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Top 10 Cards of 2009
#1: Dark Strike Fighter
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
You can Tribute 1 monster to inflict damage to your opponent equal to its Level x 200.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 01.15.10
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Dark Strike Fighter
There is not much to say about Dark Strike
Fighter. It is a level 7 DARK Machine Synchro with
2600 ATK and 1800 DEF, which is actually pretty good
for a level 7 generic Synchro. When this card was at
3, it wrecked people, wallets and turned losses into
impossible all-out Synchro Cat or Blackwing wins.
The effect is that you can tribute a monster you
control in order to deal daage to your opponent
equal to the level of the tributed monster x200.
That doesn't seem so bad until you realiz that DSF
itself represents 4000 points of damage. You throw
in Summoner Monk, or a few Blackwings as well and
you have the game.
This card ended games that should not have been
ended. Anytime you were low on life you would always
be wondering when an opponent was going to be
bringing out this beastie. Definitely one of the
better Synchros ever made and broken in the right
situations. Have fun with it in Traditional
Tournaments. It's a Blast.
1 - Dark Strike Fighter
Wow am I happy that this card is gone. I don’t
think any player could be consistent last format
just because of this card. You could make all the
right plays, to only get one turn killed by this
guy. Summoner Monk+ Summoner Monk+ Rescue Cat gave
you two Dark Strikes, and gave you game if you had a
clear path. Cards like this makes me wonder about
the makers of this card game. In no way are cards
like this healthy, and should never have been made
to begin with. Every deck last format was able to
make this guy with ease, and duels wouldn’t last for
long because of it. The game is now better because
it got the axe, so that is a huge plus.
Dark Strike Fighter …
Yep. Shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
Strong as an ox and twice as smart. So damn good he
got himself to be the first and only Synchro monster
to be banned. Does anyone really need it to be
outlined what he can do? … Well, I suppose if u are
very new to the game, or were on hiatus during the
few months that DSF went nuts – here it is:
He’s dark. He’s strong. And he tribute burns with
the best of them. At a level 7 Synchro, he is
special summoned, and done so with remarkable ease
with the 3-star Tuner – Gale - yesterday’s #2, and
with the obvious #1 new deck of 2009 – the
Blackwings. Because Blackwings can hit the field in
a hurry, and dish out a boat load of damage with the
same quickness, DSF is the icing on the cake. He can
come out, pitch all the Blackwings that u can muster
(remembering that Gale and Shura can always be
special summoned from your hand so long as u still
have a Blackwing on the field), and then pitch
himself, which was usually game at that point.
Players all over found this remarkably easy to do,
even with NON-Blackwing decks … so what was left to
do? …. Yep. Ban him.
I was sad to see him go, as I loved my Dark
Strike Fighter … but … yeah. Whatever.
That’s the game, I suppose.
Can’t wait to see what the top 10 of 2010 will
Dark Strike Fighter:
Ah, the card that ruined a format. This card made
it possibly for Blackwings and Rescue Cat decks to
OTK on a regular basis. For that matter, almost any
deck it went into had a much better chance of OTKing...
as long as they could get out a level 7 synchro.
Dark Strike just by himself into an opponent's open
field was worth 4000 lifepoints! That's just too
much for a non tuner-specific synchro monster. Get
two of him out (which was super easy) and that's
lights out. I was hoping he would have a short life
and indeed he did. Good riddance to one of the more
broken cards this game has seen.
N o V a
Dark Strike Fighter, I swear there was more
complaining about this card on Pojo than anywhere
else I chat online. "Its too broken" "It needs to be
banned" "Some scrub beat me because he has Dark
Strike Fighter". It really got annoying. Honestly
Dark Strike Fighter isn't THAT broken. Sure it was a
2600 beat stick and late game it was good for going
for the win, but there are many ways to stop it.
Shadow-Imprisoning Mirror, Divine Wrath, Gladiator
Beast War Chariot, Bottomless Trap Hole(unless they
tribute their Dark Strike Fighter for its effect),
Royal Oppression, and the list goes on. There are
many ways of stopping it and ridding the field of
it, but it was a game changing card none the less. I
liked using it with Geartown the most though.
Managing to summon Demise, somehow get out Strike
Fighter and Gadjiltron Dragon and go for the win.
Was just a fun deck but still, it was cool. Dark
Strike Fighter was also mainly broken because at the
time Blackwing - Gale the Whirlwind was at 3, being
so easy to summon a Blackwing then summon Gale and
tune for Dark Strike Fighter, it only made things
worse. Dark Strike Fighter was rightfully banned
though with it being over valued and impossible to
obtain if you were poor, it made things a little
unfair and either way it basically came down to who
dropped Dark Strike Fighter first.