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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day
Poison Ivy, Deadly Rose
character you control >>> KO a resource you control.
If you do, search your deck for a location card,
reveal it, put it face down into your resource row,
and shuffle your deck. Use this power only once per
Date Reviewed: 06.01.06
Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 3.5
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 3.75
Limited Average Rating: 3
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Poison Ivy -
Today we are going to take at a card that tends
to show up in interesting variation tier 1 decks
- Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy is as big as they come
with stats of 3/3. She doesn't have range or
flight, nor does she need them as people tend to
throw this card into their deck simply for the
effect alone. To use her effect, simply ko
another character you control and ko a resource
you control so that you can replace it with any
location card. This is a key effect in certain
decks that rely on their locations or team-ups.
She is also makes up the second half of a
popular "snatch you opponent's character and ko
it" combo...however you guys get to do the leg
DCMA constructed - 3.0/5.0 ...Ivy can be a
useful card in this format...unfortunately IG
seriously lacks favor here.
GA constructed - 3.5/5.0 ...Decks built using
Ivy tend to focus on her effect..and in an
anything goes format..tend to support her effect
Limited - 2.0/5.0 ...If you have locations or
characters to get rid of then this card is
useful...otherwise she is just another 3-drop.
PC San Francisco is days away, and teams are
scrambling for that last piece of secret tech in
order to better their chances of taking home
some sweet sweet VS cash. With all the focus on
decks like AGL and X-Faces, teching a copy of
Mikado and Mosha, along with Slaughter Swamp to
reuse it, is a safe way to shut down the 1-drops
that both of those decks rely on for power and
speed. However, while Enemy of My Enemy can
search out the lone copy of M&M, location search
isn't very prevalent. Until now.
Poison Ivy, Deadly Rose makes it easy to run 1
or 2 copies of Slaughter Swamp, or whatever
location you need for your deck. As early as
Turn 2, Ivy can KO your 1 drop and fetch a
location, and even drops it straight into your
resource row so you can use it right away.
Golden Age decks have used Mad Hatter to steal
an opponent's character, then KO it to Ivy in
order to gain a location, and prevent the
character from reverting back to its owner. She
works well for weenie decks as well, able to
take advantage of underdropped characters, or
able to herself be put into play with Dr. Light.
Her stats aren't bad either, 3/3 is the new
standard for 2 drops.
In Limited, she's fairly good, although not the
highest pick. Most of the "bomb" locations are
going to be rares, so you don't want to spend a
high pick on her unless you've already pulled a
singleton location that you want to be sure of
getting into play. If you can get her 4 or 5
cards into a pack, then jump on it.
She's great for fetching Team-Up locations, or
Slaughter Swamp if you manage to get one.