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the Clouded Mirror
Champions of Kamigawa
Reviewed December 22, 2004
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*game store employee
Meloku the Clouded Mirror
An absolutely INSANE card to have in limited. I
don't care what other blue you have ... if you
open this guy, you ARE playing him.
Inevitability, or mega chump blockers, let you
take over the game in short order.
In constructed, a bit too weak outside of a deck
with Azusa, and even then, his 5 mana cost will
make him a bit too late to matter in the current
field of decks.
A great casual card. Pair this with Azusa,
Fastbond, and Exploration, and just go to town.
Time Pro Tour
This is the BADDEST blue man in the set. If you
open this rare in any Champions of Kamigawa
format, congratulations, you are now playing
blue! No card is harder to deal with than Meloku.
If this were a more balanced card, it would cost
two blue instead of just one blue to cast, it
would have a toughness of one or two instead of
a ridiculously tough four, and its ability would
either require you to sacrifice the land that
you turn into a flying creature, or the flying
tokens would go away when Meloku left play, OR
BOTH. As it is, you better have an answer to
Meloku the moment he comes into play. One more
turn could be one turn too late. If your
opponent has ten or more land in play when he
lays down Meloku, you may already be a loser.
This creature has the kind of impact that could
make his very good in constructed decks,
particularly in control decks that only include
one or two creatures as a win condition.
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Meloku the Clouded
Wow is this guy amazing. He has a four
toughness, making him immune to so much of the
burn out there, and is a great finisher in both
limited and constructed. I actually expect him
to be the kill card in some of the new control
decks out there for constructed. The only place
he is rather weak is in multi player games. He's
going to let you kill one of your opponents, but
then the others will kill you while you have
near no land out to defend with.
* game store owner
Wednesday - Meloku the
Funny thing is, there isn't a lot to say about a
card lot this. It's good in everything but
casual play I think. It returns cards. It makes
creatures. It flies.
What more do you want?
Casual : 2
Clouded Mirror --
When I first read this card, I thought it was
only OK. When someone told me that it was really
good and belonged in constructed, I was
doubtful. When I sat down and played the card, I
changed my opinion. Meloku is one of those cards
that needs to be dealt with very close to the
time that she comes into play, otherwise she has
a bad, bad tendency to shut down your opponent's
offense and slowly bring the game under control
with a horde of weenie fliers. I'm not going to
give Meloku a stellar rating though, since she
doesn't fit into every blue deck -- it really
needs to have some aggressive tendencies, since
your opponent will find a way to get rid of her
The above really applies to constructed, casual,
and limited play. The only difference is that in
limited, Meloku is that much more special since
she has a cheap way of gaining creature
Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5