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Briarknit Kami
Saviors of Kamigawa


Reviewed June 07, 2005

Constructed: 2.15
Casual: 2.6
Limited: 3.5

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Jeff Zandi

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Briarknit Kami
This creature gives you a lot for its 3GG casting cost. You get a spirit that lets you make a creature bigger, by one +1/+1 counter, PERMANENTLY...each time you play a Spirit or Arcane card while the Briarknit Kami is in play. This abilty could get out of hand quickly. In booster draft, this card becomes a first pick not because it's the best green card ever printed, but because when you get around to opening your Saviors pack in a Champions/Betrayers/Saviors booster draft, you will have a very good idea of "how green" your deck is going to be and you will have a good idea of how much Briarknit Kami will be able to help your deck. There is probably no green card in Saviors that you can hope for more. This card doesn't appear to have much of a future ahead of it in the world of constructed play, however, too slow and a little too small.
CONSTRUCTED: 2.0
CASUAL: 3.0
LIMITED: 3.5
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Briarknit Kami - Tuesday

This guy wouldn't be sooo much better if it just cost one less mana. As it stands, it's a tad bit too expansive to play in constructed I think. In limited however, this card is brilliant. They becomes a must kill card for your opponent. This card might prove to have a little more power in kamigawa block constructed later this year, but until then, we'll just have to wait and see.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 4
 

Paul Hagan

Briarknit Kami --

It looks like where they had been slowly coming along with Spirit and Arcane spells during Champions and Betrayers of Kamigawa, Wizards of the Coast has gone all out to make them playable in Saviors of Kamigawa. I'm not sure Briarknit Kami quite makes the cut even in a deck constructed to abuse Spirit and Arcane spells; he's just doesn't seem like he would get rolling soon enough for my liking. However, if you can keep Briarknit Kami on the table for more than one or two turns while playing Spirit and Arcane spells, he can turn into a complete powerhouse.

In limited, I have to change my tune a little bit. There are a *ton* of Spirit and Arcane spells in Saviors -- enough to have over half of your deck made out of them. With this as the case, Briarknit Kami can easily become a game-breaking creature. If you are into green, I would suggest playing Briarknit Kami in your sealed or draft deck.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.0
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Briarknit Kami

While WAY too slow for constructed, I do like this Kami for limited. In a focused Spirit deck (which is very easy to come up with in draft), he can really add a punch to your board. Opponent's will jump through hoops to off him. His downfall is that he is a bit slow for the draft environment, as you'll see many games over by turn 7 or 8. If you can accelerate him down though, it's good times...make sure you're grabbing the tiny bit of acceleration available in your Champions pack picks....after that, it's almost impossible.

In casual, this could be fun in slower environments if you're going with a Spirit/Arcane build. I'd throw it in for fun and see how it runs for you.

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