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30th November 2005, 10:43 PM
Rockslide Ambush - Portal Three Kingdoms. Uncommon
1R: Sorcery
Rockslide Ambush deals to any one creature damage equal to the number of mountain cards you have in play. (This includes both tapped and untapped mountain cards.)

heh, seems fun. Way better then Volcanic Hammer IMO. Since both are sorcery, they're both on the same playing level. Now, early game, this card would normally deal 2 while volcanic hammer would deal 3. Lategame casual however, this card will be one hell of a removal. In my book, this is better then Volcanic Hammer for removal, howwever, one key flaw of this card is that it deals damage to creatures, not directly to the player. Therefore, volcanic hammer > rockslide ambush. Not to mention, it's going to be kind of hard finding a card for the portals.

The Duck's Rating: 1.5/5

1st December 2005, 12:58 AM

If this thing said "Deal damage to target creature OR player", it would be broken.

1st December 2005, 1:09 AM

If this thing said "Deal damage to target creature OR player", it would be broken.
haha, that would be true...

*late game*
*tap 2* 7 DAMAGE!
*tap 2* 7 DAMAGE!
*tap 2* game :)

Shadow Trainer
1st December 2005, 1:41 AM
An okay card, the ability is nice since it gives you the ability to kill any creature as long as you have enough mountains.The only thing that holds this card back is it's sorcery speed. 3/5

Sergay Wang
1st December 2005, 3:39 AM
Since it can't target players, Volcanic Hammer becomes stronger. Like when comparing Shock to Electrostatic Bolt. Shock wins cause it shoots to the face.

For 1R, I like Pyroclasm a bit more. Hits more and gets around that whole targetting nonsense. And it's a steady 2 damage. Rockslide Ambush can vary if you're playing more then just Mountains.


Also note: Portals will be tournament legal sometime in the future. I forgot the official date, but if you're a Type 1/Legacy player, Portal packs look a bit better then before.

Also, Rockslide Ambush is the same as Splitting Earth IIRC.

1st December 2005, 6:44 PM
Nice card, seeing as how it appears to be completely 1337 for removing singular monsters.
Could easily destroy big decks for a 1R cost, and is Three Kingdoms. Anything thing from Chinese history gets points in my book.
Still iffy though, I prefer Volcanic Hammer, Glacial Bolt, and an array of other spells.
(Always wondered how Glacial Bolt was red...)