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Perry White – Chief

DC Origins

Date Reviewed: 11.26.04

Constructed Average Rating: 3.15
Limited Average Rating: 2.95

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Perry White – Chief

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Personally I am thankful that I live near a Boston Market. As you can probably tell I am not exactly the domesticated type.

Anyways, today we are going to look at a card that I chose just because I thought it had a really great PITA (Pain In The umm…Butt) factor. Now here is a card that definitely deserves to be a rare!

As I have said before, if you are dealing with a 1/1 1-drop character, you are only going to use the card for its effect. This is definitely the case with this card. Perry White allows you to look at a target face-down resource your opponent controls during the combat phase and replace it if he is being protected (like you are ever going to leave him unprotected). Unlike Lois Lane, the idea of having a liability on the field suddenly becomes appealing.

What does this mean? Well first it insures that your opponent either starts putting characters and equipment into the resource row or lose their plot twists. Second, it allows you to replace their plot twists which insures the possibility of your opponent putting characters into their resource row. Third, it is a great way to anger your opponent into doing something stupid.

Now, you do have to keep in mind that the target you chose has to remain face down upon resolution in order for you to get the effect. As we have learned in the case of Purple Man, this is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you opponent is running a deck that is location heavy. However, I would definitely throw a couple of these cards into my deck just for s&g’s.

Team Superman constructed deck – 3.0/5.0 ...Keep in mind that Perry’s effect is a little more difficult to pull off than it initially seems.

Sealed – 3.5/5.0 ...You will be able to use Perry’s effect more in this format than you will in constructed, however, you also find more characters in the resource row in this format.

Johnny Blaze
Perry White – Chief

Here is another one of our Team Superman 1 drops. Here we have Chief of the Daily Planet, Perry White. Again average stats at 1/1. What shines here is his ability to manipulate resources. I guess that comes with his leadership abilities in running the largest newspaper company in Metropolis.

As long as Perry White is protected you can look at a target face-down resource that your opponent controls and replace it with the top card of their deck. This can be very situational and of course you cant use it 1st turn unless you get extremely lucky by recruiting another character for free.

Limited: 3/5 – I guess you could really screw up your opponent by replacing one of his resources with his highest drop character that he drafted.

Constructed: 2/5 – There is one major problem here. That is if you look at a face down Location or ongoing plot twist that the opponent can flip up before it is replaced.

Perry White - Chief

One of the big themes in this set is resource juggling, yours and your opponent's. Perry White is huge when it comes to this. Just knowing what your opponent has waiting for you is a huge advantage, and being able to nuke it is even better. You'll always want to keep him protected, so fulfilling his requirement won't be a problem. Your opponent will have to be careful about what they stick in the resource row, and throwing them off their game that little bit can work to your favor. Perry's not going to be getting out from behind his desk to attack much at all unless you slap some equipment on him, so let him just sit back and ruin your opponent's resources.

In Limited, you can really ruin your opponent's day by replacing a plot twist that he only pulled one copy of. On the other hand, he can become a liability really quick, especially if you don't have the cards to keep him from being attacked, because he's going to allow some massive breakthrough. He'd be about the 29th or 30th card I chose to go into a Limited deck, but your mileage may vary.

Constructed - 4/5
Limited - 2.5/5
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