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CardShark Content - MJ Johnson (10/9/2002)

This is a new deck I just came up with, it takes advantage of Birds and Soldiers, or in most cases, Bird Soldiers. This is one of my Onslaught
Onslaught
OnslaughtSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Whenever you successfully cast a creature spell, tap target creature.
decks I’m making, and it’s very fun. I just can’t wait till Onslaught
Onslaught
OnslaughtSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Whenever you successfully cast a creature spell, tap target creature.
is legal so I can play this deck, it’s very good from what I’ve seen. The whole point is to lay a massive amount of +1/+1 counters on all of your creatures. Cards like Divine Sacrament
Divine Sacrament
Divine SacramentSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
Ray Lago
Text:
White creatures get +1/+1. Threshold - White creatures get an additional +1/+1. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
, Soulcatcher
Soulcatcher
SoulcatcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher.
’s Aerie, Aven Brigadier
Aven Brigadier
Aven BrigadierSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
7
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. All other Birds get +1/+1. All other Soldiers get +1/+1.
, and others. Once you obtain that, then you unleash a massive amount of FLYING beatdown on your opponent (hence the name).

White Spells (27)
4: Suntail Hawk
Suntail Hawk
Suntail HawkSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
28
Artist:
Heather Hudson

Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying

4: Divine Sacrament
Divine Sacrament
Divine SacramentSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
Ray Lago
Text:
White creatures get +1/+1. Threshold - White creatures get an additional +1/+1. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

3: Aven Brigadier
Aven Brigadier
Aven BrigadierSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
7
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. All other Birds get +1/+1. All other Soldiers get +1/+1.

2: Mobilization
Mobilization
MobilizationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
44
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Attacking doesn't cause Soldiers to tap. 2W: Put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token into play.

4: Soulcatcher
Soulcatcher
SoulcatcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher.
’s Aerie
4: Soulcatcher
Soulcatcher
SoulcatcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher.

3: Unified Strike
Unified Strike
Unified StrikeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
58
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Remove target attacking creature from the game if its power is less than or equal to the number of Soldiers in play.

3: Gus
Gus
GusSet: Unglued
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gus
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Gus comes into play with one +1/+1 counter on it for each game you have lost to your opponent since you last won a Magic game against him or her.
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3: Catapult Master
Catapult Master
Catapult MasterSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
10
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Tap five untapped Soldiers you control: Remove target creature from the game.

2: Catapult Squad
Catapult Squad
Catapult SquadSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
11
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap two untapped Soldiers you control: Catapult Squad deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

2: Commander Eesha
Commander Eesha
Commander EeshaSet: Judgment
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
9
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying, Protection from Creatures

2: Lieutenant Kirtar
Lieutenant Kirtar
Lieutenant KirtarSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
29
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1W, Sacrifice Lieutenant Kirtar: Remove target attacking creature from the game.

2: Shared Triumph
Shared Triumph
Shared TriumphSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
53
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
As Shared Triumph comes into play, choose a creature type. Creatures of the chosen type get +1/+1.


Land (22)
22: Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.


Sideboard:
4: Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.

3: Major Teroh
Major Teroh
Major TerohSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
8
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying. 3WW, Sacrifice Major Teroh: Remove all black creatures from the game.

3: Circle of Protection: Green
2: Circle of Protection: Black
3: Crown of Awe
Crown of Awe
Crown of AweSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Text:
Enchanted creature has protection from black and from red. Sacrifice Crown of Awe: Enchanted creature and other creatures that share a creature type with it gain protection from black and from red until end of turn.



the Pump:

Divine Sacrament
Divine Sacrament
Divine SacramentSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
Ray Lago
Text:
White creatures get +1/+1. Threshold - White creatures get an additional +1/+1. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)

1WW
Enchantment
White creatures get +1/+1
Threshold: white creatures get an additional +1/+1

This is a good card to pump up your creatures when playing mono white. This deck seems to get threshold pretty often, so it’s here.

Shared Triumph
Shared Triumph
Shared TriumphSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
53
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
As Shared Triumph comes into play, choose a creature type. Creatures of the chosen type get +1/+1.

1W
Enchantment
As Shared Triumph
Shared Triumph
Shared TriumphSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
53
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
As Shared Triumph comes into play, choose a creature type. Creatures of the chosen type get +1/+1.
comes in play, choose a creatures type.
Creatures of the chosen type get +1/+1.

This is another good pump enchantment. Make sure that you name Soldiers as your creature type (unless opponent has Soldiers) because not every creature in here is a Bird, but most everything is.

Soulcatcher
Soulcatcher
SoulcatcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher.
’s Aerie
1W
Enchantment
Whenever a Bird goes into a graveyard from play, put a feather counter on Soulcatcher
Soulcatcher
SoulcatcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher.
’s Aerie.
All Birds get +1/+1 for each feather counter on Soulcatcher
Soulcatcher
SoulcatcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher.
’s Aerie.

This will kick some tail once you lay some Birds. This is a perfect card for this deck. Think about it, no matter what, the opponent’s going to have to kill some of your creatures, and 90% of the creatures in here are Birds. Great, just great.

Aven Brigadier
Aven Brigadier
Aven BrigadierSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
7
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. All other Birds get +1/+1. All other Soldiers get +1/+1.

3WWW
Creature—Bird Soldier
All other Birds get +1/+1.
All other Soldiers get +1/+1.
3 P / 5 T

You can call this guy the “ringleader” of the entire deck. Once you have him out, no matter what, you’re creatures get pumped. This means that your Birds and Soldiers get +1/+1, and your Bird Soldiers get +2/+2. Very good. Also, note the art on this card. Isn’t he cool looking!


The Birds, Soldiers, and Bird Soldiers:

Lieutenant Kirtar
Lieutenant Kirtar
Lieutenant KirtarSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
29
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1W, Sacrifice Lieutenant Kirtar: Remove target attacking creature from the game.

1WW
Creature—Bird Soldier
Flying
1W, 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.
Lieutenant Kirtar
Lieutenant Kirtar
Lieutenant KirtarSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
29
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 1W, Sacrifice Lieutenant Kirtar: Remove target attacking creature from the game.
: Remove
Remove
RemoveSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Play Remove only after you're attacked, before you declare blockers.Return any one attacking creature to its owner's hand.
target attacking creature from the game.
2 P / 2 T

This is one of the best Bird Soldiers here. He can assist you a lot in defense, but he rocks the opponent on offense, too.

Gus
Gus
GusSet: Unglued
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gus
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Gus comes into play with one +1/+1 counter on it for each game you have lost to your opponent since you last won a Magic game against him or her.
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4W
Creature—Bird Soldier
Flying
Whenever a creature you control becomes blocked, you may untap that creature and remove it from combat.
3 P / 4 T

Holly crap! This guy kicks! Man, will this assist you or what? Basically, your creatures don’t die when you attack with them. And your in control- it’s all your decision. All you have to do is attack with everything, and when he blocks a creature with a bigger one and yours would die, untap it and remove it from combat. Either the opponent takes damage, or he blocks and there’s no way he can stop your creatures.

Soulcatcher
Soulcatcher
SoulcatcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher.

1W
Creature—Bird Soldier
Flying
Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher
Soulcatcher
SoulcatcherSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever a creature with flying is put into a graveyard from play, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulcatcher.
.
1 P / 1 T

Just like the Aerie, he gets big. Although not everything has flying, most everything does, so he works just fine from what I’ve seen (there’s only 5 grounded creatures in this deck). This will help a lot.

Suntail Hawk
Suntail Hawk
Suntail HawkSet: Judgment
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
28
Artist:
Heather Hudson

Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying

W
Creature—Bird
Flying
1 P / 1 T

A basic first turn drop. The only problem is he’s not a Soldier, but I found that without him, the deck can be slow.

Commander Eesha
Commander Eesha
Commander EeshaSet: Judgment
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
9
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying, Protection from Creatures

2WW
Creature—Bird Soldier
Flying, protection from creatures.
2 P / 4 T

This is so nice once you get some of the mighty pump on him. I’ve had him get VERY big in play testing (like around the 8/10 and 9/11 area!), and he’s got pro-creatures, so he doesn’t die from creatures. It’s great!

Catapult Squad
Catapult Squad
Catapult SquadSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
11
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap two untapped Soldiers you control: Catapult Squad deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

1W
Creature—Soldier
Tap two untapped soldiers you control: Catapult Squad
Catapult Squad
Catapult SquadSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
11
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap two untapped Soldiers you control: Catapult Squad deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
2 P / 1 T

This guy will help you out a lot on defense. Sometimes when this deck gets a slow shuffle, you’ll need him.

Cataplt Master
3WW
Creature—Soldier Lord
Tap five untapped Soldiers you control: Remove
Remove
RemoveSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Play Remove only after you're attacked, before you declare blockers.Return any one attacking creature to its owner's hand.
target creature form the game.
3 P / 3 T

This guy’s the man. I can see it now: the opponent drops a Silvos, Rogue Elemental
Silvos, Rogue Elemental
Silvos, Rogue ElementalSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
282
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
8
Toughness:
5
Text:
Trample. G: Regenerate Silvos, Rogue Elemental.
. Oh well, remove it from the game! The opponent drops a Blistering Firecat
Blistering Firecat
Blistering FirecatSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
189
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
7
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample, haste. At end of turn, sacrifice Blistering Firecat.. Morph RR (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face. up any time for its morph cost.)
. Remove
Remove
RemoveSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Play Remove only after you're attacked, before you declare blockers.Return any one attacking creature to its owner's hand.
it. This will help you so much, for the fact that the opponent’s creatures don’t have to be attacking when you remove them, you can just spontaneously do it. GREAT!


The protection and spare tools:

Unified Strike
Unified Strike
Unified StrikeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
58
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Remove target attacking creature from the game if its power is less than or equal to the number of Soldiers in play.

W
Instant
Remove
Remove
RemoveSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Play Remove only after you're attacked, before you declare blockers.Return any one attacking creature to its owner's hand.
target attacking creature form the game if it’s power is less than or equal to the number of Soldiers in play.

This is some added protection so that you don’t have to worry about opposing creatures dealing you damage.

Mobilization
Mobilization
MobilizationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
44
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Attacking doesn't cause Soldiers to tap. 2W: Put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token into play.

2W
Enchantment
Attacking doesn’t cause Soldiers to tap.
2W: Put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token into play.

This is the perfect enchantment to get out. Once you have it out, you can be playing offense and defense at the same time. Attack with a massive swarm of flyers, and still have all of them to block with. PERFECT!


Land:
This is a mono white deck, so there’s nothing special.


Sideboard:

Of course, there’s always Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.
s to destroy enchantments and artifacts.

Major Teroh
Major Teroh
Major TerohSet: Torment
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Soldier Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
8
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying. 3WW, Sacrifice Major Teroh: Remove all black creatures from the game.
is here to stop black decks, and the fact that he’s a Bird Soldier you can’t go wrong.

The two Circle of Protections are here to stop mono-black and the U-G madness/threshold, since from those decks you’re only being dealt damage from green sources.

Crown of Awe
Crown of Awe
Crown of AweSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Text:
Enchanted creature has protection from black and from red. Sacrifice Crown of Awe: Enchanted creature and other creatures that share a creature type with it gain protection from black and from red until end of turn.
will be good against either a black or red deck. It’s perfect against burn. The fact that you can sacrifice it and give all of your creatures pro black and red usually can stop some of the new decks.


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