We’re on our way to the launch of MetaX at SDCC 2017, and what better way to get pumped up, with a full reveal of our remaining spoilers for the upcoming Justice League set. As noted on the Panini Games blog, there will be a small first look at the cards with Starters and Boosters available in small numbers at the stand, with promos to give out every day.
First up, we’ll look at two of our Character cards left to reveal;
Super Boy offers some great flexibility when dealing with Battle Cards that are attached in play. On the offense, he can help you regain a battle card attached to your opponent’s Character, to help fuel your own attack that phase to reuse the effect of the card during the Battle Step. Or defensively, he can help you remove some of the damage attached to your own Characters by discarding a Battle Card. This offers options for most archetypes to leverage his effect.
Black Adam may look a little rough with his drawback on playing him, but if you team him with the recently revealed Vixen, he offers a little more than you’d expect. By teaming with her, you can cycle a dead card from your hand to draw a new one. His effect is also to offset his huge MP gain and amazing stats. Offering access to Rank 7 Strength, and Rank 6 Special Battle Cards gives him a huge pool of amazing effects.
Battle Frenzy is something that will work its way into more Aggro archetypes, by offering a way to replenish your hand at the end of the turn after unloading with a flurry of attacks. With the potential to draw up to three new cards at the end of the turn, you can help keep the pressure up on your opponent.
Push and Pull is amazing when teamed with Characters like Ra’s Al Ghul and Blue Beetle by offering you more ways of adding up to Rank 5 Characters into play quickly to gain the draw effect. With another way to replenish your hand with an extra 3 cards, this card could see a lot of play in decks focusing on those characters to flood the board.
This Rank 7 Special Battle Card may be hard to pull off, but at 0 MP the cost to draw an extra 3 cards into your hand is amazing. All the starter versions of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are quite resilient with their 3 separate stats, so hopefully you can make use of this combo.
Our last preview is this Rank 7 Strength Battle card. This is another card with a low cost, with a high barrier to overcome to wanting to use the effect. But with a few cards that offer ways to filter useful cards back into your deck or hand, the discard effect may help sift through your deck. This adds some awesome firepower to aggro decks to offer the threat of pushing two potential defenders for that turn.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our first look at MetaX. We’ll both be at SDCC this weekend so feel free to say hi if you’re at the Con.
– Trent and Kristel