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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Top 10 Yu-Gi-Oh Cards of 2008

#10 - Black Rose Dragon

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.25
Advanced: 4.20 

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

Date Reviewed - 01.05.09

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Dark Paladin

Well, we are again kicking off the new year with our Top 10 Card Countdown, this time, obviously of 2008, and we start with #10, as we do a two week countdown all the way to #1.

#10--Black Rose Dragon

Black Rose Dragon is one hell of an enormous Dragon Synchro monster.
Black Rose Dragon is a Level 7 Synchro monster, Synchro Summoned by 1 Tuner and one or more Non-Tuner monster.

Black Rose Dragon has 2400 attack, (and 1800 defense) low for a Level 7, (but matches another Dragon...Red Eyes perhaps?) and with an effect slightly similar to Sacred Phoenix, with the same attack.

However, Black Rose Dragon can destroy all cards on the Field when Synchro Summoned. Some people are saying this card is as good as Dark Armed Dragon...some say better. For me, while more raw destructive power is here, I prefer Dark Armed Dragon.

Don't get me wrong, something that clears the Field like this IS awesome. Black Rose Dragon also has nice Plant-support by being able to change an opponent's monster to attack position and lower its attack to zero by removing a Plant from your Graveyard.

Now, I like Dark Armed Dragon better than this card, still, because it is stronger, arguably easier to summon, and can destroy things, while slower, yet more reliably. Black Rose Dragon is still an awesome card...the name, the gorgeous picture...I just think we have better Synchros.


Traditional: 2.5/5 Not needed in Traditional

Advanced: 3.95/5 Unwiedly, incredible power, but I still prefer some other Synchros, Tele-DAD, etc. better.

Art: 5/5
General Zorpa Black Rose Dragon

Welcome to the Pojo Best of 2008 Week! Here we will count down the best cards released in 08 with detailed reviews on what makes them so good. A lot of them have not been reviewed, or at least in a while, so it should be a pretty interesting week. Black Rose Dragon is number 10.

You know it is a good year when a card that can clear the field upon it's summon is the last on the list. Black Rose Dragon is a 2400 ATK, Level 7, FIRE Dragon. That is pretty good right there as 7 is the next easiest Synchro to make after 6 and 8. 2400 ATK is actually a little underpowered for a level 7, but she can hold her own in battle and actually deal some damage if you need her to.

Now on to her effects. The first is that when she is synchro summoned, you nuker everything on the field. And I mean EVERYTHING. Monsters, spells, traps doesn't matter. This is the effect that has garnered her so much fame as the zombie decks in Japan use her to clear the field of everything and then use Mezuki, Zombie Master and Plaguespreader Zombie to swarm the field and win in one fell swoop.

Her first effect has merit in other decks as well. Since she is rather easy to summon with a level 3 or 4 Tuner and another monster, she can make a comeback come out of your butt. This was a strategy that took one of the recent SJC Champions to the top, as an opponent could not overextend without fear of punishment from Black Rose. And without overextension, the Tele-DAD cannot win.

Her second effect is meh. You can remove a Plant in your graveyard in order to shift the Battle Position of one of your opponent's monsters. This kind of makes up for the fact that Black Rose is so weak so that you can shift an opponent's monster to their weakest position. Unfortunately, you often do not want Plants removed as they can revive from the graveyard so easily so this will often be an ignored effect. But if you have a spare Mystic Tomato in teh graveyard, she can really turn a game aroun through battle.

Mr. Random CSOC-EN039
Black Rose Dragon
Level 7
ATK/2400 DEF/1800
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
When this card is Synchro Summoned, you can destroy all cards on the field. Once per turn, you can remove from play 1 Plant-Type monster from your Graveyard to change 1 monster your opponent controls to face-up Attack Position, and reduce its ATK to 0 until the End Phase.
Ultra Rare/Ultimate Rare/Ghost Rare

The third dragon of the new series that also has an awesome effect. Black Rose Dragon has 7 stars which works with Dark World and some level 2 tuners. When this mighty dragon is summoned, you can destroy every card on the field like a Judgment Dragon, but Black Rose will go also. As long as you are using less cards than your opponent, when Black Rose explodes, it will be worth it.

Its second effect is for plant deck users. Remove a plant monster from the grave and basically have Black Rose Dragon attack it for 2400 damage. It is also great against bigger monster like Goyo Guardian and Stardust Dragon. Reduce the attack of it and make sure it stays gone. Black Rose Dragon is one of the best answers to any monster no matter what position it is in. I believe that everyone will have a new favorite dragon to summon in future tournaments.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5
Jeff Lang 10: Black Rose Dragon

    Today’s card up for review is Black Rose Dragon. People were hyping this card upon release, and for good reason. Black Rose is busted beyond belief. Whenever you are down in a game, or simply need to clear the board to go for the win, here is your answer. He is rather easy to bring out. Go Stratos search, chain Teleport for Commander and there ya go. So many other ways to bring this beast out. He is a must in the synchro deck, and will win you games guaranteed.

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