Return of the Dragon Lords
Date Reviewed: March 16, 2018
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Return of the Dragon Lords wraps up Kaiba week on CoTD, a card that supports Dragon-Type monsters and needed a reprint due to its great usefulness.
Level 7 or 8 Dragon-Type monsters are the highest ATK dragons, as well as the best ones for game-changing effects (minus Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon). RotDL is a Monster Reborn for those Dragons at its least. While in the grave it can be used as a protection for any amount of dragons one time. Mirror Force? Banish RotDL and save all your dragons. Raigeki, Torrential, Bottomless, your dragon is about to be destroyed by battle? This card saves you every time. The ability to be able to use it the same turn it goes to the graveyard puts it above other cards that have dual effects like it (Magical Navigation). With the addition of Monster Reborn back into the TCG, and 3 of these possible, there’s a ton of ways to Special Summon your dragons, and this card offers great, instant protection. Dragon decks will always run Level 7 & 8 dragons, so you should get a use out of each effect. Even if you didn’t have that many Level 7 & 8 dragons you can still run this as an extra form of protection.
Such great support for Dragon-Type monsters. If you run a Dragon deck, or several Dragons, use this card.
Until Next Time
Dragons are the best. Therefore, Return of the Dragon Lords is the best Revival Spell. Target any Level 7 or 8 Dragon monster in your grave for Special Summon. No effect negation, no attack restrictions. You can get Synchro or Fusion Monsters if they have been properly Special Summoned first. As an added bonus, Return of the Dragon Lords even protects your dragons from one destruction effect or Battle Destruction. This is an “instead” effect, so there really is no way to negate it. It’s not even once per turn. If you have multiple Dragons in the grave, you can use multiple Return of the Dragon Lords. If there are multiple destruction effects at work, you can banish multiple Returns from the grave. Dragons will always be relevant, so this will always be an excellent resource. Own three forever.
Score: 5/5 Art: 5/5
We end the week off with a very popular Revival Spell for Dragons, Return of the Dragon Lords.
RotDL is a Normal Spell cause it would be pretty bonkers as a Quick-Play. When activated, you target a Level 7 or 8 Dragon in the GY and summon it to your side of the field. The level restriction might sound bad, but Level 7/8 Dragons are very common. Stardust Dragon, Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend, Ancient Fairy Dragon, Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Red-Eyes B. Dragon, Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon, Dragon Spirit of White, Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons, Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon. Those are just some of the better examples of strong Dragons with Levels of 7 or 8. Revival is nice, so Dragons are lucky to have a card like this. Also while in the GY, if a Dragon(s) would be destroyed, you can banish this from the GY instead. This doesn’t trigger, it just happens if I am correct, so this can’t really be negated except by a Necrovalley maybe. Very nice protection for Dragons to have, this is the perfect card for Dragon decks. If you are playing a Dragon deck with several Level 7 or 8 Dragons in the main deck, and maybe Extra, you should be playing this.
Advanced Rating: 5/5
Art: 5/5 Looks really pretty, don’t really see a flaw in the art in my opinion. It probably looks outstanding in Secret Rare in person.
Did we save our best card for Friday? Arguably so, and that makes for a good end to the week. Return of the Dragon Lords is good indeed, very good, in fact. You’d really like to see this as a Quickplay, but then one would argue it’d be TOO good…and they’d probably be right. So, in short, you Target a Level 7/8 Dragon in your Graveyard (I always like to point out, note Target), and you Special Summon it. Furthermore, if a Dragon (or Dragons) you control would be destroyed by Battle or Card Effect, you can remove this card from your Graveyard from play instead. The beauty part here, aside from the either/or choice, is that it’s open to when you want to use it. You’re likely using two, or three of these anyway. But see, it could state something like “You must, or the first time, but it says, you can…” Fantastic card for Dragons.
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