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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day
Creation of a Herald
As an additional
cost to play Creation of a Herald, discard a Heralds
of Galactus character card.
If you discarded a card named Galactus, search your
deck for any card. Otherwise, search your deck for a
character card with cost less than the cost of the
card you discarded. Reveal that card, put it into
your hand, and shuffle your deck.
Date Reviewed: 09.25.06
Constructed Modern Age Average Rating: 4.25
Constructed Golden Age Average Rating: 4
Limited Average Rating: 4.25
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Creation of a
Basics: This is the search card for anyone
playing a mono-HOG deck. By tossing a HOG
character you can search for a character with
cost less than the one you tossed OR by
discarding Galactus you can search for anything
you want. It may be a little costly for some
(having a threshold of 3) but its versatility in
a HOG deck can be huge.
Constructed play: If you are going to be playing
a non-stall, HOG variation deck then this is NOT
the card for you. There are other cards out
there that will be more effective for those
individuals that do not want Galactus in their
decks. However if you are going to stall to
Galactus (turn 9) then this card better be in
your deck (along with slaughter swamp). Having
the possibility to search for ANYTHING is pretty
broken. After all wasn't this the case with
Kooey, Kooey, Kooey in Good Guys decks?
Limited play: Anything that allows you to search
is always a good thing in this format, imo.
There is a lot of cycling in this set for
limited play and you probably won't get to
discard Galactus for the alternate search
effect, but hey...search is still search.
MMA constructed - 4.0/5.0 ...I thing HOG stall
is going to be a contender in this format.
GA constructed - 3.5/5.0 ...Not so sure in this
Limited - 4.0/5.0 ...Search cards are always a
good thing to have handy.
Creation of a
Today's card is why Enemy of My Enemy exists.
Some teams have amazing search capabilities, but
that are teamstamped; such as Signal Flare, Wild
Ride, Hero's Welcome, and today's card, Creation
of a Herald.
Other teams get stuck with narrower searchers
like Join the Club, Baddest of the Bad, and
Still others get crapshoot searchers like JSA
Headquarters and Cerebro. Creation of a Herald
is an easy one, toss a Heralds of Galactus
character card, search for any character card
with cost less than the card you discarded.
That's slightly narrower than Signal Flare, but
still versatile, especially when teamed up.
However, if you pitch a copy of Galactus, you
get to search for any card you want, and you
don't have to reveal it. Only four (unless I've
missed one, I'm really sleepy) other cards allow
you to do this:
Kooey Kooey Kooey (which makes you KO a
resource), Four Freedoms Plaza (which requires
four specific characters on the board),
Thunderbolt (which requires a discard and for
you to exhaust your 5 drop), and Attilan (which
requires an entirely face up resource row).
Thus, this is a really good ability, and
Creation of a Herald is easily the most
convenient way to do it. Even as a regular
teamstamped search card, it's a very powerful
tool for the Heralds team.
In Limited, it's a darn good card to have if
you're playing any Heralds in your pool. This is
a format that allows you to play 8 drops, and
pitching one to find your 7 is a very acceptable
move if you can end the game sooner. In
addition, with two copies of Galactus floating
around in this set, searching for any card at
all isn't entirely out of the question, whether
you're playing in sealed or draft. The ability
to bounce your characters back to hand means
that you'll have discard fodder for its
activation cost, and since it allows you to find
any character, you can splash in a tech play
without worrying about having a way to find it.
Rating: 4.5/5, although I'm tempted to go 5/5...