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Rune-Tail Kitsune Ascendant
Saviors of Kamigawa


Reviewed June 15, 2005

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3.15
Limited: 1.75

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Rune-Tail Kitsune Ascendant

This card may be the most useable and arguably the most useful of the new flip creatures. There are two problems here though. Control decks are likely to be more prevalent, so damage sources won't be killing your creatures. And I honestly am not a huge fan of the flip creatures.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 1.5
 

Paul Hagan

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant

This card seems like a big stack of "blah". As a creature, it is a slightly overcosted 2/2 with no real ability, and to turn it into a decent enchantment, you have to manage to gain thirty life. No, thirty life isn't hard to achieve -- in fact, its quite easy -- but don't you have to build that aspect into your deck? My issue with most life-gain is that it doesn't win you the game, and I try to make sure every card in my decks help you win the game. Any time life-gain has really been worthwhile, it has been attached to something scary for your opponent, such as Armadillo Cloak or Exalted Angel. This card doesn't do that.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.5 [more cards to use]
Limited Rating: 2.5
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant

Um, yeah...Life gain! Okay, I don't think anyone is going to take this thing seriously. There isn't enough quick Life Gain out there to really make this thing playable. In limited, you've already skipped the LG cards you would need to make this work by the time you get to the Saviors pack, and honestly, you can't base a deck around a single rare that you *might* happen to find. Rune-Tail is just worthless because of this.

In casual, however, you could easily build a nice deck around this guy, since you can add multiples of him to make sure you see him. But beware of when your friends catch on to this guy and your tactics...a little enchantment removal will ruin your day.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 4
Limited - 1.5
 
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