(Quick Effect): You can discard this card to the GY, then target 1 card in your opponent’s GY; banish that target.
October 1st, 2020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Throwback Thursday time and today is an old favorite of Main and Side Decks alike: D.D. Crow.
The crow has been a staple in Yu-Gi-Oh since its arrival and I don’t think it will truly ever leave. Hand Trap that gets rid of a monster your opponent has in the grave, D.D. Crow is that turn-saving little guy that you love to see. Chain to a targeted monster in the grave and banish it before your opponent capitalizes on their effect, banish a monster going to the graveyard before its effect can resolve, or simply take a monster out of the grave that you don’t want to be there. This card would pick at Chaos-based graveyard, eliminating the potential for quick summons, while getting rid of useful monsters at the same time. Long long ago when Crush Card Virus was not errata’d, this was one of the players favorite targets, making it a three of in most decks alongside Sangan (another target). As the game shifted more to use the grave, the more potential for play D.D. Crow has gotten.
Still a solid and chap Side Deck option.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday we’ll take a look at the additional Starlight Rare from Rise of the Duelist, something that could become tradition with main sets when we look at the best cards. Today we’ll take a look at D.D. Crow.
D.D. Crow is a Level 1 DARK Winged Beast with 100 ATK and DEF. Stats are not winning any battles, but being DARK is good alongside Winged Beast, plus you got a nice little Rank 1 in Lyriluscs to search this card if needed. The lone effect of this card is a Quick Effect to discard it to target a card in the opponent’s graveyard and banish it. A simple effect that can really harm the opponent depending on what you hit and when you hit it. If the opponent targets a monster in their graveyard to revive or grab back to the hand, you can respond with this to banish that targeted monster and the opponent’s effect just resolves without ever benefiting them, and it works with Spells or Traps as well, though Traps you might want to be careful since most of them with graveyard effects could likely activate in response to D.D. Crow. It might be format dependent at times, but it fills a role that can put you in a winning scenario if timed right. It’s one of the first hand traps in the game and it’s stood the test of time just fine.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4/5 Nice Dimensional Fissure in the background, the Crow itself looks fine as well.
D.D. Crow is a fun choice for Throwback Thursday I remember it’s initial review upon release so many years ago. Crow may be better now than it ever was. Stats are irrelevant (good as Dark is) as we play this for its effect.
The effect having become Quick only makes this card better. Discarding to the Graveyard to remove an opponent’s card from play can be absolutely game changing if done properly and timely.
It is a Targeting effect but with so many Graveyard removal plays in the game and an ever growing pool of them, Crow only becomes more powerful. This is a solid play in the Main and Side Deck. It’s not only stood the test of time but improved.
Art: Much like swirls are associated with Fusion, there’s a nice cross dimensional Fissure here. The crow reminds me of a crow version of robot chicken. I am a fan 5/5
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