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Machina Fortress

You can discard Machine-Type monster(s) whose total Levels equal 8 or more to Special Summon this card from your hand or Graveyard. When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, select and destroy 1 card your opponent controls. When this face-up card you control is targeted by an opponent's Effect Monster's effect, look at your opponent's hand and discard 1 card from their hand.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.25
Advanced: 4.00 

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

Date Reviewed - 03.xx.10

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Dark Paladin


Machina Fortress, a new monster, from the new Machine Structure Deck.
We have a Level 7, Earth attributed, Machine-type monster, with 2500 attack and 1600 defense. 2500 attack is a reasonably solid number for Level 7...

Now, you can discard Machine-type monster(s) whose total Level equal 8 or more (yet this card is Level 7) to Special Summon this card from your Hand or Graveyard. Awesomeness, in a word. Being able to Special Summon ones-self, from anywhere, let alone both places adds versatility to this card.

When this card is destroyed by Battle, which it likely will at one time or another, but knowing that if this happens, you get to destroy a card your opponent controls, so be on the watch for a non Battle destruction for this card...

Finally, when this card is face-up and controlled by you, your opponent gets punished if they use an Effect Monster to try and do something...you get to look at your opponent's Hand, and discard one card to their Graveyard.

Machinists...you PLAY this card.


Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5
Art: 4.25/5

General Zorpa

Machina Fortress

This is the start of Machina Mayhem week and I hope you all like it, cuz this Structure Deck actually took me by surprise. Todays card is Machina Fortress, a level 7 EARTH Machine with 2500 ATK and 1600 DEF. The stats are actually only alright, technically thee stats are far worse than the Dark Magician, and he has not seen top tabletime in a long time if ever.

The effects are that you can discard 8 levels worth of Machines in order to Special Summon it to the field from your hand. If it would be targeted by a monster effect, your opponent discards a card and when it is destroyed by battle you destroy an opponent's card.

These are all kinda meh effects, but when combined with the right Machina support, you can bring him out very easily. The gearframe searches it out and the soldier can Special Summon it. It is also very hard to kill because of all of the Union monsters that are inherently in the deck to begin with.

There are some pretty cute combos you can do with this card, but they are all very dependant on drawing the right machines at the right time. If it was level 8 or had 2600 ATK and was able to take down Stardust, it would be a lot better, but as it i it would make a very fun, quasi competitive deck.



Machina Fortress ...

What a good card to start off the week. And right off the bat - u can see how good this card is ... not from what it can DO, right away ... but in what Konami DIDN'T make the card ... specifically - MF is level 7, not level 8. And it's Earth, not Light. Had it been these 2 things in addition to what it ALREADY is, it would have been a ridiculous problem, and banned with the quickness. As it is, u can see the balance they offered this monster, making it just a really REALLY good card.

2500 ATK - can outfight all but the BIG heavies of monsters. Can be special summoned from the hand OR graveyard by discarding machine type monsters equaling up to 8 or more stars. Awesome Awesome. If he himself was 8 stars ... well, u can see the problem he'd create THERE, no? And let's not forget trade-in! ... actually - yes. DO forget it, cuz they made him Level 7. So he's relatively easy to bring to the field AND resurrect again even if he's destroyed. And if he DOES get destroyed by battle, u can then destroy one card your opponent controls. Super awesome. Want more? - well MF has got it. His last trick is that if he gets targeted by an opponent's effect monster - u can peek at your opponent's hand and also discard a card.

God, what's not to love???
U'll be seeing him a lot. And i just know there is one or several OTK's lurking with this thing.

Traditional: 4.5/5
Advanced: 5/5


N o V a

Machina Fortress starts off the week, the new structure deck ultra rare, level 7, earth, 2500 attack that can be special summoned from the hand by discarding machine monsters from your hand whos total levels equal 8 or more. When its destroyed in battle you can select and destroy a card your opponent controls, and when its targeted by a effect monsters effect, you can look at your opponents hand and discard a card from it. Doing much of anything to remove it from the field can put the opponent in a somewhat tight situation. If targeted by a monster effect, they lose a card from their hand plus their hand is now known by their opponent. If its destroyed in battle, they lose any card on the field. For a structure deck ultra, its actually pretty decent. You can discard Ancient Gear Gadjiltron Dragon to easily drop Fortress, and with Geartown if Geartown is destroyed you can summon Dragon right back. Also if you have Machina Armored Unit on the field and a Ancient Gear Gadjiltron Dragon is destroyed, anything with 2900 or less attack from the deck that is Earth Machine-Type is summonable, including Fortress. Theres a lot you can do with Fortress, definately a good card.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 4/5

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