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Wow. Had no idea there was such a great card at common in Kamigawa. Plus the artwork is sick !
Posted By: Belz_ (1/11/2011 2:51:38 PM)


kinda similar in effect to Nantuko shade, but not in creature vs creature power
Posted By: Kryptnyt (4/9/2010 7:40:34 PM)


This thing was great in limited. It effectively firebreathed if it hit a player, and was a 2/2 for two in the tribe supported by soulshift, which made it highly recurrable.
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (5/6/2010 11:14:16 AM)


@FurryTyrant: It's an activated ability, so yes, it can.
Posted By: Tiggurix (6/16/2010 12:42:07 AM)


In certain respects, I prefer this card to Nantuko Shade. Less able to take on enemy creatures, perhaps, but you don't have to invest your mana into pumping him up only to see your opponent remove him just before he connects. If they want to get rid of him, they have to act first, otherwise they won't be able to stop you from activating Wicked Akuba's ability. More power to you that way.
Posted By: Talcos (3/3/2011 6:23:04 AM)


This creature has one of ethese effects that sound more powerful than they actually are.
In this case, when only focusing on the effect for this single card, it's inferior to a simple firebreathing effect.
Yet, on the other hand, Wizards apparently still wanted to keep some combo potential for this card, since it states damage, not combat damage.
That means if equip/enchant this guy with any shooting effects like Viridian Longbow, you can spend your black mana for some extra lifeloss.
Posted By: Mode (8/11/2009 9:33:37 AM)


I hate people who say Kamigawa sucked. It had its downs, but unique goodies like this keep it in my high favor.
Posted By: CollectiveC (6/6/2011 5:35:32 PM)


That's fun to say! Wicked Akuba. Wicked Akuba. Wicked Akuba. Heh heh heh....
Posted By: divine_exodus (10/28/2010 5:58:49 PM)


Question... Can this ability be used over and over in a turn??
Posted By: FurryTyrant (2/22/2010 3:17:55 AM)


This guy is one of the few good commons in the Kamigawa block indeed. Pretty much everything important has already been said already, but I'd like to add that a 2/2 body for {B}{B} is very good for the color.
Posted By: Lege (11/7/2009 8:13:08 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!