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Veteran Mercenary
Rare Unit

Cost:    5
Attack:  6
Health:  4

Summon: If you only havr one type of influence, draw a random card of that faction.

Veteran Mercenary

Veteran Mercenary is a promo unit card from the Eternal card game. As befits a mercenary this card is Neutral and has no Faction allegiance.

Veteran Mercenary was released in June 2017 as a promo card.

How To Get Veteran Mercenary

During the promo period your first ranked win of the day will get you a free copy of the card, up to a maximum of four copies.

Once the promo period is over you will need to craft the card using Shiftstone.

What Does Veteran Mercenary Do?

Veteran Mercenary is a fighter unit with combat stats of 6/4. It also has a special ability that triggers when you play it onto the battlefield: if you only have one type of influence then you draw into your hand a random unit of the appropriate faction.

For most standard two-colour decks that's pretty useless; Veteran Mercenary has a Power cost of 5 and you'd have to be very unlucky not to have two types of influence by then!

So what's the point? Well, this card probably works best in a monochrome deck build. My guess is that is that it was introduced specifically to make monochrome decks more viable.

Note that Summon effects are refreshed if a card leaves the battlefield then returns. This suggests interesting combos of Veteran Mercenary with cards such as Dark Return or Safe Return.

Personally I'm a little disappointed at the random aspect of this card; I'd have preferred an effect such as "Draw a card of your choice from your deck".

This page written for Eternal version 1.21, Card Set 1    Last updated: 15-06-2017