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Genju of the Fields
Betrayers of Kamigawa


Reviewed March 11, 2005

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.40
Limited: 3.90

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Genju of the Fields

I think all the single colored Genju land enchantments are well worth playing in limited formats. A few of the Genju cards are even good enough for constructed, and Genju of the Fields is one of them. Genju of the Fields might be the best non-creature spell way to win a game since Mishra's Factory or even Kjeldoran Outpost. Of course, those cards will always be a LITTLE better because they replace regular land in your deck, which would never be true of the Genju enchantments. The awesome tech move with Genju of the Fields is to activate its ability multiple times to give the 2/5 white Spirit creature MULTIPLE occurrences of the Spirit Link ability, allowing you to gain MORE than two life points when Genju deals damage.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.5
CASUAL: 4.0
LIMITED: 4.0

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Genju of the Fields

All of the Genju's are nice in their ability to be re-used if the land is destroyed when it comes to limited, and the fact that this guy has spirit link on him makes it all the better. Suddenly you have a big blocker that can negate an entire attack step between blocking and life gain. In constructed, this guy would really need to be a bit more aggressive to be worthwhile, but in casual he might be worth playing in some form of white control deck. After all, this guy lives through all of the wrath type effects out there....

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 4


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner

Genju of the Fields - Friday

Neat, we bookended the week with Genjus. This one is decent. It gives you a large body to block with. It even gains you some life. It's a good playable card for the control white decks also. This card seems good in most environments and I'd be surprised if it doesn't actually see some play.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3

Paul Hagan

Genju of the Fields --

Like most of the Genjus, I can't really complain too much about Genju of the Fields. It is relatively inexpensive, it turns into a decently-sized creature that comes equipped with a good ability, and if the land it is enchanting is destroyed, the enchantment bounces back to your hand. This turns what could be a mediocre enchant land that doesn't see a lot of play into a decent card that could find its way into multiple decks.

This card should almost always make the cut into your limited deck. It has a Spirit Link ability, it has a huge butt, and you are almost always guaranteed to have a decent creature to attack with for just one white mana (and the activation cost).

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


Chris
Gerhardt

* game store owner
(Shuffle and Cut)

Genju of the Fields

Another of the very popular Genjus, Fields is another one that is being ordered often. While enchantments that attach to things are usually a bad idea (since if your opponent destroys whatever it's on, they will get 2 cards of yours for only one of theirs), the Genjus avoid that pitfall by returning to your hand when that happens. A nice deal, and it makes them infinitely better. A must play in white limited decks, and I'm betting the Genjus will make their way into the Casual realm also.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 5
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