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  Rodi Gale, Night Guardian

Card # DM23

Date Reviewed: 09.21.05

Constructed Average Rating: 1.75
Limited Average Rating: 2.5

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

Lee Sandow
The good news is, I passed my next test.  The BAD news is, we're clearly scraping the bottom of the barrel here by having to review this card...

Rodi Gale, Night Guardian
Cost: 4
Civilization: Light
Card Type: Creature
Race:  Guardian
•    Darkness Stealth
Flavor Text: "There's a really good chance I don't care what is written here.  You wanna challenge that?" - Lee Sandow, the Bored
Power:  3500
Mana Generated: 1
Rarity: Common
Card Number: 23/55

Yeah, he's nothing special, let's review...

Civilization:  He's light, so he fits in a deck using light.  He's a guardian, so you can always evolve him into one of the guardian evoutions that nobody uses anyway.  Of course, La Ura Giga is better for evoing anyway...

Cost: Four mana.  Meh, middle of the road, nothing really fits this description for light, so, meh.
Power:  3500 for 4 mana is  little lacking, but it isn't too scewed.  This guy CAN survive a Pyrofighter, so he's alright by me.

Abilities: If the opponent uses Darkness Mana, this guy can't be blocked.  I guess he makes a decent attacker to fight the popular Blue Black/ RBD/ BUG/ OMGWTFBBQ decks out there...  Still, this is only Ok...

Constructed overview: It just BEGS to be Coriled...  I'm sorry, but I really can't recomend this card.  He's too situational, and if you are worried about blockers, try a Crystal Paladin.  I'm serious.  1/5

Limited overview: His power is at least decent here.  Oh, and need I mention there are very few blockers in this set anyways?  2/5

I'll use this spot to PROMOte friday's card...
Horus Master lv8
    Hurricane Horus is back home...  Today we will review an interesting light card... I don't particulary care for it.  But before I say more, here is the review!!
Name: Rodi Gale, Night Guardian
Cost: 4
Race: Guardian
Civilization: Light
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Darkness stealth (This creature can't be blocked while your opponent has any darkness cards in his mana zone.)
Flavor Text:
The wounds of war run deep . . . and are full of pus.
Power: 3500
Mana Number: 1
Artist: Shishizaru
Rarity: C
Collector Number: 13
Type/Civilization: Today's card couldn't come from a more well-known type for Light evolutions.  It's type is none other than, Guardian!!  Okay that was lame.  Anyways, since it is a Guardian, it's a Light card.  Light is one of those civilizations that doesn't get the respect that it deserves.  Though it can be pretty dangerous if used correctly.  Anyways let's move on.
Cost/Power Ratio: Light is pretty good when it comes to this.  Plenty of Light's creatures have very good ratios.  This creature's is no different.  I consider 4/3500 very good.  However, I have seen many times that good ratios sometimes lead to either :
a.) Not so good effects
b.) Okay effects but not as "useful"

Effect: Once again history repeats itself.  This effect IMO would be classified under the second letter, b.  Many players use darkness. However, they will mostly use it as "destruction".  The most commonly played decks that include Darkness creatures only use around 1-3 blockers.  The most commonly used is Bloody Squito. It is probably the only blocker that is used that has the power to destroy Rodi Gale.  What I am trying to get across is that I don't think that you should use your deck space for this creature.  Though this is my own personal opinion, this is what I think other people will say. 
Constructed: 2.5/5  I believe that because of it's power, that it deserves a high 2.
Limited: 3/5  You may disagree, but remember this is limited.  As long as your opponent doesn't get his/her Hopeless Vortex or other destruction cards, this may pose a threat. 
Overall: 2.75/5 Meh, a little underaverage.  It can do.
Well, that is all for now.  PLEASE send comments or if you want to chat to danieljs@bellsouth.net 'Till next time, happy dueling.  PS: You may catch me on MSN too at danieljs@bellsouth.net

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