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Arena Quarter Finalist

Any rookie can swing a sword; mastery is about keeping your footing when the ring is thick with gore.

Card Ratings
Constructed: 3
Limited: 4.5

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

Date Reviewed - 10.06.06

doc Oct 6 Arena Quarter-Finalist

We finish up our week with a heavy hitting Warlord Character, Arena Quarter-Finalist.

There’s really not much to say about this card since it has no ability other than to punish your opponent. At a cost 7 with a threshold of 2, it’ll be a matter of 4-5 turns before he’ll hit play (barring any resource acceleration). When he does, he’ll be an instant target for any kill or bounce cards held by your opponent. With 7/5/3 stats, he’s going to kill anything he fights against except Dragon Tank (life 10), Union Leader (life 9), Dock Sentinel (speed 4, str 5) and Vander Malagut (speed 6, str 5).

Since there are always going to be options of using other beatsticks that also have some kind of ability, Arena Quarter-Finalist will likely get cut in favor of those characters in constructed. In Limited, I’ll take a 2 threshold 7 strength character any time I can!

Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 3/5
lgmk Arena Quarter Finalist

At 7/5/3, this character is rather hefty. The cost of seven balances this out a little bit, but still. Four strikes with this and an opponent is down for the count. Unless of course you're dealing with Banker. But my opinions of Bankers are best left for another time and place.

The one think I don't like about this card is that it only has five life. Now, five life isn't half bad. But a Crazed Deputy and a Target Practice will take this card down (if this card is blocking). Or a Dragon Juice and.... anything with speed 3 or greater.

If this card had four speed, that would make it infinitely better. If this card were four speed I would go knocking down doors to try and figure out what idiot broke the card. As it is, you need to expect to lose this card. One of the odd things I've noticed about the game is that its usually better to attack with characters with high life, and better to block with characters with lower life. Not always true, but often enough for me to give it out as the least useful almost fact of the day.

None the less, it's a good card. Play it, especially in Sealed. In Sealed its the big characters that win games. This is one of those big characters. But I hope no one ever uses Summary Judgement on your copy of this card. It's painful.

3/5 Constructed

5/5 Sealed

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