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Ratings are based on a 1 to 5
scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 02.26.07
||One of the
last central figures to be reviewed from First
Edition, the rare Warlord character Rudo Mangod.
Rudo is one of the very few Unique characters in The
Spoils (so far) and has been hinted at as being an
interesting character between Warlords and Rogues.
See the Beta art on Rudo and Catastrophic Betrayal.
Rudo is a 5 cost 3 threshold 4/3/3 with a kick butt
ability: Pay 2, deplete him and pick an opponent (my
words, not from the card). Inflict damage equal to
Rudo’s strength to the opponent and take damage
equal to the opponent’s strength.
Not only is this a great way to inflict 4 damage to
a character, using this ability when Rudo’s blocking
is sweet! Upon declaring him as a blocker, he
doesn’t deplete. So when it’s your turn to use
abilities/play tactics after having declared
blockers, use his ability to wipe out an attacker
and you get to keep him as a blocker. Of course,
just be careful of how much damage he takes, because
he’ll still be a target for the other attackers’
In limited, he’s almost a reason unto himself to go
to 3 Rage. In any constructed deck planning on going
to 3 Rage, he’s a staple.
In my opinion, Rudo Mangod gets more credit than it
deserves. It is best used killing small characters.
Despite the fact that it can deal four damage, it
only has three life. Seeing as it takes damage equal
to the opponent's character's strength, most of the
characters with four life will be able to kill it in
return. It's a good character, no doubt, but a
little over-rated in many cases.
Nice to meet you. Here's my review:
Hi Everybody! Now, I'm new to this whole Card of The
Day thing, but I've been playing this game for a
while now and I figure it's 'bout time I gave back
to the community.
Our very first card is a very common one. Rudo
Mangod is a staple in most any deck that runs Rage
in deck (and that's quite a few decks in our current
environment). First let's look at his stats. A 4/3/3
for 5 isn't bad, but it's a little steep for his
threshold-but he can still beat down in a pinch.
On to his special ability: this is where his
power really lies. For a measly cost of 2, Rudo will
exchange his strength with any other character on
the board. He can deal 4 damage to
anyone-essentially making all of your opponent's
"support" characters part of the battle. Removal is
key in the spoils, and reusable removal is even
better. This is perfect for taking down those pesky,
often deadly ability cards that your opponent tends
to whip out. Imagine what he can take on:
Bloodcurling Bulldozer, Beatrix, Pluck,
etc. That's huge. Now, Rudo will take damage
himself, so any 3+ strength character will bring him
down-but many times the low strength characters are
more dangerous, and more common. But even if Rudo
ends up ending himself, he's already made up for his
cost by killing another character.
Constructed: 4—A staple in most Warlord decks, and
for good reason.
Limited: 4.25—This guys playable in sealed just for
his stats, and when you throw in reusable
removal-this could be enough to make me go Rage, if
I had enough support.
My highest score yet.
Good luck and have fun.