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Kamahl, Fist of Krosa 

Reviewed December xx, 2004

Constructed: 2.30
Casual: 3.20
Limited: 4.00

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Friday - Kamahl, Fist of Krosa
A nice big fatty finisher for the Elf and Nail deck, he efficiently used Vernal Bloom to animate a few lands, then make the lands huge and attack for the win.
I suppose that would be good if you had access to that type mana, and his Overrun effect would help in most decks, but most of the time, there is a better choice than this in Extended.
I'll have to repeat what I've said all week about this being a great casual card, where the development is usually a bit slower.
This guy is awesome in limited. If you can pick him, do so. and build your deck making sure he's in there.
Constructed: 2
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5

Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

 Kamahl, Fist of Krosa

This card COULD have been a good Christmas card, because his name is in that old Christmas carol "Kamahl ye Faithful". Anyway...His Fatness, Kamahl, was ALL THAT + bag of chips in Onslaught limited for the ability as "Overrun on a Stick" as well as his ability to turn your lands into 1/1 creatures to add to a big game-winning Overrun turn. Awesome! In constructed play, however, Kamahl is just another complicated creature that costs a little bit too much. Sir Trample certainly could be a great winning strategy for casual decks, in my humble opinion.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
 Kamahl, Fist of Krosa

While its true that this guy staying on the board for more than a turn is pretty much game over, I don't value him as high as others do. He tends to die quite a bit, and requires such a heavy dedication to mana ramping and green. While he's definitely worth a shot in limited, in multi player casual he'll get you killed in a heartbeat, and in constructed he only really fits in one deck, and even then he's not always useful

Constructed: 2
Casual: 1
Limited: 3


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

 Friday - Kamahl, Fist of Krosa

OK, remember how we were talking about Vernal Bloom yesterday? This guy loves vernal bloom. The neat part about Kamahl is that he can be offensive or defensive late in the game. And when you draw him late, you opponent almost has to deal with him instantly or it's lights out. He's costed just high enough to keep him from appearing in a ton of decks. But once you get him into play, he's well worth it.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.5
 Kamahl, Fist of Krosa --

Who likes Overrun on a stick? Who likes being able to turn their lands into dudes for cheap? Who likes, er, legends? I'm stretching with the last one, but Kamahl is one scary creature if you can get him on the board and active. As is evidenced by Tooth and Nail and Crystal Witness decks right now, it is pretty easy to get a ton of land out quickly, meaning Kamahl can be extremely effective. Don't get me wrong, he isn't the best creature ever -- far from it -- but I don't like sitting across from him.

In limited, I'll almost always play this card just because he can be a nice bomb to drop at the end of the game. You have to have some pretty stellar green cards to not play this guy when running green.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5

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