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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 - 05.08.07
Today we are looking at the best Neo Spacian next to
Neo Spacian Grand Mole, in my opinion anyway, Neo-Spacian
Dark Panther. Notice that Panthers in Yugioh always
seem to be Dark creatures (this and Panther Warrior
Our Dark Panther friend has 1000 attack and 500
defense and is a Level
3 monster, as are most of the Neo Spacians. This one
has a decent enough effect, but is it a playable
one, in or out of the Neo-Spacian deck? Perhaps.
Dark Panther allows you to choose a card on your
side of the field and nearly mimic it until the End
Phase. In short, it gains that monster's name and
any effect or effects the monster you selected may
In my opinion, that isn't a bad thing, having a
second effect, whatever it may be to use more than
once on your turn isn't bad. The only real problem I
see here is that Dark Panther still keeps the same
stats. It still only has 1000 attack. If it gained
the selected monsters attack and defense, that would
be something, but we won't dwell on what could have
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Dark Panther :
Cards that rely on your opponent having something
good are generally bad, but I rather like this.
Being able to mimic Card Trooper, Snipe Hunter, etc.
is a decent way to get out of the rut these monsters
could have put you in. Also, being able to autokill
Spirit Reaper can be useful. I'd also imagine it
would be useful in mirror matches for increasing the
chance of getting useful effects quickly.
Share and enjoy,
Neo-Spacian Dark Panther
This monster is decent, but it depends way to much
on what your opponent is playing. Not a horrible
card but anything dependant upon an opponents
monster (Demise maybe:)) may or may not be good. Why
take the chance when you can put something always
useful in that deck spot?
||Neo-Spacian Dark Panther
I remember looking forward to this card towards the
tail-end of the Chaos Sorcerer era. Being able to
Normal Summon this little guy, copy Chaos Sorcerer's
effect and remove a monster from your opponent's
field from play was too good to pass up.
Sadly though, today we have very few cards whose
effects are worth copying to warrant running this
Probably the best candidate would be Demise: King of
Armageddon, but then if Demise is already on your
opponent's side of the field, you've probably
already lost the duel.
Card Trooper, Sky Scourge Enrise and Sky Scourge
Norelas are also suitable candidates for cloning,
but I doubt there is sufficient enough reason to run
Dark Panther in this format.
2/5 - It is DARK and one could copy BLS / CED.
1/5 - No point in running this card at this time.
2/5 - The John Shaft of Neo-Spacians. Can you dig
Tuesday, May 8th
Today we look at a monster that actually isn’t half
Neo-Spacian Dark Panther
1000 atk 500 def
Once per turn, you can select 1 face-up monster on
your opponent's side of the field. While this card
is face-up on your side of the field, until the end
of this turn this card's name is treated as the
selected monster's name, and it gets the selected
Once again, we have a monster that is quite
searchable due to its stats, type, and attribute.
But, of course, 1000 attack and 500 defense isn’t
going to do you much.
Now, onto the effect, it isn’t too bad. You get to
copy the effect of a monster on the opponent’s side
of the field. Now, there is a minor problem with
that. You can’t use it on monsters like the
monarchs, or Gadgets, or DMoC because their effects
only activate the moment they are summoned. Copying
their effects won’t do any good. Also, graveyard
effects and other monsters that have effects that
resolve once they hit the graveyard don’t work
either. So, that means you can’t copy Sangan,
recruiters, Exiled Force. And obviously, copying
Cyber Dragon won’t do you any good, and this can’t
copy flip effects either. You could use this to copy
a DD Warrior Lady, or Demise, King of Armageddon.
Those could prove to help.
So, while this monster’s effect is solid, it’s all
dependent on what the opponent has out on the field.
And in the current format, there simply aren’t very
many monsters that Dark Panther can copy
effectively. I’d keep this in your Dark Neos decks.
Traditional: 3/5 (It can actually do something here.
Copy CED’s or BLS’s effect)
Wow…..a card with a higher rating in Traditional
when it isn’t banned in Advanced….
This is better. Compared to yesterday the panther
has at least some viability. Slightly better stats
and an interesting effect catapult it past its
comrade. But the big downside is the complete lack
of stability. The panther can’t do anything on its
own, that being the big downside. Having to rely on
the opponent in order to accomplish something is
never a good idea.
Interesting, and amusing, but that’s about it.
Traditional: 2/5 (more fun effects to steal )