Monday - Ekibyo
everyone. Today is "Unusual Magic Card Week" here on
the CotD, and the first one is Ekibyo Drakmord, a card
that is quickly gaining in popularity...
Type: Equipment Magic
Effect: A monster equipped with
this card cannot attack. Destroys the equipped monster
at the end of the 2nd turn of the player controlling
the monster. At that time, this card is returned to
the owner's hand.
Now my pathetic attempt at a
This infectious black dust
Will turn your Jinzo into rust
And by the way, what kind of word
Is Ekibyo, and likewise Drakmord?
*don't hurt me*
I look at this card, and I go
O_O. This can be one of the most annoying cards in the
entire game. I mean, look at it, it has THREE effects!
It prevents the equipped monster from attacking (it
can still change its mode), it destroys it after two
turns, and if the effect completely goes through, you
even get it back! Yes, I realize that two turns is a
short lifespan in this game, but it can shut down your
opponent's Jinzo or Blue-Eyes or such if you can't
destroy it normally. I don't know, a triple effect
like this is hard to pass up, and with all the
powerful Magic and (especially) Traps floating around,
your opponent may not be willing to destroy this card.
They'll just let its effect go
through again and again.
One of the flaws with this card
is that the equipped monster can just simply be used
as a Tribute, thus sending the monster and ED to the
graveyard. How to get around it? Mask of Restrict, or
pray your opponent doesn't use any Tributing cards
(that includes Torrential Tribute indirectly =/).
Often, though, the only tribute monster people use is
Jinzo, because face it, it's the only truly useful
Tribute monster these days =/
I would play this card in a
quantity of 1, and perhaps run 1-2 in your side deck
if you feel your opponent plays enough powerful
monsters to warrant two or three of these. Have fun!