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Shizo, Death's Storehouse
Champions of Kamigawa

Reviewed April 15, 2005

Constructed: 2.65
Casual: 3.20
Limited: 2.60

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Jeff Zandi

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Shizo, Death's Storehouse

Shizo, like Minamo and the three other legendary lands from Champions of Kamigawa, give you a colored mana producing land without drawback WITH an additional ability to possibly entice you into putting these legendary lands into your deck. It's nice that Shizo provides a useful ability, the ability to give a legendary creature fear until end of turn. Unfortunately, this ability is just not going to come in handy nearly often enough to include it in your deck. It's just NOT THAT GOOD. Cards this narrow don't see much play.


* Game Store Owner

Shizo, Death's Storehouse - Friday

This one I like. I don't have a ton of stuff to say here unfortunately. I said my piece about legendary lands yesterday. I will say though, that giving fear to some of these large legends can be amazingly scary for your opponent. Unblackable large guys are hard to deal with.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2

Paul Hagan

 Shizo, Death's Storehouse --

Did y'all read yesterday's Card of the Day, regarding Minamo, School at Water's Edge? Apply the same concepts to Shizo, Death's Storehouse. If you play black cards and legendary creatures, then why not run one Shizo, Death's Storehouse? It can't hurt, and it could come in handy over the course of a game. It acts like a Swamp for the most part -- it comes into play untapped, produces one black mana when tapped, and it doesn't have any silly restrictions on it. It just so happens that every once in a while, you will give a creature fear with it.

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


 Shizo, Death's Storehouse

Not as good as Minamo, but defintely worth playing if you're going Black and you have Legends, under the premise that it certainly couldn't hurt. It taps for a Black mana, so why not? In casual, if you are into Legend decks, this could defintely be considered, too.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 3.5

Secret Squirrel

Shizo, Death's Storehouse

This is one of the better lands. It’s pretty simple: your big powerhouse can be extremely hard to block every single turn. It’s a good addition to any deck that plays black creatures.

I hate being this blunt, but there’s not much else to say. It’s just… good. (Though not quite as good in limited because it has to be a playable legendary creature. Oh wait, which block is full of those?!)

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 3
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