Borrelcode Dragon – #BODE-EN050
2+ Effect Monsters – This card cannot be destroyed by card effects while a Link Monster points to it. You can only use each of the following effects of “Borrelcode Dragon” once per turn. At the start of the Damage Step, if this card that was Link Summoned using 3 monsters as material battles an opponent’s monster: You can destroy all monsters on the field. You can banish this card from your GY; banish 1 DARK monster with 3000 or more ATK from the field, and if you do, Special Summon 1 “Topologic” monster from your Extra Deck or GY.
Date Reviewed: January 21st, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Borrelcode Dragon wraps up the week and is a new Link to the “Borrel” family, and is the first Link 3 for them.
2+ Effect Monsters seems to be the requirement to be in the “Borrel” family, 2500ATK is pretty good for a Link 3. Effect destruction protection if only being pointed at by a Link Monster works both ways: you or your opponent pointing at it. Naturally, you’d like to make an easy Link 1 or 2 and then get to your Link 3 Borrelcode, and it can be done with decent ease: Link climb into Borrelcode Dragon and simply Monster Reborn a previous Link Monster.
Board wipe of all monster except itself if you used three monsters to Link Summon it is a great effect to have early on because you are most likely to have the resources then. Of all the “Borrel” monsters, this monster has the most devastating effect in terms of raw power and upside, with potentially less materials needed to make it.
Banishing Borrelcode and a DARK 3000+ATK monster on the field for any Topologic monster from the grave or Extra Deck is good, but you are giving up a 3000+ATK DARK you may own and removing this card to get to any Topologic. Three of the four options are legal currently: two Link 4’s and a Link 3, all requiring 2+ Effect monsters, making this an even trade depending on how much it took to get the DARK 3000+ATK monster onto the field. All require monsters summoning themselves to link points any of these monsters points to to activate their effects, otherwise they’re just 2500+ATK beaters. You can do this merely by using Borrelcode and another effect monster to summon a “Borrel” Link 4, then use this card immediately to trade it for a Topologic, or get the most out of it then go for the Topologic.
I think Borrelcode’s best effect is the first effect. It has raw power, protection, and board-wipe ability all in a Link 3 package. The banish ability is a nice cherry on top though.
Until Next Time
The week ends off with the latest Borrel Link to the arsenal: Borrelcode Dragon.
Borrelcode Dragon is a Link-3 DARK Dragon with 2500 ATK and arrows pointing Up, Bottom-Left, and Bottom-Right. Good stats, Type/Attribute combo, and arrows. You just need 2+ Effect Monsters to summon this, so easy enough. This card cannot be destroyed by card effects while a Link Monster points to it, so you’ll likely need this in a Main Monster Zone for this effect, where the arrows are useless, but good protection. We got the remaining effects being a hard once per turn. First effect lets you destroy all monsters on the field if this Link Summoned card battles an opponent’s monsters and you summoned this with 3 monsters as material. So a board nuke effect is pretty good, so you’ll likely want to get a Link Monster to point to this to try and protect it from its own destruction ability. Second effect lets you banish this from the grave and a DARK monster with 3000+ ATK on field to summon a Topologic monster frorm the Extra Deck or graveyard, so you can swap a monster that might be locked down by the opponent for a Topologic monster that can be of use to you like Topologic Bomber Dragon, Zeroboros, and Trisbaena (if only Gumblar Dragon were legal for this). Overall, I’m kinda disappointed by this card, especially when I first saw the art and had high hopes for the card. It looks so cool, so I wanted it to be better, but it isn’t terrible.
Advanced Rating: 3/5
Art: 5/5 Could of probably passed this off as a Link-5 that’s a mix of Borreload Dragon and Topologic Bomber Dragon.
Wrapping up the week is the mascot card of Burst of Destiny, Borrelcode Dragon, a link 3 DARK dragon monster with up, bottom left, and bottom right arrows, which make it good for summoning first if you need arrows. It requires any two or more effect monsters, so typical requirements of a link 3. Contrary to what its name, arrows, attribute, requirements, and link rating may imply, it is not actually related to Decode Talker, being a reference to the Topologic series instead (which will be clear eventually!). 2500 attack is pretty good for a link 3, since link 3s in general tend to have mediocre attack compared to other extra deck monsters of the same caliber. Like all the other Borrel monsters, while not a Rokket by name, it is strongly associated with them so being a DARK dragon makes sense.
This guy’s invulnerable to card effects while a link monster points to it, so ideally you’ll summon it to a main monster zone and have something point to it. Both effects are hard once per turn, as expected of most modern cards. If you summoned Borrelcode with 3 materials, rather than 2, after Borrelcode declares an attack on a monster you can destroy all monsters on the field at the start of the damage step. It’s an on-demand nuke that synergizes well with its first effect, and if you happen to have Borrelguard Dragon pointing to it, you can do it every turn. After blowing itself up (probably by its own effect) or being run over, Borrelcode’s second effect allows you to banish it from your graveyard, then banish a DARK monster with 3000 or more attack from the field to special summon a Topologic monster straight from your extra deck or from your graveyard. While this effect isn’t terrible, it’s unlikely to come up in the same turn it’s destroyed since, unless it’s Borrelguard, Borrelcode will likely destroy all of your own monsters as well, though Topologic Zeroboros and Topologic Bomber Dragon are both great monsters to drop if you get the chance. I get where they’re going with this monster, but it’s hard to say if it has a place in any deck unless you’re going for a meme build.
Art: 5/5 Might not be the best monster but I can see why they chose it as the cover card, it’s bulky and mean while also having a sleek color scheme.
Does CotD for the weekend…forgets to to do CotD for today. Anyway, Borrelcode Dragon is a Dark/Dragon, Link 3 Monster, with 2500 attack and arrows pointing directly above as well as the bottom respective diagonals. Link Summon requires 2+ Effect Monsters. Immunity is good, even if conditional, and only from Card Effects…the condition being it has to be Linked to another Link Monster. Simple enough, and that should work for you more than it doesn’t. Also attached are two Effects you can use once each per Turn.
*It can nuke ALL Monsters on the Field at the start of the Damage Step so long as you used 3 Monsters as Link Material. This Effect is great for a couple of reasons. I suppose (assuming I read all this right) if it’s Linked as mentioned above, you could use this Effect and it wouldn’t destroy itself, which is pretty fantastic. But even so, it’s odd for a Monster wipe with a solid attack body of 2500. Sure that’s not going to get everything every time, and the wipe will help you probably more than it should.
*Removing this card from play from your Graveyard lets you also then remove a Dark Monster from the Field from play, so long as it had 3000 or more attack. If successful, you get to Special Summon a Topological Monster of your choice from your Extra Deck or Grave. Fun! So like the prior Effect being able to wipe the Field, here it can remove itself to remove something bigger than itself and granting you a new Monster at the same time.
This card is fun. It has a couple of cool Effects, that might not be the MOST reliable, but they will help you. The 2500 attack is high enough to take things down, but not so high enough it can’t be taken down itself.
Art: 4.5/5 There’s a LOT going on here
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