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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
1 "Reptilianne" Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Monsters
When this card is Synchro Summoned, destroy all face-up monsters with 0 ATK that your opponent controls, and draw 1 card for each monster destroyed.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 12.15.09
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It's hard to review a card, even if it may be
decent enough, when the Deck has some support, but
isn't very good. Reptilianne Hydra fits this
category...A Level 6, Dark attributed, Reptile-type
Synchro monster with 2100 attack, and 1500 defense.
Synchro Summoned by one Reptilianne Tuner and one or
more non-Tuner monsters.
2100 attack and 1500 defense on a Synchro
monster...not so great, that's borderline terrible.
So we're hoping for a great effect. When Synchro
Summoned, destroy all face-up monsters with 0 attack
your opponent controls...
All right, horrible attack and defense, and an
equally craptacular effect. You do get to Draw one
card for each monster destroyed by this effect, but
odds are you will never be pulling this off, but if
you do, I'll be quite impressed.
1/5 both Formats
We have another Synchro monster from SOVR today.
The Hydra is a level 6 monster with 2100 ATK and
1500 DEF for a DARK Reptile. It does need a
Reptilianne Tuner, so that can actually get a bit
rough as none of them are very good. Already from
it's stats we see that it is inferior to the big 3,
Brionace, Armed Wing and Goyo, which is not a very
good sign of this guy being playable, even in a
The effect is meh, but powerful. When it comes
into play you destroy all monsters with 0 ATK that
your opponent controls and then draw a card for each
one of those monsters. There are not going to be
naturally very many monsters with 0 ATK that you
will see often, with Cyber Valley being pretty much
the exception. That means that you are going to have
to make them 0 ATK with your own effects.
The theme tying the Reptilianne monsters together
is that they do reduce your opponent's monsters to 0
ATK, which is really kinda neat. However, this card
doe snot play well with the rest of the cards. If
you are going out of your way to make these guys 0
ATK, then why not just attack through them for
massive damage? I suppose in a pinch this would be a
superior card, as you need the draw power in a deck
devoid of it.
I do not see Reptilianne monsters being very
competetive in the near future, so as this does need
a Reptilianne Tuner, you will not likely see him
very much. If it did 0 ATK or DEF we might be in
business, as the card Curse of Anubis would make
this card broken. As it stands, the Spider monsters
from this set are far more playable. If you have
this card, I am sorry, but you actually might be
able to play it in the future if there are ANY good
Reptilianne monsters and Tuners out there. As it is,
even in it's own deck it is overplayed by the big 3.
Reptilianne Hydra …
Well this card is only meant as the tail end of a
combo and only with a specifically designed
Reptilianne Deck. Can we then PENALIZE this card for
that? … Uhm … SURE we can! 2100 ATK on a level 6
Synchro … uhm … Nope. Not good. It has a potentially
good effect if certain situations are in place.
Namely – your opponent has ideally more than 1 …
hopefully 2 or 3 monsters with 0 ATK on the field.
Then this thing will blow them up, and u can draw
cards to reward yourself …. Is that “good”?
Absolutely. Will this EVER go according to plan? – U
can bet your life that it will not.
Even in a Reptilianne deck, this thing will never
do what u want it to, thus it’ll be a waste of space
in your Extra Deck … And added to that – u still
need a Reptilianne tuner to tune for it … yeah, this
thing just doesn’t even WANT to be any good.
N o V a
Hydra is a cool card, however I haven't seen a
Reptilianne deck anywhere yet. Reptilianne Gorgon
when it attacks an opponents monster its attack
becomes 0 and it cannot change its battle mode. This
is something Hydra benefits from. Medusa is a really
good monster however from the Reptilianne series.
Medusa lets you send 1 card in your hand to the
graveyard to make a selected monsters attack 0 and
it cant change its battle mode. Again something that
Hydra benefits from. Reptilianne Viper to my
knowledge is the only tuner monster the Reptilianne
theme has, and its not bad but still. Anyways a lot
of them seem to be dark attributed making Allure of
Darkness an option, and since Phantom Darkness we've
had Offerings to the Snake Diety, which would be the
reptiles Icarus Attack. I think that with
Reptilianne Hydra and the rest of its theme, the
deck could be good.
The Reptilianne Syncho, and not a very good one.
Ideally you drop Reptilianne Viper (level 2 tuner
that can suck up an opponent's 0 atk monster when
normal summoned) and steal your opponent's level 4
monster who's atk has somehow been made 0.
Then tune for Hydra, and destroy your opponent's
other 0 atk monsters to draw cards for
each. This is just absurd. Way too much
involved for it to be worth while. The atk for
level 6 Hydra is low at 2100 and the effect isn't
enough to make up for it. I would love to see more
reptile support, just GOOD reptile support. At
least all the Reptiliannes are Dark...
Advanced: 1.5 (I must be feeling