Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Support Banner - Quidditch Cup


Support Banner
Power Needed: 5 Quidditch
Card Type: Item
Ability: At the end of your turn, draw a card if you played at least 1 Spell card that needs Quidditch Power that turn.
Card No: 28
Rarity: Rare/Foil
Set: Quidditch Cup
Average Rating: 2.38 (based on 4 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


Aardvark

There have been many preliminary quidditch deck designs that I've worked on which included this as a candidate card for consideration. However, as the dust settled, it would inevitably fail to make the final deck listing. If your deck includes charms cards, Photo Album is strictly better than this in every way. If your deck doesn't include charms, you're probably better off using Loop the Loops or Pulling Up to sneak in some damage while you're getting more cards to play. A strong quidditch deck is all about rapidly applying spell pressure. This just does not do the job fast enough. It's not a bad card. It's just that there are superior alternatives available.

Rating: 2


Enraged

This card is kinda cool. It is a watered down version of a Photo Album with the added benefit that you don’ have to draw until it kills you but the bad side is that you get the draw at the end of your turn which means you can’t use the cards until next turn which is not good. But used in a Quidditch/Charms deck it could over time give you a slight card advantage. I wouldn’t really recommend playing this card Photo Album is a much better choice.

Rating: 2.1


Lockhart

I've not really been a fan of the Support Banner, but then I realized that if you use the Support Banner in conjuction with the Quidditch Cup, you might be able to keep your hand refreshed without having to wait to draw cards. Of course you can use a pulling up or a loop the loops, but the Support Banner would be a quarantee draw. So before you could use your next actions, you would have automatically drawn two cards. Of course this would work in a way similiar to Photo Album and you would get that card no matter what you played, but I do feel that if you're playing mostly quidditch along with the Quidditch Cup, this card might warrant some consideration for your deck.

Rating: 2.8


Snuffles

Support Banner is cheaper than Quidditch Cup, but less powerful. Of course there is no reason you can't play with both especially if you are playing Draco Malfoy, Slytherin because they are both items. But they both have somewhat the same effect as they reward you with extra options/actions for playing Quidditch cards. If you have a fast and furious Quidditch deck that empties its hand quickly, this may be the option for you. A lot of people are playing Photo Album nowadays and since Quid Charms is prevalent, they would choose this over Support Banner. However, think about it this way.... Support Banner lets you choose whether or not to draw and thus if you end up not wanting to draw in the late game, you won't die. But then it comes at the end of the turn as opposed to at the beginning so it's a little less powerful.

Rating: 2.6