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Casual Five Dollar Theros Decks - Colby Tallafuss (12/8/2013)

If you are reading this, give up the dreams of being a Grand Prix champion. This article is for those new players who would like an intelligent deck for cheap that is more creative than the pre-constructed decks. Many of my friends have recently gotten into Magic because of the neat new top-down approach from Wizards for the new Theros set. These decks will be more consistent and fun for casual play. These decks will have all Theros cards which will mean you can bring them into any card shop or kitchen table and play most formats.


Minotaur Tribal
I play a variation of this in my casual formats with friends. It is fun because there are lots of creatures and the more creatures you have the better you are doing. It is aggressive with a few tricks for casual players who enjoy winning with some trickery. I knew I was making a deck when I knew there were enough cards to justify tribal Minotaur. I enjoy tribal play but am a bit tired of the usual suspects like elves, goblins, soldiers, zombies and merfolk.


Red (29)
4: Deathbellow Raider
Deathbellow Raider
Deathbellow RaiderSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Berserker
Rarity:
C
Number:
117
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Deathbellow Raider attacks each turn if able. {2}{B}: Regenerate Deathbellow Raider.
-.20
4: Minotaur Skullcleaver
Minotaur Skullcleaver
Minotaur SkullcleaverSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Berserker
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Phill Simmer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Haste When Minotaur Skullcleaver enters the battlefield, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
-.20
4: Rageblood Shaman
Rageblood Shaman
Rageblood ShamanSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
138
Artist:
Mike Bierek
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Other Minotaur creatures you control get +1/+1 and have trample.
-1.00
4: Fanatic of Mogis
Fanatic of Mogis
Fanatic of MogisSet: Theros
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
121
Artist:
Matt Stewart
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Fanatic of Mogis enters the battlefield, it deals damage to each opponent equal to your devotion to red. (Each {R} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to red.)
-.40
4: Ordeal of Purphoros
Ordeal of Purphoros
Ordeal of PurphorosSet: Duel Decks Heroes vs. Monsters
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
— Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
23
Artist:
Maciej Kuciara
Text:
Enchant creatureWhenever enchanted creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Then if it has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros.When you sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
-.40
4: Lightning Strike
Lightning Strike
Lightning StrikeSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
Adam Paquette
Text:
Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
-.20
4: Coordinated Assault
Coordinated Assault
Coordinated AssaultSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
116
Artist:
John Severin Brassell
Text:
Up to two target creatures each get +1/+0 and gain first strike until end of turn.
-.4
1: Hammer of Purphoros
Hammer of Purphoros
Hammer of PurphorosSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Enchantment Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
124
Artist:
Yeong-Hao Han
Text:
Creatures you control have haste. {2}{R}, {T}, Sacrifice a land: Put a 3/3 colorless Golem enchantment artifact creature token onto the battlefield.
-1.20

Black (4)
4: Rescue
Rescue
RescueSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Return target permanent you control to its owner's hand.
From The Underworld-.4

Multicolored(4)
4: Kragma Warcaller
Kragma Warcaller
Kragma WarcallerSet: Theros
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Warrior
Rarity:
U
Number:
195
Artist:
Gabor Szikszai
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Minotaur creatures you control have haste. Whenever a Minotaur you control attacks, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
-.40

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

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


Total Cost: $4.80


The competitive players still reading this are shouting Boros Reckoner
Boros Reckoner
Boros ReckonerSet: Gatecrash
Cost:
15
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
215
Artist:
Howard Lyon
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Boros Reckoner is dealt damage, it deals that much damage to target creature or player. {(r/w)}: Boros Reckoner gains first strike until end of turn.
at their monitors right now. For the low price of $13 dollars you could add one of those to this deck and it would become better. This is only one variation of many that you could possibly make. This can be made faster with Akroan Crusader
Akroan Crusader
Akroan CrusaderSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Johann Bodin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Akroan Crusader, put a 1/1 red Soldier creature token with haste onto the battlefield.
as a common. The Kragma Warcaller
Kragma Warcaller
Kragma WarcallerSet: Theros
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Warrior
Rarity:
U
Number:
195
Artist:
Gabor Szikszai
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Minotaur creatures you control have haste. Whenever a Minotaur you control attacks, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
and Rageblood Shaman
Rageblood Shaman
Rageblood ShamanSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
138
Artist:
Mike Bierek
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Other Minotaur creatures you control get +1/+1 and have trample.
could give a +3/+1 with trample and haste combined for any creature. A Minotaur Skullcleaver
Minotaur Skullcleaver
Minotaur SkullcleaverSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Berserker
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Phill Simmer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Haste When Minotaur Skullcleaver enters the battlefield, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
with his own bonus would enter as a 7/3 with trample and haste his first turn under those conditions. Fanatic of Mogis
Fanatic of Mogis
Fanatic of MogisSet: Theros
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
121
Artist:
Matt Stewart
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Fanatic of Mogis enters the battlefield, it deals damage to each opponent equal to your devotion to red. (Each {R} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to red.)
can do direct damage (to multiple players in multiple player games). The combo can do direct damage and bring back big creatures. Remember that you can play Rescue from the Underworld
Rescue from the Underworld
Rescue from the UnderworldSet: Theros
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
102
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Text:
As an additional cost to cast Rescue from the Underworld, sacrifice a creature. Choose target creature card in your graveyard. Return that card and the sacrificed card to the battlefield under your control at the beginning of your next upkeep. Exile Rescue from the Underworld.
after your opponents attack phase. Untapping allows you to get 2 creatures at the beginning of your turn and have 5 mana to do more combat tricks or play creatures. Of course board wipes and well-timed removal spells are going to be a problem. That is the risk of playing tribal.

R/W Heroic
Heroic is a new mechanic that Theros introduced to benefit players for targeting creatures. This ability allows for small creatures to get a series of upgrades over the course of the game. Heroic can be a very formidable force when used properly. Like most cheap decks synergy is going to be how you make a $5 dollar deck play like something more expensive. This style is aggressive and uses lots of combat tricks.


Red: (16)
4: Akroan Crusader
Akroan Crusader
Akroan CrusaderSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Johann Bodin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Akroan Crusader, put a 1/1 red Soldier creature token with haste onto the battlefield.
-.20
4: Spark Jolt
Spark Jolt
Spark JoltSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Artist:
Mike Bierek
Text:
Spark Jolt deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
-.20
4: Coordinated Assault
Coordinated Assault
Coordinated AssaultSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
116
Artist:
John Severin Brassell
Text:
Up to two target creatures each get +1/+0 and gain first strike until end of turn.
-.40
4: Ordeal of Purphoros
Ordeal of Purphoros
Ordeal of PurphorosSet: Duel Decks Heroes vs. Monsters
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
— Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
23
Artist:
Maciej Kuciara
Text:
Enchant creatureWhenever enchanted creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Then if it has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros.When you sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
-.40

White: (19)
4: Favored Hoplite
Favored Hoplite
Favored HopliteSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
13
Artist:
Winona Nelson
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Favored Hoplite, put a +1/+1 counter on Favored Hoplite and prevent all damage that would be dealt to it this turn.
-.40
4: Phalanx Leader
Phalanx Leader
Phalanx LeaderSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
26
Artist:
David Palumbo
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Phalanx Leader, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
-.40
4: Wingsteed Rider
Wingsteed Rider
Wingsteed RiderSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Cynthia Sheppard
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Wingsteed Rider, put a +1/+1 counter on Wingsteed Rider.
-.40
4: Gods Willing
Gods Willing
Gods WillingSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Mark Winters
Text:
Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
-.20
2: Last Breath
Last Breath
Last BreathSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
27
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Remove target creature with power 2 or less from the game. Its controller gains 4 life.
-.10
1: Spear of Heliod
Spear of Heliod
Spear of HeliodSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Enchantment Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
33
Artist:
Yeong-Hao Han
Text:
Creatures you control get +1/+1. {1}{W}{W}, {T}: Destroy target creature that dealt damage to you this turn.
-1.40

Multi-Colored (6)
4: Akroan Hoplite
Akroan Hoplite
Akroan HopliteSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
185
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Akroan Hoplite attacks, it gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the number of attacking creatures you control.
-.40
2: Anax and Cymede
Anax and Cymede
Anax and CymedeSet: Duel Decks Heroes vs. Monsters
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
— Human Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
11
Artist:
Willian Murai
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strike, vigilanceHeroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Anax and Cymede, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample until end of turn.
-.50

Land (19)
12: Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

7: Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s

Total Cost: $5.00


This deck can be amazingly quick. Against players trying to play big monstrous creatures this can do lots of quick damage. Do not underestimate the power of a turn 1 Akroan Crusader
Akroan Crusader
Akroan CrusaderSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Johann Bodin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Akroan Crusader, put a 1/1 red Soldier creature token with haste onto the battlefield.
/Favored Hoplite
Favored Hoplite
Favored HopliteSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
13
Artist:
Winona Nelson
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Favored Hoplite, put a +1/+1 counter on Favored Hoplite and prevent all damage that would be dealt to it this turn.
followed by a turn 2 Ordeal of Purphoros
Ordeal of Purphoros
Ordeal of PurphorosSet: Duel Decks Heroes vs. Monsters
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
— Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
23
Artist:
Maciej Kuciara
Text:
Enchant creatureWhenever enchanted creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Then if it has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros.When you sacrifice Ordeal of Purphoros, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
and attack for 3 damage. If you played first with the Favored Hoplite
Favored Hoplite
Favored HopliteSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
13
Artist:
Winona Nelson
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Favored Hoplite, put a +1/+1 counter on Favored Hoplite and prevent all damage that would be dealt to it this turn.
and attacked turn 2 you are out of Magma Jet
Magma Jet
Magma JetSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
73
Text:
Magma Jet deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Scry 2
and Lightning Strike
Lightning Strike
Lightning StrikeSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
Adam Paquette
Text:
Lightning Strike deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
range. Turn 3 can attack with a 4/5 and have 3 damage to deal before combat either to player or creature. You could do 10 damage by turn 3 with 4 cards in your hand if you are playing your gold fish. Phalanx Leader
Phalanx Leader
Phalanx LeaderSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
26
Artist:
David Palumbo
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Phalanx Leader, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
is a fantastic card that as you progress in Magic may stay in decks for a long time. Anax and Cymede
Anax and Cymede
Anax and CymedeSet: Duel Decks Heroes vs. Monsters
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
— Human Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
11
Artist:
Willian Murai
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strike, vigilanceHeroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Anax and Cymede, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample until end of turn.
are not the sexy finishers most new players like but they work well with the team. Another reminder that Spark Jolt
Spark Jolt
Spark JoltSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Artist:
Mike Bierek
Text:
Spark Jolt deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
can remove weenies but it also can target your own creatures to trigger a much needed heroic and allow for a scry. The Spear of Heliod
Spear of Heliod
Spear of HeliodSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Enchantment Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
33
Artist:
Yeong-Hao Han
Text:
Creatures you control get +1/+1. {1}{W}{W}, {T}: Destroy target creature that dealt damage to you this turn.
is not the most natural fit for this deck but it is a good card with 2 solid abilities.

This deck has much more potential to be upgraded than the previous one. Again for 3 times the price of the deck you could always add a Boros Reckoner
Boros Reckoner
Boros ReckonerSet: Gatecrash
Cost:
15
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minotaur Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
215
Artist:
Howard Lyon
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Boros Reckoner is dealt damage, it deals that much damage to target creature or player. {(r/w)}: Boros Reckoner gains first strike until end of turn.
. If you are a new player who only has access to Theros cards or wishes to keep you deck legal for as long as possible you have some options if you choose to invest more money into this deck. Wingsteed Rider
Wingsteed Rider
Wingsteed RiderSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Cynthia Sheppard
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Wingsteed Rider, put a +1/+1 counter on Wingsteed Rider.
upgrades nicely to Fabled Hero
Fabled Hero
Fabled HeroSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
12
Artist:
Aaron Miller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Double strike Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Fabled Hero, put a +1/+1 counter on Fabled Hero.
(.75). Last Breath
Last Breath
Last BreathSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
27
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Remove target creature with power 2 or less from the game. Its controller gains 4 life.
very naturally upgrades to Chained to the Rock (1.50). Spark Jolt
Spark Jolt
Spark JoltSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Artist:
Mike Bierek
Text:
Spark Jolt deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
can be upgraded to Magma Jet
Magma Jet
Magma JetSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
73
Text:
Magma Jet deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Scry 2
(.60). Spear of Heliod
Spear of Heliod
Spear of HeliodSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Enchantment Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
33
Artist:
Yeong-Hao Han
Text:
Creatures you control get +1/+1. {1}{W}{W}, {T}: Destroy target creature that dealt damage to you this turn.
is likely better served with Heliod, God of the Sun
Heliod, God of the Sun
Heliod, God of the SunSet: Theros
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Enchantment Creature
Sub Type:
God
Rarity:
M
Number:
17
Artist:
Jaime Jones
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Indestructible As long as your devotion to white is less than five, Heliod isn't a creature. (Each {W} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to white.) Other creatures you control have vigilance. {2}{W}{W}: Put a 2/1 white Cleric enchantment creature token onto the battlefield.
(7.00) instead.

Mono Green Monstrous
This deck is about getting those creatures we used to call “Fatties”. No one really wants to use the F word when talking about these creatures until they trigger their monstrous abilities. The idea of big creatures becoming bigger is awesome. Hopefully this deck is a cheap way to trigger that and have fun with the hulk smash.


Green (30)
4: Voyaging Satyr
Voyaging Satyr
Voyaging SatyrSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Satyr Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
182
Artist:
Tyler Jacobson
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
{T}: Untap target land.
-.20
4: Staunch-Hearted Warrior
Staunch-Hearted Warrior
Staunch-Hearted WarriorSet: Theros
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
179
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Staunch-Hearted Warrior, put two +1/+1 counters on Staunch-Hearted Warrior.
-.20
4: Karametra's Acolyte
Karametra's Acolyte
Karametra's AcolyteSet: Theros
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Chase Stone
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
{T}: Add an amount of {G} to your mana pool equal to your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)
-.40
2: Arbor Colossus
Arbor Colossus
Arbor ColossusSet: Theros
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
R
Number:
150
Artist:
Jaime Jones
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Reach {3}{G}{G}{G}: Monstrosity 3. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put three +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.) When Arbor Colossus becomes monstrous, destroy target creature with flying an opponent controls.
-.50
4: Nemesis of Mortals
Nemesis of Mortals
Nemesis of MortalsSet: Theros
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
U
Number:
163
Artist:
Mathias Kollros
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Nemesis of Mortals costs {1} less to cast for each creature card in your graveyard. {7}{G}{G}: Monstrosity 5. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each creature card in your graveyard. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put five +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
-.40
4: Ordeal of Nylea
Ordeal of Nylea
Ordeal of NyleaSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
170
Artist:
David Palumbo
Text:
Enchant creature Whenever enchanted creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Then if it has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, sacrifice Ordeal of Nylea. When you sacrifice Ordeal of Nylea, search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
-.40
4: Defend the Hearth
Defend the Hearth
Defend the HearthSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
156
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to players this turn.
-.20
3: Artisan's Sorrow
Artisan's Sorrow
Artisan's SorrowSet: Theros
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
151
Artist:
Jung Park
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Scry 2. (Look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
- .30
1: Bow of Nylea
Bow of Nylea
Bow of NyleaSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Enchantment Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Yeong-Hao Han
Text:
Attacking creatures you control have deathtouch. {1}{G}, {T}: Choose one — Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature; or Bow of Nylea deals 2 damage to target creature with flying; or you gain 3 life; or put up to four target cards from your graveyard on the bottom of your library in any order.
- 1.50

Artifact (6)
4: Burnished Hart
Burnished Hart
Burnished HartSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Elk
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Yeong-Hao Han
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
{3}, Sacrifice Burnished Hart: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
-.40
2: Colossus of Akros
Colossus of Akros
Colossus of AkrosSet: Theros
Cost:
8
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
R
Number:
214
Artist:
Zack Stella
Power:
10
Toughness:
10
Text:
Defender, indestructible {1}0}: Monstrosity 10. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put ten +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.) As long as Colossus of Akros is monstrous, it has trample and can attack as though it didn't have defender.
-.50

Land (24)
24: Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.



Mono green just sounds like it should have monstrous. The question becomes how does this deck get enough mana fast enough. Voyaging Satyr
Voyaging Satyr
Voyaging SatyrSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Satyr Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
182
Artist:
Tyler Jacobson
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
{T}: Untap target land.
, Burnished Hart
Burnished Hart
Burnished HartSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Elk
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Yeong-Hao Han
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
{3}, Sacrifice Burnished Hart: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
and Karametra's Acolyte
Karametra's Acolyte
Karametra's AcolyteSet: Theros
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Chase Stone
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
{T}: Add an amount of {G} to your mana pool equal to your devotion to green. (Each {G} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to green.)
all provide mana somehow. Ordeal of Nylea
Ordeal of Nylea
Ordeal of NyleaSet: Theros
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
170
Artist:
David Palumbo
Text:
Enchant creature Whenever enchanted creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Then if it has three or more +1/+1 counters on it, sacrifice Ordeal of Nylea. When you sacrifice Ordeal of Nylea, search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
gives size and 2 lands if can be completed. Nemesis of Mortals
Nemesis of Mortals
Nemesis of MortalsSet: Theros
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
U
Number:
163
Artist:
Mathias Kollros
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Nemesis of Mortals costs {1} less to cast for each creature card in your graveyard. {7}{G}{G}: Monstrosity 5. This ability costs {1} less to activate for each creature card in your graveyard. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put five +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
becomes cheaper over time. If Burnished Hart
Burnished Hart
Burnished HartSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Elk
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Yeong-Hao Han
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
{3}, Sacrifice Burnished Hart: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
is sacrificed you have enough. Arbor Colossus
Arbor Colossus
Arbor ColossusSet: Theros
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
R
Number:
150
Artist:
Jaime Jones
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Reach {3}{G}{G}{G}: Monstrosity 3. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put three +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.) When Arbor Colossus becomes monstrous, destroy target creature with flying an opponent controls.
can go monstrous the next turn after he comes in. A 6/6 that jumps to a 9/9 and kills a flyer is a nice bonus. Colossus of Akros
Colossus of Akros
Colossus of AkrosSet: Theros
Cost:
8
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
R
Number:
214
Artist:
Zack Stella
Power:
10
Toughness:
10
Text:
Defender, indestructible {1}0}: Monstrosity 10. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put ten +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.) As long as Colossus of Akros is monstrous, it has trample and can attack as though it didn't have defender.
is very scary if he reaches the battlefield. There are few ways in this block to deal with this guy (though in Standard there are more). The Bow of Nylea
Bow of Nylea
Bow of NyleaSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Enchantment Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Yeong-Hao Han
Text:
Attacking creatures you control have deathtouch. {1}{G}, {T}: Choose one — Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature; or Bow of Nylea deals 2 damage to target creature with flying; or you gain 3 life; or put up to four target cards from your graveyard on the bottom of your library in any order.
is something that can be tapped every turn for something productive. Deathtouch to all creatures is a great ability.

This deck can be tweaked easily and cheaply. Time to Feed
Time to Feed
Time to FeedSet: Theros
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Choose target creature an opponent controls. When that creature dies this turn, you gain 3 life. Target creature you control fights that creature. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)
is a great card that is not in my version. Sedge Scorpion
Sedge Scorpion
Sedge ScorpionSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Scorpion
Rarity:
C
Number:
177
Artist:
John Stanko
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
is also a cheap alternative to something. Mistcutter Hydra
Mistcutter Hydra
Mistcutter HydraSet: Theros
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hydra
Rarity:
R
Number:
162
Artist:
Ryan Pancoast
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Mistcutter Hydra can't be countered. Haste, protection from blue Mistcutter Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
is a card that can be fun if a player has mana to dump into it. The argument against XG hydras is that they are always behind the mana curve. For 1G you get a 1/1 (worse than a Grizzly Bear). For 2G you get a 2/2 (expensive Grizzly Bear). All the way to the top this card is inefficient. The power of that card is the flexibility.


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