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CardShark Content - Michael Chan (8/15/2005)

Despite the powerful abilities of the pieces of Kaldra, no one I have ever seen has taken advantage of their abilities. Some people say “well a 4/4? No… I’LL EQUIP THEM TO MY DARKSTEEL COLOSSUS!!!” or something similar so that they believe they are witty. To my surprise, most people don’t even use them, usually calling upon the Swords of Fire and Ice and Light and Shadow. I decided to piece together a rather frightening deck based on Kaldra’s pieces because he hasn’t been given much credit (even though his pieces are the symbols for the Mirrodin block).

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

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

2: 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: Polluted Delta
Polluted Delta
Polluted DeltaSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
321
Artist:
Land
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an island or swamp card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library. Rob Alexander

2: Glimmervoid
Glimmervoid
GlimmervoidSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Text:
At end of turn, if you control no artifacts, sacrifice Glimmervoid. T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.


Artifacts:
2: Mirror Gallery
Mirror Gallery
Mirror GallerySet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
154
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
The "legend rule" doesn't apply.

1: Sword of Kaldra
Sword of Kaldra
Sword of KaldraSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
251
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Equipped creature gets +5/+5. Whenever equipped creature deals damage to a creature, remove that creature from the game. Equip 4 (4: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1: Shield of Kaldra
Shield of Kaldra
Shield of KaldraSet: Darksteel
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
139
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Equipment named Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, and Helm of Kaldra are indestructible. Equipped creature is indestructible. Equip 4

1: Helm of Kaldra
Helm of Kaldra
Helm of KaldraSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Donata Giancola
Text:
Equipped creature has trample, haste, and first strike. 1:If you control cards named, Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, and Helm of Kaldra, put a 4/4 colorless Avatar Legend creature token named Kaldra into play, and attach all those cards to it. Equip 2

2: Leaden Myr
Leaden Myr
Leaden MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

2: Silver Myr
Silver Myr
Silver MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
241
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

2: Copper Myr
Copper Myr
Copper MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
158
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

2: Lifespark Spellbomb
Lifespark Spellbomb
Lifespark SpellbombSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
197
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
G, Sacrifice Lifespark Spellbomb: Until end of turn, target land becomes a 3/3 creature that's still a land. 1, Sacrifice Lifespark Spellbomb: Draw a card.

2: Coat of arms

Blue:
2: Broodstar
Broodstar
BroodstarSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
10
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Flying Broodstar's power and toughness are each equal to the number of artifacts you control.

2: Chromescale Drake
Chromescale Drake
Chromescale DrakeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
9
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
R
Number:
20
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Affinity for Artifacts, Flying. When Chromescale Drake comes into play reveal the top three cards of your library. Put all artifact cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

2: Reshape
Reshape
ReshapeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jon Foster
Text:
As an additional cost to play Reshape sacrifice an artifact. Search your library for an artifact card with converted mana cost X or less and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.

1: Parallel Thoughts
Parallel Thoughts
Parallel ThoughtsSet: Scourge
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
44
Text:
When Parallel Thoughts comes into play, remove seven cards from your library from the game, put them in a face-down pile, and then shuffle the pile and shuffle your library.
If you would draw a card, you may instead put the top card from the pile into your hand.

2: Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid PathmageSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
31
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Cephalid Pathmage is unblockable. T, Sacrifice Cephalid Pathmage: Target creature is unblockable this turn.

3: Fabricate
Fabricate
FabricateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
35
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

3: Tinker
Tinker
TinkerSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
45
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
At the time you play Tinker, sacrifice an artifact.Search your library for an artifact card and put that artifact into play. Shuffle your library afterward.

1: Soothsaying
Soothsaying
SoothsayingSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
104
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
3UU: Shuffle your library.X: Look at the top X cards of your library and put them back in any order.


Black:
4: 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.

1: Night Dealings
1: Plunge into Darkness
Plunge into Darkness
Plunge into DarknessSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
Choose one - Sacrifice any number of creatures, then you gain 3 life for each sacrificed creature; or pay X life, then look at the top X cards of your library, put one of those cards into your hand, and remove the rest from the game. Entwine B

2: Eradicate
Eradicate
EradicateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
60
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Remove target nonblack creature from the game. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of that card and remove them from the game. That player then shuffles his or her library.

4: Blood Pet
Blood Pet
Blood PetSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Thrull
Rarity:
C
Number:
115
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Blood Pet: Add B to your mana pool.

1: Phyrexian Plaguelord
Phyrexian Plaguelord
Phyrexian PlaguelordSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Carrier
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Phyrexian Plaguelord: Target creature gets -4/-4 until end of turn.Sacrifice a creature: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.


Basically the whole purpose and reason for this deck to get all the Kaldra pieces and Mirror Gallery
Mirror Gallery
Mirror GallerySet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
154
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
The "legend rule" doesn't apply.
out. At that point you pay the 1 mana to put a 4/4 into play with all the pieces on it… Then again putting another 4/4 into play leaving the other one there. This works because the Legend Rule doesn’t apply with the Gallery out, and since they are tokens you can have as many as you want. At that point you have an indestructible artifact that is producing 4/4 creatures for 1 mana. Good, right? Now for each card’s breakdown.

Lands- ok, grouping all these together because they simply provide mana
Glimmervoid
Glimmervoid
GlimmervoidSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Text:
At end of turn, if you control no artifacts, sacrifice Glimmervoid. T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
- This card works well because there is a decent amount of artifacts in this deck so it will stay alive for a while and also can provide green mana for early or late use.

Mirror Galleries: Ok, this was previously explained but just for the sake of tradition: this allows many Kaldras to walk the earth since there can be more than one of them (the card) and more than 4 (because they are tokens)

Kaldra Sword: Helps the helm’s function and also can be used on a brood star to have an even more powerful beatstick

Kaldra Shield: Makes the helm indestructible so you don’t lose your source easily. And of course its normal ability to make a powerful creature even more powerful

Kaldra Helm: Provides 4/4s for 1 mana which is VERY GOOD. Also like the others, its equip ability is decent

Leaden+ Silver Myr
Silver Myr
Silver MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
241
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
- Provide mana and early creatures just in case. They also fuel reshape, tinker and affinity cards.

Copper myr- Provides green mana for later combo’s like glimmervoid

Lifespark Spellbomb
Lifespark Spellbomb
Lifespark SpellbombSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
197
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
G, Sacrifice Lifespark Spellbomb: Until end of turn, target land becomes a 3/3 creature that's still a land. 1, Sacrifice Lifespark Spellbomb: Draw a card.
+ Eradicate
Eradicate
EradicateSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
60
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Remove target nonblack creature from the game. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of that card and remove them from the game. That player then shuffles his or her library.
– This is where the green mana comes in. It allows you to turn one of your opponents lands into a creature in which eradicate will then destroy and destroy all other lands with the same name in the players hand, library and graveyard. This is the crusher of this deck if the opponent get rids of one of the Kaldra pieces or somehow can stop mass Kaldra’s with and equally massive force (Myr Incubator
Myr Incubator
Myr IncubatorSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
212
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
6, T, Sacrifice Myr Incubator: Search your library for any number of artifact cards, remove them from the game, then put that many 1/1 Myr artifact creature tokens into play. Then shuffle your library.
+ Day of the Dragons
Day of the Dragons
Day of the DragonsSet: Scourge
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
When Day of the Dragons comes into play, remove all creatures you control from the game. Then put that many 5/5 red dragon creature tokens with flying into play.
When Day of the Dragons leaves play, sacrifice all dragons you control. Then put the removed cards into play under your control.
perhaps?) Lifespark also works as a drawing tool and also could possibly feed reshape and tinker.

Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms
Coat of ArmsSet: Exodus
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Each creature gets +1/+1 for each other creature in play of the same creature type. (For example, if there are three Goblins in play, each of them gets +2/+2.)
- Turn 6 (assuming all went well in terms of cards and mana) 6+ 9/9’s into play, turn 7, 13+ 16/16’s and so on and so on.

Broodstar
Broodstar
BroodstarSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
10
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Flying Broodstar's power and toughness are each equal to the number of artifacts you control.
- Lots of artifacts so you might as well throw in a beatstick other than the MASSIVE amounts of 30+/30+ Kaldra’s

Chromescale Drake
Chromescale Drake
Chromescale DrakeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
9
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
R
Number:
20
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Affinity for Artifacts, Flying. When Chromescale Drake comes into play reveal the top three cards of your library. Put all artifact cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
- Like Broodstar
Broodstar
BroodstarSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
10
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Flying Broodstar's power and toughness are each equal to the number of artifacts you control.
but also allows you to get some more artifacts quick

Reshape
Reshape
ReshapeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Jon Foster
Text:
As an additional cost to play Reshape sacrifice an artifact. Search your library for an artifact card with converted mana cost X or less and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.
- Could be used to get Kaldra’s pieces but that’s 6 mana + a creature so it might be better to get Lifespark or Copper Myr
Copper Myr
Copper MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
158
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.


Parallel Thoughts
Parallel Thoughts
Parallel ThoughtsSet: Scourge
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
44
Text:
When Parallel Thoughts comes into play, remove seven cards from your library from the game, put them in a face-down pile, and then shuffle the pile and shuffle your library.
If you would draw a card, you may instead put the top card from the pile into your hand.
- Set aside good cards you want and then use Plunge into Darkness
Plunge into Darkness
Plunge into DarknessSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
Choose one - Sacrifice any number of creatures, then you gain 3 life for each sacrificed creature; or pay X life, then look at the top X cards of your library, put one of those cards into your hand, and remove the rest from the game. Entwine B
or set aside mana producers.

Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid Pathmage
Cephalid PathmageSet: Legions
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cephalid Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
31
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Cephalid Pathmage is unblockable. T, Sacrifice Cephalid Pathmage: Target creature is unblockable this turn.
- Few things, could either make a large Kaldra unblockable or equip him with the sword of Kaldra to have a decent beatstick that’s unblockable

Fabricate
Fabricate
FabricateSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
35
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Search your library for an artifact card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
- Artifact tutor

Tinker
Tinker
TinkerSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
45
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
At the time you play Tinker, sacrifice an artifact.Search your library for an artifact card and put that artifact into play. Shuffle your library afterward.
- better version of reshape that you WILL use to get Kaldra or Mirror Gallery
Mirror Gallery
Mirror GallerySet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
154
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
The "legend rule" doesn't apply.


Soothsaying
Soothsaying
SoothsayingSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
104
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
3UU: Shuffle your library.X: Look at the top X cards of your library and put them back in any order.
- Allows you to use plunge into darkness better or just getting important cards to the top and using other drawing tools.

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.
- Tutor….

Night Dealings
Night Dealings
Night DealingsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
132
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Whenever a source you control deals damage to another player, put that many theft counters on Night Dealings. 2BB, Remove X theft counters from Night Dealings: Search your library for a nonland card with converted mana cost X, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
- Most likely if you’re dealing damage already, you don’t need Kaldra pieces so probably just retrieving some fun cards like eradicate

Plunge into Darkness
Plunge into Darkness
Plunge into DarknessSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
Choose one - Sacrifice any number of creatures, then you gain 3 life for each sacrificed creature; or pay X life, then look at the top X cards of your library, put one of those cards into your hand, and remove the rest from the game. Entwine B
- If you get this late game, sac a bunch of Kaldra’s for 3 life a piece which is pretty good since you will be getting them in large numbers like 5+ a turn OR if you get this early, quickly fetch a nice card like a tutor, other functions listed with other cards

Blood Pet
Blood Pet
Blood PetSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Thrull
Rarity:
C
Number:
115
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Blood Pet: Add B to your mana pool.
- Nice little 1/1 that provides mana and blocks

Phyrexian Plaguelord
Phyrexian Plaguelord
Phyrexian PlaguelordSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Carrier
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
tap, Sacrifice Phyrexian Plaguelord: Target creature gets -4/-4 until end of turn.Sacrifice a creature: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
. This card is nice late game. Although your sacrificing a 4/4 most likely, you got it for 1 mana so your basically doing 1 mana to do -1/-1 which is good to use at will.

All and all this deck is pretty effective but more importantly, FRIGHTENING AND COOL. Only problem I have found is you tend to run out of counters and at that point you get too many people to concede the game similar to the White Dawnbringer and Mindslaver
Mindslaver
MindslaverSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
206
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
4, T, Sacrifice Mindslaver: You control target player's next turn. (You see all cards that player could see and make all decisions for the player. He or she doesn't lose life because of mana burn.)
. I prefer to keep this deck 2 colors but the lifespark was just too good to pass out on in a dominating deck like this. Making this deck GUB wouldn’t be bad but I just wasn’t a fan of green. You could add cards such as Alpha Status
Alpha Status
Alpha StatusSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
110
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 for each other creature that shares a creature type with it.
with similar effect to coat of arms. If you decide to make this, you don’t even need to follow the deck list and simply replace hard to get cards with more basic ones, such as Diabolic instead of 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.
, and Library of Lat-Nam instead of some of the others. Have fun if you follow this deck’s basic principles and show a little mercy to your opponent because you will make enemies.


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