Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Reptile / Effect Monster
When this monster is Normal Summoned, Flip Summoned
or Special Summoned successfully, increase your Life
Points by 1000 points. When this card is destroyed
and sent to the Graveyard, you take 2000 points of
- Water / 4 / 1900 / 700
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 8.26.04
ROFL...we already have an effectless 1900, why try
to get us to use one with a drawback?
This could possibly be used if you have the monster
to Tribute for it...I see its best use in a pure
Water deck where Levia-Dragon and A Legendary Ocean
can be out. This way, you can TRIBUTE it, so it's
not destroyed, and you keep the 1,000 life. In
reality this card is a risk of 1,000 life...if you
pull it off, you're up 1,000 in the end. If it gets
destroyed, you're down 1,000 in the end. That is,
unless you pull Barrel Behind the Door out.
It has some combos, but I could still think of
better cards to be summoning in a Water deck with
ALO out (Giga Gaggagio, the then-Level 4 2650
Granadora is an extremely underrated monster. It's
one of the few playable Reptiles in the game, and it
IS very playable. Why? I'll get to that in a minute.
First of all, you can see that the stats are very
good. 1900 is awesome for a 4-star monster and 700
makes him Witchable. He's also WATER, so he can
greatly benefit from something like A Legendary
Ocean, which would enable him to attack under
Gravity Bind and Level Limit.
When you Summon Granadora, you gain 1000 LP. It's
not necessarily game-breaking, but it's certainly
not bad! You get a 1900 ATK monster AND 1000 Life
Points when you first bring Granadora to the field.
Now, the detrimental effect of losing 2000 when it's
destroyed is EASILY worked around. For one thing,
you could use Ultra Evolution Pill (which I
mentioned in my review of that card) to avoid the
2000 damage and take only the increase. You can
bounce it back to your hand and just keep it there.
You can summon Chaos Emperor Dragon and just send it
to the Graveyard without destroying it (ironically
enough, summoning Granadora will essentially make
CED's effect free). Or...you can use our good,
friend, Barrel Behind the Door.
Yes, BBtD DOES work with Granadora. Now do you
understand why it's so great? You can summon this
1900 attacker, gain 1000 Life Points, and inflict a
groin-grabblingly transcendent 2000 more to your
opponent when he destroys your Granadora! That's a
3000 difference in LP, all in a very solid,
searchable beatstick. What's not to love?
Typical tournament deck: 3/5
Offensive Burner: 5/5
OVERALL RATING: 4/5
Rated For: Reptile/Dinosaur decks, Budget Beatdown.
1900 attack common you say? He sure is great in a
budget beatdown deck. His effect can be worked
around through tributes and such, or even through
the Ultra Evolution Pill. We'll take a look.
you may recall, Gemini Elf received a 7.5 in this
category. I'll basically say Granadora is a net 1000
life point loss (since it'll die eventually) and
deduct two points, but its combo with Ultra
Evolution Pill and the fact you can tribute it and
keep 1000 gives it a point
Draw for the Situation:
Gemini Elf got a 7 in this category. Grandora loses
a point for the net life point losses it can
certainly one of the best reptiles in the game after
Sinister Serpent and Gagagigo. If you're running an
all-reptile deck, his stats and effect are hard to
beat. He is also tailor-made for the Ultra Evolution
Whichever method of dumping him, you'll probably
take the 1000 point life loss. He's as dependable as
any 1900 monster, however, so count on him. 7/10.
Solid, solid reptile/dinosaur based deck addition.
Cards it combos with:
Cannon Soldier, Ultra Evolution Pill, Compulsory
Evacuation Device, Tribute monsters, Ritual