Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
long as this card remains face-up on the field, all
monsters with an ATK equal to 1400 or less that are
Normal Summoned or Special Summoned (excluding Flip
Summon) are automatically destroyed.
- Beast / Effect Monster
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 12.14.04
I like to refer to this card affectionately as Wang.
It's fitting, too. It banishes Scientist FTK and
evil cards like Mystic Tomato, as well as
restricting them from summoning Scientist or
Reduce their attack somehow (maybe Ultimate Insect
LV3 from RDS)...
And you've got field control. Trouble being that LV3
dies if you have Wang on the field and you summon
As well as messing up your opponent's tech monsters,
this holds distinct power over opponent's monsters.
It keeps X-Force off the field, interrupts priority,
and will kill a lot in the average deck, including
As well, it's a clean 1700 attacker. This guy has a
LOT going for him in general. If you want to get
around the effect, flip summon your monsters.
Overall, he's just a really good tech monster.
King Tiger Wanghu
Here’s an interesting monster. King
Tiger Wanghu has 1700 ATK, decent for a four star;
he’s a Beast, meaning he has a bit of support there;
and he has a very rentsy effect that’s sure to make
your opponent cry if you manage to use it
consistently against him.
When monsters with 1400 or less ATK
are summoned, they die. Your opponent summons Don
Zaloog? Dead. Your opponent summons Cannon
Soldier? Dead. Your opponent plays Scapegoat? All
Sheep Tokens dead. Of course, the effect applies to
you too – so if you have King Tiger Wanghu on the
field, don’t go crazy summoning weak monsters.
Unless you want them dead. Which I guess you
might. For some reason.
Anyway, KTW is an interesting Side
Deck choice, but I’m not so sure I’d run him in many
Main Decks since he’s one of those cards that really
depends on what your opponent is playing. If he’s
running a four-star Beatdown, chances are KTW won’t
help you very much. If he’s playing Burn…chances
are KTW won’t help you that much (it depends on the
Burner, of course – but Stealth Bird and Solar Flare
Dragon, two key Burn players, are immune to KTW).
If he’s playing a low-level Warrior Deck, however,
or a Weenie Rush Deck, KTW is a great choice.
So, much like Kinetic Soldier, I
would say to keep this guy in your Side Deck.
Traditional – CCCC: 2.5/5
Traditional – Side Deck: 3/5
Advanced – CCWC: 3/5
Advanced – Side Deck: 3.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 3/5
King Tiger Wanghu
Continuing with the theme of Competitive Tournament
Card week, today we’ll review King Tiger Wanghu, a
monster I was unaware had become popular.
King Tiger Wanghu’s stats aren’t spectacular, but
they aren’t bad either.
With 1700 ATK, King Tiger Wanghu can do a fair
amount of damage, but it could easily get run over
by a stronger monster. It’s also a Beast, giving it
a few capabilities with cards like Enraged Battle
King Tiger Wanghu’s effect causes it to destroy all
monsters with an ATK equal to or lower than 1400
that are Normal or Special Summoned. It’s a useful
effect at times, but not enough to become a
competitive card if you ask me. Sure it’s going to
get rid of those pesky Scapegoat your opponent
summons, searchers like Mystic Tomato, Thousand-Eyes
Restrict, Cannon Soldier, Magical Scientist, the
occasional Spirit Reaper… Well, I guess it works
against more monsters than I thought it did, but you
must remember that the effect works both ways; if
you Normal Summon Magical Scientist while King Tiger
Wanghu is on the field, you just wasted your summon
for that turn.
King Tiger Wanghu doesn’t fit in any specific Deck.
It works in a Beast Deck of course, but there aren’t
any other Decks that it would excel in.
King Tiger Wanghu is a decent monster now that I
think about it. But the fact remains that it’s going
to destroy your weak monster in addition to your
opponent’s, making it more of a thorn in your side
than it should be.
Advanced Format: 3/5. Your opponent won’t be using a
lot of weak monsters, but they’ll be using enough to
make King Tiger Wanghu possibly potentially useful.
Traditional Format: 2/5. Weak monsters aren’t as
common in Traditional Format.
Art: 3/5. A tiger wearing a helmet? That’s original
King Tiger Wanghu
This card seems to
have better and better uses now. 1700 isn't
superb on his own, but since so many monsters
are played with 1400 or less attack, his uses
(and all monsters involved in the first turn
kill combo) die to the effect. So does Jowgen
the Spiritualist (stopping Last Turn from going
off.) X-Force, Don Zaloog, Marauding
Captain...the possibilities are endless.
The Beast-type is
good yet counter-productive; if playing a pure
Beast deck, Enraged Battle Ox could possibly be
giving him Trample...but since Scapegoats die to
his effect, unless they're already on the field,
it's one less thing to Trample.
The card can work
well either mained or sided -- if you have a
monster slot free, he's a good candidate.
King Tiger Wanghu
Rated For: Any
One of the keys to
conquering the metagame is to counter the ubiquitous
Scapegoat tokens. They're everywhere, and your
opponent will often combine them with Creature Swaps
and Enemy Controllers to really smack you over the
King Tiger Wanghu is
yet another of the beasts that counters scapegoat
(the other being Enraged Battle Ox), albeit in a
more roundabout manner. All of this would be
worthless if it wasn't for his pretty powerful 1700
attack, but Wanghu is recommended more for the
side-deck because he can also counter the FTK
Magical Scientist deck (quite popular).
A good friend of
mine, the curly-haired Adonis Sand-Trap, pioneered
the use of King Tiger Wanghu (but not Metamorphosis,
sadly, because it was already PIONEERED by f00B OMG!).
He main-decked it in his metagame-countering deck,
and proved it could be used effectively.
attack allows him to take control of the field to a
certain extent, but he will fall to all of the
powerful beatsticks, including Kycoo the Ghost
Destroyer. This makes him rather weak on the
advantage side, so you'll have to support him with
numerous cards including Smashing Grounds and
Sakuretsu Armor. He'll negate the 1-2 Scapegoats
your opponent has in his deck, but that's about it
(not many sub 1400 monsters are played).
Best Draw for the
If you have complete
field control, Wanghu will protect your offense from
stalling. However, I feel he is better suited to the
side-deck because his effect will only come in handy
versus Scapegoats while maindecked. Keep in mind
that the 1700 attack will often be a liability in
any generic deck.
King Tiger Wanghu
has a number of good things going. It's an
Earth/Beast, making him fabulous for an Earth/Beast
themed deck. He counters burners because of Ojama
Trio and other wiley sub 1400 monsters. He'll also
counter FTK Scientist and Scapegoat. If this sounds
more like side-deck fodder than main-deck material,
you might be on to something.
you using him for? If you're using him to counter
Scientist FTK or Burn, you can guarantee he's 100%
dependable because he'll stop the threats, period.
However, if you're using him ONLY to counter
scapegoat……. Well you're going to need a whole lot
more support to keep a puny 1700 on the field.
The Bottom Line:
Sandtrap's deck had 3 Sakuretsu Armor and 3 Smashing
Ground backing this thing up, so take care if you
choose to use it.
functions well with: Enraged Battle Ox.