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CardShark Content - Chewie! Slate (2/13/2005)

Hello again my fellow Magic dorks. I’m back with another deck for everyone to check out. This is one of those rares decks I build that can be used in Chaos games just as well as in standard duels. This is my Blocking Nazi deck (No blocks for you! Come back one year!). Can you figure out the basic idea? I recently completely revamped the deck, so I’m going to give you both versions, before and after, and you tell me what you think. Here’s the original:

Creatures
2: Escape Artist
Escape Artist
Escape ArtistSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Escape Artist is unblockable. U, Discard a card from your hand: Return Escape Artist to its owner's hand.

1: Ferropede
Ferropede
FerropedeSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Ferropede is unblockable. Whenever Ferropede deals combat damage to a player, remove a counter from target permanent.

4: Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid PathmageSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
31
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Cephalid Pathmage is unblockable. T, Sacrifice Cephalid Pathmage: Target creature is unblockable this turn.

3: Phantom Warrior
Phantom Warrior
Phantom WarriorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
U
Number:
85
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Phantom Warrior is unblockable.

3: Covert Operative
Covert Operative
Covert OperativeSet: Legions
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Covert Operative is unblockable.

1: Tornado Elemental
Tornado Elemental
Tornado ElementalSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
When Tornado Elemental comes into play, you may have it deal 6 damage to each creature with flying. You may have Tornado Elemental deal combat damage to the defending player as though it weren't blocked.

2: Thorn Elemental
Thorn Elemental
Thorn ElementalSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
123
Artist:
rk post
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Thorn Elemental may deal its combat damage to defending player as though it weren't blocked.

2: Tidal Kraken
Tidal Kraken
Tidal KrakenSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
8
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Monster
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Tidal Kraken is unblockable.


Pump
4: Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.

4: Echoing Courage
Echoing Courage
Echoing CourageSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature get +2/+2 until end of turn.

1: Might of Oaks
Might of Oaks
Might of OaksSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets +7/+7 until end of turn.

1: Stand Together
Stand Together
Stand TogetherSet: Darksteel
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
84
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Put two +1/+1 counters on target creature and another two on another target creature.

1: Decree of Savagery
Decree of Savagery
Decree of SavagerySet: Scourge
Cost:
9
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Text:
Put 4 +1/+1 counters on all creatures you control.
Cycling 4GG
When you cycle Decree of Savagery, put four +1/+1 counters on target creature.

1: Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Fire and IceSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
148
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Equip 2 Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from blue. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card and have it deal 2 damage to target creature.


Utility
3: Isochron Scepter
Isochron Scepter
Isochron ScepterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
188
Artist:
Mark Harrison
Text:
Imprint - When Isochron Scepter comes into play, you may remove an instant card with converted mana cost 2 or less in your hand from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) 2, T: You may copy the imprinted instant card and play the copy without paying its mana cost.

2: Teferi’s Puzzle Box
2: Moment’s Peace
1: Coastal Piracy
Coastal Piracy
Coastal PiracySet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
68
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to an opponent, you may draw a card.

2: Counterspell
Counterspell
CounterspellSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counters target spell as it is being cast.

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


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

11: Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.


The original idea for the deck centered on the instant-speed creature pump and creatures that couldn’t be blocked. Put a Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.
on a Stick for fun and profit. Throw down 2 Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid PathmageSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
31
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Cephalid Pathmage is unblockable. T, Sacrifice Cephalid Pathmage: Target creature is unblockable this turn.
s and put Echoing Courage
Echoing Courage
Echoing CourageSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature get +2/+2 until end of turn.
on the Stick for dirty fun. To insure I had lots of instants and land in hand, I threw in the Puzzle Boxes for cycling through the deck. There were also other utility spells thrown in for use with the Scepter if necessary – Moment’s Peace, Counterspell
Counterspell
CounterspellSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counters target spell as it is being cast.
, and Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
. The Might of Oaks
Might of Oaks
Might of OaksSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets +7/+7 until end of turn.
was a nice sudden kill, as was the Decree. On the creature side of things, I had unblockable creatures ranging from teeny-tiny little dudes to the ones that make my opponents fall all over themselves to eliminate. There’s something about a Thorn Elemental
Thorn Elemental
Thorn ElementalSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
123
Artist:
rk post
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Thorn Elemental may deal its combat damage to defending player as though it weren't blocked.
that just makes people uncomfortable, even though he’s not exactly unblockable. The Tornado Elemental
Tornado Elemental
Tornado ElementalSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
When Tornado Elemental comes into play, you may have it deal 6 damage to each creature with flying. You may have Tornado Elemental deal combat damage to the defending player as though it weren't blocked.
was there for flying control and more pseudo-unblockability.

The main problem with this deck was consistency. Sometimes it would kill and kill beautifully. Attacking with a weenie Escape Artist
Escape Artist
Escape ArtistSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Escape Artist is unblockable. U, Discard a card from your hand: Return Escape Artist to its owner's hand.
(1/1) and transforming him into the Houdini Colossus with 2 Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.
s and a Might of Oaks
Might of Oaks
Might of OaksSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets +7/+7 until end of turn.
(14/14) just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Other times it would just kinda sit there and look like a small kitten trying to be menacing. It just didn’t work. If I couldn’t get a Scepter or a Puzzle Box, the deck would just pick away at opponents’ life totals until they realized I was there and proceeded to swat me down like an annoying fly. This all changed when I opened my box of Betrayers and saw 2 cards. Shuko
Shuko
ShukoSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
159
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+0. Equip 0 (0: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
, the Bonesplitter
Bonesplitter
BonesplitterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+0. Equip 1 (1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
’s little brother, caused my brain to tingle a little bit. Umezawa’s Jitte caused my head to explode with possibilities. Here was an equipment that provided FREE creature pump! After brainstorming for a few minutes (and going through a bunch of cards to see what would work) this is what I came up with:

Creatures
1: Metathran Soldier
Metathran Soldier
Metathran SoldierSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Metathran Soldier is unblockable.

2: Escape Artist
Escape Artist
Escape ArtistSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Escape Artist is unblockable. U, Discard a card from your hand: Return Escape Artist to its owner's hand.

2: Ferropede
Ferropede
FerropedeSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Ferropede is unblockable. Whenever Ferropede deals combat damage to a player, remove a counter from target permanent.

3: Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid PathmageSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
31
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Cephalid Pathmage is unblockable. T, Sacrifice Cephalid Pathmage: Target creature is unblockable this turn.

3: Phantom Warrior
Phantom Warrior
Phantom WarriorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
U
Number:
85
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Phantom Warrior is unblockable.

2: Covert Operative
Covert Operative
Covert OperativeSet: Legions
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Covert Operative is unblockable.

2: Tornado Elemental
Tornado Elemental
Tornado ElementalSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
When Tornado Elemental comes into play, you may have it deal 6 damage to each creature with flying. You may have Tornado Elemental deal combat damage to the defending player as though it weren't blocked.

2: Thorn Elemental
Thorn Elemental
Thorn ElementalSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
123
Artist:
rk post
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Thorn Elemental may deal its combat damage to defending player as though it weren't blocked.

2: Tidal Kraken
Tidal Kraken
Tidal KrakenSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
8
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Monster
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Tidal Kraken is unblockable.

1: Sakiko, Mother of Summer
Sakiko, Mother of Summer
Sakiko, Mother of SummerSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Snake Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
141
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, add that much G to your mana pool. This mana doesn't cause mana burn. Until end of turn, this mana doesn't empty from your mana pool as phases end.

1: Genesis
Genesis
GenesisSet: Judgment
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Mark Zug

Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, if Genesis is in your graveyard, you may pay 2G. If you do, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

2: Forgotten Ancient
Forgotten Ancient
Forgotten AncientSet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a player plays a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Forgotten Ancient.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may move any number of +1/+1 counters from Forgotten Ancient onto other creatures.


Pump
1: Rancor
Rancor
RancorSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Enchanted creature gains +2/+0 and trample.When Rancor is put into a graveyard from play, return Rancor to owner's hand.

1: Decree of Savagery
Decree of Savagery
Decree of SavagerySet: Scourge
Cost:
9
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Text:
Put 4 +1/+1 counters on all creatures you control.
Cycling 4GG
When you cycle Decree of Savagery, put four +1/+1 counters on target creature.

1: Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Fire and IceSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
148
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Equip 2 Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from blue. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card and have it deal 2 damage to target creature.

1: Sword of Light and Shadow
Sword of Light and Shadow
Sword of Light and ShadowSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from white and from black. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you gain 3 life and you may return up to one target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Equip 2

2: Shuko
Shuko
ShukoSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
159
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+0. Equip 0 (0: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

2: Bonesplitter
Bonesplitter
BonesplitterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+0. Equip 1 (1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1: Cranial Plating
Cranial Plating
Cranial PlatingSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
113
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control. BB: Attach Cranial Plating to target creature you control. Equip 1

1: Umezawa’s Jitte
1: Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon WarhammerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
201
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Equipped creature gets +3/+0, has trample, and has 'Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.' Equip 3 (3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1: Banshee
Banshee
BansheeSet: Chronicles
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Banshee
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
X, T: Banshee deals X damage, half (rounded up) to you and half (rounded down) to target creature or player.
’s Blade
1: Fireshrieker
Fireshrieker
FireshriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
171
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Equipped creature has double strike. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.) Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)


Utility
2: Moment’s Peace
2: Coastal Piracy
Coastal Piracy
Coastal PiracySet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
68
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to an opponent, you may draw a card.

1: Reminisce
Reminisce
ReminisceSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
105
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.

1: Sway of the Stars
Sway of the Stars
Sway of the StarsSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
10
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
54
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Each player shuffles his or her hand, graveyard, and permanents he or she owns into his or her library, then draws seven cards. Each player's life total becomes 7.


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

11: Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.


This new deck works amazingly better and generally faster than the original. Instead of relying on instant-speed until-end-of-turn pump, I just decided to go for the pseudo-permanent pump of equipment, Rancor
Rancor
RancorSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Enchanted creature gains +2/+0 and trample.When Rancor is put into a graveyard from play, return Rancor to owner's hand.
, and +1/+1 counters. Now, instead of throwing mana into pumping up my guys every single turn, I can throw that mana into putting down new unblockable creatures or equipment. And now, a quick explanation of my choices (the main one being that it’s what I had available):

Shuko
Shuko
ShukoSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
159
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+0. Equip 0 (0: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
and Bonesplitter
Bonesplitter
BonesplitterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+0. Equip 1 (1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
– nice and cheap and effective

Cranial Plating
Cranial Plating
Cranial PlatingSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
113
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control. BB: Attach Cranial Plating to target creature you control. Equip 1
– guaranteed to be at least a Shuko
Shuko
ShukoSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
159
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+0. Equip 0 (0: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
or Bonesplitter
Bonesplitter
BonesplitterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+0. Equip 1 (1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
, probably more

Swords, Banshee
Banshee
BansheeSet: Chronicles
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Banshee
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
X, T: Banshee deals X damage, half (rounded up) to you and half (rounded down) to target creature or player.
’s Blade, Warhammer – Do you even need to ask? With their damage triggers, they do great things

Umezawa’s Jitte – Talk about all purpose! This thing provides basically FREE creature pump, creature elimination, and even a touch of life gain. How can you not like it?

Fireshrieker
Fireshrieker
FireshriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
171
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Equipped creature has double strike. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.) Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
– effectively double any creature’s power, plus get double duty out of the Swords, Warhammers, Banshee
Banshee
BansheeSet: Chronicles
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Banshee
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
X, T: Banshee deals X damage, half (rounded up) to you and half (rounded down) to target creature or player.
’s Blades, and Jittes

Forgotten Ancient
Forgotten Ancient
Forgotten AncientSet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a player plays a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Forgotten Ancient.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may move any number of +1/+1 counters from Forgotten Ancient onto other creatures.
– Mr. Babycakes is ridiculous here. Free +1/+1 counters on any creature you want? Make your Thorn Elemental
Thorn Elemental
Thorn ElementalSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
123
Artist:
rk post
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Thorn Elemental may deal its combat damage to defending player as though it weren't blocked.
even more vicious or your Metathran Soldier
Metathran Soldier
Metathran SoldierSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Metathran Soldier is unblockable.
an actual threat, whatever you like.

So the new plan is simple. Throw out unblockable creatures, throw out equipment, attach to creatures, attack. Since this deck is no longer centered on instants, the Puzzle boxes are gone. Coastal Piracy
Coastal Piracy
Coastal PiracySet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
68
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to an opponent, you may draw a card.
now lets me dig for the cards I need. The really fun new twist is the addition of Sakiko, Mother of Summer
Sakiko, Mother of Summer
Sakiko, Mother of SummerSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Snake Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
141
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, add that much G to your mana pool. This mana doesn't cause mana burn. Until end of turn, this mana doesn't empty from your mana pool as phases end.
. Once she’s in play, you can basically do anything you want after your attack for virtually free (depending on the size of your attack force). You can move around equipment, play your big nasties, or hard cast that Decree of Savagery
Decree of Savagery
Decree of SavagerySet: Scourge
Cost:
9
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Text:
Put 4 +1/+1 counters on all creatures you control.
Cycling 4GG
When you cycle Decree of Savagery, put four +1/+1 counters on target creature.
after a suitably large attack. It kind of defeats the purpose of the Decree being an instant, but you get my point. She can also be used to float enough mana to cast a Sway the Stars and have mana left over to cast any creatures you may get in your new opening hand.

There is one other trick available. Invariably, in a big multiplayer Chaos game of Magic, someone will end up with a great big nasty thing that they want to use to crush someone’s skull. What if you had the ability “Sacrifice
Sacrifice
SacrificeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Sacrifice one of your creatures to add to your mana pool a number of black mana equal to that creature's casting cost.
a creature: Target player loses the game”? Well, when the huge creature shows up, you actually have it. The Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid PathmageSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
31
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Cephalid Pathmage is unblockable. T, Sacrifice Cephalid Pathmage: Target creature is unblockable this turn.
can be sacrificed to make said scary creature unblockable once the attack has been declared. Then if you’re really dirty you’ll roll over at the guy who just killed the hapless bystander and destroy his face with lots of well-equipped invisible guys.

As for the rest of the deck, I decided to throw in some recursion since I really didn’t have that many creatures available. Genesis
Genesis
GenesisSet: Judgment
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Mark Zug

Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, if Genesis is in your graveyard, you may pay 2G. If you do, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
can be used as a blocker or even an attacker to get him in the graveyard, and then you can begin bringing back one creature a turn for as long as you can keep it up. In case some of your more valuable equipments and whatnot get trashed, you can always Reminisce
Reminisce
ReminisceSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
105
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.
and get them back at some point. Moment’s Peace is there to save your skin, as always.

I hope you enjoyed this little slice of my brain. This deck has always been fun to play, whether it worked or not, so I can’t wait to get more playing time in on the new version. If you have any ideas or comments, check out the forum link at the bottom of the page. Until next time, enjoy creating a Houdini Colossus or two!


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