Armed Dragon Thunder LV5 – #BLVO-EN003
This card’s name becomes “Armed Dragon LV5” while on the field or in the GY. You can only use each of the following effects of “Armed Dragon Thunder LV5” once per turn. You can send 1 monster from your hand to the GY; send this card from the field to the GY, and if you do, Special Summon 1 Level 7 or lower “Armed Dragon” monster from your hand or Deck. If this card is sent to the GY to activate a Dragon monster’s effect: You can add 1 Level 5 or higher WIND Dragon monster from your Deck to your hand.
Date Reviewed: March 16th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Armed Dragon Thunder LV5, bigger dragon, different discard effect.
Same as ADT LV5 where you discard a monster and go two levels up. Treated as the original is good, giving you access to the originals if you play them. If you activate a Dragon’s effect and discard ADT LV5 you get a Level 5 or lower WIND monster to the hand from the deck: lower Armed Dragon searcher. The draw one card of ADT LV3 could be considered better in certain situations, but getting to a monster that will activate their effect when discarded for another Dragon effect is just as good. The added benefit that you can summon the higher level or below off their first effect for each of the retrains means if you for whatever reason are missing the higher levels you will still have a target, though I don’t know why you’d go backward back to LV3 unless you are trying to thin the deck or go for something like a Level 4 or lower Dragon Link play. While it doesn’t destroy off the discard effect it has like the original (if the ATK is higher than the targeted opponents monster), it is quicker, as specified yesterday, and that is important in the game: speed is key.
Easy way to get to better monster, like yesterday’s card, and it gives you something when discarded for a Dragon effect, unlike the original LV5, use this instead.
Until Next Time
Going down the line we get from LV3 to LV5… Armed Dragon Thunder LV5.
Thunder LV5 is a WIND Dragon with 2400 ATK and 1700 DEF, which are pretty good Level 5 stats. Anyways, same basic effect where this becomes Armed Dragon LV5 on field or in grave for Armed Dragon Blitz probably, but also its more relevant here since the original Armed Dragon LV7 has to be summoned with Armed Dragon LV5’s effect, so this basically lets you summon the original Armed Dragon LV7 if you don’t want the Thunder version. Now for the hard once per turn effects, same cost to send a monster from hand to grave then lets you send this from field to grave and summon a Level 7 or lower Armed Dragon from hand or Deck. Cool we can still instantly continue to level up, getting to a much bigger Armed Dragon LV7 or Armed Dragon Thunder LV7. It does start to get costly though if you used Armed Dragon Thunder LV3, though, but you get advantage off the Thunder effects at least and this whole thing might not even take up a Normal Summon due to Armed Dragon Flash. Thunder LV5’s effect for being sent to grave for a Dragon monster’s effect this time lets you search any Level 5 or higher WIND Dragon from Deck. Cool way to get a Armed Dragon Thunder LV7 to hand to discard for the Dragon you summon off LV5, but here you aren’t limited to Armed Dragons. You could go for something like Tempest, Dragon Ruler of Storms or the new Nowruz Elise both as good discard fodder, or get the new Pile Armed Dragon for a powerful monster to Special Summon and help buff the final Armed Dragon in the line. It’s a better effect than LV3 as expected, so that’s good. Thunder LV5 is a pretty good card and as we’d hope, the Armed Dragons are getting better as we go down the line.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4/5 Still has some of that LV3 charm, but it’s more menacing than cute now.
As one would logically expect, we go from Armed Dragon Thunder Level 3 to Level 5. Nothing new or different from yesterday or it’s non Thunder counterpart. Reasonable 2400 attack still here. This time sending a Monster from your Hand to the Grave lets you replace this with another in the line (save Level 10) so ideally Level 7 comes out here. The added effect here is if this card is used for a Dragon type Monster effect, you can add a Level 5 or higher Wind Dragon type from your Deck to your Hand. Not as good as the Draw from yesterday, but I like it can be any Wind/Dragon Monster, so long as it meets Level criteria.
Art: 3.5/5 I mean, this line of cards, much as the original, just doesn’t wow me much art wise overall.
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