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 Trading Card Game Tips from fans

 

 March 2007

Horus faces Armed Dragon - DaFrog

Hello Pojoers. I'm doing an article of 2 famous level dragons, Horus and Armed Dragon. Before we begin our "battle", let's talk about them.

The Horus family is a 3-set of Lv4, Lv6, and Lv8 monsters. Lv4 can be sent face-up to the graveyard to summon Lv6 from the hand or deck. Lv6 isn't effected by magic cards that target him, and packs a 2300 attack. When he destroys a monster, you can send him to the graveyard to summon his big daddy, Lv8. Lv8 has a very handy effect that allows you to negate and destroy any magic card you want, rendering your opponent to use traps and effects. His 3000 attack turns him into a Blue-Eyes with Magic "Destroyal".

Our Armed Dragons have a bigger family. Lv3 does the same thing as Lv4 Horus. Lv5 however lets you send a monster card from your hand to destroy 1 monster with equal or less attack points. When he inflicts battle damage, you can send him to the graveyard to bring out Lv7. Lv7 has a powerful 2800 attack points, and you can discard a monster card to destroy ALL your opponents monsters that have less attack than the card you sent. After attacking with this big guy, you can bring out Armed Dragon LV10, a 3000 atk point beat-stick with the ability to destroy all monsters on your opponent's side of the field by discarding 1 card. Any card.

Ok, so let's compare the effects. Horus LV8 can negate and destroy any magic card without any other needed card. Armed Dragon LV10 can destroy all monster cards by sending any card from your hand to the graveyard.

Well, in this format, you'll probably be worried about spells and traps rather than monsters. Cutting out all magic cards from your opponent (Note the card says "can negate and destroy") while still utilizing your own, is a great advantage. Plus, Horus LV8 doesn't need to send a card to the graveyard to activate this effect. Armed Dragon does, and it destroys every monster on your opponent's side of the field. But that's not every monster! Horus is 1 for all spells, Armed is 1 for up to 5 monsters. However, circumstances have to effect decision-making. Your opponent might have a ton of monsters, or a ton of spells. For effects, I tie them.

What about Lower Level effects? Armed Dragon LV5 lets you send 1 monster to the graveyard to destroy a monster with equal or less opponents. LV7 does same, except it destroys all monsters of equal or less attack points. Horus LV6 negates spell cards that target it specifically. Odds are, your opponent will just take it out with Lightning Vortex or use their spells on other cards. The Armed Dragons have an effect that your opponent really can't get around unless they destroy them. This time, Armed Dragon wins.

Ok, how about summoning? Horus has 3 monsters in a set, Armed Dragon has 4. Both of the starting levels can be searched out by Sangan or Masked Dragon. But, you need to go through an extra card if you want to summon Armed Dragon LV10, even if you started with LV5. Horus has victory.

Attack points throughout the set go like this:
A H
1300 1400
2400 2300
2700 No Monster
3000 3000

Armed Dragons LV5 and LV7 both beat Horus's LV6 attack points. Horus only beats LV3 A. Dragon with LV4. The top levels are the same, so that's a tie. With a 2 against 1, Armed Dragons have done it again!

I would like to do Defense points, but I don't really know them, so I'll make a tie. Besides, these guys will probably be attacking, not defending.

In the end, we have this tally.

Horus: ///
Armed Dragon: ////

So Armed Dragon is the winner. However, I am not including other cards into this mix, and therefore does not show all the technicalities. Perhaps with the right cards, Horus wins, or there might be a tie between the 2. (Also, I didn't know the defense points, so there's another missing factor) Overall, these are 2 great Level Sets, and I would suggest making a dragon deck based around 1 (or both?) of them. That's my tip for today, I hope you enjoyed it!

-DaFrog

 

 

 


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