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Ultimate Sacrifice

Marvel  Origins

Date Reviewed: 11.12.04

Constructed Average Rating: 3.66
Limited Average Rating: 2

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1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
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Ultimate Sacrifice

Today we are going to look at one of the more costly X-men cards in the WOS set – Ultimate Sacrifice.

Ultimate Sacrifice is a great way to recover a multitude of your X-men characters at the cost of sacrificing an X-men character to the KO pile. Now the great thing about this card is that since your characters retain their affiliation even when they are stunned, you can sacrifice one of your stunned smaller X-men characters to recover all of your other X-men characters. The bad thing about this card is that unless you have 3 or more stunned characters on the field, it isn’t worth using this card.

(Hmmm...did I mention that this card combos well with Siege Perilious? For every character you recover using this card, you gain a counter on Siege Perilious.)

Ok, so this card definitely is not for everyone. If you are running a straight X-men deck then you are going to want to include 2-3 of these cards (especially if you run a lot of little characters for some reason). Otherwise, you may find yourself hard-pressed to find a place in your deck for this card.

Constructed – 3.0/5.0 ...This card can be a great late-game card – provided you have enough characters that you need to recover to warrant using this card in your deck.

Limited – 1.0/5.0 ....You will not have enough X-men characters to validate choosing this card...unless you plan on using it for trade bait.

Johnny Blaze
Ultimate Sacrifice

This card is great in X-men weenie rush decks. The ability to recover each of your stunned X-men character with the sacrifice of only 1 is amazing. X-men and Sentinels need to team up to really abuse this card. The only other downside is that it can only be used during the recovery phase. Not that bad of a downside because if they made it any different, the card would be broken.

Constructed: 3/5 – Most people prefer Children of the Atom over this card. Like I said before though the ability to recover all of your X-men characters at a cost of KO’ing just 1 is a great sacrifice indeed.

Limited: 1/5 – No way is this card of any use in MSM draft. You wont have enough X-men characters to play it.

Ultimate Sacrifice

Final card of the week, and it's a doozy. Remember how I said this card combos well with Siege Perilous?
Well, I wasn't kidding around. KO one X-Men character to recover every one else...that's huge. In the late game, if your opponent manages to stun your board, you just dump your weakest character, and instant board control. If you have Siege Perilous out, you'll get a rebirth counter for everyone you brought back, giving you even more opportunities for free recoveries.
These two cards have the ability to make X-Men a top tier deck, we'll see if anyone takes advantage of them at SoCal in a few weeks.

In Limited, this is a first pick in a mixed Marvel draft. In Web only, not so much, you've only got a couple of X-Men to choose from. Still, with enough of Xavier's students in the card pool, this is a must-have, even if you'll probably only have one to use.


Constructed - 5/5
Limited - 4/5
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