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I got back into Magic after a long hiatus during Kamigawa block, when one of my college friends organized multiple draft and sealed leagues for our fraternity. As RownKeltizar suggests, this little guy was a beast with Wicked Akuba and Horobi in Kamigawa limited. We also made a fun little song about him.
Posted By: cutefuzzy (6/4/2011 12:35:40 PM)
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Painsmith seems very similiar to this card for some reason.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (1/7/2011 9:10:49 AM)
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Kitsune is saying that the only guaranteed target for its ability is itself so it is redundant in most cases to have fear and flying as they are both evasion abilities.
Posted By: iHeartMtg (5/25/2011 8:45:56 PM)
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Aaron’s Random Card Comment of the Day #52, 1/5/11

This card ended up in a spot that is unappealing looking, but typically necessary for limited play in a set with linear themes like Spirit/Arcane. I typically don’t like cards like this, meaning ones that you’d be hesitant to play outside of limited, even in a budget black “spiritcraft” deck, which is the only deck it could possibly go into. We still make narrow cards for linear limited strategies that aren’t very powerful on their own—Golden Urn from Scars of Mirrodin leaps to mind, as an example of a card that you sometimes play in dedicated metalcraft decks, but rarely at any other time—but ideally they don’t look overcosted and have some appeal to casual deckbuilders. I could see people having fun with Golden Urn in a constructed deck with Trinket Mage and proliferate, but I can’t see any particularly happy moments coming from this Kami.

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Posted By: Aaron_Forsythe (1/5/2011 11:10:51 PM)
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Has potential with Horobi, Death's Wail and Wicked Akuba in a dedicated Spirit deck. Fear is not something to be taken lightly in aggro. With one Long-Forgotten Gohei This will cost 1B and be a 2/2, which is a lot more acceptable and is what you should be paying for something like this anyway in a spirit/arcane deck.
Posted By: RowanKeltizar (5/30/2011 11:30:51 AM)
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with a name like kami, this card should be better
Posted By: ArgivianArchaeologis (4/20/2010 10:16:57 PM)
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Champ_Kitsune's comment does not make sense. This card sounds good. Not too good, but just alright good.
Posted By: AXER (12/22/2009 1:17:16 AM)
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'Note that Arcane was called “mystic”.'

I don't know why either of those names were ever even considered, as nothing about them suggests spirits. Off the top of my head, I can come up with "spiritual", "etheric", "gnostic", "ephemeral", and with a mild stretch "primordial". But Kamigawa was mostly perfect in flavor terms (mechanics of course were another story), so I'll overlook one glaring error in its execution.

'Attuned — Target creature gains fear until end of turn (Whenever you play a spirit or mystic spell you may do the attuned effect.) '

Heheh, "do the effect", that's a bit too lax even for my standards. I have a lot of jokes I could make here but they border on family-unfriendly so I'd better hold my tongue.
Posted By: willpell (6/5/2011 3:40:15 AM)
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Overpriced. The target it provides for its ability (itself) already has evasion anyway. Would be more compelling if it said 'target creature gets +2/+0 until end of turn.'
Posted By: Champion_Kitsune (10/25/2009 9:43:22 PM)
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@ Aaron:
Printing a card with evasion that gives some other sort of evasion feels really odd to me. I also agree with Champion_Kitsune that it's overprised... and I want to add, it's plain boring.

I'm glad this card isn't another black "sacrifice ~: " creature. There are so many black examples and this makes me wonder why a black creature gives up their life for such a minor effects. See Bile Urchin vs. Death Cultist.
Posted By: Cheza (8/1/2011 6:00:38 AM)
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Should've kept the cost at 1Black. It still wouldn't have been particularly usable, but at least it wouldn't have been terrible.
Posted By: Aquillion (6/16/2013 10:25:16 AM)
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@RowanKeltizar

Long-Forgotten Gohei does not reduce the cost of spirit spells.
Posted By: Blitz_Hammer (12/25/2012 8:53:01 PM)
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@ Aaron:
Printing a card with evasion that gives some other sort of evasion feels really odd to me. I also agree with Champion_Kitsune that it's overprised... and I want to add, it's plain boring.

I'm glad this card isn't another black "sacrifice ~: " creature. There are so many black examples and this makes me wonder why a black creature gives up their life for such a minor effects. See Bile Urchin vs. Death Cultist.
Posted By: Cheza (8/1/2011 6:00:38 AM)
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'Note that Arcane was called “mystic”.'

I don't know why either of those names were ever even considered, as nothing about them suggests spirits. Off the top of my head, I can come up with "spiritual", "etheric", "gnostic", "ephemeral", and with a mild stretch "primordial". But Kamigawa was mostly perfect in flavor terms (mechanics of course were another story), so I'll overlook one glaring error in its execution.

'Attuned — Target creature gains fear until end of turn (Whenever you play a spirit or mystic spell you may do the attuned effect.) '

Heheh, "do the effect", that's a bit too lax even for my standards. I have a lot of jokes I could make here but they border on family-unfriendly so I'd better hold my tongue.
Posted By: willpell (6/5/2011 3:40:15 AM)
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I got back into Magic after a long hiatus during Kamigawa block, when one of my college friends organized multiple draft and sealed leagues for our fraternity. As RownKeltizar suggests, this little guy was a beast with Wicked Akuba and Horobi in Kamigawa limited. We also made a fun little song about him.
Posted By: cutefuzzy (6/4/2011 12:35:40 PM)
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Has potential with Horobi, Death's Wail and Wicked Akuba in a dedicated Spirit deck. Fear is not something to be taken lightly in aggro. With one Long-Forgotten Gohei This will cost 1B and be a 2/2, which is a lot more acceptable and is what you should be paying for something like this anyway in a spirit/arcane deck.
Posted By: RowanKeltizar (5/30/2011 11:30:51 AM)
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Kitsune is saying that the only guaranteed target for its ability is itself so it is redundant in most cases to have fear and flying as they are both evasion abilities.
Posted By: iHeartMtg (5/25/2011 8:45:56 PM)
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use it with spirits like loch korrigan, chilling apparation or wicked akuba ftw
i also dont like the idea of creating forgettable cards, surely some would say "hey u cant expect every card to be awesome" but i would reply "hey but you can at least try harder"
Posted By: Imperialstonedragon (5/7/2011 7:24:51 AM)
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Painsmith seems very similiar to this card for some reason.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (1/7/2011 9:10:49 AM)
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Aaron’s Random Card Comment of the Day #52, 1/5/11

This card ended up in a spot that is unappealing looking, but typically necessary for limited play in a set with linear themes like Spirit/Arcane. I typically don’t like cards like this, meaning ones that you’d be hesitant to play outside of limited, even in a budget black “spiritcraft” deck, which is the only deck it could possibly go into. We still make narrow cards for linear limited strategies that aren’t very powerful on their own—Golden Urn from Scars of Mirrodin leaps to mind, as an example of a card that you sometimes play in dedicated metalcraft decks, but rarely at any other time—but ideally they don’t look overcosted and have some appeal to casual deckbuilders. I could see people having fun with Golden Urn in a constructed deck with Trinket Mage and proliferate, but I can’t see any particularly happy moments coming from this Kami.

That said, i... (see all)
Posted By: Aaron_Forsythe (1/5/2011 11:10:51 PM)
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