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Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Vanish - Quidditch Cup


Power Needed: 7 Transfig
Card Type: Spell
Effect: Choose 1 of your opponent's Creatures or Characters in play (other than his or her starting Character) and put it on the bottom of his or her deck.
Card No: 75
Rarity: Common
Set: Quidditch Cup
Average Rating: 3.00 (based on 6 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

Alex Rockwell

While this card would be pretty good against a character, it is infrequent that an opponent will actually play a character against you (beyond their starter). And if they do, it is often Hannah, and if you return her after they have used her ability, they can play another Hannah and use her ability again.

In short, there are many better cards than this that you should pick over it. For example, a very similar cost card to this is diffindo, which is also transfiguration, costs only 1 more, and lets you destroy ANY card, and they wont ever be able to get it back. (If you use Vanish and then your opponent shuffles their deck with a healing spell, they can draw the card you used vanish on again. Plus, using vanish has the effect of healing your opponent one point.

Diffindo is just better than this card, use it instead.

Rating: 2 (D)


Against a creature deck, this is the best anti-creature you can have.
Being able to move it to the bottom of their deck, which will probally stop them from playing it again, is great. They can't use Halloween Feast to get it back, so their at a disadvantage. Being able to do this with Characters is good too. They just wasted a turn, and you've only used 1 action. But, against decks that don't have creatures, this card just takes up room.
The 7T is a bad thing too. Sometimes, near the end of the game, you've used cards that make you discard lessons. You have 6 lessons out, and can't get another one. Vanish isn't any help to you then.

Rating: 4


Vanish adds another creature killer to the Transfiguration card type.
It also allows you, as an option, to remove one of your opponent's characters from play. So Fluffy or my namesake, Hagrid, could be removed from play before they inflict any (more) damage to you. The downsides of the card are its cost (7T) and the fact that the card is returned to the opponents deck, making it available to be used against you again.

While Vanish is a nice, duel-purpose card, there are better cards to choose from. Incarcifors, Raven to Writing Desk, Take Root, and Transfiguration Test all remove creatures for a lower cost. And QC added Diffindo, which for 1 more lesson, can remove any card from play (other than the starting character).

Rating: 2


Vanish is one of those cards that isn't used much that has a great benefit. It not only disposes an 'other than starting' character or a creature in play, but it puts that card on the bottom of their deck. That is a fairly safe place to put a card. Unless they have healers that allows them to shuffle the deck, they are NOT allowed to shuffle their cards at anytime during the game. See NOTE TO PLAYERS at the bottom of this review.

Since most decks usually have a card to finish off a player near the end of a game it will take care of a the 2 or 3 that you do put there. And keep in mind you can never actually use the last card in your deck. SO, unless they have a way of getting it off the bottom, that last card in their deck is as good as in the discard pile.

NOTE TO PLAYERS: Those of you who do shuffle periodically during the game...STOP IT! It is the same as cheating when you shuffle during a game if the cards don't tell you to shuffle! And it doesn't matter whether you have a specific card at the bottom of the deck or not. You can't shuffle during the game, PERIOD, unless the cards tell you to. If you are drawing bad, too bad! That's part of the game. Build a better deck next time. Hee.

Rating: 4


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While it does have a high cost to play, the effect is definatly a good one. Putting the card at the bottom of their deck makes it be like the "death card" when they get to draw it again, because it would be their last card and they'd lose. It is similar to Diffindo, but it can only get rid of Characters and Creatures where Diffindo can get discard any card that is in play (excluding the starting Character).
Not bad for a common, but not too great either.

Rating: 2


I really dig Vanish. When everyone started playing halloween feast, I started playing vanish. I can not tell you how many times I made my opponent sad because his or her creature was on the bottom of his or her deck and not in the discard pile. What's more, it works on characters.
If someones hurtin you with Hagrid or Draco or they have a character in play that you want to play, Vanish comes in great. Now if only you could Vanish the Starting Character :) The only time Vanish doesn't come in handy in a game is when somebody's playin a straight spell deck which aren't all that uncommon, but overall, I'd say Vanish is a great card and should be considered with any deck that's playin trans.

Rating: 4

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