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Chisei, Heart of Oceans
Betrayers of Kamigawa

Reviewed February 14, 2006

Constructed: 1.57
Casual: 2.25
Limited: 1.37

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Jeff Zandi

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Chisei, Heart of Oceans

I HEART giant flyers in limited and constructed play. Chisei, Heart of Oceans IS a giant flyer. Unfortunately, unless you have a bunch of cards with counters on them, Chisei is going to break your heart by disappearing the turn after you play him. Love can be so cruel! If you DO have a deck that involves a lot of counters on various permanents, you COULD run this heartbreaker, but unless your counter deck is heavily invested in blue, you can probably find better cards to play than this one. If you're the type that likes a casual romance, this card could be your valentine.



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Chisei, Heart of Oceans

OK, it's Valentine's Day. So I'm going to be nice. If you have a deck full of cards that get counters, play it. If not, don't even bother. You'll be much happier :)

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1


Chisei, Heart of Oceans

Well, as a 4/4 flyer for 4 mana, that part is great! But Chisei's upkeep has to be built around, of course. So definitely not a card for limited play. And you won't see it hit the Pro-Circuit anytime soon, either. So, that relegates this blue flyer to Casual play. I suppose if you really had a hankering to play this thing, you could make it work. But is it worth the trouble? I have to admit, I haven't seen many (read: ANY) Chisei decks out there, casual or other. But as a Valentines card, it's fine...even if it IS Blue instead of Red. ;)

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 1


Chisei, Heart of Oceans

What an appropriate card for today. Normally a card such as this would be acceptable or dare i say good. A
4/4 flyer for 4 mana, can't get any better then that right? Wrong, the other effect kicks in and will destroy it, unless your deck is made around it. Decks made around cards as you know can be very strong but at the same time weak. Can be easily "Extracted" out if you know what i mean. I don't believe the card was of much use in the limited or constructed format, yet i have to say there care decks built for it. So about average in the casual format.