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CardShark Content - Nick Rohr (4/12/2001)

This deck is a R/B deck that revolves around using your opponent's deck against them. Take Delirium
Delirium
DeliriumSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Play only on target opponent's turn.Tap target creature that player controls. That creature deals to the player an amount of damage equal to its power. The creature neither deals nor receives combat damage this turn.
, for example it simultaneously neutalizes their creature, then damages them for owning it. True tactic of the Ninja. Another true tactic of the ninja is Smoke
Smoke
SmokeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Each player can only untap one creature during his or her untap phase.
, kind of a form of evasion. Picture this, their one creature untaps, then you tap it with a Delirium
Delirium
DeliriumSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Play only on target opponent's turn.Tap target creature that player controls. That creature deals to the player an amount of damage equal to its power. The creature neither deals nor receives combat damage this turn.
or Backlash
Backlash
BacklashSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
234
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Tap target untapped creature. That creature deals damage equal to its power to its controller.
damaging them, kind of setting them back a turn, then forcing them to make a descision as to which creature to untap next turn. Don't worry about your creatures untapping or not, seeing as how they're basically weenies with shadow (providing good stealth). Discard, Burn, Creature Control, and Destuction. Good combination. Well, anyway, check out the deck:

Black(16)

4:Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.
(Discard)
4:Dauthi Slayer
Dauthi Slayer
Dauthi SlayerSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dermot Power
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Each turn, Dauthi Slayer attacks if able.
(Shadow)
2:Dauthi Mindripper
Dauthi Mindripper
Dauthi MindripperSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Minion
Rarity:
U
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Sacrifice Dauthi Mindripper: Defending player chooses and discards three cards. Use this ability only if Dauthi Mindripper is attacking and unblocked.
(Shadow\Discard)
2:Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of SorrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
Destroy X target nonblack creatures. Draw X cards.
(Creature Removal\Card Drawing)
4:Agonizing Demise
Agonizing Demise
Agonizing DemiseSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Kicker 1R (You may pay an additional 1R as you play this spell.)Destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated. If you paid the kicker cost, Agonizing Demise deals damage equal to that creature's power to the creature's controller.
(Creature Removal\Direct Damage)

Red (12)

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 Destruction)
2:Shattering Pulse
Shattering Pulse
Shattering PulseSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 when you play this spell. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Destroy target artifact.
(Artifact destruction)
4:Smoke
Smoke
SmokeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Each player can only untap one creature during his or her untap phase.
(Creature control)
2:Shivan Emissary
Shivan Emissary
Shivan EmissarySet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
166
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Kicker 1B (You may pay an additional 1B as you play this spell.)When Shivan Emissary comes into play, if you paid the kicker cost, destroy target nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.
(Weenie\Creature Destruction)

Gold (9)

3:Delirium
Delirium
DeliriumSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Play only on target opponent's turn.Tap target creature that player controls. That creature deals to the player an amount of damage equal to its power. The creature neither deals nor receives combat damage this turn.
(Direct Damage\Creature Control)
3:Backlash
Backlash
BacklashSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
234
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Tap target untapped creature. That creature deals damage equal to its power to its controller.
(Direct Damage\Creature Control)
3:Kaerevek's Purge
Purge
PurgeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
12
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Destroy target artifact creature or black creature. It can't be regenerated.
(Creature Destruction\Direct Damage)

Land (23)

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

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


Sideboard (22)

4:Shivan Zombie
Shivan Zombie
Shivan ZombieSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Barbarian Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
271
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from white
(Weenie\Pro:White)
4:Wildfire Emissary
Wildfire Emissary
Wildfire EmissarySet: Mirage
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Efreet
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Protection from white 1R: +1/+0 until end of turn
(Sweet against white decks)
4:Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic Cloud
Hypnotic CloudSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Kicker 4 (You may pay an additional 4 as you play this spell.)Target player discards a card from his or her hand. If you paid the kicker cost, that player discards three cards from his or her hand instead.
(Discard)
2:Torrent of Lava
Torrent of Lava
Torrent of LavaSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Kathryn Rathke
Text:
Torrent of Lava deals X damage to each creature without flying.Each creature gains T: Prevent 1 damage to this creature from Torrent of Lava.
(Flee goblins, flee!)
4:Ravenous Rats
Ravenous Rats
Ravenous RatsSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rat
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Ravenous Rats comes into play, target opponent chooses and discards a card from his or her hand.
(Weenie\Discard)
4:Detonate
Detonate
DetonateSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Randy Asplund
Text:
Bury target artifact. Detonate deals X damage to the artifact's controller, where X is the casting cost of the artifact.
(Artifact Removal\Direct Damage)

The 9 gold cards are key to this deck. Having less than 2 of any of them for any reason, unless you're facing a creatureless or few creatures deck, is a problem and could slow down the effeciency of the deck.

Another name this deck is known as is multi-tasker. For the mere fact that it does just that. It performs many tasks, but overall, uses Ninja tactics. Acidic Dagger
Acidic Dagger
Acidic DaggerSet: Mirage
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Patrick Beel
Text:
4, T: Destroy any non-Wall creature receiving combat damage from target creature this turn. If targeted creature leaves play, bury Acidic Dagger. Use this ability only before defense is chosen.
is an honorable mention, you can add it if you wish.
The sideboard is a tad weak, so if you wish, tweak it.
Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.
is one of your best friends. Remember that. Enchantments, Artifacts, Soreceries and Instants neutralized before they're cast. Excellent.
Ahh, Smoke
Smoke
SmokeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Each player can only untap one creature during his or her untap phase.
, the second-hand is more lethal, but we know better, don't we? Smoke
Smoke
SmokeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Each player can only untap one creature during his or her untap phase.
kills...not exactly in this case, but it is extremely useful.

And, last but not least, Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of Sorrow
Dregs of SorrowSet: Tempest
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
Destroy X target nonblack creatures. Draw X cards.
, is one of the key cards in this deck. A little expensive, but worth it in the long run.


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