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Special Forces (Fifth Dawn PCD), by Essential Magic      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 5/31/2004
Updated: 5/31/2004
Colors: Colorless Blue Black

Intended Format: Block
Vintage: Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Not Legal
MTGO Open: Legal
MTGO Vinta: Legal
MTGO Exten: Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Legal
Modern: Legal

Deck Cost: $16.86*

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How it Works

The creatures of the "Special Forces" deck are all mission specialists - the attackers have huge power and the blockers have enormous toughness. Creatures like Dross Crocodile Buy, Plasma Elemental Buy, and Emissary of Despair Buy inflict devastating damage, while Steel Wall Buy and Arachnoid Buy hold down a rock-solid defense.

But what if your foe tries to stop your fragile 5/1 Dross Crocodile Buy with a weenie blocker? That's where your specialized Equipment comes in. Slagwurm Armor Buy and Ensouled Scimitar Buy cover your attackers' weak spots, giving them massive defensive boosts to round them out. Whispersilk Cloak Buy makes an attacker unblockable and untargetable, making its low toughness practically irrelevant. A Cloak-wearing Crocodile can win the game all by itself!

While the attack force is coasting in to smash your opponent every turn, the insane toughness of your defensive stalwarts lets you laugh off any counterattacks. The Equipment helps out here, too. Not satisfied with Arachnoid Buy's 6 toughness? Try equipping it with Ensouled Scimitar Buy or Slagwurm Armor Buy to boost it up to 3/11 or even 2/12. When was the last time your opponent attacked with a Darksteel Colossus Buy that just wasn't big enough to get through?

The "Special Forces" deck also has other cool Equipment combos up its sleeve. Vulshok Gauntlets Buy's drawback doesn't mean much on a Yotian Soldier Buy that doesn't tap to attack. Try Loxodon Warhammer Buy on a Pewter Golem Buy or Plasma Elemental Buy to deal lots of damage and, hey, keep all that life for yourself. Myr Quadropod Buy has high toughness or high power - whatever you need for your current situation. Try putting Ensouled Scimitar Buy on Myr Quadropod Buy and attacking with it as an innocent 2/9. If your opponent doesn't block, a quick switch of its power and toughness deals a punishing 9 damage.

One way to improve this deck is by adding artifact lands and various Nim creatures from throughout the Mirrodin block. Nim Shrieker Buy becomes a 5/1 flier if you have five artifacts in play - a perfect fit in this deck - and toughness-boosting Equipment makes it a real force. Nim Devourer Buy and Nim Grotesque Buy are also fine options. Another way to go would be to add more powerful Equipment cards to boost your offense. Fireshrieker Buy from the Mirrodin set and Cranial Plating Buy turn your already powerful attackers into game-enders.

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