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CardShark Content - Jesse Deal (6/14/2004)

What happens when a Cat gets more than nine lives? Ever since I saw Entrails Feaster
Entrails Feaster
Entrails FeasterSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
143
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may remove a creature card in a graveyard from the game. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on Entrails Feaster. If you don't, tap Entrails Feaster.
, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of Zombie Cats. Or maybe I just saw “Pet Cemetery II” too many times (Eddie Furlong rules). In any case, I couldn’t help but try to find a great way of extending the longevity of Cats. I already have a Reanimator deck running with Flametongue Kavu
Flametongue Kavu
Flametongue KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
60
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Flametongue Kavu comes into play, it deals 4 damage to target creature.
s (which I may share with you at some point), so instead of blatantly resurrecting Cats, I’m going send them through to the 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.
. In celebration of Puss in Boots and in sheer defiance of “Catwoman” I present my Firecat deck:

(Random fact: black and blue both only have one Cat to their name: black has Entrails Feaster
Entrails Feaster
Entrails FeasterSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
143
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may remove a creature card in a graveyard from the game. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on Entrails Feaster. If you don't, tap Entrails Feaster.
and blue has Mistform Ultimus
Mistform Ultimus
Mistform UltimusSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mistform Ultimus is every creature type (even if this card isn’t in play).
Mistform Ultimus may attack as though it weren’t a Wall.
. Just sayin’. Back to the deck at hand.)

Firecat Pitz (Extended)

Red (26)
3: Blistering Firecat
Blistering Firecat
Blistering FirecatSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
189
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
7
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample, haste. At end of turn, sacrifice Blistering Firecat.. Morph RR (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face. up any time for its morph cost.)

4: Firecat Blitz
Firecat Blitz
Firecat BlitzSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
88
Artist:
David Martin

Text:
Put X 1/1 red Cat creature tokens with haste into play. Remove them from the game at end of turn. Flashback RR, Sacrifice X Mountains.

4: Pardic Firecat
Pardic Firecat
Pardic FirecatSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
211
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Haste If Pardic Firecat is in a graveyard, Flame Burst's effect counts it as a Flame Burst.

4: Flame Burst
Flame Burst
Flame BurstSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
194
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Flame Burst deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is 2 plus the number of Flame Burst cards in all graveyards.

4: 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.

1: Tooth and Claw
Tooth and Claw
Tooth and ClawSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Sacrifice two creatures: Put a Carnivore token into play. Treat this token as a 3/1 red creature.

3: Desolation Giant
Desolation Giant
Desolation GiantSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
R
Number:
59
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Kicker WW (You may pay an additional WW as you play this spell.) When Desolation Giant comes into play, destroy all other creatures you control. If you paid the kicker cost, destroy all other creatures instead.

1: Insurrection
Insurrection
InsurrectionSet: Onslaught
Cost:
8
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
213
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Untap all creatures and gain control of them until end of turn. They gain haste until end of turn.

2: Rites of Initiation
Rites of Initiation
Rites of InitiationSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
217
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Discard any number of cards at random from your hand. Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn for each card discarded this way.


Artifact (13)
4: 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.

3: 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.

1: Hornet Cannon
Hornet Cannon
Hornet CannonSet: Stronghold
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
130
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
3, T: Put a Hornet token into play. Treat this token as a 1/1 artifact creature with flying that is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, destroy the token.

2: Skullclamp
Skullclamp
SkullclampSet: Darksteel
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
140
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/-1. Whenever equipped creature is put in a graveyard from play, draw two cards. 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.)

3: 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.


Land 21
17: Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

4: Ravaged Highlands
Ravaged Highlands
Ravaged HighlandsSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
324
Artist:
David Martin
Text:
Ravaged Highlands comes into play tapped. Tap: Add R to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Ravaged Highlands: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.


You might notice that certain cards are missing. For one, there are a couple Firecats missing: Crazed Firecat
Crazed Firecat
Crazed FirecatSet: Torment
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Crazed Firecat comes into play, flip a coin until you lose a flip. Put a +1/+1 counter on Crazed Firecat for each flip you win.
, Savage Firecat
Savage Firecat
Savage FirecatSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Trample Savage Firecat comes into play with seven +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever you tap a land for mana, remove a +1/+1 counter from Savage Firecat.
, and Chartooth Cougar
Chartooth Cougar
Chartooth CougarSet: Scourge
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
R: Chartooth Cougar gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
Mountaincycling 2
. Oh well, can’t have them all. Secondly, Entrails Feaster
Entrails Feaster
Entrails FeasterSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
143
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may remove a creature card in a graveyard from the game. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on Entrails Feaster. If you don't, tap Entrails Feaster.
didn’t make the cut. Yeah, it’s not red so I ignored it. The basis of this deck is that Firecats swing fast and burn hard. So why not resurrect them into something almost as useful? Between the 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.
and the Tooth and Claw
Tooth and Claw
Tooth and ClawSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Sacrifice two creatures: Put a Carnivore token into play. Treat this token as a 3/1 red creature.
, you shouldn’t have to mourn over those eight Cat tokens that just clawed your opponent’s eyeballs. I know what you’re thinking: Don’t you mean Tooth and Nail
Tooth and Nail
Tooth and NailSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
134
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Choose one - Search your library for up to two creature cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library; or put up to two creature cards from your hand into play. Entwine 2 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
? And isn’t that card green and really expensive? Pardon my French but “au contraire mes amis”:

Tooth and Claw
Tooth and Claw
Tooth and ClawSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Sacrifice two creatures: Put a Carnivore token into play. Treat this token as a 3/1 red creature.

{3}{R}
Enchantment
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.
two creatures: Put a 3/1 red Carnivore creature token into play.

Before there was 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.
, Tempest had this little gem to offer. Attack with any of your soon-to-die creatures (Blistering Firecat
Blistering Firecat
Blistering FirecatSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
189
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
7
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample, haste. At end of turn, sacrifice Blistering Firecat.. Morph RR (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face. up any time for its morph cost.)
) and simply sacrifice it along side another creature to make a 3/1 red Carnivore token; they’re all prepared to die for this cause. Speaking of disposable creatures, I also included a 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.
and a Hornet Cannon
Hornet Cannon
Hornet CannonSet: Stronghold
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
130
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
3, T: Put a Hornet token into play. Treat this token as a 1/1 artifact creature with flying that is unaffected by summoning sickness. At end of turn, destroy the token.
for blocking goodness. They both spit out a worthless creature token (Pest and Hornet
Hornet
HornetSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying, haste
to be specific) that can later be used toward the creation of Pit tokens or Carnivore tokens.

Now let’s talk about the Desolation Giant
Desolation Giant
Desolation GiantSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
R
Number:
59
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Kicker WW (You may pay an additional WW as you play this spell.) When Desolation Giant comes into play, destroy all other creatures you control. If you paid the kicker cost, destroy all other creatures instead.
s. The trick is pretty simple: cast those bad boys with the kicker and sacrifice everything you have out to the 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.
. I (hopefully) included enough white sources (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.
, Ravaged Highlands
Ravaged Highlands
Ravaged HighlandsSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
324
Artist:
David Martin
Text:
Ravaged Highlands comes into play tapped. Tap: Add R to your mana pool. Tap, Sacrifice Ravaged Highlands: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
*) that this should be possible pretty consistently. You can then rebuild an army of 2/2 Pit tokens in no time. Are there better board clearers out there? I’m sure there are, but it’s kind of great to have this guy still standing after the chaos and I don’t want to splash a lot for Mageta the Lion
Mageta the Lion
Mageta the LionSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spellshaper Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Brom
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
2WW, T, Discard two cards from your hand: Destroy all creatures except for Mageta the Lion. Those creatures can't be regenerated.
. If this isn’t a good enough win condition, I put in Insurrection
Insurrection
InsurrectionSet: Onslaught
Cost:
8
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
213
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Untap all creatures and gain control of them until end of turn. They gain haste until end of turn.
just for some ouch. Steal everything, and then sacrifice everything.

And I finally have an excuse to include four Pardic Firecat
Pardic Firecat
Pardic FirecatSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
211
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Haste If Pardic Firecat is in a graveyard, Flame Burst's effect counts it as a Flame Burst.
s to run with the Flame Burst
Flame Burst
Flame BurstSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
194
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Flame Burst deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is 2 plus the number of Flame Burst cards in all graveyards.
s. That’s going to sting a little. I also stuck in Skullclamp
Skullclamp
SkullclampSet: Darksteel
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
140
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/-1. Whenever equipped creature is put in a graveyard from play, draw two cards. 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.)
because…do I really have to explain why Skullclamp
Skullclamp
SkullclampSet: Darksteel
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
140
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/-1. Whenever equipped creature is put in a graveyard from play, draw two cards. 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.)
is in any deck? The Rites of Initiation
Rites of Initiation
Rites of InitiationSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
217
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Discard any number of cards at random from your hand. Creatures you control get +1/+0 until end of turn for each card discarded this way.
is sweet (like catnip) to cast after a decent sized Firecat Blitz
Firecat Blitz
Firecat BlitzSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
88
Artist:
David Martin

Text:
Put X 1/1 red Cat creature tokens with haste into play. Remove them from the game at end of turn. Flashback RR, Sacrifice X Mountains.
, which has a very mana-efficient flashback. However, for added flavor, you may want to run Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
just so Puraj of Urborg
Urborg
UrborgSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bryon Wackwitz
Text:
T: Add B to your mana poolT: Remove first strike ability or swampwalk ability from target creature until end of turn.
gets a hand in killing your opponent. She’s kinda Cat-like, being a panther and all. I don’t think there are enough creatures in the deck to make it worth it, but you never know.

So there you have it. Kill those kitties dead. Try to imagine how bad “Garfield: The Movie” is and you’ll be inspired to sacrifice as many cats as you can find, including your next-door neighbor’s. Just make sure your opponent follows them to their death and have fun doing it.

Until next time, enjoy this one. I’ll let you know how my Entrails Feaster
Entrails Feaster
Entrails FeasterSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
143
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may remove a creature card in a graveyard from the game. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on Entrails Feaster. If you don't, tap Entrails Feaster.
/ Spellbinder
Spellbinder
SpellbinderSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
143
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Imprint When Spellbinder comes into play, you may remove an instant card in your hand from the game. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may copy the imprinted instant card and play the copy without paying its mana cost. Equip 4
/ Entomb
Entomb
EntombSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
132
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Search your library for a card and put that card into your graveyard. Then shuffle your library.
deck works out.


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