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CardShark Content - James Stone (9/29/2003)

After posting the spoiler and pointing out a number of the awesome rares in this set, I decided it would be a great idea to go back and take a look at some of the awesome uncommons. As seems to be the trend, the developers at Wizards seem to be giving a more weight to the power of uncommon cards, and this article serves as an overview of some of the best Mirrodin has to offer! We'll go through the list of uncommons, sorted by color (artifacts last). This should be useful for those of you limited players, as you are more likely to draft and build decks around your commons and uncommons as opposed to rares.

That said, let's take a look at white:

Roar of the Kha
Roar of the Kha
Roar of the KhaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Choose one - Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn; or untap all creatures you control. Entwine 1W (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
1W Instant (U) # 18
Choose one: Creatures you control get +1/+1 or untap all creatures you control.
Entwine 1W(Choose both if you pay the Entwine cost)
Illus. Matt Cavotta

This is obviously a powerful card in limited format, as it allows you to make what appears to be a gutsy alpha strike while you're actually pulling a nasty trick.

Soul Nova
Soul Nova
Soul NovaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
25
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Text:
Remove target attacking creature and all Equipment attached to it from the game.
3WW Instant (U) #25
Remove
Remove
RemoveSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Play Remove only after you're attacked, before you declare blockers.Return any one attacking creature to its owner's hand.
target attacking creature and all Equipment attached to it from the game.
Within seconds, the nim was comsumed in blinding sunfire. Afterwards, only a puddle of molten iron remained.
Illus. Keith Garletts

With the sheer power introduced by the implementation of equipment (read on, you'll see what I mean) this spell certainly serves great functionality. In many cases, equipment can make or break a game since it can be switched around for defensive purposes after an attack.

Taj-Nar Swordsmith 3W Creature - Cat Soldier (U) #27
When Taj-Nar Swordsmith comes into play, you may pay X. If you do, search your library for an Equipment card with converted mana cost X or less and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.
On the flipside, the swordsmith can help you get equipment into play much faster, and without having to worry about that pesky ANNUL!


Here is what we have for blue:

Assert Authority
Assert Authority
Assert AuthoritySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
30
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Counter target spell. If it's countered this way, remove it from the game instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.
5UU Instant (U) #30
Affinity for artifacts
Counter target spell. If it's countered this way, remove it from the game instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.
Illus. Greg Hildebrandt

Basically your dissipate spell revisited, but with affinity for artifacts; in order to match dissipate's mana efficiency you'd have to have 4 artifacts in play though. Not incredibly impressive, but serves its purpose in this set.

Domineer
Domineer
DomineerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
33
Artist:
Jon Foster
Text:
You control enchanted artifact creature.
1UU Enchant Artifact Creature (U) #33
You control enchanted artifact creature.
Since they haven't seen their original master for millennia, golems are eager to take orders from anyone.
Illus. Jon Foster
Foster
FosterSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
247
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Whenever a creature you control is put into a graveyard, you may pay 1. If you do, reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.


Now we're talking! With so many different artifact creatures and hybrids, this card is basically a cheaper casting control magic!

Fabricate
Fabricate
FabricateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
35
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
2U Sorcery (U) #35
Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
Self explanatory. In a set with mostly artifacts, this card is great.

Lumengrid Sentinel
Lumengrid Sentinel
Lumengrid SentinelSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Whenever an artifact comes into play under your control, you may tap target permanent.
2U Creature - Human Wizard (U) #40
Flying
Whenever an artifact comes into play under your control, you may tap target permanent.
1/2

Could be very useful in limited format for coordinating attacks. Could possibly hold some lockdown combination possibilities in constructed as well.

Thirst
Thirst
ThirstSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
When Thirst comes into play, tap enchanted creature.During your upkeep, pay U or bury Thirst.Enchanted creature does not untap during its controller's untap phase.
For Knowledge 2U Instant (U) #53
Draw three cards, then discard two cards from you hand unless you discard an artifact card from your hand.
Great card advantage if you're able to part ways with an artifact.


In the field of black:

Barter in Blood
Barter in Blood
Barter in BloodSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Each player sacrifices two creatures.
2BB Sorcery (U) #57
Each player sacrifices two creatures.
In the game of conquest, who cares about the pawns if the king yet reigns? - Geth, keeper of the Vault
Illus. Paolo Parente

Extremely powerful board control, especially if you have some PESTS to sacrifice.

Betrayal of Flesh
Betrayal of Flesh
Betrayal of FleshSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
58
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Choose one - Destroy target creature; or return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Entwine—Sacrifice three lands. (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
5B Instant (U) #58
Choose one - Destroy target creature; or return target creature card from your graveyard to play.
Entwine: 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.
three lands. (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

Very powerful for board control, feasibly shifting the creature balance greatly in your favor with a reasonably priced entwine cost!

Woebearer
Woebearer
WoebearerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
U
Number:
83
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Fear Whenever Woebearer deals combat damage to a player, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
4B Creature - Zombie (U) #83
Fear
Fear
FearSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Target creature cannot be blocked by any creatures except black creatures and artifact creatures.

Whenever Woebearer
Woebearer
WoebearerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
U
Number:
83
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Fear Whenever Woebearer deals combat damage to a player, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
deals combat damage to a player, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
2/3

Self explanatory. A bit expensive for a 2/3, but the innate abilities are more than worth it!



Now on to RED:

Atog
Atog
AtogSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
0: +2/+2. Each time you use this ability, you must sacrifice one of your artifacts in play.
1R Creature - Atog
Atog
AtogSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
0: +2/+2. Each time you use this ability, you must sacrifice one of your artifacts in play.
(U) #86
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.
an artifact: Atog
Atog
AtogSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
0: +2/+2. Each time you use this ability, you must sacrifice one of your artifacts in play.
gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
1/2
On Dominaria, a scavenger. On Mirrodin, a predator.
Illus. Puddnhead

A classic back from the days of Antiquities...great possibilities with this smiley fiend!

Detonate
Detonate
DetonateSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Randy Asplund
Text:
Bury target artifact. Detonate deals X damage to the artifact's controller, where X is the casting cost of the artifact.
XR Sorcery (U) #88
Destroy target artifact with converted mana cost equal to x. It can't be regenerated. Detonate
Detonate
DetonateSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Randy Asplund
Text:
Bury target artifact. Detonate deals X damage to the artifact's controller, where X is the casting cost of the artifact.
deals xdamage to that artifact's controller.

Another visitor from Antiquities, with some very explosive potential!

Forge Armor
Forge Armor
Forge ArmorSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
As an additional cost to play Forge Armor, sacrifice an artifact. Put X +1/+1 counters on target creature, where X is the sacrificed artifact's converted mana cost.
4R Instant (U) #92
As an additional cost to play Forge Armor
Forge Armor
Forge ArmorSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
As an additional cost to play Forge Armor, sacrifice an artifact. Put X +1/+1 counters on target creature, where X is the sacrificed artifact's converted mana cost.
, sacrifice an Artifact.
Put X +1/+1 counters on target creature, where X is the sacrificed artifact's converted mana cost.
Got an artifact creature that has lethal damage on the stack? Why not recycle him into some fancy new armor for one of your other creatures? It just might save somebody's life!

Fractured Loyalty
Fractured Loyalty
Fractured LoyaltySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
93
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Whenever enchanted creature becomes the target of a spell or ability, that spell or ability's controller gains control of enchanted creature. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)
1R Enchant Creature (U) #93
Whenever enchanted creature becomes the target of a spell or ability, that spell or ability's controller gains control of enchanged creature. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

Though kind of chaotic to depend on, if you've got an ATOG or FORGE ARMOR (or other card that requires sacrifice) this could be your ticket!

Grab the Reins
Grab the Reins
Grab the ReinsSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
95
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Choose one - Until end of turn, you gain control of target creature and it gains haste; or sacrifice a creature, then Grab the Reins deals damage equal to that creature's power to target creature or player. Entwine 2R (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
3R Instant (U) #95
Choose one - Until end of turn, you gain control of target creature and it gains haste; or sacrifice a creature, then Grab the Reins
Grab the Reins
Grab the ReinsSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
95
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Choose one - Until end of turn, you gain control of target creature and it gains haste; or sacrifice a creature, then Grab the Reins deals damage equal to that creature's power to target creature or player. Entwine 2R (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
deals damage equal to that creature's power to target creature or player.
Entwine 2R
Illus. Michael Sutfin

This spell is a bit more direct with the intention of taking and destroying your opponent's creature, though this is quite a versatile spell. You could take your opponent's creature, ball it up, and throw it at something. You could just borrow his creature to block his other attacker, or perhaps you could borrow his defender for a little less defense and a lot more damage!

Shrapnel Blast
Shrapnel Blast
Shrapnel BlastSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
106
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
As an additional cost to play Shrapnel Blast, sacrifice an artifact. Shrapnel Blast deals 5 damage to target creature or player.
1R Instant (U) #106
As an additional cost to play Shrapnel Blast
Shrapnel Blast
Shrapnel BlastSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
106
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
As an additional cost to play Shrapnel Blast, sacrifice an artifact. Shrapnel Blast deals 5 damage to target creature or player.
, sacrifice an artifact.
Sharpanel Blast deals 5 damage to target creature or player.

Like a goblin grenade, but better! 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.
that artifact creature that is doomed for the graveyard! Opponent trying to steal your creature? Why not let him have it! Awesome defensive and offensive possibilities!



Let's look at green:

Bloodscent
Bloodscent
BloodscentSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
114
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
All creatures able to block target creature this turn do so.
3G Instant (U) #114
All creatures able to block target creature this turn do so.

Instant Lure
Lure
LureSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
All creatures able to block enchanted creature do so.
...great for that game ending alpha attack!

Brown Ouphe
Brown Ouphe
Brown OupheSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ouphe
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G, T: Counter target artifact ability requiring an activation cost. Play this ability as an interrupt.
G Creature - Ouphe (U) #115
1G, Tap: Counter target artifact ability requiring an activation cost.
1/1

An oldie, and finally a goodie! This little bugger from the days of Ice Age will finally be having his day in the sun!

Creeping Mold
Creeping Mold
Creeping MoldSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
David Seeley
Text:
Destroy target artifact, land, or enchantment.
2GG Sorcery (U) #117
Destroy target artifact, enchantment, or land.
The deadliest force on Mirrodin isn't the largest organism - it's the smallest.

Another older card that is back in force. Very useful!

One Dozen Eyes
One Dozen Eyes
One Dozen EyesSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
126
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Choose one - Put a 5/5 green Beast creature token into play; or put five 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play. Entwine GGG (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
5G Sorcery (U) #126
Choose one - Put a 5/5 green Beast
Beast
BeastSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Donahue
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
creature token into play; or put five 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.
Entwine: GGG(If you pay the Entwine cost, you may choose both.)
Illus. Darrell Kiche

Great for creating some extra chumps, sacrifices, or just a really big beast into play.

Trolls of Tel-Jilad 5GG Creature - Troll Shaman (U) #136
G1: Regenerate
Regenerate
RegenerateSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
202
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Regenerate target creature. (The next time that creature would be destroyed this turn, it isn't. Instead tap it, remove all damage from it, and remove it from combat.)
target green creature.
5/6

Wait a minute...regenerate TARGET green creature! Yes, you read that right! And only an uncommon, too!

Viridian Shaman
Viridian Shaman
Viridian ShamanSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Viridian Shaman comes into play, destroy target artifact.
2G Creature - Elf (U) #139
When Viridian Shaman
Viridian Shaman
Viridian ShamanSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Viridian Shaman comes into play, destroy target artifact.
comes into play, destroy target artifact.
2/2

Just like your favorite Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
monkeys, the Viridian Shaman
Viridian Shaman
Viridian ShamanSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Viridian Shaman comes into play, destroy target artifact.
makes for a smashing good time!



FINALLY...THE ARTIFACTS!

Banshee's Blade
Banshee's Blade
Banshee's BladeSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each charge counter on Banshee's Blade. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put a charge counter on this card. Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
2 Artifact - Equipment (U) #144
Equipped Creature gets +1/+1 for each charge counter on Banshee's Blade
Banshee's Blade
Banshee's BladeSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each charge counter on Banshee's Blade. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put a charge counter on this card. Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put a charge counter on this card.
Equip 2

Turns your creature into a varitable SLITH creature, known for gaining counters when they deal damage!

Bottle Gnomes
Bottle Gnomes
Bottle GnomesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Bottle Gnomes: Gain 3 life.
3 Artifact Creature - Gnome (U) #148
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.
Bottle Gnomes
Bottle Gnomes
Bottle GnomesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Bottle Gnomes: Gain 3 life.
: You gain 3 life.
Reinforcements
Reinforcements
ReinforcementsSet: Alliances
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Diana Vick
Text:
Put up to three target creature cards from your graveyard on top of your library in any order.
... or refreshments?
1/3

An old friend whose usefulness most definitely hasn't changed!

Cathodian 3 Artifact Creature (U) #149
When Cathodian is put into a graveyard from play, add 3 to your mana pool.
Cathodians repair the Great Furnace
Great Furnace
Great FurnaceSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Land
Type:
Artifact Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
282
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
(Great Furnace isn't a spell.) T: Add R to your mana pool.
by welding parts of themselves to the mechanism. Eventually, the become one with the machine.
3/3

Another reprint who will definitely be seeing play!

Clockwork Vorrac
Clockwork Vorrac
Clockwork VorracSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
156
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Trample Clockwork Vorrac comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever Clockwork Vorrac attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it at end of combat. T: Put a +1/+1 counter on Clockwork Vorrac.
5 Artifact Creature - Beast
Beast
BeastSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Donahue
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
(U) #156
Trample Clockwork Vorrac
Clockwork Vorrac
Clockwork VorracSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
156
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Trample Clockwork Vorrac comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever Clockwork Vorrac attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it at end of combat. T: Put a +1/+1 counter on Clockwork Vorrac.
comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever Clockwork Vorrac
Clockwork Vorrac
Clockwork VorracSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
156
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Trample Clockwork Vorrac comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever Clockwork Vorrac attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it at end of combat. T: Put a +1/+1 counter on Clockwork Vorrac.
attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it at end of combat.
T: Put a +1/+1 counter on Clockwork Vorrac
Clockwork Vorrac
Clockwork VorracSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
156
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Trample Clockwork Vorrac comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever Clockwork Vorrac attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it at end of combat. T: Put a +1/+1 counter on Clockwork Vorrac.
.
0/0

Your typical clockwork type beast...but reasonably priced!

Crystal Shard
Crystal Shard
Crystal ShardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
159
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
3, T or U, T: Return target creature to its owner's hand unless its controller pays 1.
3 Artifact (U) #159
3, T or U, T: Return target creature to it's owner's hand unless its controller pays 1.

EXTREMELY USEFUL! Saves your own creatures or puts pressure on your opponent not to tap out!

Dead-Iron Sledge 1 Artifact - Equipment (U) #162
Equip: 2(2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if creature leaves play.)
Whenever equipped creature blocks or is blocked by a creature, destroy that creature and the equipped creature.
Illus. Ray Lago

A very inexpensive artifact! Use it for a breakthrough offense then equip it on a 1/1 insect token or pest for a deadly defense next turn!

Dragon Blood
Dragon Blood
Dragon BloodSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
293
Artist:
Greg Simanson
Text:
3, T: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
3 Artifact (U) #163
3,Tap: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

This great limited card is back, and very useful in conjunction with other cards in this set!

Duskworker
Duskworker
DuskworkerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
166
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Whenever Duskworker becomes blocked, regenerate it. 3: Duskworker gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
4 Artifact Creature (U) #166
Whenever Duskworker
Duskworker
DuskworkerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
166
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Whenever Duskworker becomes blocked, regenerate it. 3: Duskworker gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
becomes blocked, regenerate it.
3: Duskworker
Duskworker
DuskworkerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
166
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Whenever Duskworker becomes blocked, regenerate it. 3: Duskworker gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
At the setting of each sun, it emerges to clean Mirrodin's floor of the day's carrion.
2/2

Very irritating...you block him, and he's probably going to kill your creature. You let him in, and you're going to be taking some serious beats!

Farsight Mask
Farsight Mask
Farsight MaskSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
170
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Whenever a source an opponent controls deals damage to you, if Farsight Mask is untapped, you may draw a card.
5 Artifact (U) #170
Whenever a source an opponent controls deals damage to you, if Farsight Mask
Farsight Mask
Farsight MaskSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
170
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Whenever a source an opponent controls deals damage to you, if Farsight Mask is untapped, you may draw a card.
is untaped, you may draw a card.
Very nice card advantage! No reason why this mask should be tapped, anyways!

Fireshrieker
Fireshrieker
FireshriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
171
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Equipped creature has double strike. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.) Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
3 Artifact - Equipment (U) #171
Equipped creature has double strike.
Equip 2

EXTREMELY POWERFUL...turns your creature into a walking blender! Allowing your creature to have first strike and regular damage ability makes for explosive offensive capability (think big fat tramplers) as well as the turnaround doubled up defense power! Ball lightning will never be the same!

Granite Shard
Granite Shard
Granite ShardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
182
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
3, T or R, T: Granite Shard deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
3 Artifact - Uncommon (U) #182
3, T or R, T: Granite Shard
Granite Shard
Granite ShardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
182
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
3, T or R, T: Granite Shard deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
deals 1 damage to target creature or player

The ´´red´´ shard, actually quite useful since a lot of creatures in this set will bounce without the extra point of damage.

Heartwood Shard
Heartwood Shard
Heartwood ShardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
184
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
3, T or G, T: Target creature gains trample until end of turn.
3 Artifact (U) #184
3, T or G, T: Target creature gains trample until end of turn.

Trample is always a nice ability to have available.

Icy Manipulator
Icy Manipulator
Icy ManipulatorSet: Ice Age
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
1, T: Tap target artifact, creature, or land.
4 Artifact (U) #186
1,Tap: Tap target artifact, creature, or land.
A model of Mirrodin in both shape and spirit.

An oldie, but goodie!

Isochron Scepter
Isochron Scepter
Isochron ScepterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
188
Artist:
Mark Harrison
Text:
Imprint - When Isochron Scepter comes into play, you may remove an instant card with converted mana cost 2 or less in your hand from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) 2, T: You may copy the imprinted instant card and play the copy without paying its mana cost.
2 Artifact (U) #188
Imprint - When Isochron Scepter
Isochron Scepter
Isochron ScepterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
188
Artist:
Mark Harrison
Text:
Imprint - When Isochron Scepter comes into play, you may remove an instant card with converted mana cost 2 or less in your hand from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) 2, T: You may copy the imprinted instant card and play the copy without paying its mana cost.
comes into play, you may remove an instant card with converted mana cost 2 or less in your hand from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.)
2, Tap: You may copy the imprinted instant card and play the copy without paying its mana cost.
Illus. Mark Harrison

One of the most versatile cards in this set! In limited, imprint an awe strike for life gaining and damage prevention! Or Raise the Alarm
Raise the Alarm
Raise the AlarmSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Put two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play.
for soldier tokens! How about razor barrier for protection of your choice at a moment's notice? Roar of the Kha
Roar of the Kha
Roar of the KhaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Choose one - Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn; or untap all creatures you control. Entwine 1W (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
for that unstoppable offense and defense? Annul
Annul
AnnulSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Greg Simanson
Text:
Counter target artifact or enchantment spell.
? Terror
Terror
TerrorSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Buries target creature. Cannot target black creatures or artifact creatures.
? Electrostatic bolt? Fists of the Anvil
Fists of the Anvil
Fists of the AnvilSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Target creature gets +4/+0 until end of turn.
? Shatter
Shatter
ShatterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Shatter destroys target artifact.
? SCHRAPNEL BLAST? PREDATOR'S STRIKE? Those are just some great Mirrodin possibilities, constructed is a whole other world!

Lightning Greaves
Lightning Greaves
Lightning GreavesSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
199
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Equipped creature has haste and can't be the target of spells or abilities. Equip 0 (0: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
2 Artifact - Equipment (U) #199
Equipped creature has haste and can't be target of spells or abilities.
Equip 0(0: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if creature leaves play.)

Solid for offense and defense! Protect your attackers and your would be defender!

Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon WarhammerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
201
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Equipped creature gets +3/+0, has trample, and has 'Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.' Equip 3 (3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
3 Artifact - Equipment (U) # 201
Equipped creature gets +3/+0, has trample, and has ´´Whenever this creature deals damage you gain that much life.´´
Equip 3(3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if creature leaves play.)
Illus. Jeremy Jarvis

AMAZING equipment! Spirit
Spirit
SpiritSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
linked and buffed up, your offense and defense is now a lifegaining powerhouse!

Mask of Memory
Mask of Memory
Mask of MemorySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
203
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw two cards. If you do, discard a card from your hand. Equip 1 (1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
2 Artifact - Equipment (U) #203
Equip: 1(1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if creature leaves play.)
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw two cards. If you do, discard a card.
Illus. Alan Polack

Get this mask on a flier/feared/unblockable monster and you'll be rolling in the card advantage!

Mirror Golem
Mirror Golem
Mirror GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
208
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Mirror Golem comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Mirror Golem has protection from each of the imprinted card's card types. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, and sorcery.)
6 Artifact Creature - Golem (U) #208
Imprint - When Mirror Golem
Mirror Golem
Mirror GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
208
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Mirror Golem comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Mirror Golem has protection from each of the imprinted card's card types. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, and sorcery.)
comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game.
Mirror Golem
Mirror Golem
Mirror GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
208
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Mirror Golem comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Mirror Golem has protection from each of the imprinted card's card types. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, and sorcery.)
has protection from each of the imprinted card's types (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, and sorcery.)
3/4

This could theoretically be a very tough creature to deal with, depending on what you've got in your graveyard! Could make for a very strong limited late game breaker!

Mourner's Shield
Mourner's Shield
Mourner's ShieldSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
209
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Imprint - When Mourner's Shield comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) 2, T: Prevent all damage that would be dealt this turn by a source of your choice that shares a color with the imprinted card.
4 Artifact (U) #209
Imprint - When Mourner's Shield
Mourner's Shield
Mourner's ShieldSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
209
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Imprint - When Mourner's Shield comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) 2, T: Prevent all damage that would be dealt this turn by a source of your choice that shares a color with the imprinted card.
comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.)
2, T: Prevent all damage that would be dealt this turn by a source of your choice that shares a color with the imprinted card.

Another great card for limited!

Needlebug
Needlebug
NeedlebugSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
217
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from artifacts You may play Needlebug any time you could play an instant.
4 Artifact Creature - Insect (U) #217
Protection from artifacts
You may play Needlebug
Needlebug
NeedlebugSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
217
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from artifacts You may play Needlebug any time you could play an instant.
any time you could play an instant.
2/2

Irritating little bugger. Quite nice though!

Nuisance Engine
Nuisance Engine
Nuisance EngineSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
221
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
2, T: Put a 0/1 Pest artifact creature token into play.
3 Artifact (U) #221
2, T: Put a 0/1 Pest artifact creature token into play.

Extremely irritating, and should not be underestimated! The pests have so many uses in this set, you should definitely aim to rid your opponent of this device as soon as possible!

Ornithopter
Ornithopter
OrnithopterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying
0 Artifact Creature (U) #224
Flying
Regardless of the century, plane, or species, developing artificers never fail to invent the ornithopter.
Illus. Dana Knutson
0/2

Deserves the honorable mention. Another great from the days of Antiquities.

Pearl Shard
Pearl Shard
Pearl ShardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
225
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
3, T or W, T: Prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.
3 Artifact (U) #225
3,Tap or W,Tap: Prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.
Leonin folktales claim it was brought from beyond the sky by the first kha.

The ´´white´´ shard. Very nice effect!

Power Conduit
Power Conduit
Power ConduitSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
229
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Text:
T, Remove a counter from a permanent you control: Choose one|Put a charge counter on target artifact; or put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
2 Artifact (U) #229
Tap, remove a counter from a permanent you control: Choose one - Put a charge counter on target artifact; or put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
Never content, vedalken artificers continually tinker with thier creatures.

ANOTHER EXTREMELY POWERFUL CARD! Being able to shift around your counters and/or convert them into charges makes for a great defense, offense, and there are tons of combination possibilities! Great with the Slith, this card can turn otherwise detrimental effects into blessings! Quicksilver Fountain
Quicksilver Fountain
Quicksilver FountainSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
233
Artist:
Trevor Hairsine
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player puts a flood counter on target non-Island land he or she controls. That land is an Island as long as it has a flood counter on it. At end of turn, if all lands in play are Islands, remove all flood counters from them.
can turn all your opponent's lands into islands and keep them that way! Paired with Decree of Silence
Decree of Silence
Decree of SilenceSet: Scourge
Cost:
8
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
32
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Whenever an opponent plays a spell, counter that spell and put a depletion counter on Decree of Silence. If there are three or more depletion counters on Decree of Silence, sacrifice it.
Cycling 4UU
When you cycle Decree of Silence, you may counter target spell.
, you've got complete and total lockdown! This card actually helps to negate some of the detrimental effects of the old Cumulative Upkeep as well...think about Tornado
Tornado
TornadoSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Cumulative Upkeep: G2G: Pay 3 life for each velocity counter on Tornado. Destroy target permanent and put a velocity counter on Tornado. Use this ability only once each turn. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.
and Aboroth
Aboroth
AborothSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Aboroth
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Brom
Power:
9
Toughness:
9
Text:
Cumulative upkeepPut a -1/-1 counter on Aboroth
. Some other negative counters: Wall of Roots
Wall of Roots
Wall of RootsSet: Mirage
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
0
Toughness:
5
Text:
Put a -0/-1 counter on Wall of Roots: Add G to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source. Use this ability only once each turn.
, Serrated Biskelion
Serrated Biskelion
Serrated BiskelionSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Put a -1/-1 counter on Serrated Biskelion and a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
, UNSTABLE MUTATION...the possibilities are practically endless!

Rustspore Ram
Rustspore Ram
Rustspore RamSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
235
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
When Rustspore Ram comes into play, destroy target Equipment.
4 Artifact Creature (U) #235
When Rustspore Ram
Rustspore Ram
Rustspore RamSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
235
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Text:
When Rustspore Ram comes into play, destroy target Equipment.
comes into play, destroy target equipment.
1/3
Where herds have passed, the dented ground is lined with dust.

Could be very useful, especially in limited!

Serum Tank
Serum Tank
Serum TankSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
240
Artist:
Corey D. Macourek
Text:
Whenever Serum Tank or another artifact comes into play, put a charge counter on Serum Tank. 3, T, Remove a charge counter from Serum Tank: Draw a card.
3 Artifact (U) #240
Whenever Serum Tank
Serum Tank
Serum TankSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
240
Artist:
Corey D. Macourek
Text:
Whenever Serum Tank or another artifact comes into play, put a charge counter on Serum Tank. 3, T, Remove a charge counter from Serum Tank: Draw a card.
or another artifact comes into play, put a charge counter on Serum Tank
Serum Tank
Serum TankSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
240
Artist:
Corey D. Macourek
Text:
Whenever Serum Tank or another artifact comes into play, put a charge counter on Serum Tank. 3, T, Remove a charge counter from Serum Tank: Draw a card.
.
3, T, Remove
Remove
RemoveSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Play Remove only after you're attacked, before you declare blockers.Return any one attacking creature to its owner's hand.
a charge counter from Serum Tank
Serum Tank
Serum TankSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
240
Artist:
Corey D. Macourek
Text:
Whenever Serum Tank or another artifact comes into play, put a charge counter on Serum Tank. 3, T, Remove a charge counter from Serum Tank: Draw a card.
: Draw a card.

VERY strong card advantage! Pair this bad boy up with Power Conduit
Power Conduit
Power ConduitSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
229
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Text:
T, Remove a counter from a permanent you control: Choose one|Put a charge counter on target artifact; or put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
and you're set!

Skeleton Shard
Skeleton Shard
Skeleton ShardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
242
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
3, T or B, T: Return target artifact creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
3 Artifact (U) #242
3, Tor B, T: Return target artifact creature from your graveyard to your hand.

The ´´black´´ shard...very strong in limited!

Synod Sanctum
Synod Sanctum
Synod SanctumSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
252
Artist:
Dana Knutson
Text:
2, T: Remove target permanent you control from the game. 2, Sacrifice Synod Sanctum: Return to play under your control all cards removed from the game with Synod Sanctum.
1 Artifact (U) #252
2, T: Remove
Remove
RemoveSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Play Remove only after you're attacked, before you declare blockers.Return any one attacking creature to its owner's hand.
target permanent you countrol from the game.
2, 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.
Synod Sanctum
Synod Sanctum
Synod SanctumSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
252
Artist:
Dana Knutson
Text:
2, T: Remove target permanent you control from the game. 2, Sacrifice Synod Sanctum: Return to play under your control all cards removed from the game with Synod Sanctum.
: Return to play under your control all cards removed from the game with Synod Sanctum
Synod Sanctum
Synod SanctumSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
252
Artist:
Dana Knutson
Text:
2, T: Remove target permanent you control from the game. 2, Sacrifice Synod Sanctum: Return to play under your control all cards removed from the game with Synod Sanctum.
.

A very nice hidey hole, much like the Dark's Safe Haven
Safe Haven
Safe HavenSet: Chronicles
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
2, T: Remove target creature you control from the game. Play this ability as an interrupt.0: Sacrifice Safe Haven to return all creatures it has removed from the game directly into play under their owners' control as though they were just summoned. Use this ability during your upkeep.
. You could restrict your removal to creatures that would otherwise be on their way to the graveyard and make for an ugly reunion later on!

Talisman of Dominance
Talisman of Dominance
Talisman of DominanceSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
253
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add U or B to your mana pool. Talisman of Dominance deals 1 damage to you.
2 Artifact (U) #253
Tap: Add 1to your mana pool.
Tap: Add U or B to your mana pool. Talisman of Dominance
Talisman of Dominance
Talisman of DominanceSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
253
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add U or B to your mana pool. Talisman of Dominance deals 1 damage to you.
deals 1 damage to you.

VGFsaXNtYW4gb2YgImpulse
Impulse
ImpulseSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Text:
Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library. Shuffle your library afterwards.
2 Artifact (U) #254
Tap: Add 1to your mana pool.
Tap: Add R or G to your mana pool. This deals 1 damage to you.

Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of IndulgenceSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
255
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add B or R to your mana pool. Talisman of Indulgence deals 1 damage to you.
2 Artifact (U) #255
Tap: Add 1to your mana pool.
Tap: Add Bor R to your mana pool. This deals 1 damage to you.

Talisman of Progress
Talisman of Progress
Talisman of ProgressSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
256
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add W or U to your mana pool. Talisman of Progress deals 1 damage to you.
2 Artifact (U) #256
Tap: Add 1to your mana pool.
Tap: Add Wor U to your mana pool. This deals 1 damage to you.

Talisman of Unity
Talisman of Unity
Talisman of UnitySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
257
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add G or W to your mana pool. Talisman of Unity deals 1 damage to you.
2 Artifact (U) #257
Tap: Add 1to your mana pool.
Tap: Add Gor W to your mana pool. This deals 1 damage to you.

The ´´multi-lands´´ you were all looking to find...but not! Very nice artifacts, and a unique way of getting your mana sources diversified!

Tel-Jilad Stylus 1 Artifact (U) #260
Tap: Put target permanent you own on the bottom of your library.

A great way of recycling your cards...especially if you have a way to shuffle your deck up (and there are plenty in this set)

Thought Prison
Thought Prison
Thought PrisonSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
261
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Imprint - When Thought Prison comes into play, you may have target player reveal his or her hand. If you do, choose a nonland card from it and remove that card from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a player plays a spell that shares a color or converted mana cost with the imprinted card, Thought Prison deals 2 damage to that player.
5 Artifact (U) #261
Imprint - When Thought Prison
Thought Prison
Thought PrisonSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
261
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Imprint - When Thought Prison comes into play, you may have target player reveal his or her hand. If you do, choose a nonland card from it and remove that card from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a player plays a spell that shares a color or converted mana cost with the imprinted card, Thought Prison deals 2 damage to that player.
comes into play, you may reveal target player's hand. If you do so, choose a non-land card and remove it from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a player plays a spell of the same color or with converted mana cost equal to the imprinted card, Thought Prison
Thought Prison
Thought PrisonSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
261
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Imprint - When Thought Prison comes into play, you may have target player reveal his or her hand. If you do, choose a nonland card from it and remove that card from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Whenever a player plays a spell that shares a color or converted mana cost with the imprinted card, Thought Prison deals 2 damage to that player.
deals 2 damage to him or her.
Illus. Glen Angus

Is big brother watching you? This card is sure to make life interesting for everybody!

Vulshok Battlegear
Vulshok Battlegear
Vulshok BattlegearSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
272
Artist:
Kevin Dobler
Text:
Equipped creature gets +3/+3. Equip 3 (3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
3 Artifact - Equipment (U) #272
Equip: 3(3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if creature leaves play.)
Equipped creature gets +3/+3.
Illus. Ken Dobler

Very strong equipment for offense and defense! Super popular among the ranks!

Blinkmoth Well
Blinkmoth Well
Blinkmoth WellSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
279
Artist:
David Martin
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 2, T: Tap target noncreature artifact.
Land (U) #279
Tap: Add 1to your mana pool
2,Tap: Tap target noncreature artifact.
When dictated by blinkmoth migratory patterns, clouds of tiny lights well up from Mirrodin's core.
Definitely useful for locking down all sorts of nasty artifacts (or at least forcing an activation!)

Stalking Stones
Stalking Stones
Stalking StonesSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Stephen Daniele
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.6: Stalking Stones becomes a 3/3 artifact creature permanently. (This creature still counts as a land.)
Land (U) #284
Tap: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.
6: Stalking Stones
Stalking Stones
Stalking StonesSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Stephen Daniele
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.6: Stalking Stones becomes a 3/3 artifact creature permanently. (This creature still counts as a land.)
becomes a 3/3 artifact creature that's still a land. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

Last but not least, the Stalking Stones
Stalking Stones
Stalking StonesSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Stephen Daniele
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.6: Stalking Stones becomes a 3/3 artifact creature permanently. (This creature still counts as a land.)
find their way back into print. Though never too popular, this guy is always useful in limited format!

Well folks, that does it for this week's report! Again, I shoot to inform and entertain, so if I've met your expectations, please reward me with your feedback and or comments!


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