Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Machine / Effect Monster
Toss a coin 3 times. If at least 2 of the results
are Heads, select 1 card on your opponent's side of
the field and destroy it. This effect can only be
used once per turn during your Main Phase.
- Dark / 6 / 2300 / 1200
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 6.23.04
Ahh, the short-print Ultra Rare of Ancient
Sanctuary. So much superior to Barrel Dragon in
Why? Quick rundown...Witchable, one-tribute, only
300 attack less than its two-tribute cousin, and THE
EFFECT CAN KILL M/Ts. Also, it's Dark, so it can
safely replace Jinzo in a Deck and still be Chaos
food...or be added to a Chaos deck and you can
remove one of the other many Dark monsters.
Expect for this monster to be competing with Vampire
Lord, Airknight Parshath, and one other card for the
second Tribute slot.
Wednesday: Blowback Dragon
Blowback Dragon was one of the most highly
anticipated cards in Ancient Sanctuary. Why? Well,
people love Barrel Dragon, so they’d obviously love
his even more playable counterpart more.
His stats are fairly good for a Level 6 monster; he
has a Witchable 1200 DEF and a respectable 2300 ATK.
He's DARK, so good for Chaos; and he's a Machine, so
good for Machine Decks. His effect is much like
Barrel Dragon’s, only if you succeed, you get to
destroy M/T as well as monsters. This makes him much
more versatile: If your opponent has no monster but
a face-down Trap that's worrying you, just bring out
Blowback Dragon and try to get rid of it.
Granted, the effect is based on chance; but unlike
some cards (ie Time Wizard), Blowback Dragon can
hold his own even if luck isn't with you. With
Limiter Removal he becomes a 4600 ATK monster...very
Typical tournament deck: 3/5
Machine deck: 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.8/5
Minion picks really good cards. Thank you minion,
for looking through the
set thoroughly and picking good cards. Anyway, lets
get to the review.
Blowback Dragon is a decent card in my opinion. It’s
a Dark/Machine, 6 star
monster with 2300 attack, and 1200 defense. Pretty
useful, but what’s more
useful is its effect. Many people say it’s better
than Jinzo. Its effect
states that you can, “Toss a coin 3 times. If at
least 2 of the results are
Heads, select 1 card on your opponent's side of the
field and destroy it.
This effect can only be used once per turn during
your Main Phase.” Not bad
This makes Blowback pretty broken if your decent at
coin tossing, because
you basically have a nice monster and m/t removal
card during each of your
main phases. At many times this can be a game
winning card, but only if
lady luck is on your side. A built in Exiled Force,
and Breaker with a
small payment… As you can see I likes this card.
Tourney: 3.5 (5.0 if you have a godly coin toss)
Casual: 4.0 (5.0 if you have a godly coin toss)
This card is a mini, upgraded Barrel Dragon. I had
the chance to pick one up this weekend and I tested
it and it was great. Being able to destroy any card,
as compared to Barrel which destroys only creatures,
is a great thing. The only problems were witch,
sangan, and chainable traps. 2300 attack isn't bad
either. 1200 DEF makes him searchable by witch and
being a machine gives him the ability to combo with
You have to get 2 outta 3 coin tosses land on heads
to get it's a effect, which is slim, but not too
slim of a chance. 2300 attack also doesn't stand up
to EoA, Jinzo, Goblins can suicide, Freed can
suicide, and Dark Ruler beats it. It's also a
tribute monster, which makes it kinda slow. 1200 DEF
won't stand up to much if it goes to defense mode.
It's Ultra Rare, so it'll be hard to get. Finally,
when combined w/ Limiter, it'll die.
Overall, I give Blowback Dragon a 8.1/10. It's a
good card, but should be in every deck. It's fun,