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CardShark Content - Mike Brannon (4/1/2003)

//Combo 1: Infinite Mana
Now, I know that a few people out there know about the little ´´aggravated assualt/4 birds/2 llanowar´´ infinite mana combo; but here is a little known one concocted by me and my fellows. This is all type 2 legal; so don't worry.

//Partial Card List
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.
(G->Untap Target Elf)
Krosan Restorer
Krosan Restorer
Krosan RestorerSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Untap target land. Threshold - T: Untap up to three target lands.
(TH: Untap up to 3 lands)

Now; this should be the basis of the deck... the whole deck should be devoted to getting this out. Since these two cards currently have no relation, we take a look at all that type 2 has to offer.

There are two ways to make these two cards go infinite.
1)Change wirewood lodge to say ´´Untap target druid´´
2)Change the restorer's creature type to elf.

Just remember during all this that you need to have threshold. Anyway; the simplest way to do this with the dawn of 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 Imagecrafter
Imagecrafter
ImagecrafterSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Choose a creature type other than Legend or Wall. Target creature's type becomes that type until end of turn.
. For 1 mana you get the ability to change the creature type of the restorer; but if you'd rather try to hack the lodge, go with artificial evolution. Either way, the simplest route is to go by packing both. This is not to say that you shouldn't throw in illusionary mask to keep the restorer changed type wise, as well as trickery charm, which doubles as a topdecking card.

Now that we have infinite mana; what to do with it? Here are a few possibilities:

1)Pitch a Kamahl, Fist of Krosa
Kamahl, Fist of Krosa
Kamahl, Fist of KrosaSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
268
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
G: Target land becomes a 1/1 creature until end of turn. It's still a land.. 2GGG: Creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.
. Game over. Pump all your lands (now creatures) and your other creatures to infinite/infinite tramplers.
2)Ambassador Laquatus
Ambassador Laquatus
Ambassador LaquatusSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
23
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
3: Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
. Can you say ´´I win´´? Make your opponent deck themselves.
3)Blaze
Blaze
BlazeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
168
Artist:
Gerry Grace
Text:
Blaze deals X damage to target creature or player.
. Splash red and kick ass. Infinite damage.
4)Stream of life. Just replace ´´Stream of´´ with ´´Infinite´´ and your golden.

Anyway, enough possibilities; let me show you how I would do it.

//Infinite Mana

//Creatures
4x Kahmal, Fist of Krosa
Krosa
KrosaSet: Planechase
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Plane
Sub Type:
Dominaria
Rarity:
C
Number:
20
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
All creatures get +2/+2. Whenever you roll {C}, you may add {W}{U}{B}{R}{G} to your mana pool.

4x Ambassador Laquatus
Ambassador Laquatus
Ambassador LaquatusSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
23
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
3: Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

4x Krosan Restorer
Krosan Restorer
Krosan RestorerSet: Torment
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
130
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Untap target land. Threshold - T: Untap up to three target lands.

4x Imagecrafter
Imagecrafter
ImagecrafterSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Choose a creature type other than Legend or Wall. Target creature's type becomes that type until end of turn.


//Spells
4x Artificial Evolution
Artificial Evolution
Artificial EvolutionSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
67
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Change the text of target spell or permanent by replacing all instances of one creature type with another. The new creature type can't be Legend or Wall. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

4x Stream of Life
Stream of Life
Stream of LifeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Target player gains X life.

4x Compulsion
Compulsion
CompulsionSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
34
Text:
1U, Discard a card from your hand: Draw a card. 1U, Sacrifice Compulsion: Draw a card.
(deck searching, uber-cycling)
4x Illusionary Mask
Illusionary Mask
Illusionary MaskSet: Alpha
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Poly Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
X: You can summon a creature face down so opponent doesn't know what it is. The X cost can be any amount of mana, even 0; it serves to hide the true casting cost of the creature, which you still have to spend. As soon as a face-down creature receives damage, deals damage, or is tapped, you must turn it face up.

4x Trickery Charm
Trickery Charm
Trickery CharmSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
David Martin
Text:
Choose one — Target creature gains flying until end of turn; or target creature's type becomes the creature type of your choice until end of turn; or look at the top four cards of your library, then put them back in any order.


//Land
4x 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.

10x Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

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



//Combo 2: Infinite Damage

Ok; there are tons of ways to build this deck--this is my variation.

Now, everybody KNOWS that the husk is somewhat broken, thanks to rotlung reanimator. I decided to build this deck without using that card; and yet acheiving the same effect. This deck, however, can get a little pricey thanks to the fact that it packs 4 copies of a few expensive cards; but they CAN be substituted in some cases.

Anyway; here's how it plays out; You get a Nantuko Tracer
Nantuko Tracer
Nantuko TracerSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
125
Artist:
Greg Staples

Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Nantuko Tracer comes into play, you may put target card from a graveyard on the bottom of its owner's library.
(when it comes into play, put target card from a graveyard on the bottom of its owners library), then you get a husk, and finally you lay the kicker: Verdant Succession
Verdant Succession
Verdant SuccessionSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
280
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Whenever a green nontoken creature is put into a graveyard from play, that creature's controller may search his or her library for a card with the same name as that creature and put it into play. If that player does, he or she then shuffles his or her library.
. This card will make most combos go infinite with nantuko tracer. Take a ravenous baloth, artificial evolution it to say ´´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.
an INSECT: gain 4 life´´, and you win! Make r/g with goblin sharpshooters and goblin bombardment, sacrifice the tracer to the bombardment, in response tap the sharpshooter, and then a new tracer comes into play. 2 damage, like a fire/ice (without the ice); is given every time this happens. Get out 4 sharpshooters; and your made in the shade.

I'm a little off the subject, so let me get back on track. There are a few cards that I've found this deck needs(the husk version). It needs a way to make the husk trample and get rid of cards like glory. Well; the first one is simple... run 4x brawn! This leads to 4x entomb, however, to get them in your graveyard. now we take a look at the second problem: THE GLORY. This card will hose each and every deck it plays. If you can give up a tracer; instead of putting one of the ones from your graveyard on the bottom of your library, put that glory back in your opponent's library right before your attack. Anyway, I'm tired of explaining myself, so ill cut to the chase... here's my second infinite combo deck:

//Infinite Damage

//Creatures
4x Nantuko Shade
Nantuko Shade
Nantuko ShadeSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Shade
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
B: Nantuko Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
(just because its good)
4x Nantuko Husk
Nantuko Husk
Nantuko HuskSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Nantuko Husk gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

4x Nantuko Tracer
Nantuko Tracer
Nantuko TracerSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
125
Artist:
Greg Staples

Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Nantuko Tracer comes into play, you may put target card from a graveyard on the bottom of its owner's library.

4x 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.

4x Symbiotic Elf
Symbiotic Elf
Symbiotic ElfSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
288
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Symbiotic Elf is put into a graveyard from play, put two 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.
(great chump blockers/sacrificers, great 4th turn drop)
2x Symbiotic Wurm
Symbiotic Wurm
Symbiotic WurmSet: Onslaught
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
R
Number:
289
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
When Symbiotic Wurm is put into a graveyard from play, put seven 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.


//Spells
4x Entomb
Entomb
EntombSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
132
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Search your library for a card and put that card into your graveyard. Then shuffle your library.

4x Verdant Succession
Verdant Succession
Verdant SuccessionSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
280
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Whenever a green nontoken creature is put into a graveyard from play, that creature's controller may search his or her library for a card with the same name as that creature and put it into play. If that player does, he or she then shuffles his or her library.

4x Raise Dead
Raise Dead
Raise DeadSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
Bring one creature from your graveyard to your hand.

4x Rampant Growth
Rampant Growth
Rampant GrowthSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Tom Kyffin
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.


//Lands
2x Unholy Grotto
Unholy Grotto
Unholy GrottoSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
327
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. B, T: Put target Zombie card from your graveyard on top of your library.

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

10x Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.


Anyhoo, so concludes this article. I hope you begin to experiment with infinite combos yourself sometime, as they are fun to pull out against an opponent. These, as always, may not be tournament level decks, but they are GREAT for casual play. Enjoy!


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