Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Blackwing- Etesian the Second Sword
Early Japanese Translation: When a "Blackwing" monster you control battles with an opponent's monster and that opponent's monster is face-up on the field at the end of the Damage Step, you can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard to inflict 1000 damage to your opponent.
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3 is average.
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Date Reviewed -
Oct 1, 2010
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From Bird to Birdman to Bird Samurai?
Blackwing-Etesian the Second Sword closes the week,
We have before us a Level 3, Dark attributed,
Winged-Beast type monster, who has 400 attack and
1600 defense, but as a good share of the Blackwing
non-Synchro monsters, you probably don't need this
guy for much aside from Synchro summoning.
Etesian the Second Sword also does something most
Blackwings aren't accustomed to doing, he has a Burn
effect. If a Blackwing you control Battles
with your opponent, at the end of the Damage step
you can send this card from your Hand to the
Graveyard to deal 1000 damage.
Quite interesting, and all monotany aside, is there
room in the crowded Blackwing arsenal for this?
Really it's up to the Player, like the other
Blackwings from the week. 1000 damage for a
discard isn't too shabby though.
Blackwing- Etesian the Second Sword
This is another Blackwing Support monster, and i
must say that it shows some merit, but is probably
not going to rpelace Kalut anytime soon. Etesian is
a level 3 DARK Winged Beast with 400 ATK and 1600
DEF. The stats are pretty weak, even for a level 3,
at Least Ghibli is abl eto switch it's ATK and DEF
until the end of the turn. It is a Blackwing
mnonster, and Vayu+Black Whirlwind can search it
out, which is a solid idea.
The ability is actually quite simple. If a Blackwing
monster battles and the opponent's monster is not
destroyed, at the End of the Damage step, you can
send Etesian form your hand to the graveyard in
order to inflict 1000 damage to an opponent. This is
actually a solid ability as 1000 is the amount of
damage you need to do per card for a burn spell or
ability to be playable. The problem is that it has
to go to the graveyard, so a Macro or D-Fissure will
really mess you up. Not to mention that the fact
that it is actually probably losing card advantage
by losing the monster as well as Etesian.
However, in a topdeck war where lifepoints are low,
Etesian can really shine, allowing you to force
through damage that your opponent never saw coming.
COmbined with cards like Magic Cylilnder and
Ceasefire, a Blackwing Burn deck that can also swarm
might actually be viable. As it is, it is too early
to see if this card woul dmake an impact, but I
think you will see it at a Regionals or locals and
possibly mazke a bigger splash.
Blackwing - Etesian the Second Sword …
And just as I was saying how uncommon it is to take
effect damage during battle (yesterday’s Power
Giant), today we have Etesian. His effect, much like
Kalut, is that when a Blackwing battles, he can be
discarded from your hand to inflict 1000 points of
damage to your opponent. Not bad. But is it as good
as Kalut? – No way. Usually, unless winning on that
turn, destroying your opponent’s monster is the more
preferable recourse. Etesian won’t work if u kill
your opponent’s monster in battle. So it actually
REQUIRES that your monster is overpowered … not good
if u are the one doing the attacking. Kalut, on the
otherhand, gives u the edge in battle (a +1400 ATK
bonus), which usually results in your enemies
defeat, which also means Kalut and Etesian can’t
work together. Kalut also gets the edge because its
got 1400 ATK on its own. Meaning that if u top-deck
it, u don’t have to rely on its effect to make it of
use. U can just summon and attack with it and it
will be respectable. Etesian? – not so much. It’s
ATK might as well be nothing, so it can only be
useful if u already have another Blackwing on the
field, pulling the load.
That all being said – Etesian isn’t a BAD monster.
Some kind of passive Blackwing Deck built around a
strong burn mechanism would probably love this guy.
But Blackwings are known for their speed and
aggression, not their passivity. And they have SO
many other tools at their disposal that u would be
hard pressed to justify any practical usage of poor
Ending the week is Etesian the Second Sword,
which I definitely did not just copypasta. If you
ram your Blackwing into an opponent's monster or you
get killed, you drop the card for 1000 damage. Is
that supposed to mean something?
Art: I hate lame 5D's-era backgrounds.
Fun Fact: While Blackwings are the "How can we not
break this?" deck, Six Samurais are about to be the
"We need to break this." deck.
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