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Ocean Dragon Lord – Neo-Daedalus
Send "Umi" on your side of the field to the
Graveyard to send all cares in both players' hands
and on the field to the Graveyard, except this card.
Type - Sea
Card Number - SD4-EN001
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 05.24.05
Ocean Dragon Lord -- Neo-Daedalus
Welcome back, watered-down CED!
I'd like to point out that the text on the card is
incorrect and has been errata'd -- you can ONLY
bring this guy out by sacrificing a regular Levia-Dragon
on your side of the field.
Water decks get their new trump card. 2900 is great,
Special Summoning is also great. Not reviving hurts,
as that's another benefit to playing BLS you don't
Instead of nuking the field for burn damage and a
clear field, you keep ODL on the field and
presumably hit for 2900 -- barring Waboku,
Threatening Roar, Ring, or Book of Moon targeting
ODL (the effect would still go through...) Divine
Wrath would also suck for an Ocean Dragon Lord user.
I'm glad to see there's a REALISTIC price to getting
this guy out -- giving up a Levia you only paid 1
Tribute for because of ALO means you're using 3
cards to clear the field and practically win the
game if the effect goes through. Scientist FTKs
usually required 3 cards, Last Turn requires 3
cards...typically a combo that almost says "you win"
that only requires 3 cards is worth playing.
CED is broken and is banned for a reason. This is a
bit harder to use but WILL see play, ESPECIALLY with
the new starter decks.
Traditional: 2/5 (Go with the best)
Advanced: 4.25/5 (Great potential here.)
Ocean Dragon Lord – Neo-Daedalus
This guy is a more powerful version
of the much-beloved Levia-Dragon – Daedalus (famous
for being one of the only playable – well actually –
one of the ONLY Sea Serpents). He has more ATK
(though not much more); 2900 is very nice. He has a
better effect. But he’s also much harder to use.
First of all, to use this guy you’ll
need to have Levia-Dragon on the field. While not
difficult to do, chances are you’ll be tempted to
use Levia-Dragon’s effect before bothering to bring
out Ocean Dragon Lord. When you DO bring out the
Ocean Dragon Lord (or if), you’re essentially
guaranteed 2900 damage to your opponent’s Life
It’s a toned down version of Chaos
Emperor Dragon’s effect. Instead of paying 1000,
you send Umi to the Graveyard (which would go to the
Graveyard by this card’s effect anyway, so that’s no
big loss). And there’s no damage. But you get to
keep your monster on the field – a HUGE bonus. Your
opponent will (unless he has Sinister Serpent or
something) go into topdeck mode while you have a
powerful 2900 ATK monster on the field. If he
doesn’t draw something great, fast, he’s doomed.
Another thing to note is that this
guy’s a nomi monster. Once he dies, he’s not coming
Traditional – CCCC: 1/5
Traditional – WATER: 4/5
Advanced – CCWC: 1/5
Advanced – Water: 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 2.6/5
Ocean Dragon Lord - Neo-Daedalus
Today’s card is Ocean Dragon Lord - Neo-Daedalus,
the first monster in a long time to beg for an
ODL has some very nice stats; 2900 ATK is above what
is expected of a Level
7 or higher monster, thus allowing it to destroy
almost any monster it may face in battle. Its WATER
Attribute also helps out its ATK appeal by giving it
a power boost from a WATER Deck staple; A Legendary
Ocean. While ALO is active ODL jumps up to a 3100
ATK monster, making it more than enough competition
for the like of an opponent-controlled BLS.
Sadly, ODL has a Nomi effect, or at least it does if
you follow erratas (which you should). With the
errata in effect, ODL can only be Special Summoned
from your hand by Tributing a Levia-Dragon -
Daedalus on your side of the field. Unlike most Nomi
monsters, ODL’s summoning restrictions aren’t
terrible, mainly due to the easiness there is to
summon a Levia-Dragon.
Levia can be summoned in one of three ways: a) dump
and revive B) Big Wave Small Wave C) Tribute Summon
(preferably while ALO is active). Throw in the fact
that you can (and may want to) use three Levias in
the same Deck and ODL should be one of the easiest
to summon Nomis in existence.
ODL’s main effect is extremely similar to that of
the monster needed Special Summon it and a monster
sentenced to death long ago. By sending an Umi (or
ALO) on your side of the field to the Graveyard, all
cards in both players’
hands and on the field (except for ODL) are sent to
the Graveyard. The effect, as has already been said,
is combination of the effects of both Levia-Dragon
and the dreaded CED. It is CED in the sense that
current resources are eliminated, but Levia-Dragon
in the sense that you still have a monster after the
effect has resolved.
This mix of effects gives you a free opportunity to
blindly attack the opponent directly with a 2900 ATK
once (and possibly 2-3 times considering how lucky
you are) without worrying about what cards your
opponent is waiting to use. So if lady luck is on
your side, ODL could single handedly win the Duel
for you. All in all, ODL is a very neat monster that
could prove extremely useful in a WATER Deck. Just
make sure you’ve got enough Levias in your Deck to
take full advantage of the effect.
Advanced (WATER Deck): 4.5/5. Chainable Traps are
declining in usage, making ODL all that more
Traditional (WATER Deck): 4.5/5. If CED works, why
Overall (WATER Deck): 4.5/5.
Art: 3.5/5. It for some reason looks like something
out of Power Rangers.
Ocean Dragon Lord- Neo- Daedalus is the big "Timmy"
monster of the "Fury of the Deep" structure deck. It
also requires you to tribute a perfectly worthwhile
water monster to special summon this guy. It also
to be effective. It's also a nomi monster. Oh,
right.there's something positive to this effect. If
you pull off summoning Daedalus, then you wipe away
everything in a Chaos Emperor Dragon-ish fashion,
with your Daedalus remaining.
But the odds of drawing this guy and summoning it
through sacrificing another two-tribute monster are
horrendous. The bottom line is that this card is not
worth your deck space. Don't touch it unless
absolutely necessary. After making contact with this
card, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
Limited: X/5 (structure decks are not used in
official sealed play as of
yet) Tournament Pack Season 6 was revealed only a
few short weeks ago.
Within the contents of this set are three new
holofoil cards.actually, it's more along the lines
of five new volume set monsters, since all three
holo cards will be released in Dark Beginnings 2.
Well, yesterday we looked at the crappy Ultra from
the new Structure decks.
Today, we look at the good one!
Ocean Dragon-Lord Neo-Daedalus
Now, as I said, this card is simply incredible as
I'll show you.
The Good: 2900 attack which is outmatched by almost
everything which makes this card almost worthy of
two tributes if only because of attack alone. This
card when summoned if you send Umi to the Graveyard
sends all cards on the field AND in both players
hands to the Graveyard. That leaves your opponent
open for a 2900 direct attack which could definately
spell game WIN for you.
The Bad: There's no where NEAR as much bad as
yesterday's card. I only really see two downsides.
First, even with A Legendary Ocean, Neo-Daedalus is
still two tributes as the card only becomes Level 7.
You could use Cost Down and make him Level 5 but
it's up to you. The only other bad thing is that you
lose your hand too, but, if you're going to win
thanks to the 2900 direct attack, it's not the end
of the world.
Now, I see this coming down to the question of do I
need to run Levia Dragon-Daedalus AND Neo-Daedalus
in my water deck. Since too many tributes is not a
good thing, I think you've got to prioritize and
decide the following:
Do I want to keep my hand and tribute 1 monster for
a 2600 attack from Levia
Do I want to lose my hand and tribute 2 monsters for
a 2900 attack from Neo
So, I've got to say that Levia is better than Neo if
only because of one less tribute despite 300 less
attack points. However, that doesn't mean Neo isn't
Traditional A Legendary Ocean deck: 4.2/5
Advanced A Legendary Ocean deck: 5/5
Overall Rating: 3.3/5
Art: 4.0/5 This is a cool picture
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Ocean Dragon Lord – Neo-Daedalus
is the new Ultra Rare from the new Ocean’s Fury
Structure Deck. Being a Level 8 Monster would
make it hard to summon, except (as the corrected
text mentions) this card can only be Special
Summoned by offering a Levia-Dragon –
Daedalus. More on that later.
Being a Water Monster is pretty good: quite a
bit of support is available. Being a
Sea-Serpent is… rare. The downside is that
means less support, but on the bright side it
also means that this card has less competition
in this regard.
Ocean Dragon Lord- Neo-Daedalus
has a very nice 2900 ATK though a somewhat puny
1600 DEF. Given how hard it is to summon, the
attack is adequate, but the DEF is somewhat
lacking. Like yesterday’s card, it comes down
to whether the effect will make it worth
running, or also be sub-par.
After factoring in the errata, the first part of
this card’s text says that it can only be
Special Summoned, and only via its effect. That
is right; it’s a Nomi Monster. This really
hurts the card, since the only way to summon it
is by offering a large, Level 7 Water/Serpent
with an effect that is just as good. At least
A Legendary Ocean means you can offer
just one Tribute for Levia-Dragon – Daedalus.
Still, in the end, it means a lot of effort to
get this into play.
The second effect is that you can send Umi
to the Graveyard in order to nuke all other
cards on the field and discard all cards in each
player’s hand. Personally, I don’t find this
too great. It is a decent finisher, but for
such a specific combo? All you are blocking
then is Kuriboh. Wait, why not use it
earlier? Compulsory Evacuation Device,
Ring of Destruction, Raigeki Break…
while not seen in every deck, they are common
enough, and make using Ocean Dragon Lord –
Neo-Daedalus’s effect as anything but a
finisher risky. Aside from chainable Monster
removal, think about what happens if they top
deck Monster Removal. Great, now both of you
are top decking. No thanks.
Showboating. ;) In all seriousness, if you don’t
mind the risk, it can be quite devastating
forcing your opponent into “top-deck mode” when
you have a 2900 ATK monster on the field.
1/5-Why run this instead of Chaos Emperor
Dragon? Why risk top-decking in a format
renown for broken cards?
3/5-For decks running Levia-Dragon – Daedalus
4.5/5-This assumes you are running some sort of
Structure Draft Limited event. It isn’t as
risky forcing both players into top-deck mode
I don’t much care for this card, but that’s
because not only does it involve a game mechanic
I don’t like, but it is so hard to use. Better
that then a “new” Chaos Emperor Dragon.