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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Dark Bargain

Card #MTU-159


Date Reviewed: 06.07.07

Constructed Rating: 3.00
Limited Average Rating: 2.00

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

Dark Bargain

3 cost Plot Twist

To play, put a character card from your KO'd pile on the bottom of your deck.

Recover target stunned Underworld character you control if its cost is less than that cards cost.

Well. This is an interesting cool card. Normally, I'm not fond of Underworld, but over the last few weeks, I've seen some pretty cool cards for them. Dark Bargain is pretty solid. At the cost of putting a Character from your KO'd pile on the bottom of your deck, you can recover a stunned Underworld character. Sure, it has to cost less than the card removed from your KO'd pile... but that shouldn't be TOO hard to do. Interesting. VERY interesting.

Sealed: 2/5 You may not get enough Underworld characters to make this card useful here.

Constructed: 3/5
Si "Hitman" Parkes Dark Bargain
Cost 3
Plot Twist

It’s an underworld card which has something to do with the KO’d pile. Looks like the bookies take a beating.

(That joke has to do with the fact that 99.9% of Underworld cards have something to do with the KO’d pile).

Dark Bargain isn’t great. It’s situational, depending on what cards you have in your KO’d pile relative to what cards you have on the field. So that’s not great. Whatever card you choose to move to the bottom or your deck, you are also losing the potential options that you gain from having that card in your KO’d pile. So that’s not great either.

It can potentially recover a stunned Underworld character, and it can do it before wrap-up. However since there are so many cards which benefit/protect stunned characters that are viable for an Underworld deck (see all previous Underworld card reviews ever), you really don’t need to use sub-par card to try and save them.

Sealed: 2
Constructed: 2


“You must learn the ways of the force if you are to come with me to Alderaan”
xstreamzero Dark Bargain

Another good plot twist for an already good team…

Dark Bargain
Plot Twist/3
To play, put a character card from your KO’d pile on the bottom of your deck.
Recover target stunned Underworld character you control if its cost is less than that card’s cost.

This is the one of two cards I can think of that gives you a free recovery at virtually no cost (the other being Xorn). Some cards require discard, some require exhaustion, this requires nothing other than putting a character from your KO’d pile on the bottom of your deck. And that’s extremely easy to do in an Underworld deck, Dark Dimension, Death’s Embrace, Straight to the Grave, or simply milling the top of the deck. In an Underworld deck, or even a team-up, this card is very good.

Marvel Modern: 4/5
Silver Age: 4/5
Golden Age: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

Again, not too shabby.


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