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Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Porcupine Robe - Diagon Alley

Porcupine Robe
Power Needed: 7 Transfiguration
Card Type: Item
Ability: At the end of each of your opponent's turns, do 1 damage to each Creature that did damage to you that turn.
Card No: 43
Rarity: Uncommon
Set: Diagon Alley
Average Rating: 2.77 (based on 6 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


It's too bad this card doesn't apply it's damage before creatures deal theirs. If it did, I'd like it a lot more. I'd also like it more if it damaged all creatures, not just the ones hurting you with damage. But it doesn't do that either. At seven lessons to get out, by the time this appears, you're often dealing with some of the heavier creatures. The Robe will remove them painfully slowly. Meanwhile, they'll keep hitting you as long as they're still on the board. Of course, if your opponent has no creatures in their deck, this card doesn't help you at all. Porcupine Robe combos cutely with Hospital Dormitory, but not well enough for me to bother playing it. Overall, I think this card's concept was a nice idea that just didn't get executed well enough.

Rating: 1.5


For 7T, you get an item that does one damage to every creature that attacks you each turn...:D Cunning Fox only has one turn to attack, same with Black Bat and Doxy. This card is very cool, very good, and very underused. The only drawback is the 7T, but with CoS now, I think that is very reachable. :D

Rating: 3.5


This card is terrible one damage to each creatures that damages you. Hmmm might combo nice but alone it is really not to good because the creatures are still doing damage to you. It does however combo rather nicely with damage prevention cards such as Neville Longbottom and Sloth Grip where you can prevent part of the damage from certain creatures. It also combos well with itself (2 damage a turn kills creatures pretty fast) but what if they don’t play creatures? What happens then? You wasted spaces in your deck on a ineffective over priced item.

Rating: 1.2


Alright the Porcupine Robe doesn't do that much on its own. Its not too bad on its own, it can help to make sure that some creatures only get to attack once or twice, but if you get two or three Robes out, then your opponent will only get one attack from his creatures. The reason this could possibly be good is that you don't need to include that much other creature prevention in your deck. So you can use charms and be confident that you have creature prevention and then can thus on your damage causing spells. This card is also good in Draco Slytherin Decks because well all items are good in those decks.

Rating: 2.9


Oh the headaches this card can cause. ;') All creatures that do damage attack every turn, so ultimatly, it's good against creatures of all shapes and sizes. The smaller the toughness on the creature, the quicker it works, and alot of good creatures now-a-days trade-off their smaller health to in turn get a heavier hitting than average creature out more quickly. But even if they don't have creatures with 1 health, damage is still cumulative, so their days are numbered if they don't deal with this threat quickly. Sure, the Giant Squid or Fluffy could stay out a while before having to worry about this, but since you're playing Trans, and are already near the 7T level, you could Diffindo and PON away any "too big" pests that the Robe can't handle. ;')

Rating: 4


Porcupine Robe is one of the more underused items nowadays. Keep in mind the creatures people are using. Cunning Fox is fairly popular and Doxy is fairly common also. These would be first turn kills. Plus, this makes the bigger creatures not nearly as bluff. Plus you can have more than one out as they are not unique. Oh! and guess what else is in trans? Switching spell! Weeeeeeee!!!! Critters die really fast when you have two of these out and you have some extra denial in your deck such as charms or even picking on nevilles and the like. It costs 7 but it is definitely worth it.

I used to play with Winged Keys a lot which i found really effective in denial decks if there was that one creature i couldn't quite get rid of. This puts it up a notch and lets you kill them straight off. Oh! and think about Black Bat... he comes into play, does damage to you and then he dies that turn! Sweet!

Rating: 3.5



Yuck...did they mess up when they made this one? Sorry...I can't even give this one a 1.0 So...I will give it an ugly 0.5 What a piece of trash. In other words...don't even waste your time looking at this is terrible, useless and downright dumb.

Rating: 0.5
(The reason Guest Reviewer's ratings are not added into the average. :P)

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