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R/W/U Stuff
By _urza_ on September 5, 2001

7th + IBC deck
Joey writes:
I'm trying to keep all the cards in this deck Invasion Block and 7th. It's mostly counter/burn with a bit of white.

2 Lightning Angel
2 Rakavolver
1 Meddling Mage
4 Counterspell
2 Absorb
2 Suffocating Blast
2 Evasive Action
4 Fire/Ice
4 Prophetic Bolt
4 Jilt
3 Urza's Rage
2 Wrath of God
2 Orim's Chant
1 Order/Chaos
2 Fact or Fiction
4 Shivan Reef
3 Adarkar Wastes
3 Battlefield Forge
6 Island
4 Mountain
4 Plains

Well, this deck is just all over the place. First, Evasive Action, while it is a decent card, isn't very useful with only 4 plains and 4 mountains. The deck won't be consistent enough with all the 2's and 1's in there. This is the deck, although it is weak in current T2 since there are no MM block cards:

4 Counterspell
4 Absorb
4 Fact or Fiction
4 Prophetic Bolt
4 Wrath of God
4 Rakavolver
4 Urza's Rage
4 Powerstone Minefield
4 Disrupt
2 Orim's Thunder
4 Battlefield Forge
4 Shivan Reef
4 Coastal Tower
4 Adarkar Wastes
3 Island
2 Plains
1 Mountain

4 Gainsay
4 Hibernation
4 Meddling Mage
3 Deflection

-Counterspell-If you havn't noticed, this card is good.
-Absorb-see above.
-Fact or Fiction- see above. [Editor's Note]: We're usually a bit more wordy than this. Trust us when we say that countering spells and searching for cards is good.
-Prophetic Bolt- This is good for searching and just good for the removal.
-Wrath of God- Kills all da critters.
-Rakavolver- Your only creature, and its a biggun.
-Urza's Rage- I'm quite partial to this card, since my name is on it. But it is one of the best cards ever I think its safe to say.
-Powerstone Minefield- This is a card that is not good enough for current type 2. It is, however, probably going to be playable once Mercadian Masques leaves the environment.
-Disrupt- Once again, this card would probably be replaced with the oncoming Odysey counter, but it is still pretty good.
-Orim's Thunder- I took this over Dismantling Blow since the deck already has a lot of card drawing
-Land- Running so many non-basics help protect you against Boil.

-Gainsay- 2 mana counter... good enough.
-Hibernation- This is just a guess. Judging by the IBC environment Green won't be as good as it is right now, but it will still be a force.
-Meddling Mage- This is just a good creature. It is helpful against other Mages and those annoying Pernicious Deeds.
-Deflection- Another guess, but it misdirects Rage. [Editor's Note]: Personally, I prefer Misdirection, but if you aren't using Masques...