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Fumiko the Lowblood 
Betrayers of Kamigawa

Reviewed January 25, 2005

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 3.13
Limited: 2.75

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Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
 Fumiko the Lowblood

Look everyone, its a bad Keldon Warlord! Yes I know there's more to the card than this, and it can basically pick off one creature a turn if played at the right time by never attacking and letting your opponents continuously run into it, and any other blockers you have lying around. But seriously, is this how you want to build your RED DECK? To block? No, don't be silly. And why would they ever want to block this thing? I'll take the three, I'm swinging back with my team next turn whether I want to or not. Or maybe I'll just use any huge amount of cards that can kill a red two toughness creature. In short, this card simply does not cut it in the least.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 2
Limited: 2


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

 Fumiko the Lowblood - Tuesday

Bushido isn't an automatic +1/+1.  That instantly makes this an inferior card.  It's neat and all against other creature based decks, but I'm not sure if I am ready to gamble on it yet.  This is a strange card though.  Even if your opponent attacks and you get rid of a creature or two, Fumiko is no good, because she isn't that big the next time around.  So, she pretty much needs an army or to be up against an army to be useful.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2
 Fumiko the Lowblood Ė

Fumiko seems a bit mediocre, and Iím not sure what type of deck she might go in. Red right now seems like it likes to use a few good creatures and a lot of removal to take care of any problems it might have, while Fumiko seems slanted to a really aggressive, creature-filled deck. Iím not sure she is Type II worthy, but Extended and Casual formats may be able to find a home for her.

In limited, Fumiko is probably good enough to make the cut. Anything with Bushido and a low casting cost is usually acceptable, and Fumiko meets both of those qualifiers.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.0


* game store owner
(Shuffle and Cut)

 Fumiko the Lowblood

Yeow... how interesting! Fumiko is a fairly well costed creature at only 4 mana, and her abilities are solid. By forcing your opponent's creatres to attack if able, you possibly pump her up to a formidable blocking size, and can pick off your opponent's board. I suspect she will be quite a powerhouse in limited, and fun in casual play.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.5

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