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Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Manticore - Chamber of Secrets

Power Needed: 5 CoMC
Card Type: Creature - Manticore
Damage each turn: 2
Health: 4
Card No: 75
Rarity: Uncommon/Foil
Set: Chamber of Secrets
Average Rating: 2.63 (based on 4 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


Creatures with a health of 4 or more are much harder to discard from play via charms-based removal. If many people in your area rely on such cards for the bulk of their creature discard, then this can be a nice accompaniment to the strictly superior Quintaped. If going that route, you should try to build your deck so that every creature has a high health. However, given a choice of using an offensive minded critter versus a defensive one, I tend to prefer the former, as pressure wins games. With many players using transfiguration spells to knock out creatures, your emphasis on tougher creatures might not pay any benefits.

Rating: 2.5


A 2/4 creature for 5 CoMC...When you have Marble Gargoyle that is 2/3, but can get up to 5/3 for the same lesson cost. And, you have other creatures that do more damage at the same lesson cost, Mandrake, Cunning Fox and Slytherin Serpent. Not that good of a creature, but I can see uses for it...It survives Stream of Flames and Bewitched Snowball ;)

Rating: 2


This card is very similar to Quintaped but it has 4 health instead of 5. Same rarity which is an uncommon card but the difference in 2 sets only meaning you can play 8 2/4 creatures <-- if you count quintaped. Seems to be a distant cousin in my opinion. Though it has one less health it is still able to last a hit or 2 from doxy , streeler or even stream of flames.

Rating: 4


It seems most creatures for 5 power do more damage then Manticore, but generally have less health. But if you play Manticore for the large health, Quintaped would be a much better choice. Still uncommon and costing 5 power, it does everything Manticore does, with an extra Health point to prolong it's survivability.

Rating: 2

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