Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede
February 18, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
I feel this card did not need the once per turn treatment. Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede is a Level 4 Earth Machine-type monster with 1800 Atk and 1000 Def. Those stats are actually really good. On its own, 1800 with Limiter Removal becomes 3600 Atk. I don’t think the name actually puts it in a particular theme, but Earth Machine is all it needs to be in Trains. If Normal or Special Summoned, you get the first once per turn effect of Special Summoning any different, targeted, neutered Earth Machine monster from the grave in def position. All by itself that effect is great. You can get a different Level 4 and go into XYZs, get a tuner for Synchros, go into Links, or just pull up a defender if you summon FPRS during your opponent’s turn. The second once per turn effect just lets you target any Face-up monster you control to make FPRS the same Level. However, you are then restricted from attacking with anything except XYZ Monsters. I do believe that this effect could be unlimited. What would be the harm of changing the Level a bunch of times per turn? The first effect is the real goodness here. Get a free grave monster, change the Level, XYZ and attack with a boss or burn with Gustav. During turn 1, you could go to Links since you can’t attack anyway. The only problem is you have to run 3 Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede if you want to see it. I don’t know if the Train deck or any other deck can search it (except Witch of the Black Forest lol). Happy Monday!
Score: 4.5/5 Art: 4.5/5
Moving forward we are now into Rank 10 Train Week with some good support to help summon your Rank 10 monsters, starting with Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede.
Stampede is a Level 4 EARTH Machine with 1800 ATK and 1000 DEF. Stats are pretty good on a Level 4 for me, EARTH and Machine is a good type/attribute combination as well. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned, you can target 1 EARTH Machine monster in your GY and Special Summon it in Defense Position with its effects negated. Negated effects are fine cause you’ll probably use this for an Xyz or maybe a Link Summon, if you summon an EARTH Machine with a different level, then Stampede has you covered for an Xyz Summon. You can target another face-up monster you control and the level of that monster and this card becomes either the level of the targeted monster or this card. If you want a Rank 4 but don’t have any Level 4s in your GY, then this can revive a different EARTH Machine to change its level to this, but you’ll more than likely use this to revive a Level 10 EARTH Machine and change this card’s level to 10 for a Rank 10 summon since that is what the Rank 10 Train deck wants to do, I mean it is named after summoning Rank 10s. If you use the level changing effect, only Xyz monsters can attack that turn but you are using that effect to Xyz Summon, so that is just fine. Both effects are hard once per turn so you can’t Link Summon then try to get another one of these out for an Xyz Summon to the Main Monster Zone, but don’t worry cause there is another card to help get a Link Monster out. Flying Pegasus might be useful in more EARTH Machine decks to help with some Xyz or Link Combos. Ancient Gears and Deskbots have a ton of EARTH Machines, so this is an option in there, but this card shines the best in a Rank 10 Train deck and is a good three of in that deck since monsters enter the GY in that deck fairly quickly.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.25/5 I don’t think one horse is enough to pull a whole train.
All aboard! It’s train week in Legendary Duelist month her on Pojo! Flying Pegasus Railroad Stampede (say that five times fast) is an Earth attributed, Machine type Monster, with 1800 attack and 1000 defense, also Level 4. So, first off you note that a Normal OR Special Summon of this card gives you an Earth/Machine Monster from your Graveyard. Said Monster has its effect(s) negated and is placed in defense position.
Free Summons are always a good thing, and the fact you don’t have to burn your Normal Summon to do it is an equally good thing. In this instance, the loss of effect(s) shouldn’t be any real issue, as you’re very likely going to XYZ/Synchro/Link, maybe even Tribute that card (and possibly this) into something better and more powerful anyway. Everyone appreciates easier/quicker Summons.
Level Manipulation also comes into play here with the second effect. Targeting another face-up Monster you control lets you make them the same level. (Make that card the Level of this card, or vice versa). Also a great combo oriented effect, and since we’re all about the Level 10 Trains this week, by reviving a Level 10 with the first effect, and making this Level 10 with the second…Rank 10 like that.
The latter effect prevents you from attacking with non XYZ Monsters for the turn you use it, but since you’re using that TO FORM XYZ MONSTERS, that’s not an issue at all either. This card is good in various builds, a good attacker in itself with the 1800 attack, and has two rather useful effects. This Pegasus certainly plays well with others, no?
Art: 4.5/5 I mean, it IS a Pegasus…and it IS flying, and there is a train behind it. I guess the stampede part is when it hits? And, by definition, a stampede is multiple animals, not just one. Maybe they’re in the train? Also, if a Pegasus can fly, why would you need a railroad? I don’t see the railroad either, and given the cosmic colors and background, I feel this is in space/flying. I do rather like the colors and picture, though.
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