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Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 05.16.07
I've always seen this as a tech card, and still
consider it to be one. Basically, let's look at all
the decks that are being played in competitive
events right now, and how this does against each:
*Monarchy -- no real Warriors here. None of the
staple support nor main monsters of the deck are
actually Warriors. You might get lucky and catch an
Exiled Force in ATK position, but that's about it.
*Disk Commander Monarch a.k.a. "Perfect Circle" --
more opportunities here, but it'd be just as hard to
actually deal damage through one as it would be to
hit that random X-Force in the standard Monarch
build. Maliciouses tend to go straight to the
Graveyard through an effect and then bounce to the
field only to be tributed right after, or brought up
as a temporary wall. Either way, when they hit the
field, they're doing so in Defense Position. You'd
need an Enemy Controller to take advantage of it.
Disk Commander itself is a weak Warrior, but usually
with this deck you're either (A) Premature
Burial'ing him and tributing for a Monarch, (B) Call
of the Haunted-ing and tributing for a Monarch, or
(C) chaining Call of the Haunted onto him in
response to M/T removal so you can gain a free draw.
NONE of these three options actually put the Disk on
the field long enough for you to hit it.
*Six Samurai -- this is where Kinetic really shines
right now. If you have a problem with this deck
locally, Kinetic would be a good way to help thwart
it. Every single one of them is a Warrior, and it
can even run over the most powerful one of all,
Great Shogun Shien.
*Demise OTK -- no help here.
*Diamond Dude Turbo -- you get a fair bit of quick
punishment in if the DDT player doesn't have
Threatening Roar down, because this deck leaves
Diamond Dude out in ATK position fairly often.
Usually if your opponent has several monsters out,
this ALSO means they're ready to finish the combo,
meaning Lightning Vortex is coming down and your
Kinetic's no good. If you have it face-down, it's
true that you could hold off an entire assault from
D-Heroes, but the Jinzo or DMoC that deck tends to
finish with present potential problems.
There are other decks this helps fend off against;
Warrior Toolbox doesn't see as much play, but
Kinetic still hurts it a bit and forces it to use
removal it'd rather save for other monsters. DD
Survivor-based decks are few and far between, but
it'd be a nice tech to punish a player for
constantly reviving that Survivor.
The issue nowadays is side deck space. Between the
almost mandatory Pulling the Rugs to counter
Gadget/Monarch/Demise searchers, the Cursed Seals
everyone and their mom is playing to deal with
Demise and Diamond Dude Turbo, the Waboku/Threatening
Roar to further hinder OTK, and whatever other tech
cards apply to specific players in your area,
there's hardly any room for this guy. If you can
squeeze him in, great; otherwise, there are many
other decks I'd rather be countering right now.
3.25/5 for decreased usefulness over the last year.
Today we look at the "Ultimate Anti-Warrior",
Kinetic Soldier. In short, you can summarize this
review currently in one sentence.
Kinetic Soldier is good, the current environment and
meta are not Kinetic Soldier friendly.
Kinetic Soldier is only awesome against Warriors,
and Warriors aren't all that popular right now.
Diamond Dude Turbo, Chimeratech, Gadgets, and
Monarchs are all the rage, and DD Warrior Lady is
only one card out of a deck of 40.
If Warriors come roaring back, then this card will
see play again, but if you are that worried about
it, throw one in the side-deck, then you're always
2/5 until Warriors are back on top
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Kinetic Soldier :
I've never worked out what Kinetic Energy has to do
with destroying warriors.
Oh the fun I had with this card in the old days when
Warriors were virtually the only deck played. Set
this sucker face-down (if you're fairly certain
there isn't a Mystic Lv2 around), and enjoy the
In the modern day, people don't seem to be playing
quite as many Warriors, so this is s solution to a
problem that doesn't exist. However, if Warriors
should ever run rampant again, this will return to
side decks to wreak havoc.
Share and enjoy,
Can we say
this card makes samurais cry, yes we can. I
made it a point to get 3 of these guy's upon
reading the text of Grandmaster. This card has
the ability to run over almost any threat the
samurais throw at you, while also making a good
addition to a machine orientated deck. Let us
not forget three stars and reachable via Sangan/Giant
Rat. This guy can add the extra kick to a stall
deck, block relatively all attacking monsters
with 1800 def. and make you glad your opponent
swarmed you with 3 warriors.
But I still
believe this to be a side deck card.
your only going to use it when it is needed.
This has always been one of my favorite cards, and
it's a shame that it never really found it's niche
in the Metagame until now.
It's stats are nothing to write home about, although
1800 Defense is respectable, and his 1350 Attack
allows him to both dodge Bottomless Trap Hole, and
be searchable via Giant Rat. But where this guy
really shines is when he is used to fight off the
most numerous monster type in Yu-Gi-Oh! - The
Turning into a 3350 ATK / 3800 DEF monster during
the Damage Step when battling with a Warrior is, in
a word, devastating. A Wildheart hitting this guy in
face-down defense mode will give 2500 LPs of damage
to his controller for the trouble. In Attack
position, there isn't a single Warrior this card
Wait, there is more! Kinetic Soldier has the
distinction of being a 3-star monster, which means
he can attack under Gravity Bind, Level Limit Area -
B, and even Messenger of Peace (since his ATK Boost
doesn't occur until the Damage Step). If that
weren't enough, Kinetic Soldier also happens to be a
Machine-type monster, which opens up all sorts of
combinations from Cyber Phoenix to Overload Fusion.
Why is any of this important? If you look at the
current crop of Top Tier Decks, you will see one
commonality in almost all of them: lots of Warriors.
From Diamond Dude Turbo, Six Samurai OTK to
StratosBox, there are many decks out there that
field between 12 and 15 Warriors. That gives Kinetic
Soldier an aweful lot of opportunity to strike home
Sadly though, current Side Decks must devote the
majority of their slots to countering Demise OTK,
that there may be no room for Kinetic Soldier, and
he might once more, fade into obscurity. A darn
1/5 - EARTH, and BLS won't attack this guy in
3/5 - Purely a Side Deck card, he really only shines
against Warrior heavy decks.
4/5 - "Power On!" (1000 Cool Points if you get the
Today, by fan request, we look at a card that is
prime for side decks.
1350 atk. 1800 def.
When this card battles with a Warrior type monster,
increase the atk and def of this card by 2000.
A level 3, earth machine monster with 1350 attack
makes this searchable. And 1800 defense means that
it can hold it’s own against anything less than a
Cyber Dragon that is commonly played.
The effect is easy. 2000 more attack and defense
when battling with a Warrior. So, they summon DD
Assailant and attack this face down, they are in for
a lot of hurt. 2100 points of hurt to be exact. And,
they have to be prepared for more hurt next turn, or
use up removal on this guy. I don’t believe there is
a warrior in the game that can handle 3350 attack,
or 3800 defense. At least, not without help.
So, obviously this is an obvious side deck choice if
you face a lot of warrior decks. But, it will almost
never be main decked because it’s not worth much of
anything if you play a deck that plays little to no
warriors. Many decks play exiled force, but that
doesn’t count really.
Not much else to say. Side deck, YES. Main deck, no!
Traditional: 2/5 (Warriors? BLS-EotB = removed)
Advanced: 4.5/5 (Side deck ONLY)
So today we look at a piece of older tech. Mostly
see in the toolbox heydays as a side deck option to
make the abusers pay, Kinetic Soldier’s usefulness
declined with the deck.
Even with that it is still a solid card, a great way
to counter a warrior deck, hands down effective and
powerful. If you need to do that, then siding this
is a very viable option. Being a machine just gives
it an extra boost.
Tied forever with his nemesis, Kinetic Soldier will
be around for just as long.