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Released on Friday 20/05/11

Melanie is the only employee of the Red One Motel to have stood the strain since it opened. She's put up with Norman's complaining, with demanding and sometimes overly forward customers and she even once dared to open the door to Room 13... But now that she’s a full-fledged member of the Berzerk clan, she only needs answer to Cortez and his orders generally allow her to let off steam.

First development of the 2 of this character’s different developments:

  • BerzerkMelaniepicture
    3Ability unlocked at
    1- 2 Opp. Life Min 2
  • BerzerkMelaniepicture
    8Protection: Power
    2- 2 Opp. Life Min 2

Ability of Melanie:

Protection: Power

The Power of Melanie cannot be reduced by an opposing character while the Protection ability is activated.



- 2 Opp. Life Min 2

If Berzerk wins the fight, the number of Life points of the player controlling the opposing character will be reduced by 2, or up to a minimum of 2. If the number of Life points of the player controlling the opposing character is lower than or equal to 2, the ability will have no effect.

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16 comments about Melanie

Sunday 22/05/2011, 16:10

*******************************************************Review of Melanie**************************************************************

- Stats at 2*s : 8/2
- Ability at 2*s: protection: power

Quick explanation on "protection: power" from the game rules - "The Power of THE CHARACTER cannot be altered by an opposing character while the Protection ability is activated."
As a result this card is unaffected by cards like Nellie, Oshitsune, Wesley etc

******************************************************Overview of the card***********************************************************
Melanie is undeniably the most interesting release of the Berzerk so far. With towering 8/2 stats that rival Wardog and even the notorious Wanda, who was said to be imbalanced according to the ELO authorites, as well as a new ability that will make any Allstar card quake in fear. Melanie will most likely be causing a stir sooner or later with future releases for the clan to propel them into ELO.

From testing the first batch it was quite clearer that power manipulation was a problem for them due to their unsupported bonus leaving kawamashi having to glue together most of the weaknesses for the clan. So will this card lessen the burden for him?

My deck for testing: (Mono Berzerk) Taylor, Beef, Gus, kawamashi, Lola, Norman, Esther, Melanie

*********************************************************In Testing*********************************************************************

It is clear that this card packed a punch for the clan despite her shortcomings in the star department. Her 8 power overshadowed most hands and despite her lowish 2 damage the clan bonus helped a lot boosting it up to 4 damage.

There isn't a whole lot more to say about this card in terms of strengths that aren't quite obvious to the eye. Her 8 power is superb and will most definitely help the clan in ELO escapades for the future. Her ability didn't see a whole lot of action but being unaffected by annoying things like eyrik's team bonus is something quite desirable (and he's not even a threat in ELO due to his banning!). This ability is a small sweetener to a card that already has great base stats.

- SOB is a huge problem unfortunately and turns her into a lackluster 2 damager restricting her uses to simply countering stuff with high risk consequences with pill management. Same problems with uneven splits in hands.

- The other issue is that her 8 power is slightly nullified by attack manipulation so her pill for pill suffers as a result but as long as you have 1 more pill then your Montana opponent you should be okay.

- GHEIST power manipulators like Toro can still reduce her with their SOA

These problems for however should be ironed out with more Berzerk releases as most of the suffer suffers from these problems.


The playstyle isn't overly hard to master with this card. Due to the Berzerk being mainly late game orientated due to many issues with backlash you will most likely play her early opening to mid game. She makes a very good counter card to big threats so a valuable asset to your bad hands as a result.


There is clearly no glaring faults with this card. 8 power is superb for a 2 star. 2 damage is average but with the bonus has a great 4 damage to work with. Great release and great staple for the clan!

Thursday 04/08/2011, 20:40

Review #5

Melanie. Queen of the 2 stars. She has a striking resembalance to Lehane (Same stats, I mean). 8 power, 2 damage, and only 2 stars!

But, if you add the bonus, she becomes (On ealier turns) 8/4, and a 8/3 against the worst DR w/ a minimum of 1. But it doesn't end there, folks:

Her ability, Protection: Power, doesn't let the opponent mess with her power stat. So, mainly she's the anti-All Star. That being said, Nellie from Uppers and Tula from Piranas can't drag you down to thier level. Basically, she's a solid wall your opponent has to get a grappling hook to climb. Caelus Cr and Robb Cr literally get made fools of with her.

However, she does have competition in her spot. But to be completely honest, they don't beat her out. She's just too good. For the record:

Vs. Esther? Nope. Yeah, she's immune to DR. Yes, she has a low poison min. (Even though the poison is laughably weak). But Melanie has a stronger power, and an ability that ensures her strong power isn't fiddled with. That and she has one more damage (Even though it really doesnt count for much). +1 Melanie

Vs. Drummond? Well, its really close. Melanie is a lot more solid vs. SOA, but Drummond has the much-needed attack manipulation. Really, it comes down to personal preferance. However, I choose Melanie.

And that's it for her other 2 stars. Really, it comes down to Melanie vs. Drummond, and because Melanie can wall better and damage just as well as Drummond, I think most people are going to use her instead. Personally, I hope there's a 3 star release like her, like Prince Jr/Mona.

Now, for the Pros/Cons:


+ High power. The highest it can be on a card (As of yet). It helps wall against most cards.

+ Scratch that, UNREDUCABLE high power. This helps, as when against All Stars, thier bonus is useless, and you make Robb Cr look like a fool. Note however, that SOA power reducers such as Toro or Rolph (Spelled the name right this time :blush: ) can still reduce your 8 power. Keep that in mind when using this card.

+ 2 stars. Easy to fit in an ELO deck, and I think its safe to say that this card will be a staple in mono and split-Berzerk decks.

Now, for the:


- Low damage. Although it's average for a 2 star, and the bonus helps her out, but in the presence of SOB, she has 2 damage. Of course, that's not that bad, as she can 2 hit with Cortez or a furious Taylor (If Taylor is played first), I don't see her ending too many fights.

- Attack manipulation. Although not as bad as all the other Berzerk, she still has trouble against Montana and Rescue, mainly Ace and Pam come to mind. That's not too much of a problem with her 8 power, just a potential problem.


All in all a good card. What the Berzerk needed, a good opener. Her, along with Gus and Revok are pretty good at opening the game. She leaves room for your Cortez or Taylor and also for Revok and Beef. I kinda see a huge price bump for this card, due to the usefulness. Lets not hope its too high, because then not everyone would get a chance to use this card. Best to get her still in the newblood, or not at all (Kinda like Numar way back when).

I give this card a definate:


No glaring weaknesses with a lot of strong points. Reminds me of Lehane, just not quite as strong. However, she does give her a run for her money.

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Hope you enjoyed this review, more on the way (If time permits).


Monday 03/12/2012, 03:00

a strong, mad, crazy bitch with an axe, whose power cannot be altered, even by the famed eryik.Many have fallen to her axe and felt their life drained by her fury, dont piss her off ( that means you El Gringo)

Friday 25/11/2011, 20:18

Seeing her facial expression at 1* leads me to believe that the thing in room 13 isn't scary, but sad. Memories perhaps, family members, corpses, etc. only time will tell.

Tuesday 08/05/2012, 15:10

Berzerk Files
Name: Melanie
Prior occupation: Motel maid
Room number: 3
Melanie became a maid at the motel from day one, and can tolerate Norman, since he's the head honcho of the motel, even before the gas leak. When she discovered Norman's behavoir when it came to room 13, she wanted to investigate the room for herself, but knowing about Spyke, she kept the curiousity to herself. She always had a thing for cleaning, even to a point where she might have OCD, she goes berserk if she sees someone making a mess of things, even our own members of the clan. Since the gas leak she only went berserk when at the bar, and our Berzerk members made a mess of things. She almost got a heart attack, and if it weren't for Darrill, doing CPR, she would of died. And everyone listened to Melanie's request. Don't make her angry even if it is her fellow clan mates.

Thursday 20/12/2012, 04:17

To me one of the best 2 stars, when we think about good 2 stars what do we think about? Hawkins, Lehane, Gil, marilysa cr almost
Immeadility, but if we think overall we have Sasha Dean Lea...Tula...
But for me this is the ultimate 2 stars card. Lehane too ofensive... Needed more damage, this is a card that you are willing to put up some pillz and if you win you do a considerable damage, best price/usefullness
Only afected for higlhy atk reducers, soa with power reducing, sob, sob with damage reducing min 1
Overall a enjoying card to play, lots of tatics, actually the best 2 stars (this is my opinion)
(There is no "Perfect card" but i think that its really hard to defeat that card, it deserves a 10/10)

Friday 02/03/2012, 07:23

Wats' casual reviews

Melanie.....'hello room service could you OPEN THE F****** DOOR OR ILL KILL YOU'

- Steps on - power manips heads
- Best feature: Supports Spyke in his world domination by eliminating the above

- Requires pillz to actually be good...attk manip clans are annoying

Overall? She is perfect in the right situation, unfortunately there are times when Id rather she had a different ability...such as vs Ace or Nimestiec...and annoyingly burns through my pillz. however several times she's saved my ass soo......



Tuesday 13/12/2011, 20:22

Melanie= Eddie Iron Maiden?!?!?!?! google Iron Maiden Killers. same picture (level 2) except for different hands for the ax. Melanie= Eddie.

Sunday 11/11/2012, 20:10

Berzerk Review #16


+ Great total stats for a 2 star
+ Protection power + 8 power makes a great combo
+ SoA doesnt make her weak

- Rather weak to atk manipulation
- No actual ability

A very nice card if you are looking for an ELO deck. In fact if you are making an elo deck GET THIS CARD. Even outside elo protection: power can ruin the plan of a lot of cards especially those who rely on their power reducing.

Usefulness: 85%
Price/quality: 80%

Sunday 20/11/2011, 08:29

IMO extremely underpriced.
this card is without a doubt one of the best 2* in UR.
if this was not common it would easily be priced 5k-10k in the future..
buy one now if you want to play berserk. a staple :thumbsup: