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CardShark Content - Johnny Lai (1/14/2003)

There is growing interest in Peasant format and similar formats on Magic Online. First, you can find a pick-up game of Peasant Magic on Magic Online by going to the “Peasant” chat room on Magic Online (type “/join peasant” to join us!). There is a clan called Magic on a Budget which promotes playing magic without spending too much money (see the clan website at www.angelfire.com/wizard/magiconabudget/index.htm). Magic on a Budget’s January clan tournament uses Peasant Highlander format. Also, there was a free, Type II, all-commons tournament on Magic Online on Wednesday January 8, 2003 at the chat channel “sroser” and independent MTGO tournament planner “sroser” plans to make it a weekly event (although I convinced him to make it Online Extended Commons next week).

With all this activity online, it’s time once again to revisit Peasant Decks Online. This article will discuss: 1) three of my latest Online Extended Peasant decks, and a few “offline” Peasant decks they’ve inspired, and 2) the top decks from a recent All-Commons Tournament held by sroser on Magic Online.

THREE ONLINE EXTENDED PEASANT DECKS

In my last article, I shared some of my Online Extended Peasant decks, but my decklist has grown. Each of these decks can be adapted to related formats, such as offline “Classic” Peasant (Official Peasant Magic) or All-Commons format or Standard Peasant. For each of these decks, I will discuss the basic play strategy, other cards to consider if you plan to build your own version of the deck, and deck changes for related formats.

Since I have spent so much money on real magic cards, I am unwilling to start a whole new magic collection Online, so I play only Peasant decks on Magic Online, often playing them against other people’s non-Peasant decks in the Casual Room. Sometimes, it seemed like everyone was only playing standard decks, so I would adjust my decks to become Type II legal Peasant decks. Other times, I grew bored with the prevalence of Black Control in Type II, so I made my Peasant decks Online Extended. Thus, I usually have several versions of the same deck for various formats.

Deck One: U-G Threshold
4 Careful Study
Careful Study
Careful StudySet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Draw two cards, then discard two cards from your hand.

4 Mental Note
Mental Note
Mental NoteSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard. Draw a card.

4 Basking Rootwalla
Basking Rootwalla
Basking RootwallaSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
121
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G: Basking Rootwalla gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn. Madness 0

4 Werebear
Werebear
WerebearSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid Bear
Rarity:
C
Number:
282
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
: Tap: Add G to your mana pool. Threshold - Werebear gets +3/+3. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

4 Wild Mongrel
Wild Mongrel
Wild MongrelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
283
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Wild Mongrel gets +1/+1 and becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

2 Merfolk Looter
Merfolk Looter
Merfolk LooterSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Draw a card, then choose and discard a card.
UNCOMMON (all I own online)
4 Aether Burst
Aether Burst
Aether BurstSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Return up to X target creatures to their owners' hands, where X is one plus the number of Aether Burst cards in all graveyards as you play Aether Burst.

4 Anurid Barkripper
Anurid Barkripper
Anurid BarkripperSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
Randy Gallegos

Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Threshold - Anurid Barkripper gets +2/+2.

2 Rushing River
Rushing River
Rushing RiverSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
30
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice a land. (You may sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, return another target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.

2 Springing Tiger
Springing Tiger
Springing TigerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Threshold - Springing Tiger gets +2/+2. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

4 Deep Analysis
Deep Analysis
Deep AnalysisSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Text:
Target player draws two cards. Flashback - 1U, Pay 3 life.

12 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

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


As with traditional U-G Threshold, this deck wins by quickly obtaining threshold through Mental Note
Mental Note
Mental NoteSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard. Draw a card.
, Careful Study
Careful Study
Careful StudySet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Draw two cards, then discard two cards from your hand.
and Merfolk Looter
Merfolk Looter
Merfolk LooterSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Draw a card, then choose and discard a card.
s so that your Werebear
Werebear
WerebearSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid Bear
Rarity:
C
Number:
282
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
: Tap: Add G to your mana pool. Threshold - Werebear gets +3/+3. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
s and other threshold creatures become large. Other Uncommons you can use in this deck are Wonder
Wonder
WonderSet: Judgment
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
U
Number:
54
Artist:
Rebecca Guay

Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying As long as Wonder is in your graveyard and you control an island, creatures you control have flying.
and Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the WurmSet: Odyssey
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
266
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Put a 6/6 green Wurm creature token into play. Flashback 3G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
. Aquamoeba
Aquamoeba
AquamoebaSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Switch Aquamoeba's power and toughness until end of turn.
and Gaea’s Skyfolk are additional common options. As you can see, this deck is largely made up of Type II legal cards, so it can easily be converted to a Type II Peasant deck, the main loss being Rushing River
Rushing River
Rushing RiverSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
30
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice a land. (You may sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If you paid the kicker cost, return another target nonland permanent to its owner's hand.
, which can be replaced by Choking Tethers
Choking Tethers
Choking TethersSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Tap up to four target creatures. Cycling 1U (1U, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)
.

Deck Two: Mono-Red Land Destruction
4 Firebolt
Firebolt
FireboltSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Firebolt deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Flashback 4R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

3 Lava Dart
Lava Dart
Lava DartSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Darrell Riche

Text:
Lava Dart deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Flashback Sacrifice a mountain.

3 Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic HammerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to any one creature or player.

4 Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.

4 Turf Wound
Turf Wound
Turf WoundSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
177
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
Target player can't play land cards this turn.Draw a card.

4 Earth Rift
Earth Rift
Earth RiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Destroy target land. Flashback 5RR (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

4 Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven LandslideSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Kicker 2R, Sacrifice a land. (You may pay 2R and sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Destroy target land. If you paid the kicker cost, destroy another target land.

4 Petrovark
4 Goblin Gardener
Goblin Gardener
Goblin GardenerSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
84
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Goblin Gardener is put into a graveyard from play, destroy target land.

4 Forgotten Cave
Forgotten Cave
Forgotten CaveSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
317
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Forgotten Cave comes into play tapped. T: Add R to your mana pool. Cycling R (R, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)
s
22 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s

When I began looking at the available cards in my online card pool, I began to realize that I might be able to build a red land destruction deck for Online Extended Peasant using all common cards. Land Destruction is a control deck that locks down the opponent by denying them the ability to play spells. Thus, you play the deck by killing all the lands your opponent puts out. This means that you may take some early damage, but you should destroy lands before you try to kill their creatures if you don’t have mana to do both in one turn. Once you’ve destroyed all of their land, you might be at a low life total, but your opponent will hopefully not be able to play another spell for the rest of the game.

I think two cards are key to making this deck workable are Earth Rift
Earth Rift
Earth RiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Destroy target land. Flashback 5RR (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
and Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven LandslideSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Kicker 2R, Sacrifice a land. (You may pay 2R and sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Destroy target land. If you paid the kicker cost, destroy another target land.
because both can potentially destroy more than one of your opponent’s lands. Earth Rift
Earth Rift
Earth RiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Destroy target land. Flashback 5RR (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
has flashback for 5RR, so you can play it mid-game when you have seven lands and your opponent hopefully still only has one or two lands. Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven LandslideSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Kicker 2R, Sacrifice a land. (You may pay 2R and sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Destroy target land. If you paid the kicker cost, destroy another target land.
, when played with the kicker (2R & sacrifice a land), can destroy two target lands. Although one of the problems traditional land destruction has had is that in the midgame, after you’ve played your hand out, if your opponent can get several lands out, you often will lose because you can’t destroy more than one land with your one topdecked card. Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven LandslideSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Kicker 2R, Sacrifice a land. (You may pay 2R and sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Destroy target land. If you paid the kicker cost, destroy another target land.
let you sacrifice one of your plentiful lands to get their lands back in control.

I have been very excited about this deck because it inspired me to build an Classic (Offline) Peasant version of this deck when I realized that the whole deck is made up of commons. That meant that I could put in 4 Sol Ring
Sol Ring
Sol RingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
T: Add 2 colorless mana to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
s so that I could have second turn land destruction.

Offline Peasant Mono Red Land Destruction
4 Sol Ring
Sol Ring
Sol RingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
T: Add 2 colorless mana to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
(Uncommon)
4 Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.

4 Turf Wound
Turf Wound
Turf WoundSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
177
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
Target player can't play land cards this turn.Draw a card.

4 Earth Rift
Earth Rift
Earth RiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Destroy target land. Flashback 5RR (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

4 Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven Landslide
Dwarven LandslideSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Kicker 2R, Sacrifice a land. (You may pay 2R and sacrifice a land in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Destroy target land. If you paid the kicker cost, destroy another target land.

4 Petrovark
1 Avalanch Riders (Uncommon)
4 Fissure
Fissure
FissureSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Bury target land or creature.

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

2 Arc Lightning
Arc Lightning
Arc LightningSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
174
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Text:
Arc Lightning deals 3 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or players.

4 Strip Mine
Strip Mine
Strip MineSet: Fourth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
T: Add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Sacrifice Strip Mine to destroy target land.

4 Desert
Desert
DesertSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Tap to add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool or do 1 damage to an attacking creature after it deals its damage.

4 Mishra
Mishra
MishraSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
3
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
+0
Toughness:
-3
Text:
Double all damage dealt by creatures you control.
’s Factory
14 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s

Because of the Flash
Flash
FlashSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
67
Artist:
David Ho
Text:
Put a creature card from your hand into play. You may pay its mana cost reduced by up to 2. If you don't, sacrifice it.
back and Kicker cards, this deck can keep destroying land after land. Moreover, twelve of its land have additional abilities besides producing mana. Strip Mine
Strip Mine
Strip MineSet: Fourth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
T: Add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Sacrifice Strip Mine to destroy target land.
provides additional land destruction for a first turn LD or later in the game when you have more than seven mana available. Desert
Desert
DesertSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Tap to add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool or do 1 damage to an attacking creature after it deals its damage.
provides creature control and can hold often back an army of one-thoughness creatures until your Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
wipes them out. Mishra
Mishra
MishraSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
3
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
+0
Toughness:
-3
Text:
Double all damage dealt by creatures you control.
’s Factory is one of the deck’s win conditions once you’ve got control of your opponent’s land.

Probably the toughest cards decision I have to make in this deck is the choice of removal. I currently have 3 Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
and 2 Arc Lightning
Arc Lightning
Arc LightningSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
174
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Text:
Arc Lightning deals 3 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or players.
, but this is one aspect of the deck that I think can use more testing and is open to re-evaluation. I have generally been happy with the Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
s and could easily go up to 4 Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
s, especially because the 4 Sol Ring
Sol Ring
Sol RingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
T: Add 2 colorless mana to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
s can provide this deck an increadible amount of mana in the mid and late game. Firebolt
Firebolt
FireboltSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Firebolt deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Flashback 4R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
s and Lava Dart
Lava Dart
Lava DartSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Darrell Riche

Text:
Lava Dart deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Flashback Sacrifice a mountain.
s are other options, as are the staple Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.
for cheap instant removal.

Deck Three: Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.


4 Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.

1 Lightning Rift
Lightning Rift
Lightning RiftSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
217
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may pay 1. If you do, Lightning Rift deals 2 damage to target creature or player.


4 Cartographer
Cartographer
CartographerSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Townsfolk
Rarity:
U
Number:
107
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Cartographer comes into play, you may return target land card from your graveyard to your hand.

1 Cloudchaser Eagle
Cloudchaser Eagle
Cloudchaser EagleSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Una Fricker
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Cloudchaser Eagle comes into play, destroy target enchantment.

1 Nantuko Tracer
Nantuko Tracer
Nantuko TracerSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
125
Artist:
Greg Staples

Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Nantuko Tracer comes into play, you may put target card from a graveyard on the bottom of its owner's library.

1 Petravark
Petravark
PetravarkSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Petravark comes into play, remove target land from the game. When Petravark leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.

2 Teroh’s Faitherful

4 Firebolt
Firebolt
FireboltSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Firebolt deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Flashback 4R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)


4 Solar Blast
Solar Blast
Solar BlastSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
234
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Solar Blast deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Cycling 1RR (1RR, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.) When you cycle Solar Blast, you may have it deal 1 damage to target creature or player.

4 Krosan Tusker
Krosan Tusker
Krosan TuskerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
6
Toughness:
5
Text:
Cycling 2G (2G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.). When you cycle Krosan Tusker, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

4 Lay Waste
Lay Waste
Lay WasteSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
201
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Destroy target land.Cycling 2 (You may pay 2 and discard this card from your hand to draw a card. Play this ability as an instant.)
OR Barkhide Mauler
Barkhide Mauler
Barkhide MaulerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Iain McCaig
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Cycling 2 (2, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

4 Renewed Faith
Renewed Faith
Renewed FaithSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
50
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
You gain 6 life. Cycling 1W (1W, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.) When you cycle Renewed Faith, you may gain 2 life.

4 Secluded Steppe
Secluded Steppe
Secluded SteppeSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
324
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Secluded Steppe comes into play tapped. T: Add W to your mana pool. Cycling W (W, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

4 Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil ThicketSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
326
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Tranquil Thicket comes into play tapped. T: Add G to your mana pool. Cycling G (G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

4 Forgotten Cave
Forgotten Cave
Forgotten CaveSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
317
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Forgotten Cave comes into play tapped. T: Add R to your mana pool. Cycling R (R, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)
s

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

6 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s
6 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
s

This deck centers around using Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
to control the board position and then Sliding its own creatures to gain massive card advantage and other benefits. With an Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
on the Board, Sliding the Cartographer
Cartographer
CartographerSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Townsfolk
Rarity:
U
Number:
107
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Cartographer comes into play, you may return target land card from your graveyard to your hand.
with a cycling land gives you reusable card-drawing. Teroh’s Faithful is another well-know combo with Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
giving you +4 life each time. This deck often will not die due to loss of life, but with all the cycling ripping through my deck, I use Nantuko Tracer
Nantuko Tracer
Nantuko TracerSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
125
Artist:
Greg Staples

Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Nantuko Tracer comes into play, you may put target card from a graveyard on the bottom of its owner's library.
to avoid being decked and to recycle useful cards back into my deck (which can be re-shuffled using a Krosan Tusker
Krosan Tusker
Krosan TuskerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
6
Toughness:
5
Text:
Cycling 2G (2G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.). When you cycle Krosan Tusker, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
). Finally, Petravark
Petravark
PetravarkSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Petravark comes into play, remove target land from the game. When Petravark leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.
has been added as a soft-lock. When Petravark
Petravark
PetravarkSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Petravark comes into play, remove target land from the game. When Petravark leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.
comes into play, you can Slide him in response to the “remove target land” ability being put on the stack (target your opponent’s land). Since the land has not been removed when the Petravark
Petravark
PetravarkSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Petravark comes into play, remove target land from the game. When Petravark leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.
is removed from play, the “return that card to play” ability fizzles and your opponent will never get their land back when the “remove land from play” ability resolves. This essentially gives you reusable land destruction. Whenever I’ve started this combination going, my opponent has conceded within two turns once they realize I will remove every land they put into play.

MTGO COMMONS TOURNAMENT

On Wednesday January 8, 2003, an all-commons Type II tournament was held on Magic the Gathering Online (MTGO). 17 people showed up to play and the organizer had two volunteers play a prelim to whittle down the group to a 16-players for a Swiss format tournament. The winner took home a pot of 80 donated cards of various rarity. Here are the finalists’ decks.

The winner of MTGO common tourney neviDimka playing the following deck:

1st Place: neviDimka playing G-R
4 Solar Blast
Solar Blast
Solar BlastSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
234
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Solar Blast deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Cycling 1RR (1RR, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.) When you cycle Solar Blast, you may have it deal 1 damage to target creature or player.

4 Lava Dart
Lava Dart
Lava DartSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Darrell Riche

Text:
Lava Dart deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Flashback Sacrifice a mountain.

4 krosan tusker
4 Raging Goblin
Raging Goblin
Raging GoblinSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
200
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and tap the turn it comes under your control.)

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 RmllcnkgTemper
Temper
TemperSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
120
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Prevent up to X damage to target creature. For each 1 damage prevented in this way, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature.

4 Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic HammerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to any one creature or player.

4 Firebolt
Firebolt
FireboltSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Firebolt deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Flashback 4R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

4 Wild Mongrel
Wild Mongrel
Wild MongrelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
283
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Wild Mongrel gets +1/+1 and becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

4 Basking Rootwalla
Basking Rootwalla
Basking RootwallaSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
121
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G: Basking Rootwalla gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn. Madness 0

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

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

4 Forgotten Cave
Forgotten Cave
Forgotten CaveSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
317
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Forgotten Cave comes into play tapped. T: Add R to your mana pool. Cycling R (R, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

2 Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil ThicketSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
326
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Tranquil Thicket comes into play tapped. T: Add G to your mana pool. Cycling G (G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)


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

3 Lay Waste
Lay Waste
Lay WasteSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
201
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Destroy target land.Cycling 2 (You may pay 2 and discard this card from your hand to draw a card. Play this ability as an instant.)

4 Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

4 Flaring Pain
Flaring Pain
Flaring PainSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
89
Artist:
Glen Angus

Text:
Damage can't be prevented this turn. Flashback R


2nd place: Joeker playing B-G
2 Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.

3 Innocent Blood
Innocent Blood
Innocent BloodSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
145
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player sacrifices a creature.

2 Morbid Hunger
Morbid Hunger
Morbid HungerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
150
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Morbid Hunger deals 3 damage to target creature or player. You gain 3 life. Flashback 7BB (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

2 Dark Banish
2 Psychotic Haze
Psychotic Haze
Psychotic HazeSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Text:
Psychotic Haze deals 1 damage to each creature and each player. Madness 1B

4 Faceless Butcher
Faceless Butcher
Faceless ButcherSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Faceless Butcher comes into play, remove target creature other than Faceless Butcher from the game. When Faceless Butcher leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.

2 Nantuko Husk
Nantuko Husk
Nantuko HuskSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Nantuko Husk gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

2 Screeching Buzard
2 Moment's Peace
Moment's Peace
Moment's PeaceSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
251
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. Flashback 2G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

1 Barkhide Mauler
Barkhide Mauler
Barkhide MaulerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Iain McCaig
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Cycling 2 (2, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

3 Basking Rootwalla
Basking Rootwalla
Basking RootwallaSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
121
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G: Basking Rootwalla gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn. Madness 0

2 Diligent Farmhand
Diligent Farmhand
Diligent FarmhandSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
237
Artist:
Gary Ruddell
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G, Sacrifice Diligent Farmhand: Search your library for a basic land card, and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library. If Diligent Farmhand is in a graveyard, Muscle Burst's effect counts it as a Muscle Burst.

4 Krosan Tusker
Krosan Tusker
Krosan TuskerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
272
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
6
Toughness:
5
Text:
Cycling 2G (2G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.). When you cycle Krosan Tusker, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

3 Werebear
Werebear
WerebearSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid Bear
Rarity:
C
Number:
282
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
: Tap: Add G to your mana pool. Threshold - Werebear gets +3/+3. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

4 Wild Mongrel
Wild Mongrel
Wild MongrelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
283
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Wild Mongrel gets +1/+1 and becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

1 Giant Warthog
Giant Warthog
Giant WarthogSet: Judgment
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
118
Artist:
Kev Walker

Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Trample.

4 Barren Moor
Barren Moor
Barren MoorSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
312
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Barren Moor comes into play tapped. T: Add B to your mana pool. Cycling B (B, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

4 Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil ThicketSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
326
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Tranquil Thicket comes into play tapped. T: Add G to your mana pool. Cycling G (G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

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

SB:
2 Crown of Suspicion
Crown of Suspicion
Crown of SuspicionSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +2/-1. Sacrifice Crown of Suspicion: Enchanted creature and other creatures that share a creature type with it get +2/-1 until end of turn.

1 Dirge of Dread
Dirge of Dread
Dirge of DreadSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
All creatures gain fear until end of turn. (They can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.) Cycling 1B (1B, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.) When you cycle Dirge of Dread, you may have target creature gain fear until end of turn.

2 Disciple of Malice
Disciple of Malice
Disciple of MaliceSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
139
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from white. Cycling 2 (2, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.

1 Nantuko Husk
Nantuko Husk
Nantuko HuskSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Nantuko Husk gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

2 Rat's Feast
2 Severed Legion
Severed Legion
Severed LegionSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
166
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Fear (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

2 Toxic stench
2 Tranquility
Tranquility
TranquilitySet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
All enchantments in play must be discarded.

1 Corrupt
Corrupt
CorruptSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
124
Artist:
Vincent Evans
Text:
Corrupt deals 1 damage to target creature or player for each swamp you control. When Corrupt successfully deals damage to a creature or player, gain life equal to that damage.


I played with a version of my mono-black deck and placed in the Top 4. I made Top 4, but lost to Joeker, the second-place winner. Here is my decklist:

4 Festering Goblin
Festering Goblin
Festering GoblinSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Festering Goblin is put into a graveyard from play, target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

4 Wretched Anurid
Wretched Anurid
Wretched AnuridSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
183
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever another creature comes into play, you lose 1 life.

4 Crypt Keeper
2 Dirge of Dread
Dirge of Dread
Dirge of DreadSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
All creatures gain fear until end of turn. (They can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.) Cycling 1B (1B, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.) When you cycle Dirge of Dread, you may have target creature gain fear until end of turn.

4 Nantuko Husk
Nantuko Husk
Nantuko HuskSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Nantuko Husk gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

4 Cabal Torturer
Cabal Torturer
Cabal TorturerSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B, T: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Threshold - 3BB, T: Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.

4 Crippling Fatigue
Crippling Fatigue
Crippling FatigueSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
58
Text:
Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. Flashback - 1B, Pay 3 life.

4 Gravedigger
Gravedigger
GravediggerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Dermot Power
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Gravedigger comes into play, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

4 Faceless Butcher
Faceless Butcher
Faceless ButcherSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Faceless Butcher comes into play, remove target creature other than Faceless Butcher from the game. When Faceless Butcher leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.

2 Corrupt
Corrupt
CorruptSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
124
Artist:
Vincent Evans
Text:
Corrupt deals 1 damage to target creature or player for each swamp you control. When Corrupt successfully deals damage to a creature or player, gain life equal to that damage.

4 Barren Moor
Barren Moor
Barren MoorSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
312
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Barren Moor comes into play tapped. T: Add B to your mana pool. Cycling B (B, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

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


The Cabal Torturer
Cabal Torturer
Cabal TorturerSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B, T: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Threshold - 3BB, T: Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
s where amazing against non-Red decks, provided substantial card advantage and board control. However, the deck was substantially weakened by not being able to play 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.
and/or Phyrexian Rager
Phyrexian Rager
Phyrexian RagerSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
49
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Phyrexian Rager comes into play, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
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CONCLUSION

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