Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon
Your opponent cannot target or destroy this card with card effects. Once per turn: You can target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. If this card was Fusion Summoned using a monster whose original name is “Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon” as material, you can target up to 3 cards your opponent controls instead. This card cannot attack the turn this effect is activated.
November 1, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon is a new take on the classic Kaiba boss monster from the first series of Yu-Gi-Oh.
Same basic everything in terms of stats, summoning, ATK/DEF. Then it gets better. Protection against targeting or destruction effects is a tremendous upgrade from the vanilla beatstick of old. This protection eliminates easy outs your opponent may have. The destruction ability this card packs is a decent one card for not attacking with this monster, but if Blue-Eyes Alternative Dragon is used alongside other Blue-Eyes White Dragons, you can destroy up to three cards. I love the idea of triple destruction for the cost of one attack from this monster. You can still attack with other monsters, this card can be used for field-clearing purposes. Yes, you want to smash with the 4500 boss monster you just summoned, but sometimes you have to get rid of problematic cards, and this card can.
It is a powerful upgrade to the old BEUD and outclasses it in every way (as it should with how many years have gone by). Love the old one though, it’s nostalgic.
Until Next Time
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is so nice, you gotta retrain it twice, and that’s what they did here with Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon.
BEAUD is a Level 12 LIGHT Dragon Fusion with 4500 ATK and 3800 DEF. Great stats no matter what, LIGHT and Dragon make for a great combo as well. The summoning requirements are 3 Blue-Eyes White Dragons, and I still hate specific materials, but at least still you got Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon if it’s on the field or in the graveyard, which is kinda what they want you to use to Fusion Summon this thing. Your opponent cannot target or destroy this card with card effects, which I’d hope a monster that needs so many resources has protection, because it’s a massive target being as big as it is. Once per turn, you can target a card your opponent controls and destroy it, but if you used Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon as material (once again, it can be treated as Blue-Eyes White Dragon on the field or in the grave for your Polymerization or Dragon’s Mirror needs) you can destroy up to three cards with this effect. Well it keeps the Alternative White Dragon’s destruction effect whether you used it as material or not, but I like the benefit of using Alternative White Dragon as the material to destroy up to three cards, and I’m happy it doesn’t make you use three Alternative White Dragons for that effect. I’d still wish it’d just require 3 Level 8 Blue-Eyes Monsters just so you don’t have to summon or send the Alternative White Dragon to the grave while also being allowed to use Dragon Spirit of White or Blue-Eyes Solid Dragon as material, but I guess it isn’t hard to get Alternative White Dragon on the field while also getting to two other Blue-Eyes White Dragons. This card cannot attack the turn you use the destruction effect, which I wish it only counted for if it had the destroy up to three effect, because destroying one should be something this card can do without a downside while I can understand a restriction like that for destroying three cards, but I guess it also keeps in theme for Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon. This is a really good retrain of the original Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, though as I said last Friday it’s easy to be better than a monster with no real effect, and easily the best of the three Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon forms. If you want to play this with Dragon’s Mirror (or Polymerization if you are willing to use more field/hand resources) then be my guest, just use Alternative White Dragon to summon this at least just so you get maximum value.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 5/5 Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is cool, Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is cool, so I’m glad this one lived up to the artwork standards (but it was drawn by Takahashi, so I would expect it to be amazing).
Last week closed with a revamped and improved Magician of Black Chaos, and this week concludes with a revamped and improved Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, in Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon. Everything here from Type, Attribute, attack and defense, still matches the original BEUD, so nothing worth noting there. Still requires three BEWD for a Fusion Summon.
Not that there aren’t a million easier ways to perform a Fusion these days, especially where Dragons are concerned. So, immunity from the opponent’s card effects or being targeted/destroyed by them. There’s nothing not to like about that. However you brought this card out, that level of protection is very impressive, especially adding the 4500 attack on that equation.
Once per turn, you can Target and destroy a card your opponent controls. ANY card, face-up/down, Monster/Magic/Trap, so that’s a big bonus. Finally, if you used a Blue Eyes Alternative White Dragon for Fusion (which is easy enough, and I assume the smart player did) you can Target and destroy 3 cards your opponent controls instead. 3 heads, 3 cards, I like it. BEAUD can’t attack if you do though.
If you have a loaded board, that shouldn’t matter, but I wouldn’t trade an attack with this guy to destroy 3 cards if it’s the only Monster you control. I guess it could set you up for a safer attack next round, but I’m still not sold on that. Fun as it is to destroy multiple cards in a turn. This guy can definitely be a brute, and his various effects make him troublesome.
Art: 3/5 I’m actually not a big fan. All those blue spots on the body make it reminiscent of Stardust Dragon, and I don’t like this meshed artwork here. The background is fun though.
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