Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
This card cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard. When this face-up card you control is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, if you have 3 or more Spellcaster-Type monsters in your Graveyard, you can select and add 1 Spell Card from your Graveyard to your hand.
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3 is average.
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Date Reviewed - 01.21.10
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Sorry I missed the first couple cards this week,
but it looks like the rest 'o the crew did well on
that. Anyways, today's card is Ice Queen, one of the
GX Ice themed cards. She is a level 8 with 2900 ATK
and 2100 DEF on a Water Spellcaster. This is not the
greatest start for a card, as level 8 cards need to
be able to be Special Summoned, and this one cannot
Special Summon itself. 2900 is darn nice ATK though,
and can really do some damage if you get her out.
You know how I said she needs to be able to be
Special Summoned? She cannot be Special Summoned
from the graveyard, which means that we are VERY
limited as to how she can be played. The effect
however explains everything. When she is destroyed
on your side of the field and sent to the graveyard,
you can add 1 Spell card from your graveyard to your
hand if you have 3 or more Spellcasters in there.
The no-Special Summon ability means that you are
very limited as to how you can bring her out.
Magical Dimension comes to mind, but that is about
it outside of Tribute Summon, which is bad Yugiohz.
I do not know what they were thinking she could be
used with as far as comboes, but anything that is
even remotely possible is destroyed by the
limitations of her level and no graveyard special
summon effect. It is NOT DMoC and it is a very poor
substitute at best.
Ice Queen …
Well … it’s COOL looking, that’s for sure! … heh
heh heh …
Anyways, Ice Queen has a whopping 2900 ATK. Pretty
nice. 8 Stars. Excellent for Trade-in as well, since
it will most likely be dead weight in your hand at
one point or another. She’s a Spellcaster, which
helps as u will most likely want to be using Magical
Dimension to get her to the field, since u CAN’T
shortcut her from the graveyard, and u don’t REALLY
want to be tributing 2 monsters from the field …
although, the 2 monsters u tribute may be adding the
number of Spellcasters in your grave to apply to the
next part of her affect, and the main reason u would
use her in the first place. If Ice Queen dies and u
have 3 or more Spellcasters in your grave, u get to
take a Spell card back to your hand. That’s pretty
excellent. U always hate to have a big monster die,
but that’s one of the best rewards u can hope for if
it does. Dark Magician of Chaos recycled spells back
to your hand. So did Magician of Faith, and we saw
how people loves these two to pieces…
Ice Queen’s not SUPER kick-butt, but she’s pretty
good. Strong with a great effect to make use of. If
I had one and was playing Spellcasters – I would
throw one in for muscle. But I wouldn’t go outright
SEEKING this card.
Ya know? … huh? … Ya KNOW???
N o V a
Ice Queen has got to be one of my favorite cards
in the game. Beautiful and cool, my kind of combo.
Yes, I just called her beautiful, but seriously, the
cards cool. Ice Queen is a level 8 spellcaster that
can't be special summoned from the graveyard. This
isn't a problem, since you can special summon it
from the hand or deck. Reasoning would pull it from
the deck if you hit it, and Magical Dimension makes
for an easy special summon from your hand. Since
she's also level 8 you can use Trade-In with her,
which means you can add some speed to whatever deck
you may be running Ice Queen in. She has a solid
2900 attack, decent defense of 2100 and when shes
destroyed while you have 3 or more spellcaster
monsters in the graveyard, you can add a spell in
your graveyard to your hand. Recycling a free Heavy
Storm or draw card couldn't hurt, and most likely
your opponent would have to destroy her with a card
effect or at least use a card effect to rid the
field of her, making it more likely to get your
spell card back. Ice Queen again is one of my all
time favorite cards and she's pretty decent even
though I don't think she should've gotten the secret
rare treatment in Stardust Overdrive.
This is a nice attempt at a balanced DMoC... but
it is just a bit too situational to really be worth
it. Being a water monster, having to have 3
spellcasters in graveyard, having to be destroyed
and sent to graveyard, and unsummonable from
graveyard all help turn this card into trade-bait.
There just isn't a use for it right now.
Traditional: 1.5 (they have better spells to