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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Amelia Voght, Acolyte

Card #MXM-083


Date Reviewed: 03.22.06

Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 4.5
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 4.25
Limited Average Rating: 4

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.


Amelia Voght - Acolyte

Today we are going to look at the second most expensive card from the X-men expansion - Amelia Voght.

Amelia is simply amazing. It isn't her stats that make her so, as she is only a 2/3 2-drop character, it is her effect. In a deck full of nothing but reservist characters, being able to reveal two reservist resources to play Amelia is like, well being able to play her for free. This card is almost always a free play on turn 2, and a given on turn 3. This card is about as close to broken as they come. In fact, I would have actually liked to have seen a little more restriction on this card (such as turn two reserivst resources face-up and leave them face-up) as this card gives a serious board advantage in the early game, where board advantage is most crucial. If you are going to be playing any sort of a Brotherhood reservist deck, then this card is a must. She should even be strongly considered for an Avengers reservist deck.

Bottom Line - Is this card really worth it? Yes, yes, yes!!! This card is an incredible card with a lot of potential!:)

MMA constructed - 5.0/5.0 ...Board advantage, board advantage, board advantage!
GA constructed - 4.5/5.0 ...Her stats are a little weak on the attack side, but it all about board advantage anyways.
Amelia Voght, Acolyte

Sorry about the long absence, O Faithful Readers (Reader?), but I've been wicked sick for about the last month. I've removed my last plague counter though, just in time to go to PC Atlanta. Not to play, unfortunately, but I will be judging for the entire weekend. I'm really looking forward to it, and I'm hoping to see a lot of really innovative decks (and not just a field of Mod Squad and Avengers Reservist).

Speaking of Reservists, here's a money rare that really pays off for you running plenty of reservists.
Alternate recruit costs are nothing new, but Amelia has the added advantage of being...you know...good.
2/3 is okay for a 2 drop, but her Acolyte version gives her access to all sorts of tricks. Amelia Voght (and two or more reservists in your row) is like getting two free resource points, and that's what we like to call "Huge Advantage". She's a natural fit in an off curve deck, and she might anchor an interesting version of The New Brotherhood in Golden Age. In Modern, she's an extra character on the board, and her Physical trait gives her access to plot twists that will let her attack a spot or two up the curve, and that will likely net you board advantage. If Brotherhood is going to make a splash in Modern Age, Amelia will likely be a very crucial piece of that puzzle.

In Limited, she's a high pick. There are plenty of Reservists to go around, making it more likely that you'll be able to get her out for free. Some of the flashier plot twists in the set are Energy based, so you can probably score a couple of Kidney Punches or something to use with Amelia to smash some face in the early to mid game. If she's the first thing you open in a pack, she might just put you on Brotherhood reservist, and that's not bad.

Rating: 4/5
Sith Dragon Amelia Voght
2 drop
Trait Physical
No F/R

You may reveal two reservist resources you control not named Amelia Voght rather than pay Amelia Voght's recruit cost.

Here we have a 2/3 two drop without flight or range. By all standards this card should be less than a common as most commons are better than this. Why is she a money card form this set? SHE'S FREE! Barring a REALLY bad draw, subverting her cost should be no problem as every character card in your hand should be a reservist. If people try to play a New Brotherhood/Reservist deck she will really shine. She gives you either early character advantage if you get another two drop or an extra character late in the game for an extra 2 ATK points.

Without the free recruit she is worthless. With it she is priceless (or just really expensive) :)

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