Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Arthur Weasley - Chamber of Secrets


Arthur Weasley
Card Type: Character - Wizard Unique
Ability: Once per turn, you may use an Action to choose 1 of your Items in play and do damage to your opponent equal to its printed Power cost.
Card No: 2
Rarity: Rare/Holo
Set: Chamber of Secrets
Average Rating: 4.24 (based on 5 reviews) 
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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Aardvark

Has anyone fantasized about using this card with Philosopher's Stone? Although tantalizing, that combo is difficult to pull off with consistency.
What Arthur needs is a target big enough to warrant using an action, but small enough to get into play on a timely basis. Personally, I feel that means items with a power cost in the range of 6 to 10 would be optimal. You might consider Flying Car, Phoenix Feather Wand, Silver Unicorn Horn, Bulgeye Potion, Silver Cauldron, Moonseed Potion, Hospital Bed, Porcupine Robes, Winged Keys, Quidditch Cup, Nimbus 2000, and Dragon Hide Gloves, for example. Most of the choicest alternatives seem to be in the green and blue colors, which are often associated with Draco Slytherin item decks. Draco tends to prefer smaller items, however, to gain actions from the very beginning of the game. My main problem with Arthur is that he doesn't aid us in our development in any way. That implies his primary use will be as an allied character, which makes him vulnerable to discard. Nonetheless, he carries great promise in being an interesting a strong core card for a deck. I urge everyone to give him a try.

Rating: 4


Enraged

This guy rules you just pack him in a deck with a ton of items and you are guaranteed some good damage after the first few turns. I love running him with Rouge Bludger. That is like 11 damage a turn for one action. I personally prefer him as an ally to Draco Slytherin but he can work well as a starter to.

Rating: 4


Lockhart

This card is the perfect companion for Draco Slytherin Decks. I mean if you got Draco and Arthur in play, you could play a Bulgeye Potion, then use an action to have Arthur do damage and then discard the card to do more damage. Thats a 23 damage combo. You do that two turns in a row my goodness! Now it doesn't have to be with damage causing items it can be with any item. This card just sounds so nice. The hits just keep on coming, I like this card, I suggest playing this card.

Rating: 4


profpoke

Great with Item decks. Particularly big items. Try using it with stuff like Phoenix Feather Wand, cause wands can help you reach the high costs of big items. Invisibility Cloak, to sit and stop some damage while assisting in doing damage too. Bulgeye Potion, use Arthur to do damage then discard to do more damage. Golden Snitch, play then use Arthur to get yourself that extra 10 ahead that you need. =) Even Dragon-Hide Gloves would be useful with him. Pretty much anything around 7 or up. :D

Rating: 4.8


Snuffles

Arthur Weasley is just plain cool. This ability can kill and there is little to no defense against him at the moment. There are plenty of cards that get rid of items, but most people tend to put these cards at the bottom of their importance pile. If you enjoy playing Draco, Sly like i do, it is almost a gimmee to put Arthur into your item decks. I have seen decks that use this character as a starter with items like Winged Keys and Invisibility Cloak effectively creating a lock against creatures and spells. However, you don't need to get that high for this guy to be effective. A Dragon Heart Wand can do 5 damage each turn which is pretty cool. One of the better combos is Bulgeye or Moonseed Potion where you hurt them each turn until they get kinda low and then discard it to kill them off. Watch out for this guy, he's crazy and very effective.

Rating: 4.4

Guest
Reviewer

FEND

The head of the ministry of magic's section of misuse of muggle artifacts, this chappy gives a bang to all items. Combo it with Draco Malfoy Slytherin item decks with Lockhart's hair care potions and in the first turn you might be able to play this guy out for later use.Add a few high casting cost items like flying car or bulgeye potion in the deck or maybe a nimbus 2001 and you got damage at least equal to 8 every turn. Although you have to sacrifice an action to do so, it is better than playing a spell card because not many spell cards have the possibility of doing that much damage without discarding a card *cough* malovent mixture, mid air collision *cough*. This card is definitely one of the best to include in an item deck. We'll be seeing more from this fellow.

Rating: 3.8 (Guest Reviewer's ratings are not added into the average.)