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Dr. Doom - Richard's Rival
When Dr. Doom
comes into play, you may search your deck for a plot
twist card, reveal it, shuffle your deck, and put
that card on the top of your deck.
KO a character you control >>> Replace a resource
you control. Use this power only once per turn.
Date Reviewed: 09.06.06
Constructed Modern Age Average Rating:
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating:
Limited Average Rating:
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Dr. Doom -
Basics: Doom is your average 3-drop character
with above-average abilities. He is a 5/4 with
range which is how many of the MHG 3-drops come
but his guy is amazing in that when he comes
into play you may search your deck for a plot
twist card, reveal it, and put it on top of your
deck (after you shuffle your deck of course). He
also allows you to KO a character you control to
replace a resource.
Constructed play: Man this guy is good!!! What
more can I say about a character that allows you
search for a plot twist. I never thought I would
see the day UDE would release a card that had an
effect this good and not be a rare. In the wrong
hands this card is going to be so broken (you no
longer have to have Boris or you can have a
second pt search). I can't wait to see all the
common enemy decks come back. Even Dr. Doom's
second effect is extremely powerful and can be
used on himself...this is nice if you are going
to be recruiting the 4-drop Doom. Doom players
Sealed play: You get this card, you play this
card. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
I would like to think this is Upperdeck's way of
making it up to us since this set is so hard to
play sealed (since it is so spread out).
Regardless this card is probably the #1 pick for
MMA constructed - 4.5/5.0 ...This card is that
GA constructed - 4.5/5.0 ...Having a
back-to-back Doom is going to making things
interesting for Doom players.
Sealed - 5.0/5.0 ...Don't pass this card...EVER!
When I first saw this card previewed online, the
reaction I saw the most was "Hey, now I can
Reign on 3!". However, now that we've seen the
rest of the set, this version of Dr. Doom has a
lot more going for it. First of all, you can
search for any plot twists when he comes into
play, and put it on top of your deck. That sets
you up for your next turn, or sooner with card
drawing effects. However, if you KO one of your
own guys, you can replace a resource with the
plot twists you just searched for, and use it
right away. Obviously, team-ups will be a big
target for the effect, but you could also use it
for something like Devil's Due, or anything else
that would help you benefit from the "KO your
own allies" theme that Doom has in this set.
Even if you don't have a specific target in
mind, you can still get rid of smaller
characters that would be a liability on later
turns by using them for his effect, and cycling
through your deck faster.
5/4 with range is a very nice set of stats, and
5/7 with Doomstadt (or an 8/4 with the other
Doomstadt) out. In Golden Age, you'll usually
want the 4 drop Doom out instead of the 3 drop
model, but you can just KO the 3 drop one for an
effect, then play his 4 drop and turn something
In Limited, you'll need copies of Dr. Doom for a
lot of the good Doom team effects, and this is a
common version that you can get out early. His
stats are good for a 3 drop, and his abiiity
puts you one step ahead of the game.