Marvel VS Card of the Day
– Norrin Radd
Date Reviewed: 10.27.04
Constructed Average Rating: 4.25
Limited Average Rating: 3.875
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Silver Surfer –
Ok, I have said it
once and I will say it again. THIS CARD IS THE
BEST 8-DROP IN THE GAME! Since I wrote my last
review on this card I have had a chance to take
this card to a PCQ in a Heroes United deck and
had a blast with it. Granted my games didn’t
always last to turn 8 and I didn’t always have a
Signal Flare at my disposal, but when I got this
guy on the field it was amazing. Picture this…I
had Silver Surfer, Thing, and one other
character on my side of the field and I went up
against an Apocalypse, 8-drop Dr. Doom, and
another character. Guess who won? Well I
wouldn’t be using this situation as an example
if I had lost. I can honestly say it was due to
Limited – 4.0/5.0
Norrin Radd- The much anticipated Herald to
Galactus. Actually this version of Silver Surfer
is team friendly to the FF4. Must be the version
when Galactus imprisoned the Surfer on Earth.
Arguably the 2nd best 8th drop in the game. Some
would even say the 1st best 8th drop. But
remember Surfer is Team Specific for his power
to work. This is why he is the 2nd best.
Whenever you have a card that is not Team
specific and that has a nasty power say like
Apocalypse that is an advantage.
Constructed: 4/5 – Works great in pure FF4 deck
or even Team-up decks like Common Enemy. Anytime
you can steal the initiative with only a discard
of any FF4 character that is utterly insane. His
stats of 19/9 with Flight and Range ain’t that
shabby either. Just hope that your opponent
doesn’t have one either on Turn 8 or it could
get very tricky trying to steal the initiative.
Limited: 3/5 – You don’t need its power to work
here to draft it. Just draft it and use it as
your 8 drop. If you do manage to pull a 1 drop
Wyatt Wingfoot then hold on to Wingfoot and
steal initiative on Turn 8.
Well, now Frankie Raye has someone to hang out
with and wonder where the heck Galactus is. Oh,
and he's also a beatstick. FF decks love the odd
initiative, what with the greatness of Thing,
and now they get to attack first on turn 7, then
steal initiative on turn
8 for maximum damage. 19/19 beats Apocalypse,
the usual 8 drop darling of FF/Common Enemy
decks, flight and range are always nice, and no
loyalty means that even if you aren't running
enough FF cards to use his ability, he's still a
nice big bruiser to bring in for the kill.
In Limited, this guy ends games. Drafting some
FF to be able to take initiative would be nice,
but just having his sheer power in your side
should be enough to walk away with a win.
Definite first pick material.
Constructed - 5/5
Limited - 5/5
When I started thinking about it, I came to the
conclusion that what Fantastic Four *really*
needed was another good character. They only
have Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Invisible Woman
(Invisible Girl), Human Torch (Johnny Storm),
She-Thing (Sharon Ventura), Luke Cage (Hero For
Hire), She-Hulk (Jenny Walters), Thing (Ben
Grimm), Invisible Woman (Sue Storm), Wolverine
(New FF), Thing (Heavy Hitter), Ghost Rider (New
FF), Mr. Fantastic (Stretch), Hulk (New FF), Mr.
Fantastic (Scientific Genius), Thing (TELBET),
and Invisible Woman (Sue Richards). I mean,
c'mon! Where's the goods?
In all seriousness, though, Silver Surfer is
pretty insane for an 8-Drop. I seriously doubted
that something was going to be along anytime
soon to replace Apocalypse, but oh, did the
Surfer prove me wrong. The ability to steal
initiative every turn is sickening, especially
in a beatdown-oriented deck like Fantastic Four.
I'll take this guy in limited, too, just because
he's an 8-Drop. Who passes something like this
up? If you somehow have Fan-Four guys hanging
out in your deck, it just makes him that much
Constructed Rating: 4.0 [for an 8-Drop -- SICK!]
Limited Rating: 3.5 [too slow for anything