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CardShark Content - Nick Rohr (5/16/2001)

This deck makes an all out assault on your opponent. There are 2 versions, but I'll address the all-commons version in this article.

This deck is prepared to kill fast. The familiars quicken the flow of the game and the other cards are the Oomph. These cards may be a little slow, (like 3 or 4 mana) but multiple familiars make them much easier to cast. Horned Kavu
Horned Kavu
Horned KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Horned Kavu comes into play, return a red or green creature you control to its owner's hand.
is one of the main heavy artillery cards. It's a 3/4 with an almost ignorable drawback. Primal Growth
Primal Growth
Primal GrowthSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
rk post
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice a creature. (You may sacrifice a creature in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Search your library for a basic land card, put that card into play, then shuffle your library. If you paid the kicker cost, instead search your library for two basic land cards, put them into play, then shuffle your library.
and Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
thin out the deck plus fetch lands.

BLITZKRIEG!!!

Red (8)
4:Savage Offensive
Savage Offensive
Savage OffensiveSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Kicker G (You may pay an additional G as you play this spell.)Creatures you control gain first strike until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, they get +1/+1 until end of turn.
(Good boost for your army)
4:Thunderscape Familiar
Thunderscape Familiar
Thunderscape FamiliarSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
First Strike. Black spells and green spells you play cost 1 less to play.
(Reduces Green Spells)

Green (24)
4:Symbiosis
Symbiosis
SymbiosisSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Two target creatures each get +2/+2 until end of turn.
(Good bonus)
4:Thornscape Familiar
Thornscape Familiar
Thornscape FamiliarSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Red spells and white spells you play cost 1 less to play.
(Reduces Red Spells)
4:Harrow
Harrow
HarrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Eric David Anderson
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Search your library for up to two basic land cards and put them into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
(Thins out the deck\nets you a land)
4:Primal Growth
Primal Growth
Primal GrowthSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
rk post
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice a creature. (You may sacrifice a creature in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Search your library for a basic land card, put that card into play, then shuffle your library. If you paid the kicker cost, instead search your library for two basic land cards, put them into play, then shuffle your library.
(Thins out the deck\nets you a land)
4:Blastoderm
Blastoderm
BlastodermSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Fading 3 (This creature comes into play with three fade counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a fade counter from it. If you can't, sacrifice it.) Blastoderm can't be the target of spells or abilities.
(BOOM! This bad boy is out to play)
4:Simian Grunts
Simian Grunts
Simian GruntsSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Apes
Rarity:
C
Number:
113
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Echo (During your next upkeep after this permanent comes under your control, pay its casting cost or sacrifice it.) You may play Simian Grunts any time you could play an instant.
(Falls into weenies' paths)

Gold (4)
4:Horned Kavu
Horned Kavu
Horned KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Horned Kavu comes into play, return a red or green creature you control to its owner's hand.
(Quick weenie-even though I hardly consider a 3/4 a weenie)

Artifacts (4)
4:Serrated Arrows
Serrated Arrows
Serrated ArrowsSet: Homelands
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
David A. Cherry
Text:
When Serrated Arrows comes into play, put three arrowhead counters on it.During your upkeep, bury Serrated Arrows if there are no arrowhead counters on it.T: Remove an arrowhead counter from Serrated Arrows to put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
(Picks off weenies)

Land (20)
10:Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

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


This deck plops big creatures to follow up the small ones. The general idea is to have a great offense as well as defense. This is established with Blastoderm
Blastoderm
BlastodermSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Fading 3 (This creature comes into play with three fade counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a fade counter from it. If you can't, sacrifice it.) Blastoderm can't be the target of spells or abilities.
and Horned Kavu
Horned Kavu
Horned KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Horned Kavu comes into play, return a red or green creature you control to its owner's hand.
, etc. Then holds the defense up with Simian Grunts
Simian Grunts
Simian GruntsSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Apes
Rarity:
C
Number:
113
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Echo (During your next upkeep after this permanent comes under your control, pay its casting cost or sacrifice it.) You may play Simian Grunts any time you could play an instant.
.

Savage Offensive
Savage Offensive
Savage OffensiveSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
162
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Kicker G (You may pay an additional G as you play this spell.)Creatures you control gain first strike until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, they get +1/+1 until end of turn.
can really help for only 2 mana the kicker then paid makes it ridiculously good. A quick effecient boost that can help your Blastos too.

Symbiosis
Symbiosis
SymbiosisSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Two target creatures each get +2/+2 until end of turn.
replaced Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.
because 2 creatures boosted are better than one. Plus it's more versatile when like you got some 1/1 first strikers (Thun Famil) that need a boost for blocking or whatever.

Some cards worth adding could be Tranquility
Tranquility
TranquilitySet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
All enchantments in play must be discarded.
or Keldon Vandals
Keldon Vandals
Keldon VandalsSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Townsfolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
91
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
Echo When Keldon Vandals comes into play, destroy target artifact.
because of their versatility. They could come in handy against certain decks.

Serrated Arrows
Serrated Arrows
Serrated ArrowsSet: Homelands
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
David A. Cherry
Text:
When Serrated Arrows comes into play, put three arrowhead counters on it.During your upkeep, bury Serrated Arrows if there are no arrowhead counters on it.T: Remove an arrowhead counter from Serrated Arrows to put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
is a little slow, but really sweet once in effect.

Maybe more destruction could be added if you want. Raze
Raze
RazeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
207
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
At the time you play Raze, sacrifice a land.Destroy target land.
or Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.
work fine.


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