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Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Petrified - Chamber of Secrets

Power Needed: 7 Transfiguration
Card Type: Spell
Effect: Choose 1 of your opponent's Creatures OR Characters in play (other than his or her starting Character) and put it on the bottom of his or her deck.
Card No: 42
Rarity: Rare/Foil
Set: Chamber of Secrets
Average Rating: 1.62 (based on 6 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


I'm happy to see this is a rare card, as I won't get upset if I don't have any. Once again, the flaw of this card is its limited scope of effect. It only gets creatures and characters. Even worse, it puts the targeted card back into your opponent's library instead of their discard pile. That's like being generous and healing your opponent for one point of damage. Wouldn't you rather wait until you had one more lesson out to Diffindo their card, and thus get rid of it for good? Or use Scribblifors, "Caught!", or Picking on Neville? For a seven power spell, you should expect more than this.

Rating: 1.5


This card is exactly like Vanish -_-; And, on the bottom of their deck? You're ADDING cards to their life? =/ Useless, and the odds that you'll be able to pick a character off with this before its effect is used is little. =/ The creatures you have a better chance on, but they aren't the strongest card anymore. There are better denial cards out there, this one is near the bottom of them.

Rating: 2


I didn’t like this card when it was named Vanish and the new name hasn’t really changed my mind. It has limited usage but it is semi diverisfied because it can target creatures and characters but for my seven power I’d rather play Scribblifors not this card. The one good point about it I have found is that it doesn’t put the card in the discard pile where they can get it back easily but on the bottom of the deck where it is pretty much useless.

Rating: 1.3


Oh no the students and creatures are being petrified, oh who cares! This card is just not as good as it could have been. Its sandwiched in between Caught! and Diffindo which are two better options, and even then Incarcifors and Rabbit Slippers are better creature defense. This card would have been ok if they made it so your opponent discarded the card you picked, but as is, they only put it on the bottom of their deck, well wow, I just turned the tide of the game there. This card may appear useful but there are easily much much better choices and I think you will have no problem finding them.

Rating: 1.5


Doesn't this remind you of Vanish? It seems like Wizards is trying to slip old card's effects in as new cards, possibly for a "CS only" format.. Anyways.. it is interesting to see how the times have changed since Vanish. Vanish isn't as good as it was before, and this is a Vanish but way harder to find. In QC, it was common, so you had much great chance of finding a Common out of an 80 card set, than you do of finding a Rare out of a 140 card set. If you really want to use this, trade this off to a collector and stick with Vanish. (Unless, of course, you're playing in a CS only tourney. )

Rating: 1


Well if you dig Vanish, you will dig this card. At seven I would rather play Scribblifors, but this is a very unique way to get around Halloween Feast which is just kinda fun. I think characters are becoming more common in decks and creatures are everprevelant of course. Not a bad option nowadays, but perhaps not the best either.

Rating: 2.4

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