Black/Red Discard Triggers, Leave the Graveyard Triggers, and Artifact Creatures

First-Sphere Gargantua by Randy Vargas

Ever feel like everything is broken, everything is useless, and it’s all on fire? That’s because it is! Welcome to Dumpster Fire, a flaming trash heap of a deck. Force your opponent to discard their otherwise useful cards into the garbage (triggering Waste Not for you), set the rest of their pretty treasures on fire with instants and sorceries, and dig your own broken crap out of the graveyard with plenty of recursion (triggering Tormod for you!)

Need to add a little more fuel to the flaming heap? Cast Past in Flames to reuse your damage spells … then use Past in Flames’ flashback cost do it again! Don’t forget to trigger Tormod each time. To finish, slap Nemesis Mask and Basilisk Collar on Horrible Hordes and send it plowing into your opponent’s ranks. The combo of forced block, Rampage, Deathtouch, and Lifelink will yield a glorious landslide of bent, battered, broken, and burning body parts. What a waste!

Creatures (22)

  • 1 Tormod, the Desecrator
  • 1 Augur of Skulls
  • 2 Lightning Skelemental
  • 1 Combustible Gearhulk
  • 1 Noxious Gearhulk
  • 1 First-Sphere Gargantua
  • 1 Salvage Titan
  • 1 Wall of Junk
  • 1 Junk Diver
  • 1 Scrap Trawler
  • 1 Scrapheap Scrounger
  • 1 Shambling Suit
  • 1 Salvager of Ruin
  • 2 Garbage Elemental (D – Cascade)
  • 2 Horrible Hordes
  • 4 Ravenous Rats

Equipment (7)

  • 1 Nettlecyst
  • 1 Flayer Husk
  • 1 Batterbone
  • 2 Nemesis Mask
  • 2 Basilisk Collar

Enchantments (1)

  • 1 Waste Not

Sorceries (5)

  • 1 Past in Flames
  • 2 Scrapyard Salvo
  • 2 Concussive Bolt

Instants (7)

  • 2 Distress
  • 2 Heat Ray
  • 3 Galvanic Blast

Lands (24)

(I like Mirrodin Besieged artwork for the basic lands)

  • 2 Molten Slagheap
  • 2 Encroaching Wastes
  • 2 Foreboding Ruins
  • 2 Strip Mine
  • 8 Mountain
  • 8 Swamp

Tokens

  • 0/0 Black Germ
  • 2/2 Black Zombie

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