Just when we all thought Loveland Frogman couldn’t get any cuter, MetaZoo releases a brand-new set featuring him and other popular beasties as babies! In this article, we’ll be breaking down the first two MetaZoo Valentine’s set spoilers revealed in the official MetaZoo Discord along with a comparison to their adult counterparts. Let’s start off with our favorite magical amphibian: Chibi Loveland Frogman.
Much like the adult version, this little guy comes equipped with a similar card drawing effect and a power that gives you access to multiple types of status effect indicators. However, because our little guy has not quite reached his full potential, both of these effects are nowhere nearly as powerful as the OG.
For starters, the original provides card draw only to the one who contracts it and it’s a recurring effect that doesn’t stop after the turn you contract it. Also, adult Frogman’s power dumps a bucket of status effects on any beastie, essentially rendering them useless for the rest of the game unless your opponent is willing to damage their beastie or has a card on hand that removes status effect indicators. Unless you have Luck Potion on hand, Chibi Frogman only gives you access to the status effect indicator that the die you roll happens to land on.
Another unfortunate downside to Chibi Frogman is that he doesn’t come equipped with the magiproof trait that protects his adult self from being targeted by spells, which means he’ll be pretty easy to remove – especially with only five life points. I do like the fact though that, unlike the OG version, he has the ability to attack if needed, even though he doesn’t deal any damage on his own and I highly doubt most casters will be using him for that purpose. However, there are cards like Halloween Ghost Sheet and Boost Aura that give status effect indicators and damage boosts to beasties’ attacks so if you need him to throw hands, I guess it’s nice to have that option.
Now let’s move on to the only form of the Grim Reaper you’ll ever be able to beat in this game. Even though the chibi version comes equipped with the same immortal trait that the adult version is known for, unlike his adult counterpart, this little guy can be affected by other cards in the game. Therefore, this means he can be wiped out with essentially any form of removal that uses the word “destroy” or relocates him to another area on/off the field. Also, unlike the original, even though his attack is titled “Chibi Death Beam,” he doesn’t have the destroyer trait that would normally kill any beastie he touches. Now he does have a power that may have synergy with another card in the Valentine’s Day or Wilderness set which may give him a similar effect to the destroyer trait, but for now we can only speculate until more cards are revealed. Until then if you plan to attack with him, just make sure it’s on February 14 and that you’re wearing black.
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