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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day
gets +5 ATK for this attack.
Date Reviewed: 12.06.06
Constructed Modern Age Average Rating:
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating:
Limited Average Rating:
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Basics: How could you ever go wrong with a +5
Constructed play: This is the all-time classic
VS card. Once upon a time, this was the card
everyone wanted and feared. Sadly, those days
are all but gone. Faster decks, alternate win
conditions, and control tactics have replaced
the initial beatstick of the past. Still, I
would shelve this card yet...perhaps it may just
return in the future...
Limited play: Is there even a chance you will
ever run across an Origins format?
MMA constructed - N/A
GA constructed - 4.0/5.0 ...Although slow, it
does get the job done.
Limited - N/A
On a very special Tuesday COTD, we're going all
the way back to Marvel Origins for the mother
father) of all VS money rares: Savage Beatdown.
For sheer nostalgia value, this is the one. This
was the chase card that everyone wanted to bust
out of a pack, and the card that players would
slap down on the table to show how dominant
their deck was. +5 ATK for an attacker when the
next biggest pump was a +3. With Curve Sentinels
came the Savage Beatdown/Overload combo that led
to Overload becoming the first banned card ever.
The only thing that could knock Savage Beatdown
off the list of must-have cards was time and
format changes. Savage Beatdown is only legal in
Modern Age now, and many of the Golden decks
that showed up in LA were stall/combo decks that
just didn't have the room for Savage. Still,
it's a powerful card, and the kind of aggressive
tactic that defined the early days of VS. It's
still such an iconic card that the Extended Art
version of it remains the prize card given to
the winner of a PC.
It's trade value has gone down, but its place in
history will always be one of honor. We salute
you, Savage Beatdown.