Toad: Tongue Lashing (Character Card)

IP:
Marvel
Set:
Uncanny X-Men
Collector #:
<< 59 >>
Rarity:
Common
Character:
Toad
Card:
<< Tongue Lashing >>
Cost:
5
Affiliation:
Max:
4
Ability:
While Toad is active, each opposing non-Sidekick character must attack (if legal).
Opposing characters take 2 damage when they attack.




[top]Clarifications

  • Toad: Tongue Lashing's ability deals 2 damage at the moment when the opponent ends their Main Step. Characters with a defense of 2 or less are knocked out immediately, before they can assign to attack.[1] If a level 3 Toad is spun down during the attack step due to an attacking character's ability (e.g, Black Widow: Tsarina) and now has a burst () face, the burst ability does not trigger because attacker(s) have already been declared.[2]
  • Toad's effect applies to all attacking characters, including Sidekicks.[3]
  • The ability is an extension of Toad's "While active" qualifier, meaning that multiple Toads do not stack.[4]
  • "If legal" and "if able" have the same meaning. In either case, if an opposing character would be required to pay a cost to attack, Toad's ability cannot force them to attack.[5]
  • While active” effects are static effects that are in play as long as that character is in the Field Zone. The Attack Zone is a subset of the Field Zone, so “While active” effects are still active when a character is in the Attack Zone. “While active” effects are not cumulative, i.e. the effects only occur once regardless of how many of that character is active in a player’s Field/Attack Zone (however, if both players have the same character active, the effects will occur once for each player).[6]


[top]Strategy

[top]Uses

[top]Counters

Ability Nullification
  • Constantine: Hellblazer: While Constantine is active, before your opponent's Clear and Draw Step, you may name a character. If that character is fielded this turn, ignore its text until end of turn and it cannot attack this turn.
  • Loki: Loki Laufeyson: While Loki is active, once per turn you may pay to deal 1 damage to a character die. That character die loses all of its abilities until end of turn. You may use this ability whenever you could use a Global Ability.
  • Prismatic Spray: Lesser Spell: All of your opponent's characters lose all their card text until the end of the turn.

Capture
  • Deadman: Boston Brand: When fielded, capture an opposing character. This capture lasts until Deadman leaves play.
  • Gelatinous Cube: Apprentice Ooze: Whenever a character is knocked out during the attack step, you may pay to have Gelatinous Cube capture it. This capture lasts until it is used again.
  • Gelatinous Cube: Master Ooze: Whenever a character is knocked out during the attack step, you may pay to have Gelatinous Cube capture it. This capture lasts until it is used again. Gelatinous Cube may block any number of NPCs.
  • Imprisoned: Basic Action: This die captures any number of opposing characters with a total fielding cost of 2 or less. This effect lasts until canceled or you damage your opponent (return the captured die to the field).
  • Loki: Trickster: When fielded, capture an opposing die of equal or lower level (return it to your opponent's field at the end of the turn).
  • Mind Flayer: Epic Humanoid: When fielded, capture an opposing non- character. This capture lasts until Mind Flayer leaves the field.
  • Minotaur: Paragon Humanoid: When assigned to attack, Minotaur captures one opposing die of a lower level. This die remains captured until the capturing die leaves the field or uses the ability again.
  • Rogue: Anna Marie: When fielded, capture an opposing action die from the used pile or reserve pool. When Rogue attacks, you may use that action for free (with no bursts). Return it to the used pile after the attack step.
  • Rogue: Anna Raven: When fielded, you may capture an opposing die in the used pile (return it at the end of the turn). Spin it to level 1. Rogue copies that die's stats.
  • Rogue: Can't Touch This: When fielded, capture an opposing fielded character (until the end of the turn). Rogue copies that character's stats and abilities.
  • Ultron: Creation: When fielded, capture a target non-Villain character die (return it at end of turn).
  • Ultron Drone: Swarm of Destruction: If this character is KO'd, one of your other fielded characters may capture an opposing character (return it at end of turn).

Damage Reprisal
  • Hulk: Green Goliath: While Hulk is active, whenever either you or Hulk takes damage, Hulk deals 2 damage to each opposing character (no matter how many Hulks are fielded).
    He deals 3 damage instead.

Forced Attack
Forced Block
Knock Out
  • Batarang: Tool of the Bat: KO a level 1 character.
    Instead, KO a level 1 or level 2 character.
    Instead, KO a level 1 or level 2 character and place this die in your Prep Area after using it.
  • Cerebro: Cybernetic Intelligence: Place Cerebro on an X-Men die's card. It remains there until you or a card effect removes it (it is still in the field). When you field a die from that card, knock out one opposing die.
  • Crush Card Virus: Basic Action: Knock out one of your monsters in the field to knock out an opponent's monster up to 1 level higher than yours.
  • Cyborg: Vic Stone: When Cyborg attacks, KO an opposing character that is the same level as Cyborg.
  • Deadpool: Jack: When Deadpool attacks, you may assign an opposing character to block him. At the end of the turn, knock out that character.
  • Punisher: McRook: When Punisher assigns to attack, knock out one target opposing character. Your opponent may prevent this effect by paying 2 life.
  • Purple Worm: Greater Beast: Overcrush (deal excess damage to opponent)
    When assigned to attack, knock out a character (either player's), then deal damage to your opponent equal to that character's level.
  • Psylocke: Kwannon the Assassin: When fielded, you may pay to knock out one character.
  • War Machine: James Rhodes: When fielded, if you have Iron Man fielded, knock out an opponent's character.

Removal
  • Emma Frost: White Queen: When fielded, you may pay to replace an opposing character with a Sidekick from the opponent's used pile.
  • Polymorph: Basic Action: Swap a fielded character with a non-NPC character from that player's used pile. Spin the character to level 1. This does not trigger "when fielded" effects.
  • Storm: African Priestess: When fielded, reroll a target opposing character. If the result is not a character, place that die in your opponent’s used pile.
  • Storm: Goddess of the Plains: When Storm attacks, reroll each of your opponent's characters. Place any die that does not result in a character in your opponent's prep area.


[top]Artwork

Artist: David Finch
Source: X-Men: Legacy (Vol 2008) #209[7]
Art:


[top]References

  1. ^ Toad - Mortimer Toynbee. Wizkids Rules Forum. Retrieved 6-26-2015
  2. ^ Black Widow Tsarina and Toad. Wizkids Rules Forum. Retrieved 7-29-2015.
  3. ^ Toad, Tongue Lashing, Uncanny X-Men, #59, Sidekick attacks. Wizkids Rules Forum. Retrieved 7-16-2015
  4. ^ Multiple Tongue Lashings?. Wizkids.com. Retrieved 7-15-2015.
  5. ^ If legal, if able. Wizkids Rules Forum. Retrieved 7-27-2015.
  6. ^ Marvel Dice Masters FAQ. Wizkids.com. Retrieved 7-14-2015.
  7. ^ X-Men: Legacy Vol 2008 #209. Marvel Database Wikia. Retrieved 25 July 2015.



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