November 25, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Ascator, Dawnwalker starts off the week on Pojo, and I’ll admit, didn’t think we’d ever be reviewing monsters from the Inca archetype.
Level 5 but Special Summon ability is good. DEF of 1500 isn’t going to protect you from anything, but Dawnwalker gets you a free Special Summon of Fire Ant Ascator from the hand or deck, setting up your Synchro Summon. You are locked into Synchro Summons for the turn, but that is what this archetype does, so you’d better have a Link Monster out before you use this effect. This card is a one-card Level 8 Synchro Summon of any Level 8 Synchro you may have in your Extra Deck. Scrap Dragon is a good choice, Stardust, Omega, or the decks main goal: Sun Dragon Inti to get the Sun Dragon and Moon Dragon loop going.
This archetype needed A LOT to get it up to running shape for even fun duels, and this cards does a great job of that. One-card Synchro cards are always welcome in the game and are mechanically sound.
Until Next Time
Moving along into Rex Goodwin’s Inca themed deck we have a card meant to help Sun Dragon Inti, but can do more, Ascator, Dawnwalker.
Dawnwalker is a Level 5 EARTH Spellcaster with 2300 ATK and 1500 DEF. They’re fine stats for the level, I’d say this should be an Insect but I assume the monster isn’t the giant ant, and EARTH is a fine attribute. The simple effect to this is that you can discard a card from your hand to Special Summon this card from the hand in Defense Position, and then you can Special Summon a Fire Ant Ascator from your hand or deck. For those that don’t know, Fire Ant Ascator is a Level 3 Tuner that revives a Level 5 monster for a turn with negated effects when destroyed. What matters most is that it’s the Tuner required for Sun Dragon Inti, which is a part of the Sun and Moon Dragon loop. The nice thing is that you don’t specifically have to summon Sun Dragon Inti with this effect. You got more, and arguably better, options like Stardust Dragon, Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend, PSY-Framelord Omega, Draco Berserker of the Tenyi, and many more in between. Any generic Level 8, or one with requirements that this and Fire Ant Ascator meet, can be summoned with this with great ease. The downside is that the turn you use this effect, you cannot Special Summon from the Extra Deck (before or after) except for Synchro Monsters. I guess they wanted to keep this to being used for Synchros and not Links, therefore the restriction is there. I do wish it would of let you use your non-Synchros in the Extra Deck before using it, but then I guess that would make using this and tomorrow’s card too easily together. I see the potential here for any deck that wants to make use of Level 8 Synchros of sorts, you especially want to use it to get to Sun Dragon Inti.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4/5 Like the Inca styled artwork, I just didn’t know Fire Ant Ascator was that big in size.
Ascator, Dawnwalker is a combo-tastic card to open the week. This is (somehow) a Spellcaster, Earth, Level 5 (how this isn’t an Insect is beyond me) with 2300 attack and 1500 defense. Not great, but certainly could be worse. Discarding a card lets you Special Summon this (in defense position, which is irrelevant) and then lets you Special Summon a Fire Ant Ascator. Now you have the pieces for a Sun Dragon Inti.
Which is fun, but also, you have a Level 5 Monster and a Level 3 Tuner for a Level 8 Synchro even outside of Inti, which is important. So that makes this card a good card for various Synchro Monsters (last I checked, Stardust Dragon was Level 8) and I don’t think you NEED to play Inti (which would lead to Moon Dragon as well if you’re playing that Deck) which on the flip side, is somewhat logical given the Fire Ant inclusion.
You’re locked into only Synchro Summons from your Extra Deck for that turn, which makes sense, since you’re bringing out 1 (or possibly more) Synchros out of your Extra Deck that turn anyway. There’s plenty of room for use and abuse here, with lots of possibilities. I’m a fan for a generic build with whatever mode (again, with or without Sun Dragon) you go for.
Art: 4/5 That’s one big ant, no?
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