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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Savage Beatdown

Card #MOR-214

Target attacker 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.

 

Nakaiya21
Savage Beatdown

Basics: How could you ever go wrong with a +5 attack bonus?
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?

Ratings:
MMA constructed - N/A
GA constructed - 4.0/5.0 ...Although slow, it does get the job done.

Limited - N/A
 
Jason
Bunch
Savage Beatdown

On a very special Tuesday COTD, we're going all the way back to Marvel Origins for the mother (well, angry
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.

Rating: 5/5
 

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