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Superstar Spotlight: Summer Rae
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:32:40 AM »
Alright, here it is the return of Superstar Spotlight! Just for a refresher, if you are curious about ANY superstar send me a message and I'll spotlight your request. This will include Revolution superstars as well. I will also allow for previously done superstars to be revisited as well. This game changes with every set, so I have no issue with repeated superstars. That being said here is our next superstar.

Please keep those requests coming. Today's is another 'request' in Summer Rae!!!!!



1.)  How viable is this superstar?
2.)  Is there a Superstar Specific Card that you'd like to spotlight?  
3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?
4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual 
5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?



Summer Rae
Starting Hand Size: 7     Superstar Value: 1
Diva Superstar Ability: When your maneuver with 'precision' in the title is unsuccessfully played, you may put it on the bottom of your Arsenal instead.
You can pack Summer of Slam and Superior Leg Work (it is F:0 and not Raw).
V8

Fandango's Femme Fatale
Backstage Card
When your maneuver with 'precision' in the title is unsuccessfully played, choose one: your opponent puts 1 random card from his hand on the bottom of his Arsenal, or he discards 1 random Backlash card; when you have lower Fortitude and fewer cards in hand, choose both options, and when you have at least 5 lower Fortitude, you may put Superior Leg Work from your Backlash or Ringside into your Ring.
Unique     RMS logo
V8

Backed by the BFFs
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked. This card does not take up a Pre-match slot in your Ring.
At the end of the Pre-match phase, draw 3 cards, discard 3 cards, and put up to 3 cards from Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal.
When you are Summer Rae, your maneuvers are -1F for every different non-Backlash card in your Ring that is either Summer Rae-specific, or is a non-Run-in Action with 'diva' in the text or title.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     NXT logo
V8

It's Summer Time
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
Your Summer Rae-specific maneuvers and your maneuvers with 'kick', 'leg', 'snap', or 'spin' in the title are also considered to have 'precision' in the title, and your maneuvers with 'precision' in the title are -2F for each maneuver with 'precision' in the title in your Ring.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
V8

Summer of Slam
Pre-match Event
At the end of the Pre-match phase, if your Superstar opponent is not on this card, he must randomly discard 1 card from his Backlash deck to his Ringside pile.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
PRO
   ---OR---
Summer of Slam - Throwback
Pre-match Event
Your opponent randomly discards 2 cards from his Backlash deck. 
F: 0     D: 0     Unique
SS3

Summer Rae's Indian Deathlock
Mid-match Submission / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is +6D.
As a reversal, reverse any non-Unique Submission or non-Superstar-specific Mid-match maneuver; when that maneuver has 'panic' in the title, your opponent discards 2 cards.
F: 8     D: 4     SV: 1     Unique
V8

Superior Leg Work
Mid-match Action 
When this card is in your Ring area, when you successfully play a maneuver, draw 1 card or your opponent discards 1 card. 
F: 5     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
DO
   ---OR---
Superior Leg Work - Throwback
Mid-match Action 
When this card is in your Ring area, when you successfully play a maneuver, draw 1 card or your opponent discards 1 card.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
SS3
Summer's Hair-Pull Slam
Grapple / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is -6F, and when your opponent is a female Superstar or when played after a successfully played maneuver, cannot be reversed from hand or Backlash.
As a reversal, ignore any reversal restrictions from a card with 'clutch' or 'diva' in the title or text, and reverse any card with 'clutch' or 'diva' in the title or text.
F: 6     D: 4     Unique
V8

Summer's Corner Boot Choke
Submission / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is +4D and cannot be reversed by A Revolution of the Mind; your opponent discards 1 card.
As a reversal, reverse any card with 'turnbuckle' in the text.
F: 8     D: 4     Unique
V8

Summer's Spinning Heel Kick
Strike
When played, you may overturn up to 5 cards, and this card is -2F for each card overturned.
Shuffle up to 3 cards from Ringside into your Arsenal and your opponent discard 1 random card.
F: 14     D: 8     SV: 1     Unique
V8

Summer's Leg Drop Bulldog
Trademark Finisher
When your opponent is a Female Superstar, or when played after a successfully played maneuver with 'precision' in the title, this card is Multi.
He reveals his hand, choose 1 card, and he discards the chosen card.
F: 25     D: 20     SV: 2     Unique
V8

Rush of Power
Reversal: Special
Ignore any Reversal restrictions from a card and reverse any non-Superstar-specific card.
During your turn when this card is in your hand, you may reveal it, shuffle it into your Arsenal, and your next maneuver played this turn with 'precision' in the title is +2D.
F: 10     D: 0     Unique
V8

The Boss Gets Involved
Reversal: Special: Run-in
When you are Sasha Banks, this card is -4F and not a Run-in.
Completely reverse any non-Superstar-specific Unique card, and put the reversed card into your opponent's hand instead.
Search your Arsenal for 1 card, put it in your hand, and shuffle.
F: 12     D: 0     Unique     NXT logo
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The First Lady of NXT
Action + Action
Shuffle up to 1 card from your Ringside and 1 card removed from the game into your Arsenal, and put up to 1 card from Ringside into your Backlash.
When this card is in your Ring, your Summer Rae-specific cards are -1F and +1 Stun Value.
F: 1     D: 1     Unique     Multi     NXT logo
V8

Beautiful Fierce Females
Action + Action
When your opponent is a Diva, this card requires 3 reversals instead of 2 to reverse.
Put up to 3 cards from your Ringside into your hand, shuffle up to 3 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal, and he overturns 3 cards; when you are Charlotte, add 1 to each of those numbers.
F: 3     D: 0     Unique     Multi     NXT logo
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Dazzling Dancing Diva
Action + Action
Put any number of cards from your hand and up to the same number of cards from your Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal, and then draw up to the same number of cards; you may shuffle.
When your next card played is a non-Unique maneuver without 'reversed' in the text, it cannot be reversed by non-Unique reversals from hand or Backlash.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique     Multi
V8

Total Divas
Action + Action
Cannot be reversed when you have a Bella Twins card in your Ring.
Shuffle up to # cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal, and your opponent overturns # cards, where # is equal to the number of cards in your Ring with 'diva' in the title or text and cannot be greater than 5.  Draw up to 2 cards.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique     Multi
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Summer Rae
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 06:28:35 AM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?
This is a tricky question, since her viability depends on the factor of "did you get Superior Leg Work on your ring or not".
Most of her superstar specific cards play around countering other divas or giving very small and conditional fortitude, but once Superior Leg Work hits the ring every maneuver you throw becomes a prisoner's dilemma.

2.)  Is there a Superstar Specific Card that you'd like to spotlight? 
3, since they are the core of her power.

Fandango's Femme Fatale
Backstage Card
When your maneuver with 'precision' in the title is unsuccessfully played, choose one: your opponent puts 1 random card from his hand on the bottom of his Arsenal, or he discards 1 random Backlash card; when you have lower Fortitude and fewer cards in hand, choose both options, and when you have at least 5 lower Fortitude, you may put Superior Leg Work from your Backlash or Ringside into your Ring.
Unique     RMS logo
V8

It's Summer Time
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked.
Your Summer Rae-specific maneuvers and your maneuvers with 'kick', 'leg', 'snap', or 'spin' in the title are also considered to have 'precision' in the title, and your maneuvers with 'precision' in the title are -2F for each maneuver with 'precision' in the title in your Ring.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent
V8

Superior Leg Work
Mid-match Action
When this card is in your Ring area, when you successfully play a maneuver, draw 1 card or your opponent discards 1 card.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique     Raw logo
DO

Thanks to her backstage and It's Summer Time, your Quick Snap Body Slam becomes a nightmare to reverse, combined with Flawless Transition and your first maneuver either becomes free 4 fortitude or "kill 5 cards from your hand just to reverse plus reversals".

3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?

Heck, here's my decklist, have fun.

1   Total Divas
1   The Boss Gets Involved
1   Dazzling Dancing Diva
1   The First Lady of NXT
1   Summer's Hair-Pull Slam
1   Rush of Power
1   Summer's Spinning Heel Kick
1   Summer's Corner Boot Choke
1   Summer's Leg Drop Bulldog
2   Spine Buster (tb)
3   Quick Snap Body Slam
2   Apply Legal Leverage (tb)
2   Precision Kick
3   Modified Clutch Onto Opponent
2   Precision Haymaker
2   Leg Drag (tb)
2   Flying Leg Scissors
2   Precision Power Slam
2   Precision Figure Four
1   Here Comes the Cavalry!
2   Precision Leg Lock
1   Atomic Spine Buster
2   Standing Drop Kick (tb)
1   Classic Drop Kick
2   Elbow to the Face
3   A Revolution of the Mind
3   Sloppy ... Very Sloppy
2   Once is Enough
2   Get the "F" Out!
1   Don't be a Douchebag!
1   Carlito Says "That's Not Cool!"
2   Don't Try This at Home
2   Volley This!
1   Divine Intervention
2   Sidewalk Slam (tb)
1   You Missed Your Chance
Backlash:
1   Restricted Use in This Area
1   Sustained Damage
1   Your Reach Exceeds Your Grasp
1   Backed by the BFFs
1   It's Summer Time
1   Summer Rae's Indian Deathlock
1   Summer of Slam (tb)
2   Skirt the Issue
1   The King Interferes!
1   Superior Leg Work
2   Ready to Fight
1   Ruthless Aggression (tb)
1   Tech In a Bottle
1   You're as Graceful as a Cow on Ice
1   Playing By the Rules (tb)
1   Night of Champions
1   nWo T-Shirt (tb)
1   Survey Time! Who's Here to See The n...W...o...?
1   Underrated Superstar (tb)
1   Old School Psychology
1   Flawless Transition
1   Candice Michelle, Guest Ringside Announcer
Backstage:
1   Backstage Autograph Session
1   Celebrity Shenanigans
1   Defeating Villainous Shenanigans
1   Enough Shenanigans!
1   No More Shenanigans
1   Old School Shenanigans
1   Raw Deal Tenth Anniversary
1   Really, That's Enough Shenanigans
1   Backstage Signature
1   WWE Raw Deal Fifth Anniversary
1   WWE Signing Appearance
1   Nostalgia Shenanigans
1   Summer Rae
1   Fandango's Femme Fatale
1   Feminine Wiles

I got to the final of the last Lackey tournament with it (and i swear to god i would have won if i had drawn at least 1 reversal on the finals). Like i said, every move you throw is a prisoner's dilemma, forcing them to discard from Superior Leg Work if successful or forcing them to bury a random card from hand if not.

4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual
Only built her in VC. She has potential, specially against other divas, but her maneuvers and actions are very lackluster against males.

5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?
She has a lot of potential, and i'm sure a better player would be able to break her.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 06:31:43 AM by tutoman »