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Star of the Show
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
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
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
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
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
Constructed (Modern) - 4.5/5
Constructed (Golden) - 5/5
Limited - 1.5/5
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.
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
Art: 5/5 (Hilarious)