Marvel VS Card of the Day
Date Reviewed: 11.02.04
Constructed Average Rating: 2.0
Limited Average Rating: 2.25
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
King Snake – Sir
This week we are
going to look at some of the more popular cards
for non-affiliated decks. To start, let’s take
a look at the best 1-drop for non-affiliated
decks – King Snake.
So why is it the
best 1-drop for non-affiliated? Well, to start
you need to look at this guy’s stats. A 2/1 for
a recruit cost of 1 is about as good as you are
going to get for any 1-drop in the game. Next,
let’s move onto his ability. Making sure your
opponent takes 2 endurance loss every time this
character gets stunned is a nice way to annoy
them and make them think twice before
attacking. This guy deserves a PIA factor of
6. Let’s face it, if you are running a
non-affiliated deck your choices are slim. You
are probably going to need to run 4 of this guy.
Now on a side note
you may want to consider how viable a
non-affiliated deck is to run in the first
place. It isn’t viable at all. Until something
is done about reinforcing non-affiliated
characters you might as well consider this build
crap. I know, I know it is harsh to read, but
hey I have tried all kinds of variations of
non-affiliated decks and none have worked. Ok I
am done rambling now. You can stop cheering.
Bottom line: (For
those of you that just skipped the last two
+ King Snake =
Good for non-affiliated decks
Snake = Good Crap!
constructed deck – 4.0/5.0 ….This guy can be
very handy on turn 1 and 2.
Limited – 4.0/5.0 …A
good 1-drop is hard to come by in this format so
pick this guy for some early damage.
King Snake –
Non-affiliated Team week. Here we have King
Snake probably one of the best non-affiliated 1
drop out there. You see in addition to his 2 ATK
value which in all reality will stun a majority
of 1 drops King Snake opposes, your opponent
will also lose 2 endurance when King Snake
Burn damage isn’t a huge concept in VS. yet, but
a nice little strategy to use with King Snake
later in the game is: use Flame Trap on King
Snake so that your opponent loses 2 endurance
Constructed: 3/5 – Definitely a must for your
non-affiliated deck only team. Use 4 King Snakes
for your 1 drop in the deck. Watch your opponent
cringe as they lose 2 additional endurance when
they stun King Snake.
Limited: 3/5 – A nice draft pick for your 1
drop. Even if you are not drafting a non-team
affiliated deck, which would be difficult
anyways in this set. Any additional enduarance
loss in this format is welcomed.
Looks like it's an Unaffiliated week, and if
you're playing an unaffiliated deck, you can
certainly do worse than King Snake. 2/1 is
better than average for the 1 drop slot, meaning
you'll usually do a little breakthrough against
whatever your opponent recruits.
1 DEF means that almost everything is going to
stun him, and the extra 2 damage could give you
a little early cushion to work with. Still, the
only time you'd really want to play him is in a
Mojo deck, and those tend to favor Random Punks
In Limited, he makes for nice fodder. Play him
early, swing a couple times, then stick him in
the KO'd pile.
DC characters tend to be a little smaller than
normal, so you might even be able to stun your
opponent's 2 drop with him. Still, he's just
there to fill out your deck if you really need
him. He should be one of the last cards you pick
in a draft.
Constructed - 1.5/5
Limited - 1/5
King Snake, Sir
Edmund Dorrance --
I'm usually not a huge fan of 1-Drops, and King
Snake is no exception to the rule. Unless my
1-Drop can make a large difference in life
Vulture, Adrianne Toomes) or acts as a
search-card (see: Alfred, Faithful Friend), then
I usually won't play it. As King Snake does
neither, really, he gets marks off.
I will give him *some* credit -- as far as
unaffiliated 1-Drops go, I think King Snake is
the best thus far, well ahead of Random Punks
and Lady Vic.
In limited, I'll usually only include a lone
1-Drop if it is good enough.
For the reasons stated above, King Snake is not.
Constructed Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 1.5