Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
When this card is sent to the Graveyard, Special Summon 2 "Fluff Tokens" (Plant-Type/WIND/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) in Defense Position. These Tokens cannot be Tributed for a Tribute Summon during the turn they are Special Summoned.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 04.26.10
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Dandylion, a card I'm fairly surprised we haven't
gotten around to reviewing. The card, in
itself, is rather unremarkable. A Level 3,
Earth attributed, Plant, with 300 attack and
defense, but Dandylion is obviously priceless for
what it can do. (He I think?)
When sent to the Graveyard, by any effect, discard,
destruction, your doing, your opponent's doing, you
Special Summon two Fluff Tokens (Plant-type, Wind
attribute, Level 1, 0 attack and defense) to the
Field. The Tokens can be used for Tribute, but
not in the turn they are Special Summoned.
Odds are, especially if you want to tribute them,
you're not going to do this during your turn.
Dandylion is a lot of fun, and fairly versatile as
it (he?) pops up more often than not, in a variety
Art: 4/5 Kinda looks pissed off...
First off - I'm still reeling from getting DESTROYED
by some dude's Lightsworn deck at Shonen Jump in
Jersey this past weekend ... Kudos to YOU, sir!
Next, I find it hard to believe that this card
wasn't reviewed up until now ... But whatevz. It's a
great card. Easy. One of those cards that does what
it does, and does it just about better than any
other card that does it. Whenever it gets sent to
the graveyard - from anywhere, anyhow, anytime - u
get 2 tokens. Preferably, this occurs on your
opponent's turn, so u will hopefully have 2 tokens
to tribute summon on your next, because of that
semi-restrictive last sentence in the card effect.
However - its not a HUGE detriment - not being able
to tribute with the tokens on the turn they are
created. U can do other things with them ... Use
them for Synchro summoning, for instance, which is
always a popular choice ...
I dont know what else to say about this card. It's
just great, and u have to try hard to NOT find a
million and one uses for it.
Sorry these are late, got caught up in keeping up
with the SJC...
Why this card went to semi-restricted I will never
know, but THANKS! Seriously though this card
helps make the deck that just won SJC New Jersey (Quickdraw
DandyWarrior) such a powerhouse. First off
it's easy to get to via Lonefire Blossom and Sangan
and this card creates amazing advantage through its
simple effect. This card goes to the
graveyard, you get 2 tokens. It works in SO
many situations... foolish burial it, set it and let
it get attacked, revive it with Debri Dragon, use it
in the above mentioned Drill Warrior loop... and
that's (drill warrior) what is going to get it
restricted again or banned on the next list.
The Drill Warrior loop is so ridiculous, and now
that a deck using it has topped a major tournament,
the deck is going to be everywhere... Konami will
take notice, and most likely restrict Quickdraw and
Dandylion. It's unfortunate, but with Drill
Warrior out there, likely necessary. After
reading the coverage of the SJC yesterday, it was
the only deck that could match the resource war with
gadgets, and to an extent actually outclassed them
at their own game. If you aren't returning
your gadgets to the deck via Scrap Recycler/etc.
then eventually you run out of cards to search for.
Whereas Dandylion can be used over and over again
with Drill Warrior until it's removed from play by
your opponent (and the odds of that are slim unless
they drop a Caius or main deck Kycoo / D.D. Crow-
which I saw like 2 people use yesterday).
Dandylion is a nice, simple card with heavy
potential for abuse.
Advanced: 4.5 (It's power lies in what
it can do with other cards, therefore a perfect
score of 5 seemed unfair.)
N o V a
Dandylion, the lion that could, made a huge impact
this past weekend at Shonen Jump Championship
Edison, NJ. Dandylion is a card that can be used in
various decks, more popular decks being Monarchs,
Lightsworns and Quickdraw varaiants. Quickdraw being
the one that came out above all at Edison. When its
sent to the graveyard, you are given 2 Fluff tokens
which provides tokens that you can tribute off later
on. Opening doors for high level monsters like Light
and Darkness Dragon, Caius the Shadow Monarch and
various others. The tokens also provide free synchro
material. Dandylion is a monster that is highly
abused by Debris Dragon, a tuner monster that
revives a monster with 500 or less attack from the
graveyard and negates its effect, but cannot synchro
summon with the other material monster being a level
4. Lucky for most players, Dandylion is a level 3
monster. Opening doors for various synchro summons.
Black Rose Dragon and Ancient Fairy Dragon are
popular for level 7 Dragon-Type synchro monsters,
but you can revive Dandylion while having at least 1
Fluff token on the field, providing more than one
monster as a synchro material, while still equaling
level 8, opening plays with Stardust Dragon and Red
Dragon Archfiend. Dandylion is a highly playable
card now, and if you like some of the decks
mentioned above, Dandylion will certainly help you
with your strategy.