Wesley's STCCG card of the day #154

Hi, folks,

already COTD time again ? Damn are 24 hours just short :-) How about an...


Artifact, rare AU.
Place in hand until played as an Interrupt card to allow 3 through Devidian Door OR double Devidian Foragers (to four personnel) OR double Empathic Touch. (AU icon)
"Disguised serpentine alien device used by the Devidians. When irradiated with the correct energy, the head comes alive and allows Devidians to control their time travel."
So this is the first card that cannot be used on its own at all.
Now, its three uses:

1) Triple a Devidian door. I think I've already detailed the advantages of this play in the Devidian Door article. If you want to use the door effectively, this card is close to being a must.

2) Double Devidian Foragers. Hmmm, nice card that one if you need a lot of attribute points (did anyone say Brute Force ?) or if your opponent just tries to Res-Q somebody out of his discard (snatch him away and just forget the bonus you won't be able to use effectively on your opponent's turn). Double that and you'll get a cute li'l 40/43/45 Data you might find numerous uses for. Too bad it's just until end of turn and it does not add skills. Not really worth that much as you're not that often short on attributes. However the combo makes for a nice "oops" if you are about to be struck by some nasty Dilemma. Just remember you have to use it BEFORE counting values...

3) Double Empathic touch. Hmmm, we will probably have to wait some time before we can evaluate this combo. If it is as good as the Eyes in the Dark (a card that really got me confused :-( ) we might see an alternative use for the cane someday.

Now for (2) and (3) you might say "Why go through all the pain - I'll just double up the relevant interrupt" and you're not that wrong about this. However, the interrupt will occupy a place in your draw deck which is often not a desirable thing(TM) especially if you're playing a speed deck. Also I consider the latter two only an emergency alternative. The real use is #1.

Favorite combo(s):
Ratings for : OPHIDIAN CANE

Wesley's rating:                5.5
Cole's rating:                  6.5
Hal's rating:                   8.9
Heather's rating:               5.0
John's rating:                  6.5
Lore's rating:                  ---
Jack's rating:                  6.0
Matt's rating:                  ---
Mike's rating:                  7.9
Movar's rating:                 8.0
Serge's rating:                10.0
Tony's rating:                  8.0
Owen's rating:                  8.1
Ian's rating:                   7.0
AVERAGE RATING:                 7.3

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