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Pojo's Duel Masters Card of the Day

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Image from Wizards Duel Master site

  Jabaha’s Automaton
Blastplosion

Card # DM-32


Date Reviewed: 10.19.06

Constructed Average Rating: 5
Limited Average Rating: 4


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

 

DRY 1337

When I first laid eyes on Jabaha’s Automaton I was almost in shock.  The Xenoparts race is mainly derived of creatures that cause trouble and don’t entirely rely on power to get the job done.  Jabaha’s Automaton now provides this cumbersome race with raw power.  Here’s the review:

 

Jabaha’s Automaton

 

Cost: 5

 

Race: Xenoparts

 

Civilization: Fire

 

Type: Evolution

 

Rules Text:

·         Evolution-Put on one of your XenoParts.

·         Power attacker +4000 (While attacking, this creature gets +4000 power.)

·         Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)

 

Power: 6000

 

Like I said before the Xenoparts race isn’t exactly famed for it’s power which is why it was a surprise that Jabaha’s Automaton was released.  For the cost of only 5 mana you get a 6000 power beatstick, which is somewhat less than average but completely manageable.  The best part is that the power actually jumps up to 10,000 when this creature attacks, which is stellar.  A lot of people will have a difficult time going up against this much power.  The double breaker aspect adds a nice little touch and makes a Xenoparts deck very playable.

 

Obviously this guy is an evolution creature and with a cost of only 5 mana we should hope for some cheap evo bait, right?  Let me just say that with Xenoparts you will never be disappointed.  We have a broad selection of very cheap and very dangerous creatures.  As a matter of fact, all the good ones cost only two mana and among them we have the famed Rikabu’s Screwdriver!  How crazy is that?  Not only can Rikabu’s Screwdriver evolve into a huge heavyweight but it can clear the path of blockers until it’s time to summon the big guy.  Check out the rest of the roster:  Brad’s Cutter (shield trigger creature), Vorg’s Engine (nuker), and Gigio’s hammer (power boost).  All of them are deadly in their own respect.

 

In today’s meta an evolution creature is only as good as the sum of its parts.  But looking at all of the incredible creatures we get to choose from I’ll say that Jabaha’s Automaton is top notch!  Aggressive duelists are going to love this.

 

The Good:  The creature itself is great but the evo bait really makes it shine!

 

The Bad:  Xenoparts are weak for the most part so you’ll have to either find a way to clear the path or protect our little friends.

 

The Ugly:  I love the power but the Xenoparts weenies come with better effects… but I guess that’s what makes a deck like this so well-balanced.

 

 

Constructed Rating: 5/5 – Yes, I gave it a perfect, go ahead and sneer.  In my opinion anything that evolves from Rikabu’s Screwdriver and attacks for 10,000 power deserves all the hype.  On top of that you have a wide range of evo bait that costs only 2 mana.  This thing is just perfect

 

Limited Rating: 4/5 –  I got 1st place in my prerelease with this card (thank you Brad’s Cutter).  Once you summon it the game is pretty much done.

 

Please feel free to post your comments, questions, and/or objections on the Message Board and I’ll be more than happy to respond.  Happy dueling!

- DRY 1337

 


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