Superman – Big Blue
This week we are
going to move on to my favorite DC affiliation –
Gotham Knights. This affiliation is an
excellent affiliation to start with if you are
new to game and have the money to spend. This
group is all around solid, with plenty of strong
characters, the all-powerful searching
capabilities, and an amazing new counter ability
for non on-going plot twists. What more could
you ask for in a group? Well, you may ask for a
lower price tag….This group can be pretty costly
to run, especially if you add Have a Blast to
your deck for good measure. I personally chose
to run this affiliation in my ‘tournament’ deck
(abandoning my X-men deck for the time being)
and a GCPD weenie rush deck as my ‘fun’ deck.
Therefore I will be able to make up for last
week’s reviews by reviewing some cards that I
have tested thoroughly.
To start the week
off, we are going to take a look at Superman –
Big Blue Boy Scout (This card would probably be
the only reason I would put the 7-drop Batman in
my GK deck).
So you are building
a GK deck and you are not sure if you want to
put one of these guys in or not. Well I have
come up with an easy checklist so that you can
determine whether or not you want to run this
Do you like playing
with the 7-drop Batman?
Can you play the
If you do not like
the 7-drop Batman, are you willing to possibly
sacrifice your big drops to keep your 5-drop
Batman on the field until turn 8?
Do you have a Bat
Signal that you can spare and a GK character
that you can exhaust so that you can look for
Does a typical game
in your area last until turn 8?
Is Superman going to
make the difference when it comes to winning
most of your games?
If you answer yes to
at least two of the above questions, then find a
place to put this character in. Otherwise, it
might be best to put this guy on the backburner
for the time being.
So as you can see,
Superman’s playability is definitely in
question, especially when considering you have
to have Batman in play just so that you can
recruit him. Why would you try to play this
guy? Easy, Superman is an awesome card with a
great ability and excellent stats. With a 20
attack and defense, this guy is the biggest
8-drop out right now. His flight and range will
definitely put a hurt on your opponent, and will
probably win you the game. However, it is his
effect that makes him so good. Whenever this
guy is ready he can not be stunned. Therefore,
in order for your opponent to dent this guy,
they are going to have to find a way to exhaust
him first. This is not the easiest thing in the
world to do. Basically this guy is going to run
over your opponent once you get him out on the
GK Constructed deck
– 3.0/5.0 ….He would be a much better character
if he did not require Batman in order to be
Limited – 4.0/5.0
…Granted if you can get a Batman, this guy is
the best 8-drop DC has to offer.