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CardShark Content - Kaige (12/23/2003)

I have always favored mono red beat down in extended format, and this deck is a perfect example why.

My red deck uses weenies and expendable creatures in combination with Meekstone
Meekstone
MeekstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Any creature with power greater than 2 may not be untapped as normal during the untap phase.
to lay siege on my enemy, while they cannot attack in return without having their creatures falling under the Meekstone
Meekstone
MeekstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Any creature with power greater than 2 may not be untapped as normal during the untap phase.
's power. The only creatures who are not affected by the meekstone's power are those with power under 3, and these critters are easy enough to burn off the field with red's many removal spells.

With the exception of some dragon decks, red is all about speed. You want to burn their creatures as soon as they hit the field, too clear the way for your speedy creatures. I will first discuss these creatures.(note: these creatures have power under 3, so they are not affected by the meekstone)


Raging goblin: An extremely useful 1/1 goblin with haste. With a mana cost of one R, it is a widely used first turn play. They are great for stacking up damage early on, and for providing a body to block with later on, provided the match even drags on that long.

Mogg fanatic: This one is a gem. A one mana 1/1 goblin that can be sacrificed to do 1 damage to target creature or player. This is one of the cards that made Tempest my favorite set.

Goblin Sharpshooter
Goblin Sharpshooter
Goblin SharpshooterSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
R
Number:
207
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Goblin Sharpshooter doesn't untap during your untap step. Whenever a. creature is put into a graveyard from play, untap Goblin Sharpshooter.. T: Goblin Sharpshooter deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
: Goblin sharpshooter destroys weenie decks. Every time a creature is put into the graveyard, it untaps to ping your enemy again. Playing red you will be sending MANY creatures to the graveyard, so this is an amazing card when used correctly.

Jackal Pup
Jackal Pup
Jackal PupSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
For each 1 damage dealt to Jackal Pup, it deals 1 damage to you.
: Another Gem from Tempest. Jackal pup is a 2/1 red creature for one red mana. It has a unique drawback, but it doesn't affect you too much with this deck, and is a great first turn move. Out of the above creatures, Jackal pup is the most important for this deck.

Now the next set of creatures are what make this deck lethal. The above weenies will hurt and annoy the hell out of your enemy, however it will take to long to end the match if you use them alone. These creatures have power over 3, but will not be affected by the meekstones power.

Blistering firecat: Now this bad boy is a 7/1 trample for 4 mana. It deals its damage then goes into the graveyard, so you dont need to worry about it remaining tapped because of the meekstone. 4 of these is a must.

Ball lightning: Extremely similar to the firecat. This bad boy does its damage for 3 mana, then is gone. I use 2, however I would use 4 if I could afford it. They fit perfectly in this deck.
Viashino Sandstalker
Viashino Sandstalker
Viashino SandstalkerSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Viashino
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Andrew Robinson
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Viashino Sandstalker is unaffected by summoning sickness.At the end of any turn, return Viashino Sandstalker to owner's hand.
: This bad boy is a 4/2 lizard with haste. He does his damage then returns to your hand at the end of turn. Because of this, they are also unaffected by the meekstone. They will continue to bounce back to your hand until your opponent cries mercy.

Viashino Cutthroat
Viashino Cutthroat
Viashino CutthroatSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Viashino
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Viashino Cutthroat is unaffected by summoning sickness.At end of turn, return Viashino Cutthroat to owner's hand.
: A little more pricey then the sandstalker, but non the less useful. I only include 2 of these.

And last but not least

Tahgarth, Talruum hero: This angry legend is a wonderful last game finisher. Because he doesn't tap when attacking, he will bash your opponent without tapping. While his ability does require him to tap, it is a great last resort to take out pesty weenies like Royal assassins. Unless your dealing with angels, Tahgarth will be the biggest creature attacking consistently.

Thats it for creatures, but as any good red deck, this deck contains many offensive and support spells and artifacts. Here is a list of them

Meekstone
Meekstone
MeekstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Any creature with power greater than 2 may not be untapped as normal during the untap phase.
-the key of this deck
Ruby medallion – reduces the costs of bouncing the viashinos in and out of play, great card.
Violent eruption: great removal card, 4 damage divided as you chose for 4 mana.
Sulfuric Vortex
Sulfuric Vortex
Sulfuric VortexSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, Sulfuric Vortex deals two damage to that player.
Whever a player would gain life, that player gains no life instead.
Keeps preassure on your opponent and keeps white decks from healing
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.
Restricted to 1 per deck, but still a MUST have.
Burning wish Also restricted to one per deck, but an amazing card. Great to fish out one of the following cards when needed
-Detonate
Detonate
DetonateSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Randy Asplund
Text:
Bury target artifact. Detonate deals X damage to the artifact's controller, where X is the casting cost of the artifact.

-Flame wave
-ghitu fires
-Anarchy
Anarchy
AnarchySet: Ice Age
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Destroy all white permanents.

-Cone of flame
-apocalypse
-*Wake of destruction*
-lightning surge
-winds of change
-eternal flame
-fiery gambit
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
ThunderboltSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dylan Martens
Text:
Thunderbolt deals 3 damage to target player or 4 damage to target creature with flying.
IMHO the best replacement for lightning bolt. 2 mana to do 3 damage to creature/player, or 4 damage to target creature w/ flying.

Ghitu encampment: the last piece of the puzzle. A land that produces red mana, and for 2 mana can be turned into a 2/1 creature with first strike until end of turn. Great for taking out their weenies if they gather the courage to attack. Also does not fall under the meekstones power.









Final deck listing:
jackal pup x4
mogg fanatic x4
Blistering firecat x4
Ball lightning x2 (4 is recommended if you have access to them)
Viashino Sandstalker
Viashino Sandstalker
Viashino SandstalkerSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Viashino
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Andrew Robinson
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Viashino Sandstalker is unaffected by summoning sickness.At the end of any turn, return Viashino Sandstalker to owner's hand.
x4
Tahgarth, Talruum hero x2
Viashino Cutthroat
Viashino Cutthroat
Viashino CutthroatSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Viashino
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Viashino Cutthroat is unaffected by summoning sickness.At end of turn, return Viashino Cutthroat to owner's hand.
x2
Violent eruption x4
Ruby medallion x2
Meekstone
Meekstone
MeekstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Any creature with power greater than 2 may not be untapped as normal during the untap phase.
x4
Lightning bolt x1
Burning Wish
Burning Wish
Burning WishSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
83
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer

Text:
Choose a sorcery you own from outside the game, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Remove Burning Wish from the game.
x1
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
ThunderboltSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dylan Martens
Text:
Thunderbolt deals 3 damage to target player or 4 damage to target creature with flying.
x4
Ghitu Encampment
Ghitu Encampment
Ghitu EncampmentSet: Urza's Legacy
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Ghitu Encampment comes into play tapped.T: Add one red mana to your mana pool.1R: Ghitu Encampment becomes a 2/1 red creature with first strike until end of turn. This creature still counts as a land.
x4
mountain x 18

Side bored
Raging goblin x4
Sulfuric vortex x2
Goblin sharpshooter x2
detonate x2
Crawl space
Anarchy
Anarchy
AnarchySet: Ice Age
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Destroy all white permanents.
x2
Sulfuric vapors x2


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