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CardShark Content - Sam Fox (6/23/2004)

There are many choices for decks in Type 2 (Ravager Affinity, U/W control, etc.), but I enjoy building the unusual, fun decks. Most decks run in any format aren’t fun, they just win. If you build those decks, then I can’t help you. One of the many fun and unique decks I have built is Beast
Beast
BeastSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Donahue
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
s. They’re just massive … beasts! How can it not be fun controlling an army of massive creatures that trample through the forest and, most of the time, take on anything that comes upon them? Most people think this deck would be too slow for any format, but with a little land acceleration and mana fixes, it’s fine.

Here’s the deck:

Creatures (28):
4 Feral Throwback
Feral Throwback
Feral ThrowbackSet: Legions
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Amplify 2 (As this card comes into play, put two +1/+1 counters on it for each Beast card you reveal in your hand.) Provoke When this attacks, you may have target creature defending player controls untap and block it if able.)

4 Krosan Warchief
Krosan Warchief
Krosan WarchiefSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
123
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Beast spells you play cost 1 less.
1G : Regenerate target Beast.

4 Canopy Crawler
Canopy Crawler
Canopy CrawlerSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Amplify 1 (As this card comes into play, put a +1/+1 counter on it for each Beast card you reveal in your hand.) T: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each +1/+1 counter on Canopy Crawler.

4 Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.

2 Hystrodon
Hystrodon
HystrodonSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
266
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample. Whenever Hystrodon deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card. Whenever Hystrodon deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card. Morph 1GG (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

4 Avarax
Avarax
AvaraxSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
187
Artist:
Beast
Power:
Beast
Text:
Haste. When Avarax comes into play, you may search your library for a card named. Avarax, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your. library.

2 Molder Slug
Molder Slug
Molder SlugSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
125
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
4
Toughness:
6
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices an artifact.

4 Tephraderm
Tephraderm
TephradermSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
239
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Whenever a creature deals damage to Tephraderm, Tephraderm deals that much. damage to that creature.Whenever a spell deals damage to Tephraderm,. Tephraderm deals that much damage to that spell's controller.


Utility (12):
4 VGFsaXNtYW4gb2YgImpulse
Impulse
ImpulseSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Text:
Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library. Shuffle your library afterwards.

4 Vernal Bloom
Vernal Bloom
Vernal BloomSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Whenever a forest is tapped for mana, it produces an additional G.

4 Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.


Land (23):
8 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

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

4 Contested Cliffs
Contested Cliffs
Contested CliffsSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
314
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. RG, T: Choose target Beast you control and target creature an opponent controls. Each creature deals damage equal to its power to the other.

4 Wooded Foothills
Wooded Foothills
Wooded FoothillsSet: Onslaught
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
330
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a mountain or forest card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.


Now, this deck has some pretty big creatures as you can see. Let’s discuss some of the cards used in the deck.

Green:

Feral Throwback
Feral Throwback
Feral ThrowbackSet: Legions
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Amplify 2 (As this card comes into play, put two +1/+1 counters on it for each Beast card you reveal in your hand.) Provoke When this attacks, you may have target creature defending player controls untap and block it if able.)
: Man, this thing is awesome. He comes into play, I reveal my hand of four as beasts, and he’s an 11/11 provoker. Playing against Tooth and Nail
Tooth and Nail
Tooth and NailSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
134
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Choose one - Search your library for up to two creature cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library; or put up to two creature cards from your hand into play. Entwine 2 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
? Provoke
Provoke
ProvokeSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
63
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Untap target creature you do not control. That creature blocks this turn if able.Draw a card.
the Akroma. Playing against Ravager Affinity? Provoke
Provoke
ProvokeSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
63
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Untap target creature you do not control. That creature blocks this turn if able.Draw a card.
the Ravager. Although it does cost six mana to get out, The Warchief and Vernal Bloom
Vernal Bloom
Vernal BloomSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Whenever a forest is tapped for mana, it produces an additional G.
s make that no problem.

Krosan Warchief
Krosan Warchief
Krosan WarchiefSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
123
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Beast spells you play cost 1 less.
1G : Regenerate target Beast.
: I think you know the use for this. If Tooth and Nail
Tooth and Nail
Tooth and NailSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
134
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Choose one - Search your library for up to two creature cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library; or put up to two creature cards from your hand into play. Entwine 2 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
has Colossus out, and you’re 11/11 is in trouble, regenerate it. Plus, it makes everything cost 1 less (well, except for the utility… but that’s not the point.).

Canopy Crawler
Canopy Crawler
Canopy CrawlerSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Amplify 1 (As this card comes into play, put a +1/+1 counter on it for each Beast card you reveal in your hand.) T: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each +1/+1 counter on Canopy Crawler.
: It protects itself and any other creatures you have that are delicate, like the Warchief. Plus, it’s a pretty big monster itself.

Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous Baloth
Ravenous BalothSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
278
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Sacrifice a Beast: You gain 4 life.
: If this thing is about to die, and you don’t have enough mana to regenerate it, this gives you four life! FOUR life! Just for four mana, you have a 4/4 that when it dies u gain 4 life! I think that’s pretty good, no?

Hystrodon
Hystrodon
HystrodonSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
266
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample. Whenever Hystrodon deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card. Whenever Hystrodon deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card. Morph 1GG (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
: Attack for 2. Morph, you take three, I draw. End of story. Oh yeah, it has trample.

Molder Slug
Molder Slug
Molder SlugSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
125
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
4
Toughness:
6
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices an artifact.
: Ok, maybe you have to sacrifice a Talisman, but by now you should have a decent amount of mana. I mean, this thing is a MONSTER against any heavy artifact deck, especially Tooth and Nail
Tooth and Nail
Tooth and NailSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
134
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Choose one - Search your library for up to two creature cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library; or put up to two creature cards from your hand into play. Entwine 2 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
. Example: Opponent: “Tooth and Nail
Tooth and Nail
Tooth and NailSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
134
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Choose one - Search your library for up to two creature cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library; or put up to two creature cards from your hand into play. Entwine 2 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
entwine, I’ll get two colossus’. Go.” You: “Sucker. I’ll play a Molder Slug
Molder Slug
Molder SlugSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
125
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
4
Toughness:
6
Text:
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices an artifact.
. Go” Opponent: “… I have to sac a Colossus, don’t I?” You: “Yep”

Red:

Avarax
Avarax
AvaraxSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
187
Artist:
Beast
Power:
Beast
Text:
Haste. When Avarax comes into play, you may search your library for a card named. Avarax, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your. library.
: Attack for 3. Next turn: Attack for 6. Next turn: Attack for 9, Oh wait, I’m gonna pump them up so now you take 11. You get the point.

Tephraderm
Tephraderm
TephradermSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
239
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
5
Text:
Whenever a creature deals damage to Tephraderm, Tephraderm deals that much. damage to that creature.Whenever a spell deals damage to Tephraderm,. Tephraderm deals that much damage to that spell's controller.
: C’mon. Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
me. You’ll get rid of me, but I’ll fork it back at ya.

This deck is pretty fun. I hope you think that too. It does do some pretty offensive and defensive stuff, too.


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