Well, we looked at his brother last week, so today
we look at the superior version, Sky Scourge
Now, let's take a moment to discuss something.
Norleras vs. Demise.
Demise allows you to destroy all cards on the field,
minus himself for 2000 Lifepoints. He doesn't hit
either players hand, which could be a bad thing,
especially if your opponent has something to counter
with next turn, assuming you hadn't won.
Norleras nukes both sides of the Field and bother
players' Hands for half the points...being only a
1000 Lifepoint cost. Norleras also allows you to
draw one card after all this happens, so you at
least end up with something.
Like his brother, Norleras has 2400 attack and 1500
defense points. He also requires four removals,
except here, three are Light-Fairy monsters and one
is Dark-Fiend type. Quite superior to his brother I
Honestly, I still say Demise is a better more
playable card, at least for the time being. Demise
is a Ritual, usually meaning it requires four cards
to summon him, since he is Level 8. However, it
takes five cards to summon Norleras...the four
removals plus the card itself.
I think those of you who are playing Demise should
just stick with him, but I know someone will go out
and try to built a Deck involving both, go for it.
Don't get me wrong though...Norleras is strong, it
is a good card, and could be deadly in the proper
Traditional: No need still, just like his brother.
Advanced: Still, it's own deck, or even paired with
his brother, but a solid 3.65/5 for being better
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
I hate the
scourge monsters because they are slow. I do
plan on posting an article on these guys shortly
to fully explain my position. But the fact they
require 4 remove monster fodder to be summoned
means for some un-fun times when your top
building a deck around
Aside from the Crystal Beasts, Norleras has been
hyped as the card from FOTB that will have the
biggest impact on the Metagame.
Being compared to his older cousin, Chaos Emperor
Dragon - Envoy of the End, in many ways, Norleras
can be much much worse.
It is true that Norleras is harder to summon than
CED-EoTE, but his effect also has more potential. If
you've frequented any Yu-Gi-Oh! forums, you have
undoubtably seen decks built to abuse the fact that
Norleras gets to draw 1 card after resolving his
The combo works as follows:
- Activate "Feather of the Phoenix" to get Dimension
Fusion to the top of your deck.
- Summon Norleras, pay 2000 LPs and nuke the field
and both player's hands.
- Draw your card with Norleras' effect (ZOMG..you
topdecked Dimension Fusion!)
- Pay 2000 more LPs to activate Dimension Fusion,
and swarm the field for (what should be) Game.
Now, I don't know how many times the above combo
will work, and I don't rightly care. The fact is
this card is overpowered simply because it allows a
player who is behind in advantage, to remove 4
monsters from his Graveyard to not only cancel out
any advantage his opponent had, but to give themself
a +1 to boot!
To sum it up: Norleras will allow bad players to
turn the tables on good players, and don't we
already have too many cards around that do that?
4/5 - The possibility of 2 "Chaos Emperor Dragons"
with yet another method of adding Yata to your hand
is too good to pass up. I think this card will see
play in Traditional, especially considering that
they still have Painful Choice and Mirage of
4/5 - Wut? The same score as Traditional? What have
you been smoking Turkey? Well, it's unproven so far,
but Sky Scourge Norleras has the potential of
creating a new decktype, that will allow both good
and bad players to pull out cheap wins.
4/5 - "I play Polymerization to fuse my Summoned
Skull with my Archfiend of Gilfer, and summon
the...". Pretty hot stuff!
Wednesday, May 30th
Off we go with another new card.....
Sky Scourge Norleras
2400 attack 1500 defense
This card cannot be Normal Summoned
or Set. This card can only be Special Summoned by
removing one Light-Fairy type monster and three
Dark-Fiend type monsters in your Graveyard. You can
pay 1000 Lifepoints to send all cards on the Field
and in both players hand's to the Graveyard. Then,
draw one card.
Another new "chaos" monster. The
summon requirement is hefty, but if you can get him
out the whole field and hand is going to go for a
ride straight to the graveyard. I don't think I need
to say the card this reminds me of......
It's smaller than it's former
counterpart, though the stats don't really matter in
this case. It also doesn't do damage to the
opponent, instead you get to draw a card. Giving you
a start on the topdecking, and if you draw a solid
monster or a good piece of defense, you could be in
Unlike it's counterpart, this can't
be thrown into a deck just because you just so
happen to run the requirements for its summon. You
have to make a specialized deck to get it to work
Traditional: 2/5 (We got the original
Advanced: 4/5 (In a dedicated deck)
Back again, this semester is starting to get busy.
But at least I’m back in time to lash out at the
watered down CED. There is no other way to put it,
this is a version of CED that is so watered down
that it isn’t even funny. Well actually it is. I
personally dislike when they do this to cards,
because it always results in one of two situations.
a) the card is too watered down and is useless
b) the card isn’t watered down enough and can still
This one could really go either way. The stats are a
joke, the summoning requirements are more specific
that CED, but maybe not enough. Even though the
effect doesn’t deal any game finishing damage it is
still brutal. Paying 1000 lp to nuke everything
gives you +X. Previously we all hated the CED to
yata drop. Well even though you can setup searches
ahead of time, this also lets you draw a card. The
potential to have 2 to none is quite devastating.
I personally see that as being the main use of this
card: an easy and effective way to gain a
significant card advantage. It may not become an otk,
but it has the potential. Any card that can shift
the balance of the game in a single drop is
dangerous, no matter how watered down.
Traditional: it’s not CED, why bother
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