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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
"Genex Controller" + 1 or more FIRE non-Tuner Monsters
This card gains 200 ATK for each FIRE monster in your Graveyard. If this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the number of "Genex" monsters in your Graveyard 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 - July 30, 2010
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Thermal Genex closes the week, a Fire attributed,
Level 8, Machine-type Synchro monster with 2400
attack and 1200 defense who is Synchro Summoned with
"Genex Controller" and one or more non-Tuner Fire
Now, let's go over the good, 200 attack increase for
each Fire monster in your Graveyard. Late game
that could be 8 (or even more) giving you an attack
of 4000 (or more). Also good, if you destroy a
monster with this card by Battle, inflict 200 Damage
for each "Genex" monster in your Graveyard.
The not so good...Genex Controller is a crappy
Tuner. It's a Level 3 non-effect Tuner even.
The 200 Burn per monster isn't very good, unless
your opponent has very few Lifepoints or you have a
hell of a lot of Genex monsters in the Graveyard.
This monster is Level 8...
Being Level 8 (followed closely by the 1200 defense)
is the biggest downside of this card, as it likely
will require at least three monsters to Synchro
Summon, as the required Tuner is only Level 3.
A Genex Deck can be a force to be reckoned with, and
this isn't a bad card, not at all...BUT, that one
extra Level does hurt.
Thermal Genex …
Undecided, I am, about these monsters. Interesting,
they are. And this is one of the MORE interesting
ones. Obviously better as the match wears on, as u
would have more monsters in your graveyard. The
weirdness and goodness is that u need TWO different
types of monsters in your graveyard to get the most
of his effects. At 2400 ATK, he’s a little light for
a level 8 synchro. But the more fire type monsters
that u have in your grave (and u should usually get
at least 1, since u need a fire type monster to tune
with anyway, just to bring him out, bringing him to
2600 ATK), the stronger Thermal will get. By later
game, let’s just pretend u have 3, plus the monster
the tuner tunes with, making 4 fire type monsters,
putting Thermal’s ATK at 3200. Not bad. Then,
whenever it destroys a monster by battle – u can do
even MORE damage, directly, 200 points for every
Genex monster in your graveyard, which is most
likely that u’ll have more of. Thermal can only be
built with Genex Controller, so more than likely u
are playing a Genex deck, so should have plenty
floating in your grave, when all is said and done.
If u are playing with fire type Genex monsters – all
So is all this worth it? … Meh. It CAN be … Neither
effect is game breaking, really, but that doesn’t
mean they are bad, or not valuable. It’s not a great
card, but its definitely usable, if u are playing a
Genex deck with fire as your primary attribute.
I come in late this week to a level 8 synchro monster
that I don't really see much use for yet.
Maybe I'm missing something but this card does not
seem very good. Bad stats for the level starts
out it's weaknesses. Sure it gets an atk
boost, but you would need 2 Fire monsters in the
graveyard for him to be on par for the level, at
least 4 or 5 for it to make up for his crap second
effect which is reliant on having "Genex" cards in
the graveyard. If there were an abundance of
great fire Genex monsters this thing would be
playable... unfortunately there are not. Genex
Furnace, R Genex Magma (which has a stratos like
effect but it cannot search Furnace) are the only
two I can find and neither are very good. So,
nothing much going for this card right now.
Perhaps it's time will come in the future. Or
maybe it will suck timelessly. The only
definite is that I still won't be using it.
Advanced: 2.0 (this is me doubting
myself and assuming there is something you can do
with it that I've overlooked... if not, it's really
We finish the week off with
It is a Synchro Monster, which is good… so
long as it’s better than any previous Synchro
Monsters so it can take their slots in your Extra
Since it requires a specific Tuner (Genex
Controller) and semi-specific non-Tuners
monsters (one or more Fire monsters) it really
restricts what decks can run it.
You can splash
Controller into a Fire deck, or you can… rely on
the one Fire
Genex Fire Monster other than
Furnace exists to get
into play: it’s a Level 5 Fire/Pyro Monster with a
mere 2000 ATK and the effect you can Normal Summon
it without Tribute if you control a face-up
Thermal had better be pretty spectacular.
At least it is a Machine, which gives it
access to a few tricks from that.
It has only 2400 ATK and 1200 DEF, which is
pretty awful for a Level 8 Monster.
Its effect grants an extra 200 ATK for each
Fire Monster in your Graveyard.
Not a lot unless you’re running extra Fire
Monsters in a
Genex deck or simply splashing
a Fire deck.
The second effect feeds off of
when Thermal Genex destroys an opponent’s monster in battle, you inflict
200 points of damage to your opponent per
monster in your Graveyard.
Pity these effects weren’t swapped.
Right now you’ll get a very tiny Level 8 that
can do serious burn damage if it destroys something
very late in the game in a
and requires running off-theme or
on-theme-but-deadweight monster, or you can get
something big by running an awkward
deck that can get huge but does so little burn
damage you can ignore it.
If it was the opposite, it’d easily be huge
decks and do significant burn in Fire decks.
mean, on top of it all, it’s a Level 8 Synchro.
That means either you’re running a Level 8
heavy Extra Deck or you’re not running some
staple/near staple Synchro Monsters to work this in.
I’d skip it.
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|Thermal Genex is blue
and vomits blue fire, so he must be pretty hot.
There isn't much to say about this card, really. A
specific Tuner, requiring five non-tuner levels. Ask
Yusei's Synchrons (well, the bad ones, anyway) how
fun and easy it is to get 5 non-tuner levels...
Especially when they all have to be Fire.[/sarcasm]
Being a level 8, you're also summoning Stardust over
him. He has a pathetic burn effect and a weak
boosting one. Summon everything else in your Extra
Deck before this.
Art: Would be worth running if it was Roy Mustang
(OMG Fullmetal Alchemist reference!)
Fun Fact: White fire is the hottest. Red fire is
actually the colder stuff.
Tomorrow: I know they're gonna review Naturia Beast!
There's nothing else!
Synchro Monster/8 Stars
"Genex Controller" + 1 or more FIRE non-Tuner
"This card gains 200 ATK for each FIRE monster in
your Graveyard. If this card destroys an opponent's
monster by battle, inflict damage to your opponent
equal to the number of "Genex" monsters in your
Graveyard x 200."
Alright, we end the week with more Duel
Terminal/Hidden Arsenal 2 goodies. Here's
another theme specific synchro in the Genex Archtype.
Cool support, but unfortunately not enough to
warrant play in anything outside of it's own theme
deck. Not many people run Non-Tuner FIRE
monsters, and with the effort put forth to bring
this guy out, I could just synchro up Stardust
Dragon, which by the way has more attack and defense
points than this guy, and a better effect to boot.