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Planeshift Theme Deck

The Comeback deck uses Gating creatures to bewilder your opponents until its hordes of fliers can swarm them. With subtle card combination and color-changing surprises, this is definitely a thinking mage's deck.

To take full advantage of the gating mechanic, Comeback includes a lot of creatures with comes-into-play abilities. Here's an example of how they work together: Play Ravenous Rats. Its ability makes your opponent discard a card. Then play Cavern Harpy. When it comes into play, return the Rats to your hand. Play the Rats again... well you get the idea.

Some of the Comeback deck's nastiest tricks lie in its color-changing abilities. A number of its cards, such as Slay, Huntring Drake, and Galina's Knight, have color-specific effects. If you have Tidal Visionary or Sisay's Ingenuity in play, you can use these color-specific effects against any of your opponent's creatures.

Sawtooth Loon and Marsh Crocodile are gating creatures with additional comes-into-play abilities. Remember that because you control both comes-into-play abilities, and you decide the order in which they go on the stack. That means that when you play Marsh Crocodile, you'll never have to discard the creature you return to your hand (unless you want to). If your hand is empty, you won't be affected by the Croc's discard ability when you play and bounce it - but your opponent will.

Be on the lookout for hidden combos in Comeback. It's fun to see the shock on opponents' faces when they realize how the Cavern Harpy/Phyrexian Bloodstock/Tidal Visionary trick works. Even without the tricks, Cavery Harpy's bounce ability makes it practically indestructible. Remember that you can wait for the Harpy's combat damage to go on the stack before returning it to your hand.

1Honorable ScoutCWhite Mana
1Guard DogsU3 ManaWhite Mana
1Faerie Squadron*CBlue Mana
1Stormscape Apprentice*CBlue Mana
3Tidal Visionary*CBlue Mana
1Arctic MerfolkC1 ManaBlue Mana
3Stormscape FamiliarC1 ManaBlue Mana
1Vodalian Merchant*C1 ManaBlue Mana
1Stormscape BattlemageU2 ManaBlue Mana
2Hunting DrakeC4 ManaBlue Mana
1Waterspout ElementalR3 ManaBlue ManaBlue Mana
1Nightscape FamiliarC1 ManaBlack Mana
2Ravenous Rats*C1 ManaBlack Mana
2Phyrexian BloodstockC4 ManaBlack Mana
1Galina's Knight*CWhite ManaBlue Mana
2Silver DrakeC1 ManaWhite ManaBlue Mana
1Sawtooth LoonU2 ManaWhite ManaBlue Mana
3Cavern HarpyCBlue ManaBlack Mana
2Marsh CrocodileU2 ManaBlue ManaBlack Mana
2Sisay's IngenuityCBlue Mana
1ConfoundC1 ManaBlue Mana
1Planeswalker's ScornR2 ManaBlack Mana
1SlayU2 ManaBlack Mana
1Dromar's CharmUWhite ManaBlue ManaBlack Mana
1Mana CylixU1 Mana
1Ancient Spring*C
1Coastal Tower*U
2Dromar's CavernU
1Salt Marsh*U
1Terminal MoraineU

* = from a previous set

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