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Top 10 Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy

#5 - Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls
- #LTGY-EN039 

If this card is in your hand or Graveyard: You can banish a total of 2 WATER and/or Dragon-Type monsters from your hand and/or Graveyard, except this card; Special Summon this card. During your opponent's End Phase, if this card was Special Summoned: Return it to the hand. You can discard this card and 1 WATER monster to the Graveyard; send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. If this card is banished: You can add 1 WATER Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use 1 "Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.50
Advanced: 3.65 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 is average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - May 28, 2013

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Dark

Paladin

Tuesday

Happy day after Memorial Day, and you're treated with a 2-for-1 today! First coming in at Number 5 is Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls. We have a Level 7, Water attributed, Dragon Monster with 2600 attack (not bad) and 2000 defense. This Dragon boasts a few different abilities.

First, it can be Special Summoned from your Hand or Graveyard by removing two Water and/or Dragon type Monsters from your Hand and/or Graveyard from play. That's some versatility for a Special Summon, only increasing this cards power. It sure beats tributing two Monsters for it.

During your opponent's End Phase, if this card was Special Summoned, it returns to the Hand. That sucks that it's if Special Summoned period, not just via its own effect. You can also discard this card and one Water Monster from your Hand to the Graveyard to send a Monster from your Deck to your Graveyard.

Ironically this card is a combo card for a lot of Decks, although not necessarily Dragon. It plays with Atlantean and Mermail fairly well being Water, but the Water actually hurts its play in Dragons in my opinion. If this card is removed from play, you can add a Water Dragon type Monster from your Deck to your Hand. A second one of these perhaps? You can only use the effect of this card once per turn, but that's just fine, especially if you use the latter effect to cycle another one to your Hand, or sent one to the Graveyard via this other effect as well.

Ratings:

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 3.5/5
Art: 5/5


Obskera

Hope everybody had a safe, fun, Memorial Day weekend. Today we are looking at number four and five on our top ten countdown.

First up we have: Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls

"If this card is in your hand or Graveyard: You can banish a total of 2 WATER and/or Dragon-Type monsters from your hand and/or Graveyard, except this card; Special Summon this card. During your opponent's End Phase, if this card was Special Summoned: Return it to the hand. You can discard this card and 1 WATER monster to the Graveyard; send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. If this card is banished: You can add 1 WATER Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use 1 "Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls" effect per turn, and only once that turn."

So the first thing that jumps out is "holy moly that guy has a lot of text!"; he has it for a good reason. If they had not added the limitation to one effect per turn, we wouldn't even be seeing the odd Spellbook deck here and there. Instead, it would have been 100% Elemental Dragon (Edragon) decks.
I am not even going to start about Edragons, without much to stop them they are a major pain. But, something a lot of people are overlooking is how amazing tidal is in Frogs and Mermails. Using tidal you can consistently recycle a level 7 2600 attack monster. That alone is great, but being able to set up a plus one of gold sarcophagus, discard that same dragon for teus/megalo (getting tidal to the grave for next turn), you now have a plus 2-3 situation and a stronger field. And the kicker is that it makes Oh F!sh playable. With Oh F!sh retuning everything you remove to the deck, you never run out of search fodder for teus/pike or targets for sphere. Frogs also benefit from Oh f!sh, as it provides the same war chariot, and deck recycling effect.

I could go on, by we have another card to look at so Tidal gets:

Advanced: 5/5
Traditional: 4/5


DKMagician
Girl

Today, we got 2 COTD Reviews back-to-back. We will start with the first one, which is #5 of the Top 10 list. That card happens to be a member of the deck to beat for the duration of this format: Dragon Rulers, also was called Elemental Dragons.

Which one would that be? Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls.

This card has a solid 2600 ATK, making it the 2nd highest ATK of all of the Dragon Rulers. It can be Special Summoned from the deck via its baby form's effect, Stream, while giving up its ability to attack, it can be Special Summoned to the field by banishing either 2 Dragons, 2 WATER monsters, or 1 of each, and when banished, you can search your deck for a WATER-Attribute Dragon, including another copy of Tidal.

As for its unique effect, it is basically a Foolish Burial. Discard a WATER monster with Tidal and you can send any monster from your deck to the Graveyard. It has value in almost any WATER-based decks. Frogs love this as it gives the deck another 3 more Foolish Burials to dump Treeborn Frog while giving the deck basically a boss monster of its own. However, the biggest boost this card can give is for Mermail/Atleanteans. By using Tidal's Foolish Burial effect and discarding an Atleantean, you can trigger that Atleantean's effect like Dragoons letting you search for a Sea Serpent and Foolish Burial your deck. You don't have to fear dead-drawing Abyssleed anymore. It can even boost the consistency of the Mermail OTK. Lastly, it controls your Graveyard to make Moulinglacia easier to summon.

Overall, this card is powerful adding another formidable weapon to any WATER decks that need this, like Ice Barriers for example, while helping create this nightmare called Elemental Dragons.

Traditional Format: 3/5 (Yeah, it can work there. In fact, that scares me since it only makes Frog OTK even easier to pull off.)
Advanced Format: 4/5 (There is almost no bad points about this card which is why it is so scary to deal with.)

Leo
Kearon

Tidal Dragon ruler of waterfalls
Water/Dragon/Effect/Level7/2600/2000
If this card is in your hand or Graveyard: You can banish a total of 2 WATER and/or Dragon-Type monsters from your hand and/or Graveyard, except this card; Special Summon this card. During your opponent's End Phase, if this card was Special Summoned: Return it to the hand. You can discard this card and 1 WATER monster to the Graveyard; send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. If this card is banished: You can add 1 WATER Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use 1 "Tidal, Dragon Ruler of Waterfalls" effect per turn, and only once that turn.

At number 5 of Pojo's Top ten from Lord of the Tachyon Dragon is Tidal Dragon ruler of waterfalls one of two Dragon Rulers on this top 10. First off, Tidal Dragon ruler of waterfalls has something that is very important for high level monsters, at alternate summoning method. In
this case by banishing 2 WATER Monsters or 2 Dragons or a combo of both from your hand or graveyard or again a combo of both, you can special summon this card from your hand or graveyard. A bit costly as it still requires you to give up two monsters but since it is so versatile it
more than makes you for it. This also makes this card splashable in both WATER and Dragon decks. Also if this card is banished you can add a WATER Dragon-type to your hand, the only problem with this effect is that it is very limiting, in total there are about 9 monsters to choose
from.

Now we get to the problems with this card. The first is the great condition that if this card has been special summoned (by any means) it returns to your hand at the end of your opponent's turn. This is really bad, given the cost of special summoning this guy, it almost seems like a waste to have special summoned him in the first place. His other effect, it's clear what they are trying to do here, basically allowing you to get
monsters so you can special summon him but you have to remind yourself this is an overly expensive Foolish Burial, which is really bad.

Overall Decent stats for a level 7, splashable which is good, but none of his actual effects are really worth the price.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5


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