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CardShark Content - Nathaniel Flath (4/4/2003)

This article is written about 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.
Block Constructed's most unexpected deck. I am, of course, talking about Vegetation.

Vegetation

Creatures (25 )

4:Wirewood Elf
Wirewood Elf
Wirewood ElfSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
301
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

3:Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Akroma, Angel of WrathSet: Legions
Cost:
8
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
1
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, first strike, trample, haste, protection from black, protection from red
Attacking doesn’t cause Akroma, Angel of Wrath to tap.

3: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.

4:Exalted Angel
Exalted Angel
Exalted AngelSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. Whenever Exalted Angel deals damage, you gain that much life. Morph 2WW (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

4:Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.

3:Windborn Muse
Windborn Muse
Windborn MuseSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays 2 for each creature
attacking you. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)

4:Wall of Mulch
Wall of Mulch
Wall of MulchSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
298
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls can't attack.). G, Sacrifice a Wall: Draw a card.


Spells (8)

4:Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

4:QWtyb21hJ3MgVengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.


Land (27)

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

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

4:Grand Coliseum
Grand Coliseum
Grand ColiseumSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
319
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Grand Coliseum comes into play tapped. T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Grand Coliseum deals 1 damage to you.

4:Windswept Heath
Windswept Heath
Windswept HeathSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
328
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a forest or plains card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.

2:Secluded Steppe
Secluded Steppe
Secluded SteppeSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
324
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Secluded Steppe comes into play tapped. T: Add W to your mana pool. Cycling W (W, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)

3:Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil ThicketSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
326
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Tranquil Thicket comes into play tapped. T: Add G to your mana pool. Cycling G (G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)


Sideboard (15)

4:Gigapede
Gigapede
GigapedeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
R
Number:
264
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Gigapede can't be the target of spells or abilities.. At the beginning of your upkeep, if Gigapede is in your graveyard, you may discard a card from your hand. If you do, return Gigapede to your hand.

4:Broodhatch Nantuko
Broodhatch Nantuko
Broodhatch NantukoSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
250
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Broodhatch Nantuko is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.. Morph 2G (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

4:Demystify
Demystify
DemystifySet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Destroy target enchantment.

3:Pacifism
Pacifism
PacifismSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Robert Bliss
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.


This deck is pretty easy to play, and very fun. The way you play it is you play your mana accelerators, Wirewood Elf
Wirewood Elf
Wirewood ElfSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
301
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
s and Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
s, and then play your huge creatures. It is actually one of the Tier One 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.
Block Constructed decks, as OnBC lacks good countermagic and bounce. Here is an explanation of the cards in the deck:


Creatures:

4 Wirewood Elf
Wirewood Elf
Wirewood ElfSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
301
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
- This card is this deck's other mana acceleration. If you don't have a turn three Vegetation, you can always have a turn three Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.
or Windborn Muse
Windborn Muse
Windborn MuseSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays 2 for each creature
attacking you. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)
, which aren't that bad either.

3 Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Akroma, Angel of WrathSet: Legions
Cost:
8
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
1
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, first strike, trample, haste, protection from black, protection from red
Attacking doesn’t cause Akroma, Angel of Wrath to tap.
- One of the big fatties you play once you have played Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
. It flies over everything, can't be targeted by removal spells, has haste and first strike, and doesn't tap to attack. I feel sorry for people who have this played against them, but not sorry enough to take it out of this deck.

3 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.
- Another big fatty. 8/5 regenerating tramplers are good when played on turn four or even five, especially in a format without countermagic or bounce. Don't forget that you can regenerate from QWtyb21hJ3MgVengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.
.

4 Exalted Angel
Exalted Angel
Exalted AngelSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. Whenever Exalted Angel deals damage, you gain that much life. Morph 2WW (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
- This card kills Goblin decks. Gaining four life a turn wrecks them, and in desperate straights you can keep it home to kill one of your opponent's creatures AND gain four life. Not bad even against non-Goblin decks.

4 Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.
- This is another card that helps against Goblins and isn't bad on its own. It can gain life in response to an QWtyb21hJ3MgVengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.
, and against Goblins you block their Piledriver, then after damage is on the stack sacrifice it.

3 Windborn Muse
Windborn Muse
Windborn MuseSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays 2 for each creature
attacking you. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)
- Yet another good creature. This can stall Goblin decks, as they run only 4-8 burn spells in this format. This means that they can't attack with more than one or two creatures a turn, and you can block those creatures. This prevents Goblin decks from running over you.

4 Wall of Mulch
Wall of Mulch
Wall of MulchSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
298
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls can't attack.). G, Sacrifice a Wall: Draw a card.
- This card, once again, buys time against Goblin decks and other Weenie decks. Also, if you don't have the card you are looking for, just sacrifice this one to draw a card.

Spells:

4 Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
- This is the deck's namesake. This deck uses this card to get its huge fatties into play really, really quickly. Imagine getting a turn four 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.
going first with mana to regenerate. That actually isn't that hard, all you need to do is play Wirewood Elf
Wirewood Elf
Wirewood ElfSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
301
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
turn two and Explosive Vegetation
Explosive Vegetation
Explosive VegetationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
263
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
turn three. You then proceed to win the game.

4 QWtyb21hJ3MgVengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.
- This deck's answer to other permanents. If your opponent just tapped out to play an Akroma with an Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
on the table, play this. In fact, play this if an opposing Slide player has two or more enchantments out. In the mirror match, this gets rid of your opponent's Legends so you can play your own.

Land:

4 Grand Coliseum
Grand Coliseum
Grand ColiseumSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
319
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Grand Coliseum comes into play tapped. T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Grand Coliseum deals 1 damage to you.
- This land is in the deck to increase it's consistency. You may not think that this land is good due to coming into play tapped, but the only thing you can put in this card's place are more cycling lands, which also come into play tapped.

4 Windswept Heath
Windswept Heath
Windswept HeathSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
328
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a forest or plains card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.
- This card also improves the deck's consistency, getting whatever type of mana you need. It also thins your deck out so you have less chance of drawing land, which is a good thing.

2 Secluded Steppe
Secluded Steppe
Secluded SteppeSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
324
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Secluded Steppe comes into play tapped. T: Add W to your mana pool. Cycling W (W, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)
- This is the White cycling land. They are in here because this deck needs a lot of mana and therefore runs a large amount of lands. That means you will often not be drawing the spells you need. When that happens, cycle this away.

3 Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil Thicket
Tranquil ThicketSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
326
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Tranquil Thicket comes into play tapped. T: Add G to your mana pool. Cycling G (G, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)
- This is the Green cycling land. They are in here because this deck needs a lot of mana and therefore runs a large amount of lands. That means you will often not be drawing the spells you need. When that happens, cycle this away.


Sideboard(15)

4 Gigapede
Gigapede
GigapedeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
R
Number:
264
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Gigapede can't be the target of spells or abilities.. At the beginning of your upkeep, if Gigapede is in your graveyard, you may discard a card from your hand. If you do, return Gigapede to your hand.
- This is a nice card against AstroGlide. They can't kill it with Lightning Rift
Lightning Rift
Lightning RiftSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
217
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may pay 1. If you do, Lightning Rift deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
, Slide it out with Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
, and if they manage to kill it with QWtyb21hJ3MgVengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.
, Starstorm
Starstorm
StarstormSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
238
Artist:
David Martin
Text:
Starstorm deals X damage to each creature. Cycling 3 (3, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)
, or Slice and Dice
Slice and Dice
Slice and DiceSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
232
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Slice and Dice deals 4 damage to each creature. Cycling 2R (2R, Discard this card from your hand: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Slice and Dice you may have it deal 1 damage to each creature.
, it comes back next turn.

4 Broodhatch Nantuko
Broodhatch Nantuko
Broodhatch NantukoSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
250
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Broodhatch Nantuko is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.. Morph 2G (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
- Especially good against goblin decks with Goblin Goon
Goblin Goon
Goblin GoonSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Mutant
Rarity:
R
Number:
99
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Goblin Goon can’t attack unless you control more creatures than defending
player. Goblin Goon can’t block unless you control more creatures than attacking player.
. 6 more creatures for you usually means that the Goon can't attack or block, and it'll take a while to kill all of them with Sparksmith
Sparksmith
SparksmithSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
235
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Sparksmith deals X damage to target creature and X damage to you, where X. is the number of Goblins in play.
.

4 Demystify
Demystify
DemystifySet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Destroy target enchantment.
- Used against AstroGlide. Kills off the reaaly annoying enchantments it has.

3 Pacifism
Pacifism
PacifismSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Robert Bliss
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.
- These are used against other Vegetation decks. Their big, mean creature isn't nearly as good if it can't attack or block.


I think that this is one of the best decks in the field. Here are my playtesting results for it against the other contenders for the top deck in 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.
Block Constructed.


AstroGlide - This matchup is actually pretty good. If they don't draw an Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
, you win. If they play an Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
, you play two of your good monsters and then keep attacking with them until they run out of cycling cards. If they play two Astral Slide
Astral Slide
Astral SlideSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Whenever a player cycles a card, you may remove target creature from the game. If you do, return that creature to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
s to stop your creatures from attacking more efficiently, then use QWtyb21hJ3MgVengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.
to kill both of them - after you attacked and your opponent slid them out, of coutse. Don't forget that Silvos can regenerate from QWtyb21hJ3MgVengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.
.

Sideboard:
-3 Windborn Muse
Windborn Muse
Windborn MuseSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays 2 for each creature
attacking you. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)

-4 Wall of Mulch
Wall of Mulch
Wall of MulchSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
298
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls can't attack.). G, Sacrifice a Wall: Draw a card.

-1Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Akroma, Angel of WrathSet: Legions
Cost:
8
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
1
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, first strike, trample, haste, protection from black, protection from red
Attacking doesn’t cause Akroma, Angel of Wrath to tap.

+4 Demystify
Demystify
DemystifySet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Destroy target enchantment.

+4 Gigapede
Gigapede
GigapedeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
R
Number:
264
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Gigapede can't be the target of spells or abilities.. At the beginning of your upkeep, if Gigapede is in your graveyard, you may discard a card from your hand. If you do, return Gigapede to your hand.


After sideboarding, this match only gets better for you. You take out your Windborn Muse
Windborn Muse
Windborn MuseSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays 2 for each creature
attacking you. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)
s, which are worthless in this match-up, the Wall of Mulch
Wall of Mulch
Wall of MulchSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
298
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls can't attack.). G, Sacrifice a Wall: Draw a card.
, which isn't very good either, and the Akroma, since your opponent will just slide it out and play their own, and replace them with four Demystify
Demystify
DemystifySet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Destroy target enchantment.
and 4 Gigapede
Gigapede
GigapedeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
R
Number:
264
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Gigapede can't be the target of spells or abilities.. At the beginning of your upkeep, if Gigapede is in your graveyard, you may discard a card from your hand. If you do, return Gigapede to your hand.
s. Kill off their enchantments while a 6/1 untargetable creature kills them.

Goblins - This matchup can be fairly annoying, but you can usually win against it. First off, your main board has many cards that this deck doesn't really want to see. Windborn Muse
Windborn Muse
Windborn MuseSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays 2 for each creature
attacking you. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)
, Exalted Angel
Exalted Angel
Exalted AngelSet: Onslaught
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying. Whenever Exalted Angel deals damage, you gain that much life. Morph 2WW (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
and Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.
are something this type of deck doesn't really want to see. However, if you don't draw these cards fast enough than Goblins can ovverrun you before you have a chance to use them, which is why people play the Goblins deck.

Sideboard:
-3 Silvos
-1 Wall of Mulch
Wall of Mulch
Wall of MulchSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
298
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls can't attack.). G, Sacrifice a Wall: Draw a card.

+4 Broodhatch Nantuko
Broodhatch Nantuko
Broodhatch NantukoSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
250
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Broodhatch Nantuko is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.. Morph 2G (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)


In this matchup, you side out your Silvos and one Wall of Mulch
Wall of Mulch
Wall of MulchSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
298
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
(Walls can't attack.). G, Sacrifice a Wall: Draw a card.
for your Broodhatch Nantuko
Broodhatch Nantuko
Broodhatch NantukoSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Druid
Rarity:
U
Number:
250
Artist:
Keith Garletts
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Broodhatch Nantuko is dealt damage, you may put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens into play.. Morph 2G (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
s. Your Silvos, while good, is not excellent in this mathchup, and you still have Akroma as a finisher. The wall of mulch is good in this matchup, but not as good as a Nantuko, which stops Goblin Good and Goblin Piledriver
Goblin Piledriver
Goblin PiledriverSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
R
Number:
205
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from blue. Whenever Goblin Piledriver attacks, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn for each. other attacking Goblin.
in their tracks

Vegetation - The mirror match. The key to this matchup in the first game is to get out your big legends before they get theirs out, preventing you from playing them. If this happens, however, reset the board with QWtyb21hJ3MgVengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.
and hope that they forget to regenerate their Silvos.

Sideboard:
-3 Windborn Muse
Windborn Muse
Windborn MuseSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays 2 for each creature
attacking you. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)

+3 Pacifism
Pacifism
PacifismSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Robert Bliss
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.


In games two and three, you sideboard out your Windborn Muse
Windborn Muse
Windborn MuseSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays 2 for each creature
attacking you. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)
s for your Pacifism
Pacifism
PacifismSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Robert Bliss
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.
s. The Windborn Muse
Windborn Muse
Windborn MuseSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays 2 for each creature
attacking you. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)
s arent't good at all in this matchup, since you always have the mana to pay to attack, but Akroma and Silvos aren't as threatening when they are Pacified.


Well, here it is, my results of testing OnBC Vegetation. I think that it is one of the best, if not THE best, deck in this format. It is also one of the most fun decks to play in the history of Magic that actually did well at a major tournament.


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