Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day

Illegibilus - Base

Power Needed: 5 Charms
Card Type: Spell
Effect: Look at your opponent's hand. Choose 1 of those cards and discard it.
Card No: 92
Rarity: Common
Set: Base
Average Rating: 2.40 (based on 5 reviews) 
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Back in the early days, when there were fewer card choices, Illegibilus actually made a token appearance in some of my decks. I liked the idea of getting rid of the best card in my opponent's hand. This sometimes spared me from being hurt by a later Steelclaws or some equivalent nastiness. What I didn't like so much was spending an action to draw this, and another to play it, and getting only one action's worth of value for its use (their card in hand requires an action to draw). This puts me down an action overall. Since the early days, other cards have come out that have surpassed this one as an effective discard attack tool. For about the same cost, I can use Purple Firecrackers instead, which gains me an action, if my opponent has at least three cards in hand. Also, with the advent of more cards that accelerate a deck's learning, some high end discard cards like Titillando and Out of Control suddenly look more promising. All of these alternative options give the opponent the choice of card to discard, but they all discard in such a volume that the choice is inevitably a poor one. Illegibilus was adequate in its day, but its day has come and gone.

Rating: 2


This card is not very good but is often sought after because people want the promo version of this card that came with the Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone Video game. The practical uses of this card are very limited you trade one card for one card why would you want to do that I mean that isn't much of a card advantage. In addition it is five Charms that is quite a bit for what this card does especially when you can use Draco Malfoy for no power what so ever. I would recommend Draco Malfoy over this card and wouldn't play it unless you were going for major hand denial.

Rating: 2.3


Alright so let me get this right. It costs 5 power and I get to choose one card in my opponents hand and discard. Wow that is costly for such a deed which is not all that great to begin with. There are much better options for getting a card out of your opponents hand like Ouch, Purple Firecrackers, Out of the Woods, even Griphook. Yet if you feel that this power might be handy then go ahead and use it. You'll probably lose, so don't say I didn't warn you.

Rating: 1.1


If I get this card available to me during key times in a game, I will use it instead of shooting my combo out first. I can't stress enough how taking away one card and seeing their combo that is coming up can do. to someone emotionally in a game and it can turn the entire game in an opposite direction. Granted this is not a heavy card for early game play at 5 power or a near end of game play. when damage is the most important issue. but during that low that happens while both are drawing for that perfect card to complete their combo, it can stop them cold.

Rating: 2.5


I have always liked this card, but it always seems to slip out of my decks. I like targeted hand removal, but at five charms power there is just a lot of other options. Especially in the creature removal area. We got snowballs and streams and it is really hard to play a heavy charms deck. Charms is one of those supporting lesson types. Plus we got Confundus at 5 and Purple Firecrackers at 6 which are often better options. However, this card can get a lot more annoying than either of those because you get to pick and you get to see their hand. Seeing your opponent's hand might seem over rated, but if you know what they have and they don't know what you have you can not only make them nervous, but anticipate their actions. This is one of the reasons people hate to play against the original Draco Malfoy. He is just so darned obnoxious. I am only thankful that people who play with him tend not to use his ability. Basically he turns every card in your deck into an Illegibilus.

Rating: 3.7



Illegibilus is what I like to call a Base Set-Loveable. It’s simple yet useful. First things first, you get to have a look in their hand. A definite plus. You get to see what they have coming up so you can be ready to use your hand accordingly. And while you’re there, you get to have your opponent discard a card, which you can choose. Talk about an easy damage. And this BS-Lovable is only 5 of Charms in cost. Great card for Charms and for a quick bit of annoyance.

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