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CardShark Content - John Mourino (2/26/2005)

With the upcoming sealed event lurking in the midst of April, it’s important for players to know the Betrayers set and the Champions set inside out. This means that you need to know the tricks available in the set, the good cards that you’re hoping to get, and the cards to avoid using. First, let’s point out some new tricks that arose from the new set. Most of you will probably already know these tricks, but here they are:

- Shuriken
Shuriken
ShurikenSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Equipped creature has "T, Unattach Shuriken Shuriken deals 2 damage to target creature. That creature's controller gains control of Shuriken unless it was unattached from a Ninja." Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
- Have at least one creature (equipped with shuriken) out to do this. First, pay 2 to target a creature you control with the Shuriken
Shuriken
ShurikenSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Equipped creature has "T, Unattach Shuriken Shuriken deals 2 damage to target creature. That creature's controller gains control of Shuriken unless it was unattached from a Ninja." Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
(it can even be the same creature that is already equipped!), but in response to the equip, use the ability. Your opponent will gain control of Shuriken
Shuriken
ShurikenSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
160
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Equipped creature has "T, Unattach Shuriken Shuriken deals 2 damage to target creature. That creature's controller gains control of Shuriken unless it was unattached from a Ninja." Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
, but then your equipping will resolve. In the end, you will regain control of your shuriken. Of course, this is unnecessary if you control a ninja.

- Killing the Genjus- Genjus can be pretty annoying in sealed, especially the blue one. However, try to use uproot, otherworldly journey, consuming vortex, etc. in order to put that land anywhere else besides where it is now and the graveyard. That “invincible” Genju will wind up in the grave. Of course, destroying the enchantment itself will work just as well. Beware! An activated man land is still a man land (even if it’s not enchanted with a Genju) until the end of the turn.

- The white Genju- This is a trick that I could’ve never figured out by myself. It turns out that you can activate any Genju multiple times! What does that do? Well… nothing much for most of the genjus except for (you guessed it!) the white one. Activating the white Genju multiple times will give you multiple spirit links, hence, if you spend 4 mana to activate the white Genju, you will gain 4 life instead of 2 (when it deals combat damage). This does NOT have any effect on the power/toughness of the Genju; it’s still a 2/5. However, the multiple spirit links will stack, gaining you more life.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the card choices that Champions of Kamigawa offered. Here’s a sealed list of cards that I had to sift through back in the beginning of the season:


White:
-1:Cage of Hands
Cage of Hands
Cage of HandsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block. 1W: Return Cage of Hands to its owner's hand.

-1:Devoted Retainer
Devoted Retainer
Devoted RetainerSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Samurai
Rarity:
C
Number:
7
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

-2:Harsh Deceiver
Harsh Deceiver
Harsh DeceiverSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
1: Look at the top card of your library. 2: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land, untap Harsh Deceiver and it gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.

-1:Horizon Steed
-1:Hundred-Talon Kami
-1:Kami of Ancient Law
Kami of Ancient Law
Kami of Ancient LawSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice Kami of Ancient Law: Destroy target enchantment.

-1:Kitsune Healer
Kitsune Healer
Kitsune HealerSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fox Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn. T: Prevent all damage that would be dealt to target legendary creature this turn.

-1:Quiet Purity
Quiet Purity
Quiet PuritySet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
39
Artist:
Shishizaru
Text:
Destroy target enchantment.

-1:Silant-Chant Zubera
-1:Vigilance
Vigilance
VigilanceSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
49
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Text:
Enchanted creature has vigilance. (Attacking doesn't cause it to tap.)


Blue:
-1:Callous Deceiver
Callous Deceiver
Callous DeceiverSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Kensuke Okabayashi
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
1: Look at the top card of your library. 2: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land, Callous Deceiver gets +1/+0 and gains flying until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.

-2:Dampen thought
-1:Guardian of Solitude
Guardian of Solitude
Guardian of SolitudeSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
64
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, target creature gains flying until end of turn.

-1:Hisoka's Guard
Hisoka's Guard
Hisoka's GuardSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
You may choose not to untap Hisoka's Guard during your untap step. 1U, T: As long as Hisoka's Guard remains tapped, target creature you control other than Hisoka's Guard can't be the target of spells or abilities.

-1:Lifted by Clouds
Lifted by Clouds
Lifted by CloudsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Target creature gains flying until end of turn. Splice onto Arcane 1U (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

-1:Mystic Restraints
Mystic Restraints
Mystic RestraintsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
You may play Mystic Restraints any time you could play an instant. When Mystic Restraints comes into play, tap enchanted creature. Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.

-2:River Kaijin
River Kaijin
River KaijinSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
83
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
1
Toughness:
4

-1:Sift
Sift
SiftSet: Stronghold
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
42
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Draw three cards, then choose and discard a card.
through Sands
-1:Soratami Rainshaper
Soratami Rainshaper
Soratami RainshaperSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Moonfolk Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
89
Artist:
Ittoku
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying 3, Return a land you control to its owner's hand: Target creature you control can't be the target of spells or abilities this turn.

-1:Soratami Seer
Soratami Seer
Soratami SeerSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Moonfolk Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
91
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying 4, Return two lands you control to their owner's hand: Discard your hand, then draw that many cards.

-1:Teller of Tales
Teller of Tales
Teller of TalesSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, tap or untap target creature.

-1:Thoughtbind
Thoughtbind
ThoughtbindSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Counter target spell with converted mana cost 4 or less.

-2:Wandering Ones
Wandering Ones
Wandering OnesSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
100
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1


Black:
-2:Devouring Greed
Devouring Greed
Devouring GreedSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
As an additional cost to play Devouring Greed, you may sacrifice any number of Spirits. Target player loses 2 life plus 2 life for each Spirit sacrificed this way. You gain that much life.

-1:Kami of the Waning Moon
Kami of the Waning Moon
Kami of the Waning MoonSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
120
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, target creature gains fear until end of turn.

-1:Night Dealings
Night Dealings
Night DealingsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
132
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Whenever a source you control deals damage to another player, put that many theft counters on Night Dealings. 2BB, Remove X theft counters from Night Dealings: Search your library for a nonland card with converted mana cost X, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

-1:Painwracker Oni
Painwracker Oni
Painwracker OniSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura
Power:
5
Toughness:
4
Text:
Fear At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature if you don't control an Ogre.

-2:Pull Under
Pull Under
Pull UnderSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
137
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.

-1:Ragged Veins
Ragged Veins
Ragged VeinsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
139
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
You may play Ragged Veins any time you could play an instant. Whenever enchanted creature is dealt damage, its controller loses that much life.

-2:Soulless Revival
Soulless Revival
Soulless RevivalSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
144
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Splice onto Arcane 1B (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

-1:Villanous Ogre
-1:Waking Nightmare
Waking Nightmare
Waking NightmareSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
149
Artist:
Mitch Cotie
Text:
Target player discards two cards.


Red:
-1:Brutal Deceiver
Brutal Deceiver
Brutal DeceiverSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
161
Artist:
Jon Foster
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1: Look at the top card of your library. 2: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land, Brutal Deceiver gets +1/+0 and gains first strike until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.

-1:Desperate Ritual
Desperate Ritual
Desperate RitualSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
163
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Add RRR to your mana pool. Splice onto Arcane 1R (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

-1:Ember-Fist Zubera
-1:Frostwielder
Frostwielder
FrostwielderSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
167
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Frostwielder deals 1 damage to target creature or player. If a creature dealt damage by Frostwielder this turn would be put into a graveyard, remove it from the game instead.

-1:Glacial Ray
Glacial Ray
Glacial RaySet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Glacial Ray deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Splice onto Arcane 1R (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

-1:Honden of Infinite Rage
Honden of Infinite Rage
Honden of Infinite RageSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Enchantment - Shrine
Rarity:
U
Number:
172
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, Honden of Infinite Rage deals damage to target creature or player equal to the number of Shrines you control.

-1:Kumano's Pupils
Kumano's Pupils
Kumano's PupilsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
177
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
If a creature dealt damage by Kumano's Pupils this turn would be put into a graveyard, remove it from the game instead.
(Foil
Foil
FoilSet: Prophecy
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
34
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
You may discard an island and another card from your hand instead of paying Foil's mana cost. Counter target spell.
)
-1:VW5jb250cm9sbGFibGUgAnger
Anger
AngerSet: Judgment
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Incarnation
Rarity:
U
Number:
77
Artist:
John Avon

Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Haste. As long as Anger is in your graveyard and you control a mountain, creatures you control have haste.

-2:Unearthly Blizzard
Unearthly Blizzard
Unearthly BlizzardSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
196
Artist:
Joel Thomas
Text:
Up to three target creatures can't block this turn.

-1:Yamabushi's Storm
Yamabushi's Storm
Yamabushi's StormSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
199
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Yamabushi's Storm deals 1 damage to each creature. If a creature dealt damage this way would be put into a graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead.


Green:
-1:Azusa, Lost but Seeking
Azusa, Lost but Seeking
Azusa, Lost but SeekingSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Monk
Rarity:
R
Number:
201
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
You may play two additional lands on each of your turns.

-1:Burr Grafter
Burr Grafter
Burr GrafterSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
203
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice Burr Grafter: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Soulshift 3 (When this is put into a graveyard from play, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)

-3:Commune with Nature
-1:Dosan the Falling Leaf
Dosan the Falling Leaf
Dosan the Falling LeafSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Monk
Rarity:
R
Number:
205
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Players can play spells only during their own turns.

-1:Dripping-tounge Zubera
-1:Hana Kami
Hana Kami
Hana KamiSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
211
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G, Sacrifice Hana Kami: Return target Arcane card from your graveyard to your hand.

-1:Iname, Life Respect
-1:Kashi-Tribe Reaver
-1:Kashi-Tribe Warriors
-1:Kodami's might
-1:Kodama's Reach
Kodama's Reach
Kodama's ReachSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Search your library for two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one into play tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

-1:Matsu-Tribe Decoy
-1:Moss Kami
Moss Kami
Moss KamiSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
228
Artist:
Hugh Jamieson
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Trample

-1:Order of the Sacred Bell
Order of the Sacred Bell
Order of the Sacred BellSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Monk
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
4
Toughness:
3

-1:Orochi Sustainer
Orochi Sustainer
Orochi SustainerSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
236
Artist:
rk post
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

-1:Soilshaper
Soilshaper
SoilshaperSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
243
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, target land becomes a 3/3 creature until end of turn. It's still a land.

-1:Strenght of Cedars
-1:Wear Away
Wear Away
Wear AwaySet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
250
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Splice onto Arcane 3G (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)


Lands:
-1:Forbid
Forbid
ForbidSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
35
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Text:
Buyback Choose and discard two cards. (You may choose and discard two cards in addition to any other costs when you play this spell. If you do, put Forbid into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Counter target spell.
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Artifacts:
-1:Honor-Worn Shaku
-1:Jade Idol
Jade Idol
Jade IdolSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
256
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, Jade Idol becomes a 4/4 Spirit artifact creature until end of turn.

-1:Nine-Ringed Bo
-1:No-Dachi

*Whenever I started to build my sealed deck, I always try to organize what I have first. This is actually important because you have over 70 cards to sift through, and sometimes you can be overwhelmed.

-First, I organize all of my cards into six different piles: one for each color and then an artifact/land pile. After I’m finished with this, I look through the six different piles and put all of the unplayable cards facedown. For example: both of my wandering ones were left face down at the bottom of my blue pile.

Last, you look through each pile one last time and put the remaining cards in mana cost order. For example: In my green pile, I had hana kami, commune with natures, and Kodama’s might on top. Then I had soilshapers, etc.

*Whew! All done with the first part! Now, the hardest part is building the deck. However, if you know all about mana curves, if you know the Kamigawa set, and if you spent time reading forums (about limited) on starcity games and brainburst (Their forums are great!), there is no need to worry! Here is how I built my deck using the above card pool:

Green:

-1 Kodama's Might
Kodama's Might
Kodama's MightSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
224
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Splice onto Arcane G (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)
(1)
-1 Hana Kami
Hana Kami
Hana KamiSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
211
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1G, Sacrifice Hana Kami: Return target Arcane card from your graveyard to your hand.
(1)
-1 Soilshaper
Soilshaper
SoilshaperSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
243
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, target land becomes a 3/3 creature until end of turn. It's still a land.
(2)
-1 Dripping-Tongue Zubera (2)
-1 Matsu-Tribe Decoy (3)
-1 Kodama's Reach
Kodama's Reach
Kodama's ReachSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Search your library for two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one into play tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
(3)
-1 Burr Grafter
Burr Grafter
Burr GrafterSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
203
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice Burr Grafter: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. Soulshift 3 (When this is put into a graveyard from play, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)
(4)
-1 Kashi-Tribe Reaver (4)
-1 Strength of Cedars
Strength of Cedars
Strength of CedarsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
U
Number:
245
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of lands you control.
(5)
-1 Moss Kami
Moss Kami
Moss KamiSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
228
Artist:
Hugh Jamieson
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Trample
(6)

Black:

-1 Villainous Ogre
Villainous Ogre
Villainous OgreSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ogre Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
148
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Villainous Ogre can't block. As long as you control a Demon, Villainous Ogre has “B: Regenerate Villainous Ogre.”
(3)
-1 Kami of the Waning Moon
Kami of the Waning Moon
Kami of the Waning MoonSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
120
Artist:
Matt Thompson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, target creature gains fear until end of turn.
(3)
-1 Devouring Greed
Devouring Greed
Devouring GreedSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Text:
As an additional cost to play Devouring Greed, you may sacrifice any number of Spirits. Target player loses 2 life plus 2 life for each Spirit sacrificed this way. You gain that much life.
(4)
-1 Painwracker Oni
Painwracker Oni
Painwracker OniSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura
Power:
5
Toughness:
4
Text:
Fear At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature if you don't control an Ogre.
(5)
-2 Pull Under
Pull Under
Pull UnderSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
137
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target creature gets -5/-5 until end of turn.
(6)

Red:

-1 Ember-Fist Zubera (2)
-1 Glacial Ray
Glacial Ray
Glacial RaySet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Glacial Ray deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Splice onto Arcane 1R (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)
(2)
-1 Honden-Infinite Rage (3)
-1 Brutal Deceiver
Brutal Deceiver
Brutal DeceiverSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
161
Artist:
Jon Foster
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1: Look at the top card of your library. 2: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land, Brutal Deceiver gets +1/+0 and gains first strike until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.
(3)

Artifacts:
-1 No-Dachi (2)
-1 Jade Idol
Jade Idol
Jade IdolSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
256
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, Jade Idol becomes a 4/4 Spirit artifact creature until end of turn.
(4)

Lands:_18
-8 forests
-6 swamps
-4 mountains

1 drops = 2
2 drops = 4
3 drops = 6
4 drops = 4
5 drops = 2
6 drops = 3

Creatures = 13
Combat Tricks/Acceleration = 5
Removal = 4
Land = 18

-Its important to note that I was unsure of either to splash white or red. This question of what to splash will always plague you when participating in a sealed event. However, if you look at the card choices carefully enough, you will choose the correct splash. White had Cage of Hands
Cage of Hands
Cage of HandsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block. 1W: Return Cage of Hands to its owner's hand.
, 2 Brutal Deceiver
Brutal Deceiver
Brutal DeceiverSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
161
Artist:
Jon Foster
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1: Look at the top card of your library. 2: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land, Brutal Deceiver gets +1/+0 and gains first strike until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.
s, and Kami of Ancient Law
Kami of Ancient Law
Kami of Ancient LawSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice Kami of Ancient Law: Destroy target enchantment.
. Red had Glacial Ray
Glacial Ray
Glacial RaySet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Glacial Ray deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Splice onto Arcane 1R (As you play an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)
, Honden Infinite Rage, Brutal Deceiver
Brutal Deceiver
Brutal DeceiverSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
161
Artist:
Jon Foster
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1: Look at the top card of your library. 2: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land, Brutal Deceiver gets +1/+0 and gains first strike until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.
, and Ember-Fist Zubera.

*It is also important to know that splashing for 3 colors is usually a good idea.

-In the end I chose red (obviously) since it had access to 2 removal spells instead of just 1. Also, I was afraid of splashing creatures, and would've replaced Brutal Deceiver
Brutal Deceiver
Brutal DeceiverSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
161
Artist:
Jon Foster
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1: Look at the top card of your library. 2: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a land, Brutal Deceiver gets +1/+0 and gains first strike until end of turn. Play this ability only once each turn.
with Order of the Sacred Bell
Order of the Sacred Bell
Order of the Sacred BellSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Monk
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
had it not been for Kodama's Reach
Kodama's Reach
Kodama's ReachSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Search your library for two basic land cards, reveal those cards, and put one into play tapped and the other into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
. At first I was skeptical, because I believed I had too many combat tricks/acceleration (5) and not enough removal (4).

-I knew Soilshaper
Soilshaper
SoilshaperSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
243
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, target land becomes a 3/3 creature until end of turn. It's still a land.
and Jade Idol
Jade Idol
Jade IdolSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
256
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, Jade Idol becomes a 4/4 Spirit artifact creature until end of turn.
were playable cards, but they shined in my matches. It’s important to know, though, that Order of the Sacred Bell
Order of the Sacred Bell
Order of the Sacred BellSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Monk
Rarity:
C
Number:
232
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
’s only drawback is the 1 less toughness. That was probably one mistake I made in my build.

*Next article I write will be about how to utilize the betrayer’s cards (no cards from the first set) in a sealed event.


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