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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day
Date Reviewed: 01.19.06
Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 4
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 3
Limited Average Rating: 3
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
This card is definitely the cerebro for JLA. The
Watchtower allows you to reveal the top 4 cards
of your deck, take a character, and put the rest
on the bottom of the deck. Of course you have to
discard a card to use it, which can be bad, but
on the bright side you can look through the top
4 cards - thereby guarantying that you will get
at least one character. Personally I play 4 of
these in my JLA ally deck and I haven't
regretted the decision yet. I don't always have
two cards to throw away for Hero's Welcome, so
having a back-up search-like card is nice.
Usually by turn 3 you can use this card without
having to face any harsh consequences, so
putting a few in your deck isn't so bad. Now if
you are going to team up JLA with another
affiliation I would probably pass on this card,
but if you like the mono-JLA ally deck then this
card is a must.
DCMA constructed - 4.0/5.0 ...I think JLA has a
surprising amount of twists and tricks that make
it worthy of showing up in this format.
GA constructed - 3.0/5.0 ...I am not so sure
that mono-JLA will make it in this format.
Limited - 3.0/5.0 ...If you are heavy on the JLA
side or have plenty of team-ups, then this card
is worth playing.
activate, discard a card--->reveal the top four
cards of your deck. Put a revealed JLA character
card from among them into your hand and the
remaining cards on the bottom of your deck.
Basically what we have here is a cerebro that
will cost more but allows you to look at two
more cards. The good side to this card is that
you get to look at four cards, so in theory, you
have a decent chance of finding a character you
will need in the next couple turns as well as
get rid of any bad low drops. Also the cost is
'a card,' so you can get rid of anything and not
just a character like most other cards.
On the downside, you have to discard first, so
it is possible to discard a card look at the top
four cards of your deck and find absolutely
nothing. You just lost a card for nothing, but
hopefully that wont happen very often. The other
downside is that you could have two really good
high drops in the same four cards that you know
you wont see again without a search card. Plus,
you will most likely lose a decent number of
plot twists that you really needed over the next
I would base this card on your luck factor. Like
cerebro, i run this because anything that can
help you manipulate your deck is a good thing,
but i get so frustrated when i watch all these
great plot twists go slipping through my fingers
that i really needed. All so i can get that two
drop into my hand when i need my seven drop and
we are on turn 6 :P Most people will tell you
run this card, but I would stick with search
cards to draw characters. Just me.
"Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?"