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Spiky Atlasphere

Attach to Character The attached character gains 1 strength. When an attacking party is formed that includes the attached character, it must have only 1 member. If the attached character is blocked, destroy all members of the blocking party. The attached character inflicts no damage this battle.

Card Ratings
Limited: 5
Constructed: 4.75

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

Date Reviewed - 11.30.06

doc Today as promised, perhaps the best new card in First Edition. My favorite of them all, the Common Gearsmith Item (gear) Spiky Atlasphere.

Cheap and mega effective. That’s the best way to describe Spiky Atlasphere. For a cost of 2 with a paltry threshold of 2 you get a “reverse Pettifogger” of sorts. Actually, it’s a lot better!

First, give your Character +1 strength. Then use said Character as a solo attacker. If it isn’t removed from battle in some way (stolen, bounced or direct damaged), it will do one of the following: 1) destroy all Characters assigned to block it or 2) punch it’s damage through to the target Faction or Location unabated.

What would you do against it? If it’s attached to a Micromajig, do you just keep letting 2 damage through like one of those annoying Covert guys? Probably, since blocking it will only cause the loss of a Character to you while preventing 2 damage. Then again if you had your own 1/1/3 token, it might be worth it. What if it’s attached to a good solid Character like Scout? A (pumped) 4/3/4 is nothing to sneeze at and neither is taking 4 damage. So do you continue chump blocking? For how long?

I’m sure you get my point. This card PWNS!

Now to link it up to yesterday’s card, Carnival King (as if you hadn’t already put 2 and 2 together for this one!). Pay 3, Deplete Carnival King, pick the Character with Spiky Atlasphere. All Characters that can block do, and die. Remaining Characters stomp guts!

In limited, this card’s Da Bomb! In constructed, this card’s Da Bomb!

Limited: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
lgmk Spiky Atlasphere

This card is amazing. It has an effect and then it has what it does. It's effect is to destroy any and all cards blocking it. What it does is it makes the attached character functionally un-block-able. Admittedly this isn't totally true. Your opponent may choose to block, but they'll be using their cheap characters for it. Or something like Recapitulating Apparition or Pettifogger. When combo'd with yesterday's card it becomes 'destroy all un-depleted characters your opponent controls' I wouldn't complain about that.

Constructed: 4.5/5
Limited: 5/5

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