Dragon’s Mirror – #CRV-EN040
Fusion Summon 1 Dragon Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, by banishing Fusion Materials listed on it from your field or GY.
Date Reviewed: July 29th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Dragon’s Mirror is an old favorite of mine and our Throwback choice this week.
Simple card to use: banish materials on the field or in the grave for a Dragon Fusion. Used this back in the day to bring out Five-Headed Dragon, and I guess today you’d still use it as it is the easiest way to summon that monster. Card pool has grown and more targets have emerged for Dragon’s Mirror to be utilized. Branded Fusion Monsters can be summoned using this and then have the banished monster(s) added back later through the Branded spell/trap cards. Dragon’s Mirror has always been a good fusion card, the only problem is that it isn’t searchable except through means that are not practical. The only other downside to this card would be it not involving the hand like Poly and other fusion cards do, but the grave has become far more used in the game which benefits this card.
For a card that was first released 16 years ago next week, Dragon’s Mirror is a restrictive card that can still find use in Dragon-Type strategies that choose to Fusion Summon.
Until Next Time
It’s gonna get hard to thematically match old cards to the lore, but with most of the Albaz Fusions being actual Dragons, we got something that fits in well with Dragon’s Mirror.
Dragon’s Mirror is a Normal Spell that lets you Fusion Summon any Dragon Fusion by banishing monsters from your field or graveyard as material. A Miracle Fusion for generic Dragon Fusions is great. Blue-Eyes can at least have a more consistent way to summon the Ultimate Dragons. Five-Headed Dragon becomes much easier to access. Zombies can get to Nethersoul Dragon since that’s a Dragon type and not Zombie. And of course, you can use this with Albaz to summon some of the Fusions. The ones tied to Tri-Brigade and Springans are sadly off access since they’re Beast and Machine respectively. You at least get Titaniklad and Albion and eventually Masquerade as options. I’m sure the pool will grow for Albaz and I’m sure we’ll get more Dragon Fusions. Another case of a card not exactly being spectactular or unique, but pretty good for what it does still.
Advanced Rating: 3.75/5
Art: 3/5 Well… it’s a dragon coming from a mirror, I don’t know what else you’d expect.
I admit, I didn’t check the non-archived CotD (Could Pojo/Austin please do that) but if we haven’t done this in this section, we haven’t looked at this in nearly FIFTEEN YEARS, and what a crime that is. Throwback Thursday is best friend to your Dragon Fusions (and certainly was post Cyber Stein to BEUD and Five God Dragon). Dragons are arguably powerful as ever, as is the removal aspect of the game, so you’re probably excited when you play this and removing multiple Dragons to bring out your powerhouse. This, ironically, while can be used with FoA actually does better in more direct Dragon Themes and Tones, Deck wise, but that doesn’t mean the former can’t still benefit from this. Tbh, there’s nothing particularly SPECIAL, or game breaking about this card. It was one of the first Theme specific Fusions to focus on removal (I won’t count Fusion Gate, as that’s a Field Magic all its own). Any Dragon hybrid at all, that has Dragon Fusions, should use this. The more you run, the more of these I’d run too.
Art: This is, as advertised…and I guess we kinda faintly perhaps get a bit of fusion around the neck of the Dragon there, but it’s cool to see a Fusion pic not associated with swirling directly. ALSO, I think it would’ve been cool maybe to see three BEWD look in the Mirror and BEUD staring back (or the same for Five God Dragon, whatever).
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