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Mark of the Dragon - Event Combat
Search your Life Deck for any Combat card and place it in your hand.
Limit 1 per deck. Remove from the game after use.
This card seems very familiar... (Looks through Current Deck,
checking cards) Ah! There we go! Fatherly Advice! Oh wait, that's a
Setup, while this is an Event Combat. Oh well! I think this is
better since it's not effected by City in Turmoil! Oh wait...
there's Trunks Energy Sphere, Ultimate Champion, and It's the Inside
that Counts. Well, City in Turmoil is permanent while TES, UC, ItItC
are ones ya gotta have! So, that's why I think it's better. Also, in
Focused, it gives Players the first chance to have a great card
Expanded: 5/5 (Doesn't matter, it's gonna be in a lot of decks)
Focused: 5/5 (Not even close here, this is a sweet card)
Mark of the Dragon – GT Super 17 Saga
Ultra Rare - #152
Combat – Event
Power: Search your Life Deck for a Combat card and put it in your
hand. Remove from the game after use. Limit 1 per deck.
Just as a little note my COTDs will be short and concise this week
due to Regionals this past weekend and me having a billion things to
do seeing this is the last week before finals. I will make up for it
with a nice tournament report in the coming days. Be sure to look
out for it.
Anyway, this card is the new staple for all decks. Get this card.
You can literally get almost any answer to anything with this thing
(note this gets Physical Combat, Energy Combat, or Event Combat
cards). It is a bit weaker than Fatherly Advice because it can be
Sphered and only searches your life deck, but in a sense can be
stronger because it can be searched out itself.
Having this in hand when entering combat allows you to answer to a
variety of situations with just one card. A searcher of this power
is something you should never pass up. Sure the rarity might scare
you off, but it should be easier to get than Fatherly Advice in the
Thus… opponent has too many Drills? A17 Smirks. Need a Sphere? Go
get one. Need to get a non-combat? Energy Lob it up. One more attack
to finish your opponent? Go get it. It’s just insane, but then
again, all searchers that can get this many options are good. So get
one and run it. End of story.
Expanded: 5.0 out of 5.0 (search from hand = good)
Focused: 5.0 out of 5.0 (ditto)
Sealed: 5.0 out of 5.0 (ditto)
Mark of the Dragon: Fatherly Advice
reprinted, though somewhat weaker. Both cards seek out any combat
card (Event, Physical Combat, Energy Combat) from your deck and put
it in your hand, so this is the ultimate Swiss Army Knife. The thing
was, with FA, it was a Setup, so you played it out on the field,
leaving it vulnerable to setup hate, but when you used it, you also
increased your overall hand-size by one. Mark just replaces itself,
which, while not a bad thing, is less good than FA.
Mind, Mark is still very, very, good. I cannot think of an Expanded
or Focused Beatdown deck that I would not run this in, especially
focused, with so few ways to deal with certain decks. Yes, it is
vulnerable to Sphere in Expanded, and random event hate in both
formats, but you still run it in most decks.
In Limited, this is an amazing pull. Getting it should either pull
you safely from a defensive combat, or tearing into your opponent in
an offensive one.
Expanded 4/5 (not as good as FA, sphereable too)
Focused 5/5 (gets you what you need, period)
Limited 5/5 (see focused)
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