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CardShark Content - Nick Rohr (7/3/2001)

Assault Prevention

How do you disable attacks? The “just walk away” tactic holds no ground whatsoever in Magic. Oh no, you must show to your opponent that fighting is bad. Take for example this instance, Decree and island Sanctuary. These cards were obviously made for each other. This will stop creatures from attacking you, but it won’t teach your opponent his lesson. No sir, we need to leave a lasting impression so he or she doesn’t forget. Well whenever he attacks, blast his creature with cards like Crossbow Infantry
Crossbow Infantry
Crossbow InfantrySet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Crossbow Infantry deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
and Ballista Squad
Ballista Squad
Ballista SquadSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
U
Number:
5
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
XW, T: Ballista Squad deals X damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
. Repercussion
Repercussion
RepercussionSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
95
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Whenever a creature is dealt damage, Repercussion deals that much damage to that creature's controller.
damages players equally if their creatures receive damage. Now to add the Coup De Grace we throw in Maddening Imp
Maddening Imp
Maddening ImpSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Zina Saunders
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: All non-Wall creatures target opponent controls attack this turn if able. At end of turn, destroy each of those creatures that did not attack. Use this ability only during target opponent's turn and only before combat.
. Whether they want to or not, your opponent will learn their lesson.

Halting the Horde

White (18)
4:Ballista Squad
Ballista Squad
Ballista SquadSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rebel
Rarity:
U
Number:
5
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
XW, T: Ballista Squad deals X damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
(Big damage to the attacking creature late in the game)
4:Crossbow Infantry
Crossbow Infantry
Crossbow InfantrySet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Crossbow Infantry deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
(Pinger)
4:Heavy Ballista
Heavy Ballista
Heavy BallistaSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
23
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Heavy Ballista deals 2 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
(Pinger)
2:Elite Archers
Elite Archers
Elite ArchersSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldiers
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Elite Archers deals 3 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.
(Big Pinger)
4:Disenchant
Disenchant
DisenchantSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Target enchantment or artifact is destroyed.
(Enchantments and artifacts that threaten the combo are halted)

Red (10)
4:Lava Storm
Lava Storm
Lava StormSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Text:
Lava Storm deals 2 damage to each attacking creature or 2 damage to each blocking creature.
(Blast their attackers with your repercussion/kill their blockers)
2:Heat Stroke
Heat Stroke
Heat StrokeSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Andrew Robinson
Text:
At the end of each combat, destroy all creatures that blocked or were blocked this turn.
(Not getting any of the combo? Just simply put this into play)
4:Reprecussion (Key Card/damage their creature when they attack so in turn damage them)

Artifacts (4)
4:Caltrops
Caltrops
CaltropsSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Text:
Whenever a creature attacks, Caltrops deals 1 damage to it.
(Extra hurt for their creatures and your opponent)

Black (4)
4:Maddening Imp
Maddening Imp
Maddening ImpSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Zina Saunders
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: All non-Wall creatures target opponent controls attack this turn if able. At end of turn, destroy each of those creatures that did not attack. Use this ability only during target opponent's turn and only before combat.
(key card/makes opponent’s creatures attack)

Land (18)
4:Peat Bog
Peat Bog
Peat BogSet: Mercadian Masques
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
322
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Peat Bog comes into play tapped with two depletion counters on it.tap, Remove a depletion counter from Peat Bog: Add two black mana to your mana pool. If there are no depletion counters on Peat Bog, sacrifice it.

4:Remote Farm
Remote Farm
Remote FarmSet: Mercadian Masques
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
323
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Remote Farm comes into play tapped with two depletion counters on it.tap, Remove a depletion counter from Remote Farm: Add two white mana to your mana pool. If there are no depletion counters on Remote Farm, sacrifice it.

4:Sandstone Needle
Sandstone Needle
Sandstone NeedleSet: Mercadian Masques
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
326
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Sandstone Needle comes into play tapped with two depletion counters on it.tap, Remove a depletion counter from Sandstone Needle: Add two red mana to your mana pool. If there are no depletion counters on Sandstone Needle, sacrifice it.

4:Urborg
Urborg
UrborgSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bryon Wackwitz
Text:
T: Add B to your mana poolT: Remove first strike ability or swampwalk ability from target creature until end of turn.
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2: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.


If they aren’t playing creatures or don’t have any, just attack. Not getting the Imp? Either wait or attack them yourself. Even if you don’t have Repercussion
Repercussion
RepercussionSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
95
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Whenever a creature is dealt damage, Repercussion deals that much damage to that creature's controller.
in play the pingers still work effectively.

The Wretched
The Wretched
The WretchedSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wretched
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
2
Toughness:
5
Text:
At end of combat, gain control of all creatures blocking The Wretched as long as you control The Wretched.
and Entangler
Entangler
EntanglerSet: Prophecy
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
7
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Enchanted creature may block any number of creatures.
might be a cool combo to work into this deck. It could work well with Maddening Imp
Maddening Imp
Maddening ImpSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Zina Saunders
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying T: All non-Wall creatures target opponent controls attack this turn if able. At end of turn, destroy each of those creatures that did not attack. Use this ability only during target opponent's turn and only before combat.
if you see fit.

Blue has a lot of pingers, but really, I didn’t want to splash another color. Go for the gusto and try it if you want. (Rootwater Hunter
Rootwater Hunter
Rootwater HunterSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Brom
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Rootwater Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
and Prodigal Sorcerer
Prodigal Sorcerer
Prodigal SorcererSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Do 1 damage to any target.
to name a few).

That’s it for that deck and keep your eyes peeled for more articles by Nick Rohr. (The only plug that will be posted apparently…) E-mail your thoughts and ideas to evapilot123@hotmail.com. Adios!


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