Exodia, the Legendary Defender
October 23, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Exodia, the Legendary Defender continues a line of Exodia monsters.
Again, “Cannot be Special Summoned.” is a bad way of starting a monster’s card text. Five monsters is A LOT to commit to this if you wish, but that is the whole point of the monster. Gain ATK/DEF from the monsters tributed is an effect we’ve seen before, but “original” ATK/DEF prevents any kind of shenanigans. If you go for the five monster tribute, and find yourself able to destroy a DARK Fiend that is owned by your opponent, you win the duel. That’s a pretty obscure effect to have, but it’s fitting with the lore of Exodia and Zork, but within the game, it’s all-but impossible to get this off. Your opponent has to own the DARK Fiend, you can’t give it to them. You gotta use five monsters to Special Summon this, and the ATK of Exodia has to be more than the DARK Fiend. Burning Abyss players would be the most vulnerable to this card, and if you could use Scapegoat alongside this card then I’d say we have something more than nothing, but we have nothing.
Art-5/5- Different take on Exodia, more sinister, dark, not quite Necross but still imposing.
Until Next Time
Well here’s one of the most situational cards I’ve ever seen, Exodia, the Legendary Defender.
Exodia, the Legendary Defender is a Level 10 DARK Spellcaster with ? ATK and DEF. So I’ll get into how this thing gets its stats in a bit, but DARK and Spellcaster are something I like. This thing cannot be Special Summoned, but you can Tribute Summon (but not Set) this monster by tributing 5 monsters. Well that’s a lot to invest into a monster, but if you are playing this, you are likely doing this to try and pull off the other effect, so that’s probably should of just said that’s how you have to Tribute Summon this and be on our way with it, but I guess you can tribute 2 if you wish. It gains ATK and DEF equal to the original ATK and DEF of the tributed monsters, so it’s basically Maju Garzett with DEF as well. If you summoned it by tributing 5 monsters and you attack and destroy a DARK Fiend monster owned by your opponent, you win the Duel at the end of the Damage Step. This is basically a reference to when Exodia battled Zorc, and Dark Master – Zorc is a DARK Fiend, so makes sense. However, that’s probably the most specific win condition ever. You got to tribute 5 monsters for this thing (shades of Exodia having 5 pieces back in the day) and you got to kill a DARK Fiend owned by the opponent (so no giving them one, but it’s shades of battling Zorc as I mentioned). You can turn your opponent’s monster into a DARK Fiend, because the odds of your opponent having a DARK Fiend naturally are low unless they play Burning Abyss, so you’d probably use the DNA cards, Reprodocus, and/or Lair of Darkness to try and pull this off. Otherwise it’s never happening. It’s a very cool card for anime lore, but anime lore doesn’t not always equate to viability. Build a deck around trying to pull this off, cause that’s the only way you could possibly pull this off I imagine.
Advanced Rating: 1.5/5
Art: 5/5 It’s Exodia, you should always expect it to look breathtaking.
In my searches, I found there are a LOT more Exodia variations than I knew about. Anyway, this is a different take on Exodia, with a lot of investment needed, with an instant win payoff, but in an unconventional manner. Anyway…Dark, Spellcaster, Level 10, ? attack and defense…5 Tributes for a Normal Summon or Set, and (in my Robin Williams voice) ix nay on Special Summons.
So, the attack and defense is equal to the 5 Monsters combined attack and defense that you, which can be potentially very fun. I mean, if you know you have a straight shot, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to assume this guy should be at 5000 attack rather easily. A Dark Fiend being killed by this card gives you a win, which is cool, but incredibly specific, and not very likely. Fun? I’m sure. Likely to be destroyed in countless ways?
Also, I’m sure.
Art: 4.5/5 I like this, but that Exodia looks…creepy? Halloween appropriate I guess, but I don’t like the mash of colors here, and I don’t care a great deal about the background. But I like that more than the body of this Exodia
Guest Reviewer – Alvin
I just want to give my input slightly on this. But with the use of soul exchange (since it hasn’t been banned for awhile) can help with the 5 tributes. On top of that, it’s easy for your opponent to have multiple high hitting cards with most metal decks these days in one turn. So in turn it can potentially hit for a high amount.
The secondary effect is really situational though and I just wanted to make it known that I don’t think this is a horrible card…not the greatest but not horrible.
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