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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Star of the Show
– X-Statix

Marvel Knights

Date Reviewed: 03.18.05

Constructed Average Rating: 4.25
Limited Average Rating: 1.75

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.


Star of the Show

Rounding out the week we have a card that almost single-handedly makes the X-Statixs’ playable. Against Golden Age decks this makes the vastly abused card Overload useless for you opponent. In a Modern Age match those pesky Marvel Knights their War Wagon becomes little more than a crutch for their Blade. This will stop pretty much the effect from any card that uses the word “target” somewhere in its effect. Note that no where in Puppet Masters effect does the word “target” appear ::grrrr::.

The discarding part of the cost for activating this should be of little problem. Since you’re recruiting very few characters you should usually have a hand full of useless guys that you are more than willing to toss away.

X-Statix Constructed – 5/5 A must have in every One Man Show style deck.

Limited – 1/1 Not likely to be much of a help at all.

Johnny Blaze
Star of the Show – X-Statix is all about showing off your own unique power so Star of the Show exactly benefits selfishness. With a discard of an X-Statix character, which your current Star will definitely like and as long as you control exactly one character, Star of the Show provides your Star immunity from effects your opponent controls. Notice that Star of the Show does not specify that the one character that you control must be an X-Statix character so think up of possibilities of Team-up with this card.

Constructed: 3/5 – I can see this card played 2 different ways. One is to abuse it and create an X-Statix deck that relies on your Star Power of one being able to be immune to your opponent’s effects. The 2nd way is to use it as a tech card and when your opponent clears your board via Titans or some other way, play Star of the Show at your next recruit step and stop those Titans trick short next time.

Limited: 2/5 – This card can be more situational in Limited if your opponent doesn’t have many effects available to use. More than likely though they will. But do you really want to have only 1 character out in Limited at any one time?
Star of the Show

This card makes mono-Statix possible. Your opponent will have all these great "KO target stunned character" effects ready to go, and they will be totally useless against your lone character. With no Have a Blast or Foiled in this format, you won't have to worry so much about Star of the Show getting destroyed. Star of the Show manages to keep your guy on the field, and shuts down a lot of your opponent's deck, which can only be good for you. In Golden Age, this card will save you from Overload, which is the main card to watch out for these days. It also shuts down X-Stall's early game, and takes away Roy Harper's arsenal (bad pun!!!).

In Limited, playing one character at a time is suicide. Even if you get some support cards for it, there's almost no way you'll get enough copies of it to stay viable, and it's better to play it safe and keep your field presence nice and robust.


Constructed (Modern) - 4.5/5
Constructed (Golden) - 5/5
Limited - 1.5/5
Brad Pironciak Today we're reviewing one of the most valuable X-statix plot twists, Star of the Show.

Plain and simple, this card is great. It is a complete staple for X-statix and if you're running the team and not using this give me your address so I can come and smack you. Unlike other teams, X-statix keeps their field presence through one character. If your opponent manages to overload your one character, say hello to a ton of breakthrough, and most likely a loss.

But wait, star of the show stops all that nonsence, because your opponent can't even target your lone wolf. Mystical paralysis? Gone.
Overload? Gone.

In limited there arent many targeted plot twists to worry about, but this card is still good to pick up if you're running X-statix heavy.

X statix constructed: 4.5/5
Limited: 3/5
Art: 5/5 (Hilarious)

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