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Hieratic Seal of the Sun Dragon Overlord

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.00
Advanced: 2.50 

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Date Reviewed - June 13, 2012

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This orb vaguely resembles the orb of the Winged Dragon of Ra.  Obviously you ONLY play this in a Hieratic Deck, Special Summon it from your Hand, Deck, or Graveyard via other Hieratic effects, and use it to Synchro and/or XYZ Summon.  It may be one of, if not the biggest, pieces of the Hieratic puzzle.  Even if it's in your Hand, via Hieratic effects, you aren't likely to hold onto it for very long, and obviously it's never something you WANT to draw, per say, it doesn't hurt too I suppose.  
No rating as you use it in this Deck, and only this Deck.
5/5 in a bizarre of the wall tribute heavy Normal Monster Deck though, involving things like Skull Servant, Snapesnatch, things like that...
Art:  5/5

John Rocha

There is not a great deal to say about today’s card as Hieratic Seal of the Sun Dragon Overlord is a normal monster. It is what other Hieratic monsters can do with this card that is the issue. Being a level 8 Hieratic normal monster, it can be special summoned from the deck, hand, or grave with all of the Hieratic monsters. Then you can use it with other cards to do some amazing things.
Using Advance draw and White Elephant’s gift will net you two cards. Using Inferno Reckless Summon, you can summon two more Overlords’ and then Xyz summon Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis, and Thunder End Dragon.
Xyz summoning those huge powerful monsters is what Hieratic Seal of the Sun Dragon Overlord is all about. There may be an issue of consistency when using 3 Overlords or even 1, but consistency tends to be an issue in any Hieratic deck.
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2.5/5



Hieratic Seal of the Sun Dragon Overlord
Lv 8/LIGHT/Dragon/0A/0D
(no effects - Normal Monster)

Well.. He's got a high level, at least. Seriously though, his only place is in an HD deck as you'll only want to Special Summon him from there. Sadly, he's really a joke as you can only use him to bring out Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis, which is a monster that's hard to get out and has an effect with a heavy cost to it. My advice is to go with Blue-Eyes White Dragon if you want a Lv 8 Normal Dragon in your HD deck.

Traditional: 1
Advanced: 1


Hey ther duelist! Blackmarketyugioh back for more, and whew! More Hieratic monsters in store.
Today, we look at Hieratic Seal Of The Sun Dragon Overlord.
A 8star, 0/0 normal dragon type monster.
What is there really to sy about this guy? Wait! I remember. This guys fuels the Heliopolis summons, and that's about it. Heliopolis is a great card, but our card today is only usable in Hieratics for Heliopolis, and Thunder End Dragon. The 8 rank version of Hieratics is a good build, but cannot hang with the Meta big boys. I love the idea of a themed monster for the Hieratic Xyz engine, but honestly, this is not the way.  3/3 in blah.

Advanced: 1/5 A trend?
Traditional: 1/5 Really?


Almighty protector of the sun and sky, I beg of thee, please heed my cry.
Transform thyself from orb of light and bring me victory in this fight.
I beseech thee, grace our humble game.
But first I shall call out thy name:
Ah, the famed Hieratic Level 8 Normal Monster. I must say, absolute zilch on a Level 8 monster makes it very powerful indeed, so powerful, in fact, only a Hieratic Deck with the powers to summon Normal Dragons like crazy can ever hope to use it.
So why actually use this big ball instead of something that can actually fight, like Blue-Eyes White Dragon? Namely...for the name. This includes:
Being able to change its Level off Eset.
Making it a valid target for either of the Hieractic's Spells.
Paying for the cost of either of the Hieratic's Traps, Su, Nebthet, Asar, or the Sun Dragon Overlord (but really, you'd be better off using a Hieratic that will refund its own Tribute).
Otherwise, being a Normal Monster, this card works with White Elephant's Gift, Advance Draw, and Trade-In, although I would only ever recommend using the first in Hieratics.
Hieratic Seal of the Sun Dragon Overlord's main purpose is to, obviously, Xyz Summon Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis. That is, however, a very situational investment to summon something that is arguably not as powerful as Hieratic Dragon King of Atum.
I've mentioned time and time again that the Hieratic's most secure duel style is swarming Wattaildragon to Xyz for Hieratic Dragon King of Atum. If you DO use any other Normal Dragons, however, this guy will be the one to pick (thought I would not use more than 2 of it) (another potential is using Inferno Reckless Summon to set up for Neo Galaxy-Eyes or summoning two Rank 8 Xyzs such as Thunder End Dragon, but this is more cool than it is effective). Otherwise, it is an incredibly bad draw that otherwise is overshadowed by many other options that can be Special Summoned. It is by far no means a Hieratic staple (unless you really want to Xyz Rank 8).
Traditional: 1
Advanced: 2.2/5 (more than Shapesnatch, at least)
Aesthetics: 3.15/5 You can also see the Wdjat Eye rather clearly on this ball. Also, cool background. I never understood why exactly Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis and The Winged Dragon of Ra have a ball form, though. Really, it's Osiris (Asar, the green dude) that's supposed to have a ball form, and you can see this in the card Hieratic Seal of Convocation.

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