Marvel VS Card of the Day
Date Reviewed: 12.25.04
Constructed Average Rating:
Limited Average Rating:
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Here it is, the
Big Daddy himself. Probably the most wanted
and most expensive card in this new set.
There's good reason for it too. This card
almost single handedly shuts down all
team-up decks. If there is ever to be a
restricter card list for this game, this is
one of only maybe five cards currently going
that I could see to be on it.
opponent Just play a Titans Go from his
resource row? Bye bye. Played a Clobberin'
Time or a Signal Flare? It'll be the only
one they've got this game. This card really
is a game breaker, play it.
Constructed 5/5 Play It.
2/5 Not many people will have multiple Plot
Twists so it kind of goes to waste.
The Source – We have
yet to see a tournament caliber deck with this
card. However at last glance this card is
fetching $$$ on e-bay. While the concept of The
Source is unique to VS. it isn’t in other games.
You get to replace your Source and then replace
a target plot twist that your opponent has and
then also search his or her deck, hand, and KO’d
pile and remove those cards from the game. The
only downside to this card is that you have to
be running New Gods for it actually to be
Constructed: 3.5/5 – It hasn’t been tested in a
true environment. But I believe that if Titans
continues to stay big then New Gods with some
form of control teamed up with the League can be
very deadly. Imagine stealing all their
locations then Sourcing out their TTGo, Heroic
Sacrifices, Press the Attacks, etc.
The Source also screws many team up decks that
rely on ongoing plot twists as their source of
gaining team affiliation. This is why it is
necessary to use Metropolis as your main source
of gaining your team up affiliations.
Limited: 2/5 – Not nearly as formidable here as
you have to use New Gods as part of your draft
strategy and also there is not the possibility
of your opponent stocking up on multiple plot
This card is going to have a huge impact on the
metagame. It can seriously hurt Common Enemy,
which gets a huge boost from reusing plot twists
in the resource row. Teen Titans usually play
Teen Titans Go! from hand, in order to get it
back with Garth, but if you catch them with one
in the resource row, you can cripple their
strategy. With a lot of players playing 3-4
copies of 5 or 6 different plot twists in a
deck, you can take out a huge chunk of their
strategy with one move. Savage Beatdown? Gone.
Fizzle? Bye bye. Signal Flare? Adios. The only
thing keeping this card in line is that it's
team stapmed with New Gods, so you have to be
playing them in order to use The Source. Still,
this card can destroy an opponent's strategy,
and New Gods have some good enough tools to make
them part of a Tier 1 deck.
In Limited, you'll only see one copy of The
Source at best, and your opponents usually won't
find multiple copies of the really good plot
twists in the set, which limits its usefulness.
Still, if you've got the New Gods characters to
use it, The Source can still manage to put a
crimp in your opponent's plans.
The Source --
I guess I can't complain about The Source in any
way, shape, or form. It's threshold is set at an
appropriate point in the game and it pretty much
requires that your opponent has already gotten
the benefit from their Plot Twist at least once,
so it is balanced. At the same time, you have
the ability to rid a deck of all of their
Acrobatic Dodge, Savage Beatdown, or more
specific Plot Twists like Children of the Atom
or Common Enemy. An ability like that is nothing
to be passed up. A full set of The Source
belongs in every New Gods deck. I can't give it
a 5.0 because it doesn't break the game open all
on its own, and I can't give it a 4.0 because it
can only be used by one team, and that team is a
In limited, The Source loses a lot of its
effectiveness because of the lack of multiples
of cards. With most decks being 30 cards, it is
even less likely that your opponent will have
multiple copies of a Plot Twist. That said, I
have had an opponent use it effectively against
me once. It also can't hurt to get rid of an
Ongoing Plot Twist. However, I won't give this
card as high of a limited rating as constructed.
Constructed Rating: 3.5
Limited Rating: 2.5