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White Kirin - cmc 4
Black Kirin - cmc 4
Red Kirin - cmc 4
Blue Kirin - cmc 5
Green Kirin - cmc SEVEN

What the crap Wizards?
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (4/9/2011 8:11:16 AM)


Since Spirit decks (especially green ones) can be insane with summoning, this is a lifegain card worth using. The cost is a little steep, but whatever. You get a 4/4 flier out of it, too.
Posted By: Weretarrasque (2/11/2010 6:01:19 PM)


This guy is great. My deck is very slow, so i usually take a lot of damage before i get him out. After that, he will usually give me life equal to the number of lands i control every turn because of all the high cmc creatures and spells. My opponents have trouble keeping up because im gaining 6+ life a turn. With my constant revival combo using death denied and hana kami, I can usually just sit there and swing with creatures that will die, bring them back and gain life for it, without ever losing creatures for more than two turns.
Posted By: VoidedNote (8/18/2010 12:39:37 PM)


This guy is so awesome... and yet that mana cost makes him not all that playable... thats very sad to me...
Posted By: Anubisisking (1/30/2011 5:26:26 PM)


Definitely died to this one a couple of times. That lifegain is not to be underestimated.
Posted By: Shiizu (7/3/2011 12:26:10 AM)


The art is amazing. I love all the kirins. I assume that they made it so expensive because of the green/flying... but c'mon, it didn't seem to matter with Jugan, the Rising Star...
Posted By: HuntedWumpusMustDie (12/21/2011 12:48:17 PM)


He costs seven because green has quick mana acceleration, and also because flyers in green are very, very rare.
Posted By: Arachnos (7/27/2012 12:26:31 PM)


I think the high manacost isn't just to do with the Flying, but also that Lifegain. Seriously, in at least a part-green spirit deck you could be looking at between 1-7 life per creature. And that's if you're not running arcane.

When I had this guy out on the field I was pretty much exploding with life with my mono-green spirit/arcane deck. He's extremely powerful.
Posted By: psychichobo (12/12/2012 4:13:20 PM)


@Omenchild: Kirin are divine horse-like beings, but that doesn't mean that they have to resemble unicorns any more than horses do.

I really like this card, but I kinda feel like it should have been 5/5 to justify the high manacost compared to the other Kirin spirits.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (2/1/2011 3:01:21 PM)


7 for a 4/4 flying body isnt terrible, in green, that is decent for a flyer
plus 7 isnt that high in green for a cost

plus, as was said, dropping lots of spirits is easy, just gotta keep the draw speed up to match
Posted By: Dingo777 (2/21/2010 9:05:55 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!