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Arashi, the Sky Asunder
Saviors of Kamigawa


Reviewed June 14, 2005

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Arashi, the Sky Asunder

I find this one to be interesting. Because of it's Channel ability, you might as well play this card if you were even considering Hurricane as an option for your deck. The other neat thing is that this guy is a 5/5 creature for five mana. There's no drawback either (beyond the fact that he is a legend). Flying creature definitely need to beware of this guy.

The only real problem I see is that he is a bit mana intensive all around. This will probably hold the card back a bit. It should still see SOME play though.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
 

Paul Hagan

Arashi, the Sky Asunder --

Arashi is probably one of the better green creatures produced by this block, but I'm still not quite convinced it can fill a slot within someone's deck. I would likely place this card as more of a metagame call over being a mainstay, as its ability can be useless in some match-ups. That said, Arashi is still pretty massive at 5/5, and with no drawback, it can't hurt to drop this creature against almost any deck.

In limited, as with yesterday's card, Arashi is an absolute must. Not only will it take care of any flying creatures your opponent pulls out against you, but it is a cost-effective creature that could be difficult to deal with.

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


Christine
Gerhardt

Arashi, the Sky Asunder

While fairly expensive for constructed, Arashi is a house in limited play. First, even in its basic form, it's a 5/5 for 5, which is never bad. Now add to that its ability to tap and deal damage to a flyer, and this thing becomes very strong. Now add it's Channel ability, to wipe out an entire Meloku army, and it is downright evil. If you are going green, you take it...if you are playing heavy flyers you "D" it up (defensively draft it).

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 5
 
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