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Wednesday, March 11, 2009:

 

Hideaway Lands = Hideaway Combos = Hideaway Decks


I don't know if people already put this together, but I haven't been able to find any lists, so here it is. I've figured out that the Hideaway lands not only have individual creatures associated with them, but they have so many obvious combos that you could practically build decks around the Hideaway themes.

[btw, mana symbols are missing]


Howltooth HOLLOW Land Hideaway (This land comes into play tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, remove one from the game face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.)
: Add to your mana pool.
, : You may play the removed card without paying its mana cost if each player has no cards in hand.

HOLLOWborn Barghest Creature - Demon Hound At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have no cards in hand, each opponent loses 2 life.
At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has no cards in hand, he or she loses 2 life. 7 6

Support:

TideHOLLOW Sculler Artifact Creature - Zombie When Tidehollow Sculler comes into play, target opponent reveals his or her hand and you choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.
When Tidehollow Sculler leaves play, return the removed card to its owner's hand. 2 2

Tidehollow Strix Artifact Creature - Bird Flying
Deathtouch (Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, destroy that creature.) 2 1 [I'm not sure about this one, but it is nice. Needs first-strike or toughness though.]

HOLLOWsage Creature - Merfolk Wizard Whenever Hollowsage becomes untapped, you may have target player discard a card. 2 2

Nyxathid 1BB Creature - Elemental As Nyxathid comes into play, choose an opponent.
Nyxathid gets -1/-1 for each card in the chosen player's hand. 7 7

Rotting Rats Creature - Zombie Rat When Rotting Rats comes into play, each player discards a card. Unearth

Cunning Lethemancer Creature - Human Wizard At the beginning of your upkeep, each player discards a card.
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MOSSwort Bridge Land Hideaway (This land comes into play tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, remove one from the game face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.)
: Add to your mana pool.
, : You may play the removed card without paying its mana cost if creatures you control have total power 10 or greater.

MOSSbridge Troll Creature - Troll If Mossbridge Troll would be destroyed, regenerate it. Tap any number of untapped creatures you control other than Mossbridge Troll with total power 10 or greater: Mossbridge Troll gets +20/+20 until end of turn. 5 5

Support:

MOSStodon Creature - Plant Elephant : Target creature with power 5 or greater gains trample until end of turn. 5 3

As a pauper, I am so glad Rite of Consumption is a common.

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Blue was a bit harder to piece together.

Shelldock Isle Land Hideaway (This land comes into play tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, remove one from the game face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.)
: Add to your mana pool.
, : You may play the removed card without paying its mana cost if a library has twenty or fewer cards in it.

Isleback Spawn Creature - Kraken Shroud Isleback Spawn gets +4/+8 as long as a library has twenty or fewer cards in it. 4 8

I couldn't find anything else with isle or spawn or shell in the name which seemed relevant, so I just started to list all the millers until I found something interesting.

Memory Sluice
Cathartic Adept
Drowner Initiate
Merrow Witsniper
Ink Dissolver
Research the Deep
Grimoire Thief
Drowner of Secrets
Ambassador Laquatus

Jace Beleren Planeswalker - Jace
[+2]: Each player draws a card.
[-1]: Target player draws a card.
[-10]: Target player puts the top twenty cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. 3

BING!

Although there are plenty of nice millers which can probably get the job done just as fast.

I'll probably revist this combo later, because I sense something big lurking beneath the surface. Maybe MANY big things lurking ALL OVER. ;)

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Here's an interesting one. :)

Spinerock KNOLL Land Hideaway (This land comes into play tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, remove one from the game face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.)
: Add to your mana pool.
, : You may play the removed card without paying its mana cost if an opponent was dealt 7 or more damage this turn.

KNOLLspine Dragon 5RR [7] Creature - Dragon Flying
When Knollspine Dragon comes into play, you may discard your hand and draw cards equal to the damage dealt to target opponent this turn. 7 5

Support:

KNOLLspine Invocation 1rr Enchantment , Discard a card with converted mana cost X [7!]: Knollspine Invocation deals X[7!] damage to target creature or player.

Arbiter of KNOLLridge 6W [7] Creature - Giant Wizard Vigilance
When Arbiter of Knollridge comes into play, each player's life total becomes the highest life total among all players. 5 5

All those were found when I looked for "Knoll". I thought I'd look for spells which did seven damage, so I looked for all the cards in Standard which had the word seven in them and how many were there? Seven! Starting with...

Stomping Slabs 2r Sorcery Reveal the top seven cards of your library, then put those cards on the bottom of your library in any order. If a card named Stomping Slabs was revealed this way, Stomping Slabs deals 7 damage to target creature or player.

...and ending with...

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker Planeswalker - Bolas +3: Destroy target noncreature permanent.
-2: Gain control of target creature.
-9: Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker deals 7 damage to target player. That player discards seven cards, then sacrifices seven permanents.

Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich. MALKOVICH!


I decided to look for other 7 Power creatures which cost 7 Mana, to use with Knollspine Invocation: Loamdragger Giant, Dusdale Wurm, and...

Hollowborn Barghest Creature - Demon Hound At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have no cards in hand, each opponent loses 2 life.
At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has no cards in hand, he or she loses 2 life. 7 6 [Works well with Knollspine Invocation's discard. Maybe a Hollow/Knoll deck could work.]

How about just 7 power?

Nyxathid 1BB Creature - Elemental As Nyxathid comes into play, choose an opponent.
Nyxathid gets -1/-1 for each card in the chosen player's hand. 7 7

How convenient. :) Add Raven's Crime and Flame Jab for cheap discard to trigger HowlTooth Hollow. Knollspine Invocation, Hollowborn Barghest, Nyxathid(+Rite of Consumption/Soul's Fire?), Stomping Slabs, and Flame Jab, trigger Spinerock Knoll as well as do massive amounts of damage.


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Windbrisk Heights Land Hideaway (This land comes into play tapped. When it does, look at the top four cards of your library, remove one from the game face down, then put the rest on the bottom of your library.)
: Add to your mana pool.
, : You may play the removed card without paying its mana cost if you attacked with three or more creatures this turn.

Windbrisk Raptor Creature - Bird Flying
Attacking creatures you control have lifelink. 5 7

That's the only one that was *obviously* linked, but there are plenty of ways to make lots of creatures to Lifelink:

Militia's Pride Tribal Enchantment - Kithkin Whenever a nontoken creature you control attacks, you may pay . If you do, put a 1/1 white Kithkin Soldier creature token into play tapped and attacking.

Patrol Signaler Creature - Kithkin Soldier , : Put a 1/1 white Kithkin Soldier creature token into play. ( is the untap symbol.) 1 1

Martial Coup Sorcery Put X 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play. If X is 5 or more, destroy all other creatures.

Spectral Procession Sorcery ( can be paid with any two mana or with . This card's converted mana cost is 6.) Put three 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying into play.

Mobilization Enchantment Soldier creatures have vigilance. (Attacking doesn't cause them to tap.) : Put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token into play.

Kinsbaile Borderguard Creature - Kithkin Soldier Kinsbaile Borderguard comes into play with a +1/+1 counter on it for each other Kithkin you control.
When Kinsbaile Borderguard is put into a graveyard from play, put a 1/1 white Kithkin Soldier creature token into play for each counter on it. 1 1

Cenn's Enlistment Sorcery Put two 1/1 white Kithkin Soldier creature tokens into play. Retrace (You may play this card from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying its other costs.)

Springjack Shepherd Creature - Kithkin Wizard Chroma - When Springjack Shepherd comes into play, put a 0/1 white Goat creature token into play for each white mana symbol in the mana costs of permanents you control. 1 2

Summon the School Tribal Sorcery - Merfolk Put two 1/1 blue Merfolk Wizard creature tokens into play. Tap four untapped Merfolk you control: Return Summon the School from your graveyard to your hand.

Ajani Goldmane Planeswalker - Ajani [+1]: You gain 2 life.
[-1]: Put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control. Those creatures gain vigilance until end of turn.
[-6]: Put a white Avatar creature token into play with "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to your life total." 4

Elspeth, Knight-Errant Planeswalker - Elspeth +1: Put a 1/1 white Soldier creature token into play.
+1: Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains flying until end of turn.
-8: For the rest of the game, artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands you control are indestructible. 4

Knight-Captain of Eos Creature - Human Knight When Knight-Captain of Eos comes into play, put two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens into play.
, Sacrifice a Soldier: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. 2 2

Cloudgoat Ranger Creature - Giant Warrior When Cloudgoat Ranger comes into play, put three 1/1 white Kithkin Soldier creature tokens into play. Tap three untapped Kithkin you control: Cloudgoat Ranger gets +2/+0 and gains flying until end of turn. 3 3

Sigil of the Empty Throne Enchantment Whenever you play an enchantment spell, put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying into play.

Mirror-Sigil Sergeant Creature - Rhino Soldier Trample
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control a blue permanent, you may put a token into play that's a copy of Mirror-Sigil Sergeant. 4 4


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Now, what did I miss? I'm sure I missed alot. :)

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