Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Super Rare / Ultimate Rare
Warrior / Effect Monster
If this card battles with a LIGHT monster, increase
the ATK of this card by 1000 points during the
- Dark / 6 / 2100 / 1400
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 10.20.04
Penumbral Soldier Lady
Yes, my week eventually makes its way to Soul of the
Duelist. Today's card is Penumbral Soldier Lady, a
Super and Ultimate Rare. She's a Warrior, but she
can’t be searched by RotA or Freed; and she can't be
Special Summoned by Marauding Captain. Warriors
already have a pretty good tribute monster in Freed
the Matchless General, and with a mediocre ATK (for
a 6-star monster) of 2100, Penumbral Soldier Lady
seems weak in comparison.
The effect is something that might be useful, but
more often than not, it won't be. It's pretty
obvious that the best use of Penumbral Soldier Lady
is to kill Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the
Beginning. Her effect will boost her ATK to 3100,
just enough to kill it in battle. The effect will
also help her overtake other strong LIGHT monsters,
such as Kaiser Glider (seldom played) and Blue Eyes
White Dragon. And it will, of course, allow her to
do extra damage when attacking any LIGHT monster –
1200 damage against Airknight Parshath, 1700 damage
against Shining Angel, etc.
She's nothing spectacular, but she certainly isn't a
bad choice for DARK-themed Warrior Decks, perhaps
those based around Strike Ninja. She'd also be an
okay Side Deck card for any Warrior Deck (maybe
non-Warrior too) just in case a LIGHT Deck were to
show up. She's decent – not great, but decent.
Traditional – CCCC: 2/5
Traditional – DARK/Warrior Deck: 3/5
Advanced – DARK/Warrior Deck: 3.5/5
Penumbral Soldier Lady
Can we say "Waste of a Super Rare?"
2100 ATK is good for Tribute monsters that have
AWESOME effects (V-lord). Does this card have an
awesome effects? Uh...no.
It has a built-in Axe against Light types. Okay, it
kills BLS. The rest of the time you are attacking a
Light monster it really won't matter (DDWL, Shining
Angel) or the boost will actually hurt you as much
as them (Reflect Bounder).
1400 defense makes it Witchable...but who would want
to waste a WotBF search on this?
Traditional: 1.5/5 (for killing BLS)
Advanced: 1.5/5 (Same thing)
We’re getting back into SOD cards today, with today’s
card being Penumbral
Soldier Lady, a monster that has possibilities to be
a thorn in your
Stats: Penumbral Soldier Lady has 2100 ATK and 1400
DEF, allowing you to
search for it with Sangan. The ATK is a little low
for a monster that
requires a tribute, but the effect somewhat makes up
for it. She’s a DARK
monster, giving her plenty of support. She’s also a
Warrior, giving her the
usual uses they have. Stats – Good.
Effect: Penumbral Soldier Lady’s effect is simple;
whenever she does battle
with a LIGHT monster, her ATK goes up by 1000. It
doesn’t matter who’s turn
it is or if she’s the monster attacking; as long as
she is involved in
battle with a LIGHT monster, she gets the boost.
This effect has uses,
particularly against a deck with lots of LIGHT
monsters, giving your
opponent an extra 1000 points of damage whenever she
attacks. Her effect is
also helpful against decks that focus around one or
more of the 29 LIGHT
monsters that have an ATK greater than 2100 (which
won’t happen very often).
If this happens, your opponent will most likely not
have a monster to defeat
her with. However, this possibly good effect is of
course limited to LIGHT
monsters, making her just a weak level 6 monster
whenever she battles a
monster of a different Attribute. Effect – Good.
Combos: The only card I can think of that would help
out Penumbral Soldier
Lady is DNA Transplant, allowing you to make all of
your opponent’s monsters
LIGHT monsters, which would basically make Penumbral
Soldier Lady a
permanent 3100 ATK monster.
Usability: There aren’t any decks I can think of
that Penumbral Soldier Lady
works particularly well in. Maybe an Anti-LIGHT
Deck, but I’ve never seen or
heard of a deck like that before.
Penumbral Soldier Lady is a card that has the could
have been a great card,
but it was given the curse of situationality.
Advanced Format: 2/5. There are better tribute
monsters in Advanced.
Traditional Format: 2/5. There are better tribute
monsters in Traditional.
Art: 4/5. Nicely drawn. Enough said.
Penumbral Soldier Lady is another Mystical Space
Typhoon in translations... Moon Warrior Girl +
Cyclone + Drugs = Mystical Space Typhoon + Penumbral
Soldier Lady. REALLY. Just stop.
Its attack is decent for a tribute monster. People
play Airknight for the insane ability, people play
Blowback Dragon for the insane ability... Let's look
at its ability... Nope, not insane. The sad thing
about built-in attack increases is that you could
just as easily accomplish the same thing with a
single Axe of Despair on a more powerful monster
with a better effect worth using. Say, Airknight
The effect will be useful at the very least, though.
Several people run 3x DDWL, Blade Knight, BLS, and
even a Magician of Faith or Reflect Bounder. Oh, by
the way, this vs. Reflect Bounder: The attacking
PSL's controller loses 2100 attack, and then the
1000 attack increase applies after the effect.
Considering that barely anyone uses Wind, Earth,
Water or Fire monsters, (Water being third with
Earth in fourth), you have a roughly 40% chance of
using the effect in an average deck. DNA Transplant
will make her a 3100 for a long time.
I'd like to give her a high rating, but I could only
do so in Artwork - everywhere else she is lacking.
Better than her counterpart, though, which will be
reviewed next week.
Any deck: 2.7/5
Against a light deck: 3.5/5
Today's card is Dark Magician of Chaos' dream lady and
Black Luster Soldier- Envoy of the Beginning's evil
Penumbral Soldier Lady is a relatively week one
sacrifice monster. It's 2100 ATK, which just barely
beats out Berserk Gorilla (thus making it more
playable). Its effect is a nightmare to the last
remaining Envoy in advanced format- the Envoy of the
Beginning. When battling any light attribute monster
(envoy of the beginning), her ATK is increased by
1000 during the damage step (BLS has 3000),
resulting in a major hurting to your opponent if
your opponent is running light monsters (BLS is sad
and in pain).
Other than against Envoy of the Beginning, it's rare
that your opponent will even be running light
monsters that were over 2100 ATK to start with. A
nice little combo with this is to hammer down on
your opponent's blade knights and Magicians of Faith
(if someone switched to attack mode). Another option
is to use DNA Transplant to make all monsters light
attributes, resulting in Penumbral Soldier Lady
being able to crush any monster in battle.
In limited, I really can't recommend this card.
There's hardly any light types to go up against from
Soul of the Duelist.
Traditional Format: 2/5
Advanced Format: 3/5
Limited Format: 2/5
Wednesday: Penumbral Soldier Lady
Rated For: Anti-Light Sidedeck
Wednesday brings us a rather interesting card,
Penumbral Soldier Lady (penumbral means partially
shadowy). See, Yu-Gi-Oh does help us with
Anyways, this is a rather interesting card because
it’s specifically made to counter light types;
obviously, a 6 star 2100 attack monster won’t do
much in other situations. Is it worthy of side-deck
or even main-deck status? Let’s take a look.
Once again, a 2100 attack monster
isn’t worth much as a tribute monster. It won’t even
let you possess complete field control because of
equip spells and such that are running around. Other
tribute monsters are far better when it comes to
seizing and maintaining field
Best Draw for the Situation:
There is currently only one
commonly played light monster with an attack higher
than PSL’s: Black Luster Soldier- Envoy of the
Beginning. Yes, this is one of the few cards that
can take it down in single-handed combat. It will
also do scads of damage against other light
monsters, but think of this: of the commonly played
light monsters, D.D Warrior Lady and Blade Knight,
D.D Warrior Lady will also take PSL down with her.
This basically means PSLady is only a good draw when
faced against a Black Luster Soldier or a Blade
Once again, 2100 is a horrible attack
score. The effect is sub par; hardly
Her best draw score was lowered
because her effect is not entirely reliable. Sure,
you could make a DNA deck centering around her, but
I think Kinetic Soldier decks are a far better
alternative to this one.
The Bottom Line:
Good idea, but horrible stats and
such weigh her down greatly.
A BAD Score:
Cards it functions well with:
Creature Swap, DNA Transplant.