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Meloku the Clouded Mirror
Champions of Kamigawa

Reviewed April 18, 2005

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.90

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* Game Store Owner

Meloku - Monday

This card is nice, but it gets played more than it should. In theory this card should be AMAZING. I think the only thing that keeps it from that AMAZING category is that it's ability isn't as easy to figure out as players think. Should you use it before combat? Should you use it to make blockers? Should you use to protect a "man-land"? There is a lot to learn when playing Meloku. He's far from a no-brainer.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 5

Paul Hagan

Meloku the Clouded Mirror --

I guess I can't complain too much about Meloku. You get a decent body for the mana you put into her (at least for a blue creature), and he comes equipped with a game-winning ability. The fact that the tokens have flying turns Meloku from a decent creature into a stellar one, but I am not without reservations. I have seen and participated in several games that resulted in a loss for the Meloku-controller after their opponent had an immediate answer for the horde of tokens, leaving the Meloku-controller with a lot of land in their hand, not a lot on board, and nothing to show for it. Don't let this chase you off from her, though, as I consider Meloku to be one of the better creatures blue has to offer.

I'm going to give Meloku a slightly higher rating for Limited, as I can definitely see her ability turning an even match-up into a win with ease.

Constructed Rating: 3.5
Casual Rating: 3.5
Limited Rating: 4.0

* Game Store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut
Multiple M:TG Pro Tour Appearances

One of the kill cards in the current Mono-Blue control. She's exactly what Blue needs to take a defensive stand, and then win with a slow, steady stream of control. A reasonably cost flier with the ability to crank out an insane number of friends, he's just required in today's deck.

In limited, well, I played a PTQ recently where I busted a Meloku. She was the only Blue card I played. I never regretted that decision for a second. Make up your own mind based on that.

Constructed: 4
Limited: 5+


Game Store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

Meloku the Clouded Mirror

Probably one of the strongest cards of the Champions set. Meloku holds its own in every format from tournament constructed to limited, to Type 1.tabletop. In limited, if you have her, you play her. I have seen players that were not even going Blue splash a few islands and throw her in the deck. If he hits the board and you can untap, you will most likely win the game.

In Casual, he is very playable, though a bit on the costly side as her price on my Website is being driven up by high demand for her. Still a fun add to a casual blue deck.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 5

Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee


Monday - Meloku, the Clouded Mirror

I hear mono-blue is playable again in type 2. This guy would be a great finisher for that deck in my opinion. Late game, when blue has a eleventy billion lands on the table, they can afford to return a couple to make creatrues to attack with.

The only downside to this card is that it is a creature itself. If it were an enchantment, this would be amazing. As is you have to protect it from creature removal.

In limited, simply a bomb. If your opponent doesn't have a way to off it when it hits the table, he's dead.

In casual, it would be fun with something like Azusa or Exploration.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 5

Magical Mad Matt


One of, if not the most versatile creatures for a control deck in the environment currently. The best part of the ability is the fact that it can be any land, making Meloku a great creature to splash in any color deck.

Ridiculously great, again with the ability of returning any land to make a 1/1 flying creature makes this almost always a first pick. I think you find a way to play in your deck even if you aren't playing blue.

Constructed: 4
Limited: 5
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