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Koa'ki Meiru Rooklord

During each of your End Phases, destroy this card unless you send 1 "Iron Core of Koa'ki Meiru" from your hand to the Graveyard or reveal 1 Warrior-Type monster in your hand. You can Tribute Summon this card by Tributing 1 "Koa'ki Meiru" monster. When this card is Normal Summoned, you can remove from play 1 "Koa'ki Meiru" card in your Graveyard to destroy up to 2 cards your opponent controls.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.15
Advanced: 2.75 

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

Date Reviewed - 12.11.09

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Dark Paladin


Always with the Koa'ki Meiru monsters...Koa'ki Meiru Rooklord, who sort of resembles a Rook, and is clearly a Machine, yet a Warrior, who is a Level 7 Earth attribute monster, and has an excellent 2800 attack and 2200 defense.

Now, stop me if you've heard this before...during your End Phase, destroy this card unless your send one Iron Core of Koa'ki Meiru from your Hand to the Graveyard or reveal one Warrior-type monster in your Hand. Of course you've heard that before.

Moving on...you can Tribute Summon this card by tributing one "Koa'ki Meiru" monster, which is a good ability. Also, when Normal Summoned, you can remove from play one "Koa'ki Meiru" Monster card from your Graveyard to destroy up to two cards your opponent controls.

Almost a Monarch type effect there. I think while most of the Koa'ki Meiru mosnters have turned out to be not so great, Rooklord could be playable as long as you keep him on the Field, so try him and see.


Traditional: 2.25/5

Advanced: 3.25/5

Art: 4.5/5


Koa'ki Meiru Rooklord …

I’m not gonna get into my thoughts on these guys again, but all that aside – Rooklord ain’t all that bad … He’s one of the better of the bunch, that’s for sure. Keeping him around is nice, but u don’t really need to. He can be tributed with Koa’ki Meiru monster, and then when summoned u can remove 1 Koa’ki Meiru monster from play (probably the one u just tributed) to destroy 2 cards on the field. Sweet. Maybe the monster in your way and a spell/trap card that has u nervous? – And then swing away. 2800 is a big hit. If u are lucky, that’s all u need to finish the game. I could see some decks built around this thing, but once again – the Koa’ki Meirus suck as a whole … so just design said deck strictly for his strengths.

I’m down with this clown.

Traditional: 3.5/5
Advanced: 3.5/5


N o V a

Eww again. Koa'ki Meiru Rooklord, another icky card, but seriously. Another strictly Koa'ki Meiru themed monster that can't just be splashed into other decks like Koa'ki Meiru Drago, Koa'ki Meiru Guardian and so on. Sure they'd have to be based on types but to use Rooklord to his full potential he'd have to be in a full-on based Koa'ki Meiru deck. You destroy it during the end phase unless you send an Iron Core to the graveyard or reveal a warrior, you can tribute summon it with 1 tribute if you tribute a Koa'ki Meiru monster and when its normal summoned you can remove a Koa'ki Meiru monster in your graveyard from play to destroy up to 2 cards your opponent controls. Now destroying cards is actually pretty decent, however going through all the trouble just to summon it to the field... just doesn't seem worth it. Personally I don't think Koa'ki Meiru decks will really use this card, it has an alright effect but as I said going through all the trouble just to summon it, isn't really worth it.

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 1.5/5


Koa'ki Meiru Rooklord: 

     So the Iron Core clan gets another boss monster... and this one is decent-ish.  Like most other Koa'ki Meiru monsters, it has the downside of having to discard an Iron Core or revealing a warrior type monster at end phase or he gets a one way pass to the graveyard.  His effect almost makes up for that though, as destroying any 2 cards your opponent controls is great (one of the reasons that Celestia and gyzarus are incredible monsters).  Would have been great if effect worked when special summoned as well, but I guess that is asking for too much.  Still though, 2800 atk and double card destruction is great for a one tribute monster, which he would be in a Koa'ki Meiru deck.  If you are brave enough to attempt a Koa'ki Meiru deck, I believe Rooklord deserves a slot or 2.  Otherwise I'm kind of sick of continuously getting support for an archetype that very few are expressing ANY interest in...  

Traditional:  1.0
Advanced:   2.5

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