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  Armored Decimator Valkaizer

Card # DM71

Date Reviewed: 06.13.05

Constructed Average Rating: 3
Limited Average Rating: 3.5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.

Armored Decimator Valkaizer

I am in a hurry today so I am going to review armored decimator valkaizer quickly. It has a 1:1 pwr ratio which is not bad (5:50000), it evos from humans which is also pretty good, and lastly is the ability to destroy a creature with 4000 or less upon putting this in into the battle zone. I don't know why you would want to use this crad, as valdios is SO much better. On turn 5, if you have red and want creature destruction, you play searing wave. I really do not like this card because it is just nothing special and there are better choices. If you have a quick enough deck you should defeat your opponent before you even get 5 mana.

limited: Choya and migasa are the only other humans and they won't last long so don' use it. 2/5

constructed: There are MANY better choices than this and I am going to give it yet another 2/5.

art: Not bad, but it looks kinda like a cross dresser (imo). 2/5
White Wolf
Today we have one of the better cards out of Stomp-A-Trons.  Decimater is easily compared to Valdios, but they are so much different.  Why?  Because Valdios is used often in most red decks that want to rush.  Valkaiser can be used as a control card for a red/green deck while also working as a field clearer.
If you all haven't noticed, people are beginning to realize that blockers need to be above 3K power.  Sorry Hunter Fish, you've been replaced.  Why is this?  Because people don't understand the true power that Searing Wave has - and its run in multiples of 4 in EVERY red deck or deck containing red (sometimes 4 searing wave and 4 pyrofighter).  People use Wave to clear thier opponent's field of weenies and mini-blockers that everyone runs.  This can often lead into a troublesome time because when turn 7 comes around, out comes the Twin Cannon and then your in trouble...
Decimater does this much better.  While keeping a nice ratio of 1:1, he also loses Summoning Sickness (he is an evo afterall...).  Then, when he comes out, he pops a cap in a blocker's rear and blows a tapped creature to bits.  So for getting a 5000 attacker and your opponent losing two creatures, you lose what?  One card from your hand to play him, and that's all.
I've been trying to fit him into some decks, but there just alot of good red rush stuff out there that he just belongs in a blue/red or a red/green deck to own the field in the later game.
Constructed:  4/5 - I like him ALOT, maybe too much.  Heck, I may even use him over everyone's favorite human....
Limited:  5/5 - there's ALOT of good humans here, if you see him, use him...

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