Core Set - Ninth Edition Theme Deck
The "Custom Creatures" deck lets you build giant monsters by combining creature cards with awesome enchantments. Your Elves and Wurms will gain all kinds of special abilities as you turn them into unstoppable attackers!
Early in the game, you'll play small creatures like Norwood Rangers—but they won't stay small. You'll be able to play larger and larger creatures each turn of the game. Since green creatures are usually bigger than other creatures, any creature you play will probably have more power and toughness than the one your opponent plays on the same turn.
Green is all about growth, and your Aura cards let you grow faster than your opponent. Auras are enchantments that you attach to other cards in play. Put Overgrowth on a Forest and you can tap that Forest to get three green mana instead of just one. That lets you play your more expensive cards, like Craw Wurm, earlier than normal.
Treetop Bracers and Blanchwood Armor are Auras that make your creatures bigger. Treetop Bracers provides a moderate strength bonus—its +1/+1 will turn a 2/3 creature into a 3/4 creature—but the important thing is that the creature you enchant becomes very difficult for your opponent to block. Blanchwood Armor is this deck's secret weapon: It turns any creature at all into a gigantic powerhouse. If you play more Forests after the Armor is in play, the Armor counts those Forests as well, so your creature just keeps growing and growing!
The "Custom Creatures" deck contains a pair of Enchantresses that also enable growth. Yavimaya Enchantress gets bigger for each enchantment in play, even if those enchantments belong to your opponent. Verduran Enchantress, on the other hand, doesn't care about size. Its 0/2 stats are tiny, but its power lies elsewhere. It lets you draw an extra card each time you play an enchantment, and drawing more cards means you'll have more creatures and more enchantments to play!
As you play giant creatures and fatten them up with enchantments, keep attacking your opponent. That's how you'll win. If you've got a creature that's bigger than your opponent's blockers, or if you have a creature enchanted with Treetop Bracers that your opponent can't stop, be sure to send it in! Sometimes you'll want to make a bunch of pretty big creatures, and sometimes it's better to make one absolutely humongous creature. That's the best part of the Magic game: How you play is completely up to you.
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