Marvel VS Card of the Day
Date Reviewed: 6.02.04
Constructed Average Rating: 3.16
Limited Average Rating: 3.66
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
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owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut
An excellent addition to many mainstream decks.
Burn Rubber is a defensive card that can turn a
game on it's end if played correctly. Your
opponent goes all out in hopes of finishing you
off, pumping the heck out of his guy, then...
surprise! Burn Rubber, and no break through
happens, and we go to the next turn (hopefully).
It's an excellent card with an excellent
threshold cost. (though, let's be serious...
most of the plot twists have reasonable costs,
and you wouldn't be playing many plot twists
turn 1 or 2 anyhow.)
In limited it's a solid pick and should make the
cut in any draft or sealed deck.
Here’s the reason why so many decks are starting
to use Not so Fats. This card is simply one of
the most annoying cards in the game, especially
when it’s combined with Boris and all the Doom
stall decks that are starting to take over the
If you’re playing an aggressive deck you’ll
learn to hate and despite this card. I’ve always
been a big fan of stall and control decks which
might be why I have 32 copies of this card and
they are all in decks. Yup, I’m that annoying
guy who always makes the matches go to time, I’m
sorry but Doom decks need time not only to win
but also to frustrate your opponent. ^_<
There is nothing wrong with taking just about
every copy of this card that comes your way
because if you’ve drafted before you know
there’s not a lot of reinforcing going on. When
it comes to limited this is definitely not an
aggressive card in a very aggressive environment
but it’ll keep you alive… trust me.
This card has casual written all over it.
Seriously, there are better
cards out there for your deck…especially if you
are running a team
What this card does provide, however, is an
opportunity to have some
fun at your opponent’s expense. Before I got my
act together I had
this card in a casual deck. This card helped out
in some pretty cheesy
first turn hit-and-run tactics. How
cheesy?…Let’s put it this way…. I
would put out a low cost character, hit my
opponent low, and wait.
Then, when they tried to attack my character
with something (without
range), I would simply use this card to move my
character to my support
This card does have some other positive
attributes. Since it has a low
threshold cost, this card can be used in a
variety of casual decks.
Also, this card provides reinforcement (which in
my opinion makes it
better than Fall Back). That way even if you
can’t avoid getting hit
because your opponent’s character has range, at
least you won’t take
the breakthrough endurance loss.
Later on down the road this card may see some
more play action. But
right now there is not enough support for stall
decks. You can put
Burn Rubber in your tournament deck if you want
to …but if you get run
over in a tournament, don’t say I didn’t warn
Constructed – 2.5/5.0 ….a mediocre rating for a
Limited – 4.0/5.0 …..you will need the stall
power and protection this
card provides in a limited format…