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CardShark Content - Derek Thomas (5/24/2004)

I'm sure we would love to be in this position: 2: Timberwatch Elves, with a Heedless One
Heedless One
Heedless OneSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Avatar
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample. Heedless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves in play.
attacking, and a Wirewood Pride
Wirewood Pride
Wirewood PrideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
303
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of Elves in play.
in your hand, with a Ambush Commander
Ambush Commander
Ambush CommanderSet: Scourge
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
R
Number:
111
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Forests you control are 1/1 Green elf creatures that are still land.
1G , Sacrifice an elf : Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
in play.

This can all happen in 5-6 turns! Elves are strong, fast, and vicious. Although some people would say that goblins would burn the elves (which may happen), but you just use Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch ElfSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of
Elves in play.
to strengthen the creatures. The following deck gets rid of artifacts like crazy, (so don't worry about ravager) and kills big and small creatures. Hope you like the deck:

(40)green
4: Heedless One
Heedless One
Heedless OneSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Avatar
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample. Heedless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves in play.

4: Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch ElfSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of
Elves in play.

2: Elvish Vanguard
Elvish Vanguard
Elvish VanguardSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
R
Number:
259
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever another Elf comes into play, put a +1/+1 counter on Elvish Vanguard.

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

3: Ambush Commander
Ambush Commander
Ambush CommanderSet: Scourge
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
R
Number:
111
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Forests you control are 1/1 Green elf creatures that are still land.
1G , Sacrifice an elf : Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.

2: One with Nature
One with Nature
One with NatureSet: Scourge
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
125
Artist:
Darren Bader
Text:
When enchanted creature deals combat damage to a playe,r you may search your library for a basic land and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

2: Elvish Pioneer
Elvish Pioneer
Elvish PioneerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
257
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Elvish Pioneer comes into play, you may put a basic land card from your hand into play tapped.

3: Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Birds of ParadiseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mana Birds
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.

4: Elvish Champion
Elvish Champion
Elvish ChampionSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
186
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Elves get +1/+1 and have forestwalk. (They're unblockable as long as defending player controls a forest.)

4: Might of Oaks
Might of Oaks
Might of OaksSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets +7/+7 until end of turn.

3: Wirewood Pride
Wirewood Pride
Wirewood PrideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
303
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of Elves in play.

2: Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

2: Wood Elves
Wood Elves
Wood ElvesSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elves
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Wood Elves comes into play, search your library for a forest card and put that forest into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.

2: Wing Snare
Wing Snare
Wing SnareSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
117
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Destroy target creature with flying.


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


This deck is almost guaranteed to draw a Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch ElfSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of
Elves in play.
, Elvish Champion
Elvish Champion
Elvish ChampionSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
186
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Elves get +1/+1 and have forestwalk. (They're unblockable as long as defending player controls a forest.)
, Might of Oaks
Might of Oaks
Might of OaksSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets +7/+7 until end of turn.
, or a Heedless One
Heedless One
Heedless OneSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Avatar
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample. Heedless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves in play.
. All of these cards are great cards in this type of a deck, and I have won a few games. The point of this deck is to draw a big card like Heedless One
Heedless One
Heedless OneSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Avatar
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample. Heedless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves in play.
, then draw Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch ElfSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of
Elves in play.
to pump up the Heedless One
Heedless One
Heedless OneSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Avatar
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample. Heedless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves in play.
, and then once he gets through use Might of Oaks
Might of Oaks
Might of OaksSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets +7/+7 until end of turn.
to finish him. Take 4 damage? Sure. Not against this deck! Below is the importance of the cards:

Heedless One
Heedless One
Heedless OneSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Avatar
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample. Heedless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves in play.
: this card is great in this deck, because by the time it's in the field it's a 4/4 or above. This card is usually your finishing attacker since it has trample and any extra damage is spilled over.
Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch ElfSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of
Elves in play.
: In an elf deck you better have this in it! You can strengthen your elves immensely to finish off your opponent and his creatures.
Elvish Vanguard
Elvish Vanguard
Elvish VanguardSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
R
Number:
259
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever another Elf comes into play, put a +1/+1 counter on Elvish Vanguard.
: Some people like Heedless One
Heedless One
Heedless OneSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Avatar
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample. Heedless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves in play.
better, but if you can get this out early it may end up being better than Heedless One
Heedless One
Heedless OneSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Avatar
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample. Heedless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves in play.
! The low cost of two mana helps you a lot as well.
Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
: An excellent way of getting rid of artifacts and enchantments. I have grown particularly fond of this card against ravagers, but it can help you any way you'd like.
Ambush Commander
Ambush Commander
Ambush CommanderSet: Scourge
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
R
Number:
111
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Forests you control are 1/1 Green elf creatures that are still land.
1G , Sacrifice an elf : Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
: this card will help you either win or lose. It will definitely give you an army of 1/1s, but if they are playing goblins they'll just burn all of your lands. Watch if you want to play this card. The ability is helpful because you just wait till one elf gets through, then sacrifice all of your lands to pump the one that got through.
One with Nature
One with Nature
One with NatureSet: Scourge
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
125
Artist:
Darren Bader
Text:
When enchanted creature deals combat damage to a playe,r you may search your library for a basic land and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
: This card is good but not great in this deck. The ability of a Rampant Growth
Rampant Growth
Rampant GrowthSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Tom Kyffin
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
is good but if you attach it to a creature like Heedless One
Heedless One
Heedless OneSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Avatar
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample. Heedless One's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Elves in play.
it is great. You may not need the extra mana but you can play elves more rapidly which is the key to this deck.
Elvish Pioneer
Elvish Pioneer
Elvish PioneerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
257
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Elvish Pioneer comes into play, you may put a basic land card from your hand into play tapped.
: a good turn one elf that speeds up mana for no cost is great. This card will really help you get combos out early to finish your opponent faster.
Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Birds of ParadiseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mana Birds
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
: It may be expensive to buy but if you have them they work great with this deck. This, Elvish Pioneer
Elvish Pioneer
Elvish PioneerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
257
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Elvish Pioneer comes into play, you may put a basic land card from your hand into play tapped.
, and Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
will help you play combos on turn 3-4.
Elvish Champion
Elvish Champion
Elvish ChampionSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
186
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Elves get +1/+1 and have forestwalk. (They're unblockable as long as defending player controls a forest.)
: This card will either strengthen your elves, make them unblockable, or both. Even if your opponent isn't playing green you still strengthen your elves!
Might of Oaks
Might of Oaks
Might of OaksSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets +7/+7 until end of turn.
: What is the big deal 3 damage, so what I'll take it, BAM, as might of oaks hits the table. This card will almost always finish your opponent by taking an extra seven damage.
Wirewood Pride
Wirewood Pride
Wirewood PrideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
303
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of Elves in play.
: This card may not have the power of Might of Oaks
Might of Oaks
Might of OaksSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets +7/+7 until end of turn.
but its only one mana! Some people prefer Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.
which is fine by me, but I tend to win with this card more often.
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
: This card is sometimes too much mana but it does help play 2-3 elves a turn and I seem to be more fond of it then Rampant Growth
Rampant Growth
Rampant GrowthSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Tom Kyffin
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
.
Wood Elves
Wood Elves
Wood ElvesSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elves
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Wood Elves comes into play, search your library for a forest card and put that forest into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
: Once again another way to play more elves, maybe in the same turn!
Wing Snare
Wing Snare
Wing SnareSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
117
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Destroy target creature with flying.
: One of my personal favorites, this card can help you kill any creature that is flying over your elves. This card has saved me from numerous creatures including Exalted Angel
Exalted Angel
Exalted AngelSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. Whenever Exalted Angel deals damage, you gain that much life. Morph 2WW (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
!

This deck stands against all decks, with the exception of goblins, at a good chance of winning. Against any type of burn deck this deck will have a tough time but might pull through.

This deck is a lot of fun to play and is pretty good at doing as the title says (block or die). Hope you enjoyed my article.


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