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CardShark Content - Kyle (11/6/2003)

At first glance, a 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.
isn't much of a card. Sure, it's 4/4 and can fling +1/+1 counters at stuff, but it costs a hefty 6 mana to play. Not counting its susceptibility to both shatters and wraths of god, I'd still rather have something in my hand to give me card or tempo advantage.

Then again... it does have some nice synergy with other cards in the artifact-heavy Mirri
Mirri
MirriSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
5
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Power:
+0
Toughness:
+5
Text:
Each of your basic lands may be tapped to produce any color of mana instead of its normal type.
don expansion...

For example, say you put a Scyth of the Wretched on your 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.
. Now, not only can you annihilate every weenie on the board, but you can gain control of every one of them. Just have the 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.
fling 1 counter at himself and then 2 at any small (2 or less toughness) crit. The 2 damage will kill the other crit, causing the Scythe to rez it under your control and equip to it. Without the Scythe, the 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.
becomes 1/1 with 1 damage, and quickly bites it after whatever weenie you killed takes his Scythe away. Since he damaged himself while the Scythe was equiped, it now rezzes him with 3 fresh counters, ready to go again. Suddenly, your opponent finds himself fighting his own goblin hoard...

Even if your opponent doesn't have any weenies, a 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.
with a Scythe can kill himself and get rezzed an insane number of times (since there's no infinity in Magic) for fueling stuff like 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.
, Lightning Coils
Lightning Coils
Lightning CoilsSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
198
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Whenever a nontoken creature you control is put into a graveyard from play, put a charge counter on Lightning Coils. At the beginning of your upkeep, if Lightning Coils has five or more charge counters on it, remove all of them from it and put that many 3/1 red Elemental creature tokens with haste into play. Remove them from the game at end of turn.
, or [insert favorite storm spell here]. This can also be used to dodge damage/shatters directed at the 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.
since the spell/ability fizzles when he leaves play. Happen to be running a Lethal Vapors
Lethal Vapors
Lethal VaporsSet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Text:
Whenever a creature comes into play, destroy it.
0 : Destroy Lethal Vapors. Skip your next turn. Any player may play this ability.
with a 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.
and a Scythe in play? Just have the 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.
kill himself, and as a quick effect between when the Scythe rezzes him and the Lethal Vapors
Lethal Vapors
Lethal VaporsSet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Text:
Whenever a creature comes into play, destroy it.
0 : Destroy Lethal Vapors. Skip your next turn. Any player may play this ability.
kill him fling 1 counter at yourself and 2 at your opponent for an easy damage combo.

Ok, so let's say you don't happen to have a Scythe of the Wretched
Scythe of the Wretched
Scythe of the WretchedSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
239
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+2. Whenever a creature dealt damage by equipped creature this turn is put into a graveyard, return that card to play under your control. Attach Scythe of the Wretched to that creature. Equip 4
. A Power Conduit
Power Conduit
Power ConduitSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
229
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Text:
T, Remove a counter from a permanent you control: Choose one|Put a charge counter on target artifact; or put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
or two along with a ready supply of counters makes for a rechargeable Fireball
Fireball
FireballSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Fireball does X damage total, divided evenly (round down) among any number of targets. Pay 1 extra mana for each target beyond the first.
, especially with the return of Clockwork crits and new additions like the Myr Prototype
Myr Prototype
Myr PrototypeSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
U
Number:
214
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on Myr Prototype. Myr Prototype can't attack or block unless you pay 1 for each +1/+1 counter on it. (This cost is paid as attackers or blockers are declared.)
.

A Forgotten Ancient
Forgotten Ancient
Forgotten AncientSet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a player plays a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Forgotten Ancient.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may move any number of +1/+1 counters from Forgotten Ancient onto other creatures.
also has nice synergy with a 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.
, as every spell cast turns into a point of damage during your upkeep.

I'm sure I missed a ton of other combos, but these are some of the more fun ones to play with. They may not win you a tourney, but they're fun to play and it's pretty much guaranteed that your opponent won't see it coming.


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