• Magic: The Gathering
  • Magic: The Gathering Online
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!

Which game do you want to buy from?

How to Buy at a Glance

  • 1. Search for items
  • 2. Purchase via PayPal or CC
  • 3. Receive items in the mail
    (usually in less than a week!)
Want Magic prices from CardShark.com on your Mobile device? - Try the Decked Builder app

Junktroller 1: Fresh Meat - Greg Gawura (12/27/2012)

“All things end, changing shape
Waking to life again”
-Scar
Scar
ScarSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
194
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
Symmetry – “Reborn”

I am a full-fledged Johnny that loves to build decks around cards that others tend to dismiss as “junk.” As a form of sadistic retribution, I enjoy defeating opponents with said “junk.” This article will be the first in a series where I design decks around many of my favorite junk rares. I hope my efforts will inspire you to look at your pile of 25 cent rares for some true diamonds within the junk.

Please keep three things in mind when reading my articles. First, the decks I design are not intended to be tournament decks. Though my decks typically fall squarely in the “casual” realm, I have been known to take down tier one tournament decks from time to time. Second, I am solidly a “budget” deckbuilder. Most of the cards I play are less than $5 and are usually very easy to acquire. Third, in order to impose some limitations on the available cards, most of the decks presented in the Junktroller
Junktroller
JunktrollerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
264
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
0
Toughness:
6
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) T: Put target card in a graveyard on the bottom of its owner’s library.
series will follow the Modern format banned and restricted list.

The first deck I will present is based around a “junk rare” from New Phyrexia: Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
. As someone who watches opponents play “wrath effects” on a frequent basis, I find replacing my lost creatures immediately extremely appealing. Obviously, the main focus of the deck will be to amass a large number of expendable creatures (we’ll get to that later). There is one major issue, however, and that is we can’t reasonably assume that our opponent will always have some board-sweeper. We need to not only ensure that our creatures will die (hey, that’s a word now), but that they will die when is most advantageous to us.

One possible solution is to include a number of sacrifice effects, like Greater Gargadon
Greater Gargadon
Greater GargadonSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
10
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Power:
9
Toughness:
7
Text:
Suspend 10-R Sacrifice an artifact, creature, or land: Remove a time counter from Greater Gargadon. Play this ability only if Greater Gargadon is suspended.
, Bloodthrone Vampire
Bloodthrone Vampire
Bloodthrone VampireSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Steve Argyle
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Bloodthrone Vampire gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
, Viscera Seer
Viscera Seer
Viscera SeerSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
120
Artist:
John Stanko
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Scry 1. (To scry 1, look at the top card of your library, then you may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
, Greater Good
Greater Good
Greater GoodSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
257
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Draw cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power, then choose and discard three cards.
, Spawning Pit
Spawning Pit
Spawning PitSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Put a charge counter on Spawning Pit. 1, Remove two charge counters from Spawning Pit: Put a 2/2 Spawn artifact creature token into play.
, or a number of others. Spawning Pit
Spawning Pit
Spawning PitSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Put a charge counter on Spawning Pit. 1, Remove two charge counters from Spawning Pit: Put a 2/2 Spawn artifact creature token into play.
was especially enticing since it let you sacrifice your creatures at will while helping replace them later. Unfortunately, any deck that has two distinct plans (one to make the creatures and another to sacrifice them) is doomed to have consistency problems. We’ve all been there: you draw all of your ramp but none of your win conditions or all of your auras but none of your creatures. It’s frustrating.

So, how can we both consistently create creatures and consistently find ways to sacrifice them? The answer was painfully obvious: Eldrazi Spawn Tokens. Who needs a Spawning Pit
Spawning Pit
Spawning PitSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Put a charge counter on Spawning Pit. 1, Remove two charge counters from Spawning Pit: Put a 2/2 Spawn artifact creature token into play.
when the Eldrazi Spawn can just sacrifice themselves?

So, with the base of our deck set, let’s decide what color(s) are going to support the green Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
. A quick search reveals that there are only three colors (colorless is not a color) that provide Eldrazi Spawn Tokens: Black, Red, and Green. Each color has four apiece. The four in black happen to be the least attractive for our plan. Three of the cards are too high on the mana curve at five and six mana, while Pawn of Ulamog
Pawn of Ulamog
Pawn of UlamogSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Artist:
Daarken
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Pawn of Ulamog or another nontoken creature you control is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
does not provide tokens immediately. With the lack of black cards that fit our theme, our colors are essentially set at red and green. Here are the cards that I chose for the deck.

Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
– The focus of the deck, so its inclusion is obvious. One important thing to note is that Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
is an instant. Playing this on your turn is pretty rough, but playing it at the end of your opponent’s turn is devastating.

Nest Invader
Nest Invader
Nest InvaderSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Eldrazi Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
201
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Nest Invader enters the battlefield, put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
Nest Invader
Nest Invader
Nest InvaderSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Eldrazi Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
201
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Nest Invader enters the battlefield, put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
is a very efficient creature. At only two mana, it comes in early. It’s a 2/2 for two (i.e. a “bear”) that brings an additional body along. It is very important from a tempo standpoint to have a two toughness creature out on turn two, as it can trade with most the aggressive creatures in modern. I’ll trade my Nest Invader
Nest Invader
Nest InvaderSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Eldrazi Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
201
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Nest Invader enters the battlefield, put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
for a 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.
all day long.

Growth Spasm
Growth Spasm
Growth SpasmSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
186
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
– As you’ll see later, I tend to avoid expensive mana-bases, so mana fixing is important in many of my decks. Growth Spasm
Growth Spasm
Growth SpasmSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
186
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
lets you put a basic land from you library onto the battlefield and brings along a spawn. That’s a win-win situation. Aside from the mana-fixing, the ramp aspect is also important.

Awakening Zone
Awakening Zone
Awakening ZoneSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Johann Bodin
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
– I only play a few of these, as I feel they are a bit on the slow side. At the very least, however, you have a free chump-blocker every turn. Surviving against aggro opponents in the early game is very important, which is where Awakening Zone
Awakening Zone
Awakening ZoneSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Johann Bodin
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
can shine.

Kozilek’s Predator – Rounding out our green Eldrazi Spawn suite is maybe the best Spawn generator, Kozilek’s Predator. It’s a 3/3 for four that brings along two additional bodies. Usually, this guy is bringing along my fifth and sixth spawns, which typically wins the game on my next turn.

Spawning Breath
Spawning Breath
Spawning BreathSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Text:
Spawning Breath deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
– At first glance, Spawning Breath
Spawning Breath
Spawning BreathSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Text:
Spawning Breath deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
is a bit weak, but it can take out some of the more powerful creatures in Modern. 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.
, Lotus Cobra
Lotus Cobra
Lotus CobraSet: Zendikar
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
M
Number:
168
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
, and 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.)
all have only one toughness. Any one of those cards cost more than this entire deck. Oh, and get a Spawn token.

Brood Birthing
Brood Birthing
Brood BirthingSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Anthony Francisco
Text:
If you control an Eldrazi Spawn, put three 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool." Otherwise, put one of those tokens onto the battlefield.
– If you have an Eldrazi Spawn on the battlefield, Brood Birthing
Brood Birthing
Brood BirthingSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Anthony Francisco
Text:
If you control an Eldrazi Spawn, put three 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool." Otherwise, put one of those tokens onto the battlefield.
is great. If you don’t, it’s pretty terrible. Without fail, you will have games where you are holding three freaking copies of Brood Birthing
Brood Birthing
Brood BirthingSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Anthony Francisco
Text:
If you control an Eldrazi Spawn, put three 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool." Otherwise, put one of those tokens onto the battlefield.
without any freaking Eldrazi Spawn in play. Don’t be stubborn, play the Brood Birthing
Brood Birthing
Brood BirthingSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Anthony Francisco
Text:
If you control an Eldrazi Spawn, put three 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool." Otherwise, put one of those tokens onto the battlefield.
for only one Spawn token. I know it’s a terrible value, but waiting for another token generator will be your demise.

Skittering Invasion
Skittering Invasion
Skittering InvasionSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Eldrazi
Rarity:
U
Number:
10
Artist:
Eric Deschamps
Text:
Put five 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
Skittering Invasion
Skittering Invasion
Skittering InvasionSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Eldrazi
Rarity:
U
Number:
10
Artist:
Eric Deschamps
Text:
Put five 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
feels more like a sideboard card to me, but we are not typically sideboarding in my playgroup. Skittering Invasion
Skittering Invasion
Skittering InvasionSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Eldrazi
Rarity:
U
Number:
10
Artist:
Eric Deschamps
Text:
Put five 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
is most powerful when you can sacrifice a bunch of tokens to pay for it and then sacrifice those tokens for a huge Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
. Using this combo, it is very easy to end up with 10+ beast tokens. Unfortunately, Skittering Invasion
Skittering Invasion
Skittering InvasionSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Eldrazi
Rarity:
U
Number:
10
Artist:
Eric Deschamps
Text:
Put five 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
is a sorcery, so you have to play it during your turn. Since your tokens don’t have haste, a wrath effect from your opponent equals blowout. I suggest only playing Skittering Invasion
Skittering Invasion
Skittering InvasionSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Eldrazi
Rarity:
U
Number:
10
Artist:
Eric Deschamps
Text:
Put five 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
if you can hard cast it or if you have no fear of a wrath effect.

That’s it for the Eldrazi Spawn suite. I decided that the other red token generators (Emrakul’s Hatcher and Rapacious One
Rapacious One
Rapacious OneSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Eldrazi Drone
Rarity:
U
Number:
162
Artist:
Jason A. Engle
Power:
5
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample Whenever Rapacious One deals combat damage to a player, put that many 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
) were a bit too high on the mana curve to fit my plans.

The rest of the cards are more utilitarian and could be varied to fit your local metagame.

Cultivate
Cultivate
CultivateSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Anthony Palumbo
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
– As mentioned with Growth Spasm
Growth Spasm
Growth SpasmSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
186
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
, when playing with inexpensive manabases, a successful fixing/ramp strategy can be the difference between winning and losing. Cultivate
Cultivate
CultivateSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Anthony Palumbo
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
is one of the most powerful ramp spells around and it also provides some deck-thinning if you’re really digging for that Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
.

Fog
Fog
FogSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Creatures attack and block as normal, but none deal any damage or otherwise affect any creature as a result of an attack or block. All attacking creatures are still tapped. Play any time before attack damage is dealt.
– This is really a metagame choice. There are games where I don’t want to lose my spawn just yet, but really need to stop some combat damage. Fog
Fog
FogSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Creatures attack and block as normal, but none deal any damage or otherwise affect any creature as a result of an attack or block. All attacking creatures are still tapped. Play any time before attack damage is dealt.
allows me to stave off a few attacks while maintaining my army of sacrifices.

Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the HordesSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
123
Artist:
Izzy
Text:
Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample and infect. (Creatures with infect deal damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
– This may be more of a “win more” card in a dual, but is a serious game winner in multi-player formats. An army of seven 3/3 beasts will likely win in a dual, but could fall short in a multi-player game. Now, imagine the creatures are now 4/4s with infect. That is a game-ender.

After tossing in a few basic lands, here is the decklist:


Creatures:
4 x Kozilek’s Predator
4 x Nest Invader
Nest Invader
Nest InvaderSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Eldrazi Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
201
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Nest Invader enters the battlefield, put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."


Spells:
4 x Brood Birthing
Brood Birthing
Brood BirthingSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Anthony Francisco
Text:
If you control an Eldrazi Spawn, put three 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool." Otherwise, put one of those tokens onto the battlefield.

4 x Spawning Breath
Spawning Breath
Spawning BreathSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Text:
Spawning Breath deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."

4 x Growth Spasm
Growth Spasm
Growth SpasmSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
186
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."

1 x Awakening Zone
Awakening Zone
Awakening ZoneSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Johann Bodin
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."

4 x Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.

3 x Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the HordesSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
123
Artist:
Izzy
Text:
Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample and infect. (Creatures with infect deal damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

2 x Skittering Invasion
Skittering Invasion
Skittering InvasionSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Tribal Sorcery
Sub Type:
Eldrazi
Rarity:
U
Number:
10
Artist:
Eric Deschamps
Text:
Put five 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."

4 x Cultivate
Cultivate
CultivateSet: Magic 2011
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Anthony Palumbo
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one onto the battlefield tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

3 x Fog
Fog
FogSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Creatures attack and block as normal, but none deal any damage or otherwise affect any creature as a result of an attack or block. All attacking creatures are still tapped. Play any time before attack damage is dealt.


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

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



Keep in mind that this deck is most successful when the Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
comes as a surprise. Most opponents assume that the army of Eldrazi Spawn are going to be used to summon a huge creature with a high mana cost. As such, many opponents will wipe the board on their turn with the hopes preventing said huge creature from hitting the table. Fortunately, that strategy plays right into our hands. It clears the board for our beasts to attack without restraint.

Unfortunately, the deck can be overly reliant on drawing a copy of Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
. As such, you will need to mulligan fairly liberally. A hand without either of the creatures (Nest Invader
Nest Invader
Nest InvaderSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Eldrazi Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
201
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Nest Invader enters the battlefield, put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
or Kozilek’s Predator) or a Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
should be dropped.

A very explosive but reasonable start could be:

Turn 1: Land
Turn 2: Land, Nest Invader
Nest Invader
Nest InvaderSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Eldrazi Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
201
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Nest Invader enters the battlefield, put a 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool."
, 1 Eldrazi Spawn total
Turn 3: Land, Brood Birthing
Brood Birthing
Brood BirthingSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Anthony Francisco
Text:
If you control an Eldrazi Spawn, put three 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add {1} to your mana pool." Otherwise, put one of those tokens onto the battlefield.
, 4 Eldrazi Spawn total
Turn 4: Land, Kozilek’s Predator, 5 Eldrazi Spawn Total
(sacrifice a spawn to leave open a green mana source)
End of Opponent’s Turn: Sacrifice
Sacrifice
SacrificeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Sacrifice one of your creatures to add to your mana pool a number of black mana equal to that creature's casting cost.
5 Spawn to play Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
, get 5 beasts
Turn 5: Land, Play Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the HordesSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
123
Artist:
Izzy
Text:
Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample and infect. (Creatures with infect deal damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
, attack for 20 infect damage

I hope you enjoyed the look at my Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat
Fresh MeatSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Put a 3/3 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield for each creature put into your graveyard from the battlefield this turn.
deck. Look for more upcoming Junktroller
Junktroller
JunktrollerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
264
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
0
Toughness:
6
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) T: Put target card in a graveyard on the bottom of its owner’s library.
articles. Feel free to discuss your favorite junk rares or junk rare decks in the forums.


Rate Article



Discuss Article

Click here to discuss this article in forum or leave comments for the author.

RSS feed RSS Feed


This article is provided to you by CardShark.com - A Better Way to Buy and Sell Collectable Games Online. Please check out the rest of our site - you won't be disappointed.

View More ArticlesView More Articles