Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Crabbe & Goyle - Adventures at Hogwarts


Crabbe & Goyle
Card Type: Character/Wizard/Slytherin/Unique
Ability: You may use an Action and discard 2 cards from your hand to do 3 damage to your opponent.
Card No: 3
Rarity: Rare/Holo
Set: Adventures at Hogwarts
Average Rating: 2.68 (based on 5 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


Aardvark

It takes an action to draw this card, two to play it, one to use it, and two more to draw the cards to discard to it. That's a grand total of 6 actions to deliver a measly 3 damage. If you want to use discard-fueled attacks to inflict damage, you are far better off with something like Spiral Dive, rather than this. There are some cards you can combo with this to bring it up from abysmal to merely awful. I don't see any way to continue on up to a more exalted level (such as mediocre). So I won't be making any suggestions. Besides, I don't want to give you the false impression that this card might be playable in some circumstances.

Rating: 1


Enraged

These guys are rough, tough and ready to lay a beat down on anyone they come across. These guys are an ok card they have a truly limited usage in the grand scope of thing because they just can't keep a continual stream of damage going at your opponent without some extra card drawing such as photo album or delivery owl. They also in a sense do damage to you in the form of putting cards that you took from your library into the graveyard. Now this isn't as bad as taking straight damage because you do get to choose which cards you want to get rid of. These thugs are especially good in a character deck that relies on these guys to finish your opponent off. Overall they have a limited usage but are needed for some decks to win so if you have a way to draw or need non spell damage play them and play multiple copies otherwise don't even think about them.

Rating: 2.89


Lockhart

Draco's thugs are on the loose and they are causing mayhem in Hogwarts. Now Crabbe and Goyle are not very formidable by themselves but used in connection w/ other characters they can be very annoying. The would combo w/ Draco Malfoy well, for when your opponent has no good cards to discard you want to hit 'em with damage. But the spot where they come in is they make up the one third of the feared threesome of the all Character/Adventure Deck. The other two are Ron Weasley and Fred and George Weasley. The reason they are so important is because you're going to have all these characters out and all these adventures and you're going to have duplicate cards in your hand. These guys allow to discard those cards to do damage. Your opponent won't know what hit them.

Rating: 3


MadEye

Tough Guys, huh? These two are followers. They can't do much for themselves, but pair them up with Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, or a number of other characters and you could have a winner on your hands. They are definitely not going to allow you to play a conventional style of game if they are your center stage character, but they will go nicely in an adventure/character deck. Keep them in mind if your plan is to wear down your opponent. Otherwise set this card up in the corner of your room, for scaring away pests!

Rating: 2.5


Snuffles

Crabbe and Goyle are definitely a couple of brats. This is the third character that can concievably kill. My first AH deck centered around these guys and they can be like crazy annoying and effective. i have seen a dozen or so combos with these crazy kids. Two of my favorites are Hufflepuff Match and Human Chess Game. They eat cards out of your hand for damage, but so what!?!? Ever wish you didnt have those lessons in your hand? I know i have lol. Great Hall, Photo Album, or one of the Harry Potter characters works great with these guys. It's too bad you can't target critters or these guys would be broken beyond belief. This is another favorite starter of those Lessonless decks, so if yer gonna build one, give these guys a try.

Also, they dont do damage through spells or critters, so most defensive
spells and adventures are useless against them. These guys are combolicious, so keep an eye out for them!

Rating: 4