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

Destiny Hero - Diamond Dude

Card Number - EOJ EN003

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.67
Advanced: 4.17

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

Date Reviewed - 04.25.0


Destiny Hero - Diamond Dude

As much as I hate ATK-boost effects (like yesterday's review) I LOVE one-turn kills. Diamond Dude Turbo is one of the hottest (if not the most expensive) decks out there right now, thanks to the myriad of effects it can pull off. If you don't know the idea behind the deck, go check Metagame for coverage of it -- it won't be hard to spot.

As for Diamond Dude itself, it's great for decks that play lots of Spell cards that have costs, as it can get around those costs. You may have to wait a turn to activate the effect, but that may not be that bad when you get a free field clear (Lightning Vortex with no discard), free mass summoning (Dimension Fusion with no Life Point payment)...and currently, other than Dark Magician of Chaos, this guy hitting a Magical Stone Excavation is the closest thing we have to Magician of Faith, which is sad. (If we can't have Pot or Graceful, we should AT LEAST have 2 MoF...)

Respectable ATK score, can use priority to get its effect off, searchable, DEF good enough to stall out Hydrogeddon, and Dark/Warrior. It's got EVERYTHING going for it for a good collection of decks.

5/5 for the OTK deck, and 4.25/5 on its own.

Dark Paladin

Today we're looking at Destiny Hero Diamond Dude, who we haven't reviewed since the summer, and it's time he got another look. Destiny Hero Diamond Dude still has a sick amount of potential. Most of it was discovered when Diamond Dude Turbo took swing, but it has power, even in a normal deck.

Part of the awesomeness of Diamond Dude is the fact that he doesn't require the use of "costs" or "requirements" in order to activate Magic cards with his abililty. They do go to the Graveyard, but activate for free in your next turn.

Granted, this needs to be a Normal Magic card, and Diamond Dude Turbo took advantage of this, and that's why it's such a powerful deck right now, people found a way to capatilize on this, and it is a force to be reckoned with. There isn't a whole lot to tell you that you don't all ready know.

In conclusion, the deck is tricky, but awesome, try it, or even try one in your deck, and see how it works for you.


5/5 Diamon Dude Turbo
2.5/5 Elsewhere

3.75/5 average

Art: 4/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Diamond Dude :
One must wonder which came first - the picture or the name?

Diamond Dude is one of my favourite types of card. He has a spectacular effect, but you can't just put him in any deck. And they didn't have to add a line like "while you control another D-Hero"! With proper construction, this little guy can net you extra effects every turn, and extra stuff for free is always good.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

Share and enjoy,
Turkeyspit Destiny Hero Diamond Dude

I remember LOL'ing when I heard this monster's name. Dude? Yeeesh. Who would have thought a few short months later, this guy would be a Tier 1 decktype.

I remember playing against my friend Yannick's Diamond Dude deck (this was pre-TCG Stratos, Destiny Draw and Malicious) and being awestruck by the combos it pulled off. I distinctly remember him flipping over 'Mega-Ton Cannon', which would wipe away my Zaborg and Mirror Force the following turn FTW.

Now that we have Destiny Draw and Destiny Hero Malicious, Diamond Dude is part of a near-broken decktype that has been wrecking the Meta for the past few months. Quite frankly, the only reason people have stopped talking about DDT is because of the Doomize OTK deck, that also recently started tearing up the playmat.

Now that the Game Promo Destiny Hero Disc Commander is out, people are trying to improve upon DDT even more! Many people thought that having Elemental Hero Stratos limited to 1 would kill off this decktype. Oh boy were they wrong.


3/5 - There are so many broken Normal Spells in Traditional, I'm amazed that nobody runs DDT. Why flip over Lightning Vortex which Diamond Dudes effect when you can do the same with Raigeki?

5/5 - This guy is the cornerstone of the Destiny Hero deck. I still LOL at his name though..

Card Art:
3/5 - Sparkly!

Lonely Wolf
Wednesday, March 25th

Today’s card hardly needs an introduction……

Destiny Hero Diamond Dude
Level 4
1400 atk. 1600 def.
While this card is face-up on your side of the field, once per turn you can look at the top card of your Deck. If the card is a Normal Spell Card, send it to the Graveyard and you can activate the Normal Spell Card during the Main Phase of your next turn. If the card is not a Normal Spell Card, place it on the bottom of your deck.

Basically part of the heart and soul of the DDT deck that has become rather popular as of late. It’s a Destiny Hero, so it’s searchable by Stratos. It’s a Dark monster, searchable by Tomato, and Chaos food in traditional. It’s a warrior, searchable by RotA. It’s got 1400 attack which isn’t bad, and makes it searchable by Sangan. And 1600 defense isn’t too bad either. All in all, getting this guy on the field shouldn’t be all that hard.

Now, onto the effect. Pretty easy to understand. Look at the top card of the deck. If it’s a normal spell, send it to the grave and you can activate it during your next main phase. If it’s anything other than a normal spell, place it at the bottom of the deck. So, what makes this so good? For one, you get to possibly use a spell card, obviously. But, two, you get to use it for free. No costs. So all of those DDT players out there get to use their Magical Stone Excavation without discarding two cards. Destiny Draw turns into Pot of Greed. Lightning Vortex is a face up only Raigeki. Dimension Fusion doesn’t cost a thing. To put it simply, Diamond Dude opens up a world of possibilities and can lead to some obviously deadly combos.

Keep in mind, however, that not all normal spells will work properly. A spell like Level Up! won’t work because it doesn’t have a level monster to reference for what to search for since there was no level monster tributed.

So, if you run DDT or a deck with a bunch of heavily costed Spells, it might be a good idea to run this. Otherwise, no.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 4/5
Art: 3.5/5
BobDoily Wednesday

Whatever happened to the good old days where I could rag on every single e-hero associated card?!?!?!? I miss those days *sigh

Well d-hero Diamond Dude continues the trend of newer e/d-hero cards that are actually good. You’re pretty much all aware of his use in the DDT deck, so I’m not going to bother going into detail about that. I just want to look at his effect. You get a free look at the top card of your deck, if it’s a normal spell grind it and you get the effect on your next turn, otherwise cycle it to the bottom of the deck. Albeit having key traps, etc sent to the bottom of the deck can be bad, the fact that you can get a free +1 and a grind it simply awesome. Needless to say you can easily accommodate this tactic into your deck build so as to minimize the chances of getting killed by luck.

Okay, these ratings are for random decks and exclude DDT
Traditional: 2.5/5 (more normal spells of doom)
Advanced: 2/5

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