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Creatureless Decks - Clay Schubert (3/27/2008)

There are certain creatures that evoke specific feelings in players. Fear
Fear
FearSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Target creature cannot be blocked by any creatures except black creatures and artifact creatures.
flares when an Akroma hits the board and takes a massive 6-point, vigilant swing. Everyone grits their teeth when Dr. Teeth comes into play. Serra Angel
Serra Angel
Serra AngelSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Attacking does not cause Serra Angel to tap.
evokes fond memories and a feeling of somber respect (for some reason, you feel a little guilty about killing a Serra Angel
Serra Angel
Serra AngelSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Attacking does not cause Serra Angel to tap.
, if it was about to kill you). And last but not least, people scratch their heads in confusion when you drop 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.
-powered, first turn Mischievous Poltergeist
Mischievous Poltergeist
Mischievous PoltergeistSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ghost
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Pay 1 life: Regenerate Mischievous Poltergeist.
(foreshadowing another article I’ve written, that hopefully will get posted on April 1st… stay tuned).

Creatures. They’re what drive so much of the game. They attack your opponent (Rorix Bladewing
Rorix Bladewing
Rorix BladewingSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
224
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
6
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying, haste
). They stop your opponent’s attacks (Wall of Hope
Wall of Hope
Wall of HopeSet: Legions
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
(Walls can't attack.)
Whenever Wall of Hope is dealt damage, you gain that much life.
). They destroy your opponent’s resources (Tin Street Hooligan
Tin Street Hooligan
Tin Street HooliganSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Tin Street Hooligan comes into play, if G was spent to play Tin Street Hooligan, destroy target artifact.
). They accelerate your mana (Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Birds of ParadiseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mana Birds
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
). They sacrifice themselves to save you (Spore Frog
Spore Frog
Spore FrogSet: Prophecy
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Frog
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Spore Frog: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
). They counter spells (Daring Apprentice
Daring Apprentice
Daring ApprenticeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Daring Apprentice: Counter target spell.
). They do wacky things (Transmogrifying Licid
Transmogrifying Licid
Transmogrifying LicidSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Transmogrifying Licid counts as a Licid.1, T: Transmogrifying Licid loses this ability and becomes a creature enchantment that reads Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and counts as an artifact instead of any other type of permanent. Move Transmogrifying Licid onto target creature. You may pay 1 to end this effect.
) And sometimes, they plain suck (Takeno’s Calvary).

Seriously, Takeno’s Cavlary. Stop sucking.

Creatures are such a large part of the game, that it’s rare that you’ll find a deck that doesn’t run a single one. Well, here are three decks that run sans-creature. Hope you enjoy.

Deck #1 ::: Tainted Orchard

Land - 22
8 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

4 Tainted Isle
Tainted Isle
Tainted IsleSet: Torment
Color:
Land
Type:
land
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. T: Add U or B to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control a swamp.

4 Forbid
Forbid
ForbidSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
35
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Text:
Buyback Choose and discard two cards. (You may choose and discard two cards in addition to any other costs when you play this spell. If you do, put Forbid into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Counter target spell.
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2 Deserted Temple
Deserted Temple
Deserted TempleSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
320
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Tap: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool 1, Tap: Untap target land.

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

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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Creature – 0

Spells - 38
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.

4 Dingus Staff
Dingus Staff
Dingus StaffSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Whenever a creature is put into any graveyard from play, Dingus Staff deals 2 damage to that creature's controller.

4 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.

4 Engineered Plague
Engineered Plague
Engineered PlagueSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
51
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
When Engineered Plague comes into play, choose a creature type.All creatures of the chosen type get -1/-1.

4 Dingus Egg
Dingus Egg
Dingus EggSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Whenever anyone loses a land, Dingus Egg does 2 damage to that player for each land lost.

4 Mana Leak
Mana Leak
Mana LeakSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Counter target spell unless its caster pays an additional 3.

4 Undermine
Undermine
UndermineSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
282
Artist:
Massimilano Frezzato
Text:
Counter target spell. Its controller loses 3 life.

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 Lobotomy
Lobotomy
LobotomySet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.

2 Cremate
Cremate
CremateSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
96
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Text:
Remove target card in a graveyard from the game.Draw a card.

2 Telling Time
Telling Time
Telling TimeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
69
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of those cards into your hand, one on top of your library, and one on the bottom of your library.


How the deck works:
You tap Forbid
Forbid
ForbidSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
35
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Text:
Buyback Choose and discard two cards. (You may choose and discard two cards in addition to any other costs when you play this spell. If you do, put Forbid into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Counter target spell.
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Engineered Plague
Engineered PlagueSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
51
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
When Engineered Plague comes into play, choose a creature type.All creatures of the chosen type get -1/-1.
(set to spirit). Of course, 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.
sees the spirit come into play, so now they have to sacrifice either a creature or land. Now that your combo essentially robbed and beat them senseless, Dingus Staff
Dingus Staff
Dingus StaffSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Whenever a creature is put into any graveyard from play, Dingus Staff deals 2 damage to that creature's controller.
comes along to kick them while they’re down.

Weakness
Weakness
WeaknessSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Target creature loses -2/-1.
es – Mass or targeted artifact / enchantment removal.


Deck #2 ::: Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
boom!
Land - 20
4 Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Tower
4 Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Mine
4 Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Power Plant
4 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

4 Seat of the Synod
Seat of the Synod
Seat of the SynodSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Land
Type:
Artifact Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
283
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
(Seat of the Synod isn't a spell.) T: Add U to your mana pool.


Creature – 0

Spells - 40
4 Darksteel Forge
Darksteel Forge
Darksteel ForgeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
9
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
Martina Pilcenova
Text:
Artifacts you control are indestructible. (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy them.)

4 Nevinyrral's Disk
Nevinyrral's Disk
Nevinyrral's DiskSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
1: Destroys all creatures, enchantments, and artifacts in play, including Disk itself. Disk begins tapped but can be untapped as usual.

4 Mycosynth Lattice
Mycosynth Lattice
Mycosynth LatticeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
130
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
All permanents are artifacts in addition to their other types. All cards that aren't in play, spells, and permanents are colorless. Players may spend mana as though it were mana of any color.

4 Shattering Spree
Shattering Spree
Shattering SpreeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Text:
Replicate R (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Destroy target artifact.

4 Shatterstorm
Shatterstorm
ShatterstormSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
All artifacts in play are buried.

4 Fellwar Stone
Fellwar Stone
Fellwar StoneSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
T: Add one mana to your mana pool. This mana may be of any type that any land opponent controls can produce. Play this ability as an interrupt.

4 Tinker
Tinker
TinkerSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
45
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
At the time you play Tinker, sacrifice an artifact.Search your library for an artifact card and put that artifact into play. Shuffle your library afterward.

2 Welding Jar
Welding Jar
Welding JarSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
274
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Sacrifice Welding Jar: Regenerate target artifact.

2 Mindstone
2 Mana Leak
Mana Leak
Mana LeakSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Counter target spell unless its caster pays an additional 3.

2 Hurkyl’s Recall
Recall
RecallSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Choose and discard X cards: Return X target cards in your graveyard to your hand. Remove Recall from the game.

2 Skullcage
Skullcage
SkullcageSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
151
Text:
At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, Skullcage deals 2 damage to that player, unless he or she has exactly three or exactly four cards in his or her hand.

1 Aladdin
Aladdin
AladdinSet: Arabian Nights
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Aladdin
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Julie Baroh
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1RR and tap to take control of an artifact from opponent. Artifact is returned when Aladdin is removed from play or when game ends.
’s Ring
1 Whetwheel
Whetwheel
WhetwheelSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
168
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
xx, T Target player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Morph 3(You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)


With a Mycosynth Lattice
Mycosynth Lattice
Mycosynth LatticeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
130
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
All permanents are artifacts in addition to their other types. All cards that aren't in play, spells, and permanents are colorless. Players may spend mana as though it were mana of any color.
in play, drop a Darksteel Forge
Darksteel Forge
Darksteel ForgeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
9
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
Martina Pilcenova
Text:
Artifacts you control are indestructible. (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy them.)
, then proceed to blow everything up (Shattestorm, Nevinyrral’s Disk, Shattering Spree
Shattering Spree
Shattering SpreeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Text:
Replicate R (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Destroy target artifact.
), leaving your stuff untouched. Nevinyrral’s Disk can do it every round. Not bad for 1 mana.

Aladdin
Aladdin
AladdinSet: Arabian Nights
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Aladdin
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Julie Baroh
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1RR and tap to take control of an artifact from opponent. Artifact is returned when Aladdin is removed from play or when game ends.
’s Ring (assisted by Skullcage
Skullcage
SkullcageSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
151
Text:
At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, Skullcage deals 2 damage to that player, unless he or she has exactly three or exactly four cards in his or her hand.
) wins via damage. Honestly, how bad is it to lose to Aladdin's Ring
Aladdin's Ring
Aladdin's RingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
8
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
8, tap Aladdin's Ring does 4 damage to any target.
...
Whetwheel
Whetwheel
WhetwheelSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
168
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
xx, T Target player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Morph 3(You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
wins by decking. (Whetwheel
Whetwheel
WhetwheelSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
168
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
xx, T Target player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Morph 3(You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
can mill for lots a turn, while Millstone
Millstone
MillstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
2, T: Take the top two cards from target player's library and put them in target player's graveyard.
can only do 2. It’s against the rules to play it morphed down… remember, its creatureless!)

Weakness
Weakness
WeaknessSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Target creature loses -2/-1.
es – Indestructible stuff, bounce, artifact destruction.


Deck # 3 ::: Arcane Lobotomy
Lobotomy
LobotomySet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Look at target player's hand and choose any of those cards other than a basic land. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of the chosen card and remove them from the game. That player shuffles his or her library afterwards.

Lands 23
17 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
s
6 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.


Creatures – 5
(Just kidding)

Spells
4 Consuming Vortex
Consuming Vortex
Consuming VortexSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Return target creature to its owner's hand. Splice onto Arcane 3U (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

4 Dampen Thought
Dampen Thought
Dampen ThoughtSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Target player puts the top four cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. Splice onto Arcane 1U (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

4 Eye of Nowhere
Eye of Nowhere
Eye of NowhereSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Return target permanent to its owner's hand.

4 Brain Freeze
Brain Freeze
Brain FreezeSet: Scourge
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
29
Text:
Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Storm

4 Reach Through Mists
Reach Through Mists
Reach Through MistsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
81
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Draw a card.

4 Vision Charm
Vision Charm
Vision CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target artifact phases out; or put the top four cards from target player's library into his or her graveyard; or all lands of one type are basic lands of your choice until end of turn.

4 Ethereal Haze
Ethereal Haze
Ethereal HazeSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
9
Artist:
Chris Appelhans
Text:
Prevent all damage that would be dealt by creatures this turn.

4 Peer Through Depths
Peer Through Depths
Peer Through DepthsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal an instant or sorcery card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

2 Evacuation
Evacuation
EvacuationSet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
30
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Return all creatures to owners' hands.


The only permanents you’ll ever have are lands. You splice Dampen Thought
Dampen Thought
Dampen ThoughtSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Target player puts the top four cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. Splice onto Arcane 1U (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)
onto arcane spells (that slow down threats) to whittle away their library. Finish the deed on their turn after they cast a spell or two with Vision Charm
Vision Charm
Vision CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target artifact phases out; or put the top four cards from target player's library into his or her graveyard; or all lands of one type are basic lands of your choice until end of turn.
s and a massive storm count Brain Freeze
Brain Freeze
Brain FreezeSet: Scourge
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
29
Text:
Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Storm
.


Playing creature-less decks feels like an entirely different game. I can’t stand playing more than one of these in a night. They’re a challenge to design, and interesting to play once in a while. If you’ve never designed one, I’d recommend you give it a try!

Questions or comments, send me a message.
May the bears be with you.


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