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Confusing Card of the Week #44 - Scarecrow, Legion of Doom

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Today, we're going to take a look at Scarecrow, Legion of Doom from the DC Legion of Doom OP Kit. I typically try to avoid Organized Play cards for CCW articles, but since this is a meta card, I felt I could deviate this week.

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Ruling - Ability

Scarecrow's ability says that while he's active, characters with an attack of two or less cannot attack you. 'While Active' abilities do not trigger for each of the character's dice in the Field Zone - It only checks to see that there is at least one of the character's dice in the Field Zone. The best example for 'While Active' abilities that I've seen is to think of them like a light switch - either it's on or it's off.

When Scarecrow is active, the only characters that can attack are ones that have an attack of three or greater. A player can boost the attack of a character in order to get around Scarecrow's ability. The attack increase must be done before the Attack Step.

Example:

~ I have one Sidekick in the Field Zone and my opponent has Scarecrow active in the Field Zone.
~ During my Main Step, I use the Global on Anger Issues two times to increase my Sidekick's attack by two, for a total of three.
~ I can now attack with my Sidekick.


Max Dice

Most of the character cards in Dice Masters have a max dice number of four. There are lots of cards that have a different mas dice number and Scarecrow is one of them. His max dice number is two. Always remember to check your dice numbers!

Official Sources

Here is the official Ruling.

Competitive Play Rating

Scarecrow is a one of the key meta characters that slows down or even stops Bard Blitz. While Blitz is not seeing a ton of play now in major meta scenes, it could still be big in local metas. I give Scarecrow a rogue team rating of three stars, but keep in mind that a three star rating doesn't mean it's not as good as other meta cards - it just means that he's a rogue card which isn't seen on every team. Scarecrow does see play in the major meta, but with a lack of Blitz, he doesn't really shine. He is a great card if the meta you're in has low attack stat characters as key attackers.

Scarecrow, Legion of Doom gets a competitive play rating of three out of five stars.
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Casual Play Rating

For casual play, if you can get your hands on a Scarecrow, he can be great. Many casual players will use Sidekicks as attackers, without a stat booster. There are tons of other characters with low attack stats that see lots of casual play. Scarecrow can be a thought provoking card for beginners and help teach them how to find ways around cards. His TFC is only three, with a cost of one on each level, and his defense is kinda beefy on each side. He's also a Mask character and he only costs four energy. I could easily recommend Scarecrow for any player of any skill level.

Scarecrow, Legion of Doom gets a casual play rating of four out of five stars.
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Updated 07-19-2016 at 10:25 AM by DiceDiceKitty

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  1. pk2317's Avatar
    Very good article! Something to maybe highlight, unlike 99% of the cards in the game, this one actually does have a Max Dice less than the usual 4.
  2. msteele999's Avatar
    That's a great catch - I rarely even look at the Max Dice info.

    So this begs the question - why only two dice?

    Hmm - maybe a blog about which cards have less that four dice max ...
  3. DiceDiceKitty's Avatar
    I'm kinda kicking myself now. I added it and will be sure to include that in others that don't have a max dice four. I thought about adding it in before publishing and I was like, 'nah, folks will laugh at me for mentioning it' - I was obviously wrong! Lesson learned! lol