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Vortex The Whirlwind

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner Winged Beast-Type monsters When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Winged Beast-Type monster from your Deck.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.17
Advanced: 2.75 

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

Date Reviewed - Feb. 1, 2011

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Dark Paladin

Vortex the Whirlwind, a Level 5, Wind attributed Synchro Monster with 2100 attack and 700 defense (both of which suck, even for a Level 5 monster.)  Synchro Summoned with a Tuner and one or more non-Tuner monsters of the Winged-Beast variety.
For the game breaking effect here, when Vortex is destroyed by Battle, you can Special Summon a Level 4 or lower Winged-Beast type monster from your Deck.  That effect isn't terrible, but I don't see why you would waste a Synchro just for that.  If you're playing specifically Winged-Beast, then he does well what he does, I suppose.
1.5/5 all
Art:  5/5


Vortex the Whirlwind

Despite his name... and his looks... and his effect... Vortex the Whirlwind is NOT a Blackwing, so Vayu can't summon him out of nowhere.

That out of the way, Vortex is still VERY powerful. If Shura destroys a monster and summons a Blackwing, it'll probably be Vayu. When it's Vayu, you won't have anything better to summon than Catastor and friends. Vortex gives a good-enough 2100 that ties with Cyber Dragon, and it has a recruiting ability as well. It turns Shura into Vayu in grave and a big recruiter on the field. Not a Blackwing, but still pretty good.

Art: Man in a chicken suit, again.
Fun Fact: This is the Sneak promo for Storm of Ragnarok.
Tomorrow: His pre-Chancellor days.

The Legion

Today’s Card is Vortex the Whirlwind, a relatively weak 5-star synchro. Being level 5, it needs to compete with Catastor and Android if it wants to find a place in that jam-packed extra deck. It requires a Winged Beast non-tuner, which instantly drops its playability. It has poor stats, and its effect doesn’t make up for them. When it is destroyed by battle and sent to the grave, you can special summon a 4 star or lower winged beast from your deck. Unless you’re playing Blackwings or Dragunities, you’re not likely to be able to easily make this synchro, and even if you are playing one of the aforementioned deck types, you’ll likely have much better synchros in your arsenal to use instead of this guy.
Both Formats: 1/5
Art: You shall not pass!!!


Here we have the pseudo Blackwing. Vortex the Whirlwind, he is a WIND attributed level 5 Winged beast Synchro that requires 1 tuner and 1 non tuner winged beast monster.

He comes out at 2100/700 and when hes destroyed by battle you can special summon 1 level 4 or lower winged beast monster from your deck.

He's not a blackwing, but he offers a lot of synergy with the deck, Blizzard+Kalut=Him. And when he dies by battle, which is likely considering his low 2100 attack, you get a level 4 or lower monster.

Pretty good

Traditional - 1/5
Advanced 3/5
Art- Totally a Blackwing.


Vortex the Whirlwind

Vortex is the new promo you get for attending the Storm of Ragnarok sneak preview, so it shouldn't be too hard to get ahold of some. It's a WIND Winged Beast, level 5 synchro, with 2100 ATK and 700 DEF. The stats are decent for a level 5 synchro, and it's supported by Icarus Attack or even Dark Simorgh by being a WIND Winged Beast. If he's taken out in battle, you can summon a Level 4 or less Winged Beast from your deck.

The main place this card works is Blackwings, obviously. You can summon Vayu with Shura, and make Vortex. Most people would prefer Catastor in this scenario, but Vortex does have his advantages, the main one being it's not as useless against DARK based decks, and can be used with Icarus Attack if needed. Dragunities will be able to use Vortex as well. Eith deck should be able to find room for a copy of Vortex if they desire.

There's no special tricks from today's card, just a plain old useful monster.

Traditional: 1/5 No winged beasts here.
Advanced: 3/5 Blackwings, Dragunity, or anything with a few winged beasts could benefit from Vortex.
Art: 4/5 Although it's hard to see the current pictures, it looks like it will be cool.

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