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Superstar Spotlight: Paige
« on: February 01, 2017, 08:45:23 AM »
Please keep those requests coming. Today's is another 'request' in Paige.

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?

Paige
Starting Hand Size: 6     Superstar Value: 1
NXT Diva Superstar Ability: When you overturn cards for The NXT Breakout Star, choose one: put 1 non-Unique non-hybrid maneuver overturned into your hand, or put up to 1 non-reversal card from your Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal.
When you successfully play a card with 'Can only be packed by a Diva', discard 1 card.
You cannot pack cards with 'girly' in the title, and your Skirt the Issue is Unique.
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Backstage Card
Your maneuvers are +1D, your Paige-specific cards cannot be reversed by Skirt the Issue, and your non-Revolution cards with 'kick' in the title cannot be reversed by hybrids.
During your turn when The Diva of Tomorrow is in your Ringside, you may discard 2 cards with 'kick' in the title and then put that card into your Ring.
Unique     NXT logo
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Think Again
Backstage Card
Your The NXT Breakout Star is Superstar-specific and cannot be blanked, and Paige-specific cards in your Ringside cannot be removed from the game by your opponent's effects.
When you unsuccessfully Activate a Superstar-specific card, you may reveal 1 Superstar-specific card in your hand, put it on the bottom of your Arsenal, and put up to 1 non-reversal card from your Ringside to your hand.
Unique     RMS logo     NXT logo
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The Diva of Tomorrow
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked. When packing this card, you cannot pack Technical Drop Kick.
ACE: Once during each of your turns, you may reveal 1 card with 'kick' in the title in your hand and put it on the bottom of your Arsenal, and then your opponent reveals his hand; choose 1 card, he puts the chosen card on the bottom of his Arsenal.
During his turn, he may reveal 1 reversal from his hand with equal or lower Fortitude than his Fortitude Rating and put it at the bottom of his Arsenal, and then you put this card into your Ringside.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     NXT logo
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This Is MY House!
Mid-match Action
Your opponent cannot respond to this card.  Cannot be blanked.
ACE: Once during each of your turns when he has 1+ card in hand, you may reveal 1 card without 'kick' in the title in your hand, and then put it on the bottom of your Arsenal; he may reveal 1 card in his hand with equal or lower Fortitude than his Fortitude Rating and put it at the bottom of his Arsenal, and if he does not, put up to 2 random reversals from your Ringside on the bottom of your Arsenal.
During your turn when this card is not in your Backlash or Ring, and you use your Ability, you may put this card into your Backlash and then end your turn.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     NXT logo
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Mid-match Action
When your opponent is not an NXT Superstar, he cannot play reversals to this card.
Shuffle up to 6 cards from Ringside into your Arsenal and draw up to 2 cards.
When this card is in your Ring, he must discard 1 card to play reversals to your non-Chain submissions and your Trademark Finishers with 'maintain' in the text.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique     NXT logo
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Paige's Series of Kicks
Strike + Strike
Can only be played after a successfully played card.
Cannot be reversed from hand or Backlash.
When this card is revealed for The Diva of Tomorrow, draw up to 1 card.
F: 5     D: 6     SV: 1     Unique     NXT logo
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Paige's Fisherman Suplex
Grapple / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is -8F, draw up to 1 card and shuffle up to 1 card from Ringside into your Arsenal.
As a reversal, reverse any non-Unique Grapple.
F: 12     D: 8     SV: 1     Unique     NXT logo
V7

Ram-Paige DDT
Grapple + Grapple / Reversal: Special
When your Fortitude Rating is 30+, this card is a Trademark Finisher instead of a Grapple.
As a maneuver, this card is +5D, and when you have 5+ lower Fortitude, this card is -5F and can only be reversed from Arsenal; your opponent discards 2 cards.
As a reversal, reverse any Submission (including Clutch Onto Opponent or Girly Grab).
F: 15     D: 10     SV: 2     Unique     Multi     NXT logo
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The Paige Turner
Trademark Finisher / Reversal: Special
As a maneuver, this card is +5D; your opponent cannot Activate cards in response to this maneuver, and when played after a successfully played maneuver or as a Counter, cannot be reversed from Backlash.
As a reversal, reverse any Grapple.
F: 20     D: 10     SV: 2     Unique     NXT logo
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Scorpion Crosslock
Trademark Finisher + Submission
Search your Arsenal or Ringside for Maintain Hold, reveal it, put it in your hand, and shuffle; when that card is your next card played this turn, it cannot be reversed.
Cannot be reversed from Arsenal.
Once during each of your turns when this card is in your hand or Ringside, you may reveal it, put it on the bottom of your Arsenal, and draw 1 card.
F: 35     D: 15     Unique     Multi     NXT logo
V7

The Anti-Diva
Reversal: Special
Ignore any reversal restriction from a card and reverse any non-Unique card with a reversal restriction, or when your opponent is a Diva, reverse any card.
Remove any non-Superstar-specific cards with 'diva' in the text in your Ringside from the game, and then shuffle up to 3 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     NXT logo
V7

Miss Hell in Boots
Reversal: Special
Ignore any reversal restriction from a card and reverse any non-Superstar Specific maneuver.
Put up to 2 cards from your Ringside into your hand, and put up to 2 maneuvers from your Ringside under this card.
Cards under this card can be played as if from hand.
F: 5     D: 0     Unique     NXT logo
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Paige's Rage
Action / Reversal: Special
As an action, look at your opponent's hand, choose 1 card, and he puts that card on the bottom of his Arsenal.
As a reversal, can only be played after a successfully played maneuver; blank that maneuver's text and damage until the end of the turn.
ACE: When you use your Ability, and the next card played is the maneuver put into your hand, you may put this card on the bottom of your Arsenal, and that maneuver is now Multi.
F: 8     D: 0     Unique     NXT logo
V7

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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Stars in the Night
Action + Action
Draw up to 4 cards and shuffle up to 7 cards from your Ringside into your Arsenal.
Your opponent puts 1 random card from hand on the bottom of his Arsenal, then choose up to 4 cards in his Ringside and he removes the chosen cards from the game.
F: 14     D: 0     Unique     Multi     NXT logo
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Paige
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 08:55:25 AM »
I can't wait for her next support card, "Alberto Del Rio's Terrible Career Advice".
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Paige
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 09:16:30 AM »
1) Above viable but below very viable.  What she does is good, but it is also disruptable.
2)
The Diva of Tomorrow
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked. When packing this card, you cannot pack Technical Drop Kick.
ACE: Once during each of your turns, you may reveal 1 card with 'kick' in the title in your hand and put it on the bottom of your Arsenal, and then your opponent reveals his hand; choose 1 card, he puts the chosen card on the bottom of his Arsenal.
During his turn, he may reveal 1 reversal from his hand with equal or lower Fortitude than his Fortitude Rating and put it at the bottom of his Arsenal, and then you put this card into your Ringside.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     NXT logo

It can be a pain to build around - it does ensure you're pretty Strike-heavy, but you have so much card access to non-reversal kicks that it's silly.
3) VC around Diva of Tomorrow - worked extremely well.  It's delicate, but it's doable.
4) 2nd place in a local tournament - 3-1 Swiss (wins: Stinger, Macho Man, People's Champ; loss: Charlotte), won Top 4 v. Charlotte, lost finals to BPP.
5) What TimJR said.  Also, very cerebral - requires you to make a lot of good decisions based on knowing your Arsenal and your opponent's hand.  Not for someone looking for a straight-forward aggro deck.
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Paige
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 10:21:01 AM »
I can't wait for her next support card, "Alberto Del Rio's Terrible Career Advice".

Nah, she already knew that.
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Re: Superstar Spotlight: Paige
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 07:32:04 PM »
1.)  How viable is this superstar?
Very viable and powerful diva. Has lots of strong cards that could easily overpower opponents. Also has varying builds that can take advantage of her cards.

2.)  Is there a Superstar Specific Card that you'd like to spotlight?
An easy choice:

The Diva of Tomorrow
Pre-match Event
Cannot be blanked. When packing this card, you cannot pack Technical Drop Kick.
ACE: Once during each of your turns, you may reveal 1 card with 'kick' in the title in your hand and put it on the bottom of your Arsenal, and then your opponent reveals his hand; choose 1 card, he puts the chosen card on the bottom of his Arsenal.
During his turn, he may reveal 1 reversal from his hand with equal or lower Fortitude than his Fortitude Rating and put it at the bottom of his Arsenal, and then you put this card into your Ringside.
F: 0     D: 0     Unique     Permanent     NXT logo
V7

This card is a powerful hand control option for Paige. Allows you to nuke reversals out of your opponent's hand and allow you to also think about your next move. Plus, if they do use the effect to remove it, there are ways to put it back in the ring.

3.)  How have you built said superstar?  How did it work out?
Tried out 2 builds: a BASH variant and a Face variant. Preferred the face one over BASH, as it also opened the option of playing Victory Roll, which, pun intended, got me a victory or two.

4.)  How well does the Superstar fare in whichever format you built them in be it VC/VAA/NXT/VR/Non-Virtual
VC-only player. So in VC, she does fare well.

5.)  Final Thoughts on this Superstar?
Fairly strong choice as a diva superstar with strong support cards and one of my fave divas to play.