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CardShark Content - Corey Carter (5/23/2004)

I am going to share with you one of my favorite new multiplayer decks. This is a mono-green deck which utilizes Recycle
Recycle
RecycleSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Skip your draw phase.Whenever you play a card, draw a card.During your discard phase, choose and discard all but two cards.
. For those of you who don't know what it does, here is the oracle text.

Recycle
Recycle
RecycleSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Skip your draw phase.Whenever you play a card, draw a card.During your discard phase, choose and discard all but two cards.

{4}{G}{G}
Enchantment
Skip your draw step.
Whenever you play a card, draw a card.
Your maximum hand size is two.

Now this may seem silly, but there is a really interesting way to use/abuse this card. This way is Spellbook
Spellbook
SpellbookSet: Exodus
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Skip your discard phase.
.

Spellbook
Spellbook
SpellbookSet: Exodus
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Skip your discard phase.

{0}
Artifact
You have no maximum hand size.

As long as you play a Spellbook
Spellbook
SpellbookSet: Exodus
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Skip your discard phase.
after playing a Recycle
Recycle
RecycleSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Skip your draw phase.Whenever you play a card, draw a card.During your discard phase, choose and discard all but two cards.
you can get all the benefits of recycle with none of the drawbacks. One thing to keep in mind is what will happen if the Spellbook
Spellbook
SpellbookSet: Exodus
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Skip your discard phase.
gets destroyed, for this reason I always try to keep a Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
or an extra Spellbook
Spellbook
SpellbookSet: Exodus
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Skip your discard phase.
in my hand.
Another good card you can use in this deck is Symbiotic Deployment
Symbiotic Deployment
Symbiotic DeploymentSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
88
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Skip your draw step. 1, Tap two untapped creatures you control: Draw a card.
. This helps you get extra cards into your hand, and since you are already skipping your draw step, there
really is no drawback. Here is the Oracle
Oracle
OracleSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
4
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
+1
Toughness:
+9
Text:
You may untap any attacking creatures you control and remove them from combat.
text.

Symbiotic Deployment
Symbiotic Deployment
Symbiotic DeploymentSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
88
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Skip your draw step. 1, Tap two untapped creatures you control: Draw a card.

{2}{G}
Enchantment
Skip your draw step.
{1}, Tap two untapped creatures you control: Draw a card.

Now for the complete deck list:

Artifacts: (12)
4: Empyrial Plate
Empyrial Plate
Empyrial PlateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
168
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each card in your hand. 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.)

2: Feldon's Cane
Feldon's Cane
Feldon's CaneSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
tap, Remove Feldon's Cane from the game: Shuffle your graveyard into your library.

2: Ivory Tower
Ivory Tower
Ivory TowerSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Margaret Organ-Kean
Text:
During your upkeep phase, gain 1 life for each card in your hand above four.

4: Spellbook
Spellbook
SpellbookSet: Exodus
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Skip your discard phase.


Green: (28)
3: Heart Warden
Heart Warden
Heart WardenSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add one green mana to your mana pool.2, Sacrifice Heart Warden: Draw a card.

3: Maro
Maro
MaroSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
241
Artist:
Stuart Griffin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Maro's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your hand.

2: Multani, Maro Sorcerer
Multani, Maro Sorcerer
Multani, Maro SorcererSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
107
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Multani, Maro-Sorcerer has power and toughness each equal to the total number of cards in all players' hands.Multani cannot be the target of spells or abilities.

3: Multani's Acolyte
Multani's Acolyte
Multani's AcolyteSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Echo (During your next upkeep after this permanent comes under your control, pay its casting cost or sacrifice it.) When Multani's Acolyte comes into play, draw a card.

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

2: Primal Rage
Primal Rage
Primal RageSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
62
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
All creatures you control gain trample.

4: Recycle
Recycle
RecycleSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Skip your draw phase.Whenever you play a card, draw a card.During your discard phase, choose and discard all but two cards.

2: Symbiotic Deployment
Symbiotic Deployment
Symbiotic DeploymentSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
88
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Skip your draw step. 1, Tap two untapped creatures you control: Draw a card.

4: Wall of Blossoms
Wall of Blossoms
Wall of BlossomsSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls cannot attack.) When Wall of Blossoms comes into play, draw a card.

3: Yavimaya Elder
Yavimaya Elder
Yavimaya ElderSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
124
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Yavimaya Elder is put into a graveyard from play, you may search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.2, Sacrifice Yavimaya Elder: Draw a card.


Land: (20)
20: Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.


The concept of this deck is a little complicated. A brief explanation goes something like this.

Stay alive until you get to six mana. At six mana, play Recycle
Recycle
RecycleSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Skip your draw phase.Whenever you play a card, draw a card.During your discard phase, choose and discard all but two cards.
and a Spellbook
Spellbook
SpellbookSet: Exodus
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Skip your discard phase.
. Your hand size is now stabilized. You will draw a card every time you play a card, this is
where the card drawing creatures come in. Every time you play a Wall of Blossoms
Wall of Blossoms
Wall of BlossomsSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls cannot attack.) When Wall of Blossoms comes into play, draw a card.
you draw a card from the Recycle
Recycle
RecycleSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Skip your draw phase.Whenever you play a card, draw a card.During your discard phase, choose and discard all but two cards.
and a card from the Wall. You've gained a card! Using the
other card drawing creatures you should be able to easily get your hand size up as high as you want.

Symbiotic Deployment
Symbiotic Deployment
Symbiotic DeploymentSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
88
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Skip your draw step. 1, Tap two untapped creatures you control: Draw a card.
helps by making use of those creatures during your opponents turn to draw even more cards. Once you have plenty of cards in hand it is time to bring the beats.

Play a Maro
Maro
MaroSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
241
Artist:
Stuart Griffin
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Maro's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your hand.
or Multani
Multani
MultaniSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
3
Artist:
Brom
Power:
-3
Toughness:
-2
Text:
All creatures you control get +X/+0, where X is the number of cards in your hand.
when you have a Primal Rage
Primal Rage
Primal RageSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
62
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
All creatures you control gain trample.
in play and watch your opponents quake in fear. You will run through your deck very fast, thus the Feldon's Cane
Feldon's Cane
Feldon's CaneSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
tap, Remove Feldon's Cane from the game: Shuffle your graveyard into your library.
s to reshuffle. Ivory Tower
Ivory Tower
Ivory TowerSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Margaret Organ-Kean
Text:
During your upkeep phase, gain 1 life for each card in your hand above four.
helps keep you alive (I have played a variant of this deck which used Gerrard's Wisdom
Gerrard's Wisdom
Gerrard's WisdomSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
For each card in your hand, you gain 2 life. (Don't count this card.)
instead, which was very effective, but I wanted to cut out the white).

The Empyrial Plate
Empyrial Plate
Empyrial PlateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
168
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each card in your hand. 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.)
is extremely effective at turning those Yavimaya Elder
Yavimaya Elder
Yavimaya ElderSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
124
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Yavimaya Elder is put into a graveyard from play, you may search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.2, Sacrifice Yavimaya Elder: Draw a card.
s into really mean creatures. If you are low on some of the green cards (Wall of Blossoms
Wall of Blossoms
Wall of BlossomsSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls cannot attack.) When Wall of Blossoms comes into play, draw a card.
) you can easily add in white as a secondary color using Empyrial Armor
Empyrial Armor
Empyrial ArmorSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +X/+X, where X is equal to the number of cards in your hand.
and Gerrard
Gerrard
GerrardSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
2
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
-4
Toughness:
+0
Text:
During your draw phase, draw an additional card.
's Blessing
Blessing
BlessingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Julie Baroh
Text:
W: +1/+1
.

That is about it for this deck. Until next time, have fun and play multiplayer!


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