Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! This time, we will be going over some of my most hated cards. Now, let’s have a brawl!
Coldlight Oracle Tribe: Murloc Mana Cost: 3 Rarity: Rare Attack: 2 Health: 2 Appearance: An Angler Fish-like Murloc with sharp teeth. Battlecry: Each player draws 2 cards.
I used to really enjoy this card, but the Rogue strategy with it is the most infuriating thing in the game. The Rogue can use Shadowstep, a card that returns a monster to the owner’s hand where it costs 2 less mana. Rogues would spam the hell out of this making you lose tons of important plays. Luckily, the card isn’t allowed in Standard Format, but in Wild, it’s still a major pain in the ass.
Poisoned Blade Type: Weapon Class: Rogue Appearance: A literal poisoned blade. Mana Cost 4 Rarity: Epic Attack: 1 Durability: 3 Effect: Your Hero Power gives this weapon +1 Attack instead of replacing it.
Here we have an incredibly pathetic and slow Rogue Weapon. It essentially deletes your Hero Power to gives this shitty card power. Having to pay 2 mana to give this weapon a measly +1 attack makes this card nearly unplayable. There are so many great Rogue Weapons, so don’t even give this one a try.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another Yu-Gi-Oh post! This week, we’ll be covering Kajiki Ryota’s (Mako Tsunami’s) favorite card attribute, Water. Monsters in this card category range from incredible Beatsticks, to stealthy killers. Now, let’s take a look at some awesome hydro creatures!
Blizzard Princess Type: Spellcaster/ Effect Attribute: Water 8 Stars ATK/ 2800 DEF/ 2100 Appearance: A blue-haired princess with an ice staff and ball-and-chain. Effect: You can Tribute Summon this card in face-up Attack Position by Tributing 1 Spellcaster-Type monster. After this card was Normal Summoned, your opponent cannot activate Spell/Trap Cards for the rest of that turn.
This is one of Alexis Rhodes’ key monsters, and oh boy, it’s a good one! Being able to summon an 8-star monster with one tribute is always a good thing. Also, the negation of your opponent’s Spells and Traps for the rest of the turn can really throw a wrench in their plan. Its large body is also kind of difficult to get rid of.
Gendo the Aesthetic Monk Type: Spellcaster/Effect Attribute: Water 4 Stars ATK/ 300 DEF/1800 Appearance: A monk with a demon mask meditating. Effect: Face-up Attack Position monsters on the field cannot activate their effects. This Defense Position card cannot be targeted, or destroyed by card effects.
Originally, I thought that this card had pretty pathetic stats, until I read its awesome effect. A non-targetable monster is very hard to take care of without battling it, and its defense isn’t half bad.
Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to look at some more obscure characters. Now, let’s begin!
Scrambler Real Name: Kim ll Sung Status: Super-villain (Deceased) First Appeared: The Uncanny X-Men #210 (October 1st, 1986) Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Disruption of any living or mechanical system upon touching it. Also, he can mess with the nervous system, causing people to become immobilized, become unconscious, or have seizures.
Kim was an absolutely ruthless member of Mr. Sinister’s Marauders. He took much pleasure in slaughtering the Morlocks. His incredible powers did massive damage to the underground dwellers, and he nearly made Wolverine lose an eye. He met his end in an extremely brutal way at the hands of X-23. She sliced off the villain’s arms, and graphically mutilated his body.
Sentry Real Name: Robert Reynolds Status: Hero First Appeared: Sentry#1 (September 2000) Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Flight, Empowered by solar energy, Immense superhuman strength, Incredibly fast, Invulnerability, Can control light.
Before Robert was the ridiculously powerful super hero, he was a pathetic meth addict. During one of his benders, he broke into a lab and stole a secret serum. The serum endowed the addict with incredible powers, and he changed his life around to fight crime. He also met the villainous Void, a physical manifestation of his dark side. The Void tried to take over Asgard, but was finally destroyed by the hero. Robert now serves as a valuable member of the Avengers.
Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for some more tropes! Now, let’s begin!
Eldrich Abomination: This is a trope that Lovecraft and Giger fashioned their entire aesthetic around it. The trope deals with any type of entity that seems to defy logic. They usually are extremely powerful and very grotesque in nature. Some examples include; The original abomination, Cthulu. Cthulu was created by H.P. Lovecraft, and is depicted as an immensely large, octopus-headed monstrosity with an insanity-inducing stare. Next, we have the Ultra Beasts from Pokemon Sun and Moon. These legendary Pokemon are unlike any creatures in the series. We have Buzzwole, an extremely dangerous and steroid-filled mosquito. We also have Guzzlord, a massive Cephalothorax with a never filled appetite. Lastly, we have Korrok from the excellent Cult Film and Book, John Dies At The End. Korrok is the embodiment of evil that creates all the monsters. It’s depicted as a giant entity made up of multiple animal parts. The entity gains knowledge by eating people.
(Behold the mighty Korrok!)
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: This is one of the most common Anime Tropes in existence. It deals with characters in shows with abnormally colored hair. Some examples include; Nel’s green hair from Bleach, Ramona’s ever-changing hair in Scott Pilgrim, 2D’s blue hair from the band, the Gorillaz.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another card post! This time, we’ll be covering some of the strangest cards in Yu-Gi-Oh. Now, let’s Duel!
Boar Solider Type: Beast-Warrior/Effect 4 Stars Attribute: Earth Appearance: A boar warrior with a giant hammer. ATK/ 2000 DEF/ 500 Effect: If this card is Normal Summoned, destroy this card. If your opponent controls 1 or more monsters, decrease the ATK of this card by 1000 points.
At first glance, minus the effect, this looks like a pretty formidable monster. Unfortunately, its effect makes it nearly unplayable. It does have synergies with Skill Drain, but you’re just wasting resources to keep this pathetic creature alive.
Savage ColosseumType: Field Spell Appearance: An ominous arena with skull-shaped sky. Effect: If a monster attacks, at the end of the Damage Step: Its controller gains 300 LP. All monsters must attack, if able. During each End Phase: Destroy all face-up Attack Position monsters the turn player controls, that did not declare an attack.
This is a super fun and strange Field Spell that makes both players play very aggressively. The small LP gain is not where this card shines. The forced attacking of monsters is quite insane, and both players have many opportunities to trap their opponents.