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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Power Siphon

Card #DJL-109


Date Reviewed: 01.25.06

Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 3.6
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 4
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.


Power Siphon

This card is ridiculous! Imagine gaining a +15 defense or more in a single card. Trust me, it happens more that you think.

Power Siphon is the name of the game today. This 1 cost plot twist gives a target IG defender - X attack/+X defense where X is the number of cards in your opponent's hands. (All you have to do is exhaust your defender.) You thought acrobatic dodge was good? Well you haven't seen anything yet. This card can single-handedly ruin your opponent?s attack strategies (especially if they can only play one plot twist per turn).

DCMA constructed - 3.5/5.0 ...This card can do amazing things in an IG deck.
GA constructed - 4.0/5.0 ...This card is a must in any IG variation deck.

Limited - 2.5/5.0 ...With the card being teamed stamped, it is a little harder to get this card to be really effective.
Power Siphon

This review is going to look a lot like Friday's review, because this is the mirror image of Friday's card (All Too Easy, for those who want to set a reminder). Oddly enough, this one is a rare, and All Too Easy is a common. Anyway this is another one of the support cards for the standard IG build: Fill opponent's hand with cards, then punish them for having those cards in hand. In this case, Power Siphon acts like a Shape Change on crack. If you've got Criminal Mastermind and Lex Luthor online, then Power Siphon should stop any attack that your opponent can mount against you. The downside? A) The defending character is exhausted, so you won't be able to swing back with it. B) The defending character isn't going to come close to stunning back the attacker. Still, this is for keeping Lex around, or possibly 4 drop Doom is you play DIG. Why is it a rare? No idea, seriously.

In Limited, it's a good play if you're forcing IG.
It'd be a great generic defensive pump in Limited, since your opponent usually has 4 or 5 cards in hand at any given time, but being team stamped hurts it a little in a drafting situation. You don't want to take it too early, as it forces you into IG without being Lex Luthor. If you pass it, you won't see it again, as the IG player or the rare drafter will snatch it up. It's offensive counterpart is much more desireable.

Rating: 3.75/5
Sith Dragon Power siphon
Plot Twist 1

Exhaust target IG character you control. If you do, it gets -X ATK /+X DEF where X is the number of cards in target opponent's hand.

This card is pretty straight forward. As was discussed on monday, IG is all about loading up your opponent's hand with cards and either letting them not play them or turning it against them. This card has the ponential to do upwards of a + 15 DEF! They try to smash a 1 drop for big damage - BOOM - attack bounces off! This makes one heck of a defensive shield and gets them to waste an attack, but this card may not be for every IG build as many times there are just so many cards that NEED to be in the deck that there just is not room.

A very good card, but may not make it into every deck.

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