Confusing Card of the Week #16 – Manticore, Greater Beast

Posted: November 30, 2015 in CCW, Confusing Card of the Week, Rules
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Greetings Fellow Dice Masters!

Today we’re going to take a look at Manticore, Greater Beast from the Dungeons and Dragons Battle for Faerûn set.

Manticore, Greater Beast

Ruling
Maticore is one of those cards that has really weird wording. As long as you have a Manticore in the field zone, whenever your opponent fields a character, that character takes one damage.

Example One:
I have a Manticore active. My opponent fields a Black Widow. Black Widow takes one damage. My opponent fields a Sidekick. The Sidekick takes one damage.

Example Two:
I have two Manticore active. My opponent fields a Black Widow. Black Widow takes one damage. My opponent fields a Sidekick. The Sidekick takes one damage. They still only take one damage because Manticore’s ability happens only while it’s active, regardless how many you have.

If the character’s defense is a one after it’s put into the field, then Manticore is going to KO it.

Competitive Play Rating
I like Maticore for a potential rogue build. Maticore can shut down Gobby Bomb teams because he KOs the Sidekicks that Gobby needs. He’s not the most effective method, but he does work. There are other teams that he could work on in the rogue scene. I don’t see many teams using him, but I think he could be useful in the right meta. His purchase cost is about right for a rogue build an his defense is good. His fielding cost isn’t the best, but it certainly isn’t the worst, and it’s definitely manageable. If you’re looking for something to add to a team and you just can’t find a card you like, this addition might not be a bad idea. That extra one damage on a character could be the difference between a loss and a win.

Manticore, Greater Beast gets a competitive play rating of three out of five stars.
3 Stars

Casual Play Rating
I don’t believe that Manticore is too powerful for casual. I actually think he’s pretty good. The only thing dragging down his rating is his wording. Even with a simple explanation, he could still cause some confusion. I think someone could build a unique, fun team by adding him to a few other combo cards and make it an interesting game.

Manticore, Greater Beast gets a casual play rating of three out of five stars.
3 Stars

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