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Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Moonseed Poison - Diagon Alley

Moonseed Poison
Power Needed: 8 Potions
Card Type: Item
Ability: When you play this card, do 3 damage to your opponent. You may use an action and discard this card from play to do 6 damage to your opponent.
Card No: 63
Rarity: Common
Set: Diagon Alley
Average Rating: 4.38 (based on 5 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


Unlike most items, this one requires two actions to fully use. The extra action is gained right back if Draco Slytherin is your starting character. To judge a card, I like to compare it to a similar card. Draught of the Living Death is another potions card that requires 8 lessons and causes damage. So let's see how they look stacked up against one another. The Draught deals 12 damage, to only 9 here. Advantage Draught. But Moonseed does item damage, which is less preventable than spell damage. Advantage Moonseed. But since Draught only requires one action, you can combo it with a card like Malevolent Mixture to deal a surprise, game-ending 22 points of damage. Advantage Draught. But Draught requires the discard of two potion lessons, each of which had to be drawn and played themselves. Thus, the use of Draught takes up a total of 6 actions to only 3 for Moonseed, and leaves you with less lessons to cast further spells. Advantage Moonseed. So which is better? It depends. I generally prefer Draught, although I strongly favor the Moonseed in any item heavy deck run by the new Draco.

Rating: 3.5


Moonseed is the ultimate item...3 damage when you play it, 6 damage when you discard it. No lesson discards, and only 8 Potions! This card fits perfectly into an Item Recycle deck, a Draco, Syltherin and a Owl/Potions deck! 9 damage altogether with no discards is awesome. Bulgeye may do 13, but it costs 10 Potions. If you get Cauldron Shop out, this card should be one of your main targets.

Rating: 5


There are enough item grabbers out there now that this card can be used over and over again. With Draco Malfoy, Slytherin and the right support cards you could play this card on every turn and never need another damage card in your deck. 4 of these with some Olivanders, Christmas Feast, Gringotts Vault Key, and a few other nice lesson building touches and you have a tough packing deck. Moonseed is the only damage card needed and they can be used over and over again to do 9 damage per turn once you hit 8 power. Hmmm, Charms and Potions, I think you can figure out how to get to 8 power fast enough without me giving away my entire deck!

Rating: 5


Good damage dealing item. Like a mini-bulgeye, but you get to do a third of the damage when you play it. =) Probably not as easy to get in play, but once you reach the 8 power mark (you'll prolly be aiming for 10 power if you play Bulgeye too, which you probably will), this card becomes very useful. It's kind of a cross between Beetle Eyes and Bulgeye since you get to do damage from playing it. You could even let it sit out a couple turns if you didnt feel it was in danger since it's already done atleast 3 damage. (Usually with Bulgeye, you'd wana play it and use it to not risk it being killed during your opponent's turn.)

Rating: 4


its quiet.... tooooooo quiet.... being a private eye, you get a sense about these things.... the moon looked.... seedy... too seedy, so i hopped on over to bill's cafe to dig up what i could from mr. malfoy... he said he only had two actions left and he knew just what he was going to do with them. i arched my eyebrows and made some notes, but unfortunately i lost them on my way downtown... and thats when it hit me.... nine damage right to the heart... and now i know what it feels like to die under a seedy moon

Rating: 4


Guest Reviewer

For 8 lessons, and a chance of doing 9 damage without discarding a lesson is fairly decent. Although reccomended with draco malfoy slytherin decks, this card can be put into almost any potions deck which runs high lessons especially those with draught of living death which usually reaches 8 lessons. This is best played on one turn alone when not using draco malfoy slytherin decks because of the item control cards (eg. Lost notes, smash, table trouble etc)

Rating: 3 [Note: This rating won't be included in the average.]

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