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Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Steelclaw - Base

Power Needed: 4 Transfiguration
Card Type: Spell
Effect: All your creatures do damage to your opponent.
Card No: 106
Rarity: Common
Set: Base
Average Rating: 5.00 (based on 6 reviews) 
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


*SHUDDER!* The dread bunny. It seems unfair that the traditionally weakest damage dealing color in the game, transfiguration, should have the nastiest spell that causes damage. But it does. And this is it. You only need 4 lessons to play it, and this spell slips by a Kelpie or Pet Toad defense with ease. When I originally started to build decks for this game, I recognized the value of getting out a swarm of efficient creatures and beating down with them every turn. I saw that this card would speed up the process, and scrounged up four copies to put into the first HP deck design I ever made. I gave this deck to my younger son and watched his games. He'd get a few creatures out. Some would get nuked, but he'd lay down a few more. By mid-game, he would have around 5 or 6 in play. He'd announce the 13 or 14 points of creature damage, pause to glance at the remaining cards in his opponent's library, and then do a double Steelclaws for a sudden win. This happened with such obnoxious frequency that I felt compelled to name the deck "Steelclaws-Steelclaws-You-Lose". The deck has gone through numerous iterations since then, but the four Steelclaws remain in place, and the design continues to be a major threat at all local tourneys. So far, the record is "only" 57 points of damage in one turn, but I'm sure you can top that with a slightly different mix of creatures, and enough patience. Beware of the Hare!

Rating: 5


Steelclaw is br0ken. This card is the staple card in almost every creature deck. And, it’s a Base Set common! There are rare cards that are pathetic compared to ‘Claw. Use Hannah Abbott to grab 2 of these, and you can get past 60 damage in one turn…easily. Like Halloween Feast, there isn’t much to say about this card, other than it rocks. :D

Rating: 10 (:P)...........ok 5


What can I say about this card except is one of the best cards EVER!!! This card is in almost all of my creature decks. If you play transfiguration and Care of Magical Creatures you play this card no if's and's or but's about. It Rules period. My personal favorite strategy is to hold two in your hand and then lay both down to do twenty-five or so damage and win the game when they still think they are safe or you can sneak some damage in if they are killing your creatures fast as you can lay them down. Play this card and play it often it will save you many a game trust me on this one.

Rating: 5


Beware of the crazed Easter Bunny! Who started breeding these bunnies anyways? It had to be that Newt Scamander guy, he's always up to no good creature good. Then again maybe it was Hagrid! We'll probably never know. But what I do know is that this card is probably the most broken card in the game. This card cost 4 power and it has the potential to do unlimited damage. Image having 2 Marble gargoyles out and 2 Hebridean Dragons out and your opponent has no creatures out. You lay two of these, you just did 24 x 3 damage this turn. Thats 72 damage, your opponent is toast. This card can easily save any game and reverse the fortunes of any game, this card rules! Probably the best card in the game, except for when they finally make a Professor Lockhart card *smiles*

Rating: 5


Like I need to tell you about the best card in Harry Potter. I mean this card is the reason that creature decks are so popular. Yes, creatures keep doing damage, but if this card wasn't in the game, Charms/CoMC would be more popular and there would be fewer Trans/CoMC decks for sure. There is nothing to say about this card except, "Hare today; gone NEVER!" Before seeing the other ratings, it is easy to predict this will be a sweeping rated card at 5!

Rating: 5


This card has been powerful from the start. It simply has never gone out of style. It's like the Madonna of Harry Potter. SteelClaw wins games folks, it is as simple as that.

Rating: 5



At last, the almighty steelclaw, backbone of any good creature deck. This card has broken written all over it! I mean come on! Only costs 4, allows multiple creature damage, and it is common. One of the best cards to come from the first set, this card is usually the match winner in most games involving at least one creature player. One of the sweetest combo's to pull off is the double steelclaw with any decent amount of creatures on the table. There are no flaws to this card, and it even evades the spell damage cards like Potions Ingredients. Every creature deck should have 4 of these things in it.

There aren't too many cards that are worth 5/5 but this one definitely earns it!

Rating: 5 (Guest Reviewer's ratings are not added into the average.)

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