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CardShark Content - Stanley Rutkowski III (7/12/2005)

1 x Tomb of Urami
Tomb of Urami
Tomb of UramiSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Text:
T Add B to your mana pool. Tomb of Urami deals 1 damage to you if you don't control an Ogre. 2BB, T, Sacrifice all lands you control: Put a legendary 5/5 black Demon Spirit creature token with flying named Urami into play.

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

4 x Yukora, the Prisoner
Yukora, the Prisoner
Yukora, the PrisonerSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Demon Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
90
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
When Yukora, the Prisoner leaves play, sacrifice all non-Ogre creatures you control.

4 x O-Naginata
4 x Takenuma Bleeder
Takenuma Bleeder
Takenuma BleederSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
86
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Takenuma Bleeder attacks or blocks, you lose 1 life if you don't control a Demon.

4 x Ogre Marauder
Ogre Marauder
Ogre MarauderSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre Warrior
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Ogre Marauder attacks, it can't be blocked this turn unless defending player sacrifices a creature.

4 x Raving Oni-Slave
2 x Mark of Oni
2 x Distress
Distress
DistressSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

4 x Manriki-Gus
Gus
GusSet: Unglued
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gus
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Gus comes into play with one +1/+1 counter on it for each game you have lost to your opponent since you last won a Magic game against him or her.
ari
1 x Death Denied
Death Denied
Death DeniedSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Text:
Return X target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.

3 x Villainous Ogre
Villainous Ogre
Villainous OgreSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Villainous Ogre can't block. As long as you control a Demon, Villainous Ogre has “B: Regenerate Villainous Ogre.”

4 x Hand of Cruelty
Hand of Cruelty
Hand of CrueltySet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Samurai
Rarity:
U
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from white Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)


Current Sideboard:
2 x Infernal Kirin
Infernal Kirin
Infernal KirinSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Kirin Spirit
Rarity:
R
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, target player reveals his or her hand and discards all cards with that spell's converted mana cost.

3 x Nezumi Graverobber
Nezumi Graverobber
Nezumi GraverobberSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rat Rogue
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
1B: Remove target card in an opponent's graveyard from the game. If no cards are in that graveyard, flip Nezumi Graverobber. ----- Nighteyes the Desecrator Legendary Creature - Rat Wizard 4/2 4B: Put target creature card in a graveyard into play under your control.

4 x Kiku’s Shadow
2 x Hero’s Demise
2 x Befoul
Befoul
BefoulSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
116
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Destroy target land or nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.

2 x Pithing Needle
Pithing Needle
Pithing NeedleSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
Colorless
Rarity:
R



The premise of this deck it to be the aggressive player at all times. With your trampling equipment, you can apply severe pressure right from the get-go. The two most glaring omissions in the deck are Cranial Extraction
Cranial Extraction
Cranial ExtractionSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
R
Number:
105
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Name a nonland card. Search target player's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with that name and remove them from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
, partly because I do not own any, and also because with proxy testing, I found I was taking away from applying pressure whenever I cast it. The second omission is Jitte. Jitte is mana intensive and with the pro-White Hand’s needing other equipment to get the O-Naginata attached and with opposing players starting to use Pithing Needle
Pithing Needle
Pithing NeedleSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
Colorless
Rarity:
R
main to stop beatdown players, I omitted the Jitte. This actually gives you a bit of advantage as you have an answer to all equipment main in the Gus
Gus
GusSet: Unglued
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gus
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Gus comes into play with one +1/+1 counter on it for each game you have lost to your opponent since you last won a Magic game against him or her.
ari and you keep your opponent guessing for when you are going to play your Jitte. This can cause them to hold back their artifact destruction for the threat of your Jitte.

I am running 24 lands for a couple of reasons. #1 With the Tomb, you need to be able to recover, though you should be in a winning position if you pop it. #2 Thoughts of Ruin
Thoughts of Ruin
Thoughts of RuinSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Text:
Each player sacrifices a land for each card in your hand.
decks are starting to pop up, so I did not want to give them an advantage by being land light. #3 I found myself stuck at 3 or 4 lands in play and slowing down too often, so testing showed more consistency with the 24th land.

Your Equipment:
O-Naginata is great for the evasion of trample. Granted you have to base your deck around 3 power creatures, but that is easily accomplished.

Manriki-Gus
Gus
GusSet: Unglued
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gus
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Gus comes into play with one +1/+1 counter on it for each game you have lost to your opponent since you last won a Magic game against him or her.
ari provided you extra toughness for your creatures as most of them are lacking on the toughness side. It also allows you to destroy the investment of equipment by your opponent and it allows you to play the pro white Hand of Cruelty
Hand of Cruelty
Hand of CrueltySet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Samurai
Rarity:
U
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from white Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
and still be able to take advantage of the O-Naginata.

Your Creatures:
Yukora is a great beatdown creature at a 5/5 for four mana. Also with most of the creatures in your deck being of the ogre variety, its drawback is minimized with your deck construction.

Ogre Marauder
Ogre Marauder
Ogre MarauderSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre Warrior
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Ogre Marauder attacks, it can't be blocked this turn unless defending player sacrifices a creature.
is a great aggressive creature as it gives you creature elimination in the attempt of blocking. Add +3/0 and trample and he is a real monster for your opponent.

The Bleeder is a nice 3/3 for 3 mana and with your demons its draw back is minimized. Also with the potential of a 6/3 trampling machine on turn 4, the loss of a life is not too great for your game plan.

Raving Oni-Slave is great for your deck with the ability of a 6/3 trampling machine on turn 3. Three life can be risky, but the risk is well worth the reward.

Villainous Ogre
Villainous Ogre
Villainous OgreSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Villainous Ogre can't block. As long as you control a Demon, Villainous Ogre has “B: Regenerate Villainous Ogre.”
is another 3 power creature for your deck. With your demons, you might get the regeneration, but its power and being an Ogre for Yukora are the reasons for inclusion.

Hand of Cruelty
Hand of Cruelty
Hand of CrueltySet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Samurai
Rarity:
U
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from white Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
is not an ogre or demon, but with all the White creatures in the format, this card really shines and with the Gus
Gus
GusSet: Unglued
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gus
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Gus comes into play with one +1/+1 counter on it for each game you have lost to your opponent since you last won a Magic game against him or her.
ari, you can even make him a trampling creature. Worst case he can become your equipment control if necessary.

Other:
Mark of Oni lets you steal a creature and use it to your advantage. With demons in your deck, it can be more than a one turn trick.

Death Denied
Death Denied
Death DeniedSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Text:
Return X target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.
is for when you need to reuse your creatures.

Distress
Distress
DistressSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.
is to rid your opponent of answers.

Sideboard:
The Graverobber is for Sosuke's Summons
Sosuke's Summons
Sosuke's SummonsSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Put two 1/1 green Snake creature tokens into play. Whenever a nontoken Snake comes into play under your control, you may return Sosuke's Summons from your graveyard to your hand.
in the snake deck.
Shadow and Demise are to clear the path for your beatdown.
Befoul
Befoul
BefoulSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
116
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Destroy target land or nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.
is more creature elimination or land destruction (for the likes of Genju.)
Kirin is in for flying, but the weakest part of the sideboard.
Needle is an answer for other problematic cards.

Thanks for reading.


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