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CardShark Content - Kurt Stockbrugger (11/6/2003)

Having played with morphs for the last year, it is a nice change to play with some of the cool equipment and entwine cards.
One of the previously wrote articles posted on this site was totally wrong, and I'd thought I would write an article stating why and show you the right picks and why.

Here is the common pick order for all the colors:

White
Arrest
Arrest
ArrestSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be played.

Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter PatrolSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike

Skyhunter Cub
Skyhunter Cub
Skyhunter CubSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As long as Skyhunter Cub is equipped, it gets +1/+1 and has flying.

Leonin Den-Guard
Auriok Transfixer
Auriok Transfixer
Auriok TransfixerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Scout
Rarity:
C
Number:
5
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target artifact.

Blinding Light
Blinding Light
Blinding LightSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Hannibal King
Text:
Tap all nonwhite creatures.

Gold Myr
Gold Myr
Gold MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
180
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

Titanium Golem
Titanium Golem
Titanium GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
263
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
1W: Titanium Golem gains first strike until end of turn.

Soldier Replica
Soldier Replica
Soldier ReplicaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
244
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
1W, Sacrifice Soldier Replica: Soldier Replica deals 3 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

Razor Barrier
Razor Barrier
Razor BarrierSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target permanent you control gains protection from artifacts or from the color of your choice until end of turn.




Blue
Neurok Spy
Neurok Spy
Neurok SpySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Neurok Spy is unblockable as long as defending player controls an artifact.

Somber Hoverguard
Somber Hoverguard
Somber HoverguardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Flying

Annul
Annul
AnnulSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Greg Simanson
Text:
Counter target artifact or enchantment spell.

Aether Spellbomb
Aether Spellbomb
Aether SpellbombSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
141
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
U, Sacrifice Aether Spellbomb: Return target creature to its owner's hand. 1, Sacrifice Aether Spellbomb: Draw a card.

Silver Myr
Silver Myr
Silver MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
241
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

Cobalt Golem
Cobalt Golem
Cobalt GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1U: Cobalt Golem gains flying until end of turn.

Wizard Replica
Wizard Replica
Wizard ReplicaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying U, Sacrifice Wizard Replica: Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2.

Regress
Regress
RegressSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Return target permanent to its owner's hand.

Inertia Bubble
Inertia Bubble
Inertia BubbleSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
37
Artist:
Hugh Jamieson
Text:
Enchanted artifact doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.

Thoughtcast
Thoughtcast
ThoughtcastSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Draw two cards.


Black
Terror
Terror
TerrorSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Buries target creature. Cannot target black creatures or artifact creatures.

Moriok Scavenger
Moriok Scavenger
Moriok ScavengerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Moriok Scavenger comes into play, you may return target artifact creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

Consume Spirit
Consume Spirit
Consume SpiritSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Text:
Spend only black mana on X. Consume Spirit deals X damage to target creature or player. You gain X life.

Irradiate
Irradiate
IrradiateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
67
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn for each artifact you control.

Leaden Myr
Leaden Myr
Leaden MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

Nim Shrieker
Nim Shrieker
Nim ShriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Nim Shrieker gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.

Pewter Golem
Pewter Golem
Pewter GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
227
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
1B: Regenerate Pewter Golem.

Nim Replica
Nim Replica
Nim ReplicaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
220
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
2B, Sacrifice Nim Replica: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.


Red
Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot GoblinSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, T: Spikeshot Goblin deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.

Shatter
Shatter
ShatterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Shatter destroys target artifact.

Electrostatic Bolt
Electrostatic Bolt
Electrostatic BoltSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
89
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Electrostatic Bolt deals 2 damage to target creature. If it's an artifact creature, Electrostatic Bolt deals 4 damage to it instead.

Pyrite Spellbomb
Pyrite Spellbomb
Pyrite SpellbombSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
R, Sacrifice Pyrite Spellbomb: Pyrite Spellbomb deals 2 damage to target creature or player. 1, Sacrifice Pyrite Spellbomb: Draw a card.

Goblin Replica
Goblin Replica
Goblin ReplicaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
178
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
3R, Sacrifice Goblin Replica: Destroy target artifact.

Iron Myr
Iron Myr
Iron MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add R to your mana pool.

Hematite Golem
Hematite Golem
Hematite GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
185
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
1R: Hematite Golem gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

Vulshok Berserker
Vulshok Berserker
Vulshok BerserkerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Berserker
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Haste

Krark-Clan Grunt
Ogre Leadfoot
Ogre Leadfoot
Ogre LeadfootSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Ogre Leadfoot becomes blocked by an artifact creature, destroy that creature.

Incite War
Incite War
Incite WarSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Choose one - Creatures target player controls attack this turn if able; or creatures you control gain first strike until end of turn. Entwine 2 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)


Green
Tel-Jilad Archers
Deconstruct
Deconstruct
DeconstructSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
118
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Destroy target artifact. Then add GGG to your mana pool.

Fangren Hunter
Fangren Hunter
Fangren HunterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample

Tel-Jilad Exile
Exile
ExileSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
21
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Remove target nonwhite attacking creature from the game. You gain life equal to its toughness.

Predator's Strike
Predator's Strike
Predator's StrikeSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Text:
Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains trample until end of turn.

Copper Myr
Copper Myr
Copper MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
158
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

Tel-Jilad Chosen
Battlegrowth
Battlegrowth
BattlegrowthSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
113
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

Wurmskin Forger
Wurmskin Forger
Wurmskin ForgerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Wurmskin Forger comes into play, distribute three +1/+1 counters among any number of target creatures.

Turn To Dust
Lifespark Spellbomb
Lifespark Spellbomb
Lifespark SpellbombSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
197
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
G, Sacrifice Lifespark Spellbomb: Until end of turn, target land becomes a 3/3 creature that's still a land. 1, Sacrifice Lifespark Spellbomb: Draw a card.


Artifacts
Bonesplitter
Bonesplitter
BonesplitterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+0. 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.)

Leonin Scimitar
Leonin Scimitar
Leonin ScimitarSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
Equipped creature gets +1/+1. 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.)

Myr Enforcer
Myr Enforcer
Myr EnforcerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
211
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.)

Goblin War Wagon
Goblin War Wagon
Goblin War WagonSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
179
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
Goblin War Wagon doesn't untap during your untap step. At the beginning of your upkeep, you may pay 2. If you do, untap Goblin War Wagon.

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.)

Vulshok Gauntlets
Vulshok Gauntlets
Vulshok GauntletsSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
273
Artist:
Richard Sardinha
Text:
Equipped creature gets +4/+2 and doesn't untap during its controller's untap step. 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.)

Chromatic Sphere
Chromatic Sphere
Chromatic SphereSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
299
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
1, T, Sacrifice Chromatic Sphere: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Draw a card.

Clockwork Condor
Clockwork Condor
Clockwork CondorSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
154
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Flying Clockwork Condor comes into play with three +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever Clockwork Condor attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it at end of combat.

Neurok Hoversail
Neurok Hoversail
Neurok HoversailSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
218
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Equipped creature has flying. Equip 2 (2: 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.)

Yotian Soldier
Yotian Soldier
Yotian SoldierSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
Attacking does not cause Yotian Soldier to tap.



Lets start off with White…

Arrest
Arrest
ArrestSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be played.
: Upgraded version of Pacifism
Pacifism
PacifismSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Robert Bliss
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.
. Creates the good lock-down for Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot GoblinSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, T: Spikeshot Goblin deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
or any other pesky creatures.

Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter Patrol
Skyhunter PatrolSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike
: Due to the lack of flyers in this set, the Patrol should always be a threat.

Skyhunter Cub
Skyhunter Cub
Skyhunter CubSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As long as Skyhunter Cub is equipped, it gets +1/+1 and has flying.
: This is the first creature I get to explain with our new friends, Equipment. With the abundance of equipment in Mirrodin it should always be a flying powerhouse. I rated it higher than the Patrol because you may not always have equipment, making it a 2/2 for 3.

Leonin Den-Guard: Paired with Vulshok Gauntlets
Vulshok Gauntlets
Vulshok GauntletsSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
273
Artist:
Richard Sardinha
Text:
Equipped creature gets +4/+2 and doesn't untap during its controller's untap step. 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.)
, it’s a 6/6 beatstick. Other equipment will do, but that’s one of the biggest effects it will have on the game.

Auriok Transfixer
Auriok Transfixer
Auriok TransfixerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Scout
Rarity:
C
Number:
5
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target artifact.
: Tappers are very good in a set with eleventy billion artifacts. Choose either this or the Den-Guard, depending on the number of equipment cards you have.

Blinding Light
Blinding Light
Blinding LightSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Hannibal King
Text:
Tap all nonwhite creatures.
: One of white’s great finishers. Mostly compared to 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.)
, always playable.

Gold Myr
Gold Myr
Gold MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
180
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.
: These guys are very good. They speed up your production in the early game, and they allow you to pay for expensive equipment cards early. Never hurts to pick these guys up.

Titanium Golem
Titanium Golem
Titanium GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
263
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
1W: Titanium Golem gains first strike until end of turn.
: Not the best power to toughness ratio, but at times it can bust through or become a good blocker with its first strike.

Soldier Replica
Soldier Replica
Soldier ReplicaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
244
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
1W, Sacrifice Soldier Replica: Soldier Replica deals 3 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
: 1/3 for 3 isn’t the best. Its ability is mediocre but usually there is something better.

Razor Barrier
Razor Barrier
Razor BarrierSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target permanent you control gains protection from artifacts or from the color of your choice until end of turn.
: The difference between a first pick Shelter
Shelter
ShelterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn. Draw a card.
and a almost last pick Razor Barrier
Razor Barrier
Razor BarrierSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target permanent you control gains protection from artifacts or from the color of your choice until end of turn.
is simple, card advantage. Sometimes useful, but other times, No.)
(Note: I only discuss the “playable” cards, all the other ones you shouldn’t consider.)

White seems like one of the more “aggressive” colors and pairs very well with Green or Blue. Speaking of Blue, its next:

Neurok Spy
Neurok Spy
Neurok SpySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Neurok Spy is unblockable as long as defending player controls an artifact.
: This guy is INSANE. Almost always unblockable, equip some Equipment on him and swing for the hills. Pick this guy and you will not be sorry.

Somber Hoverguard
Somber Hoverguard
Somber HoverguardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Flying
: With plenty of artifacts, you can usually get this guy out on turn 4, maybe even turn 3 with your friends the artifact lands. Flyers = very good in this format.

Annul
Annul
AnnulSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Greg Simanson
Text:
Counter target artifact or enchantment spell.
: Annul
Annul
AnnulSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Greg Simanson
Text:
Counter target artifact or enchantment spell.
is back and back better than ever. Can counter half of the cards printed in this set, for a low low price of U. Not too shabby.

Aether Spellbomb
Aether Spellbomb
Aether SpellbombSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
141
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
U, Sacrifice Aether Spellbomb: Return target creature to its owner's hand. 1, Sacrifice Aether Spellbomb: Draw a card.
: Good removal spell and Cycling all in one, one of the better spellbombs.

Silver Myr
Silver Myr
Silver MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
241
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
: See Gold Myr
Gold Myr
Gold MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
180
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.


Cobalt Golem
Cobalt Golem
Cobalt GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1U: Cobalt Golem gains flying until end of turn.
: A 2/3 sometimes flying golem for 4, isn’t the best. Usually there is something better.

Wizard Replica
Wizard Replica
Wizard ReplicaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying U, Sacrifice Wizard Replica: Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2.
: I’m a fan of this card. If you picked up some Bonesplitter
Bonesplitter
BonesplitterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+0. 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.)
s, this would be a good creature to put it on, also a Counterspell
Counterspell
CounterspellSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counters target spell as it is being cast.
effect built-in.

Regress
Regress
RegressSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
: Expensive Boomerang
Boomerang
BoomerangSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Return target permanent to owner's hand.
effect. Cant really see where this would be handy.

Intertia Bubble: Keeps your opponents artifact creatures locked down after they’ve already smashed you in the face with them, not worth it.

Thoughtcast
Thoughtcast
ThoughtcastSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Draw two cards.
: Usually you can get this off for U. But its very poor card advantage, I’d rather play Regress
Regress
RegressSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
or Intertia Bubble.

Blue pairs very well with White and Black

Terror
Terror
TerrorSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Buries target creature. Cannot target black creatures or artifact creatures.
: Also another old card back for some action. Kills off big Green beaters or those oh-so good flying creatures. Sometimes it can be killer with Isochron’s Scepter, but if your opponent is packing artifact removal, your just 2 for 1ing yourself, watch out!

Moriok Scavenger
Moriok Scavenger
Moriok ScavengerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Moriok Scavenger comes into play, you may return target artifact creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
: A nice 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.
effect for your artifact creatures. Great tempo

Consume Spirit
Consume Spirit
Consume SpiritSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Text:
Spend only black mana on X. Consume Spirit deals X damage to target creature or player. You gain X life.
: Another nice removal spell, but only at the expense of black mana. Although it can target any creature or player, I’ve had better success with it just using it as a finisher.

Irradiate
Irradiate
IrradiateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
67
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn for each artifact you control.
: If you have the artifacts for it, it pretty much kills any creature. Perfectly splashable.

Leaden Myr
Leaden Myr
Leaden MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
: See Silver Myr
Silver Myr
Silver MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
241
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.


Nim Shrieker
Nim Shrieker
Nim ShriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Nim Shrieker gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.
: Another good flyer. Usually a 4/1 when its ready to attack, but it will grow over time.

Pewter Golem
Pewter Golem
Pewter GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
227
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
1B: Regenerate Pewter Golem.
: One of the better Golems, should always be attacking or taking down one of your opponents creatures on their attack.

Nim Replica
Nim Replica
Nim ReplicaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
220
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
2B, Sacrifice Nim Replica: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
: A Spined Basher
Spined Basher
Spined BasherSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
172
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Morph 2B (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
with a little ability tucked inside. Scrap
Scrap
ScrapSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
213
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Destroy target artifact.Cycling 2 (You may pay 2 and discard this card from your hand to draw a card. Play this ability as an instant.)
ing the bottom of the barrel here, but its still playable.

That’s all for now, next time I’ll cover red, green and artifacts!


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