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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Spoiler - Wildcard

Card #DBM-009


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.


Spoiler - Wildcard

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!) Arrrghhhh!

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 recovery phase).

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
Spoiler, Wildcard

Well, this is a pretty basic card (which is the point of these starters)...recruit Spoiler, draw a card.
Once you've got your card, she's a vanilla 2 drop.
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.

Rating: 1.5/5



They grow up so fast...

Spoiler, Wildcard
Number: DBM-009
Rarity: Common
Card Type: Character
Cost: 2
Team: Gotham Knights
Attack: 2
Defense: 2
Range: No
Flight: No
When Spoiler comes into play, draw a card.

Cost: 2
For early game or swarming tactics.

ATK/DEF: 2/2
Adverage for her cost.

Range/Flight: Neither
Front line positioning only if unaided by another card.

She basically replaces herself when recruited from your hand.
Drawing an extra card is almost always a good thing.

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.

Modern Age:
An ok character, but not much that's really special in my opinion.

Golden Age:
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.
scyther8 Short review 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.

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