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Marvel Origins

Date Reviewed: 7.07.04

Constructed Average Rating: 2.65
Limited Average Rating: 2.125

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1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
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Longshot, Rebel Freedom Fighter;

Since this is the only format where this guy is playable I m just going to give him his 1 in limited and not even waste my time explaining why he s so bad in that format.

I think this card s value is about to go up because it s one of the few characters that can still deal a lot of damage after the release of DC. Granted he s mostly seen in Sentinel decks but there s a decent number of Berserk decks that are very competitive and have a lot of potential. I think this character is only gona keep getting better as time passes and more cards are released because he s very versatile but you never know.

Constructed: 3.5/5

Limited: 1


Longshot – Rebel Freedom Fighter


Let me go out on a limb and say right away that, without a doubt, Longshot is far and away the coolest comic book character of all time - Thank you.  In fact, when this game came out I couldn't wait to see just how good they made him - I was slightly disappointed.  First, he is only a level one and second, that I get him out of every fourth pack I open.


Now onto the card itself.  First off it's a 2/1 for a cost of one, the highest attack of the level one's.  His activated power is kind of interesting as 2 different cards, pick up the top four cards of your deck and add all copies of the named card to your hand.  At first it may seem really hard to name two cards and actually pick them both out of a 60 card deck.  There are a few ways to make this easier.  You could use Madame Web from the new starter deck (Effect: Activate-> Look at the top two cards of target player’s deck. You may put those cards into that players KO'd pile or return them to the top of his deck in any order).  See, YOU would have to be the target player in this scenario.  Activate Madame Web (to gain 2 endurance) and you know what the top two cards will be,  then activate Longshot to get those two cards. Starting to see the picture now? 


The other time when Longshot can be really helpful is in a Sentinel deck that uses a lot of army characters....mostly Wild Sentinels.  It's the easiest way I know to get a handful of those army characters you so desperately need.



Constructed -  2.0/5.0 …..Good stats for his level (mostly useless effect)


Limited Rating – 2.0/5.0 …..Good stats for his level (completely useless effect)

Johnny Blaze Longshot, Rebel Freedom Fighter; It seems the theme for this week happens to be 1 drops with pretty neat abilities. 2/1 for a 1 drop is slightly above average. Again the part that shines on this card is Longshot's power. All you have to do is name 2 different cards and then reveal the Top 4 cards of your deck. If both of those cards are revealed then put all copies of the named cards into your hand. This card has potential in an Army deck where chances are your deck is loaded with army cards. Another nice combo with Longshot is to use Night Vision. Night vision lets you look at the top card of your deck at any time. A good way to burn through your deck.

Constructed: 2.5/5 Too risky in any deck. Needs the right type of deck to see results.

Limited: 2/5

Paul Hagan Longshot, Rebel Freedom Fighter --

Remember when Marvel Origins first came out, and Longshot seemed really bad? I do. Then, everyone figured out the difference between character name and character version, and Longshot became a bit better. Then, everyone figured out that it is still pretty difficult to name two characters on top of your deck, even with help from Base of Operations or Night Visions. Later, someone figured out that if you play army characters, such as Wild Sentinel and Sentinel Mark IV, Longshot becomes *amazing*. Now, people are starting to reconsider playing Longshot in decks that feature X-Men, Brotherhood, and Lost City...after all, if you are playing 10-12 Wolverine or Rogue, then they are *kinda* like Army characters, right?

I really like Longshot, even if I only hit with him once in every four attempts. Why? Because once in four attempts, I get to draw two cards. Otherwise, I got to take a stab at it or attack with a 2/1, neither of which is a bad option.

In limited, I would definitely play Longshot as my only 1-Drop. Why? Because over the course of a 7-Turn game, if Longshot somehow sticks around, you will get to look at every card in a thirty card deck. In fact, nearing the end, you will be able to start stacking your deck, planning for later turns.

Constructed Rating - 2.5 [he's good, but not great by a Longshot]
Limited Rating - 3.5
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