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CardShark Content - Nick Rohr (5/16/2002)

First off I just want to say that is my 20th article! Woo-hoo! If only I had some friends to celebrate this momentous occasion with me

Each color has their hand in mana denial. They are all very potent forms in their own respects. They all have one common goal, however. Make sure your opponent has no lands. Some of these decks will make it so that you have little land as well, but never fear. You'll have them killed soon enough.

The thing about making a land denial deck, you must know when enough is enough. Too much is, yes, very bad. Sitting with Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.
s in your hand while they've already dropped some fatties spells ´´ah itshay (its in Pig Latin for the slow ones)´´ You must have a balanced amount of Denial. Too little leads to your opponent attaining the upper hand and getting a few shots in, and in most cases enough to end your charade of ´´owning´´ the game.

You must also know when to play it. Running land destruction helps you learn these things over time. Decisions like which land should I torch? Should I wait on this? These things all become 2nd nature. (Note: I've found the hard way, if they have a pain land and a basic land in play, one would initially think you should kill the basic so they take damage when they tap. Well, what I found out the hard way is for cost of a little life, anyone will play a Pain land like a dual land without caring.) Cut off all of their available sources of mana by narrowing it down to one type (in most cases). If it's a Mono deck, blast away.

-Red-

Well, you can't talk about land destruction, without talking about Red. So many options… Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.
, Pillage
Pillage
PillageSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
198
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Destroy target artifact or land. It can't be regenerated.
, Earth Rift
Earth Rift
Earth RiftSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Destroy target land. Flashback 5RR (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
, Tremble
Tremble
TrembleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land.
, Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
, and those are just some of the T2 ones! Given the situation of having 4 of each in the deck, you'd have 1/3 of the deck already put together. The thing is that there are still more! Making this Red version of my Kudzu
Kudzu
KudzuSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
When target land becomes tapped, it is destroyed. Unless that was the last land in play, Kudzu is not discarded; instead, the player whose land it just destroyed may place it on any other land in play.
deck (attaining Kudzu
Kudzu
KudzuSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
When target land becomes tapped, it is destroyed. Unless that was the last land in play, Kudzu is not discarded; instead, the player whose land it just destroyed may place it on any other land in play.
's effect via Steam Vines
Steam Vines
Steam VinesSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
223
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
When enchanted land becomes tapped, destroy it and Steam Vines deals 1 damage to that land's controller. That player moves Steam Vines to a land of his or her choice.
) I present the Steaming Ponza!

T2SteamingPonza.dec

Red (38)
4:Pillage
Pillage
PillageSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
198
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Destroy target artifact or land. It can't be regenerated.
(Land/Artifact kill)
4:Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.
(Land Kill)
4:Steam Vines
Steam Vines
Steam VinesSet: Odyssey
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
223
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
When enchanted land becomes tapped, destroy it and Steam Vines deals 1 damage to that land's controller. That player moves Steam Vines to a land of his or her choice.
(Tap your land, I dare you)
4:Tremble
Tremble
TrembleSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land.
(Early Mana kill)
3:Dwarven Driller
Dwarven Driller
Dwarven DrillerSet: Judgment
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dwarf
Rarity:
U
Number:
85
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.

Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Destroy target land unless its controller deals two damage to him or her.
(Capable of killing lands on their turn. Boldly going where no sorcery has gone before)
4:Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
(Quick damage)
4:Grim Lavamancer
Grim Lavamancer
Grim LavamancerSet: Torment
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
100
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R, T, Remove two cards in your graveyard from the game: Grim Lavamancer deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
(Graveyard becomes useless.might as well chuck it at your opponent)
4:Skizzik
Skizzik
SkizzikSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
169
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Kicker R (You may pay an additional R as you play this spell.)Trample; haste (This creature may attack and T the turn it comes under your control.)At end of turn, sacrifice Skizzik unless the kicker cost was paid.
(Nice big killer)
4:Firebolt
Firebolt
FireboltSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Firebolt deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Flashback 4R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
(Same as Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
)
3:Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic HammerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to any one creature or player.
(Same as Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
)

Land (22)
19:Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

3:Barbarian Ring
Barbarian Ring
Barbarian RingSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
313
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Tap: Add R to your mana pool. Barbarian Ring deals 1 damage to you. Threshold - R, Tap, Sacrifice Barbarian Ring: Barbarian Ring deals 2 damage to target creature or player. (Play this ability only if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
(Goes through spells rather quickly)

SB
3:FT Kavu
2:Scorching Lava
Scorching Lava
Scorching LavaSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Kicker R (You may pay an additional R as you play this spell.)Scorching Lava deals 2 damage to target creature or player. If you paid the kicker cost, that creature can't be regenerated this turn and if it would be put into a graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead.

3:Lava Blister
Lava Blister
Lava BlisterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
200
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Destroy target nonbasic land unless its controller has Lava Blister deal 6 damage to him or her.

3:UHJpY2Ugb2YgGlory
Glory
GlorySet: Judgment
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
R
Number:
11
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying 2W: Creatures you control gain protection from the color of your choice until end of turn. Play this ability only if Glory is in your graveyard.

4:Patchwork Gnomes
Patchwork Gnomes
Patchwork GnomesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Choose and discard a card: Regenerate Patchwork Gnomes.


(Zach Karthauser's Ponza deck was used for reference. This build only worked out better for me. Different Ponza for different folks, I suppose.)

Curve
1cc: 12
2cc: 4
3cc: 12
4cc: 7
Xcc: 3



-Green-

This is another one of those main mana-denial deck colors. This deck won't be T2, because Green's landkill greats are mostly old or cycled out. Ice Storm
Ice Storm
Ice StormSet: Alpha
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Destroys any one land.
, Winter's Grasp
Winter's Grasp
Winter's GraspSet: Portal
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Destroy any one land.
, Thermokarst
Thermokarst
ThermokarstSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Text:
Destroy target land. If that land is a snow-covered land, gain 1 life.
, Creeping Mold
Creeping Mold
Creeping MoldSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
David Seeley
Text:
Destroy target artifact, land, or enchantment.
, Kudzu
Kudzu
KudzuSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
When target land becomes tapped, it is destroyed. Unless that was the last land in play, Kudzu is not discarded; instead, the player whose land it just destroyed may place it on any other land in play.
, Desert Twister
Desert Twister
Desert TwisterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Destroy any card in play.
are some of the cards almost all gone from type 2. Well, only a few of these cards will be used, but the extras listed should get the ideas flowing.

So this is one of my favorite decks here.I've played many variations, but it always boils down to the main build. (I'd give props to the originator of Trinity, so if anyone knows e-mail me and I'll put it up in my next article)

Trinity Green

Green (29)
3:Winter's Grasp
Winter's Grasp
Winter's GraspSet: Portal
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Destroy any one land.
(Land kill)
3:Ice Storm
Ice Storm
Ice StormSet: Alpha
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Destroys any one land.
(Land Kill)
3:Creeping Mold
Creeping Mold
Creeping MoldSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
David Seeley
Text:
Destroy target artifact, land, or enchantment.
(Enchantment/Artifact/Land Kill)
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.
(Fast Mana)
4:Natural Affinity
Natural Affinity
Natural AffinitySet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
260
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
All lands become 2/2 creatures until end of turn. They still count as lands.
(Boom! No defense!)
4:Fyndhorn Elves
Fyndhorn Elves
Fyndhorn ElvesSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elves
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Justin Hampton
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool. Play this ability as an interrupt.
(Fast Mana)
2:Fyndhorn Elder
Fyndhorn Elder
Fyndhorn ElderSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add GG to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.
(not-as-fast-but-still-mana)
2:Plow Under
Plow Under
Plow UnderSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Put two target lands on top of their owner's library.
(Ever so annoying for your opponent)
4:Stunted Growth
Stunted Growth
Stunted GrowthSet: Ice Age
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Target player chooses three cards from his or her hand and puts them on top of his or her library in any order. If that player does not have enough cards in hand, his or her entire hand is put on top of his or her library in any order.
(Same as Plow Under
Plow Under
Plow UnderSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Put two target lands on top of their owner's library.
)

Artifacts (8)
4:Black Vise
Black Vise
Black ViseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
If opponent has more than four cards in hand during his or her upkeep, Black Vise does 1 damage to opponent for each card in excess of four.
(Can't cast anything? Take damage for it!)
4:Tangle
Tangle
TangleSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
213
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.Attacking creatures don't untap during their controllers' next untap steps.
IFdpcmU= (Tap some things while you're at it)

Land (23)
4:Strip Mine
Strip Mine
Strip MineSet: Fourth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
T: Add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Sacrifice Strip Mine to destroy target land.
(Can't have enough.also at Instant speed!)
19:Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.


SB
-Not good at making them, just look at my Ponza one-

Mana Curve
1cc: 12
2cc: 0
3cc: 16
4cc: 3
5cc: 6


(Couldn't find a deck for referencing.)


-White/Green-

Well, its not all White, but for the most part is white. This deck, some call it Ernageddon, is geared to remove all lands with Armageddon
Armageddon
ArmageddonSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
All lands in play are destroyed.
, then have the Ernies in play to kill before they have time to save themselves.

This deck was rated 5th best deck in Inquest's April 1998 issue. It doesn't say who made it, but was used in Fall 1995 to Spring 1997. I am not sure if many of these decks are being used now, though.

Ernageddon

Artifacts (4)
1:Feldon's Cane
Feldon's Cane
Feldon's CaneSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
tap, Remove Feldon's Cane from the game: Shuffle your graveyard into your library.
(reshuffles deck and graveyard)
2:Fellwar Stone
Fellwar Stone
Fellwar StoneSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
T: Add one mana to your mana pool. This mana may be of any type that any land opponent controls can produce. Play this ability as an interrupt.
(early mana)
1:Zuran Orb
Zuran Orb
Zuran OrbSet: Ice Age
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
0: Sacrifice a land to gain 2 life.
(nice combo with balance / don't lose lands in vain)

Green (14)
1:Autumn Willow
Autumn Willow
Autumn WillowSet: Homelands
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Legend
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Margaret Organ-Kean
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Cannot be the target of spells or effects.G: Target player may target Autumn Willow with spells or effects until end of turn.
(nice big bad killer)
4:Erhnam Djinn
Erhnam Djinn
Erhnam DjinnSet: Arabian Nights
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
During your upkeep, you must choose one of opponent's non-wall creatures in play. Until your next upkeep, that creature gains the forestwalk ability. If opponent has no creatures, ignore this effect.
(same as Willow)
1:Hurricane
Hurricane
HurricaneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dameon Willich
Text:
All players and flying creatures suffer X damage.
(kills fliers)
4: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.
Elf (Fast mana)
2:Sylvan Library
Sylvan Library
Sylvan LibrarySet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
You may draw two extra cards during your draw phase. If you do so, put two of the cards drawn this turn back on top of your library (in any order) or pay 4 life per card not replaced. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life.
(gets what you need faster)
2:Whirling Dervish
Whirling Dervish
Whirling DervishSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dervish
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from blackPut a +1/+1 counter on Whirling Dervish at the end of each turn in which it damages opponent.
(nice weenie) (if I had a nickel for every time I heard that.)

White (19)
3:Armageddon
Armageddon
ArmageddonSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
All lands in play are destroyed.
(main card of deck \ kills all lands)
1:Balance
Balance
BalanceSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Whichever player has more lands in play must discard enough lands of his or her choice to equalize the number of lands both players have in play. Next, equalize the cards in hand and then creatures in play the same way. Creatures lost in this manner are considered buried.
(Nice, well, balancing effect)
3:Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.
(Quick removal)
2:Land Tax
Land Tax
Land TaxSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
During your upkeep, if an opponent controls more land than you, you may search your library and remove up to three basic land cards and put them into your hand. Reshuffle your library afterwards.
(nets you land faster)
2:Order of Lebitur (nice weenie) (yet another nickel)
2:Serra Angel
Serra Angel
Serra AngelSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Attacking does not cause Serra Angel to tap.
(Always good. Always.)
4:Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to PlowsharesSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
Target creature is removed from game entirely. Creature's controller gains life points equal to creature's power.
(Quick Removal)
2:Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
(Clear
Clear
ClearSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
7
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Destroy target enchantment.Cycling 2 (You may pay 2 and discard this card from your hand to draw a card. Play this ability as an instant.)
s board if necessary)

Land (23)
4:Brushland
Brushland
BrushlandSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Add G or W to your mana pool. Brushland deals 1 damage to you.

8: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:Strip Mine
Strip Mine
Strip MineSet: Fourth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
T: Add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Sacrifice Strip Mine to destroy target land.


Curve
1cc: 11
2cc: 12
3cc: 0
4cc: 9
5cc: 2
6cc: 1
Xcc: 1

SB
-Wasn't supplied-



-Red/Green-

This right here was my own idea. With the reprint of Erhnam Djinn
Erhnam Djinn
Erhnam DjinnSet: Arabian Nights
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
During your upkeep, you must choose one of opponent's non-wall creatures in play. Until your next upkeep, that creature gains the forestwalk ability. If opponent has no creatures, ignore this effect.
, and the lack of Armageddon
Armageddon
ArmageddonSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
All lands in play are destroyed.
, what ever will we do? To obtain threshold, burn some books. Then cast a big Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
and * BOOM * kill some lands. Then you attack with a huge onslaught of beefy creatures. Best part: It works well even if you don't cast a threshold Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
.

Ernacenter

Green (24)
4:Erhnam Djinn
Erhnam Djinn
Erhnam DjinnSet: Arabian Nights
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
During your upkeep, you must choose one of opponent's non-wall creatures in play. Until your next upkeep, that creature gains the forestwalk ability. If opponent has no creatures, ignore this effect.
(Beats)
2:Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the WurmSet: Odyssey
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
266
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Put a 6/6 green Wurm creature token into play. Flashback 3G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
(Nice big killer / best if Flash
Flash
FlashSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
67
Artist:
David Ho
Text:
Put a creature card from your hand into play. You may pay its mana cost reduced by up to 2. If you don't, sacrifice it.
backed, Duh
Duh
DuhSet: Unhinged
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
52
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Destroy target creature with reminder text. (Reminder text is any italicized text in parentheses that explains rules you already know.)
)
4:Nimble Mongoose
Nimble Mongoose
Nimble MongooseSet: Odyssey
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mongoose
Rarity:
U
Number:
258
Artist:
Terese Nielson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Nimble Mongoose can't be the target of spells or abilities. Threshold - Nimble Mongoose gets +2/+2. (You have threshold as long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
(Watch me grow with Threshold)
4:Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Birds of ParadiseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mana Birds
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
(Nice mana, especially after an Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
)
4: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.
Elf (Same as BoP)
2:Gurzigost
Gurzigost
GurzigostSet: Torment
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Power:
6
Toughness:
8
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Gurzigost unless you put two cards from your graveyard on the bottom of your library. GG, Discard a card from your hand: You may have Gurzigost deal its combat damage to defending player this turn as though it weren't blocked.
(Nice bad boy who can help you get Threshold as well as protect yourself from decking)
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.
(Fetches land faster to cast faster fatties and Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
s)

Red (12)
4:Book Burning
Book Burning
Book BurningSet: Judgment
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
80
Artist:
Dave Dorman

Text:
Unless a player has Book Burning deal 6 damage to him or her, put the top 6 cards of target player's library into his or her graveyard.
(threshold or 2 Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.
s, good deal)
4:Epicenter
Epicenter
EpicenterSet: Odyssey
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Target player sacrifices a land. Threshold - All players sacrifice all lands instead. (You have threshold if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.)
(Save til threshold, lest ye look a fool)
4:Browbeat
Browbeat
BrowbeatSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Mark Tedin

Text:
Unless a player has Browbeat deal 5 damage to him or her, target player draws three cards.
(You draw 3 or they take 5)

Land (24)
3:Shivan Oasis
Shivan Oasis
Shivan OasisSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
327
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Shivan Oasis comes into play tapped.T: Add R or G to your mana pool.

3:Karplusan Forest
Karplusan Forest
Karplusan ForestSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Add R or G to your mana pool. Karplusan Forest deals 1 damage to you.

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

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


SB
4:Overabundance
Overabundance
OverabundanceSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
259
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Whenever a player taps a land for mana, that player adds one additional mana to his or her mana pool of the same type, and Overabundance deals 1 damage to him or her.

4:Tranquil Path
Tranquil Path
Tranquil PathSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
89
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Destroy all enchantments. Draw a card.

2:Gurzigost
Gurzigost
GurzigostSet: Torment
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Power:
6
Toughness:
8
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Gurzigost unless you put two cards from your graveyard on the bottom of your library. GG, Discard a card from your hand: You may have Gurzigost deal its combat damage to defending player this turn as though it weren't blocked.

4:Flametounge Kavu
1:Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the Wurm
Roar of the WurmSet: Odyssey
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
266
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Put a 6/6 green Wurm creature token into play. Flashback 3G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)


Curve
1cc: 12
2cc: 4
3cc: 8
4cc: 4
5cc: 6
6cc: 0
7cc: 2

Now, to end the land-denial decks. But who deserves this title? Which do I feel is the best land denial deck of them all? Well, to be quite frank I have two words for you:

Nether Void
Nether Void
Nether VoidSet: Legends
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant World
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
All spells cast are countered unless their casters pay an additional 3.
.

Any player who has played against this deck, is safe to assume, just shuddered in fear. Nether Void
Nether Void
Nether VoidSet: Legends
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant World
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
All spells cast are countered unless their casters pay an additional 3.
, for you new players simply is this:

Nether Void
Nether Void
Nether VoidSet: Legends
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant World
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
All spells cast are countered unless their casters pay an additional 3.

Legend - Rare
3B
Enchant World
Spells cost 3 more to cast or are countered.

They might as well have added for flavor text:

´´Then Yawgmoth looked to Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
, freezing the Planeswalker in fear. Yawgmoth opened his mouth only to say… Boo-yah´´

Or maybe even better.

´´Who needs to prepare their deck for Nether Void
Nether Void
Nether VoidSet: Legends
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant World
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
All spells cast are countered unless their casters pay an additional 3.
?´´ (Famous last words)

Yes, it is that good. (Well it is to me, anyway)

Most plays in a game with a deck like this are once they have no more land, you drop the void. Oh yeah, then laugh.

Nether Here, Nor There

Black (13)
4:Juzam Djinn (Do I have to explain why he's here?)
3:Nether Void
Nether Void
Nether VoidSet: Legends
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant World
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
All spells cast are countered unless their casters pay an additional 3.
(Makes spells hard to cast and makes it really hard for them
to recover)
4:Sinkhole
Sinkhole
SinkholeSet: Alpha
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Destroys any one land.
(Torches land for 2 mana)
2: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.
(Gets you whatever you need)

Red (8)
4:Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.
(Same as Juzam)
4:Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.
(Land kill)

Green (6)
4:Ice Storm
Ice Storm
Ice StormSet: Alpha
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Destroys any one land.
(Land Kill)
2:Regrowth
Regrowth
RegrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dameon Willich
Text:
Bring any card from your graveyard to your hand.
(Recover
Recover
RecoverSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
122
Artist:
Nelson DeCastro
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.Draw a card.
s lost key cards, or just more Land kill)

Artifacts (9)
1:Black Lotus
Black Lotus
Black LotusSet: Oversize Cards
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Mono Artifact
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Adds 3 mana of any single color of your choice to your mana pool, then is discarded. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.
(Same as Juzam)
1:Mox Ruby
Mox Ruby
Mox RubySet: Alpha
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Mono Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Add 1 red mana to your mana pool. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.
(same as Juzam)
1:Mox Emerald
Mox Emerald
Mox EmeraldSet: Alpha
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Mono Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Add 1 green mana to your mana pool. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.
(Same as Juzam)
1:Mox Jet
Mox Jet
Mox JetSet: Alpha
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Mono Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Add 1 black mana to your mana pool. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.
(Same as Juzam)
1:Sol Ring
Sol Ring
Sol RingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
T: Add 2 colorless mana to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.
(Same as Juzam)
4:Black Vise
Black Vise
Black ViseSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
If opponent has more than four cards in hand during his or her upkeep, Black Vise does 1 damage to opponent for each card in excess of four.
(This really helps deliver the smack down)

Land (24)
1:Library of Alexandria
Library of Alexandria
Library of AlexandriaSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Tap to add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool or draw a card from your library; you may use the card-drawing ability only if you have exactly seven cards in your hand.

4:Badlands
Badlands
BadlandsSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either R or B to your mana pool.Counts as both mountains and swamp and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

4:Bayou
Bayou
BayouSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
T: Add either B or G to your mana pool.Counts as both swamp and forest and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

4:Taiga
Taiga
TaigaSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either G or R to your mana pool.Counts as both forest and mountains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.

4:Strip Mine
Strip Mine
Strip MineSet: Fourth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
T: Add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Sacrifice Strip Mine to destroy target land.

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

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

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


SB
-Again, nothing here-

Curve
1cc: 9
2cc: 8
3cc: 8
4cc: 7

(Again, no creator listed. As stated before, if you know who made these decks that I don't have the creators for, e-mail me and I'll put them up in my next article.)

Ahhh. Nothing is greater… Sling Bolts at them, let Juzam tear them apart, torch their land then drop a Nether Void
Nether Void
Nether VoidSet: Legends
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant World
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Harold McNeill
Text:
All spells cast are countered unless their casters pay an additional 3.
. How could anyone recover from that?

Well, now you know the many different land destruction deck types and colors (sorry Blue). Hey, you could do a Blue land denial with Parallax Tide
Parallax Tide
Parallax TideSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Fading 5 Remove a fade counter from Parallax Tide: Remove target land from the game. When Parallax Tide leaves play, each player returns to play all cards he or she owns removed from the game with Parallax Tide.
. Hmmmm. Maybe I could think of a deck, but that's it for me, Nickropotence! Class dismissed!


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