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CardShark Content - Jesse Deal (6/23/2004)

Magic has had very little inclusion of dinosaurs in its run. I’ve actually gone through the trouble of designing dinosaur decks and too often come up short. There are only a few genuine dinosaurs in the game: Pygmy Allosaurus
Pygmy Allosaurus
Pygmy AllosaurusSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dinosaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Swampwalk
(apparently the only dinosaur to survive the Ice Age), Shivan Raptor
Shivan Raptor
Shivan RaptorSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
215
Artist:
Bob Eggleton
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike; echo (During your next upkeep after this permanent comes under your control, pay its casting cost or sacrifice it.) Shivan Raptor is unaffected by summoning sickness.
, Frenetic Raptor
Frenetic Raptor
Frenetic RaptorSet: Legions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
93
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Beasts can’t block.
(?), and that Pterodactyl who is reenacting Ben Franklin’s discovery of electricity in Barbed Lightning
Barbed Lightning
Barbed LightningSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
55
Artist:
Hugh Jamieson
Text:
Choose one: Barbed Lightning deals 3 damage to target creature; or Barbed Lightning deals 3 damage to target player. Entwine 2.
. But usually they’re not even real dinosaurs; like Dromosaur
Dromosaur
DromosaurSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
182
Artist:
Ciruelo
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Dromosaur blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +2/-2 until end of turn.
, Magmasaur
Magmasaur
MagmasaurSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Magmasaur comes into play with five +1/+1 counters on it.During your upkeep, remove a +1/+1 counter from Magmasaur, or sacrifice Magmasaur and it deals 1 damage for each +1/+1 counter on it to each creature without flying and each player.
, Pangosaur
Pangosaur
PangosaurSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
261
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Whenever a player plays a land, return Pangosaur to its owner's hand.
, Pygmy Pyrosaur
Pygmy Pyrosaur
Pygmy PyrosaurSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Pygmy Pyrosaur cannot block.R: Pygmy Pyrosaur gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
and who knows what was going to pop out of Triassic Egg
Triassic Egg
Triassic EggSet: Chronicles
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
3, T: Put a hatchling counter on Triassic Egg.0: Sacrifice Triassic Egg to take target creature from your hand or graveyard and put it directly into play as though it were just summoned. Use this ability only when there are at least two hatchling counters on Triassic Egg.
. But the first and most ridiculous thunder-lizard was definitely Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
.

I love the Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
! It’s been one of my favorites every since I started playing the game (circa 1994 A.D.). As far as fungi go, it’s deadlier than Lichenthrope
Lichenthrope
LichenthropeSet: Visions
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lichenthrope
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Bob Eggleton
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
For each 1 damage dealt to Lichenthrope, put a -1/-1 counter on it instead.During your upkeep, remove one of these -1/-1 counters from Lichenthrope.
and way more interesting than Spore Flower
Spore Flower
Spore FlowerSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
U
Number:
86
Artist:
Margaret Organ-Kean
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
During your upkeep, put a spore counter on Spore Flower.0: Remove three spore counters from Spore Flower. No creatures deal damage in combat this turn.
. It probably also has the only flavor text in any game that advocates child abuse. However, this card had been a bigger victim of bungled reprinting than any card I know.

Allow me to tell the tragic tale of misprinted cards in Revised.
Some changes were very minor: Onulet
Onulet
OnuletSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
If Onulet is placed in the graveyard, its controller gains 2 life.
got a new artist credit (the wrong one), Plateau
Plateau
PlateauSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Drew Tucker
Text:
T: Add either R or W to your mana pool.Counts as both mountains and plains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.
got a new artwork (they lost the original…nice), and Serendib Efreet
Serendib Efreet
Serendib EfreetSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Efreet
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Serendib Efreet does 1 damage to you during your upkeep.
hired a body double named Iff-Biff. But some cards changed their function completely. The Lucky 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.
ms*, for instance, no longer gave you {X} life when a spell was cast. They limited the life gain to once a spell (yawn). And Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
really got screwed. Let’s compare.

Here’s the original wording for Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
:
“Each time Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
is damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.”

Now check out the Revised wording:
“At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it”

Once a turn, huh? Lame.

But hey, he’s still a fun guy (get it?). Do you want to know how much I loved Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
? I still played with it, even after its castration. At the time, I had a pretty good Blue/Green Prodigal Sorcerer
Prodigal Sorcerer
Prodigal SorcererSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Do 1 damage to any target.
deck consisting of Tims, Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
s, Instill Energy
Instill Energy
Instill EnergySet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dameon Willich
Text:
You may untap target creature one additional time during your turn. Target creature may also attack the turn it comes into play.
s, Living Artifact
Living Artifact
Living ArtifactSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Put a counter on target artifact for each life you lose. During your upkeep you may trade one counter for one life, but you can only trade in one counter during each of your upkeeps.
s…it was mad cool. I’d basically Tim my own Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
s every turn. But nothing could have prepared me for when they reprinted the original wording for Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
in 8th Edition!

Here’s the new (and improved) deck:

Laughing Wumpusaur (Extended)

Black (16)
4: Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.

4: Thrashing Wumpus
Thrashing Wumpus
Thrashing WumpusSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
166
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
B: Thrashing Wumpus deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.

2: Mephidross Vampire
Mephidross Vampire
Mephidross VampireSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Sub Type:
Vampire
Rarity:
R
Number:
53
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying. Each creature you control is a Vampire in addition to other creature types and has ´´Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on it´´.

4: Sadistic Glee
Sadistic Glee
Sadistic GleeSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature is put into any graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature.

1: Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of UnrestSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Rarity:
R
Number:
41
Text:
Sorcery. Put target creature or artifact card in a graveyard into play under your control. Shuffle Beacon of Unrest into its owner's library.

1: Diabolic Intent
Diabolic Intent
Diabolic IntentSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
As an additional cost to play Diabolic Intent, sacrifice a creature. Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Green (14)
4: Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
(8th Edition or Unlimited and before)
4: Saber Ants
Saber Ants
Saber AntsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Saber Ants is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.

4: Rites of Passage
2: Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

Artifact (8)
4: Sun Droplet
Sun Droplet
Sun DropletSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
249
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Whenever you're dealt damage, put that many charge counters on Sun Droplet. At the beginning of each player's upkeep, you may remove a charge counter from Sun Droplet. If you do, you gain 1 life.

4: Wayfarer’s Bauble
Land (22)
4: Ebon Stronghold
Ebon Stronghold
Ebon StrongholdSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Text:
Ebon Stronghold comes into play tapped.T: Add B to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Ebon Stronghold: Add BB to your mana pool.

4: Havenwood Battleground
Havenwood Battleground
Havenwood BattlegroundSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Text:
Havenwood Battleground comes into play tapped.T: Add G to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Havenwood Battleground: Add GG to your mana pool.

8: Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

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


This deck is designed around (but not dependant on) one card: Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
.

Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.

{2}{B}{B}
Enchantment
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
is put into a graveyard from play, Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
.

No one will ever play with this card because of how out of control it is. Once it goes off, it’s hard to stop. But since the new/really old wording of Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
rewards you for the frequency of damage dealt to it, it becomes our task to find ways to hurt him as often as possible. Not only can Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
satisfy this, but you don’t have to spend any more mana than its casting cost since it’s a triggered ability. It will clear a board and pump up your Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
at the same time.
Careful now; since Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
also hurts players, self preservation becomes somewhat of a priority. That’s where the Sun Droplet
Sun Droplet
Sun DropletSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
249
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Whenever you're dealt damage, put that many charge counters on Sun Droplet. At the beginning of each player's upkeep, you may remove a charge counter from Sun Droplet. If you do, you gain 1 life.
s pick up the slack. Now, taking twelve a turn won’t be as drastic. Who knows? With more than one Droplet out, you could actually gain life from the experience, just like the Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
. Now if that isn’t deck synergy, I don’t know what is.
Once I started thinking of combos for this deck, it sort of built itself. I’ve sorted the cards into three categories:

The Antagonists:
We’ve already covered Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
. But you can’t always rely on the Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
to be there for you, so I included Thrashing Wumpus
Thrashing Wumpus
Thrashing WumpusSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
166
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
B: Thrashing Wumpus deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
. This guy is also infamous for his board-clearing tactics and every time you pump a black mana through him, your Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
says, “Thank you sir, may I have another.” With Wumpus in the deck, I had to include the next two cards: Sadistic Glee
Sadistic Glee
Sadistic GleeSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature is put into any graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature.
and Mephidross Vampire
Mephidross Vampire
Mephidross VampireSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Sub Type:
Vampire
Rarity:
R
Number:
53
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying. Each creature you control is a Vampire in addition to other creature types and has ´´Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on it´´.
. Sadistic Glee
Sadistic Glee
Sadistic GleeSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature is put into any graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature.
is way too overpowered for a one-drop, but who’s complaining? Once it’s fastened properly to your Wumpus, he’ll continue growing every time he kills. And once your Wumpus becomes a Vampire 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
, compliments of Mephidross Vampire
Mephidross Vampire
Mephidross VampireSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Sub Type:
Vampire
Rarity:
R
Number:
53
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying. Each creature you control is a Vampire in addition to other creature types and has ´´Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on it´´.
, he doesn’t even have to kill anything to grow multiplicatively. Makes Crypt Rats
Crypt Rats
Crypt RatsSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rats
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Paul Lee
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
X: Crypt Rats deals X damage to each creature and player. Spend only black mana in this way.
look a little underpowered, huh?

The Lemonade:
When life gives you lemons, or seven points of Wumpus damage, make lemonade. Let’s skip Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
, since we already know that one, and go right to Rites of Passage. Yes, every single creature on the board just became a Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
, and Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
s just got REALLY sick. Thrashing Wumpus
Thrashing Wumpus
Thrashing WumpusSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
166
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
B: Thrashing Wumpus deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
is now a self serving killing machine! Let’s see what other creature rewards you for hurting it. How about Saber Ants
Saber Ants
Saber AntsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Saber Ants is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.
? Every time they get hurt, they spit out insect tokens. Now for all you mathematicians you may have figured out that we can never (at least from our own resources) have more than one insect in play since any Pestilence
Pestilence
PestilenceSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
B: Do 1 damage to each creature and to both players.If there are no creatures in play at the end of any turn, Pestilence must be discarded.
damage will kill each token and make a new one at the same time. If only (Sadistic Glee
Sadistic Glee
Sadistic GleeSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature is put into any graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature.
) there was a card (Sadistic Glee
Sadistic Glee
Sadistic GleeSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature is put into any graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature.
) that rewarded us for (Sadistic Glee
Sadistic Glee
Sadistic GleeSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature is put into any graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature.
) killing our own creatures (Sadistic Glee
Sadistic Glee
Sadistic GleeSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature is put into any graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on enchanted creature.
). Oh well, I’ll think of that later. Don’t forget to include the Sun Droplet
Sun Droplet
Sun DropletSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
249
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Whenever you're dealt damage, put that many charge counters on Sun Droplet. At the beginning of each player's upkeep, you may remove a charge counter from Sun Droplet. If you do, you gain 1 life.
s. They will (hopefully) keep you alive. In this deck, sometimes you’re your own worst enemy. I realize that perhaps 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 Armor could be a bit safer, but the Droplets only cost two and they can end up gaining you life. Plus, nobody likes to play with me when I make an 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 Armor combo deck (I’ll tell you about my Manabarbs
Manabarbs
ManabarbsSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Whenever mana is drawn from a land, Manabarbs does 1 damage to the land's controller.
deck sometime). Now let’s say, hypothetically, that we actually lose our Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
. Laughable, I know, but let’s also say that we actually kill a good creature on our opponent’s side. Wouldn’t our deck look a lot cooler with an Eternal Dragon
Eternal Dragon
Eternal DragonSet: Scourge
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
12
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying.
3WW: Return Eternal Dragon from your graveyard to your hand. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
Plainscycling 2
in play? That’s where Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of UnrestSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Rarity:
R
Number:
41
Text:
Sorcery. Put target creature or artifact card in a graveyard into play under your control. Shuffle Beacon of Unrest into its owner's library.
comes in. It’s a mass removal deck, why not loot the graveyards? This is a great spell which is reusable to boot.

Tech Support:
These are your basic pieces to any deck. Wayfarer’s Bauble is in there because there is a tragic lack of useful one-drops. This will help accelerate your mana as well as thin out your deck. Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
is there for…well who knows? Isn’t that the point of Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
? Who knows what countermeasure enchantment/artifact they’ll cast? A Pariah
Pariah
PariahSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Jon J Muth
Text:
Redirect to enchanted creature all damage dealt to you.
on our Thrashing Wumpus
Thrashing Wumpus
Thrashing WumpusSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
166
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
B: Thrashing Wumpus deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
would be very inconvenient. The point is to be prepared for everything. Diabolic Intent
Diabolic Intent
Diabolic IntentSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
As an additional cost to play Diabolic Intent, sacrifice a creature. Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
is not only a great tutor, but it can get the ball rolling on Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
. This is the same reason I put in the sacrificial lands from Classic (and Fallen Empires). Not only will Ebon Stronghold
Ebon Stronghold
Ebon StrongholdSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Text:
Ebon Stronghold comes into play tapped.T: Add B to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Ebon Stronghold: Add BB to your mana pool.
give you that extra mana you need to pump through the Wumpus, it will trigger the Last Laugh
Last Laugh
Last LaughSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Whenever a permanent other than Last Laugh is put into graveyard from play, Last Laugh deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. When no creatures are in play, sacrifice Last Laugh.
.

This deck is mildly amazing in a dual and you are pretty much guaranteed to win in chaos. The synergy in this deck is pretty cool also. You’re not really waiting around for a specific “combo”. It’s great when things trigger +1/+1 counters. It means less work for me. Other cards you may want to consider are 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.)
(still Extended legal I hope) and Gravepact for when those insect tokens bite it. And heck, maybe Fecundity
Fecundity
FecunditySet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
251
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, that creature's controller may draw a card.
could even find its way in here.

Until next time, enjoy your Fungusaur
Fungusaur
FungusaurSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungusaur
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the end of any turn during which Fungusaur was damaged but not destroyed, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
s. I’ll let you know how my Mephidross Vampire
Mephidross Vampire
Mephidross VampireSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Sub Type:
Vampire
Rarity:
R
Number:
53
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying. Each creature you control is a Vampire in addition to other creature types and has ´´Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on it´´.
/Triskillion/Endless Whispers
Endless Whispers
Endless WhispersSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each creature has "When this creature is put into a graveyard from play, choose target opponent. That player puts this creature card from that graveyard into play under his or her control at end of turn."
deck turns out.

*Jargon check: Lucky 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.
ms are Ivory Cup
Ivory Cup
Ivory CupSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
1: Any white spell cast gives you 1 life. Can only give 1 life each time a white spell is cast.
, Crystal Rod
Crystal Rod
Crystal RodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
1: Any blue spell cast gives you 1 life. Can only give 1 life each time a blue spell is cast.
, Throne of Bone
Throne of Bone
Throne of BoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
1: Any black spell cast gives you 1 life. Can only give 1 life each time a black spell is cast.
, Iron Star
Iron Star
Iron StarSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
1: Any red spell cast gives you 1 life. Can only give 1 life each time a red spell is cast.
, Wooden Sphere
Wooden Sphere
Wooden SphereSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
1: Any green spell cast gives you 1 life. Can only give 1 life each time a green spell is cast.
, and Purple Horseshoes. Oh, and Tims are Prodigal Sorcerer
Prodigal Sorcerer
Prodigal SorcererSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Do 1 damage to any target.
s and every variant thereof (Zuran Spellcaster
Zuran Spellcaster
Zuran SpellcasterSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Zuran Spellcaster deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
, Rootwater Hunter
Rootwater Hunter
Rootwater HunterSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Rootwater Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
, Thornwind Faeries
Thornwind Faeries
Thornwind FaeriesSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faeries
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Thornwind Faeries deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
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