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When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, you can add 1 Level 3 or lower Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to your hand.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - May 26, 2010
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Dread Dragon ...
This must be super average card week, cuz this
one falls close the same league as the others so
far. Average. Remember boys & girls - "3" is an
average score. Not a good one or a bad one. It means
your deck wont be terribly dysfunctional if u play
the card, but it wont exactly step up a level
And so we have Dread Dragon ... something very
unusual about him ... it's his hat, i think ....
yeah ... i'm not going to elaborate on that. But
1100 ATK on a 2 star monster? - Well its not built
to fight, but if it attacks directly, it can give a
fair enough amount of damage to make it worth it.
Plus its a dragon, meaning its well supported, and
being a Tuner is also a nice thing these days. So
when killed by battle, u can add a level 3 or lower
Dragon type monster to your hand. There are plenty
to choose from. U can even add another one of these
thins to your hand. Nice, right? Well the drawback
is mainly that there are cards ... dragon cards at
that, that already do this, and do it better.
(Masked Dragon) To your hand is nice, but to the
field is better. There are only so many low and
medium level monster cards u will want to use for
you Dragon deck. Finding the space for Dread will be
tough and not terribly worth the effort.
He's not completely worthless ... u just simply
have better options for what u are trying to get out
I just have to start out by saying that this dude
looks friggin awesome. He destroys your lifepoints
by knocking over your bong, eating all of your
chips, drinking the last of the kool-aid, and
sleeping on your couch... TAKE THAT! After that he
might start up a drum circle or make the worlds
smallest pair of hemp pants for his pet marsupial.
Ok, ok, I'm done with the dreads rips. Aside from
his looks, this card is actually pretty decent. Can
grab you a White Stone of Legend, Totem Dragon, or
something of that nature to add more consistency to
the deep draw, and other dragon variants. That is if
you do not use him as a Tuner first. Although it
seems odd that they would make another 2 star, fire,
dragon tuner, as we already have Magna Drago which
has identical stats other than atk/def where it is
actually better than Dread. Of course his effect is
crap so I guess you can look at this guy as Magna
Drago's replacement. I don't see why the search
effect has to be limited to being destroyed by
battle though. With X-Sabers getting at least one of
every kind of searcher/floater imaginable, it seems
they could have given dragons a bit of a break with
this card and just worded it: "When this card is
destroyed and sent to the graveyard then search..."
Boom, instantly a bit better, but still balanced.
Advanced: 2.0 (I think that's mostly for the
Sometimes when I see a Yu-Gi-Oh card
name, I’ll get a literal (and often
silly) image for it in my head.
In this case, the real image is
exactly that, only sillier.
The artwork for
Dread Dragon isn’t a fearsome
dragon, but one with hair in
The actual card is a Level 2
Fire isn’t a whole lot of
help but being a Dragon opens some
It’s got 1100 ATK and 400 DEF
and is a Tuner.
Pity the ATK wasn’t 100
points lower so we could use
Cards of Consonance.
has a simple effect: when it is
destroyed by battle you can search
for and add a Level 3 or lower
Dragon monster from your deck to
This could get useful discard
fodder (and even some small Dragons
with nasty effects).
With its small size you can
Masked Dragon to bring
Dread Dragon to the field, and
Dread Dragon can add
Masked Dragon back to hand (if
for some reason no other better
target is available).
There are several useful
Level 3 (and lower) Dragons,
including some Tuners for
Cards of Consonance, probably
Tribute fodder like
Twin-Headed Behemoth, monster
Exploder Dragon, etc.
All in all, a good option for some
Dragon decks, but not
something they have to run.
|Today's card is Dread
Dragon, and he has a funny head. He's just 100 ATK
over the target zone of Cards of Consonance (Tewart,
why would you name it that?), which means it loses
SO much utility and usability. However, he does let
you bring a level 3 or lower Dragon to your hand,
but only when killed by battle, and also sent to the
This lets you get something useful like White Stone
of Legend... But you probably don't want your Tuners
battling. Also, why go through so much work when
Red-Eyes Darkness Ultra Mega Metal Flame Dragon
Deluxe is going to make a swarm for you? You're not
going to need to slow boost Dread Dragon will give
you in most decks. In a Blue-Eyes deck (yeah,
what?), however, it will at least get the Stone for
you (which is an egg).
Art: At least he doesn't have a ring of bannanas on
his head like Infernity Doom Dragon or Tropius.
Fun Fact: Tropius should not be able to fly.
Tomorrow: Sort of cute. I guess.
There isn't much to say about this card. It has the
exact same triggering condition as a regular
recruiter, which means you can compare it directly
to Masked Dragon (the recruiter of choice for Dragon
decks). Dread Dragon naturally gets slight bonus
points for being a tuner.
I'm not a big fan of recruiters these days. Most of
the big decks in the format can completely dominate
the field without ever even attacking your recruiter
(or just -1'ing it immediately). Cards such as Ryko,
Gravekeeper's Descendant, Super-Nimble Mega Hamster,
Mist Wurm, Caius the Shadow Monarch, and Gladiator
Beast War Chariot will all lead to net minuses for
the recruiter duelist.
Having said that, I think Masked Dragon is
preferable to Dread Dragon. While Dread Dragon has a
few tiny advantages (being a Tuner and being able to
search White Stone of Legend for card advantage),
realistically players should not be using either
card in decks that capitalize on such engines.
Masked Dragon helps develop field presence and does
not cost you a normal summon. In today's fast-paced
environment, that kind of advantage is very
important and should not be overlooked.