Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End
November 4, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End or CED starts off the Ban List week on CoTD, and it is only because of its errata that this card ever saw play in Advanced Format again.
The words “Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set” usually make a card all-but useless in terms of being an incredible card, but not for CED. One LIGHT and one DARK was easy, even back in the days of Invasion of Chaos, and are even easier now. Strong stats and support behind this card make it even more of a boss monster, but its field and hand clearing effect is what made it a terror. 1000LP is nothing to give up and after that unless your opponent negated it, you would do typically a great deal of damage or leave your opponent without cards while you’d blow up a searcher, get a monster (usually Yata) and lock them into defeat. Konami made this card playable by making the blowup effect the only effect you can activate the turn you play it, essentially giving your opponent the advantage because they will draw a card before you. Despite that, I still see a great deal of power and use possible for CED. You can setup your grave and blow up CED and be able to survive. An early CED can hurt your opponent more than you, and it is highly unlikely your opponent can finish you if you get this effect off with 8000LP each. Now there are decks that can benefit entirely against this effect like Burning Abyss, Shaddoll, and DANGER!
The game has changed since this mighty dragon ruled over the meta and caused a Forbidden List to be implemented, but like its counterpart BLS, I could see it being used. It won’t ever have its same level of power, but at least it can be played again.
Until Next Time
A new F/L List came out fairly recently and I went ahead and waited til we finished what I already had put up before we got to this, but I knew to delay Legendary Duelists month by a week since it the list would of been out by the time I would of wanted to get that started. To kick things off this week, we’ll look at a card that we never thought would be back at three and a card that shows how harsh erratas are, Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End.
CED is a Level 8 DARK Dragon with 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF. Great stats, good type, good attribute. CED cannot be Normal Summoned or Set and must be Special Summoned from the hand by banishing a LIGHT and DARK from your graveyard. Extremely easy summoning condition, just imagine it back in 2004 when boss monsters that were extremely easy to summon were extremely scarce. Stings that’s the only way you can summon it, but it isn’t the end of the world. Now to talk about the parts that changed. Once per turn, you can pay 1000 LP to send every card on the field and in both player’s hands as possible to the graveyard and then burn the opponent for 300 for each card that went to their graveyard. Before the errata, it used to burn for every card that went to the graveyard in general, yours and the opponents. The lowering of the amount of burn doesn’t hurt the card too much, if anything you can still get some good burn off it probably. The clause that destroyed the playability of this card was the fact you cannot use other cards or effects the turn you activate this effect. So it basically has to be the lone effect you use that turn, meaning you should hope this ends the game, otherwise your opponent will probably trigger a ton of graveyard effects while you can’t. It would of been nice if it at least said after this effect resolved, you cannot use other cards and effects since it was mostly abused with Sangan and/or Witch of the Black Forest to get Yata-Garasu, but they decided to nerf it harder and make this the only thing you can do in a turn. It went from being one of the best cards in the game, to being extremely niche in its use to where you’re better off playing Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning, Chaos Dragon Levianeer, or Chaos Emperor, the Dragon of Armageddon. It’s a massive fall from grace, but here we are now with three CEDs. At least it can be free Rank 8 fodder I guess when you don’t need the effect, but again you might as well play the previously mentioned cards since they are similar and have good effects.
Advanced Rating: 2.25/5 (5/5 without the errata)
Art: 5/5 You can never take away how terrifying this card looks at least.
It’s Throwback week here as we look at some changes on the most recent Forbidden list. Chaos Emperor Dragon-Envoy of the End is no longer the brute it once was, having received a nasty (and necessary?) errata. While incredibly easy to bring out via Special Summon (with only removing a Light and Dark Monster from your Graveyard from play) and having 3000 attack (which was seldom needed for anything).
But now, if you activate CED’s effect to blow up the world, you can activate NO other cards or effects in the turn you do. This effect could still win you a game at a late enough stage in the game, but it’s no longer as crippling or a guaranteed win when you do so (assuming it resolves and goes through at all, that is). Circling back, that does actually make the 3000 attack more important, at least on paper, no?
I suppose it’s an easy enough way to bring a Level 8 to the board for a big Extra Deck play, even if it seems blasphemous to bring out a CED just to use it to bring out something else. Amazing to see how one simple errata can drop one of the most terrifyingly powerful cards of all time to being an Unlimited card that is merely a shadow of its former self.
(Also, since all these cards have been reviewed before, I won’t be posting links to prior reviews, just as an fyi this week)
Rating: 3/5 CED is just average now. You could luck into a win with the burn, or push through an attack with the 3000 body, but yeah.
Art: 5/5 The art remains spectacular however, it does symbolize the end
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