[Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

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    [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Kyousuke Kousaka on Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:54 am



    2GU
    +1: Until your next turn, prevent all damage that would be dealt to and dealt by target permanent an opponent controls.
    -1: Draw a card. You may play an additional land this turn.
    -5: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your end step, put a 9/9 blue Krakenn creature token onto the battlefield."


    Christmas spoiler from MaRo. I'm glad they put her in, but...I'm really indecisive as to how to feel about her.


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:02 am

    Explore on a Walker? Yay Smile



    She kinda protects her self, she gives you CA. And if you can get the ultimate off it's helpful. I like her.


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Kira on Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:06 am

    Christmas spoiler should have been something from Gruul colors, but eh.

    I'm a bit upset she can be "Shock"ed... Though with enough defense, her ultimate can be crazy as f***.


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Kyousuke Kousaka on Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:21 am

    It's really that which keeps me from 100% liking her, let alone like 80% like most good walkers. Her loyalty is...problematic for her, even if her abilities are for the most part really good.


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Ashiok on Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:31 am

    I just wish her +1 was Explore.

    Either way, though, that ultimate is insane.


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by .Rai on Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:30 am

    She does lock down the opponent's best creature each turn. Kinda a mini-Tamiyo ( and works well with Jace). A little weak, but the ultimate's too awesome to care.

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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Ashiok on Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:33 am

    The thing is, unlike Tamiyo she's not even locking down Thragtusks. There's no decks really that just try to land one threat and ride it to victory unless that threat's a Pack Rat. Obviously this might change with Born of the Gods but her selling points are currently very mediocre.

    I do really want her to be good though. I just really like the card even if I'm not the biggest green fan in the world.


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Rodrigo on Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:41 am

    Hm, the fact that she starts at 2 loyalty bugs me.

    She can be played on turn 3 given enough acceleration, but still...

    Her ultimate is indeed insane though.


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by HSektor on Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:37 am

    Lackluster...at least she's good against tempo and midrange...sometimes.

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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Dae of Judgment on Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:05 pm

    I actually feel like the only reason to run her is the ultimate. Doesn't seem to weird to get to unlike other planeswalkers, if they are not dealt with. But who knows. Born of the Gods should have things to offer to that degree.


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Rodrigo on Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:21 pm

    If only she wasn't Bolt-able so easily...


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Kyousuke Kousaka on Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:12 pm

    I'm still wondering if there's going to be any counter-manipulation in BotG, which could allow for a faster tick-up, but that's just me hoping for (probably) too much.


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    Re: [Born of the Gods Spoilers] Kiora, the Crashing Wave

    Post by Dae of Judgment on Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:26 pm

    I highly doubt that would happen or help, though. Kiora is still boltable, which is going to be the biggest bridge for it to help in Modern. The biggest spots it is competing against are Elspeth in Bant and Liliana and Ashiok in BUG, which this doesn't do what the others do.


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