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Amazing Grace, Manipulator

Superman: MoS

Date Reviewed: 12.13.04

Constructed Average Rating: 3.65
Limited Average Rating: 2.5

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Amazing Grace, Manipulator

This week we're looking at Darkseid's Elite, a team with some incredible control elements. Amazing Grace's effect is all kinds of sick; being able to grab one of your opponent's characters is nice enough, but having them gain the Darkseid's Elite affiliation is huge when it comes to making it a useful ability.
6/6 is a bit small for a 4 drop, and a lot of times you'll have to choose between recovering her to steal a character, or recovering a more useful character, so you're going to have to think defensively in order to take advantage of her. The one drawback is that you can only take a character with a cost of 3 or less, although there's a lot of decent 3 drops that'll be on the table for you to turn to the dark side. Titans decks will hate this card, as you'll be able to steal something from them every turn if you play it right.
There's no reason not to run Amazing Grace if you're playing Darkseid's Elite, Bernadeth is a better play when you want to go aggro, but a good control player will be running 4 Graces in their deck.

In Limited, she's not as great. You'll have to play enough Darkseid's Elite to be able to pay for her effect, and your opponent may not have any good 3 drops to take. Plus she's a rare, so you'll only see one of her, and you can't count on her coming out in time to be useful.


Constructed - 4/5
Limited - 2/5
  Amazing Grace, Manipulator --

I'm pretty sure this card is good, but I wouldn't call it great by a longshot. For a 4-Drop, Grace is incredibly small, meaning she can be stunned by just about anything. She is also limited in that the best she can steal is a 3-Drop, which should be decent, but nothing special. You (rightfully so) must also have a Darkseid's Elite character in hand to spend, but that shouldn't be too much of an issue for a well-designed deck.

I think the biggest reason Amazing Grace gets to see play is the lack of quality 4-Drops in Darkseid's Elite. You can either play Amazing Grace, Trok, or Bernadeth, none of which are a) big or b) that good.

In limited, Grace's stock goes up quite a bit if you have a fair amount of Darkseid's Elite characters. Character advantage can be incredibly important, and having a lot of characters of the same affiliation is that much better.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.0
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