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CardShark Content - Kyle Johnson (6/21/2004)

When Fifth Dawn came out, the card that was created by players was Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of WorldsSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
You may play lands from your graveyard as though they were in your hand.
.

Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of WorldsSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
You may play lands from your graveyard as though they were in your hand.

Expansion: Fifth Dawn
Casting Cost: 4
Color: Artifact
Rarity: Rare
You may play land cards from your graveyard as though they were in your hand.

I thought that it was decent, but it wouldn’t make it that far. But then I started thinking…This could be abused somehow. So I started a deck that used Zuran Orb
Zuran Orb
Zuran OrbSet: Ice Age
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
0: Sacrifice a land to gain 2 life.
and Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of WorldsSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
You may play lands from your graveyard as though they were in your hand.
. Every turn that I didn’t have a land in my hand, I would sacrifice the land to the Orb and then bring it back with the Crucible. With a Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the VaultSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an artifact is put into a graveyard from play, you may have target opponent lose 1 life.
or two and an artifact land, this combo could be somewhat effective, but it was missing something. I could only use this combo once per turn. It sucked. So I began researching online and tried to find a way to play more lands per turn. I found two real candidates: Exploration
Exploration
ExplorationSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
250
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
You may play an additional land each turn.
and Fastbond
Fastbond
FastbondSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
You may put as many lands into play as you want each turn. Fastbond does 1 damage to you for every land beyond the first that you play in a single turn.


Exploration
Exploration
ExplorationSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
250
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
You may play an additional land each turn.

Expansion: Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Saga
Casting Cost: G
Color: Green
Rarity: Rare
You may play an additional land each turn.

While I liked this card, it still had a limit on how many lands I could play. So then I looked at the other candidate: Fastbond
Fastbond
FastbondSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
You may put as many lands into play as you want each turn. Fastbond does 1 damage to you for every land beyond the first that you play in a single turn.


Fastbond
Fastbond
FastbondSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
You may put as many lands into play as you want each turn. Fastbond does 1 damage to you for every land beyond the first that you play in a single turn.

Expansion: Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, and Revised Editions
Casting Cost: G
Color: Green
Rarity: Rare
You may put as many lands into play as you want each turn. Fastbond
Fastbond
FastbondSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
You may put as many lands into play as you want each turn. Fastbond does 1 damage to you for every land beyond the first that you play in a single turn.
does 1 damage to you for every land beyond the first you play in a single turn.

I LOVE this card. There is no limit of how many lands you can play a turn. Sure, the damage is a drawback, but I can get all of that back with my nifty Zuran Orb
Zuran Orb
Zuran OrbSet: Ice Age
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
0: Sacrifice a land to gain 2 life.
/Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of WorldsSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
You may play lands from your graveyard as though they were in your hand.
combo. With Fastbond
Fastbond
FastbondSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
You may put as many lands into play as you want each turn. Fastbond does 1 damage to you for every land beyond the first that you play in a single turn.
added in, I can get infinite mana & life! How do I get the mana, you ask? Simple. Tap the land before I sacrifice it. When I bring it back using the Crucible, it comes into play untapped. Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Sweet! But wait! Remember that little tidbit about the Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the VaultSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an artifact is put into a graveyard from play, you may have target opponent lose 1 life.
and an Artifact land? That means infinite life loss, too! Double Sweet!! But wait! How am I going to spend that mana? A bunch of X engines, that’s how! Triple Sweet!!! Here’s the deck.

Land (24):
8 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

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

4 Vault of Whispers
Vault of Whispers
Vault of WhispersSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Land
Type:
Artifact Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
286
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
(Vault of Whispers isn't a spell.) T: Add B to your mana pool.

4 Tree of Tales
Tree of Tales
Tree of TalesSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Land
Type:
Artifact Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
285
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
(Tree of Tales isn't a spell.) T: Add G to your mana pool.


Green (12):
4 Fastbond
Fastbond
FastbondSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
You may put as many lands into play as you want each turn. Fastbond does 1 damage to you for every land beyond the first that you play in a single turn.

4 Ivy Elemental
Ivy Elemental
Ivy ElementalSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
245
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
: Ivy Elemental comes into play with X +1/+1 counters on it.

4 Stream of Life
Stream of Life
Stream of LifeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Target player gains X life.


Black (16):
4 Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the Vault
Disciple of the VaultSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an artifact is put into a graveyard from play, you may have target opponent lose 1 life.

4 Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of SorrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
Destroy X target nonblack creatures. Draw X cards.

4 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.

4 Death Cloud
Death Cloud
Death CloudSet: Darksteel
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
40
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Each player loses X life then discards X cards from his or her hand then sacrifices X creatures then sacrifices X lands.


Artifact (8)
4 Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of Worlds
Crucible of WorldsSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
You may play lands from your graveyard as though they were in your hand.

4 Zuran Orb
Zuran Orb
Zuran OrbSet: Ice Age
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
0: Sacrifice a land to gain 2 life.


60 cards

This deck can win in a Multiplayer Format by turn two or three, if done right.

Death Cloud
Death Cloud
Death CloudSet: Darksteel
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
40
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Each player loses X life then discards X cards from his or her hand then sacrifices X creatures then sacrifices X lands.
can be a HUGE game winner in multiplayer. Create infinite mana with the combo, and you will also gain a load of life with it as well. Cast Death Cloud
Death Cloud
Death CloudSet: Darksteel
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
40
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Each player loses X life then discards X cards from his or her hand then sacrifices X creatures then sacrifices X lands.
, and watch the devastation commence.

Another way to spend the mana is in the X engines. Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of SorrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
Destroy X target nonblack creatures. Draw X cards.
, Ivy Elemental
Ivy Elemental
Ivy ElementalSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
245
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
: Ivy Elemental comes into play with X +1/+1 counters on it.
, and 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.
are great ways to win the game, as well as gain a huge advantage in the game. Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of SorrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
Destroy X target nonblack creatures. Draw X cards.
can be a big board controller, creature-wise. And it can keep your hand overflowing with your X engines and lands.

Have fun with this deck, because that's what this deck is all about.


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