We’re just three weeks away from the Gencon release of Monsters Unleashed and we here at VSBDB could not be more excited! This week, we’ve been chosen to drop two Inhuman spoilers from the set, and we are quite pumped at their possibilities within the meta!
First up is Captain Swain, the Nuhuman captain to Crystal’s ship – the RIV. After Terrigenesis, Swain ended up growing a Prehensile Tail. Fun times. Like the other Inhumans spoiled thus far, Captain Swain has the keyword Terrigenesis, which nets two +1/+1 counters if Swain is exhausted after she appears. Her Telempathic Nudge, which can potentially net you a free super power the turn she enters play, is guaranteed to pop up in decks at Gencon.
Captain Swain’s Nudge reminds us loosely of Iron Man’s Inventive location flip, in that it will enable some pretty abusive super powers. Nudge is limited to Supporting Characters, which is a bummer, but still makes for some fun (and cheap!) times. Combo’d with Punisher, he gets a free Perfect Position shot for the turn. Or, you could drop Swain and with Thanos SC in play and get a nice, free Welcome Death. There’s also nothing like having The Collector freely adding to his collection! OR a Turn 3 Pixie + Swain for a free Dust!
Just remember: Captain Swain’s Nudge reduces the cost of the super power, but doesn’t change the power type. That means if Jessica Jones SC is in play, her Protection still stops you, regardless if the power was free.
In terms of playability, Captain Swain is certain to land in several decks as a result of her combo possibilities. At worst, she’s a 1drop 3/3 (don’t attack!), which isn’t bad by a long shot!
Check back later today for our second article spoiling another Inhuman!