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Carnival King

CONGA LINE COST: Pay 3. Deplete this card. Pick a character. EFFECT: This turn, all characters able to block the character must do so. When an attacking party is formed that includes the character, it must have only 1 member.

Card Ratings
Limited: 5
Constructed: 5

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


Date Reviewed - 11.29.06

doc Today we look at my second favorite new card of First Edition. The Uncommon Rogue Character Carnival King.

For a 3 cost 2 threshold Character, 2/1/3 is sub-par for sure. So there must be something good and useful with this card to make up for it…Right? Oh yeah, right in deed!

For an acceptable cost of 3 and the depletion of Carnival King, one Character will lure all opposing Characters into battle by way of the “Conga Line” (name for ability). Whether you want to lure them to their death by way of a 19/19 Thief Doyen geared up with Leutoderm Goliath or whether you want to simply cause them all to Deplete upon surviving battle with a Micromajig, either can set up a win condition mighty quickly. Or maybe you can hook it up with a Character that has tomorrow’s card attached! NASTY!!!

More tomorrow, so stay tuned!

In limited, this will have a “bomb-like” effect by way of my second example more often than not. In constructed, we’re looking at a key piece of win condition combos!

Limited: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5 (I’d give it a 6 if I could!)
 
lgmk Carnival King wins games. Personally I find it ironic that it costs so little to play a character that has such a great late game ability. Then again, it has its uses earlier in the game too. It combo's wonderfully with tomorrows card for one thing. For another, you can send some weak character in using Carnival King's ability, and then go in with a big character. Personally I think that Carnival King works best in a Rogue/Warlord deck because then you can send in Crazed Deputy, make everyone block it, maybe use a speed enhancer and Dragon Juice on it so it gets out alive and the opponent's characters don't, and then go in directly with Reckless Challenger. You've got to love it.

Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 5/5
 

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