Pyrorex the Elemental Lord
Date Reviewed: January 10, 2018
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1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Pyrorex the Elemental Lord is the FIRE-based Elemental Lord for those running FIRE-dedicated decks.
Same stats and requirements as all Elemental Lords. When you Special Summon Pyrorex you can destroy an opponents monster and do half the ATK to each players LP. A burn effect for a FIRE monster is appropriate, but there are other cards that allow you to do half the ATK or more for far less hassle. Ring of Destruction can do this and requires far less to activate. FIRE-based decks have fallen out with Fire Fists being one of the very strongest archetypes to use this card, but I feel like this would hold it back. This lacks the power you want to see from an Elemental Lord that requires so much and gives back so little.
Until Next Time
Fire rarely gets any good love, and you can see it in their Elemental Lord. The third Elemental Lord of the week is Pyrorex the Elemental Lord.
Same stats as the other Elemental Lords, except this one is a Fire Dinosaur. Dinosaurs have a generic searcher now, lovely, and Fire is one of the least loved types in the game, which is sad because I love Fire Fists and Fire Kings. Pyrorex needs exactly 5 Fire monsters in the GY, which Fire monsters typically don’t enter the GY too fast unless you are playing Fire Kings, thanks Garunix. Sadly, this isn’t a popular choice in Fire decks because the effect is lackluster. When summoned, Pyrorex lets you destroy a monster your opponent controls, destroy it, and deal damage equal to half the ATK it has. Basically, a nerfed Ring of Destruction, whether you consider the errata or not. Not really the best for Fire decks, though disruption is nice. Sucks for Fires, especially considering Lights got a Raigeki while Fire only gets Ring of Destruction. Ring of Destruction is solid, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t compare to cards like Monster Reborn, Delinquent Duo, Harpie’s Feather Duster, or Raigeki. Doesn’t help that he is a hard once per turn, because he isn’t really that broken, yet Grandsoil was the one who didn’t get the hard once per turn clause. The weakest of the Elemental Lords, you can pass on him if you opt to. He isn’t complete garbage, but doesn’t compare to the other Lords. Oh yeah, and Elemental Lord clause is on this guy.
Advanced Rating: 2.5/5
No, not good enough. Pyrorex the Elemental Lord doesn’t do a good enough job. I has the same summon conditions as yesterday’s Elemental Lord and mostly the same stats except Pyrorex is a Fire Dinosaur-type monster. You still have to skip the Battle Phase after it leaves the field. When this monster is Special Summoned you get to target one opponent’s monster, destroy it then take half its attack as damage to your and your opponent’s life points. Three words make the effect terrible, and they are: Target, destroy, and half. You’re not inflating enough damage, you’re targeting for destruction which monsters can be immune to, and you hurt yourself. Skip this one like a battle phase.
Score: 2/5 Art: 5/5
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