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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Shining Angel

Card Number - MRL-088

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

Date Reviewed - 09.26.03

DuelMonster Friday: Shining Angel:

MRL-088-Rare
Light/Fairy/4/1400/800
Effect: When this card is sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, you may select 1 Light monster with an ATK of 1500 or less from your Deck and Special Summon it to the Field (no Tribute is required for monsters of Level 5 or more). The Deck is then shuffled.


With the new set containing a few good Light Monster with 1500 or less ATK including Y-Dragon Head, z-Metal Caterpillar, Roulette Bomber, Pixie Knight, and Royal Librarian, Shining Angel will start to see a little more play but still not as much play as Mystic Tomato gets.

Although, the next set also contains the Twilight Zone Beast or whatever they rename it to, but it has Lesser Fiends effect and is a Level 3 Earth/Beast/1400/1400, which the Twilight Beast having the same ATK as Shining Angel, Mystic Tomato and the others like them, as well it can take down Nimble, Giant Germ, Newdoria, Pyramid Turtle, Sangan, WotBF, Etc. So it may become a nice anti-searcher for future decks.

Besides Angels effect, it becomes a 1900 attacker in a Luminous Spark filled Light-Deck, which I have begun to see people playing with more lately. What more can I say... probably a lot but you wouldn't want to read it anyways.

Rating: 2.5
ArtWork: 2.0 - I'm still surprised they used ANGEL in a card name, I thought that would be one of those "bad" words UDE/KOJ wouldn't use since they renamed all the Angel Type Monsters to Fairy. They did remove the Halo from the picture as well as about a dozen or more other pictures though. 
Vodkam Friday 09/26/03: Shining Angel
4/1400/800
Light/Fairy
MRL-088

When this card is sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, you may select 1 Light monster with an ATK of 1500 or less from your Deck and Special Summon it to the Field (no Tribute is required for monsters of Level 5 or more). The Deck is then shuffled.

Here's a card I've always liked. Light decks have been somewhat beefier since Thunder Nyan Nyan came out in LOD and with a bunch of new and useful Light monsters coming in Magician's Force, this will see a lot more play. Basically, Magician's Force does for Shining Angel what Pharaonic Guardian did for Mystic Tomato.

Like I always say, anything that lets you special summon is a good thing. Shining Angel is a good card for keeping field control. You can already bring out White Magical Hat, Hoshiningen, Banisher of the Light, Gradius and Jowgen the Spiritualist among other things (and depending on your deck). But with Magician's Force, we get Y-Dragon Head and Z-Metal Tank since they're both 1500 ATK. Add the Witchability of X-Head Cannon and it's not that implausible (although not that likely either) to get XYZ-Dragon Cannon onto the field in 3 turns or so. XYZ isn't the only reason to use this card. There are other useful Light monsters coming such as Roulette Bomber, Pixie Knight and Royal Magic Librarian (or whatever they're renamed to). The set after Magician's Force adds even more (and nastier) monsters, but we won't get too far ahead of ourselves.

1400 ATK isn't going to win many contests but it's always good for killing the ever-popular Don Zaloog (while special summoning your own White Magical Hat). Cards like this also lose playability as you thin out your deck since you won't have very many monsters to pull out.

This is a nice utility card. It adds speed to your deck while allowing you to maintain field control. It can't kill very many things but that's not really the purpose of this card.

Rating-
Casual: 3.7
Tourney: 3.2 

Martin
Shining Angel

MRL-088 Shining Angel
Rare
Light/Fairy
4/1400/800
When this card is sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, you may select 1 Light monster with an ATK of 1500 or less from your Deck and Special Summon it to the Field (no Tribute is required for monsters of Level 5 or more). The Deck is then shuffled.


Light monster's really haven't been giving much spotlight in the recent months, but I am positive that will change by the dawn of Magician's Force. First of all, any card that can let you search your deck and Special Summon can't be 100% unplayable, because there is always some way to get a semetic use out of it. With the coming of Magician's Force, some more viable searching fuel will actually be possible. You can get out cards such as: Dragon Head for XYZ, Z- Metal Caterpillar, and even Royal Magic Library if it tickles your pickle.

I happen to think Shining Angel will have the dust blown off of it and will actually see some play, I mean, How Convenient.

Rating: I will give this sly fox a 3.0/5, If you are running a straight XYZ deck, than this guy is someone you shouldn't pass up.

Casual Rating: This isn't a gaming format. This Isn't a gaming format. This isn't a gaming format. This Isn't a gaming format This isn't a gaming format. This Isn't a gaming format.

(If you are not familiar with what Sealed Means, let me give you a quick run down of it. A lot of stores nowadays are starting to adapt Sealed as a means of tournament play. One of the big events at the most recent GenCon had Sealed as the gaming format. I feel if anyone reading Pojo Card of The Day is fortunate to have Sealed, you will get some tips on what's more useable. Sealed play is usually in a draft. Where the judge seats players around a table, and gives them a certain number of packs to use. Each person opens 1 Pack, and takes 1 card of their choice, then passes the pack to the person next to them. This is done till there are no more packs left. Then, with each of the picks a person got, they have to make a deck out of it. This is what Sealed play is.)

Sealed Rating: I like how it's like a Mystic Tomato, and anything that gives you monster advantage is something that will definitely be viable. 3.5 

 

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