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CardShark Content - Dave Andrews (7/3/2001)

A Brief Tournament Report for PTQ: New York @ Columbus, OH (6.30.01)Andrews

Saturday, June 30th was Team Card-Shark’s second team-limited Pro-Tour Qualifier of the season. Despite some scheduling difficulty hooking up with Kiet Ngo’s team to share rides and rooms, Travis, Troy, and I were in high spirits as we headed to Columbus, Ohio on Friday night for the PTQ the next morning.

Here is the card pool we received to build decks from:

Blue:
Stormscape Apprentice
Stormscape Apprentice
Stormscape ApprenticeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.B, T: Target player loses 1 life.
/ 2: Tidal Visionary
Tidal Visionary
Tidal VisionarySet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
80
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target creature becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.
/ Ceta Disciple
Ceta Disciple
Ceta DiscipleSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
19
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R, TAP: Target creature gets +2/+0 until end of turn. G, TAP: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
/ Vodalian Mystic
Vodalian Mystic
Vodalian MysticSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
U
Number:
33
Artist:
Bob Petillo
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
TAP: Target instant or sorcery spell becomes the color of your choice.
/ 2:Vodalian Hypnotic / Arctic Merfolk
Arctic Merfolk
Arctic MerfolkSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker-Return a creature you control to its owner's hand. (You may return a creature you control to its owner's hand in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) If you paid the kicker cost, Arctic Merfolk comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it.
/ Dream Thrush
Dream Thrush
Dream ThrushSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
D.J. Cleland-Hura
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
FlyingT: Target land becomes a land of the basic land type of your choice until end of turn.
/ Metathran Zombie
Metathran Zombie
Metathran ZombieSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
63
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B: Regenerate Metathran Zombie.
/ Living Airship
Living Airship
Living AirshipSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
C
Number:
28
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying. 2G: Regenerate Living Airship.
/ Vodalian Serpent
Vodalian Serpent
Vodalian SerpentSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Serpent
Rarity:
C
Number:
86
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Vodalian Serpent can't attack unless defending player controls an island.If you paid the kicker cost, Vodalian Serpent comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it.
/ Empress Galina
Empress Galina
Empress GalinaSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
54
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
UU, T: Gain control of target Legend or legendary permanent. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)
/ Faerie Squadron
Faerie Squadron
Faerie SquadronSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie
Rarity:
C
Number:
58
Artist:
rk post
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker 3U (You may pay an additional 3U as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Faerie Squadron comes into play with two +1/+1 counters on it and has flying.
/ Sisay
Sisay
SisaySet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
6
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
-2
Toughness:
-3
Text:
Whenever you tap a land for mana, it produces one additional mana of the same type.
’s Ingenuity / Shimmering Wings
Shimmering Wings
Shimmering WingsSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Steve Luke
Text:
Enchanted creature gains flying.U: Return Shimmering Wings to owner's hand.
/ Index
Index
IndexSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
25
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Look at the top five cards of your library, then put them back in any order.
/ Confound
Confound
ConfoundSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
/ Shimmering Mirage
Shimmering Mirage
Shimmering MirageSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
30
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Target land's type becomes the basic land type of your choice until end of turn. Draw a card.
/ Worldly Counsel
Worldly Counsel
Worldly CounselSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
89
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
Look at the top X cards of your library, where X is the number of basic land types among lands you control. Put one of those cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library.
/ Jilt
Jilt
JiltSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.) Return target creature to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, Jilt deals 2 damage to another target creature.
/ Phantasmal Terrain
Phantasmal Terrain
Phantasmal TerrainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dameon Willich
Text:
Target land changes to any basic land type of caster's choice. Land type is set when cast and may not be further altered by this card.
/ Ceta Sanctuary
Ceta Sanctuary
Ceta SanctuarySet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
20
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control a red or green permanent, draw a card, then discard a card from your hand. If you control a red permanent and a green permanent, instead draw two cards, then discard a card from your hand.
/ Rushing River
Rushing River
Rushing RiverSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
30
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice a land. (You may sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, return another target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.
/ Repulse
Repulse
RepulseSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Aaron Boyd
Text:
Return target creature to its owner's hand.Draw a card.
/ Wash Out
Wash Out
Wash OutSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
87
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Return all permanents of the color of your choice to their owners' hands.


White:
Prison Barricade
Prison Barricade
Prison BarricadeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Number:
25
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
(Walls can't attack.)Kicker 1W (You may pay an additional 1W as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Prison Barricade comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it and may attack as though it weren't a Wall.
/ Obsidian Acolyte
Obsidian Acolyte
Obsidian AcolyteSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from blackW: Target creature gains protection from black until end of turn.
/ Crimson Acolyte
Crimson Acolyte
Crimson AcolyteSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from redW: Target creature gains protection from red until end of turn.
/ Angelfire Crusader
Angelfire Crusader
Angelfire CrusaderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
R: Angelfire Crusader gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
/ Aurora Griffin
Aurora Griffin
Aurora GriffinSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
C
Number:
2
Artist:
Ciruelo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. W: Target permanent becomes white until end of turn.
/ Glimmering Angel
Glimmering Angel
Glimmering AngelSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Ciruelo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying U: Glimmering Angel can't be the target of spells or abilities this turn.
/ Razorfoot Griffin
Razorfoot Griffin
Razorfoot GriffinSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying, first strike
/ Rampant Elephant
Rampant Elephant
Rampant ElephantSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant
Rarity:
C
Number:
28
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
G: Target creature blocks Rampant Elephant this turn if able.
/ Guard Dogs
Guard Dogs
Guard DogsSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
U
Number:
5
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
2W, T: Choose a permanent you control. Prevent all combat damage target creature would deal this turn if it shares a color with that permanent.
/ Orim
Orim
OrimSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
5
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
+0
Toughness:
+12
Text:
Your creatures can block as though they had flying.
’s Chant / Shield of Duty and Reason
Shield of Duty and Reason
Shield of Duty and ReasonSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Enchanted creature has protection from green and from blue.
/ Holy Day
Holy Day
Holy DaySet: Legends
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Justin Hampton
Text:
Creatures attack and block as normal, but none deal any damage. All attacking creatures are still tapped. Play any time before attack damage is assigned.
/ Pledge of Loyalty
Pledge of Loyalty
Pledge of LoyaltySet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
24
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
Enchanted creature has protection from the colors of permanents you control. This effect doesn't remove Pledge of Loyalty.
/ Aura Blast
Aura Blast
Aura BlastSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
Ron Walotsky
Text:
Destroy target enchantment. Draw a card.
/ Orim
Orim
OrimSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
5
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
+0
Toughness:
+12
Text:
Your creatures can block as though they had flying.
’s Thunder / Reviving Dose
Reviving Dose
Reviving DoseSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
31
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
You gain 3 life.Draw a card.
/ Rewards of Diversity
Rewards of Diversity
Rewards of DiversitySet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
32
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Whenever an opponent plays a multicolored spell, you gain 4 life.
/ Protective Sphere
Protective Sphere
Protective SphereSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
1, Pay 1 life: Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you this turn by a source of your choice that shares a color with the mana spent on this activation cost. (Colorless mana prevents no damage.)
/ Dismantling Blow
Dismantling Blow
Dismantling BlowSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
14
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Kicker 2U (You may pay an additional 2U as you play this spell.)Destroy target artifact or enchantment.If you paid the kicker cost, draw two cards.
/ Strength of Unity
Strength of Unity
Strength of UnitySet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
40
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each basic land type among lands you control.


Green:
Thornscape Apprentice
Thornscape Apprentice
Thornscape ApprenticeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
215
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.R, T: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.
/ Nomadic Elf
Nomadic Elf
Nomadic ElfSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
D.J. Cleland-Hura
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1G: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
/ Kavu Titan
Kavu Titan
Kavu TitanSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
R
Number:
194
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 2G (You may pay an additional 2G as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Kavu Titan comes into play with three +1/+1 counters on it and has trample.
/ Alpha Kavu
Alpha Kavu
Alpha KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
77
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1G: Target Kavu gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
/ Penumbra Bobcat
Penumbra Bobcat
Penumbra BobcatSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
82
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Penumbra Bobcat is put into a graveyard from play, put a 2/1 black Cat creature token into play.
/ Stone Kavu
Stone Kavu
Stone KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
R: Stone Kavu gets +1/+0 until end of turn. W: Stone Kavu gets +0/+1 until end of turn.
/ Serpentine Kavu
Serpentine Kavu
Serpentine KavuSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
211
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
R: Serpentine Kavu gains haste until end of turn. (It may attack and T the turn it comes under your control.)
/ Kavu Chameleon
Kavu Chameleon
Kavu ChameleonSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
191
Artist:
John Howe
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Kavu Chameleon can't be countered.G: Kavu Chameleon becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.
/ Kavu Climber
Kavu Climber
Kavu ClimberSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
192
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Kavu Climber comes into play, draw a card.
/ Explosive Growth
Explosive Growth
Explosive GrowthSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Kicker o5 (You may pay an additional o5 as you play this spell.)Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, that creature gets +5/+5 until end of turn instead.
/ Gaea’s Might / Aggressive Urge
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive UrgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Draw a card.
/ Canopy Surge
Canopy Surge
Canopy SurgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
184
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Canopy Surge deals 1 damage to each creature with flying and each player. If you paid the kicker cost, Canopy Surge deals 4 damage to each creature with flying and each player instead.
/ Urborg Elf
Urborg Elf
Urborg ElfSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
90
Artist:
Bob Petillo
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
TAP: Add G, U, or B to your mana pool.
/ Quirion Trailblazer
Quirion Trailblazer
Quirion TrailblazerSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
205
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Quirion Trailblazer comes into play, you may search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. If you do, shuffle your library.
/ 2:Fertile Ground
Fertile Ground
Fertile GroundSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
252
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, it produces an additional one mana of any color.
/ Wandering Stream
Wandering Stream
Wandering StreamSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
224
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
You gain 2 life for each basic land type among lands you control.
/ Vigorous Charge
Vigorous Charge
Vigorous ChargeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
222
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Kicker W (You may pay an additional W as you play this spell.)Target creature gains trample until end of turn. Whenever that creature deals combat damage this turn, if you paid the kicker cost, you gain life equal to that damage.
/ Falling Timber
Falling Timber
Falling TimberSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice a land. (You may sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Prevent all combat damage target creature would deal this turn. If you paid the kicker cost, prevent all combat damage another target creature would deal this turn.
/ Amphibious Kavu
Amphibious Kavu
Amphibious KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Amphibious Kavu blocks or becomes blocked by one or more blue and/or black creatures, Amphibious Kavu gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
/ Llanowar Elite
Llanowar Elite
Llanowar EliteSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
196
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker 8 (You may pay an additional 8 as you play this spell.)TrampleIf you paid the kicker cost, Llanowar Elite comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it.
/ Ana Disciple
Ana Disciple
Ana DiscipleSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
U, TAP: Target creature gains flying until end of turn. B, TAP: Target creature gets -2/-0 until end of turn.
/ Strength of Night
Strength of Night
Strength of NightSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
86
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Kicker B (You may pay an additional B as you play this spell.) Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, Zombies you control get an additional +2/+2 until end of turn.


Red:
Mogg Sentry
Mogg Sentry
Mogg SentrySet: Planeshift
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
R
Number:
69
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an opponent plays a spell, Mogg Sentry gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
/ Thunderscape Familiar
Thunderscape Familiar
Thunderscape FamiliarSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
First Strike. Black spells and green spells you play cost 1 less to play.
/ Kavu Scout
Kavu Scout
Kavu ScoutSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kavu Scout gets +1/+0 for each basic land type among lands you control.
/ Kavu Glider
Kavu Glider
Kavu GliderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
64
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
W: Kavu Glider gets +0/+1 until end of turn. U: Kavu Glider gains flying until end of turn.
/ Slimy Kavu
Slimy Kavu
Slimy KavuSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
170
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target land becomes a swamp until end of turn.
/ Thunderscape Battlemage
Thunderscape Battlemage
Thunderscape BattlemageSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Mike Ploog
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 1B and/or G. When Thunderscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the 1B kicker cost, target player discards two cards from his or her hand. When Thunderscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the G kicker cost, destroy
/ 2:Overload
Overload
OverloadSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Destroy target artifact if its converted mana cost is 2 or less. If you paid the kicker cost, destroy that artifact if its converted mana cost is 5 or less instead.
/ Scorching Lava
Scorching Lava
Scorching LavaSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Kicker R (You may pay an additional R as you play this spell.)Scorching Lava deals 2 damage to target creature or player. If you paid the kicker cost, that creature can't be regenerated this turn and if it would be put into a graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead.
/ Breath of Darigaaz
Breath of Darigaaz
Breath of DarigaazSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Breath of Darigaaz deals 1 damage to each creature without flying and each player. If you paid the kicker cost, Breath of Darigaaz deals 4 damage to each creature without flying and each player instead.
/ Savage Offensive
Savage Offensive
Savage OffensiveSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Kicker G (You may pay an additional G as you play this spell.)Creatures you control gain first strike until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, they get +1/+1 until end of turn.
/ Tribal Flames
Tribal Flames
Tribal FlamesSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
176
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Tribal Flames deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is the number of basic land types among lands you control.
/ Shivan Harvest
Shivan Harvest
Shivan HarvestSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
167
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
1R, Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target nonbasic land.
/ Smash
Smash
SmashSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
69
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Destroy target artifact. Draw a card.
/ Insolence
Insolence
InsolenceSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
63
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Whenever enchanted creature becomes tapped, Insolence deals 2 damage to that creature's controller.
/ Wild Research
Wild Research
Wild ResearchSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
72
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
1W: Search your library for an enchantment card and reveal that card. Put it into your hand, then discard a card at random from your hand. Then shuffle your library. 1U: Search your library for an instant card and reveal that card. Put it into your hand, then discard a card at random from your hand. Then shuffle your library.
/ Zap
Zap
ZapSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
180
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Zap deals 1 damage to target creature or player.Draw a card.
/ Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven LandslideSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Kicker 2R, Sacrifice a land. (You may pay 2R and sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Destroy target land. If you paid the kicker cost, destroy another target land.
/ Magma Burst
Magma Burst
Magma BurstSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
66
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice two lands. (You may sacrifice two lands in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Magma Burst deals 3 damage to target creature or player. If you paid the kicker cost, Magma Burst deals 3 damage to another target creature or player.
/ Obliterate
Obliterate
ObliterateSet: Invasion
Cost:
8
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
156
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Obliterate can't be countered.Destroy all artifacts, creatures, and lands. They can't be regenerated.


Black:
Phyrexian Battleflies
Phyrexian Battleflies
Phyrexian BattlefliesSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying B: Phyrexian Battleflies gets +1/+0 until end of turn. This ability may be played no more than twice each turn.
/ Nightscape Apprentice
Nightscape Apprentice
Nightscape ApprenticeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
112
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
U, T: Put target creature you control on top of its owner's library.R, T: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.
/ Urborg Skeleton
Urborg Skeleton
Urborg SkeletonSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Skeleton
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell.)B: Regenerate Urborg Skeleton.If you paid the kicker cost, Urborg Skeleton comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it.
/ 2:Nightscape Familiar
Nightscape Familiar
Nightscape FamiliarSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Blue spells and red spells you play cost 1 less to play. 1B: Regenerate Nightscape Familiar
/ Quagmire Druid
Quagmire Druid
Quagmire DruidSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Dana Knutson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
G, TAP, Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target enchantment.
/ 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.
IEVtaXNzYXJ5 / Urborg Phantom
Urborg Phantom
Urborg PhantomSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Urborg Phantom can't block.U: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by Urborg Phantom this turn.
/ Grave Defiler
Grave Defiler
Grave DefilerSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Grave Defiler comes into play, reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all Zombie cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library. 1B: Regenerate Grave Defiler.
/ Firescreamer
Firescreamer
FirescreamerSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R: Firescreamer gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
/ Volcano Imp
Volcano Imp
Volcano ImpSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. 1R: Volcano Imp gains first strike until end of turn.
/ Zombie Boa
Zombie Boa
Zombie BoaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
1B: Choose a color. Whenever Zombie Boa becomes blocked by a creature of that color this turn, destroy that creature. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.
/ Duskwalker
Duskwalker
DuskwalkerSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
David Martin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker 3B (You may pay an additional 3B as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Duskwalker comes into play with two +1/+1 counters on it and has Duskwalker can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.
/ Cursed Flesh
Cursed Flesh
Cursed FleshSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Enchanted creature gets -1/-1 and cannot be blocked except by artifact creatures and black creatures.
/ Sinister Strength
Sinister Strength
Sinister StrengthSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +3/+1 and is black.
/ Mourning
Mourning
MourningSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Enchanted creature gets -2/-0.B: Return Mourning to its owner's hand.
/ Shriek of Dread
Shriek of Dread
Shriek of DreadSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Nelson DeCastro
Text:
Target creature can't be blocked this turn except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.
/ Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic CloudSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Kicker 4 (You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)Target player discards a card from his or her hand. If you paid the kicker cost, that player discards three cards from his or her hand instead.
/ Defiling Tears
Defiling Tears
Defiling TearsSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
99
Artist:
rk post
Text:
Until end of turn, target creature becomes black, gets +1/-1, and gains B: Regenerate this creature.
/ Mind Extraction
Mind Extraction
Mind ExtractionSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
42
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
As an additional cost to play Mind Extraction, sacrifice a creature. Target player reveals his or her hand and discards all cards of each of the sacrificed creature's colors from it.
/ Soul Burn
Soul Burn
Soul BurnSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Soul Burn deals 1 damage to a single target creature or player for each B or R you pay in addition to the casting cost. Gain 1 life for each B you spend in this way. You cannot gain more life than the toughness of the creature or the total life of the targeted player.
/ Agonizing Demise
Agonizing Demise
Agonizing DemiseSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.)Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated. If you paid the kicker cost, Agonizing Demise deals damage equal to that creature's power to the creature's controller.
/ Exotic Disease
Exotic Disease
Exotic DiseaseSet: Planeshift
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
43
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Target player loses X life and you gain X life, where X is the number of basic land types among lands you control.
/ Dead Ringers
Dead Ringers
Dead RingersSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
37
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Destroy two target nonblack creatures unless either one is a color the other isn't. They can't be regenerated.
/ Yawgmoth’s Agenda / Annihilate
Annihilate
AnnihilateSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.Draw a card.


Gold:
Razorfin Hunter
Razorfin Hunter
Razorfin HunterSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
TAP: Razorfin Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
/ Yavimaya Barbarian
Yavimaya Barbarian
Yavimaya BarbarianSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Barbarian Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
290
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from blue
/ Putrid Warrior
Putrid Warrior
Putrid WarriorSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
117
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Putrid Warrior deals damage, choose one - each player loses 1 life; or each player gains 1 life.
/ Riptide Crab
Riptide Crab
Riptide CrabSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Crab
Rarity:
U
Number:
266
Artist:
David Martin
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Attacking doesn't cause Riptide Crab to tap.When Riptide Crab is put into a graveyard from play, draw a card.
/ Raging Kavu
Raging Kavu
Raging KavuSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
R
Number:
262
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and T the turn it comes under your control.)You may play Raging Kavu any time you could play an instant.
/ Horned Cheetah
Horned Cheetah
Horned CheetahSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
U
Number:
251
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Horned Cheetah deals damage, you gain that much life.
/ Spiritmonger
Spiritmonger
SpiritmongerSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Whenever Spiritmonger deals damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on Spiritmonger. B: Regenerate Spiritmonger. G: Spiritmonger becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.
/ Hull Breach
Hull Breach
Hull BreachSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Choose one - Destroy target artifact; or destroy target enchantment; or destroy target artifact and target enchantment.
/ Wings of Hope
Wings of Hope
Wings of HopeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
289
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+3 and has flying.
/ 2:Sleep
Sleep
SleepSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
71
Artist:
Chris Rahn
Text:
Tap all creatures target player controls. Those creatures don't untap during that player's next untap step.
er’s Robe / Meteor Storm
Meteor Storm
Meteor StormSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
256
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
2RG, Discard two cards at random from your hand: Meteor Storm deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
/ Malicious Advice
Malicious Advice
Malicious AdviceSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Tap X target artifacts, creatures, and/or lands. You lose X life.
/ Soul Link
Soul Link
Soul LinkSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
120
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Text:
Whenever enchanted creature deals or is dealt damage, you gain that much life.
/ Daring Leap
Daring Leap
Daring LeapSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
101
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 and gains flying and first strike until end of turn.
/ Darigaaz’s Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
m / Seer’s Vision / Frenzied Tilling
Frenzied Tilling
Frenzied TillingSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
247
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
Destroy target land. Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
/ 2:Plague Spores
Plague Spores
Plague SporesSet: Invasion
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
260
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature and target land. They can't be regenerated.


Split, Artifact, and Lands:
Fire/Ice / Stand/Deliver / Dodecapod
Dodecapod
DodecapodSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
134
Artist:
John Howe
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard Dodecapod from your hand, put it into play with two +1/+1 counters on it instead of putting it into your graveyard.
/ Crosis’s Attendant / Elfhame Palace
Elfhame Palace
Elfhame PalaceSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
322
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
Elfhame Palace comes into play tapped.T: Add G or W to your mana pool.
/ Crosis’s Catacombs / Ancient Spring
Ancient Spring
Ancient SpringSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
319
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Ancient Spring comes into play tapped.T: Add U to your mana pool.T, Sacrifice Ancient Spring: Add WB to your mana pool.
/ Sulfur Vent
Sulfur Vent
Sulfur VentSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
328
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Sulfur Vent comes into play tapped.T: Add B to your mana pool.T, Sacrifice Sulfur Vent: Add UR to your mana pool.
/ 2:Geothermal Crevice
Geothermal Crevice
Geothermal CreviceSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
323
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Geothermal Crevice comes into play tapped.T: Add R to your mana pool.T, Sacrifice Geothermal Crevice: Add BG to your mana pool.


This card pool was pretty interesting, as it had some quirks to it. First of all, there was no white removal such as Shackles
Shackles
ShacklesSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
18
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Enchanted creature does not untap during its controller's untap phase.W: Return Shackles to owner's hand.
, Manacles of Decay
Manacles of Decay
Manacles of DecaySet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
14
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack. B: Enchanted creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. R: Enchanted creature can't block this turn.
, or Hobble
Hobble
HobbleSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
When Hobble comes into play, draw a card. Enchanted creature can't attack. Enchanted creature can't block if it's black.
at all. There was a lot of red removal, and a good share of black removal as well. Green had a good number of beefy creatures, as well as Gaea’s Might, Explosive Growth
Explosive Growth
Explosive GrowthSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Kicker o5 (You may pay an additional o5 as you play this spell.)Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, that creature gets +5/+5 until end of turn instead.
, and Aggressive Urge
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive UrgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Draw a card.
for instant critter-pumping. The card pool was certainly strong enough to support three solid decks, but unfortunately, we did not do so well in the deck construction portion of the event. Here’s what happened to our decks.

A lot of the time in Invasion team sealed, Troy ends up playing Black/Blue/Red or Black/Blue/White, while Travis frequently plays an aggressive deck based in Red and Green, often with some assistance from Black or White. When we received our decks, we each took a stack of cards to double-check against the registration sheet for errors. As we each looked through our own stack, we all saw similar things – good burn, good green critters, and so on, and before we had even gotten the cards completely sorted out we had already decided there was probably a good Black/Red/Green aggressive deck for Travis, and a Blue/Black/Red deck for Troy. We were making decisions without having gotten the cards spread out on the table and reviewing our entire card pool before beginning to build. By the time I had the white and gold cards sorted out for review, Travis had already stacked up a good amount of the red and green in the beginnings of what would become his deck. By biasing our initial decisions early instead of reviewing the complete card pool, we made a serious mistake that cost us dearly in the tournament.

As we threw a few black cards Travis’s way and Troy began to rough out his Black/Blue/Red deck, I looked down at what was left, and it wasn’t much. Two strong decks and one weak one is not a good approach to team sealed, and we soon decided something wasn’t right. We tinkered around with the color combinations a bit, moving cards around, and eventually decided that Travis’s deck should be just Red-Green, and that the Spiritmonger
Spiritmonger
SpiritmongerSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Whenever Spiritmonger deals damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on Spiritmonger. B: Regenerate Spiritmonger. G: Spiritmonger becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.
should find it’s way into Troy’s deck, which would then be Blue-Black-Green. Some of the red removal would find its way into my Blue-White-Red deck, which would also feature some neat tricks like Jilt
Jilt
JiltSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.) Return target creature to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, Jilt deals 2 damage to another target creature.
and Orim
Orim
OrimSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
5
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
+0
Toughness:
+12
Text:
Your creatures can block as though they had flying.
’s Thunder. While we were tinkering with the color combinations, the clock kept ticking down. When we finally get our decks roughed out, we could certainly sense something was wrong, as there were solid cards like Plague Spores
Plague Spores
Plague SporesSet: Invasion
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
260
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature and target land. They can't be regenerated.
and Darigaaz’s Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
m we weren’t able to utilize in the color combinations we’d chosen. We talked about some possible changes, but finally after a look at the clock and seeing little time remaining, an executive decision was made to tune and register what we had, before time ran out on us. Sadly, when time did run out, the judges asked for a show of hands from teams that had not yet completed deck registration, and approximately 1/4 of the teams in the room weren’t ready yet. The head judge gave an extra ten minutes for deck registration, an amount of time that could have been helpful for us to work out our deck construction problems had we known it was available, but such is life. We headed into the first round, knowing something was not quite right about our decks.

Travis:

Thornscape Apprentice
Thornscape Apprentice
Thornscape ApprenticeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
215
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.R, T: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.

Nomadic Elf
Nomadic Elf
Nomadic ElfSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
D.J. Cleland-Hura
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1G: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Kavu Titan
Kavu Titan
Kavu TitanSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
R
Number:
194
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 2G (You may pay an additional 2G as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Kavu Titan comes into play with three +1/+1 counters on it and has trample.

Alpha Kavu
Alpha Kavu
Alpha KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
77
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1G: Target Kavu gets -1/+1 until end of turn.

Penumbra Bobcat
Penumbra Bobcat
Penumbra BobcatSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
82
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Penumbra Bobcat is put into a graveyard from play, put a 2/1 black Cat creature token into play.

Stone Kavu
Stone Kavu
Stone KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
R: Stone Kavu gets +1/+0 until end of turn. W: Stone Kavu gets +0/+1 until end of turn.

Serpentine Kavu
Serpentine Kavu
Serpentine KavuSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
211
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
R: Serpentine Kavu gains haste until end of turn. (It may attack and T the turn it comes under your control.)

Kavu Chameleon
Kavu Chameleon
Kavu ChameleonSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
191
Artist:
John Howe
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Kavu Chameleon can't be countered.G: Kavu Chameleon becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

Kavu Climber
Kavu Climber
Kavu ClimberSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
192
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Kavu Climber comes into play, draw a card.

Thunderscape Familiar
Thunderscape Familiar
Thunderscape FamiliarSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
First Strike. Black spells and green spells you play cost 1 less to play.

Thunderscape Battlemage
Thunderscape Battlemage
Thunderscape BattlemageSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Mike Ploog
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 1B and/or G. When Thunderscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the 1B kicker cost, target player discards two cards from his or her hand. When Thunderscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the G kicker cost, destroy

Slimy Kavu
Slimy Kavu
Slimy KavuSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
170
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target land becomes a swamp until end of turn.

Yavimaya Barbarian
Yavimaya Barbarian
Yavimaya BarbarianSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Barbarian Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
290
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from blue

Raging Kavu
Raging Kavu
Raging KavuSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
R
Number:
262
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and T the turn it comes under your control.)You may play Raging Kavu any time you could play an instant.

Breath of Darigaaz
Breath of Darigaaz
Breath of DarigaazSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Breath of Darigaaz deals 1 damage to each creature without flying and each player. If you paid the kicker cost, Breath of Darigaaz deals 4 damage to each creature without flying and each player instead.

Scorching Lava
Scorching Lava
Scorching LavaSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Kicker R (You may pay an additional R as you play this spell.)Scorching Lava deals 2 damage to target creature or player. If you paid the kicker cost, that creature can't be regenerated this turn and if it would be put into a graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead.

Magma Burst
Magma Burst
Magma BurstSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
66
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice two lands. (You may sacrifice two lands in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Magma Burst deals 3 damage to target creature or player. If you paid the kicker cost, Magma Burst deals 3 damage to another target creature or player.

Obliterate
Obliterate
ObliterateSet: Invasion
Cost:
8
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
156
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Obliterate can't be countered.Destroy all artifacts, creatures, and lands. They can't be regenerated.

Meteor Storm
Meteor Storm
Meteor StormSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
256
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
2RG, Discard two cards at random from your hand: Meteor Storm deals 4 damage to target creature or player.

Explosive Growth
Explosive Growth
Explosive GrowthSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Kicker o5 (You may pay an additional o5 as you play this spell.)Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, that creature gets +5/+5 until end of turn instead.

Gaea’s Might
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive Urge
Aggressive UrgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.Draw a card.

Canopy Surge
Canopy Surge
Canopy SurgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
184
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Canopy Surge deals 1 damage to each creature with flying and each player. If you paid the kicker cost, Canopy Surge deals 4 damage to each creature with flying and each player instead.

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

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


Troy:

Urborg Elf
Urborg Elf
Urborg ElfSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
90
Artist:
Bob Petillo
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
TAP: Add G, U, or B to your mana pool.

Dream Thrush
Dream Thrush
Dream ThrushSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
D.J. Cleland-Hura
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
FlyingT: Target land becomes a land of the basic land type of your choice until end of turn.

Living Airship
Living Airship
Living AirshipSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
C
Number:
28
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying. 2G: Regenerate Living Airship.

Faerie Squadron
Faerie Squadron
Faerie SquadronSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie
Rarity:
C
Number:
58
Artist:
rk post
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker 3U (You may pay an additional 3U as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Faerie Squadron comes into play with two +1/+1 counters on it and has flying.

Nightscape Apprentice
Nightscape Apprentice
Nightscape ApprenticeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
112
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
U, T: Put target creature you control on top of its owner's library.R, T: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.

Phyrexian Battleflies
Phyrexian Battleflies
Phyrexian BattlefliesSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying B: Phyrexian Battleflies gets +1/+0 until end of turn. This ability may be played no more than twice each turn.

Nightscape Familiar
Nightscape Familiar
Nightscape FamiliarSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Blue spells and red spells you play cost 1 less to play. 1B: Regenerate Nightscape Familiar

Urborg Phantom
Urborg Phantom
Urborg PhantomSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Urborg Phantom can't block.U: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by Urborg Phantom this turn.

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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Volcano Imp
Volcano Imp
Volcano ImpSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. 1R: Volcano Imp gains first strike until end of turn.

Duskwalker
Duskwalker
DuskwalkerSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
David Martin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker 3B (You may pay an additional 3B as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Duskwalker comes into play with two +1/+1 counters on it and has Duskwalker can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.

Spiritmonger
Spiritmonger
SpiritmongerSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Whenever Spiritmonger deals damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on Spiritmonger. B: Regenerate Spiritmonger. G: Spiritmonger becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

Confound
Confound
ConfoundSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Doug Chaffee

Repulse
Repulse
RepulseSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Aaron Boyd
Text:
Return target creature to its owner's hand.Draw a card.

Rushing River
Rushing River
Rushing RiverSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
30
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice a land. (You may sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, return another target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.

Cursed Flesh
Cursed Flesh
Cursed FleshSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Enchanted creature gets -1/-1 and cannot be blocked except by artifact creatures and black creatures.

Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic CloudSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Kicker 4 (You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)Target player discards a card from his or her hand. If you paid the kicker cost, that player discards three cards from his or her hand instead.

Soul Burn
Soul Burn
Soul BurnSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Soul Burn deals 1 damage to a single target creature or player for each B or R you pay in addition to the casting cost. Gain 1 life for each B you spend in this way. You cannot gain more life than the toughness of the creature or the total life of the targeted player.

Agonizing Demise
Agonizing Demise
Agonizing DemiseSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.)Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated. If you paid the kicker cost, Agonizing Demise deals damage equal to that creature's power to the creature's controller.

Dead Ringers
Dead Ringers
Dead RingersSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
37
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Destroy two target nonblack creatures unless either one is a color the other isn't. They can't be regenerated.

Annihilate
Annihilate
AnnihilateSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.Draw a card.

Yawgmoth’s Agenda
Sleep
Sleep
SleepSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
71
Artist:
Chris Rahn
Text:
Tap all creatures target player controls. Those creatures don't untap during that player's next untap step.
er’s Robe
7:Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

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

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


Dave (Me):

2:Tidal Visionary
Tidal Visionary
Tidal VisionarySet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
80
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target creature becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

Stormscape Apprentice
Stormscape Apprentice
Stormscape ApprenticeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.B, T: Target player loses 1 life.

Vodalian Serpent
Vodalian Serpent
Vodalian SerpentSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Serpent
Rarity:
C
Number:
86
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Vodalian Serpent can't attack unless defending player controls an island.If you paid the kicker cost, Vodalian Serpent comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it.

Crimson Acolyte
Crimson Acolyte
Crimson AcolyteSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from redW: Target creature gains protection from red until end of turn.

Obsidian Acolyte
Obsidian Acolyte
Obsidian AcolyteSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from blackW: Target creature gains protection from black until end of turn.

Prison Barricade
Prison Barricade
Prison BarricadeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Number:
25
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
(Walls can't attack.)Kicker 1W (You may pay an additional 1W as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Prison Barricade comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it and may attack as though it weren't a Wall.

Angelfire Crusader
Angelfire Crusader
Angelfire CrusaderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
R: Angelfire Crusader gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Aurora Griffin
Aurora Griffin
Aurora GriffinSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
C
Number:
2
Artist:
Ciruelo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. W: Target permanent becomes white until end of turn.

Glimmering Angel
Glimmering Angel
Glimmering AngelSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Ciruelo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying U: Glimmering Angel can't be the target of spells or abilities this turn.

Razorfoot Griffin
Razorfoot Griffin
Razorfoot GriffinSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying, first strike

Kavu Glider
Kavu Glider
Kavu GliderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
64
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
W: Kavu Glider gets +0/+1 until end of turn. U: Kavu Glider gains flying until end of turn.

Kavu Scout
Kavu Scout
Kavu ScoutSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kavu Scout gets +1/+0 for each basic land type among lands you control.

Razorfin Hunter
Razorfin Hunter
Razorfin HunterSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
TAP: Razorfin Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

Riptide Crab
Riptide Crab
Riptide CrabSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Crab
Rarity:
U
Number:
266
Artist:
David Martin
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Attacking doesn't cause Riptide Crab to tap.When Riptide Crab is put into a graveyard from play, draw a card.

Jilt
Jilt
JiltSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.) Return target creature to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, Jilt deals 2 damage to another target creature.

Wash Out
Wash Out
Wash OutSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
87
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Return all permanents of the color of your choice to their owners' hands.

Orim
Orim
OrimSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
5
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
+0
Toughness:
+12
Text:
Your creatures can block as though they had flying.
’s Thunder
Tribal Flames
Tribal Flames
Tribal FlamesSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
176
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Tribal Flames deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is the number of basic land types among lands you control.

Zap
Zap
ZapSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
180
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Zap deals 1 damage to target creature or player.Draw a card.

Wings of Hope
Wings of Hope
Wings of HopeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
289
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+3 and has flying.

Stand/Deliver
Fire/Ice
6:Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

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

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


The individual matches simply weren’t very interesting. Our opponents were all good people, with no bizarre or wacky events occurring along the way to make for an interesting tale. The games were pretty dull, at least for me, as I simply won in most matchups versus decks playing colors that made my Acolytes strong, and lost otherwise. I can think of no really interesting plays or turns of events that couldn’t just be described as one deck rolling over another. The sub optimal builds for our decks really hurt us, and we finished a disappointing 4-3-1, which is far from what we were shooting for.

So, what should we have done different in deck construction? When I got home and laid out the cards to try to figure out the answer to that very question, it didn’t take long to discover a much better set of builds for our card pool. Our first choices for color combinations (the colors we abandoned to build the sub-optimal decks we ended up playing) were quite close to what we should have made our final decision. Unfortunately, by not having the green spread out, we had not realized the depth of green fat that could be spread to multiple decks, nor did we realize that a simply green-red deck would be very top-heavy in the mana curve. Because we didn’t see the green that was available for my deck to work with, and because the blue bounce that belonged in my card pool was sitting in Troy’s, due to the black that belonged in his deck being assigned to Travis’s, giving Travis far too many playable cards for one deck, my deck looked very weak, when just a few adjustments could have made it much stronger. The decks that became obvious after a more thorough review of the card pool are as follows:

Nightscape Apprentice
Nightscape Apprentice
Nightscape ApprenticeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
112
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
U, T: Put target creature you control on top of its owner's library.R, T: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.

Phyrexian Battleflies
Phyrexian Battleflies
Phyrexian BattlefliesSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying B: Phyrexian Battleflies gets +1/+0 until end of turn. This ability may be played no more than twice each turn.

Tidal Visionary
Tidal Visionary
Tidal VisionarySet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
80
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target creature becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

2:Nightscape Familiar
Nightscape Familiar
Nightscape FamiliarSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Blue spells and red spells you play cost 1 less to play. 1B: Regenerate Nightscape Familiar

Vodalian Hypnotist
Vodalian Hypnotist
Vodalian HypnotistSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
84
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
2B, T: Target player discards a card from his or her hand. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

Razorfin Hunter
Razorfin Hunter
Razorfin HunterSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
TAP: Razorfin Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

Kavu Glider
Kavu Glider
Kavu GliderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
64
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
W: Kavu Glider gets +0/+1 until end of turn. U: Kavu Glider gains flying until end of turn.

Volcano Imp
Volcano Imp
Volcano ImpSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. 1R: Volcano Imp gains first strike until end of turn.

Zombie Boa
Zombie Boa
Zombie BoaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
1B: Choose a color. Whenever Zombie Boa becomes blocked by a creature of that color this turn, destroy that creature. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

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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Duskwalker
Duskwalker
DuskwalkerSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
David Martin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker 3B (You may pay an additional 3B as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Duskwalker comes into play with two +1/+1 counters on it and has Duskwalker can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.

Breath of Darigaaz
Breath of Darigaaz
Breath of DarigaazSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Breath of Darigaaz deals 1 damage to each creature without flying and each player. If you paid the kicker cost, Breath of Darigaaz deals 4 damage to each creature without flying and each player instead.

Fire/Ice
Jilt
Jilt
JiltSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.) Return target creature to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, Jilt deals 2 damage to another target creature.

2:Sleep
Sleep
SleepSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
71
Artist:
Chris Rahn
Text:
Tap all creatures target player controls. Those creatures don't untap during that player's next untap step.
er’s Robe
Soul Burn
Soul Burn
Soul BurnSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Soul Burn deals 1 damage to a single target creature or player for each B or R you pay in addition to the casting cost. Gain 1 life for each B you spend in this way. You cannot gain more life than the toughness of the creature or the total life of the targeted player.

Agonizing Demise
Agonizing Demise
Agonizing DemiseSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.)Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated. If you paid the kicker cost, Agonizing Demise deals damage equal to that creature's power to the creature's controller.

Dead Ringers
Dead Ringers
Dead RingersSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
37
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Destroy two target nonblack creatures unless either one is a color the other isn't. They can't be regenerated.

Annihilate
Annihilate
AnnihilateSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.Draw a card.

Yawgmoth’s Agenda
Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic CloudSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Kicker 4 (You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)Target player discards a card from his or her hand. If you paid the kicker cost, that player discards three cards from his or her hand instead.

Plague Spores
Plague Spores
Plague SporesSet: Invasion
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
260
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature and target land. They can't be regenerated.

Sulfur Vent
Sulfur Vent
Sulfur VentSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
328
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Sulfur Vent comes into play tapped.T: Add B to your mana pool.T, Sacrifice Sulfur Vent: Add UR to your mana pool.

Crosis’s Catacombs
6:Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

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

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


This deck is very solid – decent creatures, good removal in both black and red (not to mention Jilt
Jilt
JiltSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.) Return target creature to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, Jilt deals 2 damage to another target creature.
, the blue removal) to even get around Acolytes, and card advantage from Yawgmoth’s Agenda, Sleep
Sleep
SleepSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
71
Artist:
Chris Rahn
Text:
Tap all creatures target player controls. Those creatures don't untap during that player's next untap step.
er’s Robe, and Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic CloudSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Kicker 4 (You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)Target player discards a card from his or her hand. If you paid the kicker cost, that player discards three cards from his or her hand instead.
. This deck could have been a real monster for us.

Nomadic Elf
Nomadic Elf
Nomadic ElfSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
D.J. Cleland-Hura
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1G: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Quirion Explorer
Quirion Explorer
Quirion ExplorerSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
90
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add to your mana pool one mana of any color that a land an opponent controls could produce.

Thunderscape Familiar
Thunderscape Familiar
Thunderscape FamiliarSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
First Strike. Black spells and green spells you play cost 1 less to play.

Yavimaya Barbarian
Yavimaya Barbarian
Yavimaya BarbarianSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Barbarian Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
290
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from blue

Kavu Scout
Kavu Scout
Kavu ScoutSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
151
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kavu Scout gets +1/+0 for each basic land type among lands you control.

Alpha Kavu
Alpha Kavu
Alpha KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
77
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1G: Target Kavu gets -1/+1 until end of turn.

Raging Kavu
Raging Kavu
Raging KavuSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
R
Number:
262
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and T the turn it comes under your control.)You may play Raging Kavu any time you could play an instant.

Quirion Trailblazer
Quirion Trailblazer
Quirion TrailblazerSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
205
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Quirion Trailblazer comes into play, you may search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. If you do, shuffle your library.

Thunderscape Battlemage
Thunderscape Battlemage
Thunderscape BattlemageSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Mike Ploog
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 1B and/or G. When Thunderscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the 1B kicker cost, target player discards two cards from his or her hand. When Thunderscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the G kicker cost, destroy

Serpentine Kavu
Serpentine Kavu
Serpentine KavuSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
211
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
R: Serpentine Kavu gains haste until end of turn. (It may attack and T the turn it comes under your control.)

Kavu Chameleon
Kavu Chameleon
Kavu ChameleonSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
191
Artist:
John Howe
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Kavu Chameleon can't be countered.G: Kavu Chameleon becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

Kavu Climber
Kavu Climber
Kavu ClimberSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
192
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Kavu Climber comes into play, draw a card.

Spiritmonger
Spiritmonger
SpiritmongerSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Whenever Spiritmonger deals damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on Spiritmonger. B: Regenerate Spiritmonger. G: Spiritmonger becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

Explosive Growth
Explosive Growth
Explosive GrowthSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
Kicker o5 (You may pay an additional o5 as you play this spell.)Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, that creature gets +5/+5 until end of turn instead.

Gaea’s Might
Canopy Surge
Canopy Surge
Canopy SurgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
184
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Canopy Surge deals 1 damage to each creature with flying and each player. If you paid the kicker cost, Canopy Surge deals 4 damage to each creature with flying and each player instead.

Tribal Flames
Tribal Flames
Tribal FlamesSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
176
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Tribal Flames deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is the number of basic land types among lands you control.

Scorching Lava
Scorching Lava
Scorching LavaSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Kicker R (You may pay an additional R as you play this spell.)Scorching Lava deals 2 damage to target creature or player. If you paid the kicker cost, that creature can't be regenerated this turn and if it would be put into a graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead.

Meteor Storm
Meteor Storm
Meteor StormSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
256
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
2RG, Discard two cards at random from your hand: Meteor Storm deals 4 damage to target creature or player.

Zap
Zap
ZapSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
180
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Zap deals 1 damage to target creature or player.Draw a card.

Darigaaz’s Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
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Magma Burst
Magma Burst
Magma BurstSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
66
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice two lands. (You may sacrifice two lands in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Magma Burst deals 3 damage to target creature or player. If you paid the kicker cost, Magma Burst deals 3 damage to another target creature or player.

Plague Spores
Plague Spores
Plague SporesSet: Invasion
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
260
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature and target land. They can't be regenerated.

2:Geothermal Crevice
Geothermal Crevice
Geothermal CreviceSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
323
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Geothermal Crevice comes into play tapped.T: Add R to your mana pool.T, Sacrifice Geothermal Crevice: Add BG to your mana pool.

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

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

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


Look at the big beasts in this deck, backed up by solid removal. This deck could have left some serious footprints across our opponents’ faces.

Tidal Visionary
Tidal Visionary
Tidal VisionarySet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
80
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target creature becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

Stormscape Apprentice
Stormscape Apprentice
Stormscape ApprenticeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.B, T: Target player loses 1 life.

Thornscape Apprentice
Thornscape Apprentice
Thornscape ApprenticeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
215
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target creature.R, T: Target creature gains first strike until end of turn.

Prison Barricade
Prison Barricade
Prison BarricadeSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Number:
25
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
(Walls can't attack.)Kicker 1W (You may pay an additional 1W as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Prison Barricade comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it and may attack as though it weren't a Wall.

Crimson Acolyte
Crimson Acolyte
Crimson AcolyteSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from redW: Target creature gains protection from red until end of turn.

Obsidian Acolyte
Obsidian Acolyte
Obsidian AcolyteSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from blackW: Target creature gains protection from black until end of turn.

Kavu Titan
Kavu Titan
Kavu TitanSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
R
Number:
194
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 2G (You may pay an additional 2G as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Kavu Titan comes into play with three +1/+1 counters on it and has trample.

Amphibious Kavu
Amphibious Kavu
Amphibious KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Amphibious Kavu blocks or becomes blocked by one or more blue and/or black creatures, Amphibious Kavu gets +3/+3 until end of turn.

Penumbra Bobcat
Penumbra Bobcat
Penumbra BobcatSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
82
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Penumbra Bobcat is put into a graveyard from play, put a 2/1 black Cat creature token into play.

Riptide Crab
Riptide Crab
Riptide CrabSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Crab
Rarity:
U
Number:
266
Artist:
David Martin
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Attacking doesn't cause Riptide Crab to tap.When Riptide Crab is put into a graveyard from play, draw a card.

Razorfoot Griffin
Razorfoot Griffin
Razorfoot GriffinSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying, first strike

Aurora Griffin
Aurora Griffin
Aurora GriffinSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Griffin
Rarity:
C
Number:
2
Artist:
Ciruelo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying. W: Target permanent becomes white until end of turn.

Living Airship
Living Airship
Living AirshipSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
C
Number:
28
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying. 2G: Regenerate Living Airship.

Glimmering Angel
Glimmering Angel
Glimmering AngelSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Ciruelo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying U: Glimmering Angel can't be the target of spells or abilities this turn.

Stone Kavu
Stone Kavu
Stone KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
R: Stone Kavu gets +1/+0 until end of turn. W: Stone Kavu gets +0/+1 until end of turn.

Faerie Squadron
Faerie Squadron
Faerie SquadronSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie
Rarity:
C
Number:
58
Artist:
rk post
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker 3U (You may pay an additional 3U as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Faerie Squadron comes into play with two +1/+1 counters on it and has flying.

Vodalian Serpent
Vodalian Serpent
Vodalian SerpentSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Serpent
Rarity:
C
Number:
86
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Vodalian Serpent can't attack unless defending player controls an island.If you paid the kicker cost, Vodalian Serpent comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it.

Worldly Counsel
Worldly Counsel
Worldly CounselSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
89
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
Look at the top X cards of your library, where X is the number of basic land types among lands you control. Put one of those cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library.

Confound
Confound
ConfoundSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Doug Chaffee

Stand/Deliver
Repulse
Repulse
RepulseSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Aaron Boyd
Text:
Return target creature to its owner's hand.Draw a card.

Rushing River
Rushing River
Rushing RiverSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
30
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice a land. (You may sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, return another target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.

Wash Out
Wash Out
Wash OutSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
87
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Return all permanents of the color of your choice to their owners' hands.

Elfhame Palace
Elfhame Palace
Elfhame PalaceSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
322
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
Elfhame Palace comes into play tapped.T: Add G or W to your mana pool.

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

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

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


The weakest of the three decks, this deck still has a clear path to victory and good cards to support that plan. This deck has a good share of flyers to fly over for the win, while stalling the ground with tappers, fatties, and bounce. Even as the weakest deck in the group, this deck should have been capable of a winning record, earning plenty of wins to support the better two decks in a top-2 bid at this tournament.

Not every player likes to run out and write a report about how his team managed to screw up a PTQ, but I hope that some readers will find this report useful. Just a simple, procedural error, shortcutting into deck construction before a thorough review of the card pool was completed, cost us huge at this tournament. Every little thing counts when tournament-time comes – make sure you do things right, so that you don’t get stuck in Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda Land like we did for this PTQ.

Good Luck!


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