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Betrayers of Kamigawa
Reviewed February 14, 2005
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* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
It's Valentine's Day, so what better card than
Heart of Light for today?
While not the greatest card in Constructed, this
card is a pretty good pick for limited. It can
be used to nullify a big problem creature on
your opponents side, or, in some desperate
cases, turn one of your creatures into an
invincible blocker to hold off something on your
And the girl on the card is pretty in a "kick
your butt" sort of way.
* game store owner (The
Game Closet - Waco,TX)
Heart of Light
Hrm. There isn't a lot to say about this card.
It's just not that great. In limited play this
card has a little bit of versatility, but
outside of that, it's not so hot. Honestly, we
had this card before. It was called Gaseous Form
and it wasn't that great then. And now it's in a
color that has the likes of Arrest, Pacifism,
and Shackles...all of which are superior in my
Heart of Light
I'm not sure who picked the cards this week, but
cute pick for Valentine's Day. To be honest,
Heart of Light just isn't good enough to make a
deck you build at home, be it constructed or
casual. There are an enormous number of better
options for containing a creature, and a lot of
them do it more effectively.
The story changes a bit once you look at
limited. As I have preached multiple times, any
removal is good removal. This isn't quite
removal, but it takes a creature out of the game
to a degree, so you might as well run it. I
wouldn't suggest first-picking this card, but it
can't hurt to scoop it a bit later in the draft.
Constructed Rating: 1.5
Casual Rating: 1.5
Limited Rating: 2.5