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CardShark Content - Corey Carter (11/11/2003)

Blistering Firecat
Blistering Firecat
Blistering FirecatSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
189
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
7
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample, haste. At end of turn, sacrifice Blistering Firecat.. Morph RR (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face. up any time for its morph cost.)
for one red mana?! Can you really argue with that? I thought not.
As one of my longest standing casual decks my Sneak Attack
Sneak Attack
Sneak AttackSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
R: Choose a creature card from your hand and put that creature into play. The creature is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, sacrifice the creature.
deck has given me many years
of enjoyment. Due to the ever changing magic environment it has undergone many renovations
over the years. With the many relevant cards in recent years it has evolved faster than
ever before. So now I give you the current incarnation of my Sneak Attack
Sneak Attack
Sneak AttackSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
R: Choose a creature card from your hand and put that creature into play. The creature is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, sacrifice the creature.
deck.

Creatures (18)
4: Ball Lightning
Ball Lightning
Ball LightningSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ball Lightning
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample Ball Lightning can attack the turn it comes into play. At the end of any turn, bury Ball Lightning.

3: Blistering Firecat
Blistering Firecat
Blistering FirecatSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
189
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
7
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample, haste. At end of turn, sacrifice Blistering Firecat.. Morph RR (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face. up any time for its morph cost.)

1: Shard Phoenix
Shard Phoenix
Shard PhoenixSet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phoenix
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying RRR: Put Shard Phoenix into your hand. Use this ability only if Shard Phoenix is in your graveyard and only during your upkeep.Sacrifice Shard Phoenix: Shard Phoenix deals 2 damage to each creature without flying.

4: Shivan Phoenix
Shivan Phoenix
Shivan PhoenixSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phoenix
Rarity:
R
Number:
91
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying When Shivan Phoenix is put into a graveyard from play, return Shivan Phoenix to owner's hand.

2: Viashino Stalker
2: Wall of Razors
Wall of Razors
Wall of RazorsSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
100
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
(Walls cannot attack.) First strike

2: War Elemental
War Elemental
War ElementalSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
112
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When War Elemental comes into play, sacrifice it unless an opponent was dealt damage this turn. Whenever damage is dealt to an opponent, put that many +1/+1 counters on War Elemental.


Noncreature (22)
2: Breaking Point
Breaking Point
Breaking PointSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson

Text:
Destroy all creatures unless a player has Breaking Point deal 6 damage to him or her. Creatures destroyed this way can't be regenerated.

4: Fling
Fling
FlingSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
82
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Fling deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target creature or player.

4: Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.

2: Lightning Coils
Lightning Coils
Lightning CoilsSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
198
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Whenever a nontoken creature you control is put into a graveyard from play, put a charge counter on Lightning Coils. At the beginning of your upkeep, if Lightning Coils has five or more charge counters on it, remove all of them from it and put that many 3/1 red Elemental creature tokens with haste into play. Remove them from the game at end of turn.

2: Reckless Abandon
Reckless Abandon
Reckless AbandonSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
As an additional cost to play Reckless Abandon, sacrifice a creature.Reckless Abandon deals 4 damage to target creature or player.

2: Rupture
Rupture
RuptureSet: Nemesis
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Gao Yan
Text:
Sacrifice a creature. Rupture deals damage equal to that creature's power to each creature without flying and each player.

2: Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

4: Sneak Attack
Sneak Attack
Sneak AttackSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
R: Choose a creature card from your hand and put that creature into play. The creature is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, sacrifice the creature.


Land (20)
4: Forgotten Cave
Forgotten Cave
Forgotten CaveSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
317
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Forgotten Cave comes into play tapped. T: Add R to your mana pool. Cycling R (R, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

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


The crucial card for this deck is of course Sneak Attack
Sneak Attack
Sneak AttackSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
R: Choose a creature card from your hand and put that creature into play. The creature is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, sacrifice the creature.
. This doesn't mean that you can't win
without one, in fact this particular build works quite well without one. If you don't happen
to pull a Sneak Attack
Sneak Attack
Sneak AttackSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
R: Choose a creature card from your hand and put that creature into play. The creature is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, sacrifice the creature.
by fourth turn you can always play a War Elemental
War Elemental
War ElementalSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
112
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When War Elemental comes into play, sacrifice it unless an opponent was dealt damage this turn. Whenever damage is dealt to an opponent, put that many +1/+1 counters on War Elemental.
and Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.

your opponent, giving you a 4/4 that will get exponentially larger. If you get a Wall of Razors
Wall of Razors
Wall of RazorsSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
100
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
(Walls cannot attack.) First strike

throw it out as soon as possible, it's nice to have a really vicious wall to dissuade those weenies
from attacking you. Once you start playing your big nasty creatures you'll hopefully have a Sneak Attack
Sneak Attack
Sneak AttackSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
R: Choose a creature card from your hand and put that creature into play. The creature is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, sacrifice the creature.

out so you can drop a Ball Lightning
Ball Lightning
Ball LightningSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ball Lightning
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample Ball Lightning can attack the turn it comes into play. At the end of any turn, bury Ball Lightning.
of a Blistering Firecat
Blistering Firecat
Blistering FirecatSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
189
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
7
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample, haste. At end of turn, sacrifice Blistering Firecat.. Morph RR (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face. up any time for its morph cost.)
for one red mana. Now that is a great deal!
You can use the Viashino Sandstalker
Viashino Sandstalker
Viashino SandstalkerSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Viashino
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Andrew Robinson
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Viashino Sandstalker is unaffected by summoning sickness.At the end of any turn, return Viashino Sandstalker to owner's hand.
and Shivan Phoenix
Shivan Phoenix
Shivan PhoenixSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phoenix
Rarity:
R
Number:
91
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying When Shivan Phoenix is put into a graveyard from play, return Shivan Phoenix to owner's hand.
as quick drop blockers or attackers with the
Sneak Attack
Sneak Attack
Sneak AttackSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
R: Choose a creature card from your hand and put that creature into play. The creature is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, sacrifice the creature.
, and you can always make the Phoneix pull double duty by sacrificing him to a Fling
Fling
FlingSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
82
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Fling deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target creature or player.

or Reckless Abandon
Reckless Abandon
Reckless AbandonSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
As an additional cost to play Reckless Abandon, sacrifice a creature.Reckless Abandon deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
whenever possible. Of course these cards work with any of your creatures but they
are quite annoying when the creature keeps coming back to your hand. Now in case the deck gets off to
a slow start, just drop a Breaking Point
Breaking Point
Breaking PointSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson

Text:
Destroy all creatures unless a player has Breaking Point deal 6 damage to him or her. Creatures destroyed this way can't be regenerated.
, or if your opponent is willing to take 6 damage you can use
the Shard Phoenix
Shard Phoenix
Shard PhoenixSet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phoenix
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying RRR: Put Shard Phoenix into your hand. Use this ability only if Shard Phoenix is in your graveyard and only during your upkeep.Sacrifice Shard Phoenix: Shard Phoenix deals 2 damage to each creature without flying.
to wipe the board of ground weenies. Of course if you are facing larger creatures
you can always Rupture
Rupture
RuptureSet: Nemesis
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Gao Yan
Text:
Sacrifice a creature. Rupture deals damage equal to that creature's power to each creature without flying and each player.
a Ball Lightning
Ball Lightning
Ball LightningSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ball Lightning
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample Ball Lightning can attack the turn it comes into play. At the end of any turn, bury Ball Lightning.
or a Blistering Firecat
Blistering Firecat
Blistering FirecatSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
189
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
7
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample, haste. At end of turn, sacrifice Blistering Firecat.. Morph RR (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face. up any time for its morph cost.)
dealing 6 or 7 damage to everything.

This deck takes patience and cunning in multiplayer because once the Sneak Attack
Sneak Attack
Sneak AttackSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
R: Choose a creature card from your hand and put that creature into play. The creature is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, sacrifice the creature.
is on the board you are
likely to become a target quickly. But don't worry, most players will be less willing to attack you knowing
that you can easily sling quite a bit of damage at them very quickly once they make a move against you. Just
watch out for the player that is sitting back doing nothing, they'll probably be most likely to just up and
kill you all of a sudden.

Have fun and play multiplayer!


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