Dictator of D. – #BACH-EN005
While you control a “Blue-Eyes” monster, you choose the attack targets for your opponent’s attacks. You can only use each of the following effects of “Dictator of D.” once per turn. You can send 1 “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” from your hand or Deck to the GY; Special Summon this card from your hand. You can discard 1 “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”, or 1 card that mentions it, then target 1 “Blue-Eyes” monster in your GY; Special Summon it.
Date Reviewed: April 11th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Looks like we’re going with Blue-Eyes this week, fitting with the Dark Magician support we covered recently. Lets start off with Dictator of D.
Instead of the protection Lord offers, Dictator chooses which Blue-Eyes monsters get targeted for attacks. Not as good as the protection Lord offers, but Dictator is still a target for the first effect or attack to get rid of that restriction.
Special Summon ability from the hand by ditching a BEWD is an easy way to make Dictator an extender. Discard a BEWD or any card mentioning it (like another copy of this) for a “Blue-Eyes” monster Special Summon is an end-around to Special Summon your big Blue-Eyes Monsters as long as you discard “Blue-Eyes White Dragon”. You’re unlikely to ditch a spell referencing the iconic dragon, maybe a trap if you run any other than True Light.
Dictator of D. is a more offensive version of Lord of D. It’s Continuous effect will attract your opponent’s attention, but the best part of Dictator is making it easier to summon a Blue-Eyes monster to smash your opponent.
Until Next Time,
Time for Blue-Eyes to get his time in the spotlight alongside Dark Magician, starting with a retrain of Lord of D. to finally be Blue-Eyes support: Dictator of D.
Dictator of D. is a Level 4 DARK Spellcaster with 1200 ATK and 1100 DEF. Meh stats, but being a DARK Spellcaster is great and in Blue-Eyes gives you help for Chaos options. You get to choose the attacks of your opponent’s monsters if you control a Blue-Eyes, so you can ensure they aren’t attacking your 1200 ATK monster and instead have to hit the 2500-3000 ATK monsters. The remaining effects of this card are a hard once per turn, first letting you send a Blue-Eyes White Dragon from hand or Deck to the graveyard to Special Summon this from your hand, giving you a free body on board and a Blue-Eyes in the graveyard. Second effect lets you discard Blue-Eyes White Dragon or any card that mentions it to Special Summon a Blue-Eyes from your graveyard, which helps for graveyard setup and getting a Blue-Eyes on board. It’s a really good piece of support for Blue-Eyes, and probably the best of the Lord of D. series of cards, even if this one is specific to Blue-Eyes. It sets your graveyard up and gets you board presence, so it’s a worthwhile addition to the Blue-Eyes strategy.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4/5 Is that supposed to be a Blue-Eyes staff? I want one.
It’s not Dark Magician support without Blue-Eyes support trailing close behind; this week covers the new Blue-Eyes White Dragon support introduced in Battle of Chaos, starting with Dictator of D., a retrain of another classic Kaiba card, Lord of D. It’s identical to its original counterpart, being a level 4 DARK spellcaster with 1200 attack and 1100 defense. Much like the original, it has pathetic stats even for a level 4 monster, though I suppose it makes sense given that effect monsters were at a premium in ancient times.
While the original Lord of D. boasts an unimpressive protection effect, Dictator of D. instead goes for a Blue-Eyes support route; while you control a Blue-Eyes monster, you can choose your opponent’s attack targets. In practical terms, this makes Dictator mostly safe during the battle phase, which is good since it has horrendous attack and defense. Dictator’s second effect is a hard once per turn, letting you send a blue-Eyes White Dragon from your hand or deck to the graveyard to special summon it from your hand. Foolishing a Blue-Eyes is always nice for combos, so being able to summon this guy without consuming your normal is an added bonus. Its last effect is also a hard once per turn, letting you discard a Blue-Eyes White Dragon or a card that mentions it in order to special summon a Blue-Eyes monster from your graveyard. While I’m usually not a fan of 2 card combos just to get out Blue-Eyes, this effect combos beautifully well with the second effect, so I can’t complain about it. Overall, while the first effect isn’t so great, Dictator of D. is a great way to efficiently access your Blue-Eyes monsters and is an amazing improvement over the original, specifically catered towards Blue-Eyes.
Art: 3.5/5 The armor looks more silly than cool to me, but it’s gaudy and over-the-top like other Blue-Eyes accessories so it’s oddly fitting.
Last week focused on new Dark Magician support, so it only makes sense that we take a look at some of the more recent Blue-Eyes stuff too! We’re starting things off with a retrained version of Lord of D. – the Dictator of D. He’s overall better than the original, but there’s still a neat trick that ONLY the original can pull off.
Dictator can special summon himself by pitching a Blue Eyes from either Hand or Deck. Obviously, sending from the Deck is the better choice here. This effect also sets up his next ability: By discarding a Blue-Eyes-related card, you can Monster Reborn a Blue Eyes.
I like that this effect feels a bit like the Flute of Summoning Dragon. One last thing Dictator can do is that he can manipulate your opponent’s monster into attacking what YOU want them to attack (so long as you also control a Blue Eyes). This effect makes him feel most similar to his original version, Lord of D. Except instead of granting Targeting protection, it gives you slight Battle protection.
Like with the Original Lord of D., Dictator doesn’t have any good stats to speak of, so you’re really only playing him for his effects. That being said, Blue-Eyes has garnered TONS of support over the years (and I’ll be honest, I’m not familiar with all of it). So I don’t know if Dictator is good enough to warrant a spot in a Blue Eyes deck. He certainly offers some swarming capabilities while simultaneously granting access to important cards that are stuck in the Main Deck earlier. But I don’t think Blue Eyes really has an issue with swarming the field.
Advanced Rating – 3/5
Art – 3.5/5
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