Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon
If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can add 1 Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand, that specifically lists the card “Gaia the Dragon Champion” in its text. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 “Gaia the Dragon Champion” in your Monster Zone; negate the effects of face-up monsters your opponent currently controls with ATK less than or equal to it until the end of this turn. You can only use each effect of “Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon” once per turn.
October 13th, 2020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon is better than its original Curse of Dragon form, but not by much.
CoD,tCD (longest abbreviation ever for me I think) regains all the original stats of Curse of Dragon, minus being treated as such, so it can’t be used as Fusion Material for the original Gaia the Dragon Champion, but can be used for Sky Galloping Gaia the Dragon Champion and the new Gaia the Magical Knight of Dragons . Its effect is meant to be triggered off being summoned by Gaia the Magical Knight, but if you summon it outside of that monster, you get the spell/trap archetype search that says “Gaia the Dragon Champion” in its text. Five cards in total isn’t bad for search targets. Spiral Reborn and Spiral Fusion have the most broad reach in terms of play, not needing “Gaia the Dragon Champion” on the field to be useful. If you have Gaia the Dragon Champion on the field you can blanket negate your opponents monsters merely by sending Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon to the grave somehow. It can also be searched better than the original and the retrained version of itself, but that doesn’t change the fact that the negation ability works only if Gaia the Dragon Champion is already on the field to be targeted.
A better retrain and more searchable than its previous forms, and good within its own archetype, but that’s about it.
Until Next Time
A new Gaia wasn’t enough as now we got a retrain of Curse of Dragon as well: Curse of Dragon, the Cursed Dragon.
Cursed Dragon is a Level 5 DARK Dragon with 2000 ATK and 1500 DEF. Fine stats on Level 5, DARK is great and Dragon is phenomenal. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned, you can search for any Spell or Trap that lists Gaia the Dragon Champion in its text from your Deck to your hand, which is pretty good since the archetype finally got a full lineup of Spells and Traps that aren’t just Spiral Spear Strike. You got a Fusion Spell, Field Spell, revival, and some popping each turn to name a few of the cards. If this card is sent to the graveyard, you can target a Gaia the Dragon Champion you control to negate the effects of all monsters the opponent controls with ATK less than or equal to your targeted monster, which works when you consider you can easily get your Gaias above 5000 ATK now, basically guaranteeing some negation. It’s only for the turn, but it clears out the opponent’s disruptive effects by forcing them out or gets rid of pesky immunities some cards might have. Each effect is a hard once per turn, and that’s fine cause like yesterday I doubt you’re going to need to resolve this more than once a turn to do what you want. It’s a good retrain, especially considering the original is a vanilla and the previous retrain wasn’t too good. Certainly the best Level 5 Dragon for you Gaia users.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 5/5 A little less basic than the original Curse of Dragon to give it its own appeal.
Our retrain of Gaia yesterday was a modest improvement over the original. Our Curse of Dragon retrain today isn’t as fortunate. Even the name is lazy how a Curse of Dragon is now also a Cursed Dragon. The only change here from the original at face value is Dark over Earth. Which I must admit is a plus. A Normal or Special Summon nets you a Magic card specifically listing the Dragon Champion in its text. Which is something, even if not terribly useful, and a rather limited pool. If this goes to the Graveyard, no mandate as to how or by who, allows you to negate all opponent Monster effects with attack to or less than equal to a Gaia the Dragon Champion on your Field. Which is, again, something. And is useful even in brief. But you’re not always going to have the Champion in the Field. It IS better than the original but marginally so.
Art: 2.5/5 Much lazier than yesterday and be similar to the original.
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