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CardShark Content - Dwayne Hunter (3/16/2004)

Welcome. I'm here to introduce a completely new form of Control. Sadly it is
extended due to the Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.
s and the lack of an effective T2 card to
replace it. Since the dawn of time Control has been related to counterspells
and mass destruction spells. But with this new discovery of mine the
dictionary definition of control will be better suited. The win condition of
this deck is amazingly a .50c rare known as Shared Fate
Shared Fate
Shared FateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
If a player would draw a card, that player removes the top card of an opponent's library from the game face down instead. Each player may look at and play cards he or she removed from the game with Shared Fate as though they were in his or her hand.
. The idea behind the
deck is to basically switch decks with your opponent by getting rid of their
hand and using Shared Fate
Shared Fate
Shared FateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
If a player would draw a card, that player removes the top card of an opponent's library from the game face down instead. Each player may look at and play cards he or she removed from the game with Shared Fate as though they were in his or her hand.
to have each player play cards from their
opponent's deck. I Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle BoxSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
315
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player counts the cards in his or her hand, puts them on the bottom of his or her library, and then draws that many cards.
to get rid of hands, though there are
other alternitives such as Temporal Cascade
Temporal Cascade
Temporal CascadeSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
52
Artist:
Puddnhead
Text:
Choose one - Each player shuffles his or her hand and graveyard into his or her library; or each player draws seven cards. Entwine 2 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
, though it costs quite a bit.
I'll kick this off by supplying you with a decklist and then explaining from
their each card's purpose in the deck.

Land: (45)
21x Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

16x Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

4x City of Brass
City of Brass
City of BrassSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
Whenever City of Brass becomes tapped, it deals 1 damage to you.T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

4x Grand Coliseum
Grand Coliseum
Grand ColiseumSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
319
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Grand Coliseum comes into play tapped. T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Grand Coliseum deals 1 damage to you.


Creatures: (0)
0x Nothing

Spells: (15)
3x Shared Fate
Shared Fate
Shared FateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
If a player would draw a card, that player removes the top card of an opponent's library from the game face down instead. Each player may look at and play cards he or she removed from the game with Shared Fate as though they were in his or her hand.

4x Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle BoxSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
315
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player counts the cards in his or her hand, puts them on the bottom of his or her library, and then draws that many cards.

4x Extraplanar Lens
Extraplanar Lens
Extraplanar LensSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
169
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Text:
Imprint|When Extraplanar Lens comes into play, you may remove target land you control from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a land with the same name as the imprinted card is tapped for mana, its controller adds one mana to his or her mana pool of any type that land produced.

4x Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.


Sideboard: (0)
There Is No Real Need For A Sideboard, Nor Is There Anything I Can Think Of
to Include In One Mainly Because You're Trying To Get A Hold of Your
Opponents Deck, Not Make Yours More Effective Against His.

There you have it. I know you guys are trippin' on the 45 lands, but that is
the biggest and one of the most important parts of the deck. You don't want
to leave your opponent with jack when you guys switch decks. That is why you
use cards like Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.
to search your deck for Extraplanar
Lens/Shared Fate
Shared Fate
Shared FateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
If a player would draw a card, that player removes the top card of an opponent's library from the game face down instead. Each player may look at and play cards he or she removed from the game with Shared Fate as though they were in his or her hand.
.

21x Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s - This and the Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
s are completely interchangable. You just
want a great number of one type of land so that when you lay Explanar Lens
and imprint a land you have an ungodly amount of mana.

16x Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
- This is what is used to cast Shared Fate
Shared Fate
Shared FateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
If a player would draw a card, that player removes the top card of an opponent's library from the game face down instead. Each player may look at and play cards he or she removed from the game with Shared Fate as though they were in his or her hand.
, of course. There are
so many to ensure that you top deck at least one, which I can gaurantee you
will.

4x City of Brass
City of Brass
City of BrassSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
Whenever City of Brass becomes tapped, it deals 1 damage to you.T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
- This is one of your mana sources that help you along when
you first make the deck transition so that you aren't mana screwed. Grand
Coliseum serves the same purpose.

4x Grand Coliseum
Grand Coliseum
Grand ColiseumSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
319
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Grand Coliseum comes into play tapped. T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Grand Coliseum deals 1 damage to you.
- See Above.

3x Shared Fate
Shared Fate
Shared FateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
If a player would draw a card, that player removes the top card of an opponent's library from the game face down instead. Each player may look at and play cards he or she removed from the game with Shared Fate as though they were in his or her hand.
- This is the basis of this deck. You cast it to basically
switch decks with your opponent and leave him with your dead deck. Once this
deck becomes popular (I hope it will ^_^) your opponent will learn to scoop
fast once you play this along with Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle BoxSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
315
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player counts the cards in his or her hand, puts them on the bottom of his or her library, and then draws that many cards.
. Your opponent better
pray he has the open mana and the card to counter this deadly combo.

4x Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle BoxSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
315
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player counts the cards in his or her hand, puts them on the bottom of his or her library, and then draws that many cards.
- This is used to get finish off the deck transition.
By forcing your opponent to get rid of his hand he can not destroy Shared
Fate or any other cards you have on the field. You may have to discard your
hand, but this can even be an advantage. Especially against decks like
Affinity.

4x Extraplanar Lens
Extraplanar Lens
Extraplanar LensSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
169
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Text:
Imprint|When Extraplanar Lens comes into play, you may remove target land you control from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a land with the same name as the imprinted card is tapped for mana, its controller adds one mana to his or her mana pool of any type that land produced.
- This is used for massive mana exceleration. You need
to be able to execute Shared Fate
Shared Fate
Shared FateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
If a player would draw a card, that player removes the top card of an opponent's library from the game face down instead. Each player may look at and play cards he or she removed from the game with Shared Fate as though they were in his or her hand.
and Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle BoxSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
315
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player counts the cards in his or her hand, puts them on the bottom of his or her library, and then draws that many cards.
by your 4-5 turn
and with multiples of this card it is MORE than common.

4x Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.
- It's pretty obvious what this card is used for. You
search your deck for needed cards such as Shared Fate
Shared Fate
Shared FateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
If a player would draw a card, that player removes the top card of an opponent's library from the game face down instead. Each player may look at and play cards he or she removed from the game with Shared Fate as though they were in his or her hand.
/Extraplanar
Lens/Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle Box
Teferi's Puzzle BoxSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
315
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player counts the cards in his or her hand, puts them on the bottom of his or her library, and then draws that many cards.
. I generally try to get Extraplanar Lens
Extraplanar Lens
Extraplanar LensSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
169
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Text:
Imprint|When Extraplanar Lens comes into play, you may remove target land you control from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a land with the same name as the imprinted card is tapped for mana, its controller adds one mana to his or her mana pool of any type that land produced.
out on the
field first, but what you want to do is entirely up to you.

A Note: Some people may be wondering why Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic TutorSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Rick Farrell
Text:
Search your library for a card, and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
isn't in this deck.
Simple. It is because we don't want our opponents drawing it and then
playing it to search their library for a win condition card.

Well, there you have it. I hope this deck will catch on because it is very
fun and amazingly effective for its looks.


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