Sorry.....I've been kind
of sick the past few days, so I'll quickly give
scores for the last 3 cards:
3.0 (good tech card)
Swords of Revealing
5.0 (it's restricted to one per deck in Japan, why
5.0 (if I could, I'd give this card about a 50 or so
because it's so powerful)
Overall Score: 3.0 (only
because it's an instant win)
Casual Play: 4.0
Tournament Play: 2.0
(expect this to jump to at least 4.0 with Metal
Well well well, what
have we here? Oh look, it's some Spellcaster
card with 3/1000/1000 stats. Wait, it has an
effect.........WHAT DO YOU MEAN THIS CARD IS AN
INSTANT WIN???!!! Oh, wait, you need 5 certain
cards in your hand to pull it off. I see.
Exodia is definitely one
of the most famous monsters in the Yu-Gi-Oh!
universe. We all know the story about how Yugi
managed to draw the final piece of Exodia while
staring down all 3 of Kaiba's Blue Eyes White
Dragons. Sorry folks, but the heart of the
cards isn't as effective in real life. Yugi's
grandfather, compared to what needs to be done IRL,
just "threw" Exodia into there, as there
are no support cards for it (other than Holy Barrier
and Swords, but those are general cards). If
you are going to build an Exodia deck, you must
either have insane luck or a deck based around
assembling all 5 parts.
With LoBEWD and the
starter decks, we are nowhere near prepared to build
an Exodia deck. We have only two drawing
engines, and one of them (Card Destruction) is
ironically Exodia's worst enemy. It's
heartbreaking to assemble 3-4 parts, just to have
them go to the graveyard and the game with them.
Now, you can build a deck that has a backup
offensive plan in case Exodia gets trashed, but that
will limit your options with getting all 5 parts.
The other deck you can build involves creating a
hard defensive wall while you search. At this
point, you should not try to build one. In 2-3
weeks, when we get Metal Raiders, then you can go
Exodia the Forbidden One
+ 4 limbs = Take a wild guess.
Exodia the Forbidden One
+ Pot of Greed = Hey look, there's another part!
Bad luck: If all the
parts are at the bottom of the deck, you're in
Card Destruction: Sure,
your opponent can only have 2 in their deck, but if
they manage to draw just one of them, you're up the
creek without a paddle.
offensive assault: Now where's that wall?
Feel free to use Exodia
to your heart's content here. It's fun to make
your opponent yell four letter words at you.
Not yet. Not yet.
I believe Edo put it best:
an average card that you can use "just
casually." You have to build a deck around it.
But when you do, look out. WARNING: Your friends
will hate you when you play Exodia."
Now we have fun.
In the way of drawing/searching engines, we get the
two most famous search engines: Critter (e. Sangan)
and Black Forest Witch (e. Witch of the Black
Forest). We also get fun cards like Holy
Barrier - Mirror Force (e. Mirror Force), and
Starving Girl (e. The Unhappy Maiden if I remember
correctly), which ends your opponent's battle phase
if it is destroyed. You can also use the three
Gate Guardian parts with their 1-shot negation
abilities, and there's always Magic Jammer (e. Magic
Jammer) to nuke those Card Destructions before
Exodia goes down the hole. And you can use
Cannon Soldier to get rid of those Critter/Black
Forest Witches quicker so you can search!
Combo C/BFW with Last Will from LoBEWD and you can
search twice as fast! Unfortunately, we have
some discard cards which may be problems.
There will be plenty
more cards to help you burn through your deck
quicker, and there will also be cards that will just
rip you apart (Metamol Pot/Morphing Jar anyone?).
Let's put it this way: Yugi could NEVER use Exodia
against Bakura's discard deck =P
NEXT CARD OF THE DAY: We
haven't received next week's list from Bill yet, so
we don't know. We're running out of decent
cards to rate in LoBEWD (we've already done Card
Destruction twice!) Come on Metal Raiders!
(Pojo Note: ...
We'll look at the 3 new cards from Dark Duel Stories