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CardShark Content - Cory Liu (1/21/2004)

Ok, so everyone knows it. Chimney Imp
Chimney Imp
Chimney ImpSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Chimney Imp is put into a graveyard from play, target opponent puts a card from his or her hand on top of his or her library.
sucks. I mean look at it, it's a 5 for a 1/2 flying, that's atrocious! For 5 mana, I could play Air Elemental
Air Elemental
Air ElementalSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying
, a 4/4 flier! Well, don't burn those Chimney Imp
Chimney Imp
Chimney ImpSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Chimney Imp is put into a graveyard from play, target opponent puts a card from his or her hand on top of his or her library.
s just yet, there may yet be some uses for it!

Let's take a look at chimney imp's effect. It puts a card from your opponent's hand right back on the library where it came from, effectively making your opponent skip their next draw. Now comes the trump: Hell's Caretaker
Hell's Caretaker
Hell's CaretakerSet: Chronicles
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hell's Caretaker
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Sacrifice a creature to take target creature from your graveyard and put it directly into play as though it were just summoned. Use this ability only during your upkeep.
. If you have a chimney imp in your graveyard and one in play, just switch them around with the caretaker, making them lose 1 card per turn! Now, you can stop them from drawing any new cards (unless the have a card drawing card, like wheel of fortune). But it gets better! There's the notoriously famous and now reprinted INTRUDER ALARM! This card is great with cards that require tapping to put out creatures. it goes with Voice of the Woods
Voice of the Woods
Voice of the WoodsSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
297
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Tap five untapped Elves you control: Put a 7/7 green Elemental creature token with trample into play.
and elves, and it works with the imp!.

Here's how it works. You have the alarm out, and you tap Hell's Caretaker
Hell's Caretaker
Hell's CaretakerSet: Chronicles
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hell's Caretaker
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Sacrifice a creature to take target creature from your graveyard and put it directly into play as though it were just summoned. Use this ability only during your upkeep.
to replace your current imp with one in your graveyard. Since a creature just came into play, Hell's Caretaker
Hell's Caretaker
Hell's CaretakerSet: Chronicles
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hell's Caretaker
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Sacrifice a creature to take target creature from your graveyard and put it directly into play as though it were just summoned. Use this ability only during your upkeep.
untaps, letting you use it's effect again. And AGAIN! The only problem is that this only works during your upkeep. Now we can use chimney imp to get rid of your opponent's hand AND stop them from drawing. Also, Recurring Nightmare
Recurring Nightmare
Recurring NightmareSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
72
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Text:
Sacrifice a creature, Return Recurring Nightmare to owner's hand: Put target creature card from your graveyard into play. Play this ability as a sorcery.
will basically do the same thing as Hell's Caretaker
Hell's Caretaker
Hell's CaretakerSet: Chronicles
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hell's Caretaker
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Sacrifice a creature to take target creature from your graveyard and put it directly into play as though it were just summoned. Use this ability only during your upkeep.
.

Now, to help you set up the combo. 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.
s will help you get out any expensive cards, and Mask of the Mimic
Mask of the Mimic
Mask of the MimicSet: Stronghold
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Search your library for any copy of target creature card and put it into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
sets up an imp the 'yard and one in play, as well as skipping your opponent's next draw. To go with the theme, Memory Lapse
Memory Lapse
Memory LapseSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Counter target spell. Put that spell on top of owner's library.
on a stick (on isochron scepter), will also freeze up your opponent's card drawing.

I hope I've enlightened you with this rant on the Chimney Imp
Chimney Imp
Chimney ImpSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Chimney Imp is put into a graveyard from play, target opponent puts a card from his or her hand on top of his or her library.
. Now go show off to your friends your new chimney imp combo deck!


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