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Champions of Kamigawa Rare
Reviewed November 5, 2004
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game store owner in CA,
Hikari is much more
useful than you would think at first glance, at
least in limited. There are so many Spirit
and Arcane spells, that it's VERY easy to attack,
play a spell, and return it untapped and ready for
blocking before your opponent's next turn.
Or, you can block, play an instant Arcane after
Damage is on the stack, and then remove it from
harm's way. A very nice ability, I've found
though playing tons of MTGO leagues.
In constructed, it's
just too expensive, but in casual, it might be a
fun card to play if you're going heavy Arcane.
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*game store employee
4/4 flying for 3WW? Where have we seen that
You trade Vigilance for an Arcane/Spirit "Astral
Slide" type ability. Is it worth it? In my
opinion, no. I would much rather have Vigilance
than the other ability, which will only matter
very little of the time.
So in block, will this make a splash? Probably
not. For one more mana, you get the Dragons. The
difference in mana isn't enough to make me want to
So in limited, if you get this, should you play
it? Sure. It IS a large flier, which are usually
at a premium in limited.
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If this card was uncommon or common, it would be a
top card in limited play.
As a rare, Hikari is a great creature for your
limited deck that you simply
aren't going to see very often. A 4/4 flyer for
3WW is very good all by
itself. The ability to remove itself from play
temporarily is very nice. If
you are about to lose Hikari in combat, play an
Arcane instant and save
Hikari to fight again next turn. If your opponent
plays an enchantment on
your Hikari that you don't care for, play a Spirit
or Arcane sorcery. When
your Hikari leaves play for a short time, any
enchantments on Hikari drop
off. In constructed play, Hikari could make an
appearance next year in
Kamigawa block constructed, but probably not in
any other constructed
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
The “not quite” Serra
Angel of this set, this four power flier for five
mana is a good deal regardless of it’s ability to
save it self with timely spell casting. While I
freely admit to having never used his ability to
save him, using him as a beater has been just fine
in draft and sealed deck. In constructed, there’s
better cards out there, and in casual, he seems to
lack flavor to be truly fun. Keep him in limited
arena, where he shines.
Twilight Guardian --
I will give Hikari credit where credit is due --
it is a well-priced card. I won't complain about
any 4/4 flier for five mana -- that would be like
saying, "Gee, Serra Angel is OK, but she just
costs too much!"
I'm not a huge fan of Hikari's ability, though. A
lot of the Arcane and Spirit spells just seem OK,
but nothing special. If you want to build a deck
around abusing Hikari, he would probably be a
great tool, but just on his own, I can't give him
too much of a rating.
In limited, I'll definitely take Hikari. He's big,
he flies, and he's in the best limited color (at
this point) -- white.
Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.5