Don’s Double

Summary: Anybody still using dodge deck?

 

Comment: Don of Venoa was somewhat a key card in the Set.1 era when I was making Dodge deck.  Since he is double of the Don, I expect the same from him; however, not so sure about this card.  The main reason for the doubt I have in this card is more of the doubt I have for dodge deck itself rather than to this particular card.  With so many different ways to counter dodge now, I am not sure if dodge deck will ever be as popular as it was in the Set.1.  Perhaps, it would have been nice to see some ability such that all dodge possessing creature becomes perfect dodge?

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Slarth on October 13, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    no, but a Corsez/Mana steal deck sounds fun though 🙂

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  2. Posted by Paydak on October 13, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    What are the Corsez Family cards again? Unless there are decent cheap ones that have innate dodge, this card is garbage.

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  3. Posted by houshasen on October 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    @Paydak

    I have not completed my card list section, so other than Don of Venoa, and Assasin, I don’t recall Set.1 Corsez Family. AS for Set.2 & 3 you can see in the following link

    http://eojcards.wordpress.com/category/affiliation/corsez-family/

    Personally, the best Corsez family card is the Venoan Assasin.

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  4. Posted by Anonymous on October 13, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    @Paydak

    Everytime I check the comments you are saying something negative about the new cards. I’m just curious what makes you the authority? Are you that limited that you can’t realize potenial?

    If you use the pay 1 summoning cost for each attack point that creautre has rule then the summoning cost of 5 is justified. This card can potenially be a devastating. For a summoning cost of 5 you get a creature that has 7 HP’s (with field bonus), can deal as much as 18 points of damage. Even if you only have 4 cards in your hand you can attack 2 creatures dealing each creature for 5 HP’s. This card also has the ability to have an adverse effect on your opponents mana if the conditions are met.

    This card can potenially be a big heavy hitter. Has the ability to steal a good amount of mana from you opponent. All for 5 mana. I don’t think that’s unreasonable.

    I do have one question. How much mana would you steal from your opponent if the creature that’s attacked has perfect dodge?

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  5. Posted by Paydak on October 13, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Maybe you’re right. Maybe this will end up being a strong card. But personally, I think the abilities are far too limited to rely on. You can say that he can deal as much as 18 points of damage, but really, how realistic is that? You have to have 8 cards in hand and assuming a natural board state, you have to play him on tile 6 and your opponent has to have creatures on both corners. How often is that situation going to happen? The more likely circumstance is being able to summon him and just damage one creature. Ok, you can get a nice clump of damage in one go with a full hand, but aren’t there better creatures to use within the 5-6 mana range to do close to the same? And do the same while being able to be played on more than 2 specific tiles? As things stand now, the last ability is almost useless unless you’re thinking of teaming him up with Don of Venoa specifically. That’s a pretty heavy mana investment and/or effort to get that up and running. Otherwise, we’re talking a 3 card combo with Don’s Double, a Corsez card, and something with dodge. How useful is that? You’re opponent will just avoid attacking the dodge guy. Not hard to counter. I’ll admit that maybe there’s a use for this guy as a one of in a deck where you’re hand won’t be useless by being bogged down by multiple copies, but honestly, I think there are just better options. Just an opinion. Maybe “garbage” was too strong of a word, but I think you’d be hard pressed to get a level of consistency out of this guy to make him worthwhile. But like I said, if there are some strong innate dodging Corsez cards out there, maybe he could play a supplemental role.

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  6. Posted by Fongy on October 14, 2008 at 3:10 am

    @ anonymous

    I’d watch out for Paydak, he like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – he’ll open a can of whoop-ass on ya!

    @ Paydak

    Yet another ridiculous, arrogant, pompous review of a card that you simply don’t realize the potential of

    @Houshasen

    How long are you going to let Paydak slag of every individual card? It really is damaging your blog, and ruining all the hard work you are putting in

    @ Don’s Double

    Imagine this field 5, after you’ve put a venoa down or shadow diver down? or… blue mimic / cubic and get don of venoa out, then this next to it… risky but fun!

    Come on! Realise the potential, not everyone wants to play a winny deck!

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  7. Not bad, this can do a lot of damage when on water field and the mana stealing ability should be useful if you play this in a corsez deck, the only thing i dont like about this card is that it has 2Blind spots on the sides.

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  8. Posted by Fongy on October 14, 2008 at 5:57 am

    This and capo = great combo!

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  9. Posted by Fongy on October 14, 2008 at 8:31 am

    I’m still trying to create the perfect dodge combo…
    I’m almost there…
    After Set 3 I’ll have it for sure…

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