Dungeon Dice Masters Talk
Monster of the Week: Gator Dragon.
by TheDungeonMaster 04.22.05
Dungeon Dice Monster of
the Week: .
Well this is the winner of who
wanted me to review. Also, Otaku has joined my team. His
review is under mine. Anyway, on to the review.
Gator Dragon one because of one reason: people wanted me to
review the guys who are not in the cards yet. He’s a
“decent” piece, but not the best. His stats are pretty weak,
only HP: 30/ATK: 10/DEF: 10, he’s easy bait. His is effect
will not protect him for long. Sometime –10 damage is good,
but it won’t protect you for long. Thankfully, he’s a LV 2
summoning. He’ll also power up Buster Blader when he attack
this, and most likely will be destroyed, even if he won’t
get 10 extra points or not. His effect only works when your
opponent attack you, and it won’t work against items. It
also takes a Defense Crest to use his effect, so if you
don’t have a Defense Crest, (but I’m sure you will); he’s
just sitting bait. Maybe you can use him to lure him towards
Thunder Ball, if you want to waste the crests to use it…
Name: Gator Dragon
Set: Series 1
HP: 30 ATK: 10 DEF: 10
Effect: (D) This monster reduces the damage it receives by
10 points. The effect can only be used when an opposing
Monster is attacking it; the effect does not work against
damage from items.
Stats: Being a Level 2 Monster makes Gator Dragon fairly
easy to summon. Specifically, there is a 50% chance each
time you roll 3 Level 2 Dice. Being a Dragon is good in that
Dragons are probably the second best developed Tribe in the
English game (Warrior being the best developed).
Unfortunately, they are also one of the few types with a
specific counter available against them (Lord of D, who can
take control of opposing Dragons).
Gator Dragon has the top HP of the 20 Level 2 Monsters
(though it ties with four others). However, its ATK of 10 is
almost as low as it gets (only one Level 2 Monster has
less), and a DEF of 10 is as low as any other Level 2
Monster gets. So right now, it appears to be little more
than a “meat shield”, a Monster designed to take hits,
hopefully instead of your other, better creatures.
Effect: Gator Dragon has one effect: reducing the damage
done to it by 10 at the price of a Defense Crest. Based on
the wording, it would appear you can only reduce the damage
once, which is unfortunate, as it makes the piece rather
sub-par: two Defense Crests to block 20 points of damage.
This card is definitely designed to be a meat shield. There
is a slight chance that it is just worded poorly: on the GBA
game (which has several altered pieces that do not match
American or Japanese counterparts), you can spend up to as
many Defense Crests as you have, allowing you to block large
amounts of damage. If you treat it that way for the English
piece, then the effect is expensive, but a potential
lifesaver. Personally, I would caution against this, as it
will no doubt lead to confusion.
Uses and Combinations: This card is mainly to be used
as “filler”. There are 11 Dragons in the game, so if you
want to run a Dragon dice pool, you get to drop one of them.
However, there are several higher-level Dragons that are
rather poor, so I’d keep this one in. Summon it early to
take lumps and make your opponent burn their Attack Crests.
Basic: 3/5-I don’t think you’re supposed to use
pieces not included in the Starter for this version of the
game, but if you do, Gator Dragon is a good choice for
Dragon or Defense oriented dice pools. Taking hits with a
low level Monster is more important here given that your
opponent is so much closer.
Advanced: 2/5-Save it for Dragon dice pools and maybe
highly Defensive ones (the latter I do not recommend
Unless you are looking for a Dragon or something to take
lumps and do little else, look elsewhere.
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