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#9 - Battle Fader
When an opponent's monster declares a direct attack, you can Special Summon this card from your hand and end the Battle Phase. If you Special Summon this card with this effect, this card is removed from play when it is removed from the field.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Jan. 4, 2011
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You know how sometimes a card just really strikes
you as interesting, regardless of how good or bad it
may be? That's what Battle Fader does to me. Battle
Fader is indeed quite the interesting card, and does
exactly what it's name suggests, at least to a
point. We have a Dark attributed, Level 1, Fiend
type monster, with 0 attack and 0 defense.
However, you probably are never ever going to use
Battle Fader to attack (obviously) or even defend
your Lifepoints. Not in a defense position anyway.
When your opponent attacks you directly, you can
Special Summon Battle Fader from your Hand. Monsters
don't often bring themselves to the Field to protect
you, let alone ending the Battle Phase.
This immediately ends the Battle Phase, which in
a word, is awesome.
Furthermore, if you Special Summon Battle Fader in
this manner, it removes itself from play when it is
removed from the Field. I think Battle Fader is a
beautiful Tech card and you might be seeing more of
it than not.
Card number 9 on the list is Battle Fader. Now,
everyone and their Grandma should know what BF does,
so I won't even bother explaining it. He was one of
the biggest expected cards from ABPF, and, until
being reprinted as a promo, was one of the more
expensive cards of the set. BF can be useful in
almost any deck, especially decks that use Caius, or
any monarch really. He also gives a nice new tactic
for stall/burn decks. Though there's no doubt he's a
good card, his problem is that there are just too
many better things that most decks can run instead
of him, so he only really sees play in decks that
can use him well (kind of like smashing ground). But
what he does, he does well.
Art: I'm... Not really sure what he's supposed to
be. Some sort of demonic bell?
Battle Fader made the ninth spot on this list for
warping the way we attack directly. At any given
moment when you try to press for game, all of your
attacks can be stopped and the opponent will get a
While not a blockbuster card in today's meta, Battle
Fader is making an impact in tons of games,
including the games it doesn't actually appear in.
It's like a new Mirror Force or Torrential Tribute -
be prepared for it to drop at any time.
Art: Tick tock fade? Huh?
Fun Fact: You can kill Emus in Golden Sun.
Tomorrow: #8 is confusing people rulings-wise.
My review for Battlefader. My reviewer name is,
just in case I did not send it to you, XXXMichael
For this card, I am sorely tempted to rant on about
my hatred of it, but I am an impartial reviewer. I
can want to take every Battlefader from every person
who plays it and burn them all in a furnace, but
this is a website about reviewing the practical
abilities of cards. Not about petty grudges.
Hmm, Battlefader, its a useful card, ends the battle
phase and gives you a free monster to tribute for,
as I am loath to say, Caius, the majority of the
Powerful card, it has definite advantages if you can
play it right. It is mostly played in those Black
Salvo decks with a lot of other "card advantage"
cards. It is...not one of my favorite decks.
I am giving this card a...
5/5 for Advanced.
3/5 for Traditional, there are more ways to counter