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CardShark Content - Vincent Lovaglio (12/22/2003)

After writing several articles for this site, I have had quite a ´´writer's block´´ as to what my next article should be about. Then I thought, ´´Why not make an interactive article? People should enjoy something like that.´´

So, after winning a Friday Night Magic tournament, I bought five packs of Mirrodin with my prize money and decided that I will write an article about building a sealed deck.

First, I will give you a list of the cards. You should try to make a build by yourself and then scroll down to see my build of the cards.

Onto the cards.

Green
2 Battlegrowth
Battlegrowth
BattlegrowthSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
113
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

1 Journey of Discovery
Journey of Discovery
Journey of DiscoverySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Choose one - Search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library; or you may play up to two additional lands this turn. Entwine 2G (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

1 Sylvan Scrying
Sylvan Scrying
Sylvan ScryingSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
130
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Search your library for a land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

1 Groffskithur
Groffskithur
GroffskithurSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
121
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Groffskithur becomes blocked, you may return target card named Groffskithur from your graveyard to your hand.

1 Turn to Dust
Turn to Dust
Turn to DustSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
137
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Destroy target Equipment. Then add G to your mana pool.

1 Elf Replica
Elf Replica
Elf ReplicaSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Number:
167
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1G, Sacrifice Elf Replica: Destroy target enchantment.

1 Viridian Shaman
Viridian Shaman
Viridian ShamanSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Viridian Shaman comes into play, destroy target artifact.

1 Deconstruct
Deconstruct
DeconstructSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
118
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Destroy target artifact. Then add GGG to your mana pool.

1 Tel-Jilad Chosen
1 Plated Slagwurm
Plated Slagwurm
Plated SlagwurmSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
R
Number:
127
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Plated Slagwurm can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.

Blue
1 Disarm
Disarm
DisarmSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
32
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Unattach all Equipment from target creature.

1 Regress
Regress
RegressSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
48
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Return target permanent to its owner's hand.

1 Assert Authority
Assert Authority
Assert AuthoritySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
30
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Counter target spell. If it's countered this way, remove it from the game instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

1 Lumengrid Warden
Lumengrid Warden
Lumengrid WardenSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
3

1 Cobalt Golem
Cobalt Golem
Cobalt GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
157
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1U: Cobalt Golem gains flying until end of turn.

1 Thirst
Thirst
ThirstSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
When Thirst comes into play, tap enchanted creature.During your upkeep, pay U or bury Thirst.Enchanted creature does not untap during its controller's untap phase.
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1 Aether Spellbomb
Aether Spellbomb
Aether SpellbombSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
141
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
U, Sacrifice Aether Spellbomb: Return target creature to its owner's hand. 1, Sacrifice Aether Spellbomb: Draw a card.

1 Somber Hoverguard
Somber Hoverguard
Somber HoverguardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Flying

3 Inertia Bubble
Inertia Bubble
Inertia BubbleSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
37
Artist:
Hugh Jamieson
Text:
Enchanted artifact doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.

1 Override
Override
OverrideSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Hugh Jamieson
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1 for each artifact you control.

1 Neurok Familiar
Neurok Familiar
Neurok FamiliarSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying When Neurok Familiar comes into play, reveal the top card of your library. If it's an artifact card, put it into your hand. Otherwise, put it into your graveyard.

White
1 Taj-Nar Swordsmith
1 Skyhunter Cub
Skyhunter Cub
Skyhunter CubSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As long as Skyhunter Cub is equipped, it gets +1/+1 and has flying.

1 Auriok Transfixer
Auriok Transfixer
Auriok TransfixerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Scout
Rarity:
C
Number:
5
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target artifact.

1 Raise the Alarm
Raise the Alarm
Raise the AlarmSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Put two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play.

1 Razor Barrier
Razor Barrier
Razor BarrierSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target permanent you control gains protection from artifacts or from the color of your choice until end of turn.

1 Awe Strike
Awe Strike
Awe StrikeSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
6
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
The next time target creature would deal damage this turn, prevent that damage. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.

1 Sphere of Purity
Sphere of Purity
Sphere of PuritySet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Text:
If an artifact would deal damage to you, prevent 1 of that damage.

1 Loxodon Mender
Loxodon Mender
Loxodon MenderSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
W, T: Regenerate target artifact.

Red
1 Goblin Striker
Goblin Striker
Goblin StrikerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Berserker
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Kevin Dobler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike, haste

1 Krark-Clan Shaman
1 Detonate
Detonate
DetonateSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Randy Asplund
Text:
Bury target artifact. Detonate deals X damage to the artifact's controller, where X is the casting cost of the artifact.

2 Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot GoblinSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, T: Spikeshot Goblin deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.

1 Ogre Leadfoot
Ogre Leadfoot
Ogre LeadfootSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Ogre Leadfoot becomes blocked by an artifact creature, destroy that creature.

1 Krark-Clan Grunt
1 Shatter
Shatter
ShatterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Shatter destroys target artifact.

2 Hematite Golem
Hematite Golem
Hematite GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
185
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
1R: Hematite Golem gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

1 Iron Myr
Iron Myr
Iron MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add R to your mana pool.

Black
1 Chimney Imp
Chimney Imp
Chimney ImpSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Chimney Imp is put into a graveyard from play, target opponent puts a card from his or her hand on top of his or her library.

1 Contaminated Bond
Contaminated Bond
Contaminated BondSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
61
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Whenever enchanted creature attacks or blocks, its controller loses 3 life.

1 Dross Prowler
Dross Prowler
Dross ProwlerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
64
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Fear

1 Nim Lasher
Nim Lasher
Nim LasherSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
71
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Nim Lasher gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.

2 Pewter Golem
Pewter Golem
Pewter GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
227
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
1B: Regenerate Pewter Golem.

1 Leaden Myr
Leaden Myr
Leaden MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

1 Betrayal of Flesh
Betrayal of Flesh
Betrayal of FleshSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
58
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Choose one - Destroy target creature; or return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Entwine—Sacrifice three lands. (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

1 Nim Shrieker
Nim Shrieker
Nim ShriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Nim Shrieker gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.

Land
1 Cloudpost
Cloudpost
CloudpostSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Locus
Rarity:
C
Number:
280
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Power:
Land
Toughness:
Locus
Text:
Cloudpost comes into play tapped. T: Add 1 to your mana pool for each Locus in play.

1 Ancient Den
Ancient Den
Ancient DenSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Land
Type:
Artifact Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
278
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
(Ancient Den isn't a spell.) T: Add W to your mana pool.

Artifact
1 Scale of Chiss-Goria
1 Mindstorm Crown
Mindstorm Crown
Mindstorm CrownSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
207
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card if you had no cards in hand at the beginning of this turn. If you had a card in hand, Mindstorm Crown deals 1 damage to you.

1 Welding Jar
Welding Jar
Welding JarSet: Mirrodin
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
274
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Sacrifice Welding Jar: Regenerate target artifact.

1 Necrogen Spellbomb
Necrogen Spellbomb
Necrogen SpellbombSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
216
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
B, Sacrifice Necrogen Spellbomb: Target player discards a card from his or her hand. 1, Sacrifice Necrogen Spellbomb: Draw a card.

1 Slagwurm Armor
Slagwurm Armor
Slagwurm ArmorSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
243
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
Equipped creature gets +0/+6. Equip 3 (3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1 Vorrac Battlehorns
Vorrac Battlehorns
Vorrac BattlehornsSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
271
Artist:
David Martin
Text:
Equipped creature has trample and can't be blocked by more than one creature. Equip 1 (1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1 Clockwork Beetle
Clockwork Beetle
Clockwork BeetleSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
153
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Clockwork Beetle comes into play with two +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever Clockwork Beetle attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it at end of combat.

1 Leonin Bladetrap
Leonin Bladetrap
Leonin BladetrapSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
192
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
You may play Leonin Bladetrap any time you could play an instant. 2, Sacrifice Leonin Bladetrap: Leonin Bladetrap deals 2 damage to each attacking creature without flying.

1 Omega Myr
Omega Myr
Omega MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
223
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Power:
1
Toughness:
2

1 Dross Scorpion
Dross Scorpion
Dross ScorpionSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Whenever Dross Scorpion or another artifact creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may untap target artifact.

1 Talisman of Impluse
1 Lodestone Myr
Lodestone Myr
Lodestone MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
R
Number:
200
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample Tap an untapped artifact you control: Lodestone Myr gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

1 Scythe of the Wretched
Scythe of the Wretched
Scythe of the WretchedSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
239
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+2. Whenever a creature dealt damage by equipped creature this turn is put into a graveyard, return that card to play under your control. Attach Scythe of the Wretched to that creature. Equip 4

1 Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon WarhammerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
201
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Equipped creature gets +3/+0, has trample, and has 'Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.' Equip 3 (3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1 Mirror Golem
Mirror Golem
Mirror GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
208
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Mirror Golem comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Mirror Golem has protection from each of the imprinted card's card types. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, and sorcery.)

1 Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of IndulgenceSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
255
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add B or R to your mana pool. Talisman of Indulgence deals 1 damage to you.

1 Duplicant
Duplicant
DuplicantSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
165
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Duplicant comes into play, you may remove target nontoken creature from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) As long as a creature card is imprinted on Duplicant, Duplicant has that card's power, toughness, and creature types. It's still a Shapeshifter.

1 Fireshrieker
Fireshrieker
FireshriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
171
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Equipped creature has double strike. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.) Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1 Bottle Gnomes
Bottle Gnomes
Bottle GnomesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Bottle Gnomes: Gain 3 life.

1 Tower of Murmurs
Tower of Murmurs
Tower of MurmursSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
268
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
8, T: Target player puts the top eight cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

1 Bonesplitter
Bonesplitter
BonesplitterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+0. Equip 1 (1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)



Don't go any further until you have built your deck.












My first cut is blue. It is obviously the worst color, offering only Somber Hoverguard
Somber Hoverguard
Somber HoverguardSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drone
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to play for each artifact you control.) Flying
as a real top-notch card.


The next cut is white. Although it offers Auriok Transfixer
Auriok Transfixer
Auriok TransfixerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Scout
Rarity:
C
Number:
5
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Tap target artifact.
, Skyhunter Cub
Skyhunter Cub
Skyhunter CubSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As long as Skyhunter Cub is equipped, it gets +1/+1 and has flying.
, and Taj-Nar Swordsmith, White offers no depth.


Green is tempting. It offers a bomb in Plated Slagwurm
Plated Slagwurm
Plated SlagwurmSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
R
Number:
127
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Plated Slagwurm can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.
and two other great cards in Viridian Shaman
Viridian Shaman
Viridian ShamanSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Viridian Shaman comes into play, destroy target artifact.
and Deconstruct
Deconstruct
DeconstructSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
118
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Destroy target artifact. Then add GGG to your mana pool.
. However, green can only be used as a splash color, which means that the Plated Slagwurm
Plated Slagwurm
Plated SlagwurmSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
R
Number:
127
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Plated Slagwurm can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.
, the main reason to play the green would be cut.


Unlike the other three colors, black and red are amazing. The cards that I will include from red are 2 Hematite Golem
Hematite Golem
Hematite GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
185
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
1R: Hematite Golem gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
s, 2 Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot GoblinSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, T: Spikeshot Goblin deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
s, 1 Iron Myr
Iron Myr
Iron MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add R to your mana pool.
, 1 Krark-Clan Grunt, 1 Ogre Leadfoot
Ogre Leadfoot
Ogre LeadfootSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Ogre Leadfoot becomes blocked by an artifact creature, destroy that creature.
, 1 Shatter
Shatter
ShatterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Shatter destroys target artifact.
, and 1 Detonate
Detonate
DetonateSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Randy Asplund
Text:
Bury target artifact. Detonate deals X damage to the artifact's controller, where X is the casting cost of the artifact.
.


Black is also very solid. Two Pewter Golem
Pewter Golem
Pewter GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
227
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
1B: Regenerate Pewter Golem.
s, 1 Nim Shrieker
Nim Shrieker
Nim ShriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Nim Shrieker gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.
, 1 Betrayal of Flesh
Betrayal of Flesh
Betrayal of FleshSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
58
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Choose one - Destroy target creature; or return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Entwine—Sacrifice three lands. (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
, and 1 Leaden Myr
Leaden Myr
Leaden MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
.


The black and red have a total of 14 playable cards, including 2 on-color mana-myrs. I usually like to play 16 lands, so that is a total of 30 cards. I also want 3 mana accelerators so a Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of IndulgenceSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
255
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add B or R to your mana pool. Talisman of Indulgence deals 1 damage to you.
is included.
This leaves room for 9 artifacts.


The artifacts offer 4 amazing equipment spells in Bonesplitter
Bonesplitter
BonesplitterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+0. Equip 1 (1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
, Fireshrieker
Fireshrieker
FireshriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
171
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Equipped creature has double strike. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.) Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
, Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon WarhammerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
201
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Equipped creature gets +3/+0, has trample, and has 'Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.' Equip 3 (3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
(arguably the best card in the set), and a Scythe of the Wretched
Scythe of the Wretched
Scythe of the WretchedSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
239
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+2. Whenever a creature dealt damage by equipped creature this turn is put into a graveyard, return that card to play under your control. Attach Scythe of the Wretched to that creature. Equip 4
. Three of these spells work incredibly with our two Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot GoblinSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, T: Spikeshot Goblin deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
s and the Fireshrieker
Fireshrieker
FireshriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
171
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Equipped creature has double strike. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.) Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
works well with any creature.
Our other 5 artifacts are the semi-bomb Lodestone Myr
Lodestone Myr
Lodestone MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
R
Number:
200
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample Tap an untapped artifact you control: Lodestone Myr gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
, the always solid Mirror Golem
Mirror Golem
Mirror GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
208
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Mirror Golem comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Mirror Golem has protection from each of the imprinted card's card types. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, and sorcery.)
, a bomb in Duplicant
Duplicant
DuplicantSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
165
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Duplicant comes into play, you may remove target nontoken creature from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) As long as a creature card is imprinted on Duplicant, Duplicant has that card's power, toughness, and creature types. It's still a Shapeshifter.
, a decent ground-staller in Bottle Gnomes
Bottle Gnomes
Bottle GnomesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Bottle Gnomes: Gain 3 life.
, and Tower of Murmurs
Tower of Murmurs
Tower of MurmursSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
268
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
8, T: Target player puts the top eight cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
. I would just like to add as to why I would include the Tower in this deck. If the game stalls, this card is amazing and I have been wrecked by it more than once. Usually 3 activations end the game.


So the final list for the deck is:


2 Hematite Golem
Hematite Golem
Hematite GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
185
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
1R: Hematite Golem gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

2 Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot Goblin
Spikeshot GoblinSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
108
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, T: Spikeshot Goblin deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.

1 Iron Myr
Iron Myr
Iron MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
187
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add R to your mana pool.

1 Krark-Clan Grunt
1 Ogre Leadfoot
Ogre Leadfoot
Ogre LeadfootSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever Ogre Leadfoot becomes blocked by an artifact creature, destroy that creature.

1 Shatter
Shatter
ShatterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Amy Weber
Text:
Shatter destroys target artifact.

1 Detonate
Detonate
DetonateSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Randy Asplund
Text:
Bury target artifact. Detonate deals X damage to the artifact's controller, where X is the casting cost of the artifact.

2 Pewter Golem
Pewter Golem
Pewter GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
C
Number:
227
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
1B: Regenerate Pewter Golem.

1 Nim Shrieker
Nim Shrieker
Nim ShriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Nim Shrieker gets +1/+0 for each artifact you control.

1 Betrayal of Flesh
Betrayal of Flesh
Betrayal of FleshSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
58
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Choose one - Destroy target creature; or return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Entwine—Sacrifice three lands. (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

1 Leaden Myr
Leaden Myr
Leaden MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
C
Number:
191
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

1 Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of Indulgence
Talisman of IndulgenceSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
255
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. T: Add B or R to your mana pool. Talisman of Indulgence deals 1 damage to you.

1 Bonesplitter
Bonesplitter
BonesplitterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
146
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+0. Equip 1 (1: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1 Fireshrieker
Fireshrieker
FireshriekerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
171
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Equipped creature has double strike. (It deals both first-strike and regular combat damage.) Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1 Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon Warhammer
Loxodon WarhammerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
201
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Equipped creature gets +3/+0, has trample, and has 'Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life.' Equip 3 (3: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

1 Scythe of the Wretched
Scythe of the Wretched
Scythe of the WretchedSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
239
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+2. Whenever a creature dealt damage by equipped creature this turn is put into a graveyard, return that card to play under your control. Attach Scythe of the Wretched to that creature. Equip 4

1 Lodestone Myr
Lodestone Myr
Lodestone MyrSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Myr
Rarity:
R
Number:
200
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample Tap an untapped artifact you control: Lodestone Myr gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

1 Mirror Golem
Mirror Golem
Mirror GolemSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Golem
Rarity:
U
Number:
208
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Mirror Golem comes into play, you may remove target card in a graveyard from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) Mirror Golem has protection from each of the imprinted card's card types. (The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, and sorcery.)

1 Duplicant
Duplicant
DuplicantSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
165
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Duplicant comes into play, you may remove target nontoken creature from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) As long as a creature card is imprinted on Duplicant, Duplicant has that card's power, toughness, and creature types. It's still a Shapeshifter.

1 Bottle Gnomes
Bottle Gnomes
Bottle GnomesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Sacrifice Bottle Gnomes: Gain 3 life.

1 Tower of Murmurs
Tower of Murmurs
Tower of MurmursSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
268
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
8, T: Target player puts the top eight cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.



This deck is not solid, it is insane. Do not expect many sealed decks to be as good as this one.

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