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

Lightning Warrior

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each card in your opponent's hand.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.90
Advanced: 2.25 

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

Date Reviewed - Dec. 6, 2010

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Dark Paladin

Lightning Warrior, a Jump Promo card, and he really wants to be good.  We have a Level 7, Light attributed, Warrior type, Synchro monster (all things are good thus far) with 2400 attack and 1200 defense.
Lightning Warrior is Synchro Summoned with a Tuner and one or more non-Tuner type monsters.  When this card destroys an opponent's monster and sends it to the Graveyard, inflict 300 damage to your opponent.
Burn is a rather overlooked strategy, especially these days, and sort of has been for a great while of Formats, with the exception of things like Thesalos.  2400 attack is low for a Level 7 monster, even one you Synchro for, and this guy doesn't generate any advantage or anything really.
Hmm...300 burn per card isn't terrible to be honest, but the fact that your opponent knows this, they won't keep a large hand, as most don't anyway.  Earlier in the game is better with this guy for sure. 
Traditional:  2/5 
Advanced:     3/5 
Art:  5/5


Lightning Warrior ...
Short and easy today. Lightning Warrior sucks. 2400 ATK Synchro? - It better do something special. Burn is nice, but only 300 extra damage per card in ur opponent's hand? (when destroying a monster by battle and sending it to the graveyard, for u lazy folks that read the reviews w/o reading the actual card effect first) ... It's not enough. Had it been at least 500 per card, u might have had something to consider. How many cards is ur opponent ever usually even holding? The more cards they have, chances are - the worse shape u are in anyway.
And then to top it off ... it's 7 stars.
Yeah, uhm ... No.
Traditional: 2/5
advanced: 2/5


Lightning Warrior is crap. There. Konami hates Level 7 Synchros, aside from Black Rose Dragon, which has the same ATK score and a much more powerful effect. If your deck doesn't suck, you have something better to summon, and something better to put in your Extra Deck. The 300 to ~1600 damage isn't going to do much at all in a format where people want you to attack their monsters, and attack into that spell-trap zone that anything can safely go into.

Lightning Warrior is filler, and that's that.

Art: Those are big hands.
Fun Fact: This card was supposed to make you want Shonen Jump.
Tomorrow: ...Which doesn't even have any good mangas left in it.


Hey Pojo, Pheano here with another Card Of The Day For you.
Today we will be taking a look at one of the new promo cards that you get for getting a subscription to Shonen Jump Magazine this year, Lightning Warrior. Lightning Warrior is a Level seven Light Warrior Synchro Monster with twenty-four hundred Attack and twelve hundred Defense. Its effect reads; when this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each card in your opponent's hand.
As I see it, this was an attempt to recreate Dark Strike Fighter so that he wouldn’t be broken. In case you don’t know or didn’t play in the 2009 format, the Dark Strike Format was all about killing your opponent as fast as you could by destroying all of their cards and then Attacking for over half of their Life Points and then tributing the rest of your Monsters for Dark Strike Fighter to kill them in your Main Phase 2. Since there is pretty much no way to get an outright one turn kill with this like you could with Dark Strike Fighter and his effect is Battle Phase conditional this is a balanced Dark Strike Fighter. Now that is said though you must understand that inflicting damage to your opponent isn’t important unless it is killing them or putting them under the life point amount where the can no longer use cards such as Solemn Warning. Outside of that, pushing for damage is a poor move in the face of establishing board control or card advantage. In short there are many Level seven Synchro’s that I would make before this such as Black Rose Dragon, Blackwing Armor Master, Arcanite Magician, and Ancient Fairy Dragon to name a few, all of those will give me some sort of advantage that this does not give me.
In the Traditional Format the battle phase isn’t very important and Dark Strike Fighter does this card’s job better.
Bottom line:
Its ok but it’s just really random and has no real effect on the metagame.
Advanced: 2/5
Traditional: 1/5
Hit me up on Pojo or Youtube (pheanoblack) if you have any comments or questions, I’m always open to constructive criticism.

Puppet Master
The Legion

I’m trying to find some way to break this card and make it awesome, but I just can’t find one. It’s not that this card is bad or anything; don’t get me wrong, it’s just that there are better cards. As for the things that this card has going for it; he’s a generic synchro, which is always a plus, he’s light, which is also good, and he’s level 7 which is easy to use. Also, he can cause some burn damage which is good and can be potentially game winning during the late game. However, as we all know, the synchro deck has very limited space, and as for 7 star monsters, we already have the best: Black Rose Dragon. Besides him, in second place we have Scrap Archfiend, if only for the sole purpose of being able to run over Stardust Dragon. So there really isn’t room for synchros that are just mediocre. I do think that this card will see play, and hey, maybe there’s just something I’m overlooking. Who knows?

Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 3.5


So today we start off with one of the newest jump cards. Lightning Warrior is a level 7 Light Warrior with 2400 Attack and 1200 defense who is also a synchro.

His effect is whenever he destroys an opponents monster by battle he inflicts 300 damage for each card in your opponents hand.

He's..... horrible. At least Konami didnt make you have to need a specific tuner or synchro material.

The extra deck is cramped as it is, and level 7 is a spot better reserved for Blackrose, or at least Scrap Archfiend. His rather low for a level 7, 2400 attack and pointless burn effect just arent worth it.

Traditional 1/5
Advanced 1/5
Fun Fact: His germen name is Blitzkrieger

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