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Scarlet Spider <> Spider-Man
Date Reviewed: 03.28.05
Constructed Average Rating: 2.35
Limited Average Rating: 1.65
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Spider <> Spider-Man - Successor
This week I thought we might take a look at some
of the teams expanded in the Marvel Knights set.
To start out, I decided that it might be worth
while to take a look at the Spider-Friends team
and their newest edition Scarlet Spider.
Now when you first look at this card, you might
be thinking "Whenever a character named Scarlet
Spider comes into play, you may move it to your
hidden area", why does that make this card a
rare? Well Upperdeck made the major goof of
printing the name "Scarlet Spider" in his effect
instead of "Spider-Man". Of course they did
errata this card, but since no one really looks
at the UDE errata, no one really realized the
potential of this card. That is until word
started going the internet about the errata...
Now, being able to put your Spider-Man in your
concealed area can definately be
handy....especially in later turns, when you
want your lower-lever Spider-Man characters
protected. Another good combo for this card is
to use it in conjuction with Costume Change. Now
you have a great way to get your 6-drop Scarlet
Spider on the field. Otherwise, this character
is you basic 2/3 2-drop character without flight
MA Constructed - 3.5/5.0 ...This character
provides great support for Spider-Friends decks
based around Spider-Man.
GA Constructed - 2.5/5.0 ...Unfotrunately
Scarlet Spider's effect in this format is not
going to be enough to prevail in this
environment (Concealing in general should
probably be avoided.)
Limited - 1.5/5.0 ...Since Scarlet Spider really
can't fo anything in this format, it is at least
nice to know you can put a 2-drop on the field
that has a decent defense...and you have future
Spider – Successor – 2 drop version of Scarlet
Spidey. As with his 6 drop counterpart, this
Scarlet has a higher Def than ATK at 2/3. That
is not what you really want him for though. I
see 2 reasons to use this Scarlet Spidey. One is
to use him to fill your curve at the 2 drop in
your Spidey deck as well as a pump for your 6
drop Scarlet Spidey.
The 2nd way to use him is for his card text. Now
you can get Spider-Man into your hidden area.
The only problem is that how do you get him back
out? You could always use Medallion of Power to
move your Spidey from the Hidden area to the
Constructed: 2.5/5 – A decent way to round out
your Spider Friends curve at the 2 drop.
Although I prefer 2 drop Black Cat, Scarlet
Spider has its uses for getting Spider-Man into
your hidden area.
Limited: 2/5 – Unless you draft Spider-Man,
there really aren’t too many uses for this
Scarlet Spider in draft.
Spider <> Spider Man, Successor
Welcome to Legacy Week, as we take a look at
older teams that get new characters, one of whom
you may have already seen in some PCQ or 10K
decklists (Hint, come back Friday).
Today's card plays a lot better with his
corrected text; Scarlet Spider can send cards
named Spider Man to your hidden area, not cards
named Scarlet Spider.
Ideally, you'll play him on turn 2, then play
Spider Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider Man on
turn 3 so that you can move him to your hidden
area. Then you can feel free to team attack at
will on your initiative, knowing that Spidey
will be fairly safe during your opponent's
attacks. I suppose someone might want to hide
their 6 drop Spectacular Spider Man to ensure
he'll be around to exhaust their opponent's
characters, but hiding your 6 drop means you'll
be taking some major damage most of the time.
He's a very situational card that I doubt will
fit in most Spider Friends decks, even Clone
decks. In Golden Age, he won't be much of a
factor at all.
In Limited, he's a bad rare. There's only one
character named Spider Man in Marvel Knights,
and he's a 6 drop. 2/3 isn't bad for a 2 drop,
but there are better cards to put in the 2 drop
Constructed (Modern) - 3/5
Constructed (Golden) - 1.5/5
Limited - 1.5/5