Kizar Basiku, the Outrageous
Mana Cost: Five (5)
*Evolution - Put on one of your Initiates.
*Blocker (Whenever an opponent's creature
attacks, you may tap this creature to stop the
attack. Then the 2 creatures battle.)
*Fire stealth (This creature can't be
blocked while your opponent has any fire cards
in his mana zone.)
*Double breaker (This creature breaks 2
Set: Thundercharge of Ultra Destruction
Power/Cost: You can’t expect
any better than 8500 power for just five mana.
Aside from having an incredible power to cost
ratio, Kizar Basiku comes with Double breaker.
Factor in mana acceleration and you could
feasibly be swinging with him on turn four. Fun
Civilization/Race: There have
been fourteen Initiate creatures released so
far. That’s good enough to tie them as the
largest race in Duel Masters. There is also
another Initiate evolution in addition to Kizar
Basiku. The double-tapper, Craze Valkyrie, is a
solid card with nice combo potential. Kizar
Basiku has three main creatures you should use
as Evo-bait for him: Sarius, Miele, and Magris.
None are outstanding but they’re at least
Effects: Let’s run through
Kizar Basiku’s many abilities one by one to make
things easier. First on the list is Blocker. You
will normally be attacking with him, so Kizar
will be tapped and unable to block on your
opponent’s turn. It could still come in handy
though when you’re in a pinch. On the flip side,
Paladin really screws this guy over just like
Ladia Bale. Fire Stealth is the next big ability
Kizar possesses. Water and Darkness are probably
the best Stealth effects to have, but I would
guess at least 40% of the decks out there run
Fire. Being unblockable goes well with Kizar’s
final ability, Double breaker. Cheap creatures
that can swing for two are always nice.
Rom, Vizier of Tendrils is the only compatible
creature to evolve from in Thundercharge.
Fortunately Rom is only a common and has a
decent ability, which in turn boosts Kizar
Basiku’s usefulness. Jump on this guy if you get
two or more Initiates to use as bait.
In the regular deck-building format, this guy is
even more deadly. One of the decks I’m working
on right now has both Valkyrie and Kizar Basiku
in it. Keep an eye out for them in a report
sometime down the road.