Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher
September 2, 2019
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What an interesting card we have this Monday. Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher is a Level 8 Dark Machine-type monster with 2450 Atk and 2450 Def. Those stats are a bit low for Level 8, but the alternate summoning condition makes up for it. But before we get into the effects, its the stats that make Gizmek so versatile. Allure, Trade-In, and even Super Polymerization make this card a very easy card to work into decks that won’t mind an extra monster. Gizmek gets onto the field quite easily. Simply banish 8 cards face down from your deck to Special Summon this from your hand or grave as a Quick Effect. Being a Quick Effect lets you use this offensively or defensively. Obviously, creating more monsters helps you summon more monsters as well. The last effect costs 3 banished face-down Extra Deck monsters to destroy a targeted face-up monster. Both effects are once per turn and only one can be used that turn. Targeted destruction is everywhere, but it is a nice option if you are pushing for game. Don’t run this with reckless abandon, but do run it if you want an easy body on board. Certainly good for the early game. Happy Labor Day Monday! (Anyone can celebrate Labor Day since your mother probably went into labor to have you.)
Score: 4.25/5 Art: 4.5/5 Shiny Cyber End Dragon
I was going to do Rising Rampage much later in the year, but I didn’t want the set to get too old before we reviewed cards from it, so we’ll start looking into Rising Rampage with… *ahem*… Gizmek Orochi the Serpentron Sky Slasher
Gizmek is a Level 8 DARK Machine with 2450 ATK and DEF. Stats are pretty meh for Level 8, though it is a good level, and being DARK and Machine are really good qualities. If Gizmek is in your hand or graveyard, then as a Quick Effect you can banish the top 8 cards from your deck face-down to Special Summon it from the hand or graveyard, wherever it was. So hey, nice Trade-In synergy even though I don’t know how often those two will be ran in the same deck since one might not synergize well with the other depending on the deck. I assume they made it to where you banish the cards face-down to prevent you from abusing something like Necroface. It’s still an easy body on board in exchange for 1/5th of your whole deck, or less if you are playing more than 40 cards. People already banish 10 for Desires, so I’m sure banishing 8 is something people will be fine with to get a monster on board, especially since they can’t Ash Blossom this, but instead they can use Called by the Grave or Ghost Belle if this is in the graveyard when you use the effect. Gizmek can also let you banish 3 cards from your Extra Deck face-down to target and destroy a face-up monster on the field. I’m sure this will matter to you more the Extra Deck doesn’t really matter to your deck, since I assume you’ll throw this into a deck where you’ll play a ton of Super Polymerization targets, and no game will ever really need you to use every Super Poly target you might play. It’s targeting removal and destruction removal, but removal nonetheless. You can only use 1 Gizmek Orochi per turn and only once per turn so you aren’t getting too many of these on the field, popping cards, and banishing a lot to abuse other cards. Being limited to one effect per turn is fine, though I don’t really think both effects being hard once per turns would be broken since the second isn’t a Quick Effect. Gizmek Orochi is a cool card, though most certainly not as generic as Desires is. Gizmek will be more useful in decks that can make use of the qualities of the card, but it is pretty useful in said decks.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4/5 For a Sky Slasher, I don’t see any wings to get into the sky to do said slashing.
Happy Labor Day y’all! We’re still here for you to open the week, with Gizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher (what a mouthful of a name). Level 8 is good, gives synergy with Trade In. Dark is always good, Machine is fantastic, the attack (and defense) are both a bit odd at 2450 a piece, respectfully. So, first we see a Quick Effect attached to this card.
Where if this resides in your Hand or Graveyard, you can remove the top 8 cards from your Deck from play. Note that these cards are removed face-down, and that does change the dynamic, as those cards become all but irretrievable. 8 cards is 20% of your Deck (assuming you’re playing 40 cards) or more if you do this past the first turn, just to put a math spin on that. It would seem a hefty cost.
A further face-down removal of your cards, this time 3 from your Extra Deck, lets you target a face-up Monster on the Field and destroy it. I like this, it’s not as costly as bringing him out, but that still seems a large cost for the destruction of one card. Only one effect can be used per turn, and once per turn at that. Pot of Desires requires a 10 card removal, and I’m not a fan of that. I feel you get more here but whatever.
This card has power, I’d like a little more attack on this body despite the ‘ease’ (and I’m using the word ease here loosely) of Special Summoning it. It just also seems too costly to me, but you can’t turn your nose at 2450 attack (the matching defense) and being able to destroy things. Could be better, but could absolutely be worse, without a doubt.
Art: 3.5/5 also…The sky and backdrop is colored and contrasts very well. This Slasher seems to have no wings, cause they didn’t want it to look too much like a Dragon? But I’m not sure how it’s capable of flight. Definitely a mechanical feel though
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