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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day
Date Reviewed: 05.09.07
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
3 Cost Plot Twist
Basicly: You can only play it if all of your
characters are Marvel Defenders. Then, you
discard a card, and you can ready any number of
backup characters you control, and they can't
attack this turn.
I'm not sure about this card. I keep going back
and forth on it, reading it, and checking cards
with Backup, seeing things that I do and don't
The ability to ready any number of Backup
characters may be useful somewhere, but I'm not
seeing it. You can only use Backup powers during
your build phase, so The Order doesn't get
played during combat or anything. You can't
attack with the characters readied this way. The
best you can hope for is to us The Order during
your build step and get a double benefit out of
your Backup powers. I can see where making the
Gargoyle a -7/14 could be a great way to keep
you alive... but it just doesn't seem that
reasonable to me. Especially if you have to
discard a card to go along with it. Is there a
Backup character that lets you draw a card? I
If there is something I'm not seeing here,
please... email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Like I've said, I'm a casual player, not
tourney. I'm open to hearing the opinions of
Overall: 2/5 (The best I can see is for 'exhaust'
costs on plot twists, so not totally useless)
(Plot Twist: 3):
“Play only if all characters you control have
the Marvel Defenders affiliation.
Discard a card. If you do, ready any number of
target backup characters you control. Those
characters can't attack this turn”.
Anybody seen much of the new MTU set? Well it’s
got The Defenders in it. And they rock.
The Defenders is a new team in the set that
lives and dies by taking one guy and making
him/her absolutely freaking huge. With that in
mind, The Order is the key to a Defenders deck.
Put simply The Defenders need backup. And backup
needs The Order and the Justice League needs you
Backup effect required activation in the build
phase and tend to be altruistic in that they
usually benefit a character other than the one
you have exhausted.
Using a line of backup characters like Red
Guardian on turn 2 (gives +4 attack), Hellcat on
3 (gives +2/2), Sam Parrington on 4 (gives the
ability to swing twice) e.t.c., you have a
majorly pumped attacker on 5. Be it Moon Knight
or Hulk, or Dr Strange or whoever. Then you play
The Order. Then it gets silly.
Defenders builds vary. Some may favour defence,
with plot twists like Defenders Defend (+3 def)
and cards like Gargoyle providing a walll,
others (Hulk Smash) go to increasing Hulk on 5
(gains 1/1 counter when exhausted), or maybe
even using the gosh darn awesome Moon Knight,
depending on how you want to play. That said all
builds have The Order in common, which is
utilised to re-use the crucial backup effects.
Since backup effects activate in the build phase
you can end up with plenty of exhausted
characters that can't attack. This can lead to
many vulnerable, un-reinforcable characters. By
using The Order you can ready them so you can
reinforce against enemy attacks or alternately
use cards like Sanctum Sanctorum, or Crimson
Bands which requires you to exhaust characters
for great effects. Or you could just backup
everything again to make Hulk really, really,
strong. Well I mean you can, if like me, you
have everything in order.
Get it, in order, like The Order, but, get
it...ah man I kill me.
5/5: For a Defenders deck.