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Ruler of Avalon
Date Reviewed: 02.22.06
Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 2
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 2
Limited Average Rating: 2.5
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Ruler of Avalon
Today we move onto a brand new Magneto for
Brotherhood - Magneto - Ruler of Avalon.
Ok, considering this guy is an 8-drop, stats of
20/20 aren't too shabby. However, if you are
going to be running an 8-drop in this day and
age, it better have one heck of an effect.
Magneto just doesn't have that effect in my
opinion. Sure, being a reservist is
nice...especially for an acolyte deck. However,
an acolyte deck just doesn't need to run an
8-drop. Basically the acolyte deck will look
like an Avengers reservist deck for the most
part..and we have seen with this deck that
8-drops are totally unnecessary. His effect
allows you to inflict damage equal to the number
of face down resources you have whenever a
character adjacent to Magneto stuns a character,
but this doesn't really matter because you will
probably win regardless. Unless you need to fill
a spot with a reservist and have nothing else, I
would probably pass on this card.
MMA constructed - 2.0/5.0 ...Sure he is a big
body...but do you really want to try to hold out
until turn 8 to drop him?
GA Constructed - 2.0/5.0 ...ditto
Limited - 2.5/5.0 ...Here I will give him a
slightly better rating simply because he is a
reservist without loyalty and if you drop if you
will definitely win the game.
Ruler of Avalon
Leader: Whenever a character adjacent to magneto
stuns a character, target opponent loses 1
endurance for each face-down resource you
I think every body's position on 8 drops is well
documented. They are not worth running unless
they have a ground breaking effect and you have
a deck planning on hitting turn 8. Is that
Magneto? No. Not really. But this is still a
Magneto is a beefy 20/20 on turn 8 with flight
and range. His reservist is a huge plus, as he
wont be a dead card in your hand til turn 8. His
leader effect can be deadly if you have the
initiative. Playing a brotherhood reservist
deck, you should have no problem keeping almost
all 8 resources face down. If your seven drop
takes out anyone they are going to lose an
additional 8 pts, thus giving you more of a
cushion. If you can pull off having 2 characters
adjacent to magneto and get both to stun someone
there goes a quick 16 pts on top of everything
else. Who said a Gecko gives the best insurance
:) Plus, if i read this card correctly, if you
have two characters next to Magneto and team
attack, I believe the wording is such that they
would lose 16 off of the one team attack.
This isn't a groundbreaking 8 drop, but if you
get him out and can swing with him, he will do
some booku damage to your opponent. He might be
worth running one of in your Brotherhood
reservist deck just in case.
"Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?"