Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
When there are only face-up monsters with ATK 1600
or more on your opponent's side of the field, this
monster can attack your opponent's Life Points
- Dark / 4 / 1600 / 1100
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 5.27.04
Here we have Black Tyranno's little brother. Instead
of a 2-tribute monster that can attack directly
under certain conditions, we get a no-tribute
monster that can attack directly under slightly
The problem here is that this condition is slightly
less favorable. If you attack directly with this,
and your opponent has stronger ATK-position monsters
down, guess what? They're gonna kill this next turn
if you don't protect it.
That having been said, if you CAN protect it, this
thing's great. You can't use Gravity Bind or MoP,
but you can use Wabokus, MF, Cylinder, and the like
to save this guy. You'd need 5 direct shots to
win...more if they block some attacks of their own,
less if you use Limiter Removal. (That just screams
abuse...a Jinzo gets out (whether yours or theirs)
and 2 Limiters are played...if the Jinzo has to
attack a Fiber, oh *$(% well, you did 6400 before
that even happened.)
Tyranno is still admittedly better in some cases
(you don't have to worry about its safety next turn
due to attacks)...he'll be even better once he gets
the errata that says Magic/Traps being down won't
stop the effect...but this card is a great asset to
a Machine deck or a Burn deck.
Drillago? A machine? Possibly go in a machine deck?
Maybe even in a tournament, non-machine deck? That's
why I'm here ^^
Drillago is a normal 4 star monster with a decent
effect but if used wisely during the late game,
you'll probably win.
Remember that 1600 (in math terms) is 20% of your
opponent's life points. Factor in paying for
Imperial Order maybe once or twice, 1-2 prenegators,
magical scientist's effect once, and just random
hits (Magic Cylinder, Ring of Destruction, Monster
damage, etc...) is already 50%-75% of your
opponent's life points. Imagine if you can get
drillago out and attack your opponent's life points
directly for 20% and almost end the game (if your
lucky, you end the game right then).
Well soo putting all the math aspects of the game
aside, let's see the card in depth. It's the same
strength as Tribe Infecting Virus, Breaker the
Magicial Warrior (so there is some plus), but weaker
than Freed the Brave Wanderer, Reflect Bounder,
Enraged Battle Ox, 1900-2000 beats...
Most likely this card will be set in defense mode
most of the time because it does not have the
strength to be attacking constantly and living. But
let's see this card in a machine theme deck...
Limiter Removal DOUBLES this monster's attack. It
becomes 3200 ATK. The fact that you don't have to
use Limiter Removal during battle and can activate
during damage calculation makes this monster seem
like a game winner. also, use cannon soldier too,
that's another 1000 for launching monsters directly
to your opponent's face (10%), and cannon soldier
becomes 2800 AtK...soo that's 3200+2800+1000=7000.
That means if your opponent used a prenagator
(besides The Forceful Sentry), or a Magicial
Scientist's effect, they just lost the game. Try
this deck...it's really fun.
Drillago is a Level 4 Dark/Machine. Very nice:
no restrictions on summoning, so you can drop it
without any trouble. Dark has a little support,
and Machine has some fantastic support. The
attack of 1600 is okay-not enough you’d play it
without its effect, but only about 300 below
par. Almost wish it was 100 lower, so you could
bring it out with Tomato or search for it with
Sangan, or was 1450, so it could also go under
Messenger of Peace. Oh well. The DEF, as
always, could be a touch higher, and still be a
legal target for Witch of the Black Forest.
1100 isn’t too terrible though.
The effect is what makes this card. As long as
your opponent only has face-up monsters with
ATKs of 1600 or more on their side of the field,
this monster can attack directly. Not super
powerful, but common enough of an occurrence. I
mean, while Beatdown isn’t the top deck, its
still one of the most common, especially since
so many decks fall under it. With three
Mystical Space Typhoons, Heavy Storm, and
Duster, you should be able to keep out most
interfering Spell/Trap cards. So this is fairly
Well, 1600 on its own isn’t bad…
its also not so
great. So toss it into decks where it will
matter more, like a) burn decks, b) Machine
decks, where Limiter Removal can double,
quadruple, or sextuple it, or c) Suicide
Beatdown, where Megamorph
can double it.
3.75/5-Makes a nice finisher for the three decks
I mentioned, since late game they probably have
one resilient monster out and have blown most of
their Traps by now.
3.25/5-Still good, but as we know, here is where
you only encounter “proven” decks… or at least
where the bulk of the competition will be that.
4/5-You start with 4000 LP, Spell and Trap cards
are less of the deck… this could lead to a
surprise victory if timed right.
A good card when used in the right decks.
What's more fun than a giant drill? Well...I'm sure
you can think of something; the point is, today's
card is Drillago, a rare from IoC.
He has 1600 ATK; not great, but not terrible. He has
1100 DEF; Witchable. He's DARK; Chaos food. He s a
But the effect is his true purpose, and it's a
fairly decent one. If all your opponent has on his
side of the field are face-up monsters with 1600 or
more ATK, Drillago can attack directly (NOTE: If
your opponent has set monsters or M/T, Drillago MAY
NOT use this effect). It's a cool effect, and it can
very be useful late-game against a beatstick or two.
Imagine your opponent's frustration when his field
full of 1900's does nothing to defend against your
Drillago (extra fun with Limiters).
The effect is nice, but don't count on its working
all the time. Drillago is all in all a fairly solid
monster who's excellent in a Machine deck.
Typical tournament deck: 2.5/5
Machine deck: 4/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.3/5