Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon – #RATE-EN048
Pendulum Effect – Once per turn, if you have no cards in your other Pendulum Zone: You can place 1 Pendulum Monster from your Deck in your Pendulum Zone.
Monster Effect – 2 Level 7 Dragon-Type monsters – If you can Pendulum Summon Level 7, you can Pendulum Summon this face-up card in your Extra Deck. If this card in the Monster Zone is destroyed: You can place it in your Pendulum Zone. If this card is Xyz Summoned using an Xyz Monster as Material, it gains these effects.
● It can make a second attack during each Battle Phase.
● Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from it; destroy as many cards your opponent controls as possible, and if you do, this card gains 200 ATK for each, until the end of this turn.
Date Reviewed: February 12th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
As we reach Arc-V (the second to last series for the regular card game), we look at some of the boss monsters from the end of the series starting with Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon.
Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon in the Pendulum Scale is a Scale 1 with a once per turn effect while you have no cards in your other Pendulum Zone, letting you place any Pendulum from your Deck into said zone, which is really good considering it lets you set up your Scales however you wish, especially considering the 1 Scale this has to really widen the scope of your Pendulum Summons.
Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon as a Monster is a Rank 7 DARK Dragon Xyz with 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF, which makes for some great overall qualities for a monster. Any 2 Level 7 Dragons summons this, so not generic, but Dragons should be able to find a way to this if they wanted to. You can Pendulum Summon this face-up from the Extra Deck if you can Pendulum Summon Level 7 monsters, since this is a Rank 7, which usually doesn’t work traditionally with Pendulum Scales summoning monsters with Levels. If it’s in the Monster Zone and destroyed, it goes to the Pendulum Zone, so now we see the downside to the Pendulum Effect being you got to go through the effort of summoning this and having it destroyed, but I’m sure you could find alternative ways to get this in the Scale if you really wanted. If this was Xyz Summoned using an Xyz as material, it gains the effects to make a second attack during each Battle Phase and a once per turn effect to detach a material to destroy all the cards the opponent controls as possible and then have this gain 200 ATK for each destroyed card, which are some strong effects if you can get this summoned using an Xyz. You can use the intended way of Xiangke and Xiangsheng Magician or the easier way of a Rank-Up-Magic. Overall, it’s a decent card if you can pull it off. There’s no real way dedicated to summoning it that’s really good, you kind of have to go out of your way to play certain cards you otherwise wouldn’t want to play, but that could always change. It’s a cool card and worth trying to build around.
Advanced Rating: 3/5
Art: 5/5 The scene where this was summoned in the anime, at least in the original subbed version, is great.
As our weekend nostalgia character trip down memory lane continues, we move to the Arc-V era with Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon. Level 7 with BEWD atk/def is fantastic, as is a Dark/Dragon pairing. 1 on the Pendulum scale is fine here too. This is a rare and cool card that is a Pendulum and an XYZ Monster.
As for the Pendulum side of things, once a Turn you can place a Pendulum Monster in the Zone, so long as you have no others, excluding present company, of course. As noted before, Pendulums, save a few exceptions, haven’t really taken off, but this guy does his best to make them work, at least in the Theme, and they DO usually here. This probably doesn’t need to be once a Turn, but being broke open once would be enough to warrant it.
On the Monster side, you need two Level 7 Dragons for XYZ Summon, as is appropriate. We see you can Pendulum Summon this in your Extra Deck, so long as the scale allows you, and while initially that may seem lazy, it does really assist this card (and likely others in the Theme) more than you realize. It’s quicker, which is always a bonus, and easier too.
The second Effect is awesome, a spin on CED, where once a Turn, by detaching an XYZ Material, you can destroy as many of your opponent’s cards as possible. This is amazing, as sure, your opponent will have things immune to this sometimes, but whatever isn’t, is going away (as long as this is successful and not negated, of course). Open Effects that are this versatile are wonderful.
As an added bonus, this 3000 atk body gains 200x attack per card destroyed via that Effect. Probably not really necessary most of the time, but it could end some games, and there should be times you get a shot at an open Field. This card is fun, powerful without being broken, and a good assets to Pendulums (again, even if it’s best for Odd Eyes, in my opinion).
Art: 4/5 These guys are usually pretty cool artistically
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