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CardShark Content - Nick Rohr (9/3/2001)

Ever wanted to use Death Pit Offering
Death Pit Offering
Death Pit OfferingSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
56
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
When Death Pit Offering comes into play, sacrifice all creatures you control. Creatures you control get +2/+2.
for more than a drink coaster?

I sure did. I saw it and instantly noticed the +2/+2 to all of your creatures, then noticed the drawback. But I knew that you could SOMEHOW make a deck around it (be it combo, or whatever). Well combo was the only thing that struck me, but boy did it hit me. It hit me like Jump
Jump
JumpSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Target creature is a flying creature until end of turn.
cast on a Floodgate
Floodgate
FloodgateSet: Mirage
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
0
Toughness:
5
Text:
If Floodgate gains flying, bury it.If Floodgate leaves play, it deals to each nonblue creature without flying 1 damage for each two islands you control.
. It hit me like Rupture
Rupture
RuptureSet: Nemesis
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Gao Yan
Text:
Sacrifice a creature. Rupture deals damage equal to that creature's power to each creature without flying and each player.
cast on an Ouphe. It hit me like a Rabid Wombat
Rabid Wombat
Rabid WombatSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wombat
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Attacking does not cause Rabid Wombat to tap.Rabid Wombat gets +2/+2 for each creature enchantment on it.
enchanted with 4 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.
s and 4 Armadillo Cloak
Armadillo Cloak
Armadillo CloakSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
229
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has trample.Whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life.
s. It hit me like a series of bad analogies that had relevance to other Magic cards.

´´EUREKA!´´ I shouted. ´´This is the best thing to happen to Magic since…Great Wall
Great Wall
Great WallSet: Legends
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Creatures with plainswalk may be blocked as if they did not have this ability.
or…or…Helm of Chatzuk
Helm of Chatzuk
Helm of ChatzukSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
1, T: You may give one creature banding ability until end of turn.
…or even…Sorrow’s Path!´´ I immediately rushed to my chair and pondered the other cards in the deck. It was perfect…Play Death Pit Offering
Death Pit Offering
Death Pit OfferingSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
56
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
When Death Pit Offering comes into play, sacrifice all creatures you control. Creatures you control get +2/+2.
, then afterwards, play 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.
! And to ensure a clear path, Urborg Justice
Urborg Justice
Urborg JusticeSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Target opponent chooses and buries a number of creatures he or she controls equal to the number of creatures put into your graveyard from play so far this turn.
! A simple 2 card combo with a back-up plan…how sweet…

The Living Death Pit Offering
Death Pit Offering
Death Pit OfferingSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
56
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
When Death Pit Offering comes into play, sacrifice all creatures you control. Creatures you control get +2/+2.


Black (41)
4: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.

3:Urborg Justice
Urborg Justice
Urborg JusticeSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Target opponent chooses and buries a number of creatures he or she controls equal to the number of creatures put into your graveyard from play so far this turn.

4:Death Pit Offering
Death Pit Offering
Death Pit OfferingSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
56
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
When Death Pit Offering comes into play, sacrifice all creatures you control. Creatures you control get +2/+2.

4:Order of Yawgmoth
Order of Yawgmoth
Order of YawgmothSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Knight
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Order of Yawgmoth cannot be blocked except by artifact creatures and black creatures.Whenever Order of Yawgmoth successfully deals damage to a player, that player chooses and discards a card.

4:Skittering Horror
Skittering Horror
Skittering HorrorSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
When you play a creature spell, sacrifice Skittering Horror.

4:Skittering Skirge
Skittering Skirge
Skittering SkirgeSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
158
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When you successfully cast a creature spell, sacrifice Skittering Skirge.

4:Skulking Fugitive
Skulking Fugitive
Skulking FugitiveSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mercenary
Rarity:
C
Number:
161
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Skulking Fugitive becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice Skulking Fugitive.

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.

4:Bubbling Muck
Bubbling Muck
Bubbling MuckSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Until end of turn, whenever a player taps a swamp for mana, it produces an additional B.

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.

2:Phyrexian Negator
Phyrexian Negator
Phyrexian NegatorSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
65
Artist:
John Zeleznik
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
TrampleWhenever Phyrexian Negator is dealt damage, sacrifice a permanent for each 1 damage dealt to it.


Land (19)
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.

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


This deck has a bunch of speed to cram in damage before you sac them all. But the even bigger advantage is that most of them are self-destructive! The skitterers (is that a word?) kill themselves when another creature enters play. Fortunately, they enter simultaneously so they don’t kill each other.

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.
proves another potent weapon (Duh
Duh
DuhSet: Unhinged
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
52
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Destroy target creature with reminder text. (Reminder text is any italicized text in parentheses that explains rules you already know.)
). It can strip away effective threats early (Duh
Duh
DuhSet: Unhinged
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
52
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Destroy target creature with reminder text. (Reminder text is any italicized text in parentheses that explains rules you already know.)
).

If your opponent has creatures in the graveyard, cast Urborg Justice
Urborg Justice
Urborg JusticeSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Target opponent chooses and buries a number of creatures he or she controls equal to the number of creatures put into your graveyard from play so far this turn.
. It should take care of all of them. If it doesn’t, just attack right through them.

Bubbling Muck
Bubbling Muck
Bubbling MuckSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Until end of turn, whenever a player taps a swamp for mana, it produces an additional B.
is extra mana and is Black’s High Tide
High Tide
High TideSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Drew Tucker
Text:
Until end of turn, all islands produce an additional U when tapped for mana.
. I use it in any black deck that needs a lot of mana. That’s also why there are 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.
s and 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.
s.

Order of Yawgmoth
Order of Yawgmoth
Order of YawgmothSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Knight
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Order of Yawgmoth cannot be blocked except by artifact creatures and black creatures.Whenever Order of Yawgmoth successfully deals damage to a player, that player chooses and discards a card.
makes them discard and it has evasion. Multiple Death Pit Offering
Death Pit Offering
Death Pit OfferingSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
56
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
When Death Pit Offering comes into play, sacrifice all creatures you control. Creatures you control get +2/+2.
s could make this guy really deadly.

This has been another article by Nick Rohr reminding you that original decks are a lot more to. E-mail me at evapilot123@hotmail.com


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