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Minamo, School at Water's Edge
Betrayers of Kamigawa

Reviewed April 14, 2005

Constructed: 2.60
Casual: 3.20
Limited: 2.60

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Jeff Zandi

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 Minamo, School at Water's Edge

In a constructed deck, you don't really have to have too many legendary creatures in your deck before this card's untap ability could become somewhat interesting. It's nice that, from a mana producing standpoint, this card has no serious drawbacks when compared to an Island card. Still, I find Minamo MINIMALLY interesting.



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Minamo, School at Water's Edge - Thursday

Funny thing is, of the new legendary lands, this one probably has the fewest uses. However, it is pretty nice when you do get to use it. I'd expect it to find it's way into any deck that has a Meloku and lots of blue mana. I've seen more and more of these lands appearing in decks, and I don't expect that trend to stop any time soon.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2

Paul Hagan

 Minamo, School at Water's Edge --

If you have a legendary permanent in your deck and you are playing blue, why wouldn't you play Minamo? It serves the same purpose as a basic Island, with the exception that you don't want to see multiples over the course of a game, and who knows?...it might come in handy. I'm also pretty sure this card has the ability to be ridiculous with certain cards, such as Tolarian Academy (though I suppose that card is dumb enough on its own...)

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.0 (slightly higher chance of seeing legends...)


 Minamo, School at Water's Edge

While it's not a constructed favorite, it does have its place in limited with the huge number of Legends that Kamigawa block has to offer. If you're going blue, and you have some decent Legends, it's a definite include in your deck. In casual, a definite include for Legend decks.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 4
Secret Squirrel Minamo, School at Water's Edge

I like this series of lands. The red one gives first strike (FINALLY something other than haste) the black one gives fear, the green gives +1/+1 (=/), the white prevents damage, and this one untaps. Unlike the other lands, this isn’t a card you can just stick into any blue deck. You can use this to untap some cool stuff though: Arcanis the Omnipotent, Tolarian Academy, Rorix, Gaea’s Cradle. This card can be insane in casual. I don’t see this getting too big in block or Type 2, but it’s definitely not bad. It’s showing up a lot in Extended though, and for good reason.

In limited, it’s not as powerful because there isn’t much you can combo it with. It’s not terrible though; it’s an island with no damage. Definitely not a first pick, but I wouldn’t mind taking this later.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 2
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