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CardShark Content - MJ Johnson (9/3/2002)

I came up with this one when my friends and I where pondering one of magic’s ultimate questions: why do they keep reprinting land destruction cards like Pillage
Pillage
PillageSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
198
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Destroy target artifact or land. It can't be regenerated.
and Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.
? We kept thinking of any decks that we’d seen in the past three years that actually used land destruction cards. This deck uses the card Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
to along with land destruction, Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
, Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
, Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan SafekeeperSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
133
Artist:
Pete Venters

Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Target creature you control can't be the target of spells or abilities until end of turn.
, and others to make him one huge trampler. Check this one out, it’s really fun and it wins, too.

Statistics-
Card Abused: Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.

Main Combo: Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
(threshold) and Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.


Green Spells (24)
4: Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.

4: Wild Mongrel
Wild Mongrel
Wild MongrelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
283
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Wild Mongrel gets +1/+1 and becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

3: Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan SafekeeperSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
133
Artist:
Pete Venters

Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Target creature you control can't be the target of spells or abilities until end of turn.

3: Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.

4: Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Birds of ParadiseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mana Birds
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.

3: Llanowar Elves
Llanowar Elves
Llanowar ElvesSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elves
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.

3: Squirrel Nest
Squirrel Nest
Squirrel NestSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
274
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Card Text: Enchanted land has ``Tap: Put a 1/1 green Squirrel creature token into play.``


Red Spells (12)
4: Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

4: Tremble
Tremble
TrembleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land.

4: Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.


Lands (24)
2: Centaur Garden
Centaur Garden
Centaur GardenSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
316
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Tap: Add G to your mana pool. Centaur Garden deals 1 damage to you. Threshold - G, Tap, Sacrifice Centaur Garden: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

3: Barbarian Ring
Barbarian Ring
Barbarian RingSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
313
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Tap: Add R to your mana pool. Barbarian Ring deals 1 damage to you. Threshold - R, Tap, Sacrifice Barbarian Ring: Barbarian Ring deals 2 damage to target creature or player. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

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

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


S.B.
4: Dwell on the Past
Dwell on the Past
Dwell on the PastSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
124
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Target player shuffles up to four target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library.

4: Krosan Reclamation
Krosan Reclamation
Krosan ReclamationSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Artist:
Gary Ruddell

Text:
Target player shuffles up to two target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library. Flashback 1G.

4: Overmaster
Overmaster
OvermasterSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
104
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
The next instant or sorcery spell you play this turn can't be countered by spells or abilities. Draw a card.

3: Insist
Insist
InsistSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
127
Text:
The next creature spell you play this turn can't be countered by spells or abilities. Draw a card.



Analysis-

The Starters:
These are the cards that will give you a good mana base when you sacrifice lands or are here to give you a starter.

Llanowar Elves
Llanowar Elves
Llanowar ElvesSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elves
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.

G
Creature—Elf
T: add G to your mana pool.
1 P / 1 T

One thing that helps with having green in this deck is that I have mana producers. These cards are important because of the fact that when you do play an Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
with threshold, you’ll still have these to produce mana for you. This will be very helpful. I tried to keep out a lot of high costing spells, so once you have a few of these babies out you’ll be able to play multiple spells per turn.

Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Birds of ParadiseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mana Birds
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.

G
Creature—Bird
T: add one mana of any color to your mana pool. (seventh edition)
0 P / 1 T

Still the best mana producer, and from what I hear, it’ll be reprinted in 8th edition. This one is soooooo important for this deck; it will help when you’ve played and Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
or are just low on land. Just like the elves only better!

Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan SafekeeperSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
133
Artist:
Pete Venters

Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Target creature you control can't be the target of spells or abilities until end of turn.

G
Creature—Wizard
Sacrifice
Sacrifice
SacrificeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Sacrifice one of your creatures to add to your mana pool a number of black mana equal to that creature's casting cost.
a land: target creature you control can’t be the target of spells or abilities this turn.
1 P / 1 T

This is a great card for any deck, but it’s especially good for this one. Once you have a Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
in play, throw one of these guys out and you can protect him the rest of the game. The opponent will be afraid to target him because all you have to do is sac a land, and stop him from being targeted, and the Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
gets bigger! It’s perfect protection, plus he’s a great 1/1 for 1.

Wild Mongrel
Wild Mongrel
Wild MongrelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
283
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Wild Mongrel gets +1/+1 and becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.

1G
Creature—Hound
Discard a card from your hand: Wild Mongrel
Wild Mongrel
Wild MongrelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
283
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Wild Mongrel gets +1/+1 and becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.
gets +1/+1 and becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.
2 P / 2 T

Why? Why you ask? Many people questioned me for putting this card in for the fact that there isn’t any RmllcnkgTemper
Temper
TemperSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
120
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Prevent up to X damage to target creature. For each 1 damage prevented in this way, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature.
s or Basking Rootwalla
Basking Rootwalla
Basking RootwallaSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
121
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G: Basking Rootwalla gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn. Madness 0
s. Think about it: discard extra lands, get more points of damage on your opponent, and the Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
gets bigger. Believe it or not it’s rare when I attack and don’t discard to him.


Land Destruction/ Replenish
Replenish
ReplenishSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
15
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Return all enchantment cards from your graveyard to play. (Local enchantments with no permanent to enchant remain in your graveyard.)
ers:
These cards are here to destroy opponent’s lands, get lands in the graveyard, or replenish your supply of lands.

Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.

2R
Sorcery
Destroy target land.

This is a given. Even though this is a one for one trade, this can help you in a number of situations. One example is if you are facing a green-white deck that has Nanatuko Monastery in it. This card gets lands in the yard, helping your ultimate goal- getting a very big Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
.

Tremble
Tremble
TrembleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land.

1R
Sorcery
Each player sacrifices a land.

This is so awesome for this deck. It gets you 2 lands in the graveyard for your Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
, and it costs less than Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.
. Don’t worry about running short on lands, there are plenty of Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
s and Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Birds of ParadiseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mana Birds
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
and all to help you along just fine. This will really help once you get the Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
out.

Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.

2G
Instant
As an additional cost to play Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
, sacrifice a land
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Then shuffle your library.

This card will not only keep your supply of lands up, but also keep it to where you have both types of lands out. For example if you only had forests out because you sacrificed your last mountain to Tremble
Tremble
TrembleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land.
or Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan SafekeeperSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
133
Artist:
Pete Venters

Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Target creature you control can't be the target of spells or abilities until end of turn.
, you can sac a forest to get 2 mountains or one mountain and one forest, or anything. This also gets a land in the yard for Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
, and another one in play for Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
.


Added Blocking:
This card is here for protection and maybe extra damage.

Squirrel Nest
Squirrel Nest
Squirrel NestSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
274
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Card Text: Enchanted land has ``Tap: Put a 1/1 green Squirrel creature token into play.``

1GG
Enchant Land
Enchanted Land has “T: put a 1/1 green squirrel creature token into play.

This is so great for the fact that you won’t have a lot of blockers in this deck (besides 1/1s that you don’t want to loose such as Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan SafekeeperSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
133
Artist:
Pete Venters

Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Target creature you control can't be the target of spells or abilities until end of turn.
), so this will produce a massive amount of blockers when your opponent attacks. It really works, believe me. This is some added protection, get some squirrels out and Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan Safekeeper
Sylvan SafekeeperSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
133
Artist:
Pete Venters

Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Target creature you control can't be the target of spells or abilities until end of turn.
, and it’s on.


The Kill:
Combine these two cards to defeat your opponent.

Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

4R
Sorcery
Target player sacrifices a land.
Threshold—All players sacrifice all lands instead.

DO NOT use this unless you have threshold, and only if you have a terravore in your hand or can play it a long with it (add 1GG to your mana pool). This will make your Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
HUGE. Once I had a 24/24 Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
in play. Can you say, ouch?

Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.

1GG
Creature—Lhurgoyf
Lhurgoyf
LhurgoyfSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
*
Toughness:
1+*
Text:
Lhurgoyf has power equal to the number of creature cards in all graveyards and toughness equal to 1 plus the number of creature cards in all graveyards.

Trample
Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
’s power and toughness is equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
* P / * T

This will stomp you opponent (hence the name) into the dust, for the simple fact that he won’t have any lands to play anything, and you are crushing the creatures he already has in play with your massive trampler. This is so fun, it’s a great feeling to win with this deck.


The Land:

The green spells outweigh the red spells for sure, but I kept them pretty close as far as mana goes. I threw in the Centaur Garden
Centaur Garden
Centaur GardenSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
316
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Tap: Add G to your mana pool. Centaur Garden deals 1 damage to you. Threshold - G, Tap, Sacrifice Centaur Garden: Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
s and Barbarian Ring
Barbarian Ring
Barbarian RingSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
313
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Tap: Add R to your mana pool. Barbarian Ring deals 1 damage to you. Threshold - R, Tap, Sacrifice Barbarian Ring: Barbarian Ring deals 2 damage to target creature or player. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
s so you could sac them for more lands and an extra advantage. Try to get out mana producers though, they are the most important.


S.B. :

There isn’t much of a board here, but I threw in some things that could help. I put in Krosan Reclamation
Krosan Reclamation
Krosan ReclamationSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Artist:
Gary Ruddell

Text:
Target player shuffles up to two target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library. Flashback 1G.
and Dwell on the Past
Dwell on the Past
Dwell on the PastSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
124
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Target player shuffles up to four target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library.
to stop cards like Brawn
Brawn
BrawnSet: Judgment
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
U
Number:
107
Artist:
Matt Cavotta

Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample. As long as Brawn is in your graveyard and you control a Forest, creatures you control have trample.
, Wonder
Wonder
WonderSet: Judgment
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
U
Number:
54
Artist:
Rebecca Guay

Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying As long as Wonder is in your graveyard and you control an island, creatures you control have flying.
, Anger
Anger
AngerSet: Judgment
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
U
Number:
77
Artist:
John Avon

Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Haste. As long as Anger is in your graveyard and you control a mountain, creatures you control have haste.
, Genesis
Genesis
GenesisSet: Judgment
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Mark Zug

Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, if Genesis is in your graveyard, you may pay 2G. If you do, return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
, and so on from getting in the way. The Overmaster
Overmaster
OvermasterSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
104
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
The next instant or sorcery spell you play this turn can't be countered by spells or abilities. Draw a card.
s and Insist
Insist
InsistSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
127
Text:
The next creature spell you play this turn can't be countered by spells or abilities. Draw a card.
s are here so that your opponents can’t counter valuable cards such as Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
and Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
.


In Depth Analysis:

What do I do to win with this deck?

Try taking advantage of taking out the opponent’s lands and have enough yourself, this will cause him to play very little spells while you play numerous, and eventually get out a Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
and smash him. Make sure you don’t play spells like Tremble
Tremble
TrembleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land.
unless you can deal with loosing a land. It’s not very hard to win with this deck, just try to put as many lands in the graveyard as possible.


Match Ups:
Here are a few match ups I’ve either play tested or played in tournament (win percentages estimated).

Braids

Tested via: tournament & play testing
Win percentage: 85%
Games won in tournament: 2 of 2 (win)
Games won in play testing: 3 of 5
Sideboard: N/A
This is so hilarious, never have I played a deck that actually benefits off of Braids. It’s funny, for once you play a Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
it’s so huge there’s no way the opponent can stop it. Usually by the second game, though, he’ll realize this and not play the Braids, but then the point of his deck is lost! It’s not too hard to beat this deck, just try to keep up the amount of mana producers.

Psychatog
Psychatog
PsychatogSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
U
Number:
292
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Remove two cards in your graveyard from the game: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn.


Tested via: tournament & play testing
Win percentage: 50%
Games won in tournament: 1 of 3 (loss)
Games won in play testing: 2 of 5
Sideboard: Overmaster
Overmaster
OvermasterSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
104
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
The next instant or sorcery spell you play this turn can't be countered by spells or abilities. Draw a card.
and Insist
Insist
InsistSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
127
Text:
The next creature spell you play this turn can't be countered by spells or abilities. Draw a card.

This is tough, just try to get out a Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
and then an Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
if possible. I couldn’t do much, but I did slaughter the opponent one game in the tournament. Just try to move quickly as possible, and make sure you take out the ISLANDS and NOT the swamps unless he has only one swamp or something. The best advice is to work really fast.

Green-Red Beatdown

Tested via: play testing
Win percentage: 65%
Games won in tournament: N/A
Games won in play testing: 3 of 5
Sideboard: The Krosan Reclamation
Krosan Reclamation
Krosan ReclamationSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Artist:
Gary Ruddell

Text:
Target player shuffles up to two target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library. Flashback 1G.
s and Dwell on the Past
Dwell on the Past
Dwell on the PastSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
124
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Target player shuffles up to four target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library.
s ONLY if there are Grim Lavamancer
Grim Lavamancer
Grim LavamancerSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
100
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R, T, Remove two cards in your graveyard from the game: Grim Lavamancer deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
s
Work as fast as you can on this one. Just try to take out his forests with Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.
and such. Try to get out a mass of creatures as soon as possible to block until you get a Terravore
Terravore
TerravoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Trample Terravore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of land cards in all graveyards.
out (remember, don’t be afraid to let him block a few turns).

Green-White (in general)

Tested via: play testing
Win percentage: 70%
Games won in tournament: N/A
Games won in play testing: 4 of 5
Sideboard: N/A
One thing you definitely want to do is destroy any and all Nantuko Monastery
Nantuko Monastery
Nantuko MonasterySet: Judgment
Color:
Land
Type:
land
Rarity:
U
Number:
142
Artist:
Rob Alexander

Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. Threshold - GW: Nantuko Monastery becomes a 4/4 green and white creature with first strike until end of turn. It's still a land.
s. They are at your mercy because of Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.
and such. Try again to work as fast as possible, and avoid big creatures by taking out his lands. You can usually beat this deck rather easily, which is a plus since it seems that everyone is playing green-white now.

Thank you for reading MJ’s deck of the week. Email me with any questions and/or comments.


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