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

Masked Dragon


Card Number - SOD-EN026

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.75
Advanced: 4.00

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

Date Reviewed - 05.14.0


Masked Dragon

Masked Dragon is, honestly, one of the more underrated searchers out there. With its new target thanks to World Championships 2007, that might change.

He's got a lot going for him -- he can now search out a piece of removal (Exploder Dragon), as well as something that will become WELL over 1500 ATK the next turn (Armed Dragon Lv3), and another line of searchers (Troop Dragon) for when you need those 5 Dragons in the Graveyard for Dragon's Mirror and Future Fusion hasn't shown up to do the job yet. ...and there's always Twin-Headed Behemoth as a great little piece of "guarantee you can tribute next turn".

Granted, there aren't as many targets for him as there are for, say, Giant Rat or Mystic Tomato (two searchers who will see much more play than Masked Dragon ever will unless something drastic changes) but he's an excellent searcher for his decktype that can pull out quite a few tricks.


Dragon :
Isn't the most inventive mask in the world, is it?
Heck, it looks fairly tight fitting to me.

In the vein of Mystic Tomato, this guy ain't half bad.
He can absorb a few attacks by summoning another copy of himself and if you find you've got a fair few dragons with low ATKs, why not through some of these in your deck. Even though it doesn't have the obvious utility of Tomato, there are plenty of interesting monsters you can summon. It is also the approved method to put Armed Dragon Lv. 3 on the field.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3/5

Share and enjoy,
Turkeyspit Masked Dragon

Every monster-type and attribute needs their own recruiter. Masked Dragon belongs to Dragon-type monsters, and he is pretty similar to Mystic Tomato and Co. That being said, he does have some differences:

1. He can special summon a monster in Defense position. This is huge actually, especially if you are staring down Asura Priest, Wildedge, or Chimerasack OTK Dragon. You can just summon all your Masked Dragons, one at a time, to thin your deck and fill your Graveyard for Dragon's Mirror

2. He only has 1100 Defense, which means everything except Sangan and Exiled Force can destroy this guy in battle. If your opponent attacks your face down with his Dekoichi, he is playing right into your hands.

The only thing that holds Masked Dragon back is the lack of decent Dragon type monsters with 1500 or less attack. Currently he has a very small crop of Dragons to pick from:

- Other Masked Dragons
- Twin-Headed Behemoth (Limited to 1)
- Armed Dragon LV3 (theme specific)
- Exploder Dragon
- Troop Dragon
- Divine Dragon Excelion (meh)

This gives Masked Dragon far less versatility then his peers: Giant Rat and Mystic Tomato.

But he is a 3-star monster, which makes him the perfect card for Cyberdark Dragon decks. Since he is a FIRE Attribute monster, you could also build a FIRE themed deck with him and UFO Turtle , giving you a string of 6 recruiter monsters.

I've always loved Dragons, and I long for the day when they can finally be a competitive decktype.


1/5 - No other Dragons besides the Emperor in this format.

5/5 - in a Dragon deck, but that's the only place he should be run.

Card Art:
2/5 - Er...it's a dragon.
 Masked Dragon
This is obviously the best 3 star dragon searcher b/c it is the only one.  1400 attack is perfect and the ability to search out exploder dragon, armed dragon lv. 3, twin-headed behemoth, and the 3 star 1500 from fotb means it has a growing toolbox.  Let us no forget cyberdark monsters become 2200 beat sticks due to this card.  The fact it fills our graveyard helps 5-god hit the field.  All in all this card has a lot of potential going for it right now.  The more sets that come out the better it will become.  Oh, let us not forget that like pyramid turtle it too can summon monsters in def. mode.
Monday, April 14th

So, we open up another week with one of my favorites.

SOD-EN026-Masked Dragon
When this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard as a result of battle, you can Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type monster with an ATK of 1500 or less to your side of the field from you Deck. Then shuffle your Deck

So, it’s your basic recruiter, for dragons. It’s got 1400 attack so it can kamekaze with another recruiter, not bad. And it’s quite searchable by another masked dragon, sangan, witch, last will, and the like.

Unlike other recruiters, there aren’t very many good candidates for Masked Dragon to search out when it gets destroyed by battle. It can get Troop Dragon, which, if it weren’t for the errata, could be quite good. It can get armed dragon level 3, which is obviously valuable for armed dragon decks. It can get another Masked Dragon. It can get Twin Headed Behemoth as well. It can also get Divine Dragon Excellion which is a 5 star, so that helps some. But, probably the most worthwhile monster it can get is the new Exploder Dragon, which got reviewed recently. If only Horus Lv4 had 100 less attack…..

To put it simply, this card belongs in Dragon decks, especially those that involve Five Headed Dragon, and those with Cyberdark Dragon.

Traditional: 2.5/5 (Fire in a chaos dominated format???)
Advanced: 5/5 for dragon decks.
Art: 3/5
Bob Doily Monday

Woot to dragons!!!! Sorry, I’ve always loved running fun dragon decks on the side, so I love reviewing them. Masked Dragon being printed made me happy, a dedicated dragon recruiter that could help speed things up.

He’s in the stats range expected of recruiters so nothing special there. The main point is that he can be used to grab dragons, with my preference being Armed lv3 to quickly pop out a lv5. He has usual versatility of recruiters, and shares the same weaknesses. Naturally outside of a dragon deck he is essentially useless to most other archetypes.

Traditional: 2.75/5 much more mass removal make him not nearly ass effective as in advance
Advanced: 3.5/5

Obviously drop the ratings to abysmal for outside of his intended purpose
Dark Paladin Monday

Welcome to what, however inadvertently became fan request week!
Starting things off is the ever popular monster, Masked Dragon.

Masked Dragon is essential in the Dragon deck. He got some new support via Exploder Dragon, and he can still do more than that. He can pull out Twin Headed Behemoth or Armed Dragon Level 3 if that's what you're using.

He is weak with only 1400 attack, but this can help Dragon's Mirror, and it's and easy dump with Future Fusion too, assuming you are trying to summon Five Headed Dragon. Run three in your Dragon deck...it's not the best searcher, but the best for Dragons :)

He can even bring himself out if you desire, but that sort of seems to defeat the purpose, unless it's all you have left, but you should always have something decent to fetch.


Traditional: 2.75/5
Advanced: 3.75/5

Art: 3/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

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