Marvel VS Card of the Day
Date Reviewed: 4.29.04
Constructed Average Rating: 3.50
Limited Average Rating: 2.60
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
* Game Store owner in
|Here is the problem with this
card: There aren't THAT many ongoing plot
twists you really care about blowing up in the
environment right now. Then again, the
ones you do care about blowing up, you REALLY
care about blowing them up.
The two that
immediately come to mind are The New Brotherhood
and Xavier's Dream. It might be good if
your opponent is using one of the various "team
up" cards, but I wouldn't bother playing with it
All in all, I think you're going to find this
to be a little less useful than it's brother
Ka-Boom. On the flip, though, I do think
it is useful. Finding 1 or 2 slots for
this in a deck is certainly not a terrible idea.
Being able to slow down the brotherhood deck is
good. Keeping an opponent from getting the
auto-win with Xavier's Dream is nice as well.
It's a utility card that might not always be
In limited, it's a Plot Twist that could be
useful. Odds are you should play it.
You have a low number of useful Plot Twists in
limited. I'd rather throw this into my
deck than a junk character, though I'm not sure
it will be real useful there either.
Current Price: $7.03
* game store
owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut
review...substitute Foiled for Ka-Boom! and
substitute Plot Twist for Location. It reads
Foiled is an excellent
defense against decks that depend on their
ongoing Plot Twists to boost their efficiency
or combos. For instance, an ongoing Plot
Twist like The New Brotherhood is a huge part
of the Brotherhood deck and ko'ing it can slow
down the deck immensely. While not
every competitive deck runs key ongoing Plot
Twists, many do. Whether or not Foiled
is worth a space in your deck will depend on
your local metagame. Are a significant number
of your competitors incorporating ongoing Plot
Twists that are key to their deck's play? If
the answer is no, then Foiled is probably not
worth a slot in your constructed deck. But if
the answer is yes, then you should add Foiled
to your deck. How many will depend on how key
they are to your competitors' decks, and how
many ongoing Plot Twists they are using. You
can always playtest with it to see what works
best. Too few, and the card will be
ineffective. Too many and you'll be drawing
useless cards too often.
Foiled's usefulness is, well... limited. The
chance that your opponent will have a location
that greatly enhances their deck is slim, so
most likely it will be a dead card in your
(highly metagame dependant)
*game store employee
A very nice thing to have. There are many plot
twists that can have a bad effect on the game.
To be able to get rid of them to do the things
you want is a very good thing. This
effectively has no cost, as it is the one
resource you need to activate this.
In limited, where there are more plot twists,
this becomes better.
I know this card is
good and will be even better as people get
better at deck building. It will help you
immensely against the brotherhood and remember
that every affiliation has at least one ongoing
plot twist that is playable. The main draw back
to this card is that it can only target an
ongoing plot twist. It not quite as useful in
limited but I would draft it probably in the
area of seventh to eighth pick.
This card is like Kaboom's little brother. It
wants to be as good, but it can't quite make
the cut sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I
really do like Foiled...I plan on including at
least two copies in my Brotherhood deck.
However, there are quite a few decks out there
that don't utilize Ongoing Plot Twists, so it
can turn into a dead card. It also suffers
from the problems Kaboom does: it can only be
played during combat and only from your
resource row. These two drawbacks can hurt,
especially when you want to gun down your
opponent's shared-team cards (i.e., Heroes
United, Unlikely Allies, etc.). I'm going to
give it a slightly higher rating since its
amazing against the meta-game defining New
In limited, I guess I would play this card,
but it would be one of the last cards I stick
in, so it might be subject to being cut if I
have an extra Flying Kick or Acrobatic Dodge.
There simply aren't that many cards
Constructed Rating: 3.5
Limited Rating: 2.0