After a brutal round of Local Championship events this weekend, Chris Hellmann, winner of the Next Level Games Ringwood Local Championships and Juliano Stadlmann, winner of the Gathering of Worlds Grafton Local Championships event, both requested a new black style preview from Vengeance. Happily, we’ve still got one left in our remaining preview cards to showcase!
Black gets a little more of what it needs when we look at Black Face Kick, a new common from the upcoming Vengeance release. With the parentheses text, using this card in tandem with its good friend Black Shoulder Charge can help create that extra critical damage effect Black style decks might need without relying on pure damage output to create it. Other cards like Black Evasion can help create the effect too, so you can create a little more synergy across the deck.
The secondary effect has its drawbacks. It’s not all the time that Black needs the cards in its discard pile, but potentially banishing your Black Shoulder Charge or other Black Face Kick’s may put a dent in your plan if you need the critical damage effect they create. But, being able to banish 5 of your opponent’s cards is a fairly nice upswing, and may give Black Perceptive Mastery players an added way of stopping their opponent’s discard pile recursion.
The damage output is quite light, and to gain full value, the card may need to make its way into a deck with an MP who can sit in high brackets on a regular basis.
Overall, Black Face Kick could have some nice uses once teamed with some of the cards useful in the Perceptive Mastery builds.
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