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Disguised Threat

Disguised Threat

Disguised Threat

Type: Event Faction: Cthulhu
Cost: 1
Game Text:
Action: Sacrifice a non-Serpent character to put a Serpent character from your hand into play.
Set: TC
Number: 104
Illustrator: Melissa Findley


Thematically, I love this card. In practice, I'm not sure it's worth a slot in the deck. Are there any Serpents that are that great. Even the best Serpents I wouldn't say are game-changers.
    • RichardPlunkett likes this
Apr 08 2017 12:50 AM

It has a real problem with card disadvantage.

You lose this card and a character to put a new character into play from your hand. So you are down two cards compared to just playing that character naturally. Also, the new character has to be a Serpent, so it's likely 3-4 cost character of modest quality.

The slight acceleration you might get from this isn't worth two cards early and isn't useful later on. If your deck has some reliable way to borrow opposing characters then it might be worth playing, but usually it's a joke.

Right. You are getting a surprise blocker out of the deal, so hopefully you're picking off one of your opponent's vulnerable attackers, which helps the card disadvantage a bit. I think you probably need to be running additional cards that leverage the sacrificing part, such as Ritual of the Lance and the green Prophecy card, for it to start being competitive.

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