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Condition of the Legacy Metagame - Gage Hughes (5/20/2012)

So this past Friday I played Legacy instead of FNM. Of course the foil Dismember
Dismember
DismemberSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
11
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
({(b/p)} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.) Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.
would have been awesome to have but I don't have many chances to play my favorite format. Overall I feel like Legacy is the most fun because you can do almost anything. You can even play a stompy green deck and do well. I want to break the format down into four sections; combo, aggro, control and hybrid.


COMBO

High Tide
High Tide
High TideSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Drew Tucker
Text:
Until end of turn, all islands produce an additional U when tapped for mana.

Spells
3 Candelabra of Tawnos
Candelabra of Tawnos
Candelabra of TawnosSet: Antiquities
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Mono Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
X: Untap X separate lands.

4 Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

3 Cunning Wish
Cunning Wish
Cunning WishSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
Jim Nelson

Text:
Choose an instant you own from outside the game, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Remove Cunning Wish from the game.

1 Flusterstorm
Flusterstorm
FlusterstormSet: Commander
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
46
Artist:
Erica Yang
Text:
Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays {1}. Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

4 Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.

4 High Tide
High Tide
High TideSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Drew Tucker
Text:
Until end of turn, all islands produce an additional U when tapped for mana.

3 Meditate
Meditate
MeditateSet: Oversize Cards
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Skip your next turn: Draw four cards.

1 Pact of Negation
Pact of Negation
Pact of NegationSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Jason Chan
Text:
Pact of Negation is blue.
Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay 3UU. If you don't, you lose the game.

1 Snap
Snap
SnapSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
Return target creature to owner's hand. Untap up to two lands.

3 Turnabout
Turnabout
TurnaboutSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
105
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Tap or untap all artifacts, creatures, or lands target player controls.

4 Merchant Scroll
Merchant Scroll
Merchant ScrollSet: Homelands
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Text:
Search your library for a blue instant or interrupt. Reveal that card to all players and put it into your hand. Reshuffle your library afterwards.

4 Ponder
Ponder
PonderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library. Draw a card.

3 Preordain
Preordain
PreordainSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Text:
Scry 2, then draw a card. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

4 Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.


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

2 Flooded Strand
Flooded Strand
Flooded StrandSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
316
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a plains or island card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.

2 Polluted Delta
Polluted Delta
Polluted DeltaSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
321
Artist:
Land
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an island or swamp card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library. Rob Alexander

2 Scalding Tarn
Scalding Tarn
Scalding TarnSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
223
Artist:
Philip Straub
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.


Sideboard
3 Tormod's Crypt
Tormod's Crypt
Tormod's CryptSet: Chronicles
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
T: Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt to remove all cards in target player's graveyard from the game.

1 Blue Sun's Zenith
Blue Sun's Zenith
Blue Sun's ZenithSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
20
Artist:
Izzy
Text:
Target player draws X cards. Shuffle Blue Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.

1 Brain Freeze
Brain Freeze
Brain FreezeSet: Scourge
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
29
Text:
Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Storm

2 Flusterstorm
Flusterstorm
FlusterstormSet: Commander
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
46
Artist:
Erica Yang
Text:
Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays {1}. Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

1 Meditate
Meditate
MeditateSet: Oversize Cards
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Skip your next turn: Draw four cards.

2 Pact of Negation
Pact of Negation
Pact of NegationSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Jason Chan
Text:
Pact of Negation is blue.
Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay 3UU. If you don't, you lose the game.

1 Ravenous Trap
Ravenous Trap
Ravenous TrapSet: Zendikar
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Trap
Rarity:
U
Number:
109
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
If an opponent had three or more cards put into his or her graveyard from anywhere this turn, you may pay {0} rather than pay Ravenous Trap's mana cost. Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

1 Rebuild
Rebuild
RebuildSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Text:
Return all artifacts to owners' hands.Cycling 2 (You may pay 2 and discard this card from your hand to draw a card. Play this ability as an instant.)

1 Turnabout
Turnabout
TurnaboutSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
105
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Tap or untap all artifacts, creatures, or lands target player controls.

2 Wipe Away
Wipe Away
Wipe AwaySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Return target permanent to its owner's hand.


In more than one person's opinion this is the best combo deck in the format, and it will always be the best. It is extremely well positioned in the metagame right now because Maverick is the most popular deck, with Esper Stoneblade being second. This deck does a fantastic job of fighting through the Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.
s that Stoneblade contains and the Thalias and Teegs in Maverick. The point of this deck is to play High Tide
High Tide
High TideSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Drew Tucker
Text:
Until end of turn, all islands produce an additional U when tapped for mana.
and cycle through draw spells and Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
s until you can storm your opponent's library away with Brain Freeze
Brain Freeze
Brain FreezeSet: Scourge
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
29
Text:
Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Storm
, or in some cases (especially if you are playing Candelabra) you can just Blue Sun's Zenith
Blue Sun's Zenith
Blue Sun's ZenithSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
20
Artist:
Izzy
Text:
Target player draws X cards. Shuffle Blue Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.
them out of the game. The only hard cards in this deck to get are the Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.
s, Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
s and Candelabras. The reason that the Flooded Strand
Flooded Strand
Flooded StrandSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
316
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a plains or island card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.
and Polluted Delta
Polluted Delta
Polluted DeltaSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
321
Artist:
Land
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an island or swamp card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library. Rob Alexander
aren't hard to get is because you can just play a 3/3 split between Scalding Tarn
Scalding Tarn
Scalding TarnSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
223
Artist:
Philip Straub
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
and Misty Rainforest
Misty Rainforest
Misty RainforestSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
220
Artist:
Shelly Wan
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
. You're welcome.
Status: Playable


Dredge
Dredge
DredgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
103
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Sacrifice a creature or land.Draw a card.

Creatures
1 Angel of Despair
Angel of Despair
Angel of DespairSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Angel of Despair comes into play, destroy target permanent.

1 Flayer of the Hatebound
Flayer of the Hatebound
Flayer of the HateboundSet: Dark Ascension
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Devil
Rarity:
R
Number:
89
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.) Whenever Flayer of the Hatebound or another creature enters the battlefield from your graveyard, that creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.

4 Golgari Grave-Troll
3 Golgari Thug
Golgari Thug
Golgari ThugSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Warrior
Rarity:
U
Number:
87
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Golgari Thug is put into a graveyard from play, put target creature card in your graveyard on top of your library. Dredge 4 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly four cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

2 Ichorid
Ichorid
IchoridSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
65
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste. At end of turn, sacrifice Ichorid. At the beginning of your upkeep, if Ichorid is in your graveyard, you may remove a black creature card in your graveyard other than Ichorid from the game. If you do, return Ichorid to play.

4 Narcomoeba
Narcomoeba
NarcomoebaSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
U
Number:
54
Artist:
Matt Stewart
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it into play.

4 Putrid Imp
Putrid Imp
Putrid ImpSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
77
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Putrid Imp gains flying until end of turn. Threshold - Putrid Imp gets +1/+1 and can't block.

4 Stinkweed Imp
Stinkweed Imp
Stinkweed ImpSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
107
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Whenever Stinkweed Imp deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature. Dredge 5 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly five cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)


Spells
4 Lion's Eye Diamond
Lion's Eye Diamond
Lion's Eye DiamondSet: Mirage
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Margaret Organ-Kean
Text:
Sacrifice Lion's Eye Diamond,Discard your hand: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.

4 Bridge From Below
1 Dark Blast
3 Breakthrough
Breakthrough
BreakthroughSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
26
Text:
Draw four cards, then choose X cards in your hand and discard the rest from it.

3 Cabal Therapy
Cabal Therapy
Cabal TherapySet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
62
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
Name a nonland card. Target player reveals his or her hand and discards from it all cards with that name. Flashback - Sacrifice a creature.

3 Careful Study
Careful Study
Careful StudySet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Draw two cards, then discard two cards from your hand.

3 Dread Return
Dread Return
Dread ReturnSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
104
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Flashback-Sacrifice three creatures. (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

4 Faithless Looting
Faithless Looting
Faithless LootingSet: Dark Ascension
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Draw two cards, then discard two cards. Flashback {2}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)


Lands
4 Cephalid Coliseum
Cephalid Coliseum
Cephalid ColiseumSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
317
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Tap: Add U to your mana pool. Cephalid Coliseum deals 1 damage to you. Threshold - U, Tap, Sacifice Cephalid Coliseum: Target player draws three cards, then discards three cards from his or her hand. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

4 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.

4 Gemstone Mine
Gemstone Mine
Gemstone MineSet: Weatherlight
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brom
Text:
When Gemstone Mine comes into play, put three mining counters on it.tap, Remove a mining counter from Gemstone Mine: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. If there are no mining counters on Gemstone Mine, bury it.

1 Tarnished Citadel
Tarnished Citadel
Tarnished CitadelSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
329
Artist:
David Martin
Text:
Tap: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. Tap: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Tarnished Citadel deals 3 damage to you.


Sideboard
1 Flame-Kin Zealot
2 Ichorid
Ichorid
IchoridSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
65
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste. At end of turn, sacrifice Ichorid. At the beginning of your upkeep, if Ichorid is in your graveyard, you may remove a black creature card in your graveyard other than Ichorid from the game. If you do, return Ichorid to play.

3 TGV5bGluZSBvZiB0aGUgVoid
Void
VoidSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
287
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Choose a number. Destroy all artifacts and creatures with converted mana cost equal to that number. Then target player reveals his or her hand and discards from it all nonland cards with converted mana cost equal to the number.

3 Chain of Vapor
Chain of Vapor
Chain of VaporSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
73
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. Then that permanent's controller may sacrifice a land. If the player does, he or she may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.

3 Firestorm
Firestorm
FirestormSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Choose and discard X cards: Firestorm deals X damage to each of X target creatures and/or players.

1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Elesh Norn, Grand CenobiteSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Praetor
Rarity:
M
Number:
9
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
4
Toughness:
7
Text:
Vigilance Other creatures you control get +2/+2. Creatures your opponents control get -2/-2.

1 Iona, Shield of Emeria
Iona, Shield of Emeria
Iona, Shield of EmeriaSet: Zendikar
Cost:
9
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
M
Number:
13
Artist:
Jason Chan
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Flying As Iona, Shield of Emeria enters the battlefield, choose a color. Your opponents can't cast spells of the chosen color.

1 Cabal Therapy
Cabal Therapy
Cabal TherapySet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
62
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
Name a nonland card. Target player reveals his or her hand and discards from it all cards with that name. Flashback - Sacrifice a creature.


Dredge
Dredge
DredgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
103
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Sacrifice a creature or land.Draw a card.
is one of the decks that most players who just into legacy want to start playing. It is cheap and steals games against opponents who are not ready. I can not see this deck being good in the current format, there are way too many ways to deal with the graveyard and the Bridge From Below, if you can not go off on turn one I really don't think you have a chance game 2 or 3.
Status: Not Playable


STORM-
Spells
4 Lion's Eye Diamond
Lion's Eye Diamond
Lion's Eye DiamondSet: Mirage
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Margaret Organ-Kean
Text:
Sacrifice Lion's Eye Diamond,Discard your hand: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.

4 Lotus Petal
Lotus Petal
Lotus PetalSet: Tempest
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
April Lee
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Lotus Petal: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.

1 Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.

4 Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

4 Cabal Ritual
Cabal Ritual
Cabal RitualSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool. Threshold - Instead add BBBBB to your mana pool.

1 Chain of Vapor
Chain of Vapor
Chain of VaporSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
73
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. Then that permanent's controller may sacrifice a land. If the player does, he or she may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.

4 Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.

4 Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.

2 Grim Tutor
Grim Tutor
Grim TutorSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. You lose 3 life.

4 Infernal Tutor
Infernal Tutor
Infernal TutorSet: Dissension
Color:
Black
Rarity:
R
Number:
46
Artist:
Kev Walker

1 Past in Flames
Past in Flames
Past in FlamesSet: Innistrad
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
M
Number:
155
Artist:
Anthony Jones
Text:
Each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. Flashback {4}{R} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

4 Ponder
Ponder
PonderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library. Draw a card.

3 Preordain
Preordain
PreordainSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Text:
Scry 2, then draw a card. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

1 Tendrils of Agony
Tendrils of Agony
Tendrils of AgonySet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Text:
Target player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
Storm

2 Inquisition of Kozilek
Inquisition of Kozilek
Inquisition of KozilekSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
115
Artist:
Tomasz Jedruszek
Text:
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it with converted mana cost 3 or less. That player discards that card.


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

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

1 Bloodstained Mire
Bloodstained Mire
Bloodstained MireSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
313
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a swamp or mountain card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.

1 Flooded Strand
Flooded Strand
Flooded StrandSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
316
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a plains or island card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.

1 Misty Rainforest
Misty Rainforest
Misty RainforestSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
220
Artist:
Shelly Wan
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

4 Polluted Delta
Polluted Delta
Polluted DeltaSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
321
Artist:
Land
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an island or swamp card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library. Rob Alexander

3 Scalding Tarn
Scalding Tarn
Scalding TarnSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
223
Artist:
Philip Straub
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

2 Underground Sea
Underground Sea
Underground SeaSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either B or U to your mana pool.Counts as both swamp and islands and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

1 Volcanic Island
Volcanic Island
Volcanic IslandSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
T: Add either U or R to your mana pool.Counts as both islands and mountains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

Sideboard:
4 Dark Confidant
Dark Confidant
Dark ConfidantSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.

1 Chain of Vapor
Chain of Vapor
Chain of VaporSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
73
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. Then that permanent's controller may sacrifice a land. If the player does, he or she may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.

2 Echoing Truth
Echoing Truth
Echoing TruthSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Return target non-land permanent and all permanents that share a name with it to owner's hands.

1 Extirpate
Extirpate
ExtirpateSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
71
Artist:
Jon Foster
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that card and remove them from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

1 Hurkyl's Recall
Hurkyl's Recall
Hurkyl's RecallSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
All artifacts in play owned by target player are returned to target player's hand. Any enchantments on those artifacts are discarded.

1 Rebuild
Rebuild
RebuildSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Text:
Return all artifacts to owners' hands.Cycling 2 (You may pay 2 and discard this card from your hand to draw a card. Play this ability as an instant.)

1 Slaughter
Slaughter
SlaughterSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
74
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Buyback Pay 4 life. (You may pay 4 life in addition to any other costs when you play this spell. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Destroy target nonblack creature. That creature cannot be regenerated this turn.
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1 Wipe Away
Wipe Away
Wipe AwaySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Return target permanent to its owner's hand.

1 Deathmark
Deathmark
DeathmarkSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
54
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Destroy target green or white creature.

2 Thoughtseize
Thoughtseize
ThoughtseizeSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
145
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.


Storm is an extremely powerful deck with the ability to just steal wins because of its ability to go off on turn one. This deck can completely run through Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.
s and its only real weakness is hand disruption and Gaddock Teeg
Gaddock Teeg
Gaddock TeegSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Advisor
Rarity:
R
Number:
248
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Noncreature spells with converted mana cost 4 or greater can't be played. Noncreature spells with x in their mana costs can't be played.
. Thalia is great but isn't a definite out. The synergy with LED and Infernal Tutor
Infernal Tutor
Infernal TutorSet: Dissension
Color:
Black
Rarity:
R
Number:
46
Artist:
Kev Walker
is amazing. If you are looking to build this deck and don't want to pick up Grim Tutor
Grim Tutor
Grim TutorSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. You lose 3 life.
s you can always just go for IGG (Ill-Gotten Gains).
Status: Playable


Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin CharbelcherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
3, T: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

Creatures
4 Elvish Spirit Guide
Elvish Spirit Guide
Elvish Spirit GuideSet: Alliances
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Julie Baroh
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
If Elvish Spirit Guide is in your hand, you may remove it from the game to add G to your mana pool. Play this ability as an interrupt.

4 Simian Spirit Guide
Simian Spirit Guide
Simian Spirit GuideSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape Spirit
Rarity:
c
Number:
122
Artist:
Dave DeVries
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Remove Simian Spirit Guide in your hand from the game: Add R to your mana pool.

4 Tinder Wall
Tinder Wall
Tinder WallSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rick Emond
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
0: Sacrifice Tinder Wall to add RR to your mana pool. Play this ability as an interrupt.R: Sacrifice Tinder Wall to have it deal 2 damage to target creature it blocks.


Spells
4 Chrome Mox
Chrome Mox
Chrome MoxSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
152
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Imprint - When Chrome Mox comes into play, you may remove a nonartifact, nonland card in your hand from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) T: Add one mana of any of the imprinted card's colors to your mana pool.

4 Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin CharbelcherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
3, T: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

4 Lion's Eye Diamond
Lion's Eye Diamond
Lion's Eye DiamondSet: Mirage
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Margaret Organ-Kean
Text:
Sacrifice Lion's Eye Diamond,Discard your hand: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.

4 Lotus Petal
Lotus Petal
Lotus PetalSet: Tempest
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
April Lee
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Lotus Petal: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.

4 Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.

4 Desperate Ritual
Desperate Ritual
Desperate RitualSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
163
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Add RRR to your mana pool. Splice onto Arcane 1R (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

4 Manamorphose
Manamorphose
ManamorphoseSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
211
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Add two mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool. Draw a card.

4 Seething Song
Seething Song
Seething SongSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Add RRRRR to your mana pool.

4 Burning Wish
Burning Wish
Burning WishSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
83
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer

Text:
Choose a sorcery you own from outside the game, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Remove Burning Wish from the game.

3 Empty the Warrens
Empty the Warrens
Empty the WarrensSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Put two 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens into play. Storm (When you play this spell, copy it for each spell played before it this turn.)

4 Land Grant
Land Grant
Land GrantSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
255
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
If you have no land cards in hand, you may reveal your hand instead of paying Land Grant's mana cost.Search your library for a forest card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

4 Rite of Flame
Rite of Flame
Rite of FlameSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
Add RR to your mana pool, then add R to your mana pool for each card named Rite of Flame in each graveyard.


Land
1 Taiga
Taiga
TaigaSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either G or R to your mana pool.Counts as both forest and mountains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.


The existence of Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.
is what really hinders this deck. With no room for Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.
it can get eaten up by blue decks. For all you Maverick players, try your hardest to get byes at high level events so you do not play this deck, it is unbeatable (unless they brick,) just wait until round three when all the blue decks push the Belcher decks out of your automatic X-0 bracket.



AGGRO

Maverick
Creatures
2 Aven Mindcensor
Aven Mindcensor
Aven MindcensorSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.)
Flying
If an opponent would search a library, that player searches the top four cards of that library instead.

4 Knight of the Reliquary
Knight of the Reliquary
Knight of the ReliquarySet: Conflux
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
R
Number:
113
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Knight of the Reliquary gets +1/+1 for each land card in your graveyard. T, Sacrifice a Forest or Plains: Search your library for a land card, put it into play, then shuffle your library.

4 Mother of Runes
Mother of Runes
Mother of RunesSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
U
Number:
14
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target creature you control gains protection from a color of your choice until end of turn.

4 Noble Hierarch
Noble Hierarch
Noble HierarchSet: Conflux
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Druid
Rarity:
R
Number:
87
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.) T Add G, W, or U to your mana pool.

3 Qasali Pridemage
Qasali Pridemage
Qasali PridemageSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.) {1}, Sacrifice Qasali Pridemage: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

3 Scavenging Ooze
Scavenging Ooze
Scavenging OozeSet: Commander
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ooze
Rarity:
R
Number:
170
Artist:
Austin Hsu
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

1 Scryb Ranger
Scryb Ranger
Scryb RangerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie
Rarity:
U
Number:
215
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Flying, protection from blue Return a Forest you control to its owner's hand: Untap target creature. Play this ability only once each turn.

3 Thalia
1 Gaddock Teeg
Gaddock Teeg
Gaddock TeegSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin Advisor
Rarity:
R
Number:
248
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Noncreature spells with converted mana cost 4 or greater can't be played. Noncreature spells with x in their mana costs can't be played.


Spells
1 Sylvan Library
Sylvan Library
Sylvan LibrarySet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
You may draw two extra cards during your draw phase. If you do so, put two of the cards drawn this turn back on top of your library (in any order) or pay 4 life per card not replaced. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.

4 Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to PlowsharesSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
Target creature is removed from game entirely. Creature's controller gains life points equal to creature's power.

2 Umezawa's Jitte
Umezawa's Jitte
Umezawa's JitteSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
163
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put two charge counters on Umezawa's Jitte. Remove a charge counter from Umezawa's Jitte Choose one — Equipped creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn; or target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn; or you gain 2 life. Equip 2

1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant
4 Green Sun's Zenith
Green Sun's Zenith
Green Sun's ZenithSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Artist:
David Rapoza
Text:
Search your library for a green creature card with converted mana cost X or less, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Shuffle Green Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.


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

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

4 Savannah
Savannah
SavannahSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either W or G to your mana pool.Counts as both plains and forest and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

4 Windswept Heath
Windswept Heath
Windswept HeathSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
328
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a forest or plains card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.

1 Misty Rainforest
Misty Rainforest
Misty RainforestSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
220
Artist:
Shelly Wan
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

2 Horizon Canopy
Horizon Canopy
Horizon CanopySet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
177
Artist:
Michael Komarck
Text:
T, Pay 1 life. Add G or W to your mana pool.
1, T, Sacrifice Horizon Canopy. Draw a card.

1 Maze of Ith
Maze of Ith
Maze of IthSet: The Dark
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
T: Target attacking creature becomes untapped. This creature neither deals nor receives damage as a result of combat.

4 Wasteland
Wasteland
WastelandSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Una Fricker
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Wasteland: Destroy target nonbasic land.

1 Dryad Arbor
Dryad Arbor
Dryad ArborSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land Creature
Sub Type:
Forest Dryad
Rarity:
U
Number:
174
Artist:
Eric Fortune
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
(Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has T Add G to your mana pool.)
Dryad Arbor is green.

1 Karakas
Karakas
KarakasSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Nicola Leonard
Text:
T: Add W to your mana poolT: Return target legend to owner's hand; enchantments on target legend are destroyed.

1 Gaea's Cradle
Gaea's Cradle
Gaea's CradleSet: Urza's Saga
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
321
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool for each creature you control.


Sideboard
2 Ethersworn Canonist
Ethersworn Canonist
Ethersworn CanonistSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
10
Artist:
Izzy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Each player who has played a nonartifact spell this turn can't play additional nonartifact spells.

1 Kitchen Finks
Kitchen Finks
Kitchen FinksSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ouphe
Rarity:
U
Number:
229
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Kitchen Finks comes into play, you gain 2 life. Persist (When this creature is put into a graveyard from play, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to play under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

2 Choke
Choke
ChokeSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Islands do not untap during their controllers' untap phases.

1 Wheel of Sun and Moon
Wheel of Sun and Moon
Wheel of Sun and MoonSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
R
Number:
243
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Enchant player If a card would be put into enchanted player's graveyard from anywhere, instead that card is revealed and put on the bottom of that player's library.

2 Path to Exile
Path to Exile
Path to ExileSet: Conflux
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Text:
Remove target creature from the game. Its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put that card into play tapped, then shuffle his or her library.

1 Surgical Extraction
Surgical Extraction
Surgical ExtractionSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
({(b/p)} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.) Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land card. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with the same name as that card and exile them. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Linvala, Keeper of SilenceSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
M
Number:
33
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Activated abilities of creatures your opponents control can't be activated.

1 Thrun, the Last Troll
Thrun, the Last Troll
Thrun, the Last TrollSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Shaman
Rarity:
M
Number:
92
Artist:
Jason Chan
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Thrun, the Last Troll can't be countered. Thrun can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. {1}{G}: Regenerate Thrun.

1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant
1 Gideon Jura
Gideon Jura
Gideon JuraSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Planeswalker
Sub Type:
Gideon
Rarity:
M
Number:
21
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
+2: During target opponent's next turn, creatures that player controls attack Gideon Jura if able. -2: Destroy target tapped creature. 0: Until end of turn, Gideon Jura becomes a 6/6 Human Soldier creature that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.

1 Armageddon
Armageddon
ArmageddonSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
All lands in play are destroyed.

1 Bojuka Bog
Bojuka Bog
Bojuka BogSet: Worldwake
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Howard Lyon
Text:
Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped. When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard. {T}: Add {B} to your mana pool.


This is probably one of the most popular decks in the current meta. It is a durdly aggro deck with a lot of powerful interactions. The reason you are not playing Tarmogoyf
Tarmogoyf
TarmogoyfSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Justin Murray
Power:
*
Toughness:
1+*
Text:
Tarmogoyf's power is equal to the number of card types among cards in all graveyards and its toughness is equal to that number plus 1. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, planeswalker, sorcery, and tribal.)
is because it doesn't do anything. And I know you are saying "it's a 2 mana 5/6" well yes, but you want to be doing durdly things with your mana, you need to stick to your plan and have cards that do things. Of course Goyf is insane. But to be honest, Scavenging Ooze
Scavenging Ooze
Scavenging OozeSet: Commander
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ooze
Rarity:
R
Number:
170
Artist:
Austin Hsu
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.
is better in this deck because you usually have that extra mana to make the Ooze and giant mana sink.
Status: PLAYABLE!!!!


Red Deck Wins (Mono Red, Burn)
Creatures
4 Figure of Destiny
Figure of Destiny
Figure of DestinySet: Eventide
Cost:
1
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kithkin
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
o(r/w): Figure of Destiny becomes a 2/2 Kithkin Spirit. o(r/w)o(r/w)o(r/w): If Figure of Destiny is a Spirit, it becomes a 4/4 Kithkin Spirit Warrior. o(r/w)o(r/w)o(r/w)o(r/w)o(r/w)o(r/w): If Figure of Destiny is a Warrior, it becomes an 8/8 Kithkin Spirit Warrior Avatar with flying and first strike.

4 Goblin Guide
Goblin Guide
Goblin GuideSet: Zendikar
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Scout
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Haste Whenever Goblin Guide attacks, defending player reveals the top card of his or her library. If it's a land card, that player puts it into his or her hand.

3 Hellspark Elemental
Hellspark Elemental
Hellspark ElementalSet: Conflux
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Number:
65
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample, haste At end of turn, sacrifice Hellspark Elemental. Unearth 1R (1R: Return this card from your graveyard to play. It gains haste. Remove it from the game at end of turn or if it would leave play. Unearth only as a sorcery.)

2 Keldon Marauders
Keldon Marauders
Keldon MaraudersSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Vanishing 2 (This permanent comes into play with two time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) When Keldon Marauders comes into play or leaves play, it deals 1 damage to target player.


Spells
4 Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.

4 Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.

4 Price of Progress
Price of Progress
Price of ProgressSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
95
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Price of Progress deals 2 damage to each player for each nonbasic land he or she controls.

4 Chain Lightning
Chain Lightning
Chain LightningSet: Legends
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Chain Lightning does 3 damage to one target. Each time Chain Lightning does damage, the target or target's controller may then pay RR to have Chain Lightning do 3 damage to any target of that player's choice.

4 Flame Rift
Flame Rift
Flame RiftSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
80
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Flame Rift deals 4 damage to each player.

4 Lava Spike
Lava Spike
Lava SpikeSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
178
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Lava Spike deals 3 damage to target player.

4 Rift Bolt
Rift Bolt
Rift BoltSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
176
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Rift Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Suspend 1-R (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay R and remove it from the game with a time counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost.)


Lands
17 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
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2 Barbarian Ring
Barbarian Ring
Barbarian RingSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
313
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Tap: Add R to your mana pool. Barbarian Ring deals 1 damage to you. Threshold - R, Tap, Sacrifice Barbarian Ring: Barbarian Ring deals 2 damage to target creature or player. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
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Sideboard
4 Faerie Macabre
Faerie Macabre
Faerie MacabreSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
66
Artist:
rk post
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Discard Faerie Macabre: Remove up to two target cards in graveyards from the game.

4 Pyrostatic Pillar
Pyrostatic Pillar
Pyrostatic PillarSet: Scourge
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
100
Text:
Whenever a player plays a spell with converted mana cost of three or less, Pyrostatic Pillar deals two damage to that player.

2 Sulfuric Vortex
Sulfuric Vortex
Sulfuric VortexSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, Sulfuric Vortex deals two damage to that player.
Whever a player would gain life, that player gains no life instead.

4 Pyroblast
Pyroblast
PyroblastSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Counter target spell if it is blue, or destroy target permanent if it is blue. (If this spell targets a permanent, play it as an instant.)

1 Red Elemental Blast
Red Elemental Blast
Red Elemental BlastSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
Counters a blue spell being cast or destroys a blue card in play.


This deck is really powerful and quick. It loses to combo pretty easily but most combo decks are going to get pushed out before you, the mono red player, have a chance to play them. This is because combo has a really hard time playing around certain cards, and you just get to sit back and watch them get trashed while you steal free wins.
Status: Playable


Zoo
Creatures
4 Goblin Guide
Goblin Guide
Goblin GuideSet: Zendikar
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Scout
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Haste Whenever Goblin Guide attacks, defending player reveals the top card of his or her library. If it's a land card, that player puts it into his or her hand.

2 Grim Lavamancer
Grim Lavamancer
Grim LavamancerSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
100
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R, T, Remove two cards in your graveyard from the game: Grim Lavamancer deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

4 Qasali Pridemage
Qasali Pridemage
Qasali PridemageSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.) {1}, Sacrifice Qasali Pridemage: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

4 Steppe Lynx
Steppe Lynx
Steppe LynxSet: Zendikar
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Nic Klein
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Steppe Lynx gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

4 Tarmogoyf
Tarmogoyf
TarmogoyfSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Justin Murray
Power:
*
Toughness:
1+*
Text:
Tarmogoyf's power is equal to the number of card types among cards in all graveyards and its toughness is equal to that number plus 1. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, planeswalker, sorcery, and tribal.)

4 Wild Nacatl
Wild Nacatl
Wild NacatlSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Wild Nacatl gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Mountain. Wild Nacatl gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Plains.


Spells
2 Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.

4 Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.

2 Lightning Helix
Lightning Helix
Lightning HelixSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.

3 Path to Exile
Path to Exile
Path to ExileSet: Conflux
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Text:
Remove target creature from the game. Its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put that card into play tapped, then shuffle his or her library.

1 Price of Progress
Price of Progress
Price of ProgressSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
95
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Price of Progress deals 2 damage to each player for each nonbasic land he or she controls.

4 Chain Lightning
Chain Lightning
Chain LightningSet: Legends
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Chain Lightning does 3 damage to one target. Each time Chain Lightning does damage, the target or target's controller may then pay RR to have Chain Lightning do 3 damage to any target of that player's choice.

2 Reckless Charge
Reckless Charge
Reckless ChargeSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
215
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Target creature gets +3/+0 and gains haste until end of turn. Flashback 2R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)


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

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

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

4 Arid Mesa
Arid Mesa
Arid MesaSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
211
Artist:
Raymond Swanland
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

2 Plateau
Plateau
PlateauSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Drew Tucker
Text:
T: Add either R or W to your mana pool.Counts as both mountains and plains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

1 Savannah
Savannah
SavannahSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either W or G to your mana pool.Counts as both plains and forest and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

2 Taiga
Taiga
TaigaSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either G or R to your mana pool.Counts as both forest and mountains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

4 Windswept Heath
Windswept Heath
Windswept HeathSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
328
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a forest or plains card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.

4 Wooded Foothills
Wooded Foothills
Wooded FoothillsSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
330
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a mountain or forest card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.


Sideboard
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
Phyrexian Metamorph
Phyrexian MetamorphSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
8
Color:
Blue
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
({(u/p)} can be paid with either {U} or 2 life.) You may have Phyrexian Metamorph enter the battlefield as a copy of any artifact or creature on the battlefield, except it's an artifact in addition to its other types.

4 Leyline of Sanctity
Leyline of Sanctity
Leyline of SanctitySet: Magic 2011
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
21
Artist:
Ryan Pancoast
Text:
If Leyline of Sanctity is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield. You can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.

4 TGV5bGluZSBvZiB0aGUgVoid
Void
VoidSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
287
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Choose a number. Destroy all artifacts and creatures with converted mana cost equal to that number. Then target player reveals his or her hand and discards from it all nonland cards with converted mana cost equal to the number.

1 Ancient Grudge
Ancient Grudge
Ancient GrudgeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
143
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Destroy target artifact. Flashback G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

1 Path to Exile
Path to Exile
Path to ExileSet: Conflux
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Text:
Remove target creature from the game. Its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put that card into play tapped, then shuffle his or her library.

1 Price of Progress
Price of Progress
Price of ProgressSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
95
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Price of Progress deals 2 damage to each player for each nonbasic land he or she controls.

2 Red Elemental Blast
Red Elemental Blast
Red Elemental BlastSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
Counters a blue spell being cast or destroys a blue card in play.


Zoo is the classic aggro deck getting its name from having a lot of creatures. The reason that this deck is so powerful is it has access to the best creatures and removal/burn spells in the game. You can also just win games with Steppe Lynx
Steppe Lynx
Steppe LynxSet: Zendikar
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Nic Klein
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Steppe Lynx gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
by using Path to Exile
Path to Exile
Path to ExileSet: Conflux
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Text:
Remove target creature from the game. Its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put that card into play tapped, then shuffle his or her library.
on your own guys and fetching more land. Let's say you Path two of your guys and fetch twice and one of the fetches was your land for the turn, that is 10 points of damage. You only had to spend 3 mana (1 of the Lynx
Lynx
LynxSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Forestwalk (If defending player has any forests in play, Lynx can't be blocked.)
, 1 for each of your two paths.) You can proceed to win the game with Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.
and Lightning Helix
Lightning Helix
Lightning HelixSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Lightning Helix deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.
. The reason that this deck is bad right now is because of Maverick. Maverick pushes this deck out of the way, Wild Nacatl
Wild Nacatl
Wild NacatlSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Wild Nacatl gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Mountain. Wild Nacatl gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Plains.
isn't anything to a 10/10 Knight of the Reliquary
Knight of the Reliquary
Knight of the ReliquarySet: Conflux
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
R
Number:
113
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Knight of the Reliquary gets +1/+1 for each land card in your graveyard. T, Sacrifice a Forest or Plains: Search your library for a land card, put it into play, then shuffle your library.
.
Status: both (depends on how much Maverick is in the room)


CONTROL

B/U/G Control
Creatures
2 Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster MageSet: Innistrad
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
78
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash When Snapcaster Mage enters the battlefield, target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (You may cast that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)


Spells
3 Pernicious Deed
Pernicious Deed
Pernicious DeedSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
X, Sacrifice Pernicious Deed: Destroy each artifact, creature, and enchantment with converted mana cost X or less.

4 Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

2 Counterspell
Counterspell
CounterspellSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counters target spell as it is being cast.

1 Darkblast
Darkblast
DarkblastSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly three cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

3 Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.

1 Ghastly Demise
Ghastly Demise
Ghastly DemiseSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
139
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature if its toughness is less than or equal to the number of cards in your graveyard.

2 Spell Pierce
Spell Pierce
Spell PierceSet: Zendikar
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
67
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.

2 Spell Snare
Spell Snare
Spell SnareSet: Dissension
Color:
Blue
Rarity:
U
Number:
33
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura

1 Night of Souls' Betrayal
Night of Souls' Betrayal
Night of Souls' BetrayalSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Legendary Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
133
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
All creatures get -1/-1.

3 Innocent Blood
Innocent Blood
Innocent BloodSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
145
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player sacrifices a creature.

3 Inquisition of Kozilek
Inquisition of Kozilek
Inquisition of KozilekSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
115
Artist:
Tomasz Jedruszek
Text:
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it with converted mana cost 3 or less. That player discards that card.

2 Life from the Loam
Life from the Loam
Life from the LoamSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
172
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Return up to three target land cards from your graveyard to your hand. Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly three cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

1 Maelstrom Pulse
Maelstrom Pulse
Maelstrom PulseSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
92
Text:
Destroy target nonland permanent and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent.

2 Ponder
Ponder
PonderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library. Draw a card.

3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Jace, the Mind SculptorSet: Worldwake
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Planeswalker
Sub Type:
Jace
Rarity:
M
Number:
31
Artist:
Jason Chan
Text:
+2: Look at the top card of target player's library. You may put that card on the bottom of that player's library. 0: Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order. -1: Return target creature to its owner's hand. -12: Exile all cards from target player's library, then that player shuffles his or her hand into his or her library.

2 Liliana of the Veil
Liliana of the Veil
Liliana of the VeilSet: Innistrad
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Planeswalker
Sub Type:
Liliana
Rarity:
M
Number:
105
Artist:
Steve Argyle
Text:
+1: Each player discards a card. -2: Target player sacrifices a creature. -6: Separate all permanents target player controls into two piles. That player sacrifices all permanents in the pile of his or her choice.


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

1 Bayou
Bayou
BayouSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either B or G to your mana pool.Counts as both swamp and forest and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

1 Creeping Tar Pit
Creeping Tar Pit
Creeping Tar PitSet: Worldwake
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
134
Artist:
Jason Felix
Text:
Creeping Tar Pit enters the battlefield tapped. {T}: Add {U} or {B} to your mana pool. {1}{U}{B}: Until end of turn, Creeping Tar Pit becomes a 3/2 blue and black Elemental creature and is unblockable. It's still a land.

2 Mishra
Mishra
MishraSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
3
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
+0
Toughness:
-3
Text:
Double all damage dealt by creatures you control.
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4 Misty Rainforest
Misty Rainforest
Misty RainforestSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
220
Artist:
Shelly Wan
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

4 Polluted Delta
Polluted Delta
Polluted DeltaSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
321
Artist:
Land
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an island or swamp card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library. Rob Alexander

3 Tropical Island
Tropical Island
Tropical IslandSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either G or U to your mana pool.Counts as both forest and islands and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

4 Underground Sea
Underground Sea
Underground SeaSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either B or U to your mana pool.Counts as both swamp and islands and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

3 Wasteland
Wasteland
WastelandSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Una Fricker
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Wasteland: Destroy target nonbasic land.


Sideboard
3 Nihil Spellbomb
Nihil Spellbomb
Nihil SpellbombSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
{T}, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard. When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {B}. If you do, draw a card.

1 Scavenging Ooze
Scavenging Ooze
Scavenging OozeSet: Commander
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ooze
Rarity:
R
Number:
170
Artist:
Austin Hsu
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

2 Dread of Night
Dread of Night
Dread of NightSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
White creatures get -1/-1.

2 Blue Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental BlastSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
Counters a red spell being cast or destroys a red card in play.

1 Diabolic Edict
Diabolic Edict
Diabolic EdictSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target player sacrifices a creature.

1 Flusterstorm
Flusterstorm
FlusterstormSet: Commander
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
46
Artist:
Erica Yang
Text:
Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays {1}. Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

1 Spell Pierce
Spell Pierce
Spell PierceSet: Zendikar
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
67
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.

2 Vendilion Clique
Vendilion Clique
Vendilion CliqueSet: Morningtide
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
55
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash Flying When Vendilion Clique comes into play, look at target player's hand. You may choose a nonland card from it. If you do, that player reveals the chosen card, puts it on the bottom of his or her library, then draws a card.

1 Perish
Perish
PerishSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
148
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Destroy all green creatures. They can't be regenerated.

1 Raven's Crime
Raven's Crime
Raven's CrimeSet: Eventide
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Text:
Target player discards a card. Retrace (You may play this card from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying its other costs.)


This is probably the only true control deck (mainstream) in the format. It is very powerful against combo and creature decks, making it a great deck for the current metagame. It fights every aspect of the game very well and is packed full of answers, a well put together control deck.
Status: Playable


HYBRID

Esper Stoneblade
Creatures
3 Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster MageSet: Innistrad
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
78
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash When Snapcaster Mage enters the battlefield, target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (You may cast that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

4 Stoneforge Mystic
Stoneforge Mystic
Stoneforge MysticSet: Worldwake
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kor Artificer
Rarity:
R
Number:
20
Artist:
Mike Bierek
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Stoneforge Mystic enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Equipment card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library. {1}{W}, {T}: You may put an Equipment card from your hand onto the battlefield.

1 Vendilion Clique
Vendilion Clique
Vendilion CliqueSet: Morningtide
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
55
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash Flying When Vendilion Clique comes into play, look at target player's hand. You may choose a nonland card from it. If you do, that player reveals the chosen card, puts it on the bottom of his or her library, then draws a card.


Spells
4 Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

1 Counterspell
Counterspell
CounterspellSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counters target spell as it is being cast.

3 Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.

1 Intuition
Intuition
IntuitionSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
April Lee
Text:
Search your library for any three cards and reveal them to target opponent. He or she chooses one. Put that card into your hand and the rest into your graveyard. Shuffle your library afterwards.

4 Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to PlowsharesSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
Target creature is removed from game entirely. Creature's controller gains life points equal to creature's power.

1 Batterskull
Batterskull
BatterskullSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
M
Number:
130
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Living weapon (When this Equipment enters the battlefield, put a 0/0 black Germ creature token onto the battlefield, then attach this to it.) Equipped creature gets +4/+4 and has vigilance and lifelink. {3}: Return Batterskull to its owner's hand. Equip {5}

2 Umezawa's Jitte
Umezawa's Jitte
Umezawa's JitteSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
163
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put two charge counters on Umezawa's Jitte. Remove a charge counter from Umezawa's Jitte Choose one — Equipped creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn; or target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn; or you gain 2 life. Equip 2

3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Jace, the Mind SculptorSet: Worldwake
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Planeswalker
Sub Type:
Jace
Rarity:
M
Number:
31
Artist:
Jason Chan
Text:
+2: Look at the top card of target player's library. You may put that card on the bottom of that player's library. 0: Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order. -1: Return target creature to its owner's hand. -12: Exile all cards from target player's library, then that player shuffles his or her hand into his or her library.

2 Inquisition of Kozilek
Inquisition of Kozilek
Inquisition of KozilekSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
115
Artist:
Tomasz Jedruszek
Text:
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it with converted mana cost 3 or less. That player discards that card.

4 Lingering Souls
Lingering Souls
Lingering SoulsSet: Dark Ascension
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
12
Artist:
Bud Cook
Text:
Put two 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying onto the battlefield. Flashback {1}{B} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

2 Ponder
Ponder
PonderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library. Draw a card.

2 Thoughtseize
Thoughtseize
ThoughtseizeSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
145
Artist:
Aleksi Briclot
Text:
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

1 Vindicate
Vindicate
VindicateSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target permanent.


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

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

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

1 Karakas
Karakas
KarakasSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Nicola Leonard
Text:
T: Add W to your mana poolT: Return target legend to owner's hand; enchantments on target legend are destroyed.

4 Flooded Strand
Flooded Strand
Flooded StrandSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
316
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a plains or island card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.

2 Marsh Flats
Marsh Flats
Marsh FlatsSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
219
Artist:
Izzy
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Marsh Flats: Search your library for a Plains or Swamp card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

3 Polluted Delta
Polluted Delta
Polluted DeltaSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
321
Artist:
Land
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an island or swamp card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library. Rob Alexander

1 Scrubland
Scrubland
ScrublandSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either W or B to your mana pool.Counts as both plains and swamp and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

1 Tower of the Magistrate
Tower of the Magistrate
Tower of the MagistrateSet: Mercadian Masques
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
330
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.1, T: Target creature gains protection from artifacts until end of turn.

3 Tundra
Tundra
TundraSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either U or W to your mana pool.Counts as both islands and plains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

3 Underground Sea
Underground Sea
Underground SeaSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either B or U to your mana pool.Counts as both swamp and islands and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.


Sideboard
1 Engineered Explosives
Engineered Explosives
Engineered ExplosivesSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
118
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Sunburst (This comes into play with a charge counter on it for each color of mana used to pay its cost.) 2, Sacrifice Engineered Explosives: Destroy each nonland permanent with a converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Engineered Explosives.

1 Sword of Feast and Famine
Sword of Feast and Famine
Sword of Feast and FamineSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
M
Number:
138
Artist:
Chris Rahn
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from black and from green. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card and you untap all lands you control. Equip {2}

1 Blue Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental BlastSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
Counters a red spell being cast or destroys a red card in play.

1 Darkblast
Darkblast
DarkblastSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly three cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

1 Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.

1 Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.

2 Spell Snare
Spell Snare
Spell SnareSet: Dissension
Color:
Blue
Rarity:
U
Number:
33
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura

3 Surgical Extraction
Surgical Extraction
Surgical ExtractionSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
({(b/p)} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.) Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land card. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with the same name as that card and exile them. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

1 Zealous Persecution
Zealous Persecution
Zealous PersecutionSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
85
Text:
Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and creatures your opponents control get -1/-1.

1 Inquisition of Kozilek
Inquisition of Kozilek
Inquisition of KozilekSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
115
Artist:
Tomasz Jedruszek
Text:
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it with converted mana cost 3 or less. That player discards that card.

2 Perish
Perish
PerishSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
148
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Destroy all green creatures. They can't be regenerated.


Ever since GP Indianapolis, this deck has been everywhere. If people are still on U/W Stoneblade it is probably because they do not own Underground Sea
Underground Sea
Underground SeaSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either B or U to your mana pool.Counts as both swamp and islands and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.
s. This deck is really powerful because it gave Stoneblade a win condition and a reason to play real hand disruption, making its combo matchup way better.
Status: Playable


R/U/G Tempo
Creatures
4 Delver of Secrets
Delver of Secrets
Delver of SecretsSet: Innistrad
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Nils Hamm
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may reveal that card. If an instant or sorcery card is revealed this way, transform Delver of Secrets.

4 Nimble Mongoose
Nimble Mongoose
Nimble MongooseSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mongoose
Rarity:
U
Number:
258
Artist:
Terese Nielson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Nimble Mongoose can't be the target of spells or abilities. Threshold - Nimble Mongoose gets +2/+2. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

4 Tarmogoyf
Tarmogoyf
TarmogoyfSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Justin Murray
Power:
*
Toughness:
1+*
Text:
Tarmogoyf's power is equal to the number of card types among cards in all graveyards and its toughness is equal to that number plus 1. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, planeswalker, sorcery, and tribal.)


Spells
4 Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

3 Daze
Daze
DazeSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
30
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
You may return an island you control to its owner's hand instead of paying Daze's mana cost. Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1.

3 Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.

4 Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.

4 Spell Pierce
Spell Pierce
Spell PierceSet: Zendikar
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
67
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.

3 Spell Snare
Spell Snare
Spell SnareSet: Dissension
Color:
Blue
Rarity:
U
Number:
33
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura

2 Thought Scour
Thought Scour
Thought ScourSet: Dark Ascension
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
52
Artist:
David Rapoza
Text:
Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. Draw a card.

2 Chain Lightning
Chain Lightning
Chain LightningSet: Legends
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Chain Lightning does 3 damage to one target. Each time Chain Lightning does damage, the target or target's controller may then pay RR to have Chain Lightning do 3 damage to any target of that player's choice.

4 Ponder
Ponder
PonderSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library. Draw a card.


Lands
4 Misty Rainforest
Misty Rainforest
Misty RainforestSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
220
Artist:
Shelly Wan
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

4 Scalding Tarn
Scalding Tarn
Scalding TarnSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
223
Artist:
Philip Straub
Text:
{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

4 Tropical Island
Tropical Island
Tropical IslandSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either G or U to your mana pool.Counts as both forest and islands and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

3 Volcanic Island
Volcanic Island
Volcanic IslandSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
T: Add either U or R to your mana pool.Counts as both islands and mountains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

4 Wasteland
Wasteland
WastelandSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Una Fricker
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Wasteland: Destroy target nonbasic land.


Sideboard
2 Scavenging Ooze
Scavenging Ooze
Scavenging OozeSet: Commander
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ooze
Rarity:
R
Number:
170
Artist:
Austin Hsu
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

3 Sulfur Elemental
Sulfur Elemental
Sulfur ElementalSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Number:
108
Artist:
Dave Kendall
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) White creatures get +1/-1.

2 Sulfuric Vortex
Sulfuric Vortex
Sulfuric VortexSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, Sulfuric Vortex deals two damage to that player.
Whever a player would gain life, that player gains no life instead.

1 Ancient Grudge
Ancient Grudge
Ancient GrudgeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
143
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Destroy target artifact. Flashback G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

2 Pyroblast
Pyroblast
PyroblastSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Counter target spell if it is blue, or destroy target permanent if it is blue. (If this spell targets a permanent, play it as an instant.)

4 Submerge
Submerge
SubmergeSet: Nemesis
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
48
Artist:
Mark Romanoski
Text:
If an opponent controls a forest and you control an island, you may play Submerge without paying its mana cost. Put target creature on top of its owner's library.

1 Life from the Loam
Life from the Loam
Life from the LoamSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
172
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Return up to three target land cards from your graveyard to your hand. Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly three cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)


Along with the Delver lists this is a blue based aggro-control deck that has a lot of versatility and power. Thought Scour
Thought Scour
Thought ScourSet: Dark Ascension
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
52
Artist:
David Rapoza
Text:
Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. Draw a card.
makes Nimble Mongoose
Nimble Mongoose
Nimble MongooseSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mongoose
Rarity:
U
Number:
258
Artist:
Terese Nielson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Nimble Mongoose can't be the target of spells or abilities. Threshold - Nimble Mongoose gets +2/+2. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
one billion times better than it already was. This is is really well placed in the format and I would give it a B+ if I was grading it.
Status: Playable


Merfolk
Creatures
4 Coralhelm Commander
Coralhelm Commander
Coralhelm CommanderSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Jaime Jones
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Level up {1} ({1}: Put a level counter on this. Level up only as a sorcery.) LEVEL 2-3 3/3 Flying LEVEL 4+ 4/4 Flying Other Merfolk creatures you control get +1/+1.

4 Cursecatcher
Cursecatcher
CursecatcherSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
34
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Cursecatcher: Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays 1.

4 Lord of Atlantis
Lord of Atlantis
Lord of AtlantisSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lord
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Melissa A. Benson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Merfolk in play gain islandwalk and +1/+1 while this card is in play.

4 Merfolk Sovereign
Merfolk Sovereign
Merfolk SovereignSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Jesper Ejsing
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Other Merfolk creatures you control get +1/+1.{T}: Target Merfolk creature is unblockable this turn.

4 Merrow Reejerey
Merrow Reejerey
Merrow ReejereySet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
74
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Other Merfolk creatures you control get +1/+1. Whenever you play a Merfolk spell, you may tap or untap target permanent.

4 Silvergill Adept
Silvergill Adept
Silvergill AdeptSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
86
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
As an additional cost to play Silvergill Adept, reveal a Merfolk card from your hand or pay 3. When Silvergill Adept comes into play, draw a card.


Spells
4 Aether Vial
Aether Vial
Aether VialSet: Darksteel
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
91
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
At the begining of your upkeep you may put a charge counter on Aether Vial. T: You may put a creature card with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Aether Vial from your hand into play.

4 Force of Will
Force of Will
Force of WillSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a blue card in your hand from the game instead of paying Force of Will's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Counter target spell.

4 Spell Pierce
Spell Pierce
Spell PierceSet: Zendikar
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
67
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.

4 VmFwb3IgSnag
Snag
SnagSet: Prophecy
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
124
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
You may discard a forest from your hand instead of paying Snag's mana cost. Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by unblocked creatures this turn.


Lands
3 Mutavault
Mutavault
MutavaultSet: Morningtide
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
148
Artist:
Fred Fields
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 1: Mutavault becomes a 2/2 creature with all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land.
s
17 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.


Sideboard
2 Relic of Progenitus
Relic of Progenitus
Relic of ProgenitusSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
218
Artist:
Jean-Sébastien Rossbach
Text:
T Target player removes a card in his or her graveyard from the game. 1, Remove Relic of Progenitus from the game: Remove all graveyards from the game. Draw a card.

3 Echoing Truth
Echoing Truth
Echoing TruthSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Return target non-land permanent and all permanents that share a name with it to owner's hands.

2 Hurkyl's Recall
Hurkyl's Recall
Hurkyl's RecallSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
All artifacts in play owned by target player are returned to target player's hand. Any enchantments on those artifacts are discarded.

2 Negate
Negate
NegateSet: Morningtide
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Counter target noncreature spell.

2 Steel Sabotage
Steel Sabotage
Steel SabotageSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Daarken
Text:
Choose one — Counter target artifact spell; or return target artifact to its owner's hand.

3 Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
1 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.


I do not agree with this list but you get the idea. Merfolk has a track record for being one of the most popular decks in the format, but ever since Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster MageSet: Innistrad
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
78
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash When Snapcaster Mage enters the battlefield, target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (You may cast that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
got printed the numbers of fish players has gone from high to almost non-existent. Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to PlowsharesSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
Target creature is removed from game entirely. Creature's controller gains life points equal to creature's power.
and Path to Exile
Path to Exile
Path to ExileSet: Conflux
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Text:
Remove target creature from the game. Its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put that card into play tapped, then shuffle his or her library.
were already good against them, Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster MageSet: Innistrad
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
78
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash When Snapcaster Mage enters the battlefield, target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (You may cast that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
- STP just beats that deck. They are unable to do anything because most decks that are playing that are also playing Wasteland
Wasteland
WastelandSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Una Fricker
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Wasteland: Destroy target nonbasic land.
to lock them off Mutavault
Mutavault
MutavaultSet: Morningtide
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
148
Artist:
Fred Fields
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 1: Mutavault becomes a 2/2 creature with all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land.
, completely shutting them down.
Status: Unplayable


The point of this article is to help you with deck selection for the overall meta of the Legacy format. The status may very for your local meta. In your local metagame there might only be a few Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster Mage
Snapcaster MageSet: Innistrad
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
78
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash When Snapcaster Mage enters the battlefield, target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (You may cast that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
decks so you can play fish or maybe there is a lot of Maverick so you can just play Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin CharbelcherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
3, T: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.
. You can definitely determine your deck choice for your local metagame by reading this though. Good luck at your next Legacy tournament/event.


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