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Here I am back again with another of my multiplayer favorites. This time around, it’s a Beast
Beast
BeastSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Donahue
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
deck. But this isn’t any ordinary beast deck. I don’t care how big my beasts are or whether they have trample or even if they’re Pacified or Arrest
Arrest
ArrestSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be played.
ed. So long as they come into play or are sitting close to the top of my library, I’m happy as can be. Here’s the deck:

Kill (8)
4: Kaboom
4: Aether Charge
Aether Charge
Aether ChargeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
184
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Whenever a Beast comes into play under your control, you may have it deal 4 damage to target opponent.


Beast
Beast
BeastSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Donahue
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
s (12)
1: Jackalope Herd
Jackalope Herd
Jackalope HerdSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beasts
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
If you play any spell, return Jackalope Herd to owner's hand.

2: Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.

2: Krosan Tusker
Krosan Tusker
Krosan TuskerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
6
Toughness:
5
Text:
Cycling 2G (2G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.). When you cycle Krosan Tusker, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

2: Krosan Warchief
Krosan Warchief
Krosan WarchiefSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
123
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Beast spells you play cost 1 less.
1G : Regenerate target Beast.

2: Chartooth Cougar
Chartooth Cougar
Chartooth CougarSet: Scourge
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
R: Chartooth Cougar gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Mountaincycling 2

2: Krosan Cloudscraper
Krosan Cloudscraper
Krosan CloudscraperSet: Legions
Cost:
10
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast Mutant
Rarity:
R
Number:
130
Power:
13
Toughness:
13
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Krosan Cloudscraper unless you pay GG. Morph 7GG (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)


Other Beast
Beast
BeastSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Donahue
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Sources (10)
4: Hunting Pack
Hunting Pack
Hunting PackSet: Scourge
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
121
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Put a 4/4 green Beast token into play.
Storm

2: Midsummer Revel
Midsummer Revel
Midsummer RevelSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
268
Artist:
Steve Firchow
Text:
During your upkeep, you may put a verse counter on Midsummer Revel.G, Sacrifice Midsummer Revel: Put X Beast tokens into play, where X is the number of verse counters on Midsummer Revel. Treat these tokens as 3/3 green creatures.

3: Pulse of the Tangle
Pulse of the Tangle
Pulse of the TangleSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
80
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put a 3/3 Green Beast token into play. Then if target opponent controls more creatures than you, return Pulse of the Tangle to its owner's hand.

1: Beast Attack
Beast Attack
Beast AttackSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
230
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Put a 4/4 green Beast creature token into play. Flashback 2GGG (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

1: Keeper of the Beasts
Keeper of the Beasts
Keeper of the BeastsSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
112
Artist:
rk post
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
G, T: Put a Beast token into play. Treat this token as a 2/2 green creature. Play this ability only if target opponent controls more creatures than you.


Utility (13)
1: Vernal Bloom
Vernal Bloom
Vernal BloomSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Whenever a forest is tapped for mana, it produces an additional G.

2: Moment’s Peace
1: Hull Breach
Hull Breach
Hull BreachSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Choose one - Destroy target artifact; or destroy target enchantment; or destroy target artifact and target enchantment.

1: Primitive Justice
Primitive Justice
Primitive JusticeSet: Alliances
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Destroy target artifact.Destroy a target artifact for each 1R you pay in addition to the casting cost.Destroy a target artifact and gain 1 life for each 1G you pay in addition to the casting cost.

2: Totem Speaker
Totem Speaker
Totem SpeakerSet: Legions
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a Beast comes into play, you may gain 3 life.

2: Wirewood Savage
Wirewood Savage
Wirewood SavageSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
304
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever a Beast comes into play, you may draw a card.

2: Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.


Land (21)
8: Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

9: Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G 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.

1: Temple of the False God
Temple of the False God
Temple of the False GodSet: Scourge
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
143
Text:
T : Add 2 to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control five or more lands.

2: Contested Cliffs
Contested Cliffs
Contested CliffsSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
314
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. RG, T: Choose target Beast you control and target creature an opponent controls. Each creature deals damage equal to its power to the other.


I love playing this deck. It’s a lot of fun once it gets going. The key is to look unassuming until you throw out an Aether Charge
Aether Charge
Aether ChargeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
184
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Whenever a Beast comes into play under your control, you may have it deal 4 damage to target opponent.
and start raining fire on your opponents’ heads. There are several neat tricks in here. My favorite is the Pulse of the Tangle
Pulse of the Tangle
Pulse of the TangleSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
80
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put a 3/3 Green Beast token into play. Then if target opponent controls more creatures than you, return Pulse of the Tangle to its owner's hand.
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.
combo. Just keep sacrificing beasts for 4 life a pop and keep throwing them down, causing 4 damage a turn. There’s something about 3 mana for an 8 life advantage that just warms my heart. That’s not all the fun though! Another thing to do is get the Jackalope Herd
Jackalope Herd
Jackalope HerdSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beasts
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
If you play any spell, return Jackalope Herd to owner's hand.
bouncing back to your hand over and over again, causing damage each time. And let’s not forget the other key kill card – Kaboom. Against 3 other players, I can cause an average of 15 damage for a measly 5 mana. One person takes 4, the next 7, the next 6. I was mana screwed once and unable to get a second green mana to save my soul, but I did manage to find 3 of my Kabooms and almost kill everyone else. They got scared and destroyed me, but that’s okay. The point was I almost won even when the deck wasn’t even working.

This is what happened the last time I played this deck. I had 4 opponents, 2 of which were over 30 life. I had out an Aether Charge
Aether Charge
Aether ChargeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
184
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Whenever a Beast comes into play under your control, you may have it deal 4 damage to target opponent.
, a Midsummer Revel
Midsummer Revel
Midsummer RevelSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
268
Artist:
Steve Firchow
Text:
During your upkeep, you may put a verse counter on Midsummer Revel.G, Sacrifice Midsummer Revel: Put X Beast tokens into play, where X is the number of verse counters on Midsummer Revel. Treat these tokens as 3/3 green creatures.
with 4 counters on it, a Vernal Bloom
Vernal Bloom
Vernal BloomSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Whenever a forest is tapped for mana, it produces an additional G.
, and an obscene amount of land. The board had just been reset thanks to a Mutilate
Mutilate
MutilateSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
73
Text:
All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each swamp you control.
or some other such mass-kill mechanism. One of my opponents had 3 creatures out. I played one Pulse until it wouldn’t play any more, then played the other one I was holding. That’s 4 beasts, 16 damage. I then played a Hunting Pack
Hunting Pack
Hunting PackSet: Scourge
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
121
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Put a 4/4 green Beast token into play.
Storm
for 5 more beasts and 20 more damage. I then killed my Midsummer Revel
Midsummer Revel
Midsummer RevelSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
268
Artist:
Steve Firchow
Text:
During your upkeep, you may put a verse counter on Midsummer Revel.G, Sacrifice Midsummer Revel: Put X Beast tokens into play, where X is the number of verse counters on Midsummer Revel. Treat these tokens as 3/3 green creatures.
for 4 more beasts and 16 more points of damage. For those of you not keeping track, that’s 13 beasts total and 52 points of damage. I killed one person whose life was over 30, one person whose life was 2, and knocked the other over 30 person’s life in half. The next turn I was killed by that last guy by my own Cloudscraper that he had gotten from a Bribery
Bribery
BriberySet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Andrew Robinson
Text:
Search target opponent's library for a creature card and put that card into play under your control. That player then shuffles his or her library.
and given flying, but that’s not the point.

The rest of the deck is just utility. Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
, land cyclers, and Vernal Bloom
Vernal Bloom
Vernal BloomSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Whenever a forest is tapped for mana, it produces an additional G.
are there to boost your mana production to the aforementioned obscene levels. Totem Speaker
Totem Speaker
Totem SpeakerSet: Legions
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a Beast comes into play, you may gain 3 life.
s and Wirewood Savage
Wirewood Savage
Wirewood SavageSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
304
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever a Beast comes into play, you may draw a card.
s are must-haves for any beast deck. Hull Breach
Hull Breach
Hull BreachSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Choose one - Destroy target artifact; or destroy target enchantment; or destroy target artifact and target enchantment.
and Primitive Justice
Primitive Justice
Primitive JusticeSet: Alliances
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Destroy target artifact.Destroy a target artifact for each 1R you pay in addition to the casting cost.Destroy a target artifact and gain 1 life for each 1G you pay in addition to the casting cost.
are in here because of their versatility in artifact/enchantment control. And of course, Moment’s Peace is the main ‘save your own skin’ spell in the deck.

There are many ways to improve the deck. Throwing in 2 more Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.
s would be beautiful, but I can’t afford that at the moment. I’m almost tempted to throw in a green Kamahl or an Overrun
Overrun
OverrunSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
All creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.
just to give my beasts something to do other than sit around and give me life, but it wouldn’t be true to the deck. You could always throw in a Mirari
Mirari
MirariSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
303
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Whenever you play an instant or sorcery spell, you may pay 3. If you do, put a copy of that spell onto the stack. You may choose new targets for the copy.
to copy your Hunting Pack
Hunting Pack
Hunting PackSet: Scourge
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
121
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Put a 4/4 green Beast token into play.
Storm
and do absolutely stupid amounts of damage. Another possibility could be the addition of more Jackalope Herd
Jackalope Herd
Jackalope HerdSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beasts
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
If you play any spell, return Jackalope Herd to owner's hand.
s, but I’ve found that getting more than one going at a time is a large pain.

So there it is. I also have a beast deck that’s built around actually beating down your opponents, but this is just so much more fun to play. Maybe it’s the thought of vicious beasts showing up and then just milling around. No? Try this then. Picture a big Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.
and a Krosan Cloudscraper
Krosan Cloudscraper
Krosan CloudscraperSet: Legions
Cost:
10
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast Mutant
Rarity:
R
Number:
130
Power:
13
Toughness:
13
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Krosan Cloudscraper unless you pay GG. Morph 7GG (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
grazing in a field and you’ll see what I mean.


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