Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End – #IOC-000
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your GY. Once per turn: You can pay 1000 LP; send as many cards in both players’ hands and on the field as possible to the GY, then inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each card sent to the opponent’s GY by this effect. You cannot activate other cards or effects during the turn you activate this card’s effect.
Date Reviewed: February 27th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
From the beginning to the end, we now look at the card we know Konami would of never brought back if it wasn’t for the errata it received: Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End.
CED is a Level 8 DARK Dragon with 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF. Again, great stats and this time probably an even better combination of Type and Attribute with DARK Dragon. So this also cannot be Normal Summoned or Set and must first be Special Summoned from the hand by banishing a LIGHT and DARK from the grave, which again is so easy. This has one lone effect that’s a soft once per turn, letting you pay 1000 LP to send as many cards in both players’ hands and fields to the graveyard and then burning the opponent for 300 times the number of cards sent to their graveyard. I mean, a field and hand nuke this powerful is very strong, it’s what allowed the Yata Lock of old to be done with such ease. The nerf of the damage from all cards to just the opponent’s is not the end of the world really, as the damage wasn’t the biggest part of this card most of the time. The change to this card that destroyed any viability it had was the added clause where you cannot use cards or effects the turn you activate this card’s effect, and yes that’s before and after, so it’s going to be hard to trigger this when you’re likely using effects every turn. If this is your only effect you’re using, you better make sure it wins you the game, which is harder with the effect damage nerf, making that more relevant now. If you don’t win with this, your opponent is likely going to resolve several effects in their graveyard to make a comeback while you’re stuck with nothing at this point. At the very least, it could of prevented you from using effects after this card resolves so you can do some stuff and then nuke with this. Now you’re stuck with a card that’s very hard to use and only really sees plays since you can search it with Melody of Awakening Dragon for a free Special Summon, which even then you can just summon multiple Chaos Dragon Levianeers in a turn if you really wanted to or use the retrain this card got a few years back. If Konami ever does revisit some of the cards they errataed to hopefully take the unplayable ones and make them redeemable without still making them broken as years past, I hope they give Chaos Emperor Dragon a boost to be useable again, but the retrain suggests that this card is stuck with the errata that destroyed the viability of this card.
Advanced Rating: 1.5/5
Art: 5/5 At least the art still makes this look like a dominant force.
BLS more or less survived the test of time, as well as he could. CED, however, was the victim of an errata or 6 (or even more) and one of the most feared and devastating cards in the game is a shell of its former self. The nerfage on this card IS actually rather welcome, and appropriate (somewhere there has to be a figure for how many games were won/lost via the original Effect of this card) where the Burn Damage from CED is the same, but you can’t combo or activate other Cards or Effects (and even some of those are garbage now too we use to use with this *cough Ring of Destruction cough*) which is something we could’ve used a billion years ago upon legality, but where’s the fun in that, right? It’s sad how something could be and was that powerful we had to bring it down this much where it ends up just being nothing. It’s not without a use, but it’s a pale shadow of itself and its BLS counterpart now.
Art: 5/5 It does certainly have a great picture as well. The dragon is cool and creepy looking, but I like the orange/gold aura from BLS better than the purple one here
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