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With many insanely easy combos with the Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
, and some great deals on more rare cards through cardshark.com, I couldn’t help myself but make a Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
run combo deck. Every card in this deck is there for a reason and can win you the game in one way or another. If everything runs smoothly, you will be in control of every aspect of the game. Keep in mind this is a 1.5 deck, so things get slightly slowed down.

On to the deck…

White (4)
4:Leonin Elder
Leonin Elder
Leonin ElderSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an artifact comes into play, you may gain 1 life.


Black (8)
4:Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the VaultSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an artifact is put into a graveyard from play, you may have target opponent lose 1 life.

4:Vermiculos
Vermiculos
VermiculosSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
80
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an artifact comes into play, Vermiculos gets +4/+4 until end of turn.


Red (12)
4:Mana Echoes
Mana Echoes
Mana EchoesSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Whenever a creature comes into play, you may add 1 to your mana pool for each creature you control that shares a creature type with it.

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.

4:Distmantle

Artifact Creatures (8)
4:Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.

4:Dross Scorpion
Dross Scorpion
Dross ScorpionSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Whenever Dross Scorpion or another artifact creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may untap target artifact.


Artifacts (6)
4:Gilded Lotus
Gilded Lotus
Gilded LotusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.

2:Darksteel Reactor
Darksteel Reactor
Darksteel ReactorSet: Darksteel
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Darksteel Reactor is indestructible. (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) At the beginning of your upkeep you may put a charge counter on Darksteel Reactor. When Darksteel Reactor has twenty or more charge counters on it you win the game.


Land (22)
4:Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Tower
3:Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Power Plant
3:Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Mine
4:Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

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

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


As you can see, this is a tri-color deck, built on combos with the Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
. Ok here is the quiz, there is an alternate win condition besides Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
combos…Give up? If you know what Dismantle
Dismantle
DismantleSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target artifact. If that artifact had counters on it put that many +1/+1 counters or charge counters on an artifact you control.
does then you have probably heard of this combo, if the Darksteel reactor gets to 5 counters, you can Dismantle
Dismantle
DismantleSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target artifact. If that artifact had counters on it put that many +1/+1 counters or charge counters on an artifact you control.
it twice for 20 counters! Dismantle
Dismantle
DismantleSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target artifact. If that artifact had counters on it put that many +1/+1 counters or charge counters on an artifact you control.
destroys target artifact, and if there are any counters on it, you put that many (not move them) +1/+1 or Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
ge counters on an artifact you control. Well DS Reactor is indestructible, so Dismantle
Dismantle
DismantleSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target artifact. If that artifact had counters on it put that many +1/+1 counters or charge counters on an artifact you control.
doubles the number of counters on it! But back to the real combos. I’ll break down the cards for you.

Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
{7}

Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
comes into play with 5 +1/+1 tokens on it. You can pay one to remove a +1/+1 counter and put a 1/1 Artifact creature - Pentavite into play. You can also sacrifice a Pentavite and pay one to put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
. This “Coming into play” and “Putting into graveyard from play” of all these little artifacts is what gets this deck going, as all the other cards feed off of this, like an engine if you will.

Dross Scorpion
Dross Scorpion
Dross ScorpionSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Whenever Dross Scorpion or another artifact creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may untap target artifact.
{4}

The Dross Scorpion
Dross Scorpion
Dross ScorpionSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Whenever Dross Scorpion or another artifact creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may untap target artifact.
is a 3/1 creature for 4. Not very good EXCEPT, whenever an artifact is sent to the graveyard from play you can untap an artifact. Well yes even tokens count as being sent to the graveyard, and I think you can see were this is headed.

Gilded Lotus
Gilded Lotus
Gilded LotusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.
{5}

Ahhh yes, the Lotus. Not quite as broken as the Black Lotus
Black Lotus
Black LotusSet: Oversize Cards
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Mono Artifact
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Adds 3 mana of any single color of your choice to your mana pool, then is discarded. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.
, but just as easily abused. It’s and artifact for 5 that you can tap for three mana of any ONE color (that can be important). Well that’s quite helpful, but what if you can do it forever? *Laughs maniacally* yes this is the first combo, expensive indeed, but oh my, it is a thing to see. Tap the Lotus, bring out a Pentavite, sac it, use the Dross Scorpion
Dross Scorpion
Dross ScorpionSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Whenever Dross Scorpion or another artifact creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may untap target artifact.
to untap the Lotus. You just gained one mana of your choice. Lather, Rinse, and Repeat half a million times. Incase you havent quite grasped this, it's an infinite mana combo.

Mana Echoes
Mana Echoes
Mana EchoesSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Whenever a creature comes into play, you may add 1 to your mana pool for each creature you control that shares a creature type with it.
{2}{R}{R}

The Only Enchantment in this deck, but a quite useful one. Costing just 2RR it’s a cheaper alternative to the above combo. Only problem is it’s still slow, taking until at least turn 5 (assuming you don’t alter this deck for some seething songs, or dark rituals, which isn’t a bad idea) but anyway, this lets you add one to your mana pool for each creature with the same type as the creature you just played. OK not the best wording but you will get it. Now, the rules say artifact creature is not a creature type, but that’s okay, because Pentavite is. And that’s what those little buggers are. So you spend 4 mana to make 4 pentavites, but be sure you don’t make the Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
a 0/0, because it will die, (yes I saw a noob do that) and that will give you five mana. Now spend one to put a counter back on, and another mana to take another counter off (of the Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
), that will give you three more mana, making you have 6. Just do this again and again till you have what you need. Once again, this is also an infinite mana combo.

Leonin Elder
Leonin Elder
Leonin ElderSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an artifact comes into play, you may gain 1 life.
{W}

A 1/1 for W is good; a 1/1 for W that gives you 1 life whenever an artifact comes into play is better! While not ground shaking at first, grouped with an infinite mana combo = infinite life because of the constant changing of artifacts (the Pentavites strike again)
And yes, this would be your infinite life combo.

Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the VaultSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an artifact is put into a graveyard from play, you may have target opponent lose 1 life.
{B}

A 1/1 for B is good; a 1/1 for B that deals one damage whenever an artifact is put into the graveyard is better! Wait, that seems familiar. Well anyway, if your smart you probably figured out that grouped with an infinite mana combo, this will deal infinite damage to your opponent. And another combo strikes the board!

Vermiculos
Vermiculos
VermiculosSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
80
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an artifact comes into play, Vermiculos gets +4/+4 until end of turn.
{4}{B}

Ok, well a 1/1 for 4B is not good so I won’t try that shpeel again. But one that gets +4/+4 when an artifact comes into play until the end of the turn is awesome. And your guessed it, grouped with an infinite mana combo this will give you a monstrous creature of epic proportions. 44,000,000,000,000/44,000,000,000,000 anyone?

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.
{X}{R}

XR means DAMAGE! 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.
, while a sorcery is very easy to abuse, and yes, grouped with an infinite mana combo (but be sure you use red mana) this could deal kertriblions of damage to your opponent.

Alternate win - Dismantle
Dismantle
DismantleSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target artifact. If that artifact had counters on it put that many +1/+1 counters or charge counters on an artifact you control.
+ Darksteel Reactor
Darksteel Reactor
Darksteel ReactorSet: Darksteel
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Darksteel Reactor is indestructible. (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) At the beginning of your upkeep you may put a charge counter on Darksteel Reactor. When Darksteel Reactor has twenty or more charge counters on it you win the game.


As I mentioned before this is the other option, if you had the Reactor out, and the mana to cast 4 Dismantle
Dismantle
DismantleSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target artifact. If that artifact had counters on it put that many +1/+1 counters or charge counters on an artifact you control.
s, the reactor would only need two counters to get to 20. But yea, for 2R you can double the amount of charge counters on your Reactor, which can be very useful if things don’t work right. FYI the Darksteel Reacter costs 4.

Lands

The “Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
tron” occurs when you have out Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Mine, Tower, and Power plant. This will cause the Mine and Power Plant to tap for 2, and the Tower to tap for 3 (that’s why there is an extra tower) Getting all three Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
Lands in your opening hand can win the game, because you (with luck draws) be able to have out the Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
third turn. Which is fast as hell for this rather slow deck. The ideal first hand would be the Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
lands, Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
, Dross Scorpion
Dross Scorpion
Dross ScorpionSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Whenever Dross Scorpion or another artifact creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may untap target artifact.
, Gilded Lotus
Gilded Lotus
Gilded LotusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.
, and 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.
.

Notes and Tips

-This isn’t a very fast deck, and would probably only do good in casual play.
-Getting a good hand is very important, it’s okay to mulligan down to 4-5 cards if it gets you the Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
lands and a Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.

-If it suites your style, slimming down on the combo cards for some acceleration (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.
or 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.
s) would probably be very good, but keep 4 Pentavus
Pentavus
PentavusSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
226
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Pentavus comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it. 1, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play. 1, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.
cards in there.
-Be wary of counter spells, some cards could even make you take that infinite mana and burn it, thus…you die.


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