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CardShark Content - Chewie! Slate (11/23/2003)

Hello again! I’m back with another of my favorite multiplayer casual decks. This one is a lot of fun. It’s all about playing the really good multiplayer sorceries and then getting them under a Spellweaver Helix
Spellweaver Helix
Spellweaver HelixSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
247
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Imprint - When Spellweaver Helix comes into play, you may remove two target sorcery cards in a single graveyard from the game. (The removed cards are imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a card is played, if it has the same name as one of the imprinted sorcery cards, you may copy the other and play the copy without paying its mana cost.
. Here’s the list:

Sorceries: (22)
4: Sizzle
Sizzle
SizzleSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
213
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Sizzle deals 3 damage to each opponent.

4: Syphon Soul
Syphon Soul
Syphon SoulSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Text:
Syphon Soul deals 2 damage to each other player. You gain equal to the damage dealt this way.

4: Brush with Death
Brush with Death
Brush with DeathSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
2
Artist:
Stephen Daniele
Text:
Buyback 2BB (You may pay an additional 2BB when you play this spell. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Target opponent loses 2 life. You gain 2 life.

4: Browbeat
Browbeat
BrowbeatSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Mark Tedin

Text:
Unless a player has Browbeat deal 5 damage to him or her, target player draws three cards.

4: Barter in Blood
Barter in Blood
Barter in BloodSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Each player sacrifices two creatures.

2: Lava Axe
Lava Axe
Lava AxeSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Lava Axe deals 5 damage to target player.


Artifact: (7)
4: Spellweaver Helix
Spellweaver Helix
Spellweaver HelixSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
247
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Imprint - When Spellweaver Helix comes into play, you may remove two target sorcery cards in a single graveyard from the game. (The removed cards are imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a card is played, if it has the same name as one of the imprinted sorcery cards, you may copy the other and play the copy without paying its mana cost.

2: Mindslaver
Mindslaver
MindslaverSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
206
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
4, T, Sacrifice Mindslaver: You control target player's next turn. (You see all cards that player could see and make all decisions for the player. He or she doesn't lose life because of mana burn.)

1: Gilded Lotus
Gilded Lotus
Gilded LotusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.


Other: (14)
4: Anarchist
Anarchist
AnarchistSet: Exodus
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Townsfolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Brom
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Anarchist comes into play, you may return target sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

4: Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.

2: Agonizing Demise
Agonizing Demise
Agonizing DemiseSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.)Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated. If you paid the kicker cost, Agonizing Demise deals damage equal to that creature's power to the creature's controller.

2: Tainted Aether
Tainted Aether
Tainted AetherSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Whenever a creature comes into play, its controller sacrifices a creature or land.

2: Terminate
Terminate
TerminateSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.


Land: (20)
2: 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.
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9: Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B 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.


Ideally, you’ll get a Syphon Soul
Syphon Soul
Syphon SoulSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Text:
Syphon Soul deals 2 damage to each other player. You gain equal to the damage dealt this way.
(with a Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
, maybe even first turn) and a Sizzle
Sizzle
SizzleSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
213
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Sizzle deals 3 damage to each opponent.
into the graveyard as soon as possible, then play a Helix to snatch them both. That’s the ideal Helix combo. With it, three mana becomes 5 damage to each opponent and life gain for you. It really doesn’t get much better than that. The coolest thing I’ve done in one early turn with this deck (probably turn 4 or 5, which is nothing in a giant chaos game) is cast the Helix imprinting those two cards, Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
plus 2 for the Gilded Lotus
Gilded Lotus
Gilded LotusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.
, then tap the Lotus to cast one of the spells, copying the other.

But the great thing about the Helix is that it’s customizable! If someone has a horde of creatures coming for you, slap a Barter in Blood
Barter in Blood
Barter in BloodSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Each player sacrifices two creatures.
on the Helix along with something you’ve already got in your hand. Life-gain a problem across the table? Try chucking a free Lava Axe
Lava Axe
Lava AxeSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Lava Axe deals 5 damage to target player.
or two at their face. Once you have a mana base built up, there’s the evil that is buyback. Get a Brush with Death
Brush with Death
Brush with DeathSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
2
Artist:
Stephen Daniele
Text:
Buyback 2BB (You may pay an additional 2BB when you play this spell. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Target opponent loses 2 life. You gain 2 life.
and one of the assorted other spells under your Helix and cast it with buyback every turn. It won’t take too long to either clear the board of creatures or opponents once you get the buyback rolling.

Then there’s Browbeat
Browbeat
BrowbeatSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Mark Tedin

Text:
Unless a player has Browbeat deal 5 damage to him or her, target player draws three cards.
. I originally had Syphon Mind
Syphon Mind
Syphon MindSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
175
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Text:
Each other player discards a card from his or her hand. You draw a card for each card discarded this way.
s in that spot, but I found that it was only worth it about half the time. Sometimes I would have to discard, other times I wouldn’t get to draw that many cards because my opponents already played their hands. Browbeat
Browbeat
BrowbeatSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Mark Tedin

Text:
Unless a player has Browbeat deal 5 damage to him or her, target player draws three cards.
is either 5 damage to an opponent or 3 cards, every single time. No variations of maybe getting cards and maybe not, maybe having to discard, maybe maybe maybe.

As far as the rest of the deck, it’s about half self-explanatory. Anarchist
Anarchist
AnarchistSet: Exodus
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Townsfolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Brom
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Anarchist comes into play, you may return target sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
s are there to get back a spell you have under the Helix, or one that will keep your fat out of the fire. Terminate
Terminate
TerminateSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.
s and Agonizing Demise
Agonizing Demise
Agonizing DemiseSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.)Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated. If you paid the kicker cost, Agonizing Demise deals damage equal to that creature's power to the creature's controller.
s are just creature control in case someone runs over to hurt you badly. The Tainted Aether
Tainted Aether
Tainted AetherSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Whenever a creature comes into play, its controller sacrifices a creature or land.
s discourage your opponents from playing the creatures in the first place, plus they are good Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
/Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.
bait to keep your Helix safe. The Gilded Lotus
Gilded Lotus
Gilded LotusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.
is there to keep the mana flowing, of course. I’ve found that if you use it instead of your lands for mana as much as possible, it can become a target for artifact control, even with a Helix out.

Just remember the whole idea here is to play a couple of good sorceries and then imprint them on the Spellweaver Helix
Spellweaver Helix
Spellweaver HelixSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
247
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Imprint - When Spellweaver Helix comes into play, you may remove two target sorcery cards in a single graveyard from the game. (The removed cards are imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a card is played, if it has the same name as one of the imprinted sorcery cards, you may copy the other and play the copy without paying its mana cost.
. No matter what they are. A Browbeat
Browbeat
BrowbeatSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Mark Tedin

Text:
Unless a player has Browbeat deal 5 damage to him or her, target player draws three cards.
and a Syphon Soul
Syphon Soul
Syphon SoulSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Text:
Syphon Soul deals 2 damage to each other player. You gain equal to the damage dealt this way.
would be good in the early game, but if you wait to top-deck both of them and a Spellweaver, you might be dead before you get started. So choose wisely, and try to kill everyone all at once. If you can get two Spellweavers out that share an imprint, you can do lots of things for just a few mana. It’s really quite a lot of fun.


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