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Pojo's Duel Masters Card of the Day

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  Ten-Ton Crunch

Card # DM-41

Date Reviewed: 10.05.06

Constructed Average Rating: 4
Limited Average Rating: 4.5

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


DRY 1337



Ten-Ton Crunch is one of those cards that most of us predicted we would see.  The funny thing is that even though it completes the Phantom Dragon’s Flame and Tornado Flame chain, it bears a name that does not end in “Flame”.  The card itself is not ground-breaking but it is still useful.


Ten-Ton Crunch


Cost: 4

Civilization: Fire

Type: Spell

Rules Text:

·         Shield trigger

·         Destroy one of your opponent's creatures that has power 3000 or less.


After seeing cards like Tornado Flame and Phantom dragon’s flame it’s easy to understand the reasoning behind the cost.  All of these cards are shield triggers and all of them destroy a creature that’s up to a certain amount of power.  Ten-Ton Crunch sits right in the middle, ready to destroy any creature 3000 or less.  Again, it’s pretty basic and nothing that we didn’t expect.


So does Ten-Ton Crunch offer any advantages over these other two cards?  I’ll just say that it depends.  When we get down to it, it looks like it was designed to be a Pyrofighter Magnus killer.  Since my meta is loaded with Pyrofighter spammers, it would make sense to load a deck with a few Ten-Ton Crunches.  So far it’s been very effective and in actuality it can efficiently destroy a wide number of creatures.  A lot of people may pass this off for being unimpressive but it gets the job done.


The Good:  It’s a Pyrofighter Magnus killer.


The Bad:  The 3000 power restriction is not the greatest thing.


The Ugly:  There are better things to play on turn 4.


Constructed Rating: 4/5 –  Every card in Duel Masters has a purpose and Ten-Ton Crunch is no exception.  Again, it kills Magnus and it gets the job done


Limited Rating: 4.5/5 – This beauty will shine in limited and will definitely come in handy when triggered as a shield.



Please feel free to post your comments, questions, and/or objections on the Message Board and I’ll be more than happy to respond.  Happy dueling!

- DRY 1337


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