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Genju of the Falls
Betrayers of Kamigawa

Reviewed March 4, 2005

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.83

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Genju of the Falls

This is my favorite Genju land enchantment from Betrayers of Kamigawa, and the only one that I feel is equally good in limited and constructed play. In the current limited format, Genju of the Falls gives blue (already a reasonable color to play with black or red and even white) an evasive creature that's hard to get rid of. In constructed, this card could give a creatureless control deck a solid win condition that is difficult to deal with.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Genju of the Falls

While it's easy to say "this is no Faerie Conclave," it is, at least in one way, better. If someone toasts the land, this card will come back, and that does indeed make it better in many ways. But is it really the card you need?
Its down the middle for me. I'd take it and play it, but I wouldn't actively push it for draft or limited. In constructed, I'd love to see a control deck that can play this guy, only time will tell.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 1
Limited: 3


* game store owner

3/4 Genju of the Falls

This card is decent. I have two problems with it though. Blue likes it's lands. Blue likes to leave it's mana open. My second problem is that the Red and Green genjus are a lot better. But it's still not bad.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2
Limited: 3.5


I have fallen in love with all the Genju and, while Genju of the Falls isn’t the best of the bunch, it is simply a great card. Come on, it is a solid cheap creature that is immune to Sorceries and comes back from the dead, plus evasion. Sign me up. Seriously, what is bad about this card? Sure you make your Islands more vulnerable but it is only one land and you get to decide when to take the risk. Seriously, get on board with the Genju – perfect examples of why good solid cards are still more exciting than bombs.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
PEZ: 2.5 (Yes, a playable Uncommon!!!)
Limited: 4.5

Paul Hagan

Genju of the Falls --

Some of you may already know this, but there are very few enchant [permanent] cards that I like. I require those that I play to have an additional ability that either a) gives me a huge boost (such as Armadillo Cloak) or b) stops my opponent from 2-for-1ing my cards (such as Rancor). Genju of the Falls returns if the Island it is attached to would be sent to the graveyard from play, therefore it meets the second requirement.

I actually think all of the Genjus are decent, and I especially like the fact that Genju of the Falls turns into a larger creature with flying, as opposed to Faerie Conclaves 2/1 body.

In limited play, if I am playing Islands in my deck, Genju of the Falls has an extremely good shot of making the cut. My deck has to be stellar to ignore the potential of a cheap flier.

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


* game store owner
(Shuffle and Cut)

Genju of the Falls

The Genjus have all been an extremely popular pick from our Website, so I think that a lot of people love this and the other Genju cards. A 3/2 flyer is pretty damn good, and with the Genju ability of coming back to your hand, this thing will be a real pain in the arse for any opponent. Look for the Genjus popping up on casual play fields everywhere. One in every color makes it fun for any deck.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 5
Limited - 5
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