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Short Term Investment


Card Ratings
Limited: 3.75
Constructed: 4.00

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

Date Reviewed - 05.04.0

doc We end the week with the rare Banker item Short Term Investment.

For the cost of 2 with a threshold of 2, this item really does pay off. Since normally it costs 3 (using The Tournament Faction's "Draw" ability) to draw a card, getting to draw 3 cards for a cost of 2 with the patience of 2 more turns is huge. Specifically, Short Term Investment comes into play with 2 tokens on it. At the start of each turn (if you haven't found a sneaky way to get rid of them sooner) you remove a token. Once all the tokens are gone, destroy the item and draw 3 cards.

Bankers are already known for their draw power, and this one is amongst the top when it comes to cost/effect ratio. Add in Gold Summit or Beatrix and you get to continue abusing the system.

In limited, card advantage and getting to the few good cards you have is key. In constructed, you may be fighting more for card advantage and this will certainly give you a leg up.

Limited: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Ian Spiegel Short Term Investment

A very cool card. This turn one Banker item comes into play with two tokens on it that are removed one at a time during the start of your turn. When there are no tokens on it, it can be destroyed in order to draw three cards.

This can be very powerful when used at the right time. It truly is an investment however, because in essence you are spending three resources once for three cards later. However, by the time that you will reap the benefits of Short Term Investment, you would have potentially been able to draw those cards during your turns or at the end of the opponents turn with the Tournament Faction's ability.

If cards up front is not what you are looking for, than this is definitely your card. When combined with token removers like Voidal Poisoning, this card can lead to devastating advantage.

In limited, it is a filler. In constructed, I think it is a hidden gem.

Limited: 2.5
Constructed: 3

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