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CardShark Content - Nick Rohr (6/22/2001)

´´DAD! You just killed Zombie Flanders!´´
´´Flanders was a Zombie?´´
-Homer Simpson


I bought my Apocalypse
Apocalypse
ApocalypseSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Text:
Remove all permanents from the game. Discard your hand.
cards and I was a little disappointed. But, to be fair, I bought the Burial deck thinking it would give me more fodder for my Graveyard deck(s). But, to no avail, it had almost nothing to do with the graveyard. HOWEVER! It had Strength of Night
Strength of Night
Strength of NightSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
86
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Kicker B (You may pay an additional B as you play this spell.) Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, Zombies you control get an additional +2/+2 until end of turn.
, which is the key card. The only creatures are Zombies, but they all have potent abilities, so they do well on their own. Cards like Terminate
Terminate
TerminateSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.
, Diabolic Edict
Diabolic Edict
Diabolic EdictSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target player sacrifices a creature.
, 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.
and Expunge
Expunge
ExpungeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
135
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature. That creature cannot be regenerated this turn.Cycling 2 (You may pay 2 and discard this card from your hand to draw a card. Play this ability as an instant.)
help control the game. The first creature we’ll take a lot at is Putrid Warrior
Putrid Warrior
Putrid WarriorSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
117
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Putrid Warrior deals damage, choose one - each player loses 1 life; or each player gains 1 life.
then go through the rest of the creatures in the deck.

Putrid Warrior
Putrid Warrior
Putrid WarriorSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
117
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Putrid Warrior deals damage, choose one - each player loses 1 life; or each player gains 1 life.
, WB, Summon Soldier Zombie
Whenever PW deals damage, choose- each player gains 1 life or loses 1 life. 2/2
Very potent card. It has “use me” written all over it. Putrid Warrior
Putrid Warrior
Putrid WarriorSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
117
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Putrid Warrior deals damage, choose one - each player loses 1 life; or each player gains 1 life.
can kind of deal an extra damage, but you lose a life, which is a small price to pay.

Maggot Corpse, B, Summon Zombie
When MC comes into play each player loses 1 life. 1/1
Quick creature that actually performs really well in almost any deck. Call me crazy, but this may be one of Black’s new staples. It lowers both totals, but gives you a creature, so the loss is easy to ignore. Maybe not powerful enough to be a staple to some players, but when I look at it, I see potential.

Lim-Dul’s Cohort, 1BB, Summon Zombies
Creatures blocking or blocked by Lim-Dul’s Cohort cannot regenerate this turn. 2/3
Making sure a Horned Troll
Horned Troll
Horned TrollSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll
Rarity:
C
Number:
251
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
G: Regenerate Horned Troll.
or River Boa
River Boa
River BoaSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
U
Number:
249
Artist:
Steve White
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Islandwalk (This creature is unblockable if defending player controls an island.) G: Regenerate River Boa.
won’t regenerate is a good thing.

Carnophage
Carnophage
CarnophageSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
During your upkeep, pay 1 life or tap Carnophage.
, B, Summon Zombie
During your upkeep pay 1 life or tap Carnophage
Carnophage
CarnophageSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
During your upkeep, pay 1 life or tap Carnophage.
. 2/2
Another staple card for me. A 2/2 for B that drawback is like lose 1 life then your opponent loses 2 life. Tap it when you don’t feel like paying its upkeep cost.

Mournful Zombie
Mournful Zombie
Mournful ZombieSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, TAP: Target player gains 1 life.
, 2B, Summon Zombie
W,T: Target player gains 1 life. 2/1
Are you falling behind when it comes to life? The Ol’ Mournful Zombie
Mournful Zombie
Mournful ZombieSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, TAP: Target player gains 1 life.
will feel sympathy for you and heal you. Thankfully counteracts the Maggot Corpse payment or life lost to that Putrid Warrior
Putrid Warrior
Putrid WarriorSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
117
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Putrid Warrior deals damage, choose one - each player loses 1 life; or each player gains 1 life.
.

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
, RB, Summon Barbarian Zombie
Protection from White. 2/2
This is a Grizzly Bear 2-mana quick weenie with an ability. It was placed here for that sole reason. It doesn’t serve too much of a purpose other than being a fast Zombie though.

Barrow Ghoul
Barrow Ghoul
Barrow GhoulSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
During your upkeep, remove the top creature card in your graveyard from the game or bury Barrow Ghoul.
, 1B, Summon Zombie
At the beginning of your upkeep remove the top creature card in your graveyard from the game, or bury Barrow Ghoul
Barrow Ghoul
Barrow GhoulSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
During your upkeep, remove the top creature card in your graveyard from the game or bury Barrow Ghoul.
. 4/4
A two-mana 4/4 is hard to beat, but its only drawback is you have to lose a creature. Maybe if you combine this with Quagmire
Quagmire
QuagmireSet: Legends
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Creatures with swampwalk may be blocked as if they did not have this ability.
, you could do some damage.

Quagmire
Quagmire
QuagmireSet: Legends
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Creatures with swampwalk may be blocked as if they did not have this ability.
, 2B, Summon Zombie
G, T: Sacrifice
Sacrifice
SacrificeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Sacrifice one of your creatures to add to your mana pool a number of black mana equal to that creature's casting cost.
a creature: Destroy target enchantment. 2/2
Helps get rid of those annoying creature enhancers like Armor of Thorns
Armor of Thorns
Armor of ThornsSet: Mirage
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
You may choose to play Armor of Thorns as an instant; if you do, bury it at end of turn.Play only on a nonblack creature.Enchanted creature gets +2/+2.
, Briar Shield
Briar Shield
Briar ShieldSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1.Sacrifice Briar Shield: Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
, etc. Can’t really help with Rancor
Rancor
RancorSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Enchanted creature gains +2/+0 and trample.When Rancor is put into a graveyard from play, return Rancor to owner's hand.
, though. But can handle many other enchantments as well.

Llanowar Dead
Llanowar Dead
Llanowar DeadSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
TAP: Add B to your mana pool.
, BG, Summon Zombie Elf,
T: Add B to your mana pool. 2/2
Perhaps one of the MOST key cards in the deck. A two mana 2/2 that gives Black mana, which is what is needed the most in the deck.

Zombie Boa
Zombie Boa
Zombie BoaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
1B: Choose a color. Whenever Zombie Boa becomes blocked by a creature of that color this turn, destroy that creature. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.
, 4B, Summon Zombie Snake, 1B
Choose a color. Whenever Zombie Boa
Zombie Boa
Zombie BoaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
1B: Choose a color. Whenever Zombie Boa becomes blocked by a creature of that color this turn, destroy that creature. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.
becomes blocked by a creature of that color this turn, destroy that creature. Play this ability as a sorcery. 3/3

This helps make your opponent think twice about blocking with creatures of the chosen color and maybe should just let the Boa slide. Good card late in the game.

Anyway, on with the deck…
The Resident deck

Black (20)
2:Expunge
Expunge
ExpungeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
135
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature. That creature cannot be regenerated this turn.Cycling 2 (You may pay 2 and discard this card from your hand to draw a card. Play this ability as an instant.)

2:Barrow Ghoul
Barrow Ghoul
Barrow GhoulSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
During your upkeep, remove the top creature card in your graveyard from the game or bury Barrow Ghoul.

1:Zombie Boa
Zombie Boa
Zombie BoaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
1B: Choose a color. Whenever Zombie Boa becomes blocked by a creature of that color this turn, destroy that creature. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

3:Maggot Carrier
Maggot Carrier
Maggot CarrierSet: Planeshift
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Maggot Carrier comes into play, each player loses 1 life.

1:Quagmire
Quagmire
QuagmireSet: Legends
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Creatures with swampwalk may be blocked as if they did not have this ability.

1:Mournful Zombie
Mournful Zombie
Mournful ZombieSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, TAP: Target player gains 1 life.

2:Diabolic Edict
Diabolic Edict
Diabolic EdictSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target player sacrifices a creature.

2:Lim-Dul’s Cohort
2: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.

4:Carnophage
Carnophage
CarnophageSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
During your upkeep, pay 1 life or tap Carnophage.


Green (3)
3:Strength of Night
Strength of Night
Strength of NightSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
86
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Kicker B (You may pay an additional B as you play this spell.) Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn. If you paid the kicker cost, Zombies you control get an additional +2/+2 until end of turn.


Gold (13)
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.

4:Terminate
Terminate
TerminateSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

4:Putrid Warrior
Putrid Warrior
Putrid WarriorSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
117
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever Putrid Warrior deals damage, choose one - each player loses 1 life; or each player gains 1 life.

1: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


Land (24)
10:Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

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

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

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


The deck works rather well against really any weenie deck. Off-hand, I can’t really think of any deck that could shut this one down indefinitely. It can handle many other deck types well seeing as how its got Terminate
Terminate
TerminateSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.
s and if your opponent is packing Pro Black or Red, then Diabolic Edict
Diabolic Edict
Diabolic EdictSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target player sacrifices a creature.
will help.

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 definitely a staple. It goes well in any Black deck I can think of. Kind of like 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.
, which I thought about putting in here, but decided to replace it with zombies.

Some other Zombies considered were Gravedigger
Gravedigger
GravediggerSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
134
Artist:
Dermot Power
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Gravedigger comes into play, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
or Scathe Zombies
Scathe Zombies
Scathe ZombiesSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombies
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
, but I was aiming for more speed than that and decided that Zombie Boa
Zombie Boa
Zombie BoaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
1B: Choose a color. Whenever Zombie Boa becomes blocked by a creature of that color this turn, destroy that creature. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.
, Mournful Zombie
Mournful Zombie
Mournful ZombieSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, TAP: Target player gains 1 life.
, Lim-Dul’s Cohort and Quagmire
Quagmire
QuagmireSet: Legends
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Creatures with swampwalk may be blocked as if they did not have this ability.
were enough.

Well if you have any ideas e-mail me at evapilot123@hotmail.com.


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