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Rudo Mangod

Card Ratings
Limited: 4.00
Constructed: 4.25

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


Date Reviewed - 02.26.0
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doc 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. Coincidence?

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’ damage.

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.

Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 4.5/5
 
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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.

Constructed: 3.5/5
Limited: 4/5
Wovenhead Hi Bill!  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.
--Wovenhead

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