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Sacrificial Bam

Sacrificial Bam

Mirrodin Theme Deck

The "Sacrificial Bam" deck appeals to your self-destructive side - it encourages you to smash your own artifacts. The deck is filled with artifacts that sacrifice themselves for some cool effect, cards that get very happy when you feed them artifacts, and even ways to get those abused artifacts back from the graveyard.

The most obvious way to "spend" artifacts in this deck is to feed them to your creatures. Krark-Clan Grunt gets +1/+0 and first strike when you sacrifice an artifact to it, and Atog gets an impressive +2/+2 each time it has a crunchy snack. Rust Elemental is a cheap 4/4 flier that eats an artifact during each of your upkeeps. Looking for something with an even bigger appetite? Megatog gets a whopping +3/+3 for each tasty artifact morsel you feed it, plus trample. With the number of artifacts in "Sacrificial Bam," just one Megatog attack can mean sudden death for your opponent's chances.

While sacrificing your artifacts can be fun, all that tossing of stuff into the garbage would be irresponsible without a good recycling program. Myr Retriever is a 1/1 artifact creature that loves to dumpster-dive. When it's put into a graveyard from play, you return a different artifact card from your graveyard to your hand. Skeleton Shard lets you repeatedly bring back artifact creatures from the graveyard. If you have a Myr Retriever in your graveyard, you'll want to grab it first so that you can play it, sacrifice it, and get back yet another artifact. Keep repeating the cycle.

Perhaps the strongest card in the deck is Disciple of the Vault, a simple 1/1 common card. Disciple of the Vault makes your opponent lose 1 life each time an artifact goes to any graveyard from play. With a deck full of ways to sacrifice artifacts, the Disciple can cause a world of hurt. Its ability also triggers if your opponent destroys one of your artifacts and even when your opponent's artifacts hit the graveyard. Basically, if artifacts are being smashed, the Disciple is one unhappy guy. When the Disciple is unhappy, your opponent is unhappy. And that should make you very happy.

3Disciple of the VaultCBlack Mana
2AtogU1 ManaRed Mana
2Krark-Clan GruntC2 ManaRed Mana
1MegatogR4 ManaRed ManaRed Mana
2Iron MyrC2 Mana
2Leaden MyrC2 Mana
2Myr RetrieverU2 Mana
2CathodionU3 Mana
3Goblin ReplicaC3 Mana
3Nim ReplicaC3 Mana
1Dross ScorpionC4 Mana
2Rust ElementalU4 Mana
1PentavusR7 Mana
2IrradiateC3 ManaBlack Mana
1Shrapnel BlastU1 ManaRed Mana
2Necrogen SpellbombC1 Mana
2Pyrite SpellbombC1 Mana
2Talisman of IndulgenceU2 Mana
1Nuisance EngineU3 Mana
1Skeleton ShardU3 Mana
4Great FurnaceC Mana
4Vault of WhispersC Mana
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* = from a previous set

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