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Card # DM-S3
Date Reviewed: 04.14.05
Constructed Average Rating:
Limited Average Rating: 4
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Another blast from the past: Aqua Sniper from the
Base Set. This 8 cost 5,000 power creature combines
a fairly strong creature with a very useful spell.
It is the fusion of teleportation (splashing two
creatures) with a 5,000 power Liquid Person (always
a fun group!). Not a bad trade off at all. This
creature is kind of weak when focused on power
(ignoring his ability) but the strength of Water
resides in manipulation. There are now cards that
will hurt splashed creatures (ala Gigandura and
another new card from Shockwaves: Upheaval) making
multi civ decks really the way to go. Splash & slash
Dark-Water decks can be VERY annoying and now even
more painful with the help of old friends and new
It also brings to mind another aspect of this card I
find pretty appealing. The card text states “choose
up to 2 creatures in the battle zone.” This means
you can target YOU OWN creatures if the situation
arises. Bounce a Corile and re-summon it to know for
sure what your opponent’s next card will be. Bounce
Poison Worm back to get his effect one more time, or
even Ballom to rid the field of a swarm of cheap
blockers. Water is very good at manipulation, and in
the right hands can be devastating to an opponent.
Overall, I think Aqua Sniper deserves 4 out of 5.
There might be better individual cards to go into a
water beck, but he might just be what you need when
facing a huge beatstick. Sniper is dreadfully
expensive so you would not really want to run 4
copies in your deck, but given the right timing he
can be a vital addition to any water (if not Liquid
People) deck. Splash on!
Any questions, comments, and concerns? PM
“TobiWanKhanobi” right here on Pojo; or e-mail me at
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Friday people! Hope your enjoying you long weekend.
Today's card is Aqua Sniper. One of the hugest
monsters in this game in terms of effects. It also
has a familiar bounce ability, not foreign to the
water civilization. A card that works well in most
water decks, Aqua Sniper is a something we can
continue to see play in our meta's for a good long
Race: Liquid People
Rules Text: When you put this creature into the
battle zone, choose up to two creatures in the
battle zone and return them to their owners' hands.
Mana Number: 1
Set: Base Set
5000 power for 8 mana might not seem very even, but
it's the effect that really makes Aqua Sniper shine.
You get to choose which creatures are to be bounced,
which is great for CIP cards such as Wind Axe, Aqua
Hulcus, Deklowaz and even itself.
Now, another great aspect about this card is that
you can bounce your opponents blockers to their
hands, leaving their field open for a full-frontal
assault from cards such as Ulex, the Dauntless,
Hypersquid Walter, Silver Axe, tap ability
creatures, the list goes on!
Since Sniper's initial release in the Base Set, it's
remained ever versatile. So many uses for this card,
there are. Field clearing, recycle CIP cards, bounce
high-costing cards to your opponents hand etc. If
you have a copy of this card, then try it out. Not
built for every deck, but it's ever so useful. But
if you don't, Spiral Gate and Teleportation are more
then good enough substitutes.
Limited-It get's a 2.5/5 here. If you ever get to 8
mana, then this card is to be played. And with a
good amount CIP creatures and blockers running
around the place, dropping this can easily give you
the game from there.
Constructed-3.5/5 in constructed play. A risk card
that can clear the field of your opponents blockers
and return your CIP cards. The deck has to be built
slightly around it to get the fullest of the effect
out, but it does pay off in the end. Teleportation
and Spiral Gate are safer plays, however.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Aqua Sniper isn't as hot as it used
to be. With various bounce card that cost much less
being run rampant, and better 8-drop plays, this
card won't be around in many decks. But try it out.
it's not half-bad.
That's all for today ! If anyone wants to contact
me, my addy is email@example.com Best of
luck to every person with their tournies this long
weekend. And Happy Easter, to everyone who