Argent Adept/Hero Deck

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Argent Adept Hero Deck

Special Rules

The Argent Adept features a multi-layered mechanic involving Instrument Cards which can activate the Perform and Accompany text of three types of Ongoing cards: Melodies, Harmonies, and Rhythms.

Instrument Cards have powers which can activate certain Ongoing cards.
Melody cards have Perform abilities, which are particularly strong.
Harmony cards have Perform and Accompany abilities.
Rhythm cards have Perform and Accompany abilities.

Perform and Accompany abilities are different from powers in that they must be activated by either an Instrument card or The Argent Adept's Innate Power. However, they are also more versatile as they can be used multiple times per turn, if there are multiple ways of activating them in play.

Cards

Incapacitated - Shadowy image Anthony Drake crucified on an X.

One-Shot

Arcane Cadence (x4)
Reveal the top 5 cards of your deck. Put 1 of them in your hand, 1 on the top of your deck, 1 on the bottom of your deck, 1 in your trash, and play 1.
Art: A stylized version of the Argent Adept;
Flavor-text: "Time for a little improvisation!" - The Argent Adept, Virtuoso of the Void #21
Instrumental Conjuration (x4)
Search your deck or trash for an Instrument card and put it into play. If you searched your deck, shuffle your deck. You may draw a card.
Art: The Argent Adept bringing the instruments out another dimension;
Flavor Text: "Virtuosos of the Ages, lend me your strength!" - The Argent Adept, Mother Earth One-Shot
Polyphoric Flare (x2)
The Argent Adept deals himself 2 Energy Damage. If he takes Damage this way, you may use a Power now.
Art: Siege-Breaker grabbing the Argent Adept from behind;
Flavor-Text: "Augh!" - Siege-Breaker, Vengeance #4
Silver Shadow (x2)
Activate an Accompany text. You may either draw a card or play a card now.
Art: A picture of the Prime Wardens;
Flavor-Text: "Now is the time for bold actions!" - The Argent Adept, Prime Wardens #1
Vernal Sonata (x4)
Each Hero Target regains 1 HP. Each Player may take 1 card other than Vernal Sonata from their trash and put it on top of their deck.
Art: Tempest petting a dog with the Argent Adept in the background;
Flavor-Text: "Our allies come in all shapes and sizes." - Tempest, Prime Wardens #6

Ongoing, Melody

Rhapsody of Vigor (x2)
Perform: Up to 5 Targets regain 1 HP each.
Art: The Argent Adept giving help to the Visionary and the Idealist;
Flavor-Text: "Prepare yourselves. The worst is yet to come." - The Argent Adept, Freedom Five Annual #10
Sarabande of Destruction (x2)
Perform: Destroy 1 Ongoing or Environment card.
Art: The Argent Adept fighting Akash'Bhuta;
Flavor-Text: "Your base machinations shall fail!" - The Argent Adept, Ra: God of the Sun #179
Scherzo of Frost and Flame (x2)
Perform: The Argent Adept deals 1 Target 1 Cold Damage, then deals 1 Target 1 Fire Damage.
Art: The Argent Adept fighting Ruin with ice and fire;
Flavor-Text: "A touch of the elements to keep foes at bay." - The Argent Adept, Prime Wardens #17

Ongoing, Rhythm

Counterpoint Bulwark (x2)
Perform: Select up to 2 Targets. Until the start of your next turn, reduce Damage dealt to those Targets by 1.
Accompany: One Player may draw 1 card now.
Art: The Argent Adept protected from the Arachnoid;
Flavor-Text: "Once again, evil mindlessly strives for nothing." - The Argent Adept, Virtuoso of the Void #17
Inventive Preparation (x2)
Perform: Each Player may look at the top card of their Hero deck, then replace it or discard it.
Accompany: One Player, other than you, may play 1 card now.
Art: The Argent Adept playing his horn to help the Visionary;
Flavor-Text: "He's noisy, but effective." - The Visionary, Burying the Blade #5
Syncopated Onslaught (x2)
Perform: Select up to 2 Targets. Until the start of your next turn, increase Damage dealt by those Targets by 1.
Accompany: The Argent Adept deals 1 Target 1 Sonic Damage.
Art: The Argent Adept emitting energy while surrounded by robots;
Flavor-Text: "To me, heroes! We shall win this day!" - The Argent Adept, Freedom Five #629

Ongoing, Harmony

Alacritous Subdominant (x2)
Perform: One Player may play 1 card now.
Accompany: You may use a Power now. If you do, destroy this card.
Art: The Argent Adept is playing his harp to help Tachyon;
Flavor-Text: "Whoa! I'm keeping you around!" - Tachyon, Virtuoso of the Void #4
Cedistic Dissonant (x2)
Perform: Destroy an Instrument. If you do, destroy any 1 card in play, other than a Character card.
Accompany: Discard 2 cards. Draw 3 cards.
Art: The Argent Adept breaks his bell to rip apart a spaceship;
Flavor-Text: "Power for power. Be no more." - The Argent Adept, NightMist #61
Inspiring Supertonic (x2)
Perform: One Player may use a Power now.
Accompany: The Argent Adept regains 2 HP.
Art: Mr. Fixer destroying a Blade-Bot;
Flavor-Text: "Strike swiftly!" - The Argent Adept, Burying the Blade #5

Equipment, Instrument

Akpunku's Drum (x1)
Power: Activate the Accompany text of a Rhythm card and the Perform text of a Melody card.
Art: An African drum in the Savannah;
Flavor-Text: "How can this mere mortal counter my despair?!" - Gloomweaver, NightMist #21
Drake's Pipes (x1)
Power: Activate the Perform text of up to 2 different Melody cards.
Art: Silver double pipes resting on a tree;
Flavor-Text: "Ah, the pipes! My specialty!" - Anthony Drake, Toll of Destiny #3
Eydisar's Horn (x1)
Power: Activate the Perform text of a Melody card and the Accompany text of a Harmony card.
Art: An ornate silver horn on a wood stand;
Flavor-Text: "The call which heralds your destruction!" - The Argent Adept, Mother Earth One-Shot
Musaragni's Harp (x1)
Power: Activate the Perform text of a Harmony card and the Accompany text of a Harmony card.
Art: A harp sitting on a table;
Flavor-Text: "Its strings can play as quietly as a mouse, or as loud as a lion!" - The Argent Adept, Prime Wardens #2
Telamon's Lyra (x1)
Power: Activate the Perform text of a Harmony card and the Accompany text of a Rhythm card.
Art: An antique lyra resting on a pillar;
Flavor-Text: "I only hope that more virtuoso instruments have survived the ages..." - Anthony Drake, Toll of Destiny #4
Xu's Bell (x1)
Power: Activate the Perform text of a Rhythm card and the Accompany text of either a Rhythm card or a Harmony card.
Art: An Oriental Bell on a table;
Flavor-Text: "Hey, you can't touch that! It's a priceless artifact!" - Dr. Blake Washington, Toll of Destiny #4