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Vs. System

Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Anne-Marie Cortez
- Acolyte

Card #MXM-084


Date Reviewed: 04.05.06

Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 3.5
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 3.25
Limited Average Rating: 3

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


Anne-Marie Cortez - Acolyte

Anne-Marie is certainly one of the most powerful characters for the Brotherhood Reservist deck. In fact she is an all-around well designed character with stats of 8/7. During the combat phase you can use Anne-Marie's effect to shut down some of your opponent's PT's for the turn. Simply reveal a 4-drop character and no more Savage Beatdown. Reveal a 3-drop and no BAMF!, Signal Flare, or Clobberin Time. Of course the trick is to guess correctly what you opponent needs on a given turn...oh and not to forget to use her effect each turn, but when done correctly, this card is awesome.

MMA constructed - 4.0/5.0 ...This another great card for any reservist deck.
GA constructed - 3.5/5.0 ...You can't stop everything, but you sure can try.

Limited - 3.0/5.0 ...You are liable to end up with a character in the resource row in this format...why not let it work for you?
Anne-Marie Cortez, Acolyte

Anne-Marie Cortez is one of the cards in this game that rewards you for knowing the metagame. By turn 4, you should know what you're playing against, and if you've been keeping up with current decklists, you should know which plot twists are most crucial to that deck. However, there are flaws with her ability.

First of all, you have to wait until the combat phase to use it. If you're attempting to block team-ups or other cards that can be played out of combat then your opponent will know to play those before the build phase ends. Secondly, you have to have a wide variety of character cards in your resource row, otherwise you won't have the right character to reveal in order to stop certain cost plot twists. However, if you can play around those, you can still disrupt your opponent's gameplans, especially the more aggro decks that rely on the kind of combat pumps that specify an attacker or defender.

Past her ability, she's still a solid character to have on the field. 8/7 is a good body for a 4 drop, although lack of flight and range will make your attacks tougher to plot out.

In Limited, she's not a bad pick if you find yourself able to draft a reservist-heavy deck. As a common, you'll see a couple of copies of her at least, and she'll be around in the middle of the pack, enabling you to grab some better reservists first. You should have no problem parking characters in the row, and even without knowing what your opponent is playing, revealing a 2 drop will almost always stop them from playing something. A nice utility character that works well in a general reservist build, or as a backup 4 drop.

Rating: 3/5
Sith Dragon Anne-Marie Cortez
Cost: 4
No F/R
Trait: Mental

At the start of the combat phase, you may reveal a resource. If you revealed a character card, your opponent cannot play plot twists with a cost equal to that card's cost this phase.

Anne's stats make her a solid 4-drop, but without flight or range she isn't anything too special, but as with most characters in the Brotherhood reservist decks, their strength's will come from kick-@$$ effects. Here she can be very good if you can guess what your opponent will want to play. However, by revealing a 2 or 3 drop, you will cover most of the bases. The other bonus is that she doesn't need to stay up for the effect to continue like many other characters. The ban lasts for the entire phase.

I would like to say that she is the best of the Acolyte 4-drops, but two others are also pretty good. It will simply come down to what style you are playing and what you favor. Either way she is good enough to either base the four drop of of her or throw a couple of her in to round out your 4-drop.

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