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Face In the Crowd

While your opponent controls at least 4 characters and this card is the only member of an attacking party, this card cannot be blocked.

Card Ratings
Limited: 4.5
Constructed: 3

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 11.16.06

Knightmare
13
Face In the Crowd

Today we check out an uncommon from 1st Edition called Face in the Crowd. This card is going to be a good reason to not swarm the field when playing again a rogue deck. Not only could they really mess you up with an early EO, but they could drop this fellow and cause some problems.

First off the breakdown: He cost 6 which makes him a midgame card but that's ok, his threshold is an incredible 2, and his stats a sweet 4/5/3. Five life in rogues is great. Heres where he gets interesting. When your opponent controls atleast 4 characters and FitC is alone in an attacking party he cannot be blocked.

NO I didn't say he gains covert, I said he CAN NOT BE BLOCKED. How cool is that? This thing is a beast, especially considering how many people are playing rogue/warlord swarm. They bring out a bunch of guys you drop this guy and lock down there attackers and just assassinate them with your sweet unblockable lovable rogue.

This card is good, Im playing him, and he's only an uncommon, nuff said.

Draft- 4 / 5
Sealed 4 / 5
Con- 4 / 5
 
lgmk Face in the Crowd

This is one of those times I start creating cards in my head. Like if I could make a character that went on my opponent's side of the field, I would. Especially if it had a nifty effect like 'when this card attacks or blocks the controller of this card must discard a card.' It would be totally awesome. As it is this card works a lot like a covert card except covert cards can't stop it. I can see it mixed with Arcanists so that you can attack with this and a bunch of coverts. Or attack with this, then bounce characters, then attack with other characters. All synergistic like, see? In sealed, this card breaks stalemates. It is godly there. In constructed, I'd like you to meet my friends destruction and disablement. Then I'd like to point out the fact that this is a rogue and ferret is a rogue.

Sealed: 5/5

Constructed: 4.5/5

Flavor text: brilliant. I don't know what some of the acronyms mean, but I'm sure its something funny and I'm tired enough to take it on faith.
 
Nimbly

Face in the Crowd

Cost: 6

Aspect: 2 Deception

Character – outcast

Stats: 4/5/3

Effect: While your opponent has 4 or more characters, and this is the only member of an attacking party, it cannot be blocked

 

Alright. So we introduce another artist rendered card, and I have to say, of those I’ve seen so far, I’m not so impressed by this card. A 6 cost 4/5/3 isn’t bad though. It will be another one of those big defensive linemen for your build, if you decide to use it. If you don’t want to let it block, then wait until you face a 4 or more character opponent, then attack for 4 a turn. That’s not terrible. A little less than 1/6 of your opponent’s influence being taken away is nothing to diminish.

 

Against a Warlord Rush or Micromajig Rush build, you will want this guy out…in multiples. You need some way to get by their creatures, but also doing a part of your own rush as well. And with Gearsmiths with little destruction and Warlords with life dependent destruction, Face will live for quite a while. Plus, your opponent will double glance over the idea of keeping 4 creatures on the board, and come up with an alternative. Plus, you aren’t limited to your own creatures to use the effect. You could have 40 monsters, and your opponent has 4. If you got Face in the Crowd, then he’s got unblockablity…of course, if you did have 40 monsters and haven’t won yet…uh…that’s another story.

 

However, there are a few problems with the card. If your opponent doesn’t have 4 creatures, then this guy is really nothing more than a cheaper version of a Dock Sentinel, a big fatty beatstick that will do some damage overtime. Also, excluding the rush decks, a “good” deck should probably contain your opponent’s creatures to less than 4, so that kind of makes this guy a little useless, effect wise.

 

Also, if your opponent is up 4 creatures, and you don’t have any creatures (which isn’t necessarily only scenario where this card is involved), then this guy really isn’t the best pick to use all the time. In that kind of situation, your scrags, or if your splashing, your Shriver Attack or Rabid Sarume comes into play, instead of this guy. So at that point, your opponent now has less monsters, and Face doesn’t get unblockability…kind of ironic if you think about it…

 

Constructed – 3.5/5 – Even if you don’t get the effect off all the time, it is pretty much a cheaper version of a beat stick of your choosing. The effect is a perk, but it seems to remind yourself that you are down on keeping up to par on your opponent’s creature control

Limited – 4.5/5 – 4 Creatures on the board is not an uncommon thing in Sealed and Draft, and to make things even better, you do get a mini-Sentinel that can attack unblocked under the right condition. A little broken? Yes.

Art – 5/5 – Silvia Gunarso – Great Job. Excellent detail. Definitely one of the better arts of the set.

Flavor Text – 4.5/5 – I personally love how some of the Flavor texts are based on the artist. Personally, I would like to know how you can get grey and red with the same pencil…

 

That’s it for Face in the Crowd. Anyone w/ a question or comment should email me at nimbly@gmail.com

Later Days…

 

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