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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 - 03.28.07
Today we look at D.D. Crow, and here are the rulings
from UDE about the little bird.
This is a Multi-Trigger Effect.
Discarding “D.D. Crow” to activate its effect is a
You cannot activate this effect during the Damage
So, you can use the effect of D.D. Crow during your
opponent's turn, which is awesome, and remove one
card from their Graveyard. Although you may not use
the effect during the Damage Step, you can use it
during the Battle Phase.
What can that stop? Well, you could remove something
Dark so you could stop your opponent from removing a
Strike Ninja perhaps. More often than not, this will
simply be used for the removal, as opposed to
Removal is good, and you don't even have to remove
the crow to remove something else...
2.75/5 all around, may go up or down with time.
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
D.D. Crow :
The different dimension is an interesting place.
Full of massive worm-things, women, and crows.
Unlike a number of cards with D.D. in the name, this
is rather bad. The monster isn't worth summoning,
and the effect isn't too useful. OK, you can use it
in response to Call, etc. and basically negate the
However, not that many things generally seen in
decks can be stopped in this way, so it isn't worth
Share and enjoy,
I assume this is good for the side deck, but the new
cc (DDT) will make it pointless. Frog is not the
only way to tribute for a monarch. Premature burial
can be used only once and is at one per deck.
Phoenix and Zombie is not going to be able to cut it
this format. This card is good in theory but offers
no true application.
He’s one of the best Side-Deck cards
in the game. This card is a testament to my
affirmation that Strike of Neos is truly the
“Side-Deck” set of this game.
The big plus is that his effect is a
Multi-Trigger and can be used to stop most Graveyard
effects before they occur. Another plus is that his
effect applies to any card instead of being limited
to just Monsters.
It’s not seeing as much play as I
thought it would, but I think that depends on the
metagame of our area or the event for that matter.
It’s good against Treeborn Frog, Vampire Lord, and
Sacred Phoenix. However, it helps Diamond Dude Turbo
and Bazoo-Return by removing critical monsters from
Traditional: 4/5 (Great against Chaos
and Sinister Serpent)
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Strike of Neos has to be one of the best Booster
sets since Invasion of Chaos. I can't remember
seeing a single set that had so many playable cards.
D.D. Crow is somewhat of an oddity, as it's a -1
that people will actually play, as it can heavily
disrupt your opponent's strategy (and with the right
usage, becomes a 1-for-1).
Right now D.D. Crow is one of the few side-deck
cards we have that can counter many of the top
cards/decktypes seeing play today, which makes it a
valuable tool when you don't have alot of empty
slots in your side-deck.
Crow is good to counter:
- Diamond Dude Turbo: remove that Phoenix Blade,
Dasher, or the Spell Card they flipped over with
Diamond Dude to prevent them from using it.
- Six Samurai: specifically Grandmaster of the Six
- Sacred Phoenix: 'nuff said.
- Treeborn Frog: 'nuff said x2.
- Pot of Avarice: oooohh...evilness in a can.
- Premature Burial / Call of the Haunted: seeing
- Reasoning / Monster Gates: if you are tired of
seeing your opponent using The Creator to special
Sacred Crane or DMoC, then this card is for you!
The list goes on...
If you are trying to figure out what to add to your
sidedeck to counter Monarchs, Samurai and DDT, then
this card is worth a serious look.
2/5 - It's DARK, and it could be used to counter
Monster Reborn or remove the single LIGHT/DARK in
your opponent's grave from play. Still, I doubt it
will see heavy play.
4/5 - A great sideboard option in a diverse
3/5 - Bobo the Owl returns from Olympus with a new
* if you got this reference it means you are both
cool and old ^_^
Wednesday, March 28
Today we look at one of the more notable rares out
of the new set, next to Grand Mole…
By discarding this card from your hand to the
Graveyard, remove from play 1 card from your
opponent's Graveyard. This effect can be activated
during either player's turn.
We are going to ignore the stats. It’s searchable by
Sangan since it has 100 attack, but other than that,
it doesn’t matter.
Its effect is a multi-trigger so it can be used at
any point during either player’s turn, except the
damage step, and can put a monkey wrench in quite a
few decks. This card doesn’t directly help you gain
any advantage, but it is likely to mess up your
opponent’s momentum. You can chain to a Premature
Burial or Call of the Haunted by discarding Crow,
and remove the targeted monster from the game before
it can be revived. This can be used against Pot of
Avarice, removing one of the five targets, so that
Pot can’t resolve. Or, possibly best of all, is
removing that troublesome Treeborn, putting a halt
in a Monarch player’s plan. And the number of other
cards that this card can mess up is huge.
I don’t know if I’d consider maining this card
personally, but it is certainly worth a shot in a
Traditional: 4/5 (Dark, Chaos Food, stops Reborn,
Sinister, Call, Premature)
*shudders. Sorry, bad memories are brought up by the
name Crow. Another fun DD card, this crow seems a
little too specific in role to see widespread play.
More likely a side deck card IMO, but being able to
counter any form of recursion is definitely nice.
They also did a solid job of not giving it a stupid
cost; you only have to discard this crow, which is
Another card that has a job and does it right. It’s
nice to see that.
Traditional: 3.5/5 A nice counter to a lot
(cough*mill*cough) (cough*prohibition crow*cough)