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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Top 10 New YGO Card of 2010 
#7 - Herald of Perfection


This card can only be Ritual Summoned with the Ritual Spell Card, "Dawn of the Herald". When your opponent activates a Spell Card, Trap Card, or Effect Monster's effect, you can send 1 Fairy-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard to negate the activation and destroy that card.

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Traditional: 3.67
Advanced: 4.25

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

Date Reviewed - Jan. 6, 2011

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The Legion

Card number 7 on our list is the Counter King, Herald of Perfection. Herald is an amazing card. No contest. Unfortunately, he’s not exactly what you’d call ‘versatile’, as he can only really be used in a deck built around him, but what he does, he does very well. He gives you protection against anything other than Counter Traps, though that’s what Decree’s for. And his cost is very easy to fulfill, as most Herald decks run an absolutely massive amount of monsters in the deck. A battle against a Herald deck is a battle to rid your opponent of his/her hand, and once Tethys comes out, that battle has just been lost. Herald helped revive the fairy deck, which had grown weak over time, and with the coming of the new fairy structure deck, expect Herald to get bigger. All in all, he would’ve gotten a better rating if he were more versatile, but he’s still one heck of an engine. Also, I give Herald props for bringing Ritual cards back into the game, as they’d all but disappeared until Herald came out.
Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4.5/5
Art: Mighty Morphin Power Heralds!!!

The Legion

Today's card on our countdown at number 7 is Herald of Perfection. I'm not going to waste both yours and my time by reciting what this card does, because if you don't know what this fairy-mash-up's effect is by now, you need to come out from the rock you've been hiding under. In essence, this card is what almost single-handedly propelled fairies into tier 1.5.  One of the best things about this cards effect is the fact that it's effect is spell speed 2, which allows you to chain to a multitude of things. One of the few downsides about its effect, though, is that, while it is an amazing effect, every time you use it, you're losing hand advantage. This is slightly evened out by the fact that by using its effect, you are generally making your opponent lose field or hand advantage, but it's still something that should be taken into consideration.

All in all, one of the only things that can take this card down is a monster which can get over this messenger's massive 2800 defense, and those don't tend to be easy to summon. Or running out your opponents hand, which, in most Herald decks, is unlikely.
Traditional: 3.5/5 (Can't see this being quite as good in tradit)
Advanced: 4/5
Art: Fairy splice FTW? O_oc

Puppet Master
The Legion

Today we're looking at the fairy's impenetrable wall. If you've ever wanted to run a fairy control deck than this is your card. The Herald's attack isn't  that impressive but that's not what you should be caring about when playing this card. All you need to had near perfect control is to keep this card in the field, and 2800 defense is great for accomplishing this task. Overall I believe that fairy decks that revolve around this card have the best chance of succeeding at the tournament level over any other kind if fairy deck (well, until we get the lost sanctuary structure deck anyways). The only way to really get over this card is by synching into a monster bigger that this one. However, since your opponent can't use any effects, it should be easy enough to stop any plans they have while keeping your wall on the field doing its job.
Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 4/5

The Legion

#7 on our list is the Herald of Perfection. It is a light type fairy that stirred up some trouble in the Shining Darkness pack. It is a six star ritual monster with 1800 ATK, and a whopping 2800 DEF. That defense stat alone makes it a great wall to sit on, but its effect is the true kicker. You can discard a fairy from your hand to negate the activation of a spell card, trap card, or monster effect.  Now, its ritual card is well placed support for it. You can only ritual summon him with a combination of exactly 6 stars, but after it is summoned, you can get one of the tribute cards back in your hand by removing the ritual spell. This card screams broken. It sits there (in a deck made around him) negating whatever your opponent throws at you, and waits for your opponent to use all their resources on one card, or let you manipulate the graveyard with a kristya or a mudora in the wings. Though it can’t stop special summons, or spell speed 3, or spell and trap cards already active, it’s quite handy to have around when effects go flying. As long as you keep your fairy to opponent’s card ratio equal, or higher you’re good.  Or you know, just break out your best bluff.

Traditional: 4/5 (it’s still just as big a pain to get over)
Advanced: 4.5/5
Art: 5/5 (a combination of the three biggest pains you never see coming)

Dark Paladin
Herald of Perfection I like a lot, yet have little experience, as even though Counter Fairies remain reasonably strong, they aren't the most popular thing I play against. We have a Level 6, Light attributed Fairy monster, with a disgusting and paltry 1800 attack but a massively impressive defense of 2800.
Now, if this thing doesn't (obviously) have Counter Fairy written all over it, this might be one time where you don't want to ignore a card just because it's a Ritual.  When your opponent activates a Magic, Trap, or Effect monster card, you can negate the activation of the card and destroy it by discarding a Fairy from your Hand to the Graveyard.
I like it...I like it a lot.  The 2800 defense more than makes up for the 1800 attack, and being a Ritual, you don't have to Special Summon this to the Field in attack position.  Your opponent will almost likely have to use some sort of destruction to destroy this card, or at least waste it until your Hand is gone.
Traditional:  3/5  Rituals are bad, but a Counter Fairy Deck should still use it.
Advanced:     4/5
Art:  3/5  Not sure what's going on there...


Oh, and my review for Herald of Perfection isn't on there...

Herald of Perfection hits #7 on the ugly list and the best cards of 2010. It's like shiny SpongeBob. But enough of my musings. You hate this card. I know you do. It just sits there and negates every. single. thing. Then its pal Kristya comes in and that's game.

We've all faced Fairies. We've all reached across the table and ripped apart that Kristya/Herald. We've all gotten DQ'd for tearing up the opponent's Fairy deck because that's the only move we COULD do.

Even Perfect Herald's Ritual Spell is out to get you. It brings fuel right out. Kristya won't even let you summon your way over the Herald, then Honest comes into the cycle. If you can't stop Herald's summon, that's probably game. Thankfully, Solemn Warning means less Heralds, so the deck has fallen out of the spotlight. And not a moment to soon, because nobody wants to face this behemoth.

Art: Shiny SpongeBob.
Fun Fact: Archlord Kristya will be a starter deck common.
Tomorrow: Hit the list and its deck hit rock bottom.

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