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Minamo's Meddling
Betrayers of Kamigawa

Reviewed February 17, 2005

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 1.75
Limited: 2.25

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

 Minamo's Meddling

Chances are, this card is only intended for Champions block limited play, with the outside chance of some usefulness in Champions block constructed. I also thought originally that this card would be too expensive for limited.
Then I had an opponent counter my Arcane spell AND caused me to discard the Glacial Ray that I had Spliced onto it. Yes, four mana is a lot to keep around untapped in the current limited format, but there is a time and a place for Minamo's Meddling. Most of the time, the time will be sealed deck, and the place will be in your opponent's deck and not your own.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
 Minamo's Meddling

I wish I knew when it was decided that counterspells had to cost four mana.
Seriously, the chance of this card being anything more than a counterspell is extremely unlikely except in draft, and even then it will get two cards only if you are lucky and in rare situations. But, a counterspell is a counterspell, and some people will play it just because of that. In draft, if you are committed to blue and need a 23rd card, give it a shot. In block constructed, if you can make a control deck work this may be a good fit, but I don't see a good control deck in the format yet.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 1
Limited: 3


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

Minamo's Meddling - Thursday
This card has one place where it will shine.  And that's in Kamigawa Block constructed play.  Right now, there isn't enough splicing happening to make this card worth playing.  If you want a spell counter at that cost, just play Rewind right now.  The fact that it is a hard counter does help it's cause a little, but overall, it's a lackluster spell counter methinks.  It will see some play, but it should only be super special in block play.
Constructed: 3.5 (the .5 due to block constructed)
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5
Minamo's Meddling --

I think the biggest showing this card will ever have might be in Kamigawa Block Constructed. Right now, there aren't a ton of spells that can be Spliced onto Arcane that I even want to see in my deck, but that might be different once the card pool is more limited. As is, for Type II and Extended, this card ranks well below the likes of Hinder, Mana Leak, Condescend, and even Rewind. In Kamigawa Block, that could be different.

In limited, I usually don't like playing counters, especially expensive counters. This card meets both of those categories, meaning I more than likely pass on it.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 1.5
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