Saga of the Dragon Emperor – #MAZE-EN023
Target 1 Dragon monster you control; its ATK becomes doubled (until the end of this turn), then, if your opponent currently controls a Dragon monster, the activation of the targeted monster’s effects cannot be negated for the rest of this turn. During your Main Phase: You can banish this card from your GY; Special Summon 1 of your Dragon Xyz Monsters that is banished or in your GY, in Defense Position. You can only use 1 “Saga of the Dragon Emperor” effect per turn, and only once that turn.
Date Reviewed: April 30th, 2023
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Next up for Zexal nostalgia, we got a reference to one of the more well known clashes in the show as we look at Saga of the Dragon Emperor.
Saga of the Dragon Emperor is a Quick-Play Spell that lets you target a Dragon monster you control to have its ATK become doubled until the end of the turn, then if your opponent currently controls a Dragon monster, the activation of the targeted monster’s effects can’t be negated for the rest of the turn. The doubling of your monster’s ATK is pretty nice, though a little outdated to have on a modern card alone, hence why there’s more. The security of your monster’s effects being activated does sound nice, but the opponent needs a Dragon for that, and while Dragon might be a common Type, it’s not a guarantee your opponent will have a Dragon. The second effect lets you banish this card from the graveyard to Special Summon a Dragon Xyz that’s banished or in your graveyard back to your field in Defense Position. Revival is fine, especially if you might plan to Rank-Up the monster you summon since it likely won’t do much in Defense Position with no materials on it, with a few exceptions like Number 92 and Number 38 of course. You only get one effect a turn and only once that turn, which honestly these effects are a little specific to where this kinda feels like a harsh restriction. It’s okay, but it feels way too slow and specific for the modern game, and ATK modifing effects aren’t that great unless they got something else to back it up on the level of Forbidden Chalice and Forbidden Droplet, but this really just isn’t it.
Advanced Rating: 2/5
Art: 5/5 So this is the Duel on the moon between Kite Tenjo and Mizar at the tablets of the Legend of the Dragons of Light and Time, specifically at the moment where Number C107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon and Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon battle to end the Duel and give Kite the win. The effects of this card even reference when Number 62 revived itself and doubled its own ATK.
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