Marvel VS Card of the Day
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.
5 is the highest rating.
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.
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.
and I will see what I can do.
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
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.
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