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CardShark Content - Johnny Lai (6/19/2001)

This latest installment of Commons Corner introduces a white-red Rebel-burn deck featuring some powerful additions from Apocalypse
Apocalypse
ApocalypseSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Text:
Remove all permanents from the game. Discard your hand.
. An Apocalypse
Apocalypse
ApocalypseSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Text:
Remove all permanents from the game. Discard your hand.
card, Orim's Thunder
Orim's Thunder
Orim's ThunderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
15
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Kicker R (You may pay an additional R as you play this spell.) Destroy target artifact or enchantment. If you paid the kicker cost, Orim's Thunder deals damage equal to that artifact or enchantment's converted mana cost to target creature.
, also enables the suitably ´´punny´´ deck name. Without further ado:

´´Thunder and Lighting´´

4 Dega Disciple
Dega Disciple
Dega DiscipleSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B, TAP: Target creature gets -2/-0 until end of turn. R, TAP: Target creature gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
(APOC)
4 Ramosian Sergeant
Ramosian Sergeant
Ramosian SergeantSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
3, T: Search your library for a Rebel card with converted mana cost 2 or less and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.

4 Fresh Volunteers
Fresh Volunteers
Fresh VolunteersSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
20
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2

4 Goblin Legionaire (APOC)
2 Steadfast Guard
Steadfast Guard
Steadfast GuardSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
50
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Attacking doesn't cause Steadfast Guard to tap.

3 Defiant Falcon
Defiant Falcon
Defiant FalconSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
6
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying 4, T: Search your library for a Rebel card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.

1 Thermal Glider
Thermal Glider
Thermal GliderSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying, protection from red

2 Nightwind Glider
Nightwind Glider
Nightwind GliderSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
31
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying, protection from black


4 Orim's Thunder
Orim's Thunder
Orim's ThunderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
15
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Kicker R (You may pay an additional R as you play this spell.) Destroy target artifact or enchantment. If you paid the kicker cost, Orim's Thunder deals damage equal to that artifact or enchantment's converted mana cost to target creature.
(APOC)
4 Rhystic Lighting
4 Lightning Blast
Lightning Blast
Lightning BlastSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
Lightning Blast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.


10 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s
14 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.


The core of the deck lies in the Rebel engine. Ramosian Sergeant
Ramosian Sergeant
Ramosian SergeantSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
3, T: Search your library for a Rebel card with converted mana cost 2 or less and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.
s search for Fresh Volunteers
Fresh Volunteers
Fresh VolunteersSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
20
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
, Steadfast Guard
Steadfast Guard
Steadfast GuardSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
50
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Attacking doesn't cause Steadfast Guard to tap.
s, and Defiant Falcon
Defiant Falcon
Defiant FalconSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
6
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying 4, T: Search your library for a Rebel card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.
s. The Defiant Falcon
Defiant Falcon
Defiant FalconSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
C
Number:
6
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying 4, T: Search your library for a Rebel card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.
s in turn search for the Gliders. Once you have a searcher active, its usually advantageous to search out more Rebels rather than casting threats from your hand.

Most people understand the power of the Rebel mechanic by now. What's interesting about this deck is the powerful
cards that Apocalypse
Apocalypse
ApocalypseSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Text:
Remove all permanents from the game. Discard your hand.
provides.

Goblin Legionaire provides a 2/2 body that can sacrifice to deal 2 damage for one R mana or prevent 2 damage for W. Although you almost always want to use it as a big ´´Mogg Fanatic
Mogg Fanatic
Mogg FanaticSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Mogg Fanatic: Mogg Fanatic deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
,´´ you may also have cause to use it to save one of your Rebel searchers from opposing burn spells.

Dega Disciple
Dega Disciple
Dega DiscipleSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B, TAP: Target creature gets -2/-0 until end of turn. R, TAP: Target creature gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
provides this deck with a much-needed additional one mana creature that has an aggressive ability. The Disciple's red ability (R, tap, target creature gets +2/+0 until end of turn) allows you to pump
up your Rebels for additional damage or to trade a 2/2 Rebel for a larger creature. Once a ground stall occurs, the Disciple can pump up your flying Rebels to continue the assault.

The ´´Thunder and Lighting´´ in the deck (Orim's Thunder
Orim's Thunder
Orim's ThunderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
15
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Kicker R (You may pay an additional R as you play this spell.) Destroy target artifact or enchantment. If you paid the kicker cost, Orim's Thunder deals damage equal to that artifact or enchantment's converted mana cost to target creature.
, Rhystic Lightning
Rhystic Lightning
Rhystic LightningSet: Prophecy
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
99
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
Rhystic Lightning deals 4 damage to target creature or player unless that creature's controller or that player pays 2. If he or she does, Rhystic Lightning deals 2 damage to the creature or player.
and Lightning Blast
Lightning Blast
Lightning BlastSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
Lightning Blast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
) constitute the permanent removal in the deck. Orim's Thunder
Orim's Thunder
Orim's ThunderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
15
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Kicker R (You may pay an additional R as you play this spell.) Destroy target artifact or enchantment. If you paid the kicker cost, Orim's Thunder deals damage equal to that artifact or enchantment's converted mana cost to target creature.
provides enchantment and artifact removal as well as sometimes
doubling as creature removal. Rhystic Lightning
Rhystic Lightning
Rhystic LightningSet: Prophecy
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
99
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
Rhystic Lightning deals 4 damage to target creature or player unless that creature's controller or that player pays 2. If he or she does, Rhystic Lightning deals 2 damage to the creature or player.
and Lightning Blast
Lightning Blast
Lightning BlastSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
Lightning Blast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
are there to clear the path when your opponent has created a ground stall or burn them out directly.

Conclusion

Thunder and lighting in the real world means that you will most likely seek shelter to save your life. If you play this deck, your opponents may have to seek shelter to save them from the power of ´´Thunder and Lightning.´´ Enjoy!


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