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Silver Surfer
– Norrin Radd

Marvel  Origins

Date Reviewed: 10.27.04

Constructed Average Rating: 4.25
Limited Average Rating: 3.875

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Silver Surfer – Norrin Radd


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 Silver Surfer.



Constructed – 4.0/5.0


Limited – 4.0/5.0

Johnny Blaze
Silver Surfer, 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.
Silver Surfer, Norrin Radd

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
Paul Hagan Silver Surfer, Norrid Radd

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 better.

Constructed Rating: 4.0 [for an 8-Drop -- SICK!] Limited Rating: 3.5 [too slow for anything higher]
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