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With the right deck this guy is one heck of a rattlesnake. I like playing Necropotence + Spellbook with this guy, and just when my opponents thinks the situation couldn't get any worse, I play Xathrid Demon.
Posted By: NuclearMECCA (10/16/2009 7:55:07 PM)


I use this guy in my casual Sedris Reanimator-Control deck. Great when I want to sweep the board for a mere 2BB (most of the time trying to get -4/-4, so that my sedris stays alive :P)
Posted By: Dark_Raider (9/14/2010 12:00:31 PM)


Not that this is a bad creature, but if you already have Necropotence or 40 cards in hand, you should already have something awesome going on. This guy seems a bit superfluous in this situation.
Posted By: InternetNinjacy (8/6/2010 2:47:14 PM)


In the right deck this card doubles as both a well-costed fatty and brutal board wipe. If your deck sports black and a consistent decently large hand-size, it's a serious mistake to not include a couple of this chunker.
Posted By: Amphetadex (8/11/2009 9:37:28 PM)


By a most wonderful of coincidences, this guy's name both refers to the original and recurring Maro mechanic and is a proper Ja panese name.

Maro is a recurring suffix for boys names, meaning something along the lines of 'me' or 'I'.

Transliterated; Kagemaro means approximately "Great One of Shadow".
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (2/6/2011 1:01:52 PM)


I have this guy in my deck with gaea's anthem and reliquary tower... and all the others in this cycle. Half the time I have 40+ cards in hand...
Posted By: Th3_Dark_On3 (6/12/2009 4:00:22 PM)


He reminds me of that giant clawed maggot in Diablo II...
Posted By: 001010011100101110 (7/19/2010 9:33:04 PM)


@ 001010011100101110 and rinoh20: You guys are both wrong: Its name is Duriel!
Posted By: GengilOrbios (8/1/2011 4:39:06 AM)


i believe that was tal rahsa.
Posted By: rinoh20 (5/7/2011 11:03:16 AM)


@axelle: HairlessThoctar meant that it was a coincidence that Wizards could print a card with the word "Maro" in it while still creating a correct Ja panese name.

For those that don't know, the Maro mechanic (named for lead designer Mark Rosewater) is a tradition where every creature that references hand size has the word Maro in its name. Just search 'maro' in gatherer and you'll see it.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (6/14/2011 3:16:38 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!