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Meloku the Clouded Mirror
Champions of Kamigawa

Reviewed December 22, 2004

Constructed: 3.30
Casual: 3.20
Limited: 4.40

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

 Wednesday - Meloku the Clouded Mirror

An absolutely INSANE card to have in limited. I don't care what other blue you have ... if you open this guy, you ARE playing him. Inevitability, or mega chump blockers, let you take over the game in short order.

In constructed, a bit too weak outside of a deck with Azusa, and even then, his 5 mana cost will make him a bit too late to matter in the current field of decks.

A great casual card. Pair this with Azusa, Fastbond, and Exploration, and just go to town.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 5

Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

 Meloku the Clouded Mirror

This is the BADDEST blue man in the set. If you open this rare in any Champions of Kamigawa format, congratulations, you are now playing blue! No card is harder to deal with than Meloku. If this were a more balanced card, it would cost two blue instead of just one blue to cast, it would have a toughness of one or two instead of a ridiculously tough four, and its ability would either require you to sacrifice the land that you turn into a flying creature, or the flying tokens would go away when Meloku left play, OR BOTH. As it is, you better have an answer to Meloku the moment he comes into play. One more turn could be one turn too late. If your opponent has ten or more land in play when he lays down Meloku, you may already be a loser. This creature has the kind of impact that could make his very good in constructed decks, particularly in control decks that only include one or two creatures as a win condition.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Meloku the Clouded Mirror

Wow is this guy amazing. He has a four toughness, making him immune to so much of the burn out there, and is a great finisher in both limited and constructed. I actually expect him to be the kill card in some of the new control decks out there for constructed. The only place he is rather weak is in multi player games. He's going to let you kill one of your opponents, but then the others will kill you while you have near no land out to defend with.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 5 


* game store owner

Wednesday - Meloku the Clouded Mirror

Funny thing is, there isn't a lot to say about a card lot this. It's good in everything but casual play I think. It returns cards. It makes creatures. It flies.

What more do you want?

Constructed: 3.5
Casual : 2
Limited: 4
 Meloku the Clouded Mirror --

When I first read this card, I thought it was only OK. When someone told me that it was really good and belonged in constructed, I was doubtful. When I sat down and played the card, I changed my opinion. Meloku is one of those cards that needs to be dealt with very close to the time that she comes into play, otherwise she has a bad, bad tendency to shut down your opponent's offense and slowly bring the game under control with a horde of weenie fliers. I'm not going to give Meloku a stellar rating though, since she doesn't fit into every blue deck -- it really needs to have some aggressive tendencies, since your opponent will find a way to get rid of her fairly quickly.

The above really applies to constructed, casual, and limited play. The only difference is that in limited, Meloku is that much more special since she has a cheap way of gaining creature advantage.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5

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