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Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker
Saviors of Kamigawa

Reviewed June 20, 2005

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 4

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Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker

A pretty nasty ability, especially in draft and sealed deck formats. You pretty much better have a way to get rid of Michiko, or you better have a fast deck with heavy hitters, or she can really put a dent in your plans. That being said, I believe her ability is not as good as advertized. I have been able to get past her a couple times when I was running accelleration and had some good momentum going both before and after she hit the board. Her downfall is that she probably won't hit the board until turn 4, and if your opponent is going first, he'll have a lot of good opportunity to make a large dent before Michiko sees the light of day. At that point, your opponent is probably willing to pay the price to continue to beat the snot out of you. Since your 4 drop was Michiko, which can be a very critical drop, you may not have the defense available to stop the bleeding. So while she's decent, you really need to thoughtfully plan your deck with other cards to support her.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 4



Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker

This card seems a little hazardous for limited play. It would be cool for your opponent to have to sacrifice a land when his 1/2 Zubera hits you, but it would NOT be all that amazing if your opponent only has to sacrifice a land when he hits you with a big 6/4 beast. In either case, Michiko Konda is delivering some level of card advantage, but in limited, I just doubt you will gain much of an advantage from this card before you are, well, killed by your opponent. Obviously, Michiko Konda is better suited for constructed play. Unfortunately, in constructed, this card screams "Kill me first!" This will be no problem for red and black decks, each packing targeted removal.
This card could be effective against some creature strategies that don't have ways to target Michiko Konda. Of course, Wizards has already given these decks an answer to this card, Sword of Fire and Ice. Hard to love Michiko Konda.


Paul Hagan

Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker --
When I look at this card, I see an incredibly scary card to be on the opposite side of the table from me.  Four mana for a 2/2 with a good ability is a decent cost too, as is evidenced by Solemn Simulacrum or Avalanche riders.  The only real drawback I can see to playing with this card is that she is legendary, but I suppose if she wasn't, it would be a bit too good.  I have to rate this card fairly high in all formats.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5


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