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GW Maverick Breakdown - Gage Hughes (5/29/2012)

G/W Maverick is a mid-ranged aggressive monster and is a huge contender in the legacy metagame. This deck runs over blue decks and is really good against the random decks that like to pop up out of nowhere. Being G/W means that you have access to some of the biggest creatures and the best removal in the format, which is obviously 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.
. If you don’t know, Maverick is based on casting a 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.
(KoTR) and fetching up utility lands and using his ability to accelerate mana in the form of floating mana and fetching. This deck is the best at 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.
lock because you can throw away your lands in the late game and lock them out. You are able to accelerate through 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.
and Green Sun’s Zenith (GSZ) for 0 for 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.
as well.

Here is my personal list.


MAINDECK
Creatures:
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.

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.

2 Fauna Shaman
Fauna Shaman
Fauna ShamanSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
172
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
{G}, {T}, Discard a creature card: Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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.

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.

1 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.

3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Thalia, Guardian of ThrabenSet: Dark Ascension
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
24
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike Noncreature spells cost {1} more to cast.

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.

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.


Artifacts:
2 Umezawa’s Jitte

Spells:
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.

4 Green Sun’s Zenith
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.


Lands:
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.

3 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.

2 Verdant Catacomb
1 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.

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 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.

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.

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.


SIDEBOARD
1 Dauntless Escort
Dauntless Escort
Dauntless EscortSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rhino Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
67
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Dauntless Escort: Creatures you control are indestructible this turn.

3 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.

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.

3 Purify
Purify
PurifySet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Destroy all artifacts and enchantments.
The Grave
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 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 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.

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.

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.



Breakdown:
Maindeck
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.
- Honestly one of the best cards in the deck. Mom is usually the first spell you play if you do not know what your opponent is playing, this allows you to blank their removal and get around blockers later in the game, a turn one Mom is a usually a protected Mom. This is probably the most important card in the mirror match as well, which you never want to play with this deck.

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.
- The reason you play this over Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Birds of ParadiseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mana Birds
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
is the ability, exalted. In this deck there are a lot of times when you will attack with just a KoTR or even turn two attack with a Hierarch for 1. This is something that you cannot forget. It is also a really nice accelerant.

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.
- This is the type of card, given the matchup, that will just rot in your hand until they play something. You will attack with something, exalted trigger on the stack and crack him in response to either kill something annoying. Cards that you like to hit with him are Jitte, 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.
, Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of WorldsSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
You may play lands from your graveyard as though they were in your hand.
, 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.
, 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.
, etc.

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.
-This card allows you to win games you have no business winning. It can give you the lead against 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.
or Reanimator and honestly tell me there is a deck that doesn’t have at least something to do with the graveyard in this format. Even hitting the guys from your opponent’s yard is great. You can even hit 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.)
! You rarely board this card out. Even if you play combo he tends to be a really nice Grizzly Bear, which is what your deck does best - play Grizzly Bears
Grizzly Bears
Grizzly BearsSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bears
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
that do things.

Fauna Shaman
Fauna Shaman
Fauna ShamanSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
172
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
{G}, {T}, Discard a creature card: Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
- This is a newer addition to the deck. It is really powerful because you get to tutor for your 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.
or KoTRs when you just draw something dead. You can even do 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.
tricks with her. Attack with your team (assuming you have a Thalia), bounce Thalia with 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.
, and get a KoTR. She is extremely powerful in this list.

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.
- Being pro blue increases your Fish matchup by a lot. It can block a leveled 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.
all day while giving you extra Mom, KoTR or Hierarch triggers.

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.
- Fetches lands and outclasses 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.)
all day long. Not much more to say about this lady, she can just fetch you utility lands like 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.
and 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.
. She is probably the most important card against Show and Tell
Show and Tell
Show and TellSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
96
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player may choose an artifact, creature, enchantment, or land card in his or her hand and put that permanent into play.
because you untap with a KoTR in play and get a 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.
to bounce the Emrakul. Against Progenitus
Progenitus
ProgenitusSet: Conflux
Cost:
10
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Hydra Avatar
Rarity:
M
Number:
121
Power:
10
Toughness:
10
Text:
Protection from everything If Progenitus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Progenitus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.
you can race it with a Jitte. The life gain is huge and KoTR gets big enough to kill them usually.

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.
- This is probably the only card in the deck I am not happy with even though it is great. I just don’t care for the card. It's good though, because it ruins fetch lands and is obnoxious against Tendrils and can be obnoxious against 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.
if they are on the 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.
plan.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Thalia, Guardian of ThrabenSet: Dark Ascension
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
24
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike Noncreature spells cost {1} more to cast.
- Thalia is so good. She is great against Mono Red because she turns their 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.
s into Incinerate
Incinerate
IncinerateSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Creatures damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.
s and makes it really hard for them to win if they get stuck on land. The first strike is also a huge reason why she is good. If you live long enough against combo decks she is a huge pain. Sorry
Sorry
SorrySet: Unglued
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
27
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Before playing any spell, if a copy of that spell card is in any graveyard, the spell's caster may say Sorry. If he or she does not, any other player may counter the spell by saying Sorry as it is cast.If any player says Sorry at any other time, Sorry deals 2 damage to that player.
Tendrils.

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.
- This card is contradicting because it turns off your GSZs but it is so good against 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.
, Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
, 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
, 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.)
, 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.
, etc. If you live long enough to cast it against Belcher you auto win.

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.
- The deck is used to a point that I feel you can mainboard this card and not have a problem. She is a 3/4 beat stick against decks that don’t use creatures that have activated abilities. She flies and she is a legend, hello 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.
.

Umezawa’s Jitte- Best equipment in Legacy at this point, kills almost anything and gains you life. Also another removal spell for opposing Jittes.

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.
- Best removal spell in the game for white. Allows you to plow a really big KoTR against 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.
decks and Mono Red (I guess that counts as a 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.
deck) to make you not die.

Green Sun’s Zenith- When 90% of your deck are green dudes, it is amazing. Plus you can make it a 1 mana Rampant Growth
Rampant Growth
Rampant GrowthSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Tom Kyffin
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
. Against matchups were they are keeping you off of resources or you don’t have any other threats, you want to use it as a threat.

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.
- When you draw this it is really good. It feels like you are using a Sensei’s Divining Top. Paying 8 life is rough but sometimes you have to do it.

Lands- Pretty self-explanatory, my reason for not playing Gaea’s Cradle is budget. Once I find one I will be playing it. Cradle is really good with 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.
. Same thing with the 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.
s, when I find a fourth I will cut the 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.
.

Sideboard:
Dauntless Escort
Dauntless Escort
Dauntless EscortSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rhino Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
67
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Dauntless Escort: Creatures you control are indestructible this turn.
- For the Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
decks, 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.
, Engineering Explosives stuff. And PERISH, that card is scary.

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.
- Comes in against combo decks and Mono Red. Basically anything that targets you.

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.
- Against any blue decks, especially 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.
.

Purify the Grave
Purify the Grave
Purify the GraveSet: Innistrad
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
27
Artist:
Drew Baker
Text:
Exile target card from a graveyard. Flashback {W} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
- You just use it as a form of stall until you can resolve an Ooze. That is why it is better than Extract
Extract
ExtractSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
85
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Search target player's library for a card, and remove that card from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
ion. The flashback is relevant because it makes their counterspells worse since you are not playing 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.)
.

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.
- Removal Spell and a form of stalling against the mirror, making them attack Gideon is also a win condition because they don’t have blockers anymore.

Livala, Keeper of Silence
Silence
SilenceSet: Magic 2010
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Your opponents can't cast spells this turn. (Spells cast before this resolves are unaffected.)
- Mirror Match.

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.
- Really good if Ooze and Purify
Purify
PurifySet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Destroy all artifacts and enchantments.
can’t get you there, this can also come in against the mirror so their KoTRs are just three mana Grizzly Bears
Grizzly Bears
Grizzly BearsSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bears
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Power:
2
Toughness:
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.
- a fifth 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.
.

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.
- Extra KoTR and removal spells against Jitte, Progenitus
Progenitus
ProgenitusSet: Conflux
Cost:
10
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Hydra Avatar
Rarity:
M
Number:
121
Power:
10
Toughness:
10
Text:
Protection from everything If Progenitus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Progenitus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.
and Emrakul. He is really good.


Overall I think this is probably the best deck in the format because of the versatility it offers and the power of the deck. It punishes fair decks and is still pretty good against the combo decks. Until next time, thanks for reading.


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