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CardShark Content - Rob Chesley (1/13/2006)

I had this idea for a while to come up with a deck that used the ´´hunted´´ theme from Ravnica in a, at the very least, fun and playable form. I was looking at the possible choices and I came to the conclusion to use green and red for my colors. The cards in this deck are very easily obtainable and the most expensive cards are the painlands. Well here it is, the decklist for ´´Hunting the Hunted´´.

Green (24)
4 Hunted Troll
Hunted Troll
Hunted TrollSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
170
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
8
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Hunted Troll comes into play, put four 1/1 blue Faerie creature tokens with flying into play under target opponent’s control. G: Regenerate Hunted Troll.

4 Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe ElderSet: Commander
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
169
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Sakura-Tribe Elder: Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

2 Carven Caryatid
Carven Caryatid
Carven CaryatidSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
5
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) When Carven Caryatid comes into play, draw a card.

4 Trophy Hunter
Trophy Hunter
Trophy HunterSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Archer
Rarity:
U
Number:
187
Artist:
rk post
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1G: Trophy Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature with flying. Whenever a creature with flying dealt damage by Trophy Hunter this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on Trophy Hunter.

4 Kodama's Reach
Kodama's Reach
Kodama's ReachSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Search your library for two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one into play tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

2 Needle Storm
Needle Storm
Needle StormSet: Portal
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Charles Gillespie
Text:
Needle Storm deals 4 damage to each creature with flying. (This includes your creatures with flying.)

2 Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine CloakSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)

2 Fists of Ironwood
Fists of Ironwood
Fists of IronwoodSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Enchant creature When Fists of Ironwood comes into play, put two 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens into play. Enchanted creature has trample.


Red (14)
4 Hunted Dragon
Hunted Dragon
Hunted DragonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, haste When Hunted Dragon comes into play, put three 2/2 white Knight creature tokens with first strike into play under target opponent’s control.

2 Wojek Embermage
Wojek Embermage
Wojek EmbermageSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
152
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Radiance — T: Wojek Embermage deals 1 damage to target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it.

3 Rain of Embers
Rain of Embers
Rain of EmbersSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Text:
Rain of Embers deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.

2 Cleansing Beam
Cleansing Beam
Cleansing BeamSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
118
Artist:
Pat Lee
Text:
Radiance — Cleansing Beam deals 2 damage to target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it.

3 Incite Hysteria
Incite Hysteria
Incite HysteriaSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Radiance — Until end of turn, target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it gain This creature can’t block.


Multi (2)
2 Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the GorgonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
(B/G can be paid with either B or G.) Regenerate target creature. At end of combat, destroy all creatures that blocked or were blocked by that creature this turn.


Land (20)
12 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

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

2 Karplusan Forest
Karplusan Forest
Karplusan ForestSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Add R or G to your mana pool. Karplusan Forest deals 1 damage to you.


The main theme in the entire deck is to play a ´´hunted´´ creature and kill the tokens it creates. It also creates way for the hunted creatures to efficiently evade the hunters. I wanted to keep the price of the deck low so I only included two copies of Karplusan Forest
Karplusan Forest
Karplusan ForestSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Add R or G to your mana pool. Karplusan Forest deals 1 damage to you.
. Because of all the basic land search it does with the Tribe Elder and Kodama's Reach
Kodama's Reach
Kodama's ReachSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Search your library for two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one into play tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
, I don't find it particularly necessary for there to be more than two copies. Let’s delve into the specifics:

Mana fixers:

Obviously, use Kodama's Reach
Kodama's Reach
Kodama's ReachSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Search your library for two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one into play tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
and Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Sakura-Tribe ElderSet: Commander
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
169
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Sakura-Tribe Elder: Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
s to fetch out the necessary land. With only Hunted Dragon
Hunted Dragon
Hunted DragonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, haste When Hunted Dragon comes into play, put three 2/2 white Knight creature tokens with first strike into play under target opponent’s control.
being the major issue for red mana, you will probably always want to search out those mountains.

Main Strategy

Getting out a Hunted Troll
Hunted Troll
Hunted TrollSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
170
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
8
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Hunted Troll comes into play, put four 1/1 blue Faerie creature tokens with flying into play under target opponent’s control. G: Regenerate Hunted Troll.
with a Trophy Hunter
Trophy Hunter
Trophy HunterSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Archer
Rarity:
U
Number:
187
Artist:
rk post
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1G: Trophy Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature with flying. Whenever a creature with flying dealt damage by Trophy Hunter this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on Trophy Hunter.
out is the ideal route to go. It puts them on a clock. If they choose to attack you with the tokens, they leave themselves open for a major attack the next turn. With a Trophy Hunter
Trophy Hunter
Trophy HunterSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Archer
Rarity:
U
Number:
187
Artist:
rk post
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1G: Trophy Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature with flying. Whenever a creature with flying dealt damage by Trophy Hunter this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on Trophy Hunter.
down you can turn him into a permanent 4/5 by tapping four mana next turn. This leaves them deciding whether to block or take 8-12 damage while you'll take most likely two or less. Needle Storm
Needle Storm
Needle StormSet: Portal
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Charles Gillespie
Text:
Needle Storm deals 4 damage to each creature with flying. (This includes your creatures with flying.)
also works great, because if they leave the tokens untapped to block your big bad troll, it just takes them out and you're left with a huge creature to sit and pound away at them.

Wojek Embermage
Wojek Embermage
Wojek EmbermageSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
152
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Radiance — T: Wojek Embermage deals 1 damage to target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it.
and Radiance.

Radiance plays a big part of the strategy for this deck. Some may argue that Pyroclasm
Pyroclasm
PyroclasmSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.
would have been a better choice but I disagree. Play Hunted Dragon
Hunted Dragon
Hunted DragonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, haste When Hunted Dragon comes into play, put three 2/2 white Knight creature tokens with first strike into play under target opponent’s control.
, hit for six, then you most likely have the blockers to chump the Knights if they choose to attack. You can also use Cleansing Beam
Cleansing Beam
Cleansing BeamSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
118
Artist:
Pat Lee
Text:
Radiance — Cleansing Beam deals 2 damage to target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it.
to wipe away just the specific tokens, leaving your creatures untouched. Incite Hysteria
Incite Hysteria
Incite HysteriaSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Radiance — Until end of turn, target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it gain This creature can’t block.
is also a great addition if the only creatures they have on the board are the ones you gave them. It’s basically a free attack, like saying pay 2R to hit them for 8 or more damage.

Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine CloakSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
and Fists of the Ironwood.

A late game Hunted Dragon
Hunted Dragon
Hunted DragonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, haste When Hunted Dragon comes into play, put three 2/2 white Knight creature tokens with first strike into play under target opponent’s control.
with Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine CloakSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
can make the game turn heavily in your favor, especially if you are holding the aforementioned Cleansing Beam
Cleansing Beam
Cleansing BeamSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
118
Artist:
Pat Lee
Text:
Radiance — Cleansing Beam deals 2 damage to target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it.
or Incite Hysteria
Incite Hysteria
Incite HysteriaSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Radiance — Until end of turn, target creature and each other creature that shares a color with it gain This creature can’t block.
. The Fists are in the deck just to help make chump blockers and give the Troll some evasion to make sure he always smacks your opponent.

Two cards I haven't really touched upon are Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the GorgonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
(B/G can be paid with either B or G.) Regenerate target creature. At end of combat, destroy all creatures that blocked or were blocked by that creature this turn.
and Rain of Embers
Rain of Embers
Rain of EmbersSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Text:
Rain of Embers deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
. Rain functions quite similarly to the radiance mass destruction spells. It is in the deck specifically to get rid of the 1/1 flyers the Troll makes. Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the GorgonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
(B/G can be paid with either B or G.) Regenerate target creature. At end of combat, destroy all creatures that blocked or were blocked by that creature this turn.
functions in the exact same way. I put it in specifically for anti removal. Use it to save your Hunted Dragon
Hunted Dragon
Hunted DragonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying, haste When Hunted Dragon comes into play, put three 2/2 white Knight creature tokens with first strike into play under target opponent’s control.
from unwanted removal. Or use it offensively to destroy the tokens you've created for them.

I don't think this deck will break any formats, and I really built it for a need to have a fun deck that may throw some opponents off if you were to play this in a tournament. I'm not quite sure how you would go about building a sideboard for this kind of deck. There are some cards I would consider if it turns out some of the ´´radiance´´ removal is a little weak. Pyroclasm
Pyroclasm
PyroclasmSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.
would help. I would see adding some land destruction in the side board to gain a few more turns to get the round going. So if I were to build a tentative sideboard it'd look a little like this.

4 Pillage
Pillage
PillageSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
198
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Destroy target artifact or land. It can't be regenerated.

3 Pyroclasm
Pyroclasm
PyroclasmSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.

2 Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the Gorgon
Gaze of the GorgonSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
246
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
(B/G can be paid with either B or G.) Regenerate target creature. At end of combat, destroy all creatures that blocked or were blocked by that creature this turn.

3 Privileged Position
Privileged Position
Privileged PositionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
17
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
251
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
(G/W can be paid with either G or W.) Other permanents you control can’t be the targets of spells or abilities your opponents control.

3 Stone Rain
Stone Rain
Stone RainSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
Destroy target land.


I also like Priviledged Position to save your creatures from unnecessary removal. I toyed around with cards like Pithing Needle
Pithing Needle
Pithing NeedleSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
Colorless
Rarity:
R
, but I wanted the deck to be affordable. I opted for land removal you could also switch it up and play more control with enchantment and artifact removal. I really don't think I've found the absolute optimum build yet. But I feel I have created something that is at least fun to think about doing.

Feedback
Feedback
FeedbackSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
Feedback does 1 damage to controller of target enchantment during its controller's upkeep.
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