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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Ego Gem

Card #MTU-211


Date Reviewed: 06.29.07

Constructed Rating: 4.33
Limited Average Rating: 5.00

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

Jason Bunch
Level 2 Judge
Well, as exciting as yesterday's World's Finest preview was, we've still got some MTU cards to look at before the next set is released. I'm trying to pick cards that will make an impact on the next PC, and I think Hulk will be a big draft player, and might even make his way into the Constructed decks.

His stats are great, 16/16 is about as good as it gets for a 7-drop. Crime Lords isn't a well-represented team at all, but Hulk's effect is what I want to focus on today. A good off-initiative 7-drop is hard to find; although Constructed games tend to go quicker than 7 turns, this format has enough stall that Turn 7 may shop up more than you expect. Hulk combos well with one of my other favorite cards from MTU: Poker Night. Exhaust someone for Poker Night, Activate Hulk, and send your opponent's 7-drop (assuming they play one) to their hand. If they're team attacking, you can bounce either of the attackers, and the other one is all but guaranteed to get stunned. It's an unexpected play, and it forces your opponent into uncomfortable attacks, and that's always in your advantage.

He's even better in a Limited format, simply because he's a huge beatstick on your initiative, and because of his effect on the off initiatives. Let your opponent waste some attack pumps trying to swing into Hulk, then use his effect to bounce the character and render those plot twists useless.

xstreamzero Ego Gem

Best gem ever made…

Ego Gem
Unique/Infinity Gem
Whenver equipped character becomes stunned, you may return Ego Gem to its owner’s hand.
Equipped character has “Activate > Draw a card. Use only during the combat phase.”

Equip it to your 1 drop or your free character, and draw 3 cards every turn. And never lose Ego Gem since it always bounces. Goes great in any deck. Goes wonderful on a character with Evasion, making Ego Gem indestructible. Acceleration is good.

Modern Age: 5/5
Silver Age: 5/5
Golden Age: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Broken much?

Wow... sorry about missing yesterdays review.  On with todays!!!

Ego Gem (Unique, Infinity Gem)

0 cost Equipment

Whenever equipped character becomes stunned, you may return Ego Gem to its owners hand.

Equipped character has "Activate >> Draw a card.  Use only during the combat phase.".

Holy Handgrenades, Dr. Strange!  Wow.  This is a pretty freakin' awsome card.  I mean, like WOW.  I need 4 for each of my decks.  I find myself sitting here re-reading it, trying to see what I'm missing.  So, you equip it to a character and activate that character to draw a card.  Thats it.  No drawback.  It costs 0 to play.  TOO good.  And if the character is stunned, you can return Ego Gem to your hand?  What is up with that?  Skull Clamp anyone??  Card draw in this game is sparce, at best.  This card is great.  I love it.  OK, so you can only use it during the Combat phase.  That is a pretty weak drawback.

If there is something that I'm missing here, please feel free to email me at:

Sealed: 5/5

Constructed: 5/5

No matter how you cut it, free card draw is good in any game.

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