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

Exlpoder Dragonwing

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Dragon-Type monsters If this card battles a monster whose ATK is equal to or less than the ATK of this card, you can destroy the monster immediately with this card's effect without applying damage calculation, and inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's ATK.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.75
Advanced: 2.80 

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


Date Reviewed - 05.12.09

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Dark Paladin
Tuesday

Exploder Dragonwing, another Synchro monster, who is Level 7 and of the Dark attribute, with 2400 attack (low) and 1600 defense, (nothing to write home about.) Here, we are Synchro Summoned by one Tuner and one or more non-Tuner Dragon-type monsters. Level 7 is a terrible Synchro Summon generally, 6 and 8 are nice, and even 5 isn't bad, but 7 can be tough.

Exploder Dragonwing has one hell of a burn effect though. When battling with a monster who has an attack equal to or less than his own (2400), his effect immediately destroys the monster without even applying damage calculation. As opposed to yesterday, if you're playing Dragons, I think you might have a new toy.

However, with only 2400 attack, it's still going to fall to all your other popular powerhouses, so that should at least come into effect, one would think, but it's not a bad card, I do like it better than yesterdays card.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2.25/5 It is Dark

Advanced: 3.25/5

Art: 4.5/5
General Zorpa Exploder Dragonwing

Today's card was supposed to be Exploder Dragonwing, but due to a mis-communication it got changed to Exploder Dragon. I will go ahead and review the Dragonwing then, since you will get the Exploder Dragon from my colleagues. The Dragonwing has 2400 ATK and is a level 7 DARK Dragon. Not so good there as we are approaching Red Eyes status. He does need a Dragon non-Tuner, so that means a Dragon deck can really abuse him.

The effect is really simple. If he battles a monster before damage calculation you nuke the opponent's monster and inflict damage equal to it's ATK. Now if you have some amazing protection like Solemn Judgment and Stardust Dragon, then this guy will win games on his own. Burn effects are powerful now as evidenced by Dark Strike Fighter and the only limit on this guy is his Dragon non-Tuner requirement.

In a solid Dragon deck you can really use this guy to pave the way through cards that would otherwise hurt you badly like Spirit Reaper or Marshmallon as well as any other card like a Gladiator or something like that. Against Lightsworn, this guy is great,a s they can Honest all they want and they won't change anything except for the amount of damage they take. Necro Gardna is a problem, but it is for everyone.

I love this card to death and it is gonna be if nothing at least fun to play.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-3/5

Freeza
Exploder Dragonwing ...

Here we have another Synchro monster, like yesterday, requiring a certain specificity with its Synchroniztion ... However, Exploder DW isn't as stringent as Trident Dragion. You only need a Tuner and 1 non-tuner Dragon type monster ... Plus at 6 stars, u shouldnt have TOO terrible a time getting him out ...
That helps a lot with his rating. As does his healthy attack for his level, and his pretty convenient effect. We've seen it all before ... but Exploder DW does it all well. Destroys anything equal to or weaker than him that he battles with, BEFORE damage calculations ... that helps to get over cetain monsters people attempt to use as a wall ... and then the burn damage afterwards? - nice.

Would shine most brightly in a Dragon themed deck, but ... yeah.
Pretty good card.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 4/5

- FREEZA

N o V a
Today we continue the Raging Battle Dragon week with Exploder Dragonwing. Unlike yesterdays card, "Exploder Dragonwing" doesn't need a Dragon-Type Tuner monster. Just a Tuner monster and non-Tuner Dragon-Type monsters. The way I see it this provides more options for people. I lack knowledge of how most of the up to date dragon decks play so I dont exactly know all possible cards to get this card out, however, I'd like to get to its effect, since thats what really makes this card a pretty dangerous force.

When this card does battle with a monster with an ATK equal to or lower than "Exploder Dragonwing", you can destroy that monster immediately with its effect without applying damage calculation, and inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's ATK. So basically this is just a juiced up "Elemental Hero Flame Wingman" that looks way cooler and is 300 ATK stronger.

As I said earlier, I dont really know much about the current dragon decks, but this card I would always use in my Extra Deck as it really is a powerful force for dragon decks.

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 1.5/5

Jeff Lang
Exploder Dragonwing
Attrib: Dark
Type: Dragon/Synchro/Effect/Fusion
Level:7
Attack:2400
Defense: 1600
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Dragon-Type monsters If this card battles a monster whose ATK is equal to or less than the ATK of this card, you can destroy the monster immediately with this card's effect without applying damage calculation, and inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's ATK.

    Today’s card up for review is Exploder Dragonwing. This card is easier to summon and better than the card I review yesterday, so that’s good. Like Trident, this card would seem to be an exclusive for a Dragon deck, unless you are thinking of something that I am not haha. I will give this card props. I really like the burn damage that this card can deal. I could see this as a game ender, but I would prefer to bring something out like Dark Strike Fighter, or even Black Rose Dragon. Regardless, keep this in your Extra Deck. I could see this card being brought out, it would really just depend on the situation, and what point of the game you are at.

Trad: 1.5/5
Adv: 2/5
Cataclismic Exploder Dragonwing
2400/1600/Dark/Dragon/7*
1 Tuner + 1 or more Dragon-Type non-Tuner monsters
If this card battles a monster whose ATK is equal to or less than the ATK of this card, you can destroy the monster immediately with this card's effect without applying damage calculation, and inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's ATK.

Doesn't Spirit Reaper get on your nerves? Don't you hate attacking, getting ready for a victory lap around the store and just watching your opponent flipping over their set card, revealing that cloaked party pooper with a smug smile on their face? Isn't it the bane of your dueling existence?

Wait, what year is this again?

Truth is, Spirit Reaper is not as common place is it once was. Marshmallon has all but gone. There's just not enough reason to get this out over something like Dark Strike Fighter 9 times out of 10.

Don't get me wrong, if your opponent is running Waboku in their GB deck, and they only have that face down and nothing else, and you just happen to have Blizzard Dragon on the field and a Level 3 tuner in hand, go for it! Or if you are staring down a Spirit Reaper, and you have Horus Lv7 and Sinister Sprocket, it might be worth it!

But we are now at a stage where we have enough Synchro monsters to be able to cut most from the extra deck, and just run the cream of the crop. The facts of the matter is that the effect will not be that useful most of the time, and it's too limited in it's summoning conditions. Run something else instead.

Advanced 2/5
Traditional 2/5

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