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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Five Headed Dragon
Ultra Rare

The Fusion Material Monsters for this card are any 5 Dragon-Type monsters. This monster cannot be Special Summoned except by Fusion Summon. This card does not take any Battle Damage and cannot be destroyed by battle with an EARTH, WATER, FIRE, WIND, or DARK monster. (Battle Damage is still inficted to players.)

Type - Dragon / Fusion / Effect / Level 12
Card Number - SD09-ENSS1

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.25
Advanced: 3.2

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 12.18.06




Five Headed Dragon

This is the monster Dragons Mirror has been waiting for. 5000 attack and defense is massive. His effect is pointless but his stats definitely make up for that. If you run dragons then this is the reason you run them.

Being a fusion he does not actually cost us anything.

Dragons Mirror grants us this destructive monsters for 1 card, thus if used correctly he will pay for himself. Take that Jinzo:)


Five-Headed Dragon:
Well it's about bloody time.

Sadly, the card isn't actually any good. This is true to the spirit of Yu-Gi-Oh in that this is virtually impossible to summon, when it hits the field it gives one an excuse for a lengthy speech about one's impending doom, but is in fact weak enough that a simple trap can stop it (with associated gloating speech and triumphant music).

However, in real life, this is far too impractical to use. Merely admire it.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1/5

Share and enjoy,

Dark Paladin
Anime note: This monster was seen in Merger of the Big 5 Part III.

Well, we start off this new week with quite a powerful card, and a long awaited one. I am of course referrring to, Five Headed Dragon.

This is an incredibly powerful Fusion monster with 5000 attack points (and defense points). So, I am here to say, if you get this card, do NOT go splashing it into your Fusion deck. At least read the card first, ok?

Now, let's look at all that this card has going for it. First, Five Headed Dragon can only be destroyed by a monster of the Light attribute. Or, of course, by a magic or trap card or monster effect, but the fact that it can only be destroyed by one attribute is awesome...or is it?

Since it can ONLY be destroyed by a monster of the Light attribute and he boasts 5000 attack points, odds are you won't be attacking him with anything. You more than likely will be using a magic, trap, or monster effect.

Furthermore, you need to fuse FIVE Dragons to make Five Headed Dragon (ironic, hmm?) Granted, it can be any five Dragons, which gives him a lot of versatility, but wow. It's also quite good that are friend doesn't take battle damage, but again...he does have 5000 attack points!

So, you really don't need to waste your time attacking or destroying a monster that isn't even going to hurt your opponent's lifepoints. If you run a hardcore Dragon deck, and are bold enough to try this, go for it.


2/5 all

Explanation: Yes, Five Headed Dragon IS a Fusion, but a very difficult one to play, and really has no place out of the Dragon deck, if at all.

Art: Wicked/5 err 5/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)


Five-Headed Dragon is a Monster Card well known to fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh manga and animé.  It is a Fusion, so it does very little harm to keep it in your Fusion deck (unless Memory Crusher is huge in your area).  The text of the card indicates it can only be Special Summoned via a Fusion Summon, so shortcuts like Metamorphosis or Cyberstein are out.  The effect also explains what the Fusion components are, since they aren’t listed above the rest of the effect text in quotes as they normally would be.  Instead, the first line says tells us that it’s any five Dragon-Type monsters.  This means that Five-Headed Dragon requires a six card investment if Fusion summoned via Polymerization.  Obviously that would require more or less an automatic win to be worth playing, and that isn’t the rest of the effect, so at first glance it wouldn’t be worth it.  Fortunately, this is Dragon itself, and thus Dragon’s Mirror becomes an option.  Well, unless the first sentence isn’t considered “listing”, in which case disregard the rest of this review and just understand it’s a one out of five.  Assuming I am correct, though, and Dragon’s Mirror becomes a staple (though probably at a single copy and with this in the Fusion deck) for Dragon decks.  You can then exchange any five Dragons from the Graveyard in exchange for a fatty with 5000 ATK and DEF points.   I mean, this Monster is unsurpassed in terms of printed ATK/DEF scores and as long as it gets one good swing in, it’s worth a Spell and removing those Monsters from the Graveyard.  Dragons actually have a good Normal Spell for S/T Removal, and almost any normally played Monster in ATK position won’t be able to soak at least a good hunk of the damage, so then it becomes well worth it.  Combined with Return from the Different Dimension and you should be able to swing for an obscene amount of damage from almost “no where”.


As for the rest of Five-Headed Dragon, being a Dark-Type is okay (it is big enough to fuel Deck Devastation Virus), and being immune to Battle Damage (that is done to itself – spillover damage would still slam your LP) unless its from Light Monsters means little since so few Monsters will be big enough to destroy it in Battle and most people would just use an effect of some sort anyway.


Fusions are often almost silly to score since they have almost no drawback to run, but in this case the scores really are more a reflection of how such a deck would fair.


Ratings (for a Dragon deck using Dragon’s Mirror)


Traditional: 1/5


Advanced: 3.5/5

Fact Man This is the Fact Man (Bhret) and for my first COTD ever, I will be reviewing the Fusion monster, Five God Dra.. Sorry, Five Headed Dragon.

This is a great monster in spite of its' strict summoning requirements and one which I personally use.
This card is the only reason why I purchased more than one dinosaur structure deck.

Let's get to the review; it's going to be a long one.

Much like the next strongest monster out there, Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon, 5 Headed Dragon is a twelve star fusion monster and a Dragon. At 5000 Attack and 5000 Defense this card has the highest listed stats of any monster, and in the right deck is a force to be reckoned with. It is dark monster, but this does not really matter any more now that chaos is dead.

1. This card does not take any Battle Damage and cannot be destroyed by battle with an EARTH, WATER, FIRE, WIND, or DARK monster. (Battle Damage is still inflicted to players.)

This is really nice because it laughs at Chimeratech (Dark), and can only be destroyed by a Dragon Master Knight or more realistically a pumped up Blue Eyes Ultimate, Cyber-Twin, or Cyber-End Dragon. However, no one is going to try to kill it in battle anyway when it is so easy to get rid of monsters from the field with card effects like; Smashing Ground, Exiled Force, and Zaborg.

2. The fusion material monsters for this card are any five Dragon-Type monsters.

This is another great effect for you can use any 5 dragons. However, you can not use substitutes unless they have been changed into dragons (DNA Surgery).

3. This monster cannot be Special Summoned except by Fusion Summon.

You can not summon 5 Headed Dragon EXCEPT BY FUSION SUMMON even after it has been fusion summoned properly.

This means you can not use the following cards to summon this card; Cyber-Stein, Summoner of Illusions, Dark Hex-Sealed Fusion, Premature Burial, Call of the Haunted, Instant Fusion, Return from Different Dimension, Dimension Fusion, Re-Fusion, or Metamorphosis.

Even with this effect it is worth playing in a Dragon deck.
So how can you get this sucker out?

1. Polymerization[NORMAL]/Fusion Gate[FIELD]

I do not recommend these methods, for you must use too many resources; Poly/Gate for start, plus 5 dragons, either from the hand or field. Of course, you can use DNA Surgery to change your goats to Dragons, but this saves only 1 or 2 cards from the combo plus you have to wait for a trap that is prone to destruction.

2. Future Fusion[CONTINUOUS]

With this card you dump 5 Dragons (no Substitutes) directly from your deck to the graveyard, and on your second standby phase you Special summon the 5 Headed Dragon to the field (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon).

This is a better choice, for it only uses resources from the deck and does not deplete your hand or field.
Of course, it must remain on the field and the monster will be destroyed if it is removed from the field, so it is always prone to S/T removal.

I suggest you dump Horus Level 6, Kaiser Glider, Mirage Dragon, Horus Level 8, Divine Dragon Ragnarock, White Horn Dragon (New McDonald's Promo), or any big beat-stick like Blue Eyes White Dragon, or Red Eyes Black Dragon. Do not use Twin-Headed Behemoth his effect is too good to waste.

Even if it is destroyed and you never get 5 Headed Dragon out, it still thins the deck and primes your graveyard for cards like Premature Burial, Soul Resurrection, Call of the Haunted, Level Modulation, and Dragon Mirror, which is the next, and best way to get this beast of a Dragon onto the field.>

3. Dragon Mirror [NORMAL SPELL]

Remove from play, from your side of the field or your Graveyard, Fusion Material Monsters that are listed on a Dragon-Type Fusion Monster Card, and Special Summon that Fusion Monster from your Fusion Deck. (This Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon).

So, if you have any combination of 5 dragons in your graveyard or on the field thanks to Future Fusion, Graceful, or whatever, then you can surprise your opponent with 5 Headed Dragon and you still have a normal summon for that turn too.

Here are some cards that will help keep him alive:
Lord of D., not a dragon; King Dragun, get him out with Dragon Mirror or Dark Hex-Seal; Horus Level 8; Royal Decree; My Body as a Shield; Solemn Judgment, or even De Fusion, if you got him out with Future Fusion.
Even after it is dead, it can still help power up Buster Blader or Dark Paladin, be fuel for Dragon Mirror, or be equipped to a Cyber Dark Dragon in some kind of "Machine/Dragon" deck for some major damage.

Being a Nomi fusion monster does not make this card unplayable, for it has a powerful effect and several feasible ways to "Fusion Summon" it. This combination of killer effects and strict summoning requirements creates a well-balanced monster that will make a nice edition to a well constructed Dragon deck that includes cards like Future Fusion, and Dragon Mirror.
5 Headed Dragon is a welcome addition to the Dragon Family, and may help Dragon decks finally compete with tier 1 decks.

Dragon Deck Advanced: 4 1/2

Thanks for reading my very first COTD post,

Fact Man

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