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Way of the Warrior

Way of the Warrior

Champions of Kamigawa Theme Deck

The "Way of the Warrior" deck enlists a new brigade into your army: Samurai! These fearless warriors showcase the Champions of Kamigawa set's new combat ability: bushido. Whenever a creature with bushido 1 blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Some creatures have bushido 2, or even more. This evocative talent comes as standard for Samurai, and that makes them a force to be reckoned with. Since the bushido bonus is given on both offense and defense, your side should always have the upper hand in battle.

One of the coolest cards in the "Way of the Warrior" deck is Bushi Tenderfoot. It starts off as a puny 1/1 Soldier, but if it can defeat an enemy in battle and live to tell about it, Bushi Tenderfoot transforms into a formidable 3/4, double-striking, legendary Samurai with bushido 2. The feat may seem impossible, but there are a number of cards in the deck that can help. Equipping Bushi Tenderfoot with a No-Dachi, which gives +2/+0 and first strike, might work, but something trickier is clearly in order. If the creature it meets in combat also has 1 toughness, you can keep your Tenderfoot alive with Blessed Breath or Candles' Glow. If you need more brute force, Hold the Line gives each blocking creature +7/+7—a useful bonus in any fight. But perhaps the most exciting way is to wait for Bushi Tenderfoot to block or be blocked, and then play Indomitable Will. This surprising creature enchantment will not only get the job done but after your Tenderfoot flips it will be a 4/6! The little man certainly grows up right.

The real stars of the "Way of the Warrior" deck are its legendary Samurai. Nagao, Bound by Honor is a truly inspirational leader that isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. Whenever it attacks, each of your Samurai gets +1/+1, including Nagao! Even more impressive is Takeno, Samurai General. While Takeno is in play, your other Samurai get +1/+1 for each point of bushido they have. With both legendary leaders on the battlefield, your Samurai army should easily smash your opponent!

Trust the blade, and honor the code!

#NameRarityCost
1Bushi TenderfootUWhite Mana
4Devoted RetainerCWhite Mana
3Konda’s HatamotoU1 ManaWhite Mana
4Kitsune BlademasterC2 ManaWhite Mana
4Mothrider SamuraiC3 ManaWhite Mana
1Nagao, Bound by HonorU3 ManaWhite Mana
1Takeno, Samurai GeneralR5 ManaWhite Mana
2Samurai EnforcersU4 ManaWhite ManaWhite Mana
1Blessed BreathCWhite Mana
2ReciprocateUWhite Mana
2VigilanceCWhite Mana
2Call to GloryC1 ManaWhite Mana
1Candles’ GlowU1 ManaWhite Mana
2Indomitable WillC1 ManaWhite Mana
1Otherworldly JourneyU1 ManaWhite Mana
2Cage of HandsC2 ManaWhite Mana
1Hold the LineR1 ManaWhite ManaWhite Mana
2No-DachiU2 Mana
24Plains
Way of the Warrior

* = from a previous set

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