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

Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by Tributing 1 "Hieratic" monster. Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 "Hieratic" monster, except this card, from your hand or your side of the field, to target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy that target. When this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard, and make its ATK and DEF 0.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.75
Advanced: 3.50 

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

Date Reviewed - June 7, 2012

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Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet, who continues to be a Level 5, Light attributed Dragon, this time with 2000 attack and 1400 defense, is far superior to yesterdays card, who albeit wasn't terrible.  You can Special Summon this Dragon unlike yesterday, although you still have to tribute to do so.  Once per turn, you can tribute a Hieratic, other than itself, to target and destroy one Monster on your opponent's Field.  When this card is tributed, playing into earlier cards this week, you then gain the standard Hieratic ability of Special Summon a Nomral Dragon Monster from your Hand, Deck, or Graveyard and making its attack and defense 0.  I like this card better than yesterday, but honestly the effects are kind of trade offs.  The destruction is nice, and probably more useful in a pinch than Level Manipulation.

Traditional:  2.85/5
Advanced:  3.85/5
Art:  4/5 

John Rocha

The next Hieratic monster we will be looking at is Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet. This monster is not something you want to draw when you do not have a Hieratic Dragon to tribute, so you will not want to play very many of them in your deck. Most decks that I have seen will play one of this card as a tech card to get rid of big or troublesome monsters. Hieratic Seal of Convocation makes searching for Nebthet easy.
The strategy with this card is simple. Special summon or normal summon a Hieratic monster, then special summon Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet and get a level 5 normal dragon monster or a Hieratic Seal monster. You can then tribute it or a Hieratic monster from your hand to destroy one of your opponent’s monsters or simply Xyz into a Rank 5 monster. It you use its effect to destroy and get the tribute effect from a Hieratic monster from your hand, you could then get another normal monster to Xyz summon with.  Preferably, you would get two level 6 normal monsters and the Xyz into Hieratic Dragon King of Atum and use its effect to special summon a level 5 dragon to then Xyz summon into a rank 5 giving you two powerful Xyz monsters on the field.
There are tons of things you can do with Hieratic monsters. Their main objective is to swarm the field with big powerful monsters. Once we have reviewed all of the Hieratic monsters, I’ll show you how to use them to OTK your opponent. For now, Hieratic Dragon of Nebthet is a good addition to a Hieratic deck, but not a must.
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2.5/5



Heratic Dragon of Nebthet
Lv 5/LIGHT/Dagon/2000A/1600D
"You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by Tributing 1 "Hieratic" monster. Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 "Hieratic" monster, except this card, from your hand or your side of the field, to target 1 monster your opponent controls; destroy that target. When this card is Tributed: Special Summon 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard, and make its ATK and DEF 0."

Nebthet is deffinately a crucial card for any HD deck as you can nuke any monster your opponent controls regardless of it's position, even if face-down. There's few cards in the game that target fd monsters, so this is a major boon to the effect. Also, you can tribute from your hand as well as your side of the field, making his effect even more useful. Also, he can be Special Summoned, getting you get off another HD's effect of replacing itself by summoning them first, then tributing them for this guy, resulting in more field presence, which is always a good thing. Definately worth running in 3s in an HD deck.

Traditional: 4.75
Advanced: 4.75


Arguably, monster destruction is more important than Trap/Spell destruction. Hieratics put Gaia Charger over their Atums to gain a piercing ability, although this won't block the effects of Snowman Eater or Ryko. My Body as a Shield and Forbidden Lance, however, can be used to protect against any Mirror Force or Dimensional Prison. Regardless, Hieratics run a LOT of monsters that Su, Nebthet, or Sun Dragon Overlord can use as ammo, summoning a new Normal Dragon each time. Anyway, Su is mainly popular for being Level 6, making it easier to Xyz for Hieratic Dragon King of Atum; Nebthet does not have that privilege. Otherwise, Nebthet is identical to Su, except that Nebthet targets monsters.
Although not as dangerous as Su, Nebthet is still a potent weapon in the Hieratic arsenal. Firstly, Nebthet is similar to Su in that they don't waste your Normal Summon. Here's an example:
Tefnuit is basically Hieratic Cyber Dragon. Special summon that dude, immediately Tribute it to summon Nebthet and start blowing stuff up on a scale almost rivaling that of Inzektors. You can then Normal Summon Eset, then immediately Tributing Eset for either Su or another Nebthet and continue destroying stuff. Don't forget that you can even Tribute a Nebthet to play ANOTHER Nebthet, or even Tribute Nebthet for a Su (which is why Nebthet's Level 5-ness doesn't always matter*). And of course, all of this Tributing means you get to swarm with a BUNCH of Normal Dragons for Synchro or Xyz.
*Of course, you can always use Eset to alter Nebthet's Level or just go for Rank 5. Regardless, in combination with Su's backrow destruction, you should learn to respect the extent of Nebthet's monster-slaughtering powers, being able to rid Hieratic opposition in the form of an early Ryko, late-game Black Luster Soldier, or just for the sake of whittling down a Zenmaines'/Gantetsu's defences.
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3.3/5
Aesthetics: 2.5/5 As you can see from my rant yesterday, I am disappointed the Hieratics for Isis and Nephthys having similar artworks, even if they are sisters. Since Nephthys is the goddess of mourning, I suppose it is kinda appropriate for Nebthet to destroy monsters (and I guess that's why Nebthet has the moon in the background, signifying death, while Eset has the sun to represent Isis' representation of life...and Level Stars). Hieratic Su is the one that destroys Traps/Spells; they designed it like that as Shu is the god of wind, but it just seems so out of place that his granddaughter destroys monsters. Effectwise, Nebthet is Su's counterpart, but culturalwise, Nebthet is Isis' counterpart, and I find that confusing (or maybe I'm just making it confusing). I think it is decent to make Nebthet Level 5, though, compared to Su's Level 6.

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