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

Genex Neutron

During the End Phase of the turn that this card was Normal Summoned, you can add 1 Machine-Type Tuner monster from your Deck to your hand.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.83
Advanced: 3.33 

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

Date Reviewed - June 24, 2010

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Dark Paladin
Genex Neutron is another awesome picture, fortunately of the Secret Rare variety.  Here we have a L evel 4, Light attributed, Machine type monster, with 1800 attack, and 1200 defense, so we have some good things.
His effect is incredibly simple.  During the End Phase of the turn thsi card was Normal Summoned, you can add a Machine-type Tuner from your Deck to your Hand.  Normal Summoned only kinda stinks, and only being a Machine kinda does too.  ANY Tuner would be great, but fairly broken.
Traditional:  1.75/5 
Advanced:    2.75/5 
Art:  5/5 
Greg Genex Neutron:

     I like this card.  It seems very balanced compared to something like Machina Gearframe.  Why do I say that?  Well because, he does replace himself, just not instantly like Gearframe and his Gadget brethren.  Neutron actually has to last the entire turn, all the way to the end phase, before he can retrieve another card from the deck.  But then... you can search out any machine tuner you want to... which should obviously be Quickdraw Synchron.  He is the most used machine tuner right now, even more so than Black Salvo (who could also be a prime candidate for searching out).  The stats are decent enough, 1800 atk should keep him on the field long enough to use his effect, although perhaps something under 1500 would have been better so he could skate under bottomless, but at least you can use him as a beater should you not need his effect.  After all, he's 3600 with Limiter Removal activated...just a thought.  He also fits very well into any light-based machine deck (like gradius decks, yes that's what "space plane" decks should be called) as he is compatible with Honest's boost effect.  Overall I think this card is good, I just don't know if it will see use or not, people like instant gratification these days when it comes to their search effects... except for Darksoul, who also makes you wait to the end phase, but hes pretty much a guarantee like Sangan, so he slides into a slightly different category.

Traditional:  2.0
Advanced:   2.5 (if it were an instant search effect, the score would obviously be much higher, but the card would be much more unbalanced...)


Like yesterday’s CotD, we have another example of Konami specific-but-not-too-specific support.  Genex Neutron is of course a Genex monster, but its stats and effect allow it to fit into non-Genex decks. 

We have a Level 4 (good), Light (great), Machine (great), Effect (good) monster with a good 1800 ATK and adequate 1200 DEF.  The effect is simple: during the End Phase of the turn Genex Neutron was Normal Summoned, you can add 1 Machine-Type Tuner monster from your hand to your deck.  That’s a decent selection now and it just keeps growing (including Japanese cards, I counted two dozen candidates for the effect). 

This is pretty good.  It isn’t as good, as say Elemental Hero Stratos because he replaces himself right away and off of Special Summons: Genex Neutron can be thwarted by being destroyed before the End Phase and of course won’t work when you Special Summon him.  Pity, since there’s actually a tutor that can fetch him from the deck (Jade Knight). 

So in short, Genex decks and Light/Machine decks should be running three of this guy.  Machine decks and Light decks that can work in some Machine Tuners alongside it can really benefit as well, but space as always is at a premium. 

Ratings (deck specific-see above) 

Traditional: 3/5 – It’s even Chaos food! 

Advanced: 4/5 – If it was better, it’d probably get restricted. 

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Today's card, Genex Neutron, obviously doesn't go in Genex decks, which really don't exist. Instead, you can throw this into Genex Fish or Quickdraw. In Genex Fish, you dump Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth and revive him with Symbols of Duty. Haha, duty. This fetches Genex Controller, which you use alongside Genex Undine to fuel the deck.

In Quickdraw, you simply use this to search out Quickdraw Synchron at the end of the turn. With this, you can run a low number of Quickdraws without worrying, but it can sometimes be slow and doesn't work as well as other cards do when it comes to holding the field down with Ryko, Hamster, or other cards. However, it does make the deck more consistent and lets you fall back on Drill Warrior more.

Art: Pew pew pew
Fun Fact: Have you ever seen an ultimate rare Drill Warrior? Ohohohoho...
Tomorrow: Synchros jumping ship.

Jae Kim
Genex Neutron is another interesting card. It works in the same vein as a Stratos or a Volcanic Rocket but is a bit better balanced. There is a requirement to Neutron that forces you to make sure it is face-up on the field during your end phase to activate. Cards like Book of Moon and Bottomless Trap Hole will prevent you from searching.
I splashed two copies of this card in my Quickdraw deck I took to a Missouri regional. Some of its best targets are Quickdraw Synchron and Black Salvo. I have heard of players experimenting with other cards as well.
It's funny how quickly the game has changed. I felt, in the past, that cards like Volcanic Rocket and Stratos violated game rules and were unfair. Card power has increased so much that a card like Genex Neutron now seems like a well-balanced card for this format.
T: 4/5
A: 4/5


Genex Neutron
Effect Monster
LIGHT Attribute - Machine
4 Stars, 1800 ATK/1200 DEF

"During the End Phase of the turn that this card was Normal Summoned, you can add 1 Machine-Type Tuner monster from your Deck to your hand."

Ahh, Genex Neutron. This guy has a respectable attack and defense score for a level 4 tutor. He's a Light Attribute, which makes him able to be a beater in Traditional Format, while fueling a Black Luster Soldier - EotB or Chaos Emperor Dragon play. In Advanced format, he's mainly used in Genex-Themed decks, and Quickdraw as tech to search out Quickdraw Synchron. Honestly, he's a balanced card for the most part, but a ruling of his seems to water down his otherwise acceptable effect. For his searching ability to go off, Genex Neutron must be face up on the field during the end phase in order to search. So if Genex Neutron gets removed from the field in any way (including destroyed by battle/card effect), or flipped face down and NOT flipped up again during the same turn, you don't get the effect. It tarnishes an otherwise good card, and good support for the flourishing Genex archtype.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

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