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And here I am again with yet another one of my favorite chaos multiplayer decks, this time centered around three of the ‘Words’ cycle from Onslaught
Onslaught
OnslaughtSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Whenever you successfully cast a creature spell, tap target creature.
: V29yZHMgb2YgWorship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.
, Words of Wilding
Words of Wilding
Words of WildingSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
305
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, put a 2/2 green Bear creature token into play instead.
, and Words of War
Words of War
Words of WarSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
244
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, Words of War deals 2 damage to target creature or player instead.
. First, here’s the decklist:

Enchantments (17)
3: Words of War
Words of War
Words of WarSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
244
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, Words of War deals 2 damage to target creature or player instead.

3: Words of Wilding
Words of Wilding
Words of WildingSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
305
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, put a 2/2 green Bear creature token into play instead.

3: Words of War
Words of War
Words of WarSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
244
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, Words of War deals 2 damage to target creature or player instead.

3: Pursuit of Knowledge
Pursuit of Knowledge
Pursuit of KnowledgeSet: Stronghold
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Skip drawing a card: Put a study counter on Pursuit of Knowledge.Remove three study counters from Pursuit of Knowledge, Sacrifice Pursuit of Knowledge: Draw seven cards.

2: Sylvan Library
Sylvan Library
Sylvan LibrarySet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
You may draw two extra cards during your draw phase. If you do so, put two of the cards drawn this turn back on top of your library (in any order) or pay 4 life per card not replaced. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.

1: Island Sanctuary
Island Sanctuary
Island SanctuarySet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
You may decline to draw a card from your library during draw phase. In exchange, until start of your next turn the only creatures that may attack you are those that fly or have islandwalk.

2: Ancestral Mask
Ancestral Mask
Ancestral MaskSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
229
Artist:
Massimilano Frezzato
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 for each other enchantment in play.


Artifacts (7)
2: Mind’s Eye
2: Howling Mine
Howling Mine
Howling MineSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Each player must draw one extra card during the draw phase of each of his or her turns.

1: Horn of Greed
Horn of Greed
Horn of GreedSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
129
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Whenever any player plays a land, that player draws a card.

1: Feldon’s Cane
1: Skull of Orm
Skull of Orm
Skull of OrmSet: The Dark
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
5, T: Bring one enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.


Creatures (14)
4: Yavimaya Elder
Yavimaya Elder
Yavimaya ElderSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
124
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Yavimaya Elder is put into a graveyard from play, you may search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.2, Sacrifice Yavimaya Elder: Draw a card.
s
2: Weathered Wayfarer
Weathered Wayfarer
Weathered WayfarerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
59
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Search your library for a land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play this ability only if an opponent controls more lands than you.
s
2: Skyshroud Elf
Skyshroud Elf
Skyshroud ElfSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.1: Add W or R to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.

2: Multani
Multani
MultaniSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
3
Artist:
Brom
Power:
-3
Toughness:
-2
Text:
All creatures you control get +X/+0, where X is the number of cards in your hand.
’s Acolyte
2: Heart Warden
Heart Warden
Heart WardenSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add one green mana to your mana pool.2, Sacrifice Heart Warden: Draw a card.

1: Silklash Spider
Silklash Spider
Silklash SpiderSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Iain McCaig
Power:
2
Toughness:
7
Text:
Silklash Spider may block as though it had flying.. XGG: Silklash Spider deals X damage to each creature with flying.


Spells (5)
1: Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

1: Decimate
Decimate
DecimateSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
287
Artist:
Alex Horley
Text:
: Destroy target artifact, target creature, target enchantment, and target land.

2: Oblation
Oblation
OblationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
46
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
The owner of target nonland permanent shuffles it into his or her library, then draws two cards.

1: 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.


Land (20)
5: Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

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

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

2: 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.

2: Elfhame Palace
Elfhame Palace
Elfhame PalaceSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
322
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
Elfhame Palace comes into play tapped.T: Add G or W to your mana pool.


There is the deck as I currently have it constructed. Sure, a Sterling Grove
Sterling Grove
Sterling GroveSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
278
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
All other enchantments you control can't be the targets of spells or abilities.1, Sacrifice Sterling Grove: Search your library for an enchantment card and reveal that card. Shuffle your library, then put the card on top of it.
or two and maybe a couple Replenish
Replenish
ReplenishSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
15
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Return all enchantment cards from your graveyard to play. (Local enchantments with no permanent to enchant remain in your graveyard.)
would be really nice, but I don’t have those at the moment, so let’s not nitpick. Now, as to how the deck works, it’s really very simple. Give yourself the opportunity to draw lots of cards, and use the different Words as much as possible.

The ideal set up is this – Howling Mine
Howling Mine
Howling MineSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Each player must draw one extra card during the draw phase of each of his or her turns.
, at least 1 of the Words, and Sylvan Library
Sylvan Library
Sylvan LibrarySet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
You may draw two extra cards during your draw phase. If you do so, put two of the cards drawn this turn back on top of your library (in any order) or pay 4 life per card not replaced. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.
. The way the Sylvan Library
Sylvan Library
Sylvan LibrarySet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
You may draw two extra cards during your draw phase. If you do so, put two of the cards drawn this turn back on top of your library (in any order) or pay 4 life per card not replaced. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.
errata is worded, you can stack the abilities any way you like after your normal draw. I resolve it this way: normal draw, Sylvan Library
Sylvan Library
Sylvan LibrarySet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
You may draw two extra cards during your draw phase. If you do so, put two of the cards drawn this turn back on top of your library (in any order) or pay 4 life per card not replaced. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.
, Howling Mine
Howling Mine
Howling MineSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Each player must draw one extra card during the draw phase of each of his or her turns.
. Using the Words, for 3 mana you can do 6 damage, make 3 Grizzly Bears
Grizzly Bears
Grizzly BearsSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bears
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
, gain 15 life, and draw a card. Or you could do a third of each. That’s quite a bargain no matter how you look at it. If you get the V29yZHMgb2YgWorship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.
out first, get a head start on life-gain, but don’t get too far ahead, it makes you a target in a big group game. If you have a Words of Wilding
Words of Wilding
Words of WildingSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
305
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, put a 2/2 green Bear creature token into play instead.
, get a start on your small army of bears. Or, start taking out small threats and whatnot with your Words of War
Words of War
Words of WarSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
244
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, Words of War deals 2 damage to target creature or player instead.
. If you really want to, you can just dig through your deck and find what you need. It’s a multi-purpose thing really.

The rest of the deck is built around card-draw opportunities, and thus Words-activation opportunities. Mind’s Eye gives you lots and lots of card-draw in a group game. Horn of Greed
Horn of Greed
Horn of GreedSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
129
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Whenever any player plays a land, that player draws a card.
will make you more popular with the other players early in the game, as well as Howling Mine
Howling Mine
Howling MineSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Each player must draw one extra card during the draw phase of each of his or her turns.
, thus moving the target off of you. Creatures are for card drawing, land fetching, and chump blocking. Oblation
Oblation
OblationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
46
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
The owner of target nonland permanent shuffles it into his or her library, then draws two cards.
is for use on one of your own bear tokens for more drawing or for knocking out an offensive creature/artifact/enchantment.

The utility in this deck is common sense. Decimate
Decimate
DecimateSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
287
Artist:
Alex Horley
Text:
: Destroy target artifact, target creature, target enchantment, and target land.
, while fairly useless in a duel, is almost guaranteed to be playable in a big game. You can choose to destroy one item on the spell per person, or you can completely screw one person over. Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
is self-explanatory. Island Sanctuary
Island Sanctuary
Island SanctuarySet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
You may decline to draw a card from your library during draw phase. In exchange, until start of your next turn the only creatures that may attack you are those that fly or have islandwalk.
is good for saving your tail, since skipping a draw is no big deal to this deck. Skull of Orm
Skull of Orm
Skull of OrmSet: The Dark
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
5, T: Bring one enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.
is there to get back a Words you need, or to retrieve a Pursuit of Knowledge
Pursuit of Knowledge
Pursuit of KnowledgeSet: Stronghold
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Skip drawing a card: Put a study counter on Pursuit of Knowledge.Remove three study counters from Pursuit of Knowledge, Sacrifice Pursuit of Knowledge: Draw seven cards.
for another big hit. Silklash Spider
Silklash Spider
Silklash SpiderSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Iain McCaig
Power:
2
Toughness:
7
Text:
Silklash Spider may block as though it had flying.. XGG: Silklash Spider deals X damage to each creature with flying.
is there to save the day in case Akroma or another big nasty flier comes at you. 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.
can grab you back anything you need from your graveyard. And Feldon’s Cane is there to start the drawing madness again, just in case you need to dig a little too far for something you really need.

The kill in this deck, for the most part, is Pursuit of Knowledge
Pursuit of Knowledge
Pursuit of KnowledgeSet: Stronghold
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Skip drawing a card: Put a study counter on Pursuit of Knowledge.Remove three study counters from Pursuit of Knowledge, Sacrifice Pursuit of Knowledge: Draw seven cards.
. When you play it while the ideal setup is out, you can use it immediately next turn. Just skip the first three draws of the turn to put study counters on it, and sac it for a potential of 14 points of damage, 35 life, or 7 bears. Toss an Ancestral Mask
Ancestral Mask
Ancestral MaskSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
229
Artist:
Massimilano Frezzato
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 for each other enchantment in play.
on one of them to turn it into a great big nasty, pick off your opponents’ creatures with the Words of War
Words of War
Words of WarSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
244
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, Words of War deals 2 damage to target creature or player instead.
, and roll over and smack them real hard in the face.

Well, there you have it. Next time I’ll discuss the most humiliating way to die in a game of Magic.


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