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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Blinding Rage

Card #DCR-184

Target attacker you control gets +4 ATK / -4 DEF this attack.

Date Reviewed: 07.21.06

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.

xstreamzero Blinding Rage

We finish off the week with a card that seems to be the obvious replacement to Savage Beatdown, but…

Blinding Rage
Plot Twist/3
Target attacker you control gets +4 ATK/-4 DEF this attack.

…is that it? That’s like, average. And it’s a money rare. Granted, you can use it one turn earlier, but that’s it? I mean, we’ve encountered many power ups in the game of VS. Savage Beatdown, Mega Blast, Trial By Fire, Cosmic Conflict, All Too Easy, heck, even a regular Flying Kick that can do the same, if not a better job than Blinding Rage. And with the exception of SB, those cards are all common. Sure, you could kick off a Vengeance ability, but if your attacking up the curve, that -4 DEF shouldn’t really matter anyway.

DC Modern: I suppose this is feasible, seeing as there is a lack of some
power ups. 4/5
Silver Age: Not bad, but there are better cards. 3/5
Golden Age: Flying Mega Savage Beatdown Blast Kick! 2/5
Overall: 3/5

Like I said, average. It’s not bad, just overshadowed.
Blinding Rage

Rush decks love this card. Sending small characters up the curve, then attacking directly with the rest, is what the archetype is all about. If your 2 drop is going to stun your opponent's 4 drop, then odds are that your guy is taking a stunback. Since that's the case, then -4 DEF isn't going to change anything. The
+4 ATK, on the other hand, is going to ruin your
opponent's day, and probably keep them from seeing Turn 6. However, with a threshold of 3, you'll need a variety of cheaper pumps to help dish out the early beats. Anti-Green Lantern decks love this card, as the -4 DEF insures that an AGL or Xallarap will be stunned during an attack. Not a whole lot else to say, either your deck needs it, or it doesn't.

In Limited, if you pull it, play it. Not many folks will expect such a large boost, especially since Blinding Rage is a rare. In Sealed, it's a decent pick, especially if you're early in the pack and haven't committed to a specific archetype yet. Extra attack is always welcome, especially if it lets you go up the curve a spot or two.

Rating: 4/5

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