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

Poseidra, The Atlantean Dragon
- #SDRE-EN001

You can Tribute 3 Level 3 or lower WATER monsters; Special Summon this card from your hand or Graveyard. When you do: Return all Spell and Trap Cards on the field to the hand, and if you do, if 3 or more cards are returned to the hand by this effect, all monsters your opponent currently controls lose 300 ATK for each.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.90
Advanced: 3.10 

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

Date Reviewed - Nov. 2, 2012

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Levia-Dragon--Daedalus > Poseidra, the Antlatean Dragon
That could be the entire review, but for arguments sake, let's see why that's true.  Let's take some time and compare the two.  Levia is a Level 7 Sea Serpent (and I'll note you can add either of these to your Hand via Wednesday's card) still a Sea Serpent and has 2600 attack and 1500 defense.  2800 with A Legendary Ocean (which you need, given my argument for Monday, but you do NOT need for Poseidra).  Levia lets you send Umi (or ALO obviously) from the Field to the Graveyard to destroy ALL cards on the Field.  That's 2600 free shot Damage there, pending some chain or effect going off (but you have to worry about that for about everything).  For the sake of argument, we will assume that happened successfully.  Levia also can tribute herself for Ocean Dragon Lord--Neo-Daedalus who has 2900 attack (3100 with ALO) and by sending the aforementioned Umi/ALO from the Field to the Graveyard nukes the Field and both players Hands, minus herself.  That's 2900 Damage.  Now, Poseidra has 2800, and would be Level 6 with A Legendary Ocean instead of Level 7, but in order to get the effect off here, you NEED to tribute THREE Sea Serpents that are Level 3 or lower from the Field to Special Summon Poseidra.  You can't use yesterday's card with this, as you all ready Special Summoned.  It's certainly worth noting you can Special Summon this card from your Hand OR Graveyard via its own effect, and if done, you return all Magic and Trap cards on the Field to the owners' Hands.  All your opponents Monsters lose 300 attack if the amount returned was three or more.  So that's potentially at least 300 attack, but then even so, unless you win THIS turn, (I assume the attack decrease is permanent) you're likely ONLY TO HAVE THIS MONSTER ON THE FIELD.  To an earlier point, A Legendary Ocean is a moot card here, as you're ridding the card here, losing the attack increase, and you don't get the mass destruction you do with Levia.  Atlanteans may catch on, especially with Frogs and coming Mermail cards, but I just don't see the Deck needing this.  

Traditional:  1.25/5
Advanced:   2.25/5

John Rocha

We finish off the week with the boss monster of the Atlanteans, Poseidra, the Atlantean Dragon. All you need is 3 level 3 or lower water monsters on the field to summon our boss monster and it can come from the hand or graveyard. Furthermore, the tributes are a cost so you will also get the effects of the Atlanteans that you tributed. And it gets even better as all of the spell and trap cards on the field are returned to the hand, thus clearing the field of cards that can stop your attack. Now add in the effect that reduces all of your opponent’s monsters attacks by 300 per returned spell/trap and you have one nasty, game winning monster.
Having 3 level 3 or lower water monsters on the field is a piece of cake for Atlanteans. All we have to do is go back to yesterday’s card of the day, Call of the Atlanteans. In fact, just look at the cards we reviewed this week and you will see that summoning 3 level 3 or lower monsters from the hand and field are what Atlanteans are good at. Simply summon Deep See Diva, special summon Atlantean Heavy Infantry, and then do a second normal summon for another Sea Serpent. You could even play Treeborn Frog as it combos well with Abyss Soldier.
Most Atlantean decks that you will see will not play Poseidra or will play only one of these monsters as it makes for a more consistent deck, however you could easily build a deck around Poseidra and abuse the heck out of it. By playing 3 of each Atlantean along with Deep Sea Diva and Genex Undine, it will be easy to get those Atlanteans in your hand and graveyard. Searching for Poseidra is also easy with the effect of Atlantean Dragoons to get it in your hand or Skreech to get it in the graveyard.
There are tons of ways to get the monsters you need on the field with other cards too, but we are focusing on the Atlantean build. If you are playing your Atlanteans with Mermails, you will probably want to limit the number of Poseidras you play as most of the Mermails are level 4 or more. I would not say the Poseidra is the game breaker for Atlanteans as the Elemental Lord is there to fill that bill, however, it certainly gives Atlanteans a mean punch with its 2800 attack.
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 4/5


Poseidra, The Atlantean Dragon is our final card at our week long review of the new Realm of the Sea Emperor structure deck. A level 7 WATER/Sea-Serpent type monster with 2800 ATK and 1600 DEF. This is the trump card for the Atlanteans, and best used with Call of the Atlanteans...why? Because you can tribute 3 WATER monsters to special summon this card from your hand or graveyard. And when you do, you can return all spells and traps to their owners hand. If 3 or more cards are returned to the hand by this effect, all of your opponent's monsters they currently control lose 300 ATK for each card. Returning all spells and traps to the hand is pretty good, as it could save this card from getting hit with Mirror Force or Dimensional Prison. Having your opponent's monsters lose 300 ATK for each card returned if 3 or more cards are returned to the hand is alright, depending on the situation given. Overall, this is one of those cards that you really only need one of. A good card that does what it does well. What would make this worse is after this guy hits the field, is playing another Call of the Atlanteans. 
Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 3

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