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Pojo's Marvel VS Card of the Day

Professor X
Charles Xavier

Marvel Origins

Date Reviewed: 4.16.04

Constructed Average Rating: 2.5
Limited Average Rating: 3.0

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


* Game Store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut
What we have here is a solid 8/8 for 5.  The ability is good.  I like discard, even in a game where you draw 2 a turn.  You're drawing 2 a turn because you need to.  Discard, and constant discard at that, is a major disruption.  Don't get me wrong, there are better overall 8 drops.  In the end, though, this guy is good if you can't afford all the rares.  He's even solid if you can.  You have to build the deck around him, but it's not THAT bad.

In limited, I really like him.  Discard is pretty hardcore disruptive in limited, especially if you can drop him on turn 5.  He's a solid wall with range at an okay cost.  Very playable.

And yes, ranting a little more, America is still crazy, I demand a recount, and bring back JPL!!!!

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3.5
Current Price: Professor X, Charles Xavier $3.99 

* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut
Meh.  I've found the discard strategy to be wanting, especially considering we're drawing 2 a turn.  So Prof X here is mostly just a 8/8 for 5 with a small ability.  As such, it's eh. Unless we see an awesome discard deck emerge, there are better drops at the 5 slot.
In limited, consider him as nothing more than a 8/8 for 5. So compare... if you have better creatures, play them.  If not, he's okay.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 2.5

*game store employee

* gaming for over 15 years
Charles Xavier is one of the cards that adds the element of control to the Marvel Vs game. Causing you opponent to keep his cards out of his hand is a very strong ability. You force him to be denied the option of power ups, plot twist, and holding on to large character in hope of playing them later. In a cost analysis he is very well balanced for having an 8 power and 8 defense as well as a very usable ability. In draft he is going to be coming up a significant amount with him being in the common slot. Play him when you have the initiative so that you can deny your opponent the chance to play an additional card. Cool flavor text on this one.


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

* Scrye writer since 2002
I wasn't overly impressed with this card.  However, if you work on a discard theme, this card could be really good.  I would imagine this would work well in concert with Psylocke.  Five for an 8/8 character is pretty good, but nothing stellar.  This is a pretty run of the mill character.  This is obviously the lesser of the available Professor X cards.
Rating: 2.5
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