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CardShark Content - Kipling Warhol (2/7/2005)

Since magic is all about how well cards work with each other, I thought why not write an article describing some of my favorite 2-card combos.

1. 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.)
& Veteran Explorer
Veteran Explorer
Veteran ExplorerSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
U
Artist:
David A. Cherry
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
If Veteran Explorer is put into any graveyard from play, each player may search his or her library for up to two basic land cards and put those lands into play. Each player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
. The veteran explorer is a great way to speed up any deck. with a casting cost of one green, it's easy to bring out. and since its toughness is one, it's easy to kill off to activate its ability. enter 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.)
...equip it to the explorer...you get to search your library for 2 lands, put them into play, and then draw two cards on the 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.)
. as an added bonus...have a sadistic glee attached to another creature to give them a pump-up when explorer goes to the graveyard.

2. Blanket Of Night & Karma
Karma
KarmaSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
During a player's upkeep, Karma does 1 point of damage to that player for each swamp he or she has in play.
. this is one nasty combo that will really get you under the skin of your opponent(s). cast the blanket to turn all mana-producing lands into swamps...then cast karma...soon everyone is taking big chunks of damage during their upkeep. this includes you, though, so find a way to protect yourself.

3. Wicked Akuba
Wicked Akuba
Wicked AkubaSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
150
Artist:
Ittoku
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
B: Target player dealt damage by Wicked Akuba this turn loses 1 life.
& Viridian Longbow
Viridian Longbow
Viridian LongbowSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
270
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Equipped creature has 'T: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player.' Equip 3 (3: 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.)
. This one will shock and awe your opponent with the amount of damage you can do in a short period of time. bring out the akuba...equip it with the longbow...and produce as much black mana as possible (dark ritual, bubbling muck, culling the weak). let the fun begin.

4. UHN5Y2hvZ2VuaWMgProbe
Probe
ProbeSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
66
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Kicker 1B (You may pay an additional 1B as you play this spell.)Draw three cards, then discard two cards from your hand.If you paid the kicker cost, target player discards two cards from his or her hand.
& Soldier Of Fortune. Guaranteed To Make Enemies Out Of Friends. probe does 2 damage to anyone who shuffles their library...soldier of fortune makes that happen...for one red mana. toss in a puppet strings or 2 for good measure.

5. Aluren
Aluren
AlurenSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
April Lee
Text:
Any player may play a creature card with total casting cost 3 or less whenever he or she could play an instant and without paying its casting cost.
& Weird Harvest
Weird Harvest
Weird HarvestSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
299
Artist:
Bob Petillo
Text:
Each player may search his or her library for up to X creature cards, reveal those cards, and put them into his or her hand. Then each player who searched his or her library this way shuffles it.
. elf decks are typically fast...but this combo can send it into warp speed. aluren lets you play creatures with casting cost 3 or less for free and as an instant. harvest lets you search your library for X creatures and put them into your hand. most elves cost 3 or less, so with aluren out, you can put those creatures directly into play for free (great way to get multiple Priest Of Titania
Titania
TitaniaSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
6
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
+2
Toughness:
-5
Text:
You may play an additional land each of your turns.
's out).

6. Coat Of Arms & Shade's Breath
Shade's Breath
Shade's BreathSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
167
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
Until end of turn, each creature you control becomes black, its creature type becomes Shade, and it gains 'B: This creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.'
. coat of arms can win a game in a heartbeat, and shades breath can help make things happen. Casting the shades breath will turn all your creatures into creature type ´´shade´´ and also makes them black (making bad moon a nice touch as well). With coat of arms in play...you just turned your horde of 1/1 clerics into a major problem for your opponent.

7. Triskelion
Triskelion
TriskelionSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Triskelion comes into play, put three +1/+1 counters on it.0: Remove one of these counters from Triskelion to have Triskelion deal 1 damage to target creature or player.
& 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.
. Getting +1/+1 counters onto triskelion to make adequate use of its ability used to be a difficult task...until sadistic glee came along. Now you can gleefully restock your triskelion by pegging off your opponents creatures (or your own).

Enjoy!


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