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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Crimson Bands of Cyttorak

Card #MTU-067


Date Reviewed: 03.8.07

Constructed Rating: 4.00
Limited Average Rating: 3.00

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

Crimson Bands of Cyttorak

Well, Marvel Defender just got a better Mystical Paralysis. Not only can you exhaust a character other than Dr. Doom, but if you exhaust a 4 drop or lower, they aren't readying for the turn, so they'll be useless going into the next turn. You can only use it when you have the initiative, which isn't too restrictive, and the effect is worth it anyway. You can only exhaust visible characters, but that's not a big worry anyway. If Golden Age were going to happen again any time soon, this would be awesome with Crushing Blow and/or Sucker Punch, but it's still a good play, especially since Marvel Defenders have some good 7 and 8 drops worth stalling towards.

Rating: 4.5/5
FruitBasket Crimson Bands of Cyttorak

Play only if you have the initiative

To play, exhaust a marvel Defenders character

Exhaust target visible character with cost 4 or less. It can’t ready this turn

Today we are looking at some support for the Marvel defenders in the shape of the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak. Dr. Strange has all kinds of mystic toys at his disposal, and todays card shows some of the power of the Sorcerer supreme. First off, the fact that it can only be used on your initiative hurts this card a little. If it was off initiative it would be like a more broken Mystical paralysis, and more of that is what the game doesn’t need.

Still, the ability to trade one of your small back-up Defenders for your opponents 4 drop is always a good deal. Imagine if you will Howard the Duck tiring out Dr. Doom, Diabolic genius. It sure makes me smile. If the defenders team up with a team that has free characters, like for example haywire on squadron supreme or the golden oldie in spider friends it becomes even easier to pay the cost.

Constructed- 3.5 out of 5 Crimson Bands of Cyttorak has potential, but stalling is second to smashing face for the Marvel defenders

Limited- 3.0 out of 5 The score goes up to 4 if you pull Aunt may and a team up, or any other free character

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