Card of the Day
Top 10 Lists
The Tinkerer's Workshop
Fantastic 4 Starter
Legion of Super Heroes
Web of Spidey
League of Assassins
Masters of Evil
Non-Affiliated Equipment and Locations
Non-Affiliated Plot Twists
Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's VS System Card of the Day
<> Monica Rambeau, Lady of Light
Date Reviewed: 12.30.05
Constructed Modern Age Average Rating:
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating:
Limited Average Rating:
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Marvel <> Monica Rambeau, Lady of Light
On the surface, I like this card. She's an
Avengers Leader, which allows for some nice plot
twists to be used, and she's a walking Teen
Titans Go! to boot. On the other hand, getting
the best usage out of her ability means that
you've locked yourself into one of two
formations, and if your opponent can wreck one
of your attacks with defense plot twists, or can
force you to move or exhaust before the team
attack becomes legal, then it can waste your
entire combat phase.
Also, since you'll be following a team attack
with some more attacks that don't cause
breakthrough, you're setting yourself up to fall
way behind in the endurance game, especially
against the quicker decks that are taking over
the current meta. Unfortunately, Avengers
doesn't have much to offer at 5, although She
Hulk seems to have the slight edge with her
In limited, she's not a great pick unless you
get her late game and you know that you've got
the Avengers/team ups to be able to use her
ability to the fullest. Otherwise, let her go.
There are better strategies to force in Avengers
Rambeau. This card had a chance to be decent at
one point during resource and development, I’m
sure. After all, it’s a pseudo-Teen Titans Go!
That can’t be bad, right? Too bad it’s not
nearly versatile or impacting as Teen Titans Go
is. Most players overlook that Monica Rambeau
only readies TEAM ATTACKERS adjacent to her.
This means that you have to pay 3 endurance and
make use of all the characters around her.
Otherwise, she’s a rather lacking 5 drop that
pales to other options for Avengers Reservist,
such as She-Hulk and Amenhotep. This applies to
all constructed formats.
In sealed pack, she’s relatively playable since
she all team attackers adjacent to her,
including those not of the Avengers team
affiliation. This effectively allows you to stun
a much larger drop with relatively weak
characters on your part. However, she does
nothing for you in booster draft due to her
inability to stop Faces of Evil or contribute to
an off initiative play. This makes her a
rare-draft target only.
GA Constructed: 1/5
MMA Constructed: 1.5/5
Leader. Pay 3 endurance--->Ready all team
attackers adjacent to Monica Rambeau. Those team
attackers cannot cause breakthrough this turn.
Use this power only once per turn.
Today's card can be a very good card for
avengers swarm decks. Monica is an average 5
drop with flight and range, which is always
good. Her effect is basically a teen titans go,
but only being able to do adjacent characters
and not Monica, means its going to be a little
bit harder to pull off. There are a couple ways
through plot twists and characters not to become
stunned, so they can swing twice. The 3
endurance and no breakthrough is nothing as this
card would be broken without it.
She is a good card, but one you will want to
build around to maximize her effect. Curve decks
will be harder to use it as you generally won't
have either your 3,4,5 or your 4,5,6 all out.
Swarm decks will love her, which is what most
Avengers decks seem to have turned into.
"Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?"