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Pojo's The Spoils Card of
COST - Play
this only when you are attacking. Pick a
character in your opponent's discard pile. (You
cannot attack with 0 characters.)*EFFECT - Put
the character into play under your control. Add
the character to the attacking party, depleted.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5
scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 10.13.06
||We finish our
week with a “back-breaker” of a card. The Common
Rogue Tactic Catastrophic Betrayal.
For a cost of 5 and threshold of 1 you get to snatch
the best card in your opponent’s discard pile and
add it to your attacking party. Normally, you can
not attack with a character unless he was under your
control at the beginning of your turn. Catastrophic
Betrayal is a perfect example of card text taking
precedent over the rules.
Catastrophic Betrayal is another perfect example of
using the Rogue sub-theme of discard. As soon as you
see a nice fatty hit your opponent’s discard pile,
attack with a weenie, wait until blockers are
announced, THEN play Catastrophic Betrayal to
virtually guarantee some damage gets through.
On a side note, with the flavor text on this card
and its uncanny resemblance to the Warlord Character
Rudo Mangod, you have a very cool story line tie in.
In the Open Beta art (which of course is subject to
change) it appears the person in Catastrophic
Betrayal is shedding his Warlord uniform and
presumably attacking his own troops. With the flavor
text “We thought you were dead…and on our side!”
it’s a definite possibility.
In sealed deck play this card can quickly turn the
tides in your favor. In constructed, it does the
same thing, but you’ve got a better chance of
setting it up for something really good when your
deck is chock full of Heist Planner, Pillaging
Pirate, Defenestrate, Tremor Engine etc. etc.
First off I would like this to be compared to
Shocking Reappearance. Same cost, opposing effects.
But the banker card has a threshold of three. Then
again, this card depends on your opponent, not on
If your opponent plays large characters, this card
is good. If your opponent plays characters with
relevant effects and you use this after you're sure
that you'll be able to destroy any blockers without
them getting the chance to deal damage. Otherwise...
Within Constructed it really only belongs in a deck
that can force it's opponent to have a full discard
pile. In Sealed it is good in the late game when
you'll have hopefully destroyed any 'big' character
that the opponent might have, or at least one of
You cannot attack with zero characters.
That's right, point three. On a side note I've heard
some speculation that the betrayer looks like Rudo
Mangod. I have no opinion on this issue. If you do,
go forth and discuss it somewhere.