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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

 - Lunatic Lycanthrope

Marvel Knights

Date Reviewed: 03.23.05

Constructed Average Rating: 3.15
Limited Average Rating: 3.25

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


Vivisector-Lunatic Lycanthrope

OK, I promise this is the last X-Statix card that we will review for a little while at least. Here we have Myles in his 5 drop form. With an above average attack of 10 and a below average defense of 8 I guess we can call him just about an average character. However, like a lot of X-Statix characters he's not really meant to stay on the field very long. After all, his boosted effect is very handy for the turns following 6 and you don't really want a guy (even a gay werewolf) hanging around to get beat on.
When Vivisector comes into play you can pay an extra resource point to exhaust any character your opponent has on the field. This can be exceptionally handy if there are no characters left with a DEF of 10 or less you can stun with a boosted Plasm. The effect will always work better if you do not have the initiative so your opponent has to recruit first and you get to choose from all his characters instead of them getting to play their 8 after you exhausted their 7.

Constructed - 3.5/5
Limited - 2.5/5

Johnny Blaze
Vivisector LL – Nice ATK value of 10 at your 5 drop, with an avg. DEF of 8.  Not much else to say except for the fact that you might get the most out of Vivisector as a Boostable character.  Boost 1 – When Vivisector comes into play, if you control another X-Statix character, you may exhaust target character.  Then Vivisector returns to your hand.
Constructed : 2.5/5 – With the loss of your 6 drop you get to exhaust target character.  Otherwise on Turn 5 you have a 10/8 character on the board.
Limited: 3/5 – You will give up board advantage, but if you missed your higher drop and you want to exhaust their main attacker that will cause major breakthrough that turn, Vivisector is your saving grace.  
Vivisector, Lunatic Lycanthrope

Today's card is a huge boon to mono X-Statix builds.
Not only does he have nice stats for a 5 drop, but his boost will help your lonely character stick around for another turn by exhausting their biggest threat, then returning to your hand and leaving your guy on the field with all of his juicy "solo character" bonuses.
If you do decide to play him, you'll probably be playing his 2 drop version as well, which will make for some fine opportunities to power him up. He's a solid pick for X-Statix.

In Limited, he's got good stats for a 5 drop, and his boost may just come in handy, especially if your opponent has a concealed character that you wouldn't be able to get to anyway.

Constructed (Modern) - 3.5/5
Constructed (Golden) - 3/5
Limited - 4/5
Brad Pironciak Today we're reviewing an under-looked X-statix card, Vivisector, Lunatic Lycanthrope. (Try saying that 5 times fast) He has pretty average stats for a 5 drop, and no regular effect, but his boost 1 is "Whenever vivisector comes into play, if you control another X-statix character, you may exhaust target character. Return vivisector to it's owners hand."

We have here X-statix's late game drop misser. The early game is filled up with phat, but if you find your 6 conspicuously absent, why not drop yourself vivisector? Exhaust their 6, and still have your normal 5 drop to gain the "standing alone" boosts. All in all, he's not great, but he can't hurt as a fallback. On turn 5, he's a normal 10/8, and what's to hate about a 12/10 5 drop with X-statix Cafe?

In limited, you may want to pick this guy up if you're drafting heavy X-statix. He could always help in a pinch, but don't rely on him too much.

X-statix Constructed: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Art: 2/5

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