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The Kami War is Making a Splash in Standard!

2 Esika, God of the Tree
4 Titan of Industry
1 Burn Down the House
4 Shatterskull Smashing
4 Courier's Briefcase
2 The Celestus
1 Azusa's Many Journeys
4 Battle of Frost and Fire
3 Binding the Old Gods
4 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker
1 Spirit-Sister's Call
4 The Kami War
2 Barkchannel Pathway
2 Branchloft Pathway
2 Cragcrown Pathway
3 Darkbore Pathway
1 Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire
2 Haunted Ridge
1 Jetmir's Garden
2 Lair of the Hydra
1 Raffine's Tower
1 Shattered Sanctum
2 Shipwreck Marsh
2 Spara's Headquarters
1 Sundown Pass
1 Swamp
1 Xander's Lounge
2 Ziatora's Proving Ground

3 Disdainful Stroke
2 Infernal Grasp
1 Koma, Cosmos Serpent
2 Ray of Enfeeblement
2 Tamiyo's Safekeeping
2 The Meathook Massacre
1 Unleash the Inferno
2 Unlicensed Hearse

 

 

 

The Kami War is finally making a splash in Standard! LucasG1ggs made Top 8 in a recent Standard Challenge on Magic Online with this crazy brew. 

The Kami War // O-Kagachi Made ManifestTitan of IndustryCourier's Briefcase

Lucas clearly designed this deck with the various midrange decks in mind. As long as your opponent gives you enough time, The Kami War will go over the top of them. 

Titan of Industry is the choice of late game stabilizer here. The five life and 11 power will stop any aggression in their tracks. 

Courier’s Briefcase is a neat enabler and payoff in the same card. Early it ramps you and later it can draw three cards. 

Esika, God of the Tree // The Prismatic BridgeFable of the Mirror-Breaker // Reflection of Kiki-Jiki

We see Esika, God of the Tree as a two-of here. Similar to Courier’s Briefcase, it’s enabler and payoff in one card. Notably the backside, The Prismatic Bridge, dodges the most commonly played removal spell – Vanishing Verse.

Fable of the Mirror-Breaker is making an appearance to ramp and smooth out your draws. It seems to be a theme nowadays that if you’re playing red, your deck will include four copies of Fable of the Mirror-Breaker. Are we entering banworthy territory? With the Streets of New Capenna Championship coming this weekend, we’ll see how dominant Fable of the Mirror-Breaker will perform. I wouldn’t be surprised if it would be the most played card at the tournament, perhaps only second to The Wandering Emperor.

In any case, if you’ve ever wanted to destroy your midrange opponents with The Kami War, no need to hesitate any longer. You have yourself a weapon for the job with this successful brew. Now you only need to draw your five colors of mana and you’re good to go!

 

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