|Type(s)||Action - Duration|
|Now and at the start of your next turn, choose one: +; or trash a card from your hand; or gain a Silver.|
Amulet is an Action-Duration from Adventures. It gives you a choice between three options now and later (you may make a different choice each time). It is a trasher, a gainer of Silvers, and a source of .
- You choose something when you play it, and again at the start of your next turn; the choices may be the same or different.
- It’s a relatively fast thinner, as it can trash two cards (over two turns) for the cost of a single terminal play, which is comparable to other fast thinners such as Steward.
- It’s very flexible, as its +shuffles: for example, if you draw an Amulet and four Coppers and you do not want any of the cards, it can be better to buy a card rather than trash a Copper and buy a Silver. option can allow you to hit a price point rather than trash a card. This can be used to react to
For these reasons, Amulet is usually a strong opening buy (unless an even more efficient trasher like Chapel is available) and can help you achieve deck control quickly. However, as a Duration card, Amulet has the usual disadvantages of missing shuffles and spreading its impact over two turns; this means that an Amulet played on turn 3 is far more impactful than an Amulet played on turn 4. This can usually be counteracted by using a pair of Amulets for consistent thinning. This might mean buying a second Amulet after playing your first on turn 4, but can also mean opening with two copies of Amulet, which does risk terminal collision, but can speed up your trashing significantly if they do not collide.
Later in the game, Amulet often transitions into a more payload-oriented role. Its ability to act as a Silver gainer is useful to ramp up your economy, while the + option generally plays the role of a fall-back that can be used if you don’t want either of the other effects (because you do not want to trash anything in your hand and do not want to add a stop card to your deck).
|Now and at the start of your next turn, choose one: +; or trash a card from your hand; or gain a Silver.||Adventures 1st Edition||April 2015|
|Now and at the start of your next turn, choose one: +; or trash a card from your hand; or gain a Silver.||Adventures 2nd Edition||August 2017|
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