1 Tuner + "Power Tool Dragon"
When this card is Synchro Summoned, you can have any player's Life Points that are under 2000 become 2000. You take no effect damage. Once per turn, you can declare a Level between 1 and 12 to have the Levels of all other face-up Synchro Monsters you control become the declared Level.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - May 4, 2011
Today's card is the result of a bunch of YuGiOh
5D's writers realizing "Oh, crap! We forgot about
the fifth Signer dragon!"
And thus, this new double Synchro was created. I
don't know what the hell I'm supposed to do with a
level 8 Tuner, first of all. So let's forget about
that. Negating effect damage is more of a clutch out
against Burn, so I guess that counts. And changing
your Life Points to 4000, if it ever helps you, will
help you a lot, but probably not enough, because
Life Points don't really matter any more, and most
game-pushing swarms pack more than 4000 ATK points.
Having to jump from Power Tool Dragon to this guy
kills a lot of his viability. How often will you
have PTD and a level 1 Tuner out? You'll also lose
the Dragon's Equips when you Tune him. But then you
can use each of this equips to keep him on the
field, which is a great protection effect for his
... But that doesn't save him from Caius,
Dimensional Prison, Brionac and Trishula, along with
cards like Karakuri Ninja Sazank and Penguin
Soldier. For a card that takes so much effort to get
out, while losing Power Tool Dragon's Equip search
effect, Life Stream Dragon doesn't pack enough of a
punch, and can't deal out a storm of destruction to
any degree. Even under stress, most good decks will
be able to summon an out quickly enough that you'll
regret summoning your Dragon.
Art: I guess it's enough like the real fifth
Fun Fact: Ever notice how Luna and Akiza never do
Tomorrow: I thought they were done in STOR.
So today we have a rather interesting card, but
does interesting translate into good? Not in
this case. Let's examine...
Life Stream Dragon
Level 8 2900/2400
1 Tuner + "Power Tool Dragon"
When this card is Synchro Summoned, you can make
your Life Points become 4000. Any effect damage you
take becomes 0. If this face-up card would be
destroyed, you can remove from play 1 Equip Spell
Card from your Graveyard instead.
So I guess making Synchro monsters into bigger
Synchro monsters is the new thing in Konami-land.
You can use Formula Synchron and go into anything,
you can use it and Stardust Dragon to go into
Shooting Star Dragon, and now you can use Power Tool
Dragon and a LV1 tuner to go into this. Well,
you can use a tuner of a higher level, but I'll
touch on that later. Let's go back to my debut
CotD review, which may or may not have been posted.
So let's refresh my standards on Synchro monsters:
When I see a Synchro monster, there are 3 things I
1. Stats for the effort to bring it out.
2. Effect for the effort to bring it out.
3. Comparison to other similar Synchro
And for Life Steam Dragon?
1. 2900/2400 is about right for a LV8.
You'd think you might get rewarded for using Power
Tool Dragon in the process, but alas...
2. Having the ability to soft-reset to 4000 is
nice, you put yourself back at Solemn Warning range,
and it's not mandatory so if you are higher than 4k,
you can stay there. Protection from any type
of destruction is nice, but for LV8, you could have
gone into Stardust and gained protection for all of
your cards, not just yourself.
3. There isn't really anything to compare it
to, because you are dealing with a Synchro monster
that requires Power Tool Dragon. The
protection from effect damage is nice, but
Black-Winged Dragon does that too, and is a lot
easier to bring out.
So what decks can use this card? Remember what
I said about how you didn't nessessarily need a LV1
tuner? In Fish OTK, you theroetically could
use Level Eater to drop Power Tool Dragon to LV6,
make a Formula Synchron, then make Life Stream
Dragon. So you have a deck that can use Power
Tool Dragon, can bring this guy out with relative
ease, And you will even have the equip cards to give
protection! So it's good right?
Unfortunately, no. If you are bringing out
your Power Tool Dragons in Fish, you have started
your loop and then you won't need Life Stream
Advanced: 1.5 / 5 - Decent effect, not
worth the effort.
Traditional: 1/5 - It has burn protection, so
it can potentially hinder FTKs, but it doesn't help
Now the only problem with this card is it's
summoning conditions, would have been nicer if he
was generic like the rest of his pals. In decks that
abuse Power-Tool Dragon (like Gigavise), he is
fairly easy to bring out. Specially after you used
Solemn Warning and then Solemn Judgment, MAKE your
life points 4000. You don't GAIN then, you MAKE it
4000. Dodges Botomless Trap Hole,Mirror Force,Dark
Armed Dragon, & anything else that destroys. With
Power-tool Dragon, you'll be sure to run many Equip
Cards that are easy fodder for Life Stream. Glow-Up
bulb,D.D. Sprite,Spore, & Effect Veiler are possible
tuners that are very common in today's meta.
Artwork could have been better, IMO. Doesn't look
very "alive" to me, for a "Life Steam" dragon.
Card - 5/5 ;; Very, very good card, but like i said,
the only thing with it are it's summoning conditions
are arn't easily meet.
Art - 2/5 ;; Ewwww x 1000
Life Stream Dragon is a level 8 Earth attribute
synchro.This guy packs some powerful effects and
isn't too hard to get out in the right deck.
Obviously this won't see play in pretty much any
extra deck besides Morphtronics. It gives
Morphtronics another synchro option which could
prove useful to the deck. First off, he's got 2900
attack, letting him stand up to most other synchros
minus a couple 8 stars like Red Dragon Archfiend and
Infernity Doom Dragon. 2400 defense is actually
pretty solid as well considering most synchros don't
have high defense to go along with high attack. The
card's effect are amazing too. When you summon him,
you can make your life points 4000, so if you were
dwindling around 1000 life points after some Solemn
Judgment or Warning usage, this can help you in a
pinch. He also reduces all effect damage you take to
zero, which is fairly useful at times. His last
effect lets you remove an equip spell from your
graveyard to save him if he would be destroyed in
battle. Of course this won't work against things
like Dark End Dragon, but for the most part it saves
Life Stream Dragon from nearly all removal
considering it has large attack to begin with.
Morphtronic users should definitely give this card a
try, but if you don't use Morphtronics he won't
prove of much, if any use to you.
Advanced: 1/5, 4/5 in Morphtronics
Artwork: 3/5, he coulda looked cooler in my opinion.
Life Stream Dragon
One of the latest Dragons to hit the TCG from the
anime, Life Stream Dragon offers many intriguing
possibilities, yet never quite fulfilling any of
them (at least, for now). It has an extremely
specific summoning requirement (1 one-star Tuner
monster + Power Tool Dragon), that is even further
hindered by the fact that Power Tool Dragon is only
useful in decks running many Equip spells. Off the
top, we can see there are not many decks it is
helping right now.
Equip spells are barely ran in any Advanced format
decks; I see very, very little potential for use in
the Traditional format.
In the few decks that can make use of Equip spells,
Life Stream Dragon has a chance to be a solid pick.
For example, Gigavise decks can make the card very
easily, sometimes by using just 1 card (Swing of
Memories -> Gigaplant -> Normal Summon -> revive
Glow Up Bulb -> synch into Power Tool -> use Glow Up
Bulb’s effect -> instant Life Stream Dragon, with
Graveyard setup). Being able to increase life points
to a very respectable 4000 can also be helpful mid-
to late-game when they might be needed most (barring
OTK decks, of course). Having a self-protection
effect is nice, but needing to have Equip spells in
the grave can be problematic. It has a very niche
use, but even in that niche, the difficulty in
making it plus keeping it on the field may be easier
said than done.
Todays card of the day is Life Stream Dragon, a 8
Star Synchro Monster that requires Power Tool Dragon
+ a tuner monster. Its first effect is kind of nice
against a random burn deck you might face at a
sanctioned event. Its second effect can be chained
to it being destroyed so if your opponent uses Dark
Hole, Bottomless Trap Hole, or Mirror Force you can
remove a equip spell to save it. The problem with
this card is none of the top tier decks run equip
spell cards or Power Tool Dragon so this card will
be non existent in the meta. However it would be
nice in a fun Watt deck.
Art: Another dragon..bug. Looks basic honestly. Give
it a proton cannon or something.
So yea life stream dragon. Pretty cool card. Not
Its nice that you get your LPs back to 4000 if
you're down but that
entire situation seems random. No effect damage is
pretty sweet though.
I bet if you gear a deck towards powertool and
equipcards...like morpnhtronics or
some fish otk variant...then it could be useful.
equip card to prevent destruction is nice,
but when the hell am I using an equip card XD. P.
Overall its not that great, but its not trashington.
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