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CardShark Content - Nick Rohr (6/5/2001)

I see dead people...

Haley Joel Osmont must’ve been onto something with this line. He must’ve played Magic and seen the full potential of the Necro. (Hmm... Necropotence
Necropotence
NecropotenceSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Skip your draw phase.Whenever you discard a card, remove that card from the game.Pay 1 life: Set aside the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand at the beginning of your discard phase.
– ce + ial = Necro potential)

Well it hasn’t been so long since my last article, but in that short time frame I’ve come to a revelation: Graveyard recursion decks rule. I found this out after visiting my local DISCOUNT HOBBY, WHERE I GO FOR ALL MY GAMING NEEDS AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE AND SERVICE WITH A SMILE! (That plug should get me some store credit), and I had been thumbing through the $0.10 box when suddenly I had noticed there were 4 Buried Alive
Buried Alive
Buried AliveSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Horton
Text:
Search your library for up to three creature cards and put them into your graveyard. Shuffle your library afterwards.
s and 4 Hidden Horror
Hidden Horror
Hidden HorrorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
137
Artist:
Clint Langley
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Hidden Horror comes into play, choose and discard a creature card from your hand. If you don't, sacrifice Hidden Horror.
s in the Weatherlight section and 4 Exhume
Exhume
ExhumeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player chooses a creature card in his or her graveyard and puts that creature into play.
s in the 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.
’s Saga section. The words: graveyard deck and Jones Soda constantly passed my mind. I had hit a dilemma…should I purchase some Jones Soda or some cards that would be the glue to what has now become one of my favorite decks? Well I went with the cards, but my thirst was not in vein. This deck was GREAT! Almost every game went like so…

Turn 1) Let’s say you get a Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
, Buried Alive
Buried Alive
Buried AliveSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Horton
Text:
Search your library for up to three creature cards and put them into your graveyard. Shuffle your library afterwards.
, 3 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s, Exhume
Exhume
ExhumeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player chooses a creature card in his or her graveyard and puts that creature into play.
, and Nether Shadow
Nether Shadow
Nether ShadowSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shadow
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
If Shadow is in graveyard with any combination of cards above it that includes at least three creatures, it can be returned to play during your upkeep. Shadow can attack on same turn summoned or returned to play.
. (Which in most cases for me I get at least a Buried Alive
Buried Alive
Buried AliveSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Horton
Text:
Search your library for up to three creature cards and put them into your graveyard. Shuffle your library afterwards.
and Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
turn one) Play Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
, tap it, add 1 black to mana pool. Use 1 black to cast Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
for 3 to cast Buried Alive
Buried Alive
Buried AliveSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Horton
Text:
Search your library for up to three creature cards and put them into your graveyard. Shuffle your library afterwards.
. Plop 3 big creatures into your graveyard.

Turn 2) Exhume
Exhume
ExhumeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player chooses a creature card in his or her graveyard and puts that creature into play.
a big creature. Check and Mate. Most decks aren’t prepared to deal with an 8/8 trampler on turn two. If they are, you can still put a dent into their strategy. Works pretty well since you got 2 other beefy creatures in the graveyard.

You live, you’re buried alive, you’re exhumed…We all know the story

Black (25)
4:Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
(Fast mana)
4:Hidden Horror
Hidden Horror
Hidden HorrorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
137
Artist:
Clint Langley
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Hidden Horror comes into play, choose and discard a creature card from your hand. If you don't, sacrifice Hidden Horror.
(Quick Beef)
4:Exhume
Exhume
ExhumeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player chooses a creature card in his or her graveyard and puts that creature into play.
(Plops beef into play early before a big creature is in their graveyard)
4:Buried Alive
Buried Alive
Buried AliveSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Horton
Text:
Search your library for up to three creature cards and put them into your graveyard. Shuffle your library afterwards.
(3 delayed 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.
s for 2B)
2:Diabolic Intent
Diabolic Intent
Diabolic IntentSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
As an additional cost to play Diabolic Intent, sacrifice a creature. Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
(Even Better than the Tutor)
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.
(Helps put the creatures into the graveyard and weaken theirs)
1:Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel
Fallen AngelSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Sacrifice a creature: +2/+1 until end of turn
(a bit of an old school beating)
2:Living Death
Living Death
Living DeathSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Charles Gillespie
Text:
Set aside all creature cards in all graveyards. Then, put each creature that is in play into its owner's graveyard. Then, put each creature card set aside in this way into play under its owner's control.
(Instant army, just add dead guys)
2:Nether Shadow
Nether Shadow
Nether ShadowSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shadow
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
If Shadow is in graveyard with any combination of cards above it that includes at least three creatures, it can be returned to play during your upkeep. Shadow can attack on same turn summoned or returned to play.
(Great when creatures pile up on top of him
1:Corpse Dance
Corpse Dance
Corpse DanceSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Buyback 2 (You may pay an additional 2 when you play this spell. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Put the top creature card from your graveyard into play. That creature is unaffected by summoning sickness this turn. Remove the creature from the game at end of turn.
(Buyback Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave
Shallow GraveSet: Mirage
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
John Coulthart
Text:
Put the top creature card from your graveyard into play as though it were just played. That creature is unaffected by summoning sickness. Remove the creature from the game at end of any turn.
)

Green (11)
2: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.
(Fast Mana; Easily subbed with Quirion Elves
Quirion Elves
Quirion ElvesSet: Mirage
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elves
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When you play Quirion Elves, choose a color.T: Add one mana of the chosen color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.T: Add G to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.
if you wish)
2:Avatar of Might
Avatar of Might
Avatar of MightSet: Prophecy
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
rk post
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Trample If an opponent controls at least four more creatures than you, Avatar of Might costs 6 less to play.
(8/8 trampler very good)
1:Verdant Force
Verdant Force
Verdant ForceSet: Tempest
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
During each player's upkeep, put a Saproling token into play. Treat this token as a 1/1 green creature.
(Gives you a horde of 1/1s, plus he’s a 7/7)
3:Mulch
Mulch
MulchSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Reveal the top four cards of your library to all players. Put any of those cards that are lands into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
(Helps you ditch cards)
2: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.
(Helps thin deck, sacrifice a creature)

Blue (3)
2:Deep Spawn
Deep Spawn
Deep SpawnSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
8
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Homarid
Rarity:
U
Number:
34
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
TrampleDuring your upkeep, take two cards from the top of your library and put them in your graveyard, or destroy Deep Spawn.U: Deep Spawn may not be the target of spells or effects until end of turn and does not untap as normal during your next untap phase. If DeepSpawn is untapped, tap it.
(Helps you ditch cards and is a 6/6 trampler)
1:Paradigm Shift
Paradigm Shift
Paradigm ShiftSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Cliff Nielsen
Text:
Remove all cards in your library from the game. Shuffle your graveyard into your library.
(Yes, you can run low on cards)

Artifacts (4)
4:Anvil of Bogardan
Anvil of Bogardan
Anvil of BogardanSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
Each player skips his or her discard phase.During each player's draw phase, that player draws an additional card and then chooses and discards a card.
(One of the few decks to fully utilize the Anvil)

Land (18)
10:Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

4:City of Brass
City of Brass
City of BrassSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
Whenever City of Brass becomes tapped, it deals 1 damage to you.T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
(1 damage seems petty after a while)
4:Pine Barrens
Pine Barrens
Pine BarrensSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Pine Barrens comes into play tapped.T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Add B or G to your mana pool. Pine Barrens deals 1 damage to you.
(Hey if you got 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.
put it in, same with Bazaar of Baghdad
Bazaar of Baghdad
Bazaar of BaghdadSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Text:
Tap to take two cards from your library, after which you must immediately discard three from your hand to your graveyard. If you don't have three or more cards in your hand, discard your whole hand. No spells may be cast between drawing and discarding cards.
)

The Anvil may very well be one of the key cards because it works so well. You get an extra draw, and get to ditch a creature. The boom they’ll be seeing it again with Exhume
Exhume
ExhumeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player chooses a creature card in his or her graveyard and puts that creature into play.
, Corpse Dance
Corpse Dance
Corpse DanceSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Buyback 2 (You may pay an additional 2 when you play this spell. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Put the top creature card from your graveyard into play. That creature is unaffected by summoning sickness this turn. Remove the creature from the game at end of turn.
or so.

Remember that resurrection isn’t just Black’s forte. Would you be shocked to know White can really dish it out when it comes to Recursion? Oh yes, they do quite well. Miraculous Recovery
Miraculous Recovery
Miraculous RecoverySet: Visions
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Horton
Text:
Put target creature card from your graveyard into play and put a +1/+1 counter on that creature. Treat the creature as though it were just played.
, Argivian Find
Argivian Find
Argivian FindSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
Return target artifact or enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.
and even Ressurection itself add to White’s arsenal. This White Deck shows that white has a hand in resurrection and restoration.

Golden Retriever

White (21)
4:Argivian Find
Argivian Find
Argivian FindSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
Return target artifact or enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.

4:Miraculous Recovery
Miraculous Recovery
Miraculous RecoverySet: Visions
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Horton
Text:
Put target creature card from your graveyard into play and put a +1/+1 counter on that creature. Treat the creature as though it were just played.

4:Enlightened Tutor
Enlightened Tutor
Enlightened TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
19
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Search your library for an artifact or enchantment card and reveal that card. Shuffle your library, then put the card on top of it.

4:Disencahnt
3:Gerrard
Gerrard
GerrardSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
2
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
-4
Toughness:
+0
Text:
During your draw phase, draw an additional card.
’s Wisdom
2:Hidden Retreat
Hidden Retreat
Hidden RetreatSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Choose a card in your hand and put it on top of your library: Prevent all damage from an instant or sorcery. (Treat further damage from that source normally.)


Blue (8)
4:Reconstruction
Reconstruction
ReconstructionSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Bring one artifact from your graveyard to your hand.

4: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.


Artifacts (13)
3:Colossus of Sardia
Colossus of Sardia
Colossus of SardiaSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
9
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
9
Toughness:
9
Text:
Trample Colossus does not untap during your untap phase.9: Untap Colossus. Use this ability only during your upkeep.

3:Phyrexian Colossus
Phyrexian Colossus
Phyrexian ColossusSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
305
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Phyrexian Colossus does not untap during your untap phase.Pay 8 life: Untap Phyrexian Colossus.Phyrexian Colossus cannot be blocked by fewer than three creatures.

4:Voltaic Key
Voltaic Key
Voltaic KeySet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
314
Artist:
Henry G. Higgenbotham
Text:
1, T: Untap target artifact.

3:Steel Golem
Steel Golem
Steel GolemSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
You cannot play summon or artifact creature spells.


Land (18)
10:Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W 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.


This deck doesn’t necessarily use creatures to attack from the grave, but more or less create a defense too. Hidden Retreat
Hidden Retreat
Hidden RetreatSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Choose a card in your hand and put it on top of your library: Prevent all damage from an instant or sorcery. (Treat further damage from that source normally.)
will pop an artifact back on top of the stack so you draw it again. Cast Gerrard
Gerrard
GerrardSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
2
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
-4
Toughness:
+0
Text:
During your draw phase, draw an additional card.
’s Wisdom right when your hand if full of artifacts brought back from Argivian Find
Argivian Find
Argivian FindSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
Return target artifact or enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.
s and such. Then gain the life and ditch the artifacts. Miraculous Recovery
Miraculous Recovery
Miraculous RecoverySet: Visions
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brian Horton
Text:
Put target creature card from your graveyard into play and put a +1/+1 counter on that creature. Treat the creature as though it were just played.
fetches you that Colossus or Golem. The coolest thing about the Golem is that is says you can’t play CREATURES. You aren’t playing the creatures, your 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.
y is. Plus Voltaic Key
Voltaic Key
Voltaic KeySet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
314
Artist:
Henry G. Higgenbotham
Text:
1, T: Untap target artifact.
untaps your colossuses for the attack and block. Plus untapping them for 1 is better than 9 or 8 life.

Then also take into consideration, recursion also uses Blue for the infamous Browse
Browse
BrowseSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
59
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
2UU: Look at the top five cards of your library and put one of them into your hand. Remove the rest from the game.
Digger deck. Veterans know I’m talking about. What you do is use Browse
Browse
BrowseSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
59
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
2UU: Look at the top five cards of your library and put one of them into your hand. Remove the rest from the game.
to look at the top 5 of your deck, take a key card like Counterspell
Counterspell
CounterspellSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counters target spell as it is being cast.
or Incinerate
Incinerate
IncinerateSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Creatures damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.
, then ditch the useless filler. The Digger is used once the deck is fully browsed and your graveyard is full of essential spells. Then your draws are nothing but clear skies. A good form of control plus a fun theme makes for a fun game.

Browse
Browse
BrowseSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
59
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
2UU: Look at the top five cards of your library and put one of them into your hand. Remove the rest from the game.
Digger (There should’ve been a catchier title, but you can’t mess with history). This deck is a newer version of an older theme.

Blue (20)
4:Counterspell
Counterspell
CounterspellSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counters target spell as it is being cast.

4:Browse
Browse
BrowseSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
59
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
2UU: Look at the top five cards of your library and put one of them into your hand. Remove the rest from the game.

4:Boomerang
Boomerang
BoomerangSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Return target permanent to owner's hand.

4:Impulse
Impulse
ImpulseSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Text:
Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library. Shuffle your library afterwards.

4:Whispers of the Muse
Whispers of the Muse
Whispers of the MuseSet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Buyback 5 (You may pay an additional 5 when you play this spell. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Draw a card.


Red (12)
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.

4:Incenerate
4: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.


Artifacts (8)
4:Soldevi Digger
Soldevi Digger
Soldevi DiggerSet: Alliances
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
2: Put the top card of your graveyard on the bottom of your library.

4:Thran Turbine
Thran Turbine
Thran TurbineSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
311
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
During your upkeep, you may add up to two colorless mana to your mana pool. This mana cannot be spent to play spells.


Land (24)

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

9: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 starts out a little slow and we ALL know what havoc a red Sligh deck can wreak against slow decks. But once the combo has taken its toll, you’ll have a pretty firm grip on the game.

Thran Turbine
Thran Turbine
Thran TurbineSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
311
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
During your upkeep, you may add up to two colorless mana to your mana pool. This mana cannot be spent to play spells.
really speeds up the process by fueling the digger. It also speeds up the Browse
Browse
BrowseSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
59
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
2UU: Look at the top five cards of your library and put one of them into your hand. Remove the rest from the game.
to hurry up to rid your deck of useless cards.

The card drawing in this deck becomes obsolete once the combo is in place, but is effective to put it into play. All the direct damage helps put the burn on your opponent and blue’s countermagic helps control the game too.

Those are the main types of Recursion. I’m sure green has a form of Recursion with cards like Mulch
Mulch
MulchSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Reveal the top four cards of your library to all players. Put any of those cards that are lands into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
, 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.
, Elven Cache
Elven Cache
Elven CacheSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
224
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.
, Reclaim
Reclaim
ReclaimSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
120
Artist:
Andrew Robinson
Text:
Put target card from your graveyard on top of your library.
and Revive
Revive
ReviveSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
262
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Return target green card from your graveyard to your hand.
. The infamous Fruity Pebbles deck is another clever form of recursion. See, when most players think graveyard manipulation, they think black. Well there are these and so many others that say any color has a hand in Recursion. But you gotta love the fatties. Watch out for Planar Void
Planar Void
Planar VoidSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
149
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Text:
Whenever a card is put into a graveyard, remove that card from the game.
, Rapid Decay
Rapid Decay
Rapid DecaySet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
67
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Cycling 2Remove from the game up to three target cards in a single graveyard.
, Carrion Beetles
Carrion Beetles
Carrion BeetlesSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insects
Rarity:
C
Number:
122
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
2B, T: Remove from the game up to three target cards in one graveyard.
, Phyrexian Furnace
Phyrexian Furnace
Phyrexian FurnaceSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
George Pratt
Text:
T: Remove the bottom card of target player's graveyard from the game.1, Sacrifice Phyrexian Furnace: Remove target card in any graveyard from the game and draw a card.
, Tornod’s Crypt, etc. They are built to put a headlock on this type of deck. Those are the kind of cards hosers use and no one likes to play Foil
Foil
FoilSet: Prophecy
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
34
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
You may discard an island and another card from your hand instead of paying Foil's mana cost. Counter target spell.
decks, it takes the fun out of the game.

That’s all for me, this was nickropotence (Nick Rohr), reminding you to put the ones you love into the graveyard and Exhume
Exhume
ExhumeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Each player chooses a creature card in his or her graveyard and puts that creature into play.
them. (Card-Shark.com is not responsible for dead relatives, fiancees or friends that were attempted to be exhumed…Card-Shark.com does not condone this and a disclaimer must be placed here. By saying the ones you love we mean BIG, EXPENSIVE CREATURES that you obviously must love to spend all that money on them.)


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