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Pojo's Duel Masters Card of the Day
 


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  Gigabolver

DM-04
Card # 24/46



Date Reviewed: 9.27.04


Constructed Average Rating: 2.25
Limited Average Rating: 2.50

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


Scott
Gerhardt
* Game Store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

Multiple M:TG Pro Tour Appearances

I see we're getting into a little cross-color hate.  I like it - makes the decks more fun.  This particular little one keeps your opponent from triggering a Holy Awe on you - certainly a worthwhile ability.  Unfortunately, that's all it really does.  I'm not convinced that makes him good enough.  Interesting if your local metagame is heavy light, but otherwise does not tend to make the cut

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3.5


cecillbill

(Top 4 at
2004 GenCon
Championship)
GIGABOLVER
Currently the Chimera aren't a race of creatures that instill fear or excitiment in the hearts of players. After all, this is the race that claims Gigaberos. But, Gigabolver does have an interesting effect tailor-made for a predominately Light meta. Hey, does such a place exist? I wonder...

PROS:
#1. Halts the shield trigger abilities of Light spells. Light can sometimes starve for a Holy Awe off the trigger. Could be tons of fun to drop the turn you're making an attack run following a Scarlett Skyterror or Crystal Paladin drop.

#2. Fits Darkness' new anti-Light focus in the set. If you're playing Darkness in a meta that sees a lot of D-Cut or Tap-heavy decks, then here's a card to play test. Drop it the turn you're going to finish off a player--so that Holy Awe doesn't block your path to victory.

CONS:
#1. As the game stands now, the only Light trigger spell you hate seeing is Holy Awe. The others are spell fishers (tho you know that means Cutter or Awe is coming) or simply taps 1 of your guys.

#2. 3000 for 4 mana means its easy to kill with spells like Smoke, Flame, Pit, and could die easily to blocker and other creature hits.

RATING:
2/5. A neat drop at the right moment in the right meta.

Bill Gill
(aka Pojo)
This seems like one of those cards that would be great in a sideboard.  If Duel Masters had sideboards like they have in Magic: The Gathering or YuGiOh, then I could see this card being something to I'd definitely consider putting in it. But alas, DM doesn't use sideboards. 

Instead, this is totally a Metagame game card.  If Diamond Cutter decks are all the rage where you play, then I could see you playing this.  4 for 3,000 certainly isn't special enough to be playing on it's own.  I guess it depend on how badly you need it to stop Holy Awe?

The DM-04 set of cards appear to reward players for playing multiple color decks.  Maybe I'll have different thoughts on this card once DM-04 is fully released in November.

Pojo's Ratings:

Constructed 1.5
Limited 1.5

 

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