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Truth Seekers

Truth Seekers

Saviors of Kamigawa Theme Deck

With the "Truth Seekers" deck you'll be loving life—it's packed with spells and abilities that'll raise your life total to the skies. The rest of the deck is filled with Spirits, and they have some nifty tricks up their sleeves. Many have "spiritcraft" abilities, which means they give you a benefit whenever you play another Spirit or Arcane spell. With this deck, that won't be hard. The real cleverness begins when you start returning your own Spirits to your hand so you can play them again for more "spiritcraft" goodies!

Eiganjo Free-Riders makes you return one of your white creatures to your hand each turn—in this deck, that's a good thing. Pick up one of your Spirits and play it again to have Briarknit Kami put a +1/+1 counter on a creature and let Elder Pine of Jukai fetch extra lands. Even craftier is Haru-Onna. Its "spiritcraft" ability bounces itself back to your hand, where it's ready to be popped back out—each time you play it, you draw a card! It's best to take advantage of Haru-Onna's jumpy nature when your opponent tries to destroy it or just before it would die to combat damage.

Although you can't ignore your opponent's early efforts to take chunks out of your life total, your best plan is to stall. There's enough life gain in the deck from creatures like Ghost-Lit Redeemer to recover from damage you suffer early in the game, and once you start pulling off your Spirit-juggling act and playing spells like Dosan's Oldest Chant, your life total should start climbing instead of falling. If you can get up to 30 life with Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant in play, the legendary Fox Monk will transcend into Rune-Tail's Essence, an enchantment that shields your creatures from all future damage! When your 1/1 Spirits can fearlessly block 10/10 creatures, your opponent doesn't have many options left.

To improve this deck, try adding more powerful Spirits, more exciting Arcane spells, or cards that help out both. For example, the Champions of Kamigawa set offers Yosei, the Morning Star and Long-Forgotten Gohei, while you can find Shining Shoal and Faithful Squire in the Betrayers of Kamigawa set. Why take damage ever again?

3Ghost-Lit RedeemerUWhite Mana
2Silent-Chant Zubera*C1 ManaWhite Mana
1Nikko-OnnaU2 ManaWhite Mana
1Rune-Tail, Kitsune AscendantR2 ManaWhite Mana
1Shinen of Stars’ LightC2 ManaWhite Mana
2Moonwing MothC1 ManaWhite ManaWhite Mana
1Eiganjo Free-RidersU3 ManaWhite Mana
2Torii WatchwardC4 ManaWhite Mana
1Kami of the Honored Dead*U5 ManaWhite ManaWhite Mana
2Dripping-Tongue Zubera*C1 ManaGreen Mana
1Shinen of Life’s RoarC1 ManaGreen Mana
2Elder Pine of JukaiC2 ManaGreen Mana
1Gnarled Mass*C1 ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana
2Haru-OnnaU3 ManaGreen Mana
2Briarknit KamiU3 ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana
2Nightsoil KamiC4 ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana
1Bounteous KirinR5 ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana
2Spiritual VisitCWhite Mana
1Terashi’s Grasp*C2 ManaWhite Mana
1Honden of Cleansing Fire*U3 ManaWhite Mana
1Kodama’s Might*CGreen Mana
2Vital Surge*C1 ManaGreen Mana
1Dosan’s Oldest ChantC4 ManaGreen Mana
1Honden of Life’s Web*U4 ManaGreen Mana
1Tranquil Garden*U
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* = from a previous set

Critical Mass Critical Mass Soratami's Wisdom Soratami's Wisdom Spirit Flames Spirit Flames

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