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CardShark Content - Matt Carpenter (5/13/2005)

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For a while now I've been looking at Nefarious Lich
Nefarious Lich
Nefarious LichSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game. If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead. When Nefarious Lich leaves play, you lose the game.
sitting in my binder, thinking it was the crappiest card out there. Nefarious Lich
Nefarious Lich
Nefarious LichSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game. If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead. When Nefarious Lich leaves play, you lose the game.
is a rare black Odyssey card with a casting cost of four swamps and it has three effects the first one is if you would be dealt damage remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead if you can’t you lose the game, the second effect is if you gain life draw that many cards instead, and finally the third effect is when Nefarious Lich
Nefarious Lich
Nefarious LichSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game. If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead. When Nefarious Lich leaves play, you lose the game.
leaves play you lose the game (my favorite effect of the card). Until I came a cross another card, Donate
Donate
DonateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Target player gains control of target permanent you control.
, Donate
Donate
DonateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Target player gains control of target permanent you control.
is a sorcery for two colorless and one island and it makes target player gain control of target permanent you control. After a while, I decided to make a Nefarious Lich
Nefarious Lich
Nefarious LichSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game. If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead. When Nefarious Lich leaves play, you lose the game.
deck. The deck is a tri-colored deck of Blue, Black, and Green. Here's what's in the deck:

Spells-

-Blue:
4 Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

4 Serum Vision
2 Obsessive Search
Obsessive Search
Obsessive SearchSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Text:
Draw a card. Madness U

1 Donate
Donate
DonateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Target player gains control of target permanent you control.


-Black:
4 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.

3 Demonic Tutor
Demonic Tutor
Demonic TutorSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Search your library for one card and take it into your hand. Reshuffle your library afterwards.

2 Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic TutorSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Rick Farrell
Text:
Search your library for a card, and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

1 Nefarious Lich
Nefarious Lich
Nefarious LichSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game. If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead. When Nefarious Lich leaves play, you lose the game.


-Green:
4 Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

4 Moment's Peace
Moment's Peace
Moment's PeaceSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
251
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. Flashback 2G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

3 Kodama's Reach
Kodama's Reach
Kodama's ReachSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Search your library for two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one into play tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.


Creatures-

-Blue:
4 Cephalid Looter
Cephalid Looter
Cephalid LooterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap: Target player draws a card, then discards a card from his or her hand.

-Green:

4 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


Land-
4 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s
4 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

3 Tainted Isle
Tainted Isle
Tainted IsleSet: Torment
Color:
Land
Type:
land
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. T: Add U or B to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control a swamp.

3 Salt Marsh
Salt Marsh
Salt MarshSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
326
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
Salt Marsh comes into play tapped.T: Add U or B to your mana pool.

2 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

2 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Boseiju, Who Shelters AllSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
273
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Boseiju, Who Shelters All comes into play tapped. T, Pay 2 life: Add 1 to your mana pool. If that mana is spent on an instant or sorcery spell, that spell can't be countered by spells or abilities.

1 Tropical Island
Tropical Island
Tropical IslandSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either G or U to your mana pool.Counts as both forest and islands and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

1 Bayou
Bayou
BayouSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either B or G to your mana pool.Counts as both swamp and forest and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.


You know that phrase ´´It is better to give than to receive´´? Well that's exactly what to do with this deck. First of all, search for the three main pieces of the deck (Nefarious Lich
Nefarious Lich
Nefarious LichSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game. If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead. When Nefarious Lich leaves play, you lose the game.
, Donate
Donate
DonateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Target player gains control of target permanent you control.
, Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
) with the Demon
Demon
DemonSet: Divine vs Demonic
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
C
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Flying
ic/Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic TutorSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Rick Farrell
Text:
Search your library for a card, and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
s and the Brainstorm
Brainstorm
BrainstormSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Draw three cards. Then, put any two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.
s and U2VydW0gVisions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
after that all you have to do is wait for some 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.
s and some land which shouldn't be hard because of the Kodama’s Reach. Kodama’s Reach is a common card from Champions of Kamigawa for two colorless and one forest. Its effect is search your library for two basic land cards, reveal them, and put one into play tapped and the other into your hand then shuffle your library. And if your opponent has creatures that are coming after you, the Moment's Peace
Moment's Peace
Moment's PeaceSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
251
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. Flashback 2G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
s are waiting for their arrival.

If your opponent has a couple of those pesky counterspell type cards Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Boseiju, Who Shelters AllSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
273
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Boseiju, Who Shelters All comes into play tapped. T, Pay 2 life: Add 1 to your mana pool. If that mana is spent on an instant or sorcery spell, that spell can't be countered by spells or abilities.
is there to stop those counterspells in their tracks. If you do not already know, Boseiju is a legendary land from Champions of Kamigawa that comes into play tapped and you pay two life to add one colorless mana to your mana pool, if that mana is spent on a sorcery or an instant it can’t be countered by spells or abilities. Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Boseiju, Who Shelters AllSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
273
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Boseiju, Who Shelters All comes into play tapped. T, Pay 2 life: Add 1 to your mana pool. If that mana is spent on an instant or sorcery spell, that spell can't be countered by spells or abilities.
is an all-around good card and should be in every deck or at least the sideboard.

After making this deck I brought it to school so I could test it out against my friends. The first time, I played my friend and I remember his face when I played Nefarious Lich
Nefarious Lich
Nefarious LichSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game. If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead. When Nefarious Lich leaves play, you lose the game.
, Donate
Donate
DonateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Target player gains control of target permanent you control.
, and Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
. The look of disgust and confusion quickly arose on his face. I remember winning my first couple games with this deck, usually if I don’t win the first couple games that meant that the deck is coming apart, luckily that didn’t happen so this deck will have some life in it after all.

A few times I ran into a little problem where I would play Nefarious Lich
Nefarious Lich
Nefarious LichSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game. If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead. When Nefarious Lich leaves play, you lose the game.
and my opponent would Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
or Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.
it before I could play Donate
Donate
DonateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Target player gains control of target permanent you control.
, so far this has only happened twice and it's also fun to ask them to play again and then beating them.

There is still a lot of stuff to make this deck better. For example removing the Cephalid Looter
Cephalid Looter
Cephalid LooterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Tap: Target player draws a card, then discards a card from his or her hand.
s and putting in Merfolk Looter
Merfolk Looter
Merfolk LooterSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Draw a card, then choose and discard a card.
s, more Bayou
Bayou
BayouSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either B or G to your mana pool.Counts as both swamp and forest and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.
's, Tropical Island
Tropical Island
Tropical IslandSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either G or U to your mana pool.Counts as both forest and islands and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.
s, some Underground Sea
Underground Sea
Underground SeaSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either B or U to your mana pool.Counts as both swamp and islands and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.
's, and of course more Donate
Donate
DonateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Target player gains control of target permanent you control.
s and more Nefarious Lich
Nefarious Lich
Nefarious LichSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
153
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
If you would be dealt damage, remove that many cards in your graveyard from the game instead. If you can't, you lose the game. If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead. When Nefarious Lich leaves play, you lose the game.
's. But for now this deck works fine and I encourage anyone to try this deck out, plus it's always fun to win without getting your opponents life down to zero.


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