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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Top 10 Cards of 2009 - #2:
Blackwing-Gale the Whirlwind
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 01.14.10
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Blackwing-Gale the Whirlwind
This is the best Tuner in the game. 1300 ATK and
400 ATK on a level 3 DARK Winged-Beast is not
generally a deal breaker, but it is a Tuner. This
allows it to be pretty much the swiss army knife of
the Blackwing deck, able to bring out easy level 6
and 7 monsters because of it's ability.
It's effects are that it can be Special Summoned
if you control a Blackwing that does not have the
same name. That is easy in Blackwings with Sirocco,
Shura and Bora being the heavy hitters of the deck.
The second effect allows you to halve the ATK of an
opponent's monster until it leave the field.
The second effect allows it to take down pretty
much any monster in the game with 2600 ATK or less.
It can even shrink down powerhouses like DAD and JD
to make them far more manageable in battle. You
combine that with a Tuner that Special Summons
itself and you have a seriously deadly card. On top
of that, it is a Blackwing, searchable by Shura and
Whirlwind and can be reused with Blizzard. That is
what make sthis the best Tuner in the game, with
Plaguespreader and Blizzard (the next 2) not even
really in the same league.
Blackwings are already powerful enough with Vayu
and all of it's tricks that Gale at one is suiting
the deck just fine. But if it ever should be at more
than one... Well, let's just say that won't happen.
I try to fit it in every deck I make, and when I
can't I make it fit.
2 - Blackwing Gale the Whirlwind
Gale was the best Synchro of 2009, simply because
it was abusable for a longer period of time than
Plague. Gale is a silly card, and is very broken.
Being able to cut something in half permanently is
nuts, and it is one the Blackwing deck’s favorite
cards. You can search it off of Tomato, drop/search
it for free in Blackwings, and can be splashed in
general because of it’s Shrink effect, and giving
you access to your Extra Deck.
Blackwing Gale the Whirlwind …
This one is a simple one. It’s a Blackwing. That
right there starts it off on a good note. Dark.
Tuner. Level 3. It totally ROCKS with a Blackwing
deck, as it can be special summoned if u have
another Blackwing monster on the field, allowing
Synchro summoning of big dogs in 1 turn. This card
is so awesome that it’s one of the top Tuner choices
OUTSIDE of a Blackwing deck as well. It’s 1300 ATK
is nothing sneeze at, as it slips right passed
Bottomless, but still carries a permanent effect of
being able to cut any monster’s attack in half once
per turn. Which means 1 on 1 – Gale can kill
anything Stardust attack strength or below in
battle. And whatever Gale CAN’T kill, it can bring
back down to earth in chopping distance for any of
your other slightly stronger monsters to deal with.
Gale is just awesome. Sucked that they dropped it
down to 1, but completely understandable.
Best Tuner in the game. Period.
N o V a
Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind to the rescue! But
serious this guy is probably the single best
Blackwing monster in the game. Sure, Vayu is good
but its not splashable. Gale cuts an opponents
monsters attack and defense in half and its a
permanent change, and if Gale is out on your next
turn you can half the monster again making it
weaker. Gale is also good in decks for bringing out
your random Blackwing Armor Master(s) since you can
tune Gale into any level 4 monsters that people use.
My personal favorite level 4 to tune with is
Gravekeeper's Spy because Spy gives out a free
monster and if you use Gale to tune with you, you
have 3 amazing synchro monsters to choose from;
Blackwing Armor Master, Arcanite Magician and Black
Rose Dragon. Dark Strike Fighter would be on the
list if it wasn't banned. Gale is an all purpose
monster that can be used for getting over high
attack monsters and synchro summoning for various
Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind
When this card was at 3, blackwings were
ridiculous. Her atk halving effect alone is brutal,
and offers a way around almost every played monster
right now. Throw in the tuner part and the special
summon ability and that's what makes her
restrictable. With DSF gone to the banned list, Gale
lost a bit of her thunder, but she is still a nasty
card on her own and that's what puts her at number
|Had this ranked #3