Kachua, Keeper of
Dragons of Hyperchaos
Card # DM5
Date Reviewed: 12.01.05
Constructed Average Rating:
Limited Average Rating: 2.5
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Keeper of the Icegate
Card Type: Creature
Race: Snow Faerie
• Instead of having this creature attack, you may
tap it to use its "Tap"
ability. Search your deck. You may take a creature
that has Dragon in its race from your deck and put
it into the battle zone. Then shuffle your deck.
That creature has "speed attacker." At the end of
the turn, destroy it.
Civilization: Nature has several "Tap" abilities
that pull cards from the deck, mana, or grave to
make cards more useful elsewhere. Two perfect
examples are Bliss Totem, Avatar of Luck and
Charmilia, the Enticer. Also being the home of mana
acceleration, Nature "Tap" ability cards have the
potential of abusing their effects even more so.
Cost: 7 cost is just too high at first glance for
this card. At this point in the game, its overall
stats become a liability due to the massive amount
of destruction spells that are usable between 6 and
Power: 3000 power is a big negative aspect for what
this card attempts to achieve. Most players use
spells that can kill more than the powers that
Magmarex and Crimson Hammer destroy so Kachua is
prime choice during hunting season.
Abilities: With the release of Epic Dragons of
Hyperchaos many options opened up for the at the
time rarely used hordes of Armored Dragons and Fire
Birds. The exceptions to that were Bazagazeal Dragon
and Bolmeteus Steel Dragon due to their massive
control abilities. With Kachua, Keeper of the
Icegate, you can create a catapault like effect with
some of the most powerful creatures in the game. Tap
Kachua and bring out any dragon that will simply
rush at the opponent and try to take down shields or
creatures with it. One of the best aspects is that
you can use this ability to evolve a lesser dragon
into something more powerful. Also you can always
use this to have a Bolmeteus Steel Dragon sweep a
few last shields so that you can attack for game or
bring out a Magmadragon Jagalzor, hit a shield with
another creature, and instantly make any creature
you summoned into a speed attacker.
Card Efficiency: Kachua, Keeper of the Icegate is by
itself inefficive but has the potential to be a part
of 2 for 2, 2 for 3, or 3 for 5.
Constructed: Unless your area only plays destruction
spells such as Volcano Charger or Crimson Hammer,
this card should never be used unless there is an
undiscovered use for him. 1/5
Limited: Kachua, Keeper of the Icegate does a bit
better in limited format since in the Epic Dragons
of Hyperchaos set, there are only a few effects that
can destroy him. Also due to the low amount of
blockers in the set, you can probably use its effect
to sweep shields turn after turn. 2.5/5