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- Engimatic Researcher


Superman: MoS

Date Reviewed: 12.02.04

Constructed Average Rating: 3.25
Limited Average Rating: 2.87

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1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
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Himon – Enigmatic Researcher

Today we are going to look at a card that immediately caught my attention – Himon.

As a 3-drop whose stats are 4/4, Himon is a solid card. However, it is his effect that I can truly appreciate. Basically this card stops all of your opponents plot twists with a cost of 1 or less. Now I know that some people can not truly appreciate this effect since it only stops plot twists such as Mega Blast, Acrobatic Dodge, and Flying Kick, but when you consider that if you drop this character on turn 3 – you have just shut down pretty much anything you opponent can do to stop you from doing some early damage. That is because on turn 3, your opponent is pretty much limited to what he/she can play because of threshold costs. Now when it comes to late game, this card definitely loses its edge, so it is probably a good idea to kill it off on turn 4. However, as far as New Gods 3-drops go, I think this card pretty solid.

New Gods constructed deck – 3.0/5.0 ...This card is solid.

Limited – 2.5/5.0 ...There are not that many plot twists with a threshold cost of 1 in this set. However being able to stop your opponent from using these plot twists could give you a big early advantage.

Johnny Blaze
Himon - Engimatic Researcher

Oh boy the jokes that can be made with this guy’s name. But we wont go there since this is a family related site. Actually Himon is really decent to use as your New gods 3 drop. As a matter of fact all of the New Gods’ 3 drops are decent. So it is really a toss up decided by your strategy of using New Gods.

He has about average stats for a 3 drop in this set. His power limits your opponent by not being able to play plot twists with a cost of 1 or less. Its unbelievable but there are only 4 Plot Twists with a cost of 1 or less in the MOS set. Himon is better off in Constructed where there are more playable plot twists of 1 or less.

Constructed: 3/5 – Much better here as there are more plot twists with a cost of 1 or less that are widely used.

Limited: 2/5 – With the availability of only 4 plot twists, with one of those being uncommon, his usefulness is much less here.
Himon - Engimatic Researcher

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So many good plot twists have a threshold or one or
less: Acrobatic Dodge, Flying Kick, Overload, The New Brotherhood...and Himon stops them all from being played. Stall decks love this guy, just make sure you keep him healthy. Team him up with Black Cat, and you really start throwing monkey wrenches in your opponent's plans. Not much else to say, if you want to lockdown your opponent, Himon is a good start.

In Limited, this guy can really turn the tide. You usually don't pull too many good combat tricks in this format, and Himon will stop them from getting a lot of those out. His small body will always be a liability, so be ready to use your plot twists to keep him from getting stunned.


Constructed - 4/5
Limited - 4/5
Paul Hagan Himon, Enigmatic Researcher

I really can't think of too many negative things to say about Himon. He is a little on the small side for a 3-Drop, but so are a lot of the 3-Drops in both DC Origins and Man of Steel. I would prefer his ability read as 2, that way you could stop things like Teen Titans Go!, but overall, I'll settle for stopping Acrobatic Dodge, Flying Kick, and The New Brotherhood.

In limited, this card has to stop a fair number of basic Plot Twists, meaning I'll settle for him. I'd prefer something slightly larger (such as Big Bear), but if I don't have too many good options, Himon will do.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.0
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