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CCG Card of the Day
Reviewed December 16, 2002
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5
1 being the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Prepared Dodge- This card is a very
horrible card, in fact I have never even considered using it, ever!
The only people that use this card are people that dont have
yamcha's skillful defense and goku's super saiyan
blast, which are a lot better. This card just doesnt cut it.
TE, this card is even worse, but since i cant give it a worse
The only thing this card is better than is like, mother's touch and
smokescreen, and it isnt much better.
I don't see why anyone would ever play this card. Yamcha's
Skillful Defense and Goku's Super Saiyan Blast are so much better.
Don't play this card.
In Standard, no. Hey, it can lower anger.
In Tuff Enuff, no, never....ever.
For starting players, this is card that saves your life. Stopping
with a nice anti anger add-on could be a life saver versus your
Vegeta Black wielding friend. Play this with cards like Mothers
Touch, Smokescreen and Vegetas Physical Defense, and you have
a defensive barrier that will drive your friend nuts. However, once
you make that big move from playing with your friends to playing in
tournaments, this card isn’t all that it seems.
For expert players, this card is used more as a mark on the
Scrub-O-Meter. If you walk into a tournament with a set of these in
your deck, be prepared to be laughed at. True, Prepared Dodge may
not be as bad as Raditz Total Defense when constructing a deck, but
all aged players know that there are much better options when it
comes down to choosing a Duel-Block.
Prepared Dodge has more than enough problems going for it. The first
thing someone will point out if they catch you running Prepared
Dodge is that it’s a Combat card. Good combat cards like
Confrontation and Android 18’s Staredown are the reason Trunks
Energy Sphere is played, but when TES can stop a Prepared Dodge, its
all the better. Three Copies of Trunks Energy Sphere are in EVERY
tournament level deck. Theres no reason to leave yourself more
vulnerable to a card if you can run Gokus Super Saiyan Blast(GSSB)
or Yamchas Skillful Defense(YSD) that each give the same effect in
Energy Combat form. The usual benefit of a card being Combat (PAHG/KC)
isn’t really needed as a Time is a Warriors Tool or Super Saiyan
Effect would be better in nearly all situations. Also keep in mind
that Prepared Dodge is also worthless if you happen to encounter a
Piccolos Fist Block, and that -1 to anger will rarely come in handy.
The introduction of Focused attacks has hurt Duel-Blocks as a whole.
There really is no reason to ever run more than 2/2 of GSSB and YSD,
let alone 3/3. Cards that Attack or Block such as Black Turning
Kick, Blue Arm Blast, and Orange Energy Setup tend to have a
monopoly over other blocks in the current environment. Plus the
Introduction of cards like Pikkons Leg Catch, and the revival of
Gokus Energy Absorbtion have taken away the precious slots that
might have been used on duel blocks. I usually run a 1/1 Yamchas
Skillful Defense/Gokus Super Saiyan Blast to counter Solar Flare and
to fish out with cards like Namekians Strike or Orange Uppercut, but
Ive never played Prepared Dodge in anything but draft. A nice card
in a intermediate stage, but a card that was designed to be mocked
in advanced play.
Standard - 2/5 (Technically not a bad card, but there has always
Tuff Enuff - 2.1/5
Back by popular demand, its DBM! Lets
see, prepared dodge. This card
is huge. In fact, its so huge its annoying. Let me put it this way.
Akey put it very simply at worlds : "Here's how you tell a good
player from a bad player. Good players play cards like Krillin's
Heat Seeking Blast and
Time Is A Warrior's Tool. Bad players play cards like Prepared
This card is almost from the Saiyan Saga, and it came out in such a
set too. If you're so paranoid about blocking, at least play
Skillful Defense or Goku's Super Saiyan Blast! so they can't be
Energy Sphered. If I catch you playing this against me at a
prepare for a brutal thrashing of your ego.
Rating : 1.2/5