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Marvel Origins

Date Reviewed: 7.06.04

Constructed Average Rating: 3.75
Limited Average Rating: 2

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
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Boris, Personal Servant of Dr. Doom;


Wow this guy is so very annoying and will be your worst nightmare if you re playing Sentinels or any deck that doesn t like to get Flam Trapped. In my opinion this guy is a must in EVERY Doom deck but there are still some Doom decks out there that aren t packing him. I ve always been a big fan of tutors and feel they re great in this game, especially when they put themselves back in your deck but that s just me. If it wasn t for his loyalty to Dr. Doom this guy would be a staple.



Yeah He kind of sucks in this format. He s rare and pretty useless if you can t get Doom down constantly. When it comes to this character in limited you re pretty much getting a 1/1 for 1 and that s about it.

Isn t it amazing how such a power card can be so bad in certain formats?



Boris – Personal Servant of Dr. Doom


Well if you play a doom deck then you know all about this card already.  Every doom deck I have ever come across plays at least 3 of these guys - and why not?  Getting any plot twist you want simply by activating this card is awesome.  That combined with the fact that this guy doesn’t stay on the field and end up being clobbered is pure icing.  Basically you can put this guy on the field (regardless of who has initiative), activate him, and put him back into your deck to get his effect again later on down the road. 


The bad news for this character is that you have to have control of doom to use him.  But like I have explained before, this is not very hard to pull off. 



Doom constructed deck – 4.5/5.0 ….No wonder Dr. Doom considers this guy his only friend.


Limited – 3.0/5.0 ….Granted you will need to pull a Doomstadt or Dr. Doom himself, but being able to get a plot twist you need may be crucial.


Comments?  Suggestions?  E-mail and I will see what I can do.

Johnny Blaze Boris, Personal Servant of Dr. Doom: Does Dr. Doom have any friends? If he does Boris is certainly the only one. One of the original cards to be erratad as to read as "Activate, put Boris on the bottom of your deck. Search your deck for a plot twist card. Reveal that card and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck. Use this power only if you control Dr. Doom. " Per UDE the reason for this errata is that "This change causes Boris to be removed from play as part of his power's cost instead of as part of his power's effect."

A staple in many Doom decks. As long as you control Doom, with a cost of only 1, you are able to search for any plot twist. Most of the time Doomstadt will be in play 1st turn allowing you to get that Faces of Doom that you need to search for your 4 drop Doom.

As an attacker, you wont be using Boris for that reason. He is a plain vanilla 1/1 for a 1 drop and the main reason you should use him is for his power.

Constructed: 4/5 - This score is if you are using a Doom deck only. Anytime you can search your deck for any plot twist card and the only downfall is to place Boris on the bottom of your deck that is pretty broken.

Limited: 2/5 - Unless you are drafting Doom which wont be too easy to get all the necessary cards for this to work well.
Paul Hagan Boris, Personal Servant of Dr. Doom --

I am going to go ahead and say that Boris is the best 1-Drop in the set. He offers one of the only ways to search for a card from your deck, and the fact that the card will be a Plot Twist makes him that much better. More than any other type of card, Plot Twists can completely change the game -- think Gamma Bomb, Finishing Move, or Savage Beatdown. Boris' drawback really isn't much of one, considering Doom has about a billion ways to generate the "you control Doom" state. The only reason I can't give this card a 5.0 is because it only goes in Doom decks.

In limited, Boris drops tremendously in value. You are a lot less likely to control Doom when it matters, and Boris doesn't do much beyond hunt for one of, at most, eleven or twelve plot twists in your deck.

Constructed Rating - 4.5
Limited Rating - 2.0

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