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12 Man Brunch of Doom

COST - Pick a value for X. Deplete X characters you control. Then, pick a character.*EFFECT - If the character has X+X strength or less, destroy it.

Card Ratings
Limited: 3

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

Date Reviewed - 10.02.06

doc Today we have card number 1, the Arcanist Tactic 12 Man Brunch of Doom.

If there was ever a Tactic that was meant to be played in response to your opponent’s end of turn, this is it. While there will certainly be times when the character you destroy will be worth depleting a character (or 2 or 3) of yours on your turn, it’s going to be situational.
Unlike many cards, instead of looking at a character’s life points to determine how much damage it takes to destroy it, you’re target stat is its strength. So if you’re staring down a fat defender in the very early game, it’s likely to have minimal strength (Dandy Day Trader and Defense Attorney come to mind) which is just what the doctor ordered. Take out what your opponent was very likely counting on to protect him while he set up his board and presto!... advantage you. And with its low 2 cost 2 threshold, it should be no problem.
As one of the only Arcanist cards that can be called a kill card (Napiform Protuberance being the other), if you’re playing them in sealed, 12 Man Brunch of Doom is a keeper. In constructed mono-Arcanist, I’d likely throw in 2.

Limited: 3.5/5
Constructed: 3/5
lgmk 12 Man Brunch of Doom

I hate to say it, but I've never been a big fan of this card. It seems to me that depleting characters to kill a character of my opponent's isn't quite worth it. If I use the card on my turn it means that I won't be able to make a sizable attack that turn. If I use it on my opponent's turn, I won't be able to mount a defense. Actually the defensive note applies to both.

If the card didn't have a cost in resources I might play it, or even just an extremely low cost. As it is I steer round it. I think that the place it would work best would be a cross with a weenie warlord deck designed to utilize small characters along with Berserker Corps and/or Strength in Numbers. It just doesn't seem to belong in arcanists.

Either that or the ability to target multiple characters would make this card more worthwhile for me. The really interesting thing about the card in my opinion is that it destroys according to strength, not life. I suppose that this might cause it to be better against some decks despite the fact that I now have to deplete four of my own characters to take down a single Reckless Challenger.

2/5 Constructed

2.5/5 Sealed

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