck do? It overwhelms the opponent as quickly as possible with cheap creatures. Burn spells seem to exist less as finishing tactics and more as elimination for clearing away blockers. Mid-game solutions to stalls exist in the Snare and Trumpeter. Overall, this deck seeks to pound face and doesn't give much thought to its own future.

Cards that I like from this deck:

Nightguard Patrol
Nightguard Patrol
Nightguard PatrolSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike, vigilance
is very good at what he does. If you played White Weenie in Kamigawa block, you probably at least considered Kitsune Blademaster
Kitsune Blademaster
Kitsune BlademasterSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fox Samurai
Rarity:
C
Number:
25
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strike Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
. The Blademaster and Patrol happen to be good friends, with the Patrol losing a point of toughness and bushido for Vigilance
Vigilance
VigilanceSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
49
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Text:
Enchanted creature has vigilance. (Attacking doesn't cause it to tap.)
. While this might seem like a rotten deal, the reason for this being acceptable will be covered later.

Whether or not you get out a threat on turn one, you always want to field a legitimate fighter on turn two. Boros Swiftblade
Boros Swiftblade
Boros SwiftbladeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
193
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Double strike
is your man, being the cheapest creature with natural double strike in the game.

Skyknight Legionnaire
Skyknight Legionnaire
Skyknight LegionnaireSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying, haste
is always a good draw. An early game Skyknight demands an answer before the evasive damage really starts to hurt, and a late game Skyknight screws up the opponent's anticipation of combat for at least a turn.

I was a little skeptical of Flame-Kin Zealot at first, but a 3/3 haste for 4 isn't bad, and the fact that your other creatures share his boost can make a difference. Like the Skyknight, Zealot hits faster than the opponent is typically ready for. Dropping another creature and then a Zealot in the same turn makes an even bigger impression.

Poor Agrus Kos doesn't get a lot of respect from the other 5-cost legendary creatures. He isn't, nor will ever be, North Tree or Meloku. If he makes it into play and survives to untap, however, every turn is a good turn to attack.

Say what you want about Tundra
Tundra
TundraSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either U or W to your mana pool.Counts as both islands and plains 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.
IFdvbHZlcw==, Boros Recruit
Boros Recruit
Boros RecruitSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
243
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
(R/W can be paid with either R or W.) First strike
is an automatic conclusion. Why? Because it essentially costs one colorless mana and has a useful static ability that allows it to kill Savannah Lions
Savannah Lions
Savannah LionsSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lions
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
all day long, that's why.

I don't really need to talk about why Boros Guildmage
Boros Guildmage
Boros GuildmageSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
10
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
242
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
(R/W can be paid with either R or W.) 1R: Target creature gains haste until end of turn. 1W: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.
is good, do I? Do you like haste? Do you like first strike? Then, my friend, you like the Guildmage. Boros Guildmage
Boros Guildmage
Boros GuildmageSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
10
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
242
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
(R/W can be paid with either R or W.) 1R: Target creature gains haste until end of turn. 1W: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.
takes good cards and makes them great, and that is all you need to know.

Bathe in Light
Bathe in Light
Bathe in LightSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
2
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Radiance — Choose a color. Target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it gain protection from the chosen color until end of turn.
is by far the best Radiance spell in the deck. 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.
, Cleansing Beam
Cleansing Beam
Cleansing BeamSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
118
Artist:
Pat Lee
Text:
Radiance — Cleansing Beam deals 2 damage to target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it.
and Rally
Rally
RallySet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
All blocking creatures get +1/+1 until end of turn.
, but this is efficiency. For 2 mana, you get a versatile spell that saves your creatures or makes them unblockable (or both). No other spell can really claim that kind of game-ending power.

Of course, if you want to talk about game-ending prowess, you have to include Lightning Helix
Lightning Helix
Lightning HelixSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.
. A 6-point swing in your favor for 2 mana is something just about every deck wants.

Finally, we come to Sunforger
Sunforger
SunforgerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
272
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +4/+0. RW, Unattach Sunforger: Search your library for a red or white instant card with converted mana cost 4 or less and play that card without paying its mana cost. Then shuffle your library. Equip 3
. With Sunforger
Sunforger
SunforgerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
272
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +4/+0. RW, Unattach Sunforger: Search your library for a red or white instant card with converted mana cost 4 or less and play that card without paying its mana cost. Then shuffle your library. Equip 3
you pay 3 mana (and 3 equip) for +4/+0, which is good but perhaps overpriced. On creatures with flying or first strike, however, the Forger brings pain. Don't overlook the ability to summon up a Lightning Helix
Lightning Helix
Lightning HelixSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.
or Bathe in Light
Bathe in Light
Bathe in LightSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
2
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Radiance — Choose a color. Target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it gain protection from the chosen color until end of turn.
at moment's notice, either.

After weeding and pruning the deck of unwanted or less efficient spells, I added some cards that I had had in mind for the deck and began to test it against other standard-legal decks. The deck went through several revisions that kept a solid base but shifted support cards when I realized how good (or bad) they really were. At long last (and at least for the moment), here is the final product.

Boros Bring the Pain (60 cards)
Creatures (23):
4:Boros Recruit
Boros Recruit
Boros RecruitSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
243
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
(R/W can be paid with either R or W.) First strike

3:Boros Guildmage
Boros Guildmage
Boros GuildmageSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
10
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
242
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
(R/W can be paid with either R or W.) 1R: Target creature gains haste until end of turn. 1W: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.

2:Boros Swiftblade
Boros Swiftblade
Boros SwiftbladeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
193
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Double strike

4:Skyknight Legionnaire
Skyknight Legionnaire
Skyknight LegionnaireSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying, haste

2:Nightguard Patrol
Nightguard Patrol
Nightguard PatrolSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike, vigilance

2:Flame-Kin Zealot
1:Fumiko the Lowblood
Fumiko the Lowblood
Fumiko the LowbloodSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Samurai
Rarity:
R
Number:
104
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Fumiko the Lowblood has bushido X, where X is the number of attacking creatures. (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +X/+X until end of turn.) Creatures your opponents control attack each turn if able.

2:Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran
Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran
Agrus Kos, Wojek VeteranSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
190
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran attacks, attacking red creatures get +2/+0 and attacking white creatures get +0/+2 until end of turn.

1:Hunted Dragon
Hunted Dragon
Hunted DragonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, haste When Hunted Dragon comes into play, put three 2/2 white Knight creature tokens with first strike into play under target opponent’s control.

2:Razia, Boros Archangel
Razia, Boros Archangel
Razia, Boros ArchangelSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
223
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
6
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, vigilance, haste T: The next 3 damage that would be dealt to target creature you control this turn is dealt to another target creature instead.


Non-Creature Spells (15):
3:Lightning Helix
Lightning Helix
Lightning HelixSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.

2:Bathe in Light
Bathe in Light
Bathe in LightSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
2
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Radiance — Choose a color. Target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it gain protection from the chosen color until end of turn.

2:Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace
Leave No TraceSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
23
Artist:
Pat Lee
Text:
Radiance — Destroy target enchantment and each other enchantment that shares a color with it.

2:Vulshock Morningstar
2:Galvanic Arc
Galvanic Arc
Galvanic ArcSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Enchant creature When Galvanic Arc comes into play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Enchanted creature has first strike.

2:Boros Fury-Shield
1:Sunforger
Sunforger
SunforgerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
272
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +4/+0. RW, Unattach Sunforger: Search your library for a red or white instant card with converted mana cost 4 or less and play that card without paying its mana cost. Then shuffle your library. Equip 3

1:Concerted Effort
Concerted Effort
Concerted EffortSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
8
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
At the beginning of each player’s upkeep, all creatures you control gain flying until end of turn if a creature you control has flying. The same is true for fear, first strike, double strike, landwalk, protection, trample, and vigilance.


Land (22):
9:Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

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

3:Boros Garrison
Boros Garrison
Boros GarrisonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Boros Garrison comes into play tapped. When Boros Garrison comes into play, return a land you control to its owner’s hand. T: Add RW to your mana pool.

1:Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
Sunhome, Fortress of the LegionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
282
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 2RW, T: Target creature gains double strike until end of turn.


Additions to the deck are rather straightforward. Fumiko might require some explanation, but I feel that she fits quite well. She keeps up the deck's theme of keeping opponents unbalanced, she forces utility creatures to prematurely tap (no pun intended), and as one of only 2 non-Ravinca card she's hardly expected by the opponent.

Hunted Dragon
Hunted Dragon
Hunted DragonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, haste When Hunted Dragon comes into play, put three 2/2 white Knight creature tokens with first strike into play under target opponent’s control.
and Razia are finishers that I felt the deck was in sore need of. The Dragon can come down in fairly early for a finisher, but really is best saved in hand until the final stroke is imminent. Razia, however, should be played the instant casting her is possible. Once on the board, the game is over unless she is removed.

I put in Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace
Leave No TraceSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
23
Artist:
Pat Lee
Text:
Radiance — Destroy target enchantment and each other enchantment that shares a color with it.
to deal with debilitating enchantments, but this spot could have easily gone to Teferi's Grasp. I'm sticking with the Instant for now, but only time will tell.

The Morningstar is efficient, permanent boost that sticks around after its user has passed on. I feel that the Morningstar has a place in any creature-heavy deck that wins through combat, but the presence of first and double strike makes it an even more welcome edition. Speaking of first strike, Galvanic Arc
Galvanic Arc
Galvanic ArcSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Enchant creature When Galvanic Arc comes into play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Enchanted creature has first strike.
shouldn't surprise anyone.

Concerted Effort
Concerted Effort
Concerted EffortSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
8
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
At the beginning of each player’s upkeep, all creatures you control gain flying until end of turn if a creature you control has flying. The same is true for fear, first strike, double strike, landwalk, protection, trample, and vigilance.
more or less ties everything together. It isn't necessary for the deck to win, hence the lone copy, but if it comes out and you have 2 or three creatures, your entire army becomes a lethal fighting machine. Boros Swiftblade
Boros Swiftblade
Boros SwiftbladeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
193
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Double strike
is the single best creature to have out under the Effort, but the Legionnaire, Patrol, or Razia give your creatures a phenomenal boost.

Thanks for sticking with me through this little experiment, and I hope that you've enjoyed looking at what the Boros Guild is capable of. I encourage you to indulge your creative side and try a similar experiment yourself, or perhaps take an old original deck of your own design and lead it into a different direction.


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