Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Black EDH Set Review
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THE OLD IS NEW AGAIN!
I LOVE THIS PLANE I DON'T WANT TO WASTE TIME LET'S JUST DO THIS!!! I'M SO IMPRESSED WITH THE ART AND CARD DESIGN OF THIS SET!!!
Blade of the Oni
Solid black Equipment. No idea if I'm seeing this right, but it's interesting!can give the reconfigure creatures Equip Knight 0! That's cool!
Junji, the Midnight Sky
The mythic Dragons in Kamigawa have a hell of a history, and the black one in particular has some huge shoes to fill. How does it stack up?
A modal death trigger will always be interesting to me. The new white mythic Dragon and Junji will both no doubt find homes in, but personally, I think Rakdos sacrifice decks like and the like will make good use of this bad boy. Not to mention looking to snipe opponents' discarded creatures or discard decks making use of . I love black decks and using death triggers, so I feel like I'll have at least a playset of these bad boys coming my way.
Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion
Tamiyo's adoptive Nezumi son gets a legendary card! And it's bonkers! Obviously, Ninja tribal commanders are going to want this bad boy in their deck. It's like a mix between a selectiveand one-time . Hey, players (that's me!), you're going to love this card! If you're building this as a commander, don't forget to pack some lifelink! Also, this isn't , you can't Ninjustu from the command zone.
It's a Ninja, so here's the requisite Gavin Verhey did a whole video about exploiting the rules with it. It's fantastic, and given how many Ninjas there are coming this set, I recommend that everybody gets acquainted with this video. I think Proliferate shenanigans might be an interesting route, but ultimately, this feels just okay for our format. Probably a beating in Limited or 60-card formats.and tribal implications. There's some fun to be had with the Ninjutsu mechanic.
Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos
While technically a multi-colored card for the Commander format, because I love all Mardu combinations, I wanted to talk about it! One of the first cards we got to see from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Hidetsugu is a sack outlet that can set up your turns and swing damage ANYWHERE HE DAMN PLEASES!decks might find a slot for him, but I foresee this Ogre Demon leading more decks than hanging in the 99. I will be testing Tsugu in all the decks I can. I really see potential in him and all the crazy colored printings.
A great example of the design team giving players a reason to play more monocolor decks! Check out our very own Jake Fitzsimons' article on the subject! The cycle looks pretty cool!
I think this is pretty brutal since it only targets one opponent, but if you end up targeting someone without a creature, enchantment, or planeswalker, you get them for 6 life and draw three cards. That's pretty cool. Having no selection over the permanents that get sacrificed makes this a bit of a pass for me.
March of Wretched Sorrow
Nick Wolf wants to put the in because it's an instant. So there's that? I'm not feeling it.
I'm not sold on Vehicles in black, aside. It's a cheap beatdown if you need some black aggro, will most likely be seen in Standard or make for easy wins in Limited. Otherwise, I don't know that we'll see this much.
Myojin of Grim Betrayal
The set's set booster exclusives bring us a new Myojin cycle, and frankly, big fan. You do need to cast them from your hand to get what makes them so interesting, which is a big blow to All creature cards in all graveyards that were put there from anywhere this turn." Mill, discard, wraths, this can be insane. Let's see where it goes!decks and the like, but the effects are really cool and powerful. "
Another set booster exclusive that will turn some heads.that makes Treasure instead of drawing you cards. Those are pretty good, I hear. But get this: 2B and sacrifice X artifacts, WHERE'S THE TAP SYMBOL?! You can reanimate a creature from your graveyard based on their power. There are some really good lower-power creatures, and I, for one, might find a spot for this guy in my list. Bring back your or or or or or or even clone effects, like or or... or...
I love reanimation strategies, and this friggin' rules.
Chances are if you're putting this in your lists, you'll be able to meet the criteria for both modes, so exiling a creature/planeswalker and returning one from your graveyard to your hand for three mana is pretty sweet. Otherwise, it's just fine.
Takenuma, Abandoned Mire
and are gonna love this. My planeswalker build (WHO I AM HAVING ALTERED, THANK YOU VERY MUCH) will appreciate some planeswalker recursion. I dig this card! I think there are some cool applications for sure.
Tatsunari, Toad Rider
Sultai enchantress! Get yourself somes and s and / s. Is it finally time for to come party? Get your s!
Tribute to Horobi // Echo of Death's Wail
I don't know what to think of this card just yet. My first instinct is jam it withor and a or and get six triggers from those. But it feels like the Rats being Rogues might have something cool going on or maybe , , or can turn opponents' key creatures into Rats before the flip side's ETB. Either way, enjoy, players!
Notable Uncommons and Commons
Debt to the Kami
Some instant-speed removal for a board that's about to get out of hand. Smack theplayer before they get another enchantment down!
Enchantment creature to trigger some Constellation orwith a solid ability. Trade in an artifact or creature for a card and 1B, that's a good deal.
Enormous Energy Blade
Go-Shintai of Hidden Cruelty
Shrines are back, baby! This one ain't great, but if you've got this in a deck, you've probably got more Shrines, and then it's one mana, destroy most creatures.
This is an interesting take on edict effects. You can't loop this like aor to remove creatures, but if you find a way to get this guy to play multiple times, you'll end up at least drawing a few cards. Play this, sacrifice it to itself, attack with , bring back out and that's some card draw. It's different!
Some cool tech fordecks trying to get rid of pesky indestructible creatures.
A one-timefor a creature you control on ETB. Interesting combat trick. Not to mention the Ninjustu stuff in the video mentioned earlier.
A big mana value reanimation spell that buffs the creature from your yard by two +1/+1 counters if you've got an artifact and enchantment. But what's this? You can recur a Vehicle, too? Hell yeah.
Creatures die all the time. This ain't, but I feel like it being an artifact might be something. might be a piece, I'm not a combo guy, but like something there, right?
Excellent inclusion for aor deck. Got a bunch of tokens with a out? This guy swings out and reanimates any creature from your yard. Solid uncommon!
You Are Already Dead
Great card name.
A SUCCESSFUL RETURN
All in all, the black cards in this set have some BIG hits and some alright-you-tried misses. A lot of cards in this set make me wonder what they'd look like in action and I AM SUPER CURIOUS!
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