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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day
What are Friends For?
Date Reviewed: 07.07.07
Constructed Rating: 3.75
Limited Average Rating: 4.75
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Level 2 Judge
mini-theme of "cards that helped me win an EA
Enemy" concludes today with What Are Friends
For?, one of the best cards out of the MTU set,
IMHO. It even made the Top 8 of the "Win Your
Face On A Card" city championships from a few
months back. That deck (QWAFFLES), used What Are
Friends For? (WAFF) to lower attackers DEF by 5,
then use other tricks to get the attackers DEF
to ), allowing it to be stunned by Kiman's
effect. This made it an off-initiative
powerhouse, allowing the player to stun an
opponent's entire board off-init and then be
able to swing into the face for a ton.
WAFF is great for Sealed too, as most players
aren't going to have more than a few combat
pumps, and very few of those are DEF pumps. This
allows you to get the stunback when your
opponent tries to attack down the curve on their
initiative. Keep the board balanced when you
don't have the initiative is huge, and can lead
to some dominating victories. As the poor
unfortunate souls who had to play against me in
Houston found out, playing against someone with
two copies of WAFF is a nightmare, especially
when you know they're packing it, they haven't
played one yet, and you're trying to make a
"safe" attack into their board. It's a great
combo with Deathlok, because you can lower their
DEF by 5, then lower his ATK by 5, so they stun
and you stun but don't take stun endurance loss.
Tricky tricky. Couple that with Nasty Surprise
being legal in this format too (thanks to
Hellboy), and you're talking about 2-drops that
could stun 6 drops with a couple of cards
played. Off-curve is going to be even scarier to
attack into now, with those kinds of tricks at
their disposal. I'd love to give WAFF a 5/5, but
I'm going to be conservative, and give it a
4.5/5 instead. Still, it's an autoplay in
limited formats, and I'll definitely be trying
to fit it into my constructed decks for Indy.
Just for the record, that is one of the coolest,
funniest artworks to ever appear on a VS. Card.
What Are Friends For?
Target attacker gets -5 DEF this attack.
You guys know what Nasty Surprise is, right? It
has a picture of Wolverine fighting a bird,
which is also a funny picture. You use Nasty
Surprise and stun a character back. Or combo it
with “Underload”, the sequel to Overload, where
if target character has a Defense lower than
half its printed Defense, stun it.
Underload is not a real card, don’t look for it…