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Pojo's Duel Masters Card of the Day

laveil_seeker_of_catastrophe
Image from Wizards Duel Master site
 

  Laveil, Seeker of Catastrophe
Stomp-a-Trons of Invincible Wrath

Card # DM-S2


Date Reviewed: 01.10.06

Constructed Average Rating: 2.7
Limited Average Rating: 2.7


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

 

Matrixzero

 

Name: Laveil, Seeker of Catastrophe
Cost: 8
Race: Mecha Thunder
Civilization: Light
Type: Creature

Rules Text:
Blocker (Whenever an opponent's creature attacks, you may tap this creature
to stop the attack. Then the 2 creatures battle.)
At the end of each of your turns, you may untap this creature.

Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)
Power: 8500
Mana Number: 1
Artist: Masaki Hirooka
Rarity: S
Collector Number: S2
Set: Stomp-a-Trons of Invincible Wrath

Civilization: It blocks, it un-taps, it double breaks, it slices, it dices, it cures the common cold! It has the big light abilitys.

Effect: Lots of effects here. First off you see 8 mana for a 8500 creature with double breaker, kinda meh when we all ready have a card that cost 7 for 9000 power and double breaker. But then we see it has blocker, also meh when we see that we also have a card that cost 6 for a 9000 blocker. But then we see the last ability, un-taps at the end of the turn. So you can attack and block with out having to choose one or the other. the only thing is the high cost it has on it, but it can block a baza.

Cost; I don't know where to start. Expect the double breaker to be free since it cost more than 6 and has more than 6000 power and can attack. It has a higher power than it's cost which is seen in other cards, it has blocker but can attack which usally cost 1. And can un-tap, which usally cost I don't know, 1000 power. Because of all the tools this guy has and the power behind it I'm going to say that it has a fair cost.

Constructed: 3/5 while it is a good card, it just comes out too late and is too slow.
limited: 3.5/5 while it does come out late here it is big and has its uses, blocking the random baza someone pulled.
 
Ferret Mage Laveil, Seeker of Catastrophe
Cost: 8
Race: Mecha Thunder
Civilization: Light
Power: 8500
Effect:
-Blocker (Whenever an opponent's creature attack, you may tap this creature to stop the attack. Then the 2 creatures battle.)
-At the end of each of your turns, you may untap this creature.
-Double Breaker

It's the week of light!!!! We're going to shine on in with a trio of lights cards, so lets see what the Light Civilization is going to give us.

Cost: 8 Mana is really high. A little bit too high for this creature in fact. It's basically a high powered Ruby Grass minus not being able to attack players and with Double Breaker tacked on. Which isn't saying much because it's standard for any creature costing 6 mana or more to have double breaker. Not to mention that you could summon 8 Light blockers for this same cost

Race: Mecha Thunder!!!!! Mecha Thunders have one evolution out right now, which, A. Cost 5 mana. B. Rawks compared to this card. So this card is unsutable for evo bait as you could use Ur Pale or Misha, the later being the one I'd use.

Power: Ho-Hum. If you want attack power than pick another card, I'd say you just use a whole other Civilization is really wanted wanted some nice attack power. But how about we look at the bright side? It can evade all of Fire's power based kill spells, and it's nice trade off for 8 mana. Buuuuuutttttttt, then again there are cheaper creatures with more power. So sad....

Effect: This area can make or break a card. It breaks. This a card that can hit the battle zone, swing for fences, and then ready itself for a counter attack. Unfortunately, it's blocker effect makes it prone to all cheap blocker kill spells, therefore the ability to block after it attacks can be more of weakness than an advantage.If you want something to block with, then go for some of the much cheaper blockers. The real advantage is that your opponent won't be able to attack with a high power creature, but then again he'll be able to Death Smoke just when you think you got out of danger. Double Breaker is nice, but if you want it that bad then just go for some of the cheaper cards.

So the blocker skill is thrown out, untap has it's disadvantages, and Double Breaker is nothing special, not mention that it's horrible Evo Bait. So I guess this means that this card gets....

Constructed: 1/5 Way to much for what it does, and riddled with disadvantages.
Limited: 1/5 Hmmmmm, cast this, or summon 4 Vess and 4 La Ura Giga?
Art:2/5 It's head, and hands....
 
Zero.exe Name: Laveil, Seeker of Catastrophe
Cost: 8
Race: Mecha Thunder
Civilization: Light
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Blocker (Whenever an opponent's creature attacks, you may tap this creature to stop the attack. Then the 2 creatures battle.) At the end of each of your turns, you may untap this creature.
Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)
Power: 8500
Mana Number: 1
Artist: Masaki Hirooka
Rarity: Super Rare
Collector Number: S2
Set: Stomp-a-Trons of Invincible Wrath

Today's COTD is a card that's not used very commonly, nor is it very powerful to use. From a first look, it downright sucks. But let's not jump to conclusions, shall we?

It's 8 Mana. Now this could be a bad time to say this, as if you started first and summoned this guy, then it's your opponent's turn and he summons Scarlet Skyterror. PWNED.

It's attack is 8500. This barrier is high enough to stop Apocalypse Vise and

lots of other destruction spells, save for Terror Pit and a few others. It's

a Double Breaker, meaning it clears Shields faster than normal. Ooh, it's got Blocker too. Now depending on your Meta, this could be Good, Or Bad. So if you ever plan to play this card, hope that you don't come across Blocker Killers.

Ah, it also has the ability to Untap at the end of turns. Cool. But that would leave it to Deathsmoke, wouldn't it? WRONG. Keyword: May. You may choose to Untap it, or You may not. Keeping it tapped saves you from Deathsmoke. But leaving it open to Fatties. More often than not, the Death Smoke is seen more than the Fatty attacks.

It's a Mecha Thunder, which means it's got an evolution to back it up. Now let's wrap it up. This Mecha Thunder, is a cheap imitation of two creatures.

Why? Here ya go:

It stole Urth's Untap Ability.
It stole Kizar Basiku's Attack, AND Double Breaker, not to mention the Blocker.

Final Ratings?

Constructed: 3/5 (It's decent enough to be played, but requires a lot of attention to be played well.)
Limited: 3/5 (It's from Set 6, so it should go well there.)
Rarity: 3/5 (It's rare enough to be a Super Rare, though a weak one. Trade it or sell it unless you want to keep it or collect it.)

... 9/15.
 

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