Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
/ Effect Monster
When this card destroys a monster and sends it to
the Graveyard as a result of battle, increase your
Life Points by an amount equal to the original ATK
of the destroyed monster.
- Light / 7 / 2800 / 2000
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 3.25.04
Thursday - Guardian Angel Joan
This is one of the more strictly casual Fairies that
you won't see in many competitive builds. The effect
is nice, but I honestly would of preferred something
card advantage oriented (IE. Airknight Parshath). You
generally aren't too worried about your life points
once you have a 2800 ATK threat on your side of the
You can always look at the life point gain as an
extensive abuse to Magical Scientist. It all depends
on what your deck is trying to accomplish, but this is
definitely a card that should be kept to casual play.
In Limited, you win. Period. Just pray that no one
opened CED or BLS, and you'll be in good shape.
Constructed - 3/5
Limited - 4.5/5
Guardian Angel Joan.. One of my own personal favorite
Monster cards in the game. For starters, for a Monster
that requires 2 Tributes, stats of 2800/2000 are very
good. And its Effect just makes those stats even more
beneficial. I believe LP-gain to be an underrated and
very effective tactic in Duel Monsters. I've been
playing an LP-gain/burn-based Deck for a while now,
always using 1-2 Joans, and I must say Joan is an
extremely effective card. And it'll be able to get by
just about anything your opponent might have up
Its Effect and how it can be useful is simple, and it
could be very helpful in any tight situation, or could
just get you some massive extra LP-gain. Just say for
example your opponent has a Jinzo face-up on the
Field, and you manage to Summon Joan. (Which really
isn't too hard. Kaiser Seahorse is very helpful,
discard + Revival, or the normal method os Summoning a
high-level Monster) Just attack their Jinzo, and
they'll be taking 400 damage while you get a nice gain
of 2400 LP. No Monster does it better. Joan's one of,
if not the best high-level (7+) Monster in the game,
imo. I myself like it even better than the Dark
Magician of Chaos, and have found it to be more
effectve for my playing style. I really like using
Sebek's Blessing with Joan, but that's another story.
(As LP-Gain's one of my favorite tactics)
It can work well in Light-based, Fairy-based, and
LP-Gain-based decks, as well as quite a few other fun
Deck-types. Guardian Angel Joan's an overall very
versatile card. Give it a Trample ability with
something such as Big Bang Shot, and it can be made
even more powerful (obviously). Imagine attacking a
Spear Dragon/GAF in DEF position (after it had
attacked in the previous turn) with a Joan equipped
with Big Bang Shot.. 3200 damage + 1900/2300 LP-gain..
Marvelous. That example may sound a bit situational,
but still, even without any powerups, Joan can be a
very good Monster to have out on the Field at any
point in a Duel. (And yes, if it attacks a face-down
Monster with a Flip Effect, the Flip Effect, whatever
it may be, will resolve, but Joan will still get you
the LP-gain for destroying whatever Monster that it
• ~ Guardian Angel Joan ~ •
Overall Rating: 3.5/5
Guardian Angel Joan
Guardian Angel Joan is the better version of her
fusion counterpart. This is just a normal 2-sac light
monster(1 with Kaiser Seahorse). The best part is her
special ability. She can gain you a lot of life while
she kills creatures. Attack Jinzo and gain 2400 and
kill Jinzo, dealing 400 to them. Almost broken. She is
unsearchable however. She also has to send the
creature to the graveyard, so banisher would shut her
effect down. Give her Cetus of Dalga and she is a 330
trampling behemoth that gains you life for every
casualty she causes.
I give Guardian Angel Joan a solid 7/10. The life gain
is the best thing about her.
Guardian Angel Joan
Coincidentally, I just traded one of these away...time
to see whether or not that was a good decision.
Two tributes for 2800 isn't that bad. Given that it's
Light, a Deck with some of this and three Kaiser Sea
Horse won't have much of a problem at all getting this
baby to the field. The effect is what will sell it to
most people. Kill something, gain life. Kill a Jinzo,
gain 2400. Kill a beatstick, 1900.
Life Gain is not a very viable option in Yu-Gi-Oh; it
doesn't matter how many life points you have if you
get Yata-locked, or if you have no cards in hand and
your opponent has two monsters beating you down.
However, as just an added bonus for only 200 less
attack than Blue-Eyes White Dragon (which you'd be
using in this kind of Deck ANYWAY) it's not bad at
One card to look at when using this is Cestus of Dagla
(may have spelled that wrong). Equip that to this
monster and watch your Life Points add up. Life gain
usually isn't viable but gaining 3,000+ LP at once
doesn't sound half bad. (Especially with how much
stalling is done at Regional events when the player is
ahead on life and close to when time is going to be
4.5/5 in a Light deck using 3 Kaiser Seahorse, 1.5/5
5/5 in a Light deck using 3 Kaiser Seahorse with four
minutes to go before your round is over, in which that
round is decided on the Life Points you have currently
Guardian Angel Joan very much resembles Shinato Effect
wise. But whereas Shinato does DAMAGE equal to the
attack of the monster destroyed, Guardian Angel Joan
increases your life points equal to the attack of the
This card is very interesting indeed. It is best used
in either a life point gain deck, or one of my
personal favorite decks, an Angel Deck.
In July we will be getting Ancient Sanctuary, and that
(if you donít already know) will be a BIG boost to
Angel decks. If you want more information on some of
the new Angels check out DM7ís article here:
2800 attack isnít very bad for a 7 star monster. If
you want to get this out quicker, either use Cost
Down, or Tribute Doll.
Iím giving Guardian Angel Joan a respectable 4/5 in an
Angel deck. If you are running one of those than this
would be a good asset to your team.
A level 7 Light/Fairy, Guardian Angel Joan boasts a
solid 2800/2000 effect. There is support for Light
Monsters, but if there is support for Fairies, it
didnít stick out to me. The ATK is high enough that
few creatures, at least unaided, will beat it. The
DEF is high enough that should you put it in DEF mode
or have it forced into DEF mode, it can survive most
common beatsticks. Sadly, that is at the cost of
making this card an illegal target for Witch of the
Black Forest and Sangan.
The effect is interesting. When this card destroys a
monster and sends it to the graveyard, you LP gets a
boost equal to the original attack of the monster.
Not a game breaking effect, but not a useless one
One could use it as a heavy hitter for either Fire
Princess decks (with Chorus of Sanctuary to protect
the Fire Princess since Gravity bind and Messenger of
Peace would block Joan), but I think as the main
attacker of a Light/Fairy deck might be better,
perhaps with some LP Burning cards of your own-the
idea being that Joan would make it safer to use those
3.25/5-For use in the above decks.
2.75/5-Itís not bad, just not that good.
4/5-Strong monster, and with the lower starting LP,
gains seem more significant.
of those cards that is well
made, but lacks a combo to really make it click.