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Date Reviewed - 05.09.07
||Today we look
at the rare Arcanist character Odius Diva.
Cher, Madonna, Odius…they hang out together.
This two cost 2 threshold character with 1/2/3 stats
is a sight to behold. In a manner of speaking that
is. Why? Because while Odius Diva is in play your
opponent must play with his hand revealed at all
times. Wow! Just wow!
Then there’s her good ability, “Disapprove”. For the
cost of 2 you look at their hand (I guess that’s in
there just incase they can counter her first
ability?) name a card and your opponent must put the
named card on the bottom of their deck. They do
however then get to draw a card. Isn’t that special?
With Arcanist’s mass bounce ability and hand
disruption, Odius Diva will be right at home. And
with a life of 2, she’s not the easiest to kill, but
she will certainly be an instant target.
The “Disapprove” ability is quite simply the bomb of
hand disruption. And since her ability doesn’t
involve depletion, as long as you have 2 more
unattached resources, if you don’t like the card
they draw after using “Disapprove”, you can
“Disapprove” it too! And so forth and so on.
Removing the card that is your biggest threat is
just amazing. Remember though, if you pick a tactic
and they can afford it, they could play that tactic
in response to “Disapprove”.
In limited, where your opponent could have almost
anything in their hand, Odius Diva is almost like
cheating. In constructed, seeing what’s in your
opponents hand should be a confirmation of your
suspicions, but being able to remove a key card in
their strategy will win games.
Odious Diva has the awkward resource cost of
two, with a two obessession threshold. It sports an
unimpressive one strength, two life, and three
This card personifies control to me. It requires
your opponent's hand to be revealed at all times and
for the cost of two, it allows you to name a card
and force your opponent to put it on the bottom of
their deck. They then draw a card.
This can be done as many times as you can pay for
it. Opponent has that game winning Deadly Striker?
Not any more! Schproingmajig gotcha down? Send that
shizz to the bottom!
It is a very cool card that I suspect will be a near
staple in every constructed control deck for atleast
a while. In limited it is a rather subpar body, and
I therefore give it a subpar rating.