Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Practice Match - Quidditch Cup


Practice Match
Power Needed: 1 Quidditch
Card Type: Match
To Win: Do 5 damage to your opponent while this card is in play. (That damage doesn't have to be done all at once.)
Prize: The winner may draw 4 cards.
Card No: 65
Rarity: Common
Set: Quidditch Cup
Average Rating: 2.00 (based on 7 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


Aardvark

At only five damage to attain victory, this match seems easy to play as your first action in a turn and win with your second action. The damage level is so low, that just having a Nimbus 2000 out should be all you need to claim the win. In such a case, you get four draws. Of course, you can also get four draws and four damage by playing Loop-the-Loops instead. If you want three draws without complications, you can use Penalty Shot or Quick Thinking. This is an OK card, I just feel there are better options out there.

Rating: 2.5


Crusader

You pretty much come off even with this card, first to do 5 damage gets the option to draw 4 cards. In the beginning of the game, that's a HUGE advantage. But, in the late stages, that makes you prone to Dobby's Help/Venomous Tentacula Juice. An okay card, but not that good.

Rating: 2


Enraged

This one will always be overshadowed by Hufflepuff match which is by far it’s superior. Play Hufflepuff match not this one.

Rating: 1


FEND

All teams have to practice right? So does our quidditch team. I reckon they don't train that much though.. they have pure skill. Anyways lets see do 5 damage to your opponent and draw 4 cards. Sound familiar? Its just a faster hufflepuff match which still out play this card. Don't be deceived though, it's easy to solve and helps you get 4 new cards into your hand. But still I would reckon that hufflepuff match is way better.

Rating: 2


Lockhart

This card shouldn't necessarily be looked at as a match, but also as a drawing power. However, this card isn't as bad as it may seem. 5 damage is pretty easy to do, but what's the hugest consequence of this card, your opponent may draw 4 cards if they win before you, well who cares. Thats almost as good as doing damage unless your opponent's hand is tiny then this helps them out. However, with so many denial decks in the world, your opponent might also not be able to do 5 damage right away, and you can use this to your advantage. If you're looking for extra matches in your deck, then this is a pretty non threatening one to include, however, if you're playing Quidditch, there are much better cards you could include in your deck.

Rating: 2


profpoke

Hufflepuff Match seems like a better alternative at first glance, but this card has a few hidden agendas. First, 5 damage is rather easy to come by... play it and solve it in one turn. Or, you could play it while having Match dependant cards in play like Bludger or AJ and let your opponent be the one that ends up solving it. 5 cards off your deck, 5 cards off his deck. Could be especially good with the over-draw combos lurking around recently. =)

Rating: 2.5


Snuffles

This is one of those cards that most people will never play with. I tend to put it in my faster Quidditch Decks as a back up to Hufflepuff if card drawing is essential for the deck. It is easy to solve at only 5 damage and you get a 4 card draw off of it. Most of the time, there are better matches and better cards in general. Especially with matches that heal or do damage as their rewards. 99% of the time in fact, people don't even consider this card. But i think it is bound to show up from time to time in the rare speedy Quidditch Match deck and be quite effective there.

Rating: 2