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Monitor Womb Station
Date Reviewed: 11.30.05
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Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Today we are going to look at a very nice card
for all JLA decks out there - Monitor Womb
Station. This card is nice, very nice. You can
think of it as a Null Time Zone of sorts, except
for the fact that this card only targets PTs
with a cost of 1. Of course depending on the
format, this card may not make the cut. We all
know that UDE has been shying away from great
1-cost PT's since DGL, but that doesn't mean
that it won't make the cut in Golden Age. Think
of all the potential this card can provide -- no
acro dodge, nasty surprise, etc -- Still NTZ is
the better card, but this card provides a very
good second choice.
DCMA constructed - 2.5/5.0-This can be a useful
card in this format since the number of truly
playable decks is so small.
GA constructed - 3.0/5.0 -This card is more
versatile in this format, but it isn't as good
Limited - 1.5/5.0 -You have to have the
characters and field layout to make this card
work right and you can be in short supply of
both in this format.
I'm not really sold on the usefulness of this
There are certainly more than a few plot twists
of cost 1 or less that can give you headaches
during a game, but there are a lot more 2 cost
and higher plot twists that I'd rather stop. It
doesn't stop teamups, it doesn't stop Teen
Titans Go, and it only stops a few combat pumps.
It does stop Null Time Zone, but out-teching
tech can be risky. The Nonuniqueness of MWS
makes it slightly more playable, letting you
shut down 4 plot twists that your opponent may
or may not be playing. It's JLA teamstamped, and
you have to keep a non stunned JLA member on the
board to keep negating the plot twist, which
makes it more situational. Playing this card
means that you have to be able to look at what
your opponent has put down the first couple of
turns and try and guess what deck they're
playing, and what 1 cost plot twists may or may
not be in the deck. If you're good enough to do
that every round of a tournament with one game
matches, then you're good enough to win without
this card. Stick to NTZ.
Monitor womb station is not unique.
When you flip MWS, name a plot twist with cost
one or less.
While you control a non-stunned JLA character,
your opponent cannot play the named card.
First of all let me revisit yesterday's card. I
ran into an injustice gang/doom deck monday
night. The ability to pump cards into your
opponents hand is incredible, adn with doom to
safely keep the plot twists in my hand, is was
rather deadly. He was also using other plot
twists to burn me everytime i drew a card and
also kept me to only playing one plot twist
pre-Doom. He did not use IGS, but i can see how
it could be a killer card with some help from
effects like Dr Doom.
OK! today's card. This is a very situational
card that i really don't think is that good. In
many ways its similiar to null-time zone. Being
able to get multiples of this card up could
really shut down the abilities of a deck to do
things. However, look at the killer cards from
most decks. You will find that many if not most
cost 2 or more, so it really won't stop much.
In the end, while this could be a potentially
devastating effect, I really do not think that
it will stop too many powerful cards due to it
only effecting a plot twist of 1 or less.
"Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?"