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Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Betrayers of Kamigawa


Reviewed December 21, 2005

Constructed: 3.4
Casual: 3.125
Limited: 3.7

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Paul Hagan

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni

I think Ink-Eyes is just about the only truly *good* card with Ninjutsu. She's big, she regenerates, and she comes in for a moderate cost. Five damage off an unblocked creature is decent enough as is, but add in the ability to grow your side of the table as well and you have a high-quality card. Keep in mind that Ink-Eyes is legendary, so you don't want to have too many copies in your deck, otherwise you risk winding up with dead cards in hand. In turn, this means Ink-Eyes won't show up in your hand as often, since you have less of a chance to draw her.

For limited purposes, Ink-Eyes is a first-pick if I ever saw one. She has the ability to completely swing the game in your favor in one turn, and she isn't cost-prohibitive.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5
 

Jordan Kronick

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni

I've never liked Ink-Eyes, but it's for purely grammatical reasons. Shouldn't her title rightly be "Ink-Eyes, Servant of the Oni"? Proper sentence structure aside, Inky is a beating. Anyone would b hard to name a better Ninja. Sure, there aren't many, but the rat  stands out. Her ninjutsu cost is reasonable considering her size and ability, both of which are impressive. Regeneration is an often-overlooked ability that can matter great deal. It seems like the number of cards that disallow regeneration has been reduced in recent memory, so I'm happy to see some powerful creature making use of it. Obviously a limited bomb, where any large creature is a happy sight, and one that can reanimate the opponent's creatures, even more so.

Constructed Rating - 3.8
Casual Rating - 3.3
Limited Rating - 3.9
 

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