Kamigawa

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Kamigawa was the 10th block released for Magic the Gathering. It takes place in the titular plane. It introduced the the Ninjutsu mechanic, which is awesome. The block came after Mirrodin block, which was one of the largest and stinkiest blocks of cheese Magic had ever seen. Subsequentially, CoK-block was well below the general power curve compared with other sets.

The Plane Proper[edit]

Kamiagawa is Magic's Oriental Adventures setting; a fantasy realm based upon Japanese mythology, most prominently in the form of being divided into two realms, one inhabited by mortals and the other inhabited by Kami -primal spirits who embody the various elements, objects and other aspects of the material realm. The Kakuriyo or Reikai is the spirit world where the kami dwell; its other half is that of the Utsushiyo where mortals live. Utsushiyo is divided into five lands which correspond to the five Colors of Magic.

Native races of Kamigawa consist of: Humans, Soratami, Orochi, Kitsunes, Nezumi, O-bakemono and Akki.

Notable Cards[edit]

Expert commentary taken from the Gatherer

Sensei’s Divining Top[edit]

Sensei’s Divining Top

It looks so innocent the first time you read it too. It's not. Not even a little bit. -Shadow1798

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker[edit]

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

This card makes too many ridiculous infinite combos. - alblast

Umezawa's Jitte[edit]

Umezawa's Jitte

Fun fact: "Umezawa's Jitte" can be approximately translated to English as "You're f*cked, game two." -ratchet1215

Pithing Needle[edit]

Pithing Needle

I love just stuffing people who overuse fetchlands. -WhiteyMcFly

Isamaru, Hound of Konda[edit]

Isamaru, Hound of Konda

With the right draws, he's capable of winning an EDH game in 4 or 5 turns. -JaxsonBateman

Gifts Ungiven[edit]

Gifts Ungiven

It has it all:
It's a tutor.
It's card advantage.
It's an instant.
- scumbling1

Cranial Extraction[edit]

Cranial Extraction

One of the most iritiating/cruel spells in whole MTG. - True_Smog

Settings of Magic: The Gathering
Pre-revisionist: First Magic Sets - First Urza Block - Arabian Nights
Legends - Homelands - Ice Age - Mirage
Weatherlight Saga: Portal Starter Sets - Second Urza Block
Tempest Block - Masques Block - Invasion Block
Post-Weatherlight: Otaria Block - Mirrodin - Kamigawa - Ravnica - Time Spiral
After the Mending: Lorwyn - Alara - Zendikar - New Phyrexia
Innistrad - Return to Ravnica - Theros - Tarkir
Two-Block Paradigm: Kaladesh - Amonkhet - Ixalan
Never in a standard set: Fiora (Where the Conspiracy sets take place)