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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Strategic Retreat

Card #MHG_085

Play Strategic Retreat only from your resource row and only during the combat phase.

Return all Kree characters you control to their owners' hands.


Date Reviewed: 10.10.06

Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 3.5
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 3.5
Limited Average Rating: 1.75


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

 

Nakaiya21
Strategic Retreat

Basics: Remember how I said for Nega Bomb, the idea is to get all your Kree characters off the board before it resolves? Well this is one way of doing just that. Strategic Retreat is the Kree PT that allows you to return all of your Kree characters to your hand. Of course it does have a 4 threshold cost and you can only play it from your resource row during the combat phase, but this isn't going to be too big of a concern.
Constructed play: This card is all about constructed play. It is basically made for one of three reasons - 1. CYA, 2. press, 3. Nega Bomb. Regardless it belongs in a Kree deck. Now the number of Strategic Retreats that belong in a Kree deck varies according to the deck strategy you are going for. This is something you are going to want to experiment with.
Limited play: This card is not so handy in this format. After all Nega Bomb is out of the question and press is extremely tricky in this format. You can use it for Live Kree or Die, but that is a lot to ask for. It is better to save the spot in your deck for something more useful/versatile.

Ratings:
MMA constructed - 3.0/5.0 ...This card's useful depends on the type of deck you put it into.
GA constructed - 3.0/5.0 ...ditto

Limited - 1.5/5.0 ...If you have quite a few Kree characters, you can still use this card to cya.
 
scyther8
 
"Run away!"

Today we look at Strategic Retreat, a card no Kree Press deck should be without.

Strategic Retreat

Plot Twist
4 threshold
Rarity: Rare

Play Strategic Retreat only from your resource row and only during the combat phase.
Return all Kree characters you control to their owners' hands.

Strategic Retreat's effect is pretty straightforward. Scoop up your Kree characters back to your hand. This card is necessary because after the bloodbath of your attacking or defending is over, you need a lot, if not all the characters you recruited back so you can Press them all out again for the next turn. It's great to stop any pesky Finishing Moves, Removed from Continuities, etc. that your opponent may try to use on you as well. Bottom line is, you play this in any Kree deck.
All formats: Bring everyone back for more fun the next turn. 4/5
Sealed/Draft: Can't see how effective it would be, if you can get two good Press turns on 5 and 6, that should be game against your opponent. Constructing a deck that can do that however, is another story. 2/5
 

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