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Kemba, Kha Regent
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Kemba, Kha Regent
Scars of Mirrodin

Reviewed November 11, 2010

Constructed: 3.17
Casual: 3.67
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.33

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BMoor

Kemba, Kha Regent

A 2/4 for 1WW isn't so bad, especially compared to Pillarfield Ox or Kemba's Skyguard. But of course she doesn't stay a 2.4 for long, because everything about her cries out for you to put Equipment on her. This encourages the play style of "build up one enormous creature" that people seem to enjoy so much. If you get even one piece of Equipment on her, you get a free 2/2 creature every upkeep, like an even better Bitterblossom. Two or more Equipment, and things get even more out of control. Good luck!

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 4


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Kemba, Kha Regent

Equipment has been a theme of both Mirrodin blocks, and different cards express it in different ways. In Kemba's case, that way is a very direct one - even if your opponent can deal with her, they probably won't be able to deal with the endless supply of Cat tokens, especially once you judge it's safe to start passing her equipment around. And even without equipment, she can hold off Wild Nacatl. What's not to like?

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Kemba, Kha Regent which is a three mana 2/4 legendary that creates a 2/2 token for each equipment attached to it. 
This is a decent effect that is fairly easy to support and can see some play in modern White/artifact builds alongside cards like Glint Hawk and Myrsmith.  Being a Legendary may limit it to around two per deck and the cost to mono-White builds, but 2/2 tokens from a three mana 2/4 is a play worth making.
 
For Limited the Legendary status should almost never be a factor and the token generation is a big advantage when available.  Three mana for a 2/4 is a good price and above the curve, but Infect remains a concern for bypassing the otherwise high toughness.  The double White in the cost and reliance on another card keeps her from being a true bomb, but she's still a fair choice as a first pick in Booster draft depending on the pack.  If supported by later picks of low cost equipments and White creatures the deck should work quite well.  In sealed if White is your primary color she should be included on her merits as a creature and extra attention paid towards any equipment cards.  Even using the effect once in this format can make the difference as it also grants a new target for the equipment if Khemba is destroyed.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0


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