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Champions of Kamigawa
Reviewed April 15, 2005
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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
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.
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
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
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?!)