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Ad Flingium - Luke Collins (1/24/2011)

Have you ever gotten so frustrated with a game of Magic that you wanted to grab your deck and hurl it at your opponent? I've come up with a deck that will not only let you do that, but will win you the game instead of getting you kicked out for rudeness.

While I was thinking up some fun Kitchen Casual decks over Christmas Break, I realized that the advent of Memnite
Memnite
MemniteSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Construct
Rarity:
U
Number:
174
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
means that there are a total of eight creatures in Magic the Gathering that have a casting cost of 0 and aren't tokens. Of course, even with Memnite
Memnite
MemniteSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Construct
Rarity:
U
Number:
174
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
being the biggest of the bunch (well, tied with Dryad Arbor
Dryad Arbor
Dryad ArborSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land Creature
Sub Type:
Forest Dryad
Rarity:
U
Number:
174
Artist:
Eric Fortune
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
(Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has T Add G to your mana pool.)
Dryad Arbor is green.
anyway) this meant that there wasn't much one could do with these guys, since precious few of them had an attack power greater than 0. However, I remembered that a number of years ago, the Fruity Pebbles deck used Goblin Bombardment
Goblin Bombardment
Goblin BombardmentSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Goblin Bombardment deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
in combination with Ornithopter
Ornithopter
OrnithopterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying
or Phyrexian Walker
Phyrexian Walker
Phyrexian WalkerSet: Visions
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
to deal theoretically infinite damage, sacrificing and returning the free creature to one's hand indefinitely.

Not wanting to repeat the past exactly, I was determined to come up with a way to draw and pitch creatures anew. This would not only avoid copying Fruity Pebbles exactly, it would allow me to make a deck utilizing all of the 0-costing creatures. I could also use Ad Nauseum to draw my deck, since I'd lose 0 life for each card I drew. Working on those principles, I put together the following:

Creatures:
4x Memnite
Memnite
MemniteSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Construct
Rarity:
U
Number:
174
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Power:
1
Toughness:
1

4x Phyrexian Walker
Phyrexian Walker
Phyrexian WalkerSet: Visions
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Power:
0
Toughness:
3

4x Ornithopter
Ornithopter
OrnithopterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying

4x Krookshank Kobolds
4x Crimson Kobolds
Crimson Kobolds
Crimson KoboldsSet: Legends
Cost:
0
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kobolds
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
This card is a red spell when cast and Kobolds are a red creature.

4x Kobolds of Kher Keep
Kobolds of Kher Keep
Kobolds of Kher KeepSet: Legends
Cost:
0
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kobolds
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Julie Baroh
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
This card is a red spell when cast and Kobolds are a red creature.

4x Shield Sphere
Shield Sphere
Shield SphereSet: Alliances
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Power:
0
Toughness:
6
Text:
Counts as a wallIf Shield Sphere is assigned as a blocker, put a -0/-1 counter on it.

4x Dryad Arbor
Dryad Arbor
Dryad ArborSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land Creature
Sub Type:
Forest Dryad
Rarity:
U
Number:
174
Artist:
Eric Fortune
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
(Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has T Add G to your mana pool.)
Dryad Arbor is green.


Spells:
4x Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.

2x Goblin Bombardment
Goblin Bombardment
Goblin BombardmentSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Goblin Bombardment deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

2x 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.


Mana:
4x Lotus Petal
Lotus Petal
Lotus PetalSet: Tempest
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
April Lee
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Lotus Petal: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.

4x Culling the Weak
Culling the Weak
Culling the WeakSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Mana Source
Rarity:
C
Number:
55
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Add BBBB to your mana pool.

4x Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

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


The deck is, unfortunately, as fragile as glass, and you need to mulligan very aggressively. You absolutely MUST draw Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
to win, and you usually need Culling the Weak
Culling the Weak
Culling the WeakSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Mana Source
Rarity:
C
Number:
55
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Add BBBB to your mana pool.
as well in order to get it out effectively. But since you can draw your entire deck as early as turn 1 (an opening hand with Culling the Weak
Culling the Weak
Culling the WeakSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Mana Source
Rarity:
C
Number:
55
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Add BBBB to your mana pool.
, Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
, a basic land, a creature with a cost of 0 and a Lotus Petal
Lotus Petal
Lotus PetalSet: Tempest
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
April Lee
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Lotus Petal: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.
) this deck is explosive with a good draw and is an excellent combo deck for you if you like combo decks that either go off perfectly or don't go off at all, and the fact that it can sometimes win on turn 1 is an excellent bit of fun if your kitchen table is very aggressive.

Some explanations:
The 0 Mana Creatures - These are all basically the same, with the exception that you may want to play Shield Sphere
Shield Sphere
Shield SphereSet: Alliances
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Power:
0
Toughness:
6
Text:
Counts as a wallIf Shield Sphere is assigned as a blocker, put a -0/-1 counter on it.
first if you must play creatures since it's big enough to block almost anything that comes out early for 2-3 turns, and that Dryad Arbor
Dryad Arbor
Dryad ArborSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land Creature
Sub Type:
Forest Dryad
Rarity:
U
Number:
174
Artist:
Eric Fortune
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
(Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has T Add G to your mana pool.)
Dryad Arbor is green.
is also one of your lands (though the deck is precious-light on lands, with only 16 in total). The point with these is to draw at least 20 of them with Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
and then play them all out. If you know your opponent lacks removal, you can play them a turn before you fling them, but I generally take the "safer" route and just make sure that I have enough lands or Petals to where I can make Goblin Bombardment
Goblin Bombardment
Goblin BombardmentSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Goblin Bombardment deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
stick, then play and sacrifice all of them simultaneously.

Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
- This is what makes the deck work. You HAVE to have it to win, and I recommend aggressive mulligans to ensure you get it. The deck can win on turn 1 with a specific five-card hand, so don't be afraid to go to five cards if you have to in order to insure you have the card available. Remember that you only have 20 life to play with, and that the three Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
's that you aren't playing will count for 15 life, and when combined with Culling the Weak
Culling the Weak
Culling the WeakSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Mana Source
Rarity:
C
Number:
55
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Add BBBB to your mana pool.
and Goblin Bombardment
Goblin Bombardment
Goblin BombardmentSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Goblin Bombardment deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
you can lose a total of 23 life if you draw your entire deck, so understand that this card forces you to block aggressively with your expendable men.

Goblin Bombardment
Goblin Bombardment
Goblin BombardmentSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Goblin Bombardment deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
- Obviously the other key card for a win, but not nearly as important. I originally tried running just one of these, but it never worked out, as I'd often draw my entire deck and get to 0 life before running into it. Having two is enough to where I can often get it, and twenty 0-mana guys, without having to draw every single card in the deck and risk killing myself.

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.
- The "insurance policy" to prevent you from burning out on Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
. In general, you will "go off" with two or more lands, and sacrificing them both to the Orb will put you at 24 life, just enough to where you can draw every other card in the deck with Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
and still end up at a single life. Just remember that you'll need to have this in play, AND sacrifice the lands to it before Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
goes off. You don't have the option of choosing to sacrifice while you are drawing off of Nausea
Nausea
NauseaSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
67
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn.
m.

Lotus Petal
Lotus Petal
Lotus PetalSet: Tempest
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
April Lee
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Lotus Petal: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.
- The need for explosive starts, as well as having the two mana on turn 1 that you need to explode, necessitates the Lotus Petal
Lotus Petal
Lotus PetalSet: Tempest
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
April Lee
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Lotus Petal: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.
. It's faster than a land, and odds are you'll only be playing things on a single turn anyway.

Culling the Weak
Culling the Weak
Culling the WeakSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Mana Source
Rarity:
C
Number:
55
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Add BBBB to your mana pool.
- Considering you should have an abundance of free guys, the extra mana you get off of this (compared to Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
) makes it more than worthwhile. It allows for the turn 1 win, it enables you to go from three mana to seven on turn 2 or 3 so that you can cast both Goblin Bombardment
Goblin Bombardment
Goblin BombardmentSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Goblin Bombardment deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
and Ad Nauseam
Ad Nauseam
Ad NauseamSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
63
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost. You may repeat this process any number of times.
on the same turn, and it is certainly in-flavor for a deck with twelve Kobolds and some of the most notoriously weak creatures in the history of Magic.

Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s/Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s - You may notice that, even with the Dryad Arbor
Dryad Arbor
Dryad ArborSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land Creature
Sub Type:
Forest Dryad
Rarity:
U
Number:
174
Artist:
Eric Fortune
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
(Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has T Add G to your mana pool.)
Dryad Arbor is green.
s, there are only 16 lands in this deck. While the Lotus Petal
Lotus Petal
Lotus PetalSet: Tempest
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
April Lee
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Lotus Petal: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.
s push it up to 20 and the Cullings push total mana sources up to 24, things are still very weak. Still, I hesitate to add more lands, since the deck effectively only needs two of them, plus a Culling, in order to "go off," and the rest just get in the way of your combo pieces.

This deck is a lot of fun to play, though you have to mulligan aggressively and often lose because you can't get the right pieces. Still, it's the most combo-riffic fun I've had since I was using Fling
Fling
FlingSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
82
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Fling deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target creature or player.
to hurl Quillspike
Quillspike
QuillspikeSet: Eventide
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
126
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
o(b/g), Remove a -1/-1 counter from a creature you control: Quillspike gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
s at my opponent. I can highly recommend it to anyone who wants a goofy combo deck that can sometimes win on turn 1 and sometimes not work at all.


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