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

Jackalope herd. Pretty good card. Underrated? Some players may try to utilize its sheer power, but has anyone actually been serious about it? Well maybe players should take this card a little more seriously lest they be trampled by a herd of Jackalope. Now, since one of my favorite things to do in Magic is find use out of pretty much otherwise useless cards, I chose this one. How could I maximize its effectiveness? By replaying it as much as possible, of course! Now, a good idea is to combine it with a card like 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.
or Cataclysm
Cataclysm
CataclysmSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
3
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Each player chooses from the permanents he or she controls an artifact, a creature, an enchantment, and a land and sacrifices the rest.
, but you know what? That's been done. I was thinking....how about we throw in some Urza's Incubator
Urza's Incubator
Urza's IncubatorSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
When Urza's Incubator comes into play, choose a creature type.Creature spells of the chosen type cost 2 less to play.
so it costs less, then have some Pandemonium
Pandemonium
PandemoniumSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
93
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature comes into play, that creature's controller may choose to have it deal damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
s or Furious Assault
Furious Assault
Furious AssaultSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Whenever you play a creature spell, Furious Assault deals 1 damage to target player.
s in play? Perfect...but how to pull it off? Hmmm...its obviously going to need green...we need fast green mana...hmmm...How about some elves?! Perfect, we put as many elves as possible into play and have Urza's Incubator
Urza's Incubator
Urza's IncubatorSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
When Urza's Incubator comes into play, choose a creature type.Creature spells of the chosen type cost 2 less to play.
and Emerald Medallion
Emerald Medallion
Emerald MedallionSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Sue Ellen Brown
Text:
Your green spells cost 1 less to play.
s in play so we can keep recasting it for 4 damage for each Pandemonium
Pandemonium
PandemoniumSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
93
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature comes into play, that creature's controller may choose to have it deal damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
in play and 1 damage for each furious assault.

Green (22)

4:Jackalope Herd
Jackalope Herd
Jackalope HerdSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beasts
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
If you play any spell, return Jackalope Herd to owner's hand.
(Key Card, Multiple Ones return each other to your hand)
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 to start chucking the Rabbits with Antlers)
4:Fyndhorn Elf (Fast Mana to start chucking the Rabbits with Antlers)
4: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.
(Fast Mana to start chucking the Rabbits with Antlers)
4:Heart Warden
Heart Warden
Heart WardenSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add one green mana to your mana pool.2, Sacrifice Heart Warden: Draw a card.
(Fast Mana to start chucking the Rabbits with Antlers)
2:Wordly Tutor (Can't Find the Jackalopes?)

Red (8)

4:Furious Assault
Furious Assault
Furious AssaultSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Whenever you play a creature spell, Furious Assault deals 1 damage to target player.
(Damage triggered by Jackalope or elves)
4:Pandemonium
Pandemonium
PandemoniumSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
93
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature comes into play, that creature's controller may choose to have it deal damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
(Damage Triggered by Jackalope or elves)

Artifacts (8)

4:Urza's Incubator
Urza's Incubator
Urza's IncubatorSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
When Urza's Incubator comes into play, choose a creature type.Creature spells of the chosen type cost 2 less to play.
(Reduces cost of Jackalope)
4:Emerald Medallion
Emerald Medallion
Emerald MedallionSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Sue Ellen Brown
Text:
Your green spells cost 1 less to play.
(Reduces cost of Jackalope or elves)

Land (22)

13:Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G 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.


Okay, first I beleive I have addressed the Jackalope Herd
Jackalope Herd
Jackalope HerdSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beasts
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
If you play any spell, return Jackalope Herd to owner's hand.
's usefulness a bit, so I'll move on to Urza's Incubator
Urza's Incubator
Urza's IncubatorSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
When Urza's Incubator comes into play, choose a creature type.Creature spells of the chosen type cost 2 less to play.
. If you need to, use Helm of Awakening
Helm of Awakening
Helm of AwakeningSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
All spells cost one generic mana less to play.
...otherwise you're better off with the Incubator. Here's an example of the Incubator's potential: You have a Jackalope Herd
Jackalope Herd
Jackalope HerdSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beasts
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
If you play any spell, return Jackalope Herd to owner's hand.
in play and one in your hand. You also have 5 elves and 2 Incubators and a Pandemonium
Pandemonium
PandemoniumSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
93
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature comes into play, that creature's controller may choose to have it deal damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
. Your opponent is at 20 life. You cast a Herd for G by tapping an elf. It deals 4 damage to your opponent then the first Herd goes back to your hand. Cast the original Herd, by tapping another elf, returning the other herd to your hand and dealing 4 damage again. Lather, rinse, repeat... So easy a baby could do it. Don't overlook any cards in here because almost every card is key.

Wordly Tutor helps you that extra inch. Bad shuffle makes it so you can't find your Herds? Use a Tutor! It also helps you fetch your 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.
, for that extra mana. It may set you back a turn drawing wise, but you get a shuffle, so for 1 green you get to choose the top card of your deck AND a free shuffle. Not to mention the card you get is a creature.

Heart Warden
Heart Warden
Heart WardenSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add one green mana to your mana pool.2, Sacrifice Heart Warden: Draw a card.
gives you the draw when you need that Herd and perhaps just fetched it via your Tutor. Or just a draw.

Furious Assault
Furious Assault
Furious AssaultSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Whenever you play a creature spell, Furious Assault deals 1 damage to target player.
is a bit weak, but adds to the damage dealt in the long run.

Pandemonium
Pandemonium
PandemoniumSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
93
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature comes into play, that creature's controller may choose to have it deal damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
is great and even greater in multiple forms. 2 Pandemonium
Pandemonium
PandemoniumSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
93
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature comes into play, that creature's controller may choose to have it deal damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
s = 8 damage for 4 mana (Herd), 3 Pandemonium
Pandemonium
PandemoniumSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
93
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Whenever any creature comes into play, that creature's controller may choose to have it deal damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
s = 12 damage for 4 mana, and so on, plus these prices can be reduced because of your extremely effective Medallions and Incubators.

Basically all the elves serve the same purpose: Mana. So there's not too much I can say about them.

Well that's the deck and remember, you heard it here first.


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