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There is no strategy article for Miser, but the card has been discussed on the [http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=14882.0 forum.]
 
There is no strategy article for Miser, but the card has been discussed on the [http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=14882.0 forum.]
  
At first glance, the card Miser seems most similar to is {{Card|Pirate Ship}}, except for the fact that it trashes your own Treasures ({{Card|Copper}}) instead of your opponent's. This sounds like a terrible deal, but one of the reasons Pirate Ship is so weak is that it, like {{Card|Thief}}, has the very unfortunate tendency to thin your opponent's deck by trashing their Copper (although Silver, Gold, etc. could also be trashed by Pirates), thereby making their deck better instead of worse. Miser, on the other hand, helps you thin your own deck, so it's a lot better in that sense.
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At first glance, the card Miser seems most similar to is {{Card|Pirate Ship}}, except for the fact that it trashes your own Treasures ({{Card|Copper}}) instead of your opponent's. This sounds like a terrible deal, but one of the reasons Pirate Ship is so weak is that it, like {{Card|Thief}}, has the very unfortunate tendency to thin your opponent's deck by trashing their Copper, thereby making their deck better instead of worse. Miser, on the other hand, helps you thin your own deck, so it's a lot better in that sense.
  
 
Of course, Miser is not a power card, because it's pretty slow; (pseudo-)trashing only one Copper per play is rather lackluster. At least something like {{Card|Trade Route}}, also a single-card trasher, can trash any card, not just Copper, and it's cheaper on top of it. By the time your Miser reaches +{{cost|5}} or more, your [[Big Money]] opponent might already have won. The thing to take away from this: don't use Miser unless you have a plan to utilize its slow, large Pirate Ship-like benefit later on in the game.
 
Of course, Miser is not a power card, because it's pretty slow; (pseudo-)trashing only one Copper per play is rather lackluster. At least something like {{Card|Trade Route}}, also a single-card trasher, can trash any card, not just Copper, and it's cheaper on top of it. By the time your Miser reaches +{{cost|5}} or more, your [[Big Money]] opponent might already have won. The thing to take away from this: don't use Miser unless you have a plan to utilize its slow, large Pirate Ship-like benefit later on in the game.
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Miser shines when there is good {{Card|Estate}} trashing, but no great Copper trashing. If there is strong Copper trashing, which can be anything from {{Card|Chapel}} to something like {{Card|Moneylender}} or {{Card|Spice Merchant}}, Miser is just too slow. But if the only way to trash Copper is one at a time anyway, without giving a direct bonus ([[trash for benefit]] cards such as {{Card|Apprentice}} but also {{Card|Remodel}} come to mind), then Miser might be a good addition to your engine.
 
Miser shines when there is good {{Card|Estate}} trashing, but no great Copper trashing. If there is strong Copper trashing, which can be anything from {{Card|Chapel}} to something like {{Card|Moneylender}} or {{Card|Spice Merchant}}, Miser is just too slow. But if the only way to trash Copper is one at a time anyway, without giving a direct bonus ([[trash for benefit]] cards such as {{Card|Apprentice}} but also {{Card|Remodel}} come to mind), then Miser might be a good addition to your engine.
 
 
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