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CardShark Content - Huy Nguyen (8/3/2005)

This deck uses massive amounts of land, Seismic Assault
Seismic Assault
Seismic AssaultSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Artist:
Dermot Power
Text:
Choose and discard a land card: Seismic Assault deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
and Meloku to win the game. This deck can be bought for under $15 if you exclude the use of Coat Of Arms, Coat isn't require for this deck but it makes a killer final blow. The epicenter of this deck is the land. Each card in this deck has a primary focus of using lands except maybe for Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
. Using this deck, you have to get as many lands into play as possible, but it shouldn't be that hard with 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.
, Kodama’s Reach, and the Elder in the deck. Sensei's Top allows you to see the top 3 cards of your deck and rearrange them. If you see that there are too many lands in your upcoming draws, then the land fetch cards come in handy because they allow you to shuffle your deck. After you get enough lands in play and have Meloku start returning the lands and making 1/1 creatures and if you also have Seismic Assault
Seismic Assault
Seismic AssaultSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Artist:
Dermot Power
Text:
Choose and discard a land card: Seismic Assault deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
in play discard those lands to cause damage. If you decide to sideboard the Coat Of Arms it will power up the 1/1 tokens well. Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
is in the deck in case your opponents overrun you with weenie creatures in the beginning.

Green (16)

4:Azusa, Lost But Seeking (allows you to play 2 extra land each turn, great combo with Meloku allowing extra 1/1 creatures if you choose)

4: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.
(allows you to fetch a basic land, especially the scarce ones in your deck like Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
or Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
, deck shuffling)

4:Kodama's Reach
Kodama's Reach
Kodama's ReachSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Search your library for two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one into play tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
(same as 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.
but allows you to fetch 2 lands or if you like play 2 extra land each turn, deck shuffling)

4:Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe ElderSet: Commander
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
169
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Sakura-Tribe Elder: Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
(a creature that allows you to fetch even more land, can be use as an early blocker if needed, deck shuffling)

Red (8)

4:Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
(allows you to deal damage that can be divided among creatures)

4:Seismic Assault
Seismic Assault
Seismic AssaultSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Artist:
Dermot Power
Text:
Choose and discard a land card: Seismic Assault deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
(discard a land card: this deals 2 damage to target player or creature)

Blue (4)

4:Meloku the Clouded Mirror
Meloku the Clouded Mirror
Meloku the Clouded MirrorSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Moonfolk Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying 1, Return a land you control to its owner's hand: Put a 1/1 blue Illusion creature token with flying into play.
(pay 1 mana, return a land to your hand: put a 1/1 creature with flying into play)

Artifact (4)

4:Sensei Divining Top (used to draw other cards you need, it could be used to see the top 3 cards which is very important, because you do not need to be top decking 3 lands in a row. This is where the land fetchers come in handy because they allow you to shuffle your deck.)

Land (28)

22:Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
(you obviously need as many of these as possible because most of your spells are green)

4:Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
(shouldn't have trouble fetching these with 12 fetch cards, don't worry about a mulligan if you don't get this in your opening hand)

2:Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
(even scarcer than Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s, because the only spell using blue is Meloku, no problem getting these with fetch)

Sideboard:
I really don't have a sideboard for this deck, but if you like you could add the Coat Of Arms or Krosan Tusker
Krosan Tusker
Krosan TuskerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
6
Toughness:
5
Text:
Cycling 2G (2G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.). When you cycle Krosan Tusker, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
for land cycling.


As you can see almost half the deck is land, but you do not want to draw lands, you want to using your draw phase to get other cards. Land fetchers will take care of your land needs while thinning out your deck. Using this deck I notice that it doesn't really get going until maybe the 3rd or 4th turn with the previous turns used for just getting land into play. If your opponents overrun you with creatures Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
can be a saving grace because it allows you distribute damage among the creatures. I rarely had to mulligan with this deck, but I prefer to have my starting hand include Meloku or a Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
in it. You should play Meloku as soon as you can and start creating 1/1 creatures each turn since this deck is not very mana intensive, but I recommend leaving at least 3 lands in play at a time. If you manage to have Azusa in play along with Meloku, that's an extra 2 land per turn. Getting a Seismic Assault
Seismic Assault
Seismic AssaultSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Artist:
Dermot Power
Text:
Choose and discard a land card: Seismic Assault deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
in play is just game over for your opponents because you can easily discard 10 lands to deal 20 damage to your opponent. Also I know this might sound stupid, but always return tapped lands to your hand using Meloku.

This is a fun deck in playing 1 on 1 but I found it hard to use in mulitplayer because there aren’t enough lands to deal that much damage using Seismic Assault
Seismic Assault
Seismic AssaultSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Artist:
Dermot Power
Text:
Choose and discard a land card: Seismic Assault deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
. FFA should give this deck a hard time if each player decides to attack you but other than that it is very good in 2hg or 3hg depending if your partners are holding up their ends.


Hope you enjoy this deck, I'm still testing a multiplayer deck and will post as soon as I get it adjusted.


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