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CardShark Content - Matt Carpenter (7/15/2005)

If you read my first article “An Illegal Deck for the Masses” you could see that the deck was filled with many incredible combos. Well that illegal deck is long forgotten and taken apart and a new better illegal deck has taken its place. First off let me say that I am very fond of Elves and how well they work together, that is why the new illegal deck is an elf deck but with a roundhouse kick.

There is only one card in the deck that makes it illegal, the card Incoming!
Incoming!
Incoming!Set: Oversize Cards
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Each player searches his or her library for any number of artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands and puts those cards into play. Each player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
from the Unglued set. If you don’t know, Incoming!
Incoming!
Incoming!Set: Oversize Cards
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Each player searches his or her library for any number of artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands and puts those cards into play. Each player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
Is a green sorcery that costs 4GGGG and its effect is each player searches his or her library for any number of artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands and puts those cards into play then shuffle your library afterwards. That’s not all, there is another card that makes the deck have its combo. That is Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin CharbelcherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
3, T: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.
, Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin CharbelcherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
3, T: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.
is an artifact from Mirrodin with a casting cost of 4 and an activation cost of 3 and it effect is reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
belcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed card was a Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
, Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
belcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

Before I get into the combo here is a deck list:

Creatures:
4 Priest of Titania
Priest of Titania
Priest of TitaniaSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
270
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool for each Elf in play. Play this ability as a mana source.

4 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.

4 Seeker
Seeker
SeekerSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Target creature cannot be blocked except by white creatures and artifact creatures.
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3 Titania
Titania
TitaniaSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
6
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
+2
Toughness:
-5
Text:
You may play an additional land each of your turns.
’s Chosen
3 Treetop Scout
Treetop Scout
Treetop ScoutSet: Scourge
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Treetop Scout can't be blocked except by creatures with flying.

3 Wellwisher
Wellwisher
WellwisherSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
300
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: You gain 1 life for each Elf in play.

2 Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch Elf
Timberwatch ElfSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
140
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of
Elves in play.

2 Wirewood Hivemaster
Wirewood Hivemaster
Wirewood HivemasterSet: Legions
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever another nontoken Elf comes into play, you may put a 1/1 green
Insect creature token into play.


Spells:
3 Rancor
Rancor
RancorSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Enchanted creature gains +2/+0 and trample.When Rancor is put into a graveyard from play, return Rancor to owner's hand.

3 Vitalize
Vitalize
VitalizeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Untap all creatures you control.

3 Moment’s Peace
3 Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

2 Incoming!
Incoming!
Incoming!Set: Oversize Cards
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Each player searches his or her library for any number of artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands and puts those cards into play. Each player shuffles his or her library afterwards.


Artifacts:
4 Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin CharbelcherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
3, T: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.


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

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

2 Wirewood Lodge
Wirewood Lodge
Wirewood LodgeSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
329
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. G, T: Untap target Elf.


If you don’t already see the combo here it is, play Incoming!
Incoming!
Incoming!Set: Oversize Cards
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Each player searches his or her library for any number of artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands and puts those cards into play. Each player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
and just lay out all 4 Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin CharbelcherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
3, T: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.
s and all your lands except one Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
. With Incoming!
Incoming!
Incoming!Set: Oversize Cards
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Each player searches his or her library for any number of artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands and puts those cards into play. Each player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
having a casting cost of 4GGGG you might think it will take a while to play it but with Priests and Llanowar
Llanowar
LlanowarSet: Planechase
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Plane
Sub Type:
Dominaria
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
All creatures have "{T}: Add {G}{G} to your mana pool." Whenever you roll {C}, untap all creatures you control.
s and other elves in play it will take hardly any time at all. Believe or not it is possible to take out four different opponents at the same time on turn three!

Here’s how it would happen:
T1: Play a Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
and a 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.

T2: Play a Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
and a Priest of Titania
Priest of Titania
Priest of TitaniaSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
270
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool for each Elf in play. Play this ability as a mana source.
and a Treetop Scout
Treetop Scout
Treetop ScoutSet: Scourge
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Treetop Scout can't be blocked except by creatures with flying.
or a Llanowar
Llanowar
LlanowarSet: Planechase
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Plane
Sub Type:
Dominaria
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
All creatures have "{T}: Add {G}{G} to your mana pool." Whenever you roll {C}, untap all creatures you control.

T3: Play a land if possible, tap Priest and Llanowar
Llanowar
LlanowarSet: Planechase
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Plane
Sub Type:
Dominaria
Rarity:
C
Number:
22
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
All creatures have "{T}: Add {G}{G} to your mana pool." Whenever you roll {C}, untap all creatures you control.
for a total of 4 green mana, then tap a forest to play Vitalize
Vitalize
VitalizeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
265
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Untap all creatures you control.
untapping all your creatures then add another 4 green mana for a total of 8, then play Incoming!
Incoming!
Incoming!Set: Oversize Cards
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Each player searches his or her library for any number of artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands and puts those cards into play. Each player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
. If your luck rolls in on the shuffling you should be able to take out your first target opponent with the first Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin Charbelcher
Goblin CharbelcherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
3, T: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.
after that just put the Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
on the bottom of your library and you can take out 3 more opponents!

Unfortunately I have not been able to do this on turn 3 but I have on turn 4!

And if I don’t draw an Incoming!
Incoming!
Incoming!Set: Oversize Cards
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Each player searches his or her library for any number of artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands and puts those cards into play. Each player shuffles his or her library afterwards.
for the duration of the game, I still have an army of elves. So you could say that this deck is a double threat or as I like to say a double-whammy.

Since I made this deck I only ran into one problem. I was playing my friend who had a mono green joke deck of his own, when I played incoming! he set out an enchantment called Titania
Titania
TitaniaSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
6
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
+2
Toughness:
-5
Text:
You may play an additional land each of your turns.
’s Song. Titania
Titania
TitaniaSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
6
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
+2
Toughness:
-5
Text:
You may play an additional land each of your turns.
’s Song makes all non-creature artifacts into creatures with a power and toughness equal to its casting cost and oh yeah it gets rid of all the original abilities! At this point in time I did not have a Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
or a Moment’s Peace so I was pretty much done for. Other than that one time this new illegal elf deck has been flawless. Too bad it’s not tournament legal, but oh well it’s a great…no…no it’s an awesome casual deck.


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