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Champions of Kamigawa

Reviewed January 6, 2004

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.4
Limited: 3.7

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Jeff Zandi

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In limited play, this little Fox will mess up your game in a big hurry.
There's really no scarier white creature to see on your opponent's side in Champions limited formats than this little guy. His ability to essentially give any creature protection from any color of permanents or spells is nothing short of amazing...IF Tails' controller has enough mana to use the ability optimally. Early in the game, Tails may be mostly just a nuisance, but a 2/2 for two nuisance can score some early damage. Late in the game, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is a serious game-changer. This card should be good in Champions block constructed, but I don't know how good he will be in other constructed formats because his ability is a little mana intensive.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
 Eight and a Half Tails

Wow. This guy is amazing. He's a 2/2 for two mana to begin with, which is great in this format. Then his two abilities basically can make any creature invincible for 2W, which I hear is a good thing. He fits in basically any deck playing white, although his ability only really shines in creature heavy decks like white weenie, or casual decks with a couple big creatures to win with that this guy can potentially protect.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 4


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

 Eight-And-a-Half-Tails - Thursday

Originally I thought this guy was super special. After playing with him a while, I learned that he is good, but in select situations only. He's still a good creature for it's power to cost ratio, so I'm not dogging it. And honestly, in limited playing, it is probably even better due to having more mana available in the long run. He's a legend, so that limited him a bit, but his abilities more than make up for his shortcomings.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.5
 Eight-and-a-Half Tails --

When I first saw this card, I assumed it was a great addition to any white weenie deck. As it turns out, however, Eight-and-a-Half Tails isn't that hot. Why? It's mana requirements are just too much to handle. Any White Weenie deck wants to drop a dude almost every turn. How often are you going to do that when you are paying 1W or 2W to save one of your creatures?

In limited, I'll likely run Eight-and-a-Half Tails because the format is slower and protecting one or two of your creatures can be extremely important. I wouldn't usually first pick this card, but I would scoop it early.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.0

 Van Zandt


A card with a lot of potential, His abilities seem a bit mana intensive for a guaranteed slot in white weenie decks, but he's versatile and dangerous, so it's hard to argue. Obviously amazing in limited, offering both self-protection and a win condition.

constructed 3.5
casual 3.5
limited 4

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