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Pojo's The Spoils Card of
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COST: Pick a character.
EFFECT: Inflict 2 damage to the character. If
your opponent's faction has 15 influence or
less, inflict 1 additional damage to the
character. If your opponent's faction has 10
influence or less, inflict 1 damage to each
character your opponent controls. If your
opponent's faction has 5 influence or less, draw
Card # 151/165
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5
scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 03.12.07
||We start of
this week with some excessive violence; the uncommon
Warlord tactic Needless Beating.
Kicking a guy when he’s down. That’s what this card
is all about. And the art? I don’t remember ever
using spiked clubs on a pi˝ata when I was as kid.
But hey, these are Warlord kids right?
For a cost of 6 with a threshold of 2, you get the
opportunity to do several things depending on how
beat down your opponent’s influence already is. The
only sure fire effect is inflicting 2 damage to the
picked character. If that’s all you’re getting for
your cost of 6, I hope you picked a really annoying
character (pluck perhaps). From there, the following
effects are possible:
Opponent’s influence < 15: Picked character takes an
additional 1 damage.
Opponent’s influence < 10: All of your opponent’s
characters take 1 damage.
Opponent’s influence < 5: Draw a card.
Each effect is followed one at a time. At each
trigger, you check to see if it’s true then do the
effect. So if your opponent is at 7 influence, the
picked character takes 2 damage, then 1 damage, then
he and all his mates take 1 damage. You would not
simply see which triggers are true and do them all
at once; picked character takes 4 and all others
take 1. In The Spoils, we do things one at a time in
the order they’re written on the card.
So naturally, the time to play Needless Beating is
when your opponent is at 10 or less influence. If
you get to pull this off when he’s at 5 or less,
that’s 4+ damage and a draw for a cost of 6. That my
friend is a cheap Needless Beating.
In limited, this is just shy of being considered
removal and when played right will net you a draw.
Definitely a keeper. In constructed, there are less
expensive cards for direct damage that will be
considered more efficient.