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Spoiler - Wildcard
Date Reviewed: 06.23.05
Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 1.5
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 2
Limited Average Rating: 1.5
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Ok...before I begin, let me spend a few lines on
the GK portion of the new starter deck. Bear
with me, it actually comes into play on today
and tomorrow's COD...
Ahhh the new starter deck. It was so exciting to
know that not only did we get a great 7-drop out
of DGL, but now we had a whole new arsenal of
characters to play with. Then you crack the
starter deck....and realize it may not be all it
is cracked up to be. Sure, we have new cards
with new effects (hey, I am all about having
choices) but they are different versions of the
cards GK already uses (for the most part). So I
know that some of you out there have no clue how
bad this can actually be so I guess I am going
to ask you for a little faith on this one and
read on while I rant for the next line or
two....This sucks! Having multiple character
versions is one thing...I mean if the drops are
spread apart enough you can still incorporate
characters and work around uniqueness, but
back-to-back drops? Whose bright idea was that?
I basically bought a starter deck and for
what?...a 4-drop Huntress? (and I have to give
up the 3-drop Huntress on top of that!)
Ok...now that that is said and done, on to
today's COD - Spoiler...
Spoiler (Wildcard) is a 2-drop character with
stats of 2/2 that allows you to draw a card when
she comes into play. Now keep in mind if you run
the 1-drop Spoiler you already have a tough deck
structure decision to make as two Spoilers
cannot occupy the same space at the same time.
However this particular case is not as bad as it
seems since no one runs the 1-drop Spoiler
anyway. Now the decision comes down to this...Is
Spoiler better than the other 2-drop GK
characters? My answer is no. Ok so she gives you
a card...and I realize that this may be a big
deal to some. However if I want to draw cards I
am going to put all my eggs into Barbara
Gordon's basket (now there is some serious draw
power...provided you set up your field right). I
would rather rely on my Tim Drake and Spoiler <>
Robin as they can provide more use in the long
run. So you say you run a GK Light deck or the
7-drop Batman (the bad one). Fine. Put her
in...she is definitely better than the 2-drop
Barbara Gordon (you don't have to wait until the
Bottom line: If your GK deck relies on draw
(7-drop Batman) then this may not be a bad
addition to your deck. Otherwise,
congratulations....you have just found a great
source for kindling.
DCMA constructed - no point here
GA constructed - 2.5/5.0 ....At least you get a
card out of the deal
Limited - see DCMA
Well, this is a pretty basic card (which is the
point of these starters)...recruit Spoiler, draw
Once you've got your card, she's a vanilla 2
Give me Tim Drake any day, he's bigger on ATK
and his effect is useful for as long as he's out
on the field.
Spoiler just isn't worth the deck space, even if
she does replace herself in your hand. Even 2
drop Spoiler from the Man of Steel set is
better, with an extra point of DEF and the
ability to increase DEF of GK characters. When
you aren't even the best version of yourself at
a drop, it's time to give it up, buddy.
They grow up
Card Type: Character
Team: Gotham Knights
When Spoiler comes into play, draw a card.
For early game or swarming tactics.
Adverage for her cost.
Front line positioning only if unaided by
She basically replaces herself when recruited
from your hand.
Drawing an extra card is almost always a good
Team Affiliation: Gotham Knights
She doesn't add a whole lot to the team, which
itself lacks any major power overall. She's an
ok addition, but most players will want the
Robin, the Girl Wonder version of Spoiler; which
has the same cost as this version.
Drawing an extra card is nice, but S,W will
probably only see play in a Batman, the Dark
Knight deck, which relies on you having lots of
cards in hand.
An ok character, but not much that's really
special in my opinion.
Not usable here. but for it's potential:
Card drawing can be a help here, so if you play
in a format that uses the starter decks, she
could be a tempting choice. However, her stats
and ability aren't stellar, so she's quite
likely to be passed over for something better.
today, but that's all that's required for a card
this simplistic. It's a 2/2 with no constant
effect, just a cantrip (drawing a
card) when it comes into play. To be fair, there
are much better options for a 2 drop in a Gotham
deck. Tim Drake Boy Wonder, the other Spoiler
with evasion, and Commissioner Gordon's 2 drop
version are much better includes for Gotham than
this starter version.
DC Modern Age: 2/5 Nothing stellar, but drawing
an extra card is nice.
Golden Age: 2/5 Same concept applies both in DC
Modern and in Golden.
Sealed: 4/5 If you're playing with pure
starters, then this is a definite consideration.