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Deadly Striker

 

Card Ratings
Limited: 4.88
Constructed: 4.67

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


Date Reviewed - 05.11.0
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We end our week with like we started it, with a bang.  The uncommon Warlord character Deadly Striker.

 

For a cost of 4 with a splashable 2 threshold, Deadly Striker’s 4/2/3 is the perfect one-two punch.  When he is destroyed, be it in battle or via card effect (by choice or necessity), your opponent’s faction loses 4 influence.

 

Best case scenario?  Deadly Striker inflicts is 4 points of damage to an opposing character or characters, dies, and does 4 more damage that gets through to the faction. 

 

Add this ability to other Warlord direct damage and pump cards (Dragon’s Strategy, Bask Bile, Sadistic Colonel, Dragon Juice etc) and you have a potent burn type deck.  Mix in some Arcanist tactic recursion (Remember, Millipede) or Banker character recursion (Postmortem, Res Emporium, Res Technician, Revivitate etc) or both, and you’re a recycling burning fool!

 

In limited, he’s a 2 for 1 of sorts that will be most welcome.  In constructed, he’s begging to be abused.

 

Limited: 5/5

Constructed: 4.5/5

 
Rob Notwicz Deadly Striker has taught me an important lesson: 4 damage is not insignificant, and the Striker pretty much guarantees that those 4 points will be coming soon.  You play him second turn and the next he swings for 4 whether he gets through or not, usually taking an opponent's character as well in the latter case.  You play him late in the game and now your opponent has to make some tough decisions on how to work around him.  On top of all that, he's a dragon and so he'll make your already ridiculous Dragon's Quarters even better.

My opponent has never played a Striker without me cursing and I've never been disappointed in drawing or playing one myself.  Simple as that.

Limited: 4.5
Constructed: 4.5
Ian Spiegel Deadly Striker

 
Most likely my favorite Part Two card. Definetly my favorite Part Two Warlord.

There is just nothing bad about this guy. This is a card that at the prerelease my friends and I looked at and said immediatly "That's broken!"  Of course, this guy is not broken. He is just very, very powerful.

He costs four resources and requires two rage threshold. He has four strength, two life, and three speed and has the ability to deal four damage to your opponent when it is destroyed. One way or another, this guy is getting in some damage.

He fits well in nearly every Warlord build, especially when coupled with Dragon's Quarters and other burn cards. He is a bomb in limited, and a major threat when he hits the board in constructed. Most definetly one of the best cards to see print so far.

Constructed: 5
Limited: 5

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