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

Top 10 Cosmo Blazer Cards:

#7 - Lightning Chidori

- #CBLZ-EN052 

2 Level 4 WIND monsters When this card is Xyz Summoned: Target 1 Set card your opponent controls; return that target to the bottom of the Deck. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; return that target to the top of the Deck.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.25
Advanced: 3.88 

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

Date Reviewed - Jan. 31, 2013

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Today we look at one powerful XYZ Monster for a Wind player in Lightning Chidori.  Lightning Chidori is Rank 4, and of the Wind attribute, with 1900 attack and 1600 defense, both of which I'd consider low for a Rank 4 Monster.  Also notice that this Monster is XYZ Summoned with two Level 4 Wind Monsters.  A really well put together Wind Deck, (ignoring either Format, even considering Yata in Traditional) is possible to achieve.  
Obviously, although perhaps not the most competitive, a Harpie Deck comes to mind.  Wind Monsters, as a whole, aren't the most easy to come by Monsters in Yugioh sadly.  Continuing on, Lightning Chidori has two effects.  First, when XYZ Summoned, you target one card your opponent controls, (no specification as to Monster, Magic, Trap, or face-up/down) and said card returns to the bottom of your opponent's Deck.  There's some power, and I can see that really disrupting your opponent's strategy.
Secondly, by discarding an XYZ Material from Lightning Chidori, you can target a card your opponent controls, this time face-up, and return it to the opponent's Deck.  This time, the card goes to the top of the Deck, as opposed to the bottom, but that can still be a real hindrance to your opponent. Sometimes recycling is as good, if not, better than, destroying.  It just depends on what you are able to recycle.  I can overlook the fairly low attack and defense, but the two Wind Monsters for an XYZ Summon really hurts.

Traditional:  2/5 
Advanced:  3.25/5 
Art:  5/5

John Rocha

Today’s card is Lightning Chidori. It is a Xyz monster that is attribute specific in that it requires two level 4 Wind monsters. Like the card we reviewed yesterday, there aren’t many decks that can use Chidori. We have Dragon, Gladiator Beast, Harpie, Heraldic Beast, and Phantom Beast Plane decks that can support Chidori currently. You could also build a deck that is a hybrid with Wind in it like a Dark Simorgh deck with Rescue Rabbit and Luster Dragon. Of course we still have future sets that have yet to be released. Sense the current sets are all being released with an attribute theme, I would imagine that we will see a Wind based set in the near future.
Lightning Chidori has a pretty nifty plus two effect to it that can dispose of a set card and a face up card of your opponents. What is pretty nifty is that the set card goes to the bottom and the face up card to the top of the deck. This is probably do to the fact that it is a Wind monster and Raiza the Storm Monarch is a Wind and it bounces back to the deck. In fact, it looks like a lot of Wind monsters like to bounce things. FYI. Those abilities usually result in an open field and a direct attack for 1900 life points. 1900 life points is not a lot and will probably require a lot of protection to keep it around for more than one turn. However, Lightning Chidori would have already done its damage and served its purpose.
There are a lot better Rank 4 monsters in the game than Lightning Chidori and they are not attribute dependant. Lightning Chidori just gives your Wind decks another option for a given situation.
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5


Welcome to another exciting episode of Pojo’s Card of the Day! For our 7th card on the list, we shall be covering another amazing card that has been seeing a lot of hype due to the next set, let’s take a look at Lightning Chidori!
Lightning Chidori
Rank 4, Wind, Thunder
2 Level 4 WIND monsters
When this card is Xyz Summoned: Target 1 Set card your opponent controls; return that target to the bottom of the Deck. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; return that target to the top of the Deck.
This card has quite a few perks to it about some of the other xyz monsters we have! Let’s take a look at the effect first before the other parts.
So when it’s xyz summoned; you can return a set card your opponent controls to the bottom of the deck; and then you can use its regular effect to return a face-up card they control to the top of their deck. So, for an xyz summon you get to spin two cards. Spinning is the new destruction now a days as many people want cards in their grave to re-use or abuse. No one wants their cards returned back to the deck really.
However… the only good thing about this card is the effect. For a rank 4, 1900 is quite low. Maestroke can get away with it due to having self-protection. Then, Chidori has another issue of requiring two wind-monsters, a very unpopular attribute in terms of support. Luckily, the new Harpies in the next set help to fix this! However, we will discuss this card more in depth when those are released.
If you do want a card that can easily abuse this card, I suggest looking into the Heraldic Beasts! It’s pretty easy to summon when using Aberconway and twin-headed eagle; and can be a +2 when summoned when using Advanced Heraldry Art.
Advanced: 4
The card is simply amazing and has the potential to be quite game-breaking once the new wind-cards are released.

Traditional: 2.5
What wind-monsters would you run in Traditional? I will give this card a bit higher rating as Harpies COULD be decently played in Traditional as they have ways of searching Feather Duster
Art: 4.5
Beautiful artwork. I would have to say one of the best artworks out of this set.
Pojo’s Rank:  7th
Mine: 3rd

Today we are going to look at card number 7 on our Cosmo Blazer top ten list: “Lightning Chidori”
“2 Level 4 WIND monsters
When this card is Xyz Summoned: Target 1 Set card your opponent controls; return that target to the bottom of the Deck. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; return that target to the top of the Deck.”
I believe this card has a lot of hype (most of it is well deserved). The first, and foremost, use of this card is going to be in Harpy Lady (Harpy) decks. With all the new support coming out for them, it just makes Lightning Chidori (LC) even better.  And, along with giving harpies a new boss monster, this card also gives anything that can spam level 4 wind monsters a solid advantage engine. Not to mention that both Hysteric Party and Elegant Egotist let you instantly summon him.

Outside of the Harpy deck there is a huge list of ways to bring him out: Heraldic Beasts can use Advanced Heraldry Art and Heraldic Beast Aberconway, Heraldic Beast Berners Falcon, or Heraldic Beast Twin-Headed Eagle. Gladiator beasts can bring him out if you can get off Gladiator Beast Secutor's effect. (You can use him to summon either Gladiator Beast Bestiari or Gladiator Beast Equeste and Xyz Summon this card using Secutor and that monster.) You can also revive Secutor with Debris Dragon to Xyz Summon this card. You can even use it in a Rescue Rabbit deck that runs Harpies Brother or Luster Dragon.Now summoning strategy aside, let’s look closer at Him. LC is not going to win a game of fisticuffs with most decks; however you’re not really playing him for his attack. His effect is where he really shines. Not only will he bounce any set card to the bottom of the deck (Keeping it far and away), once per turn you can detach a material and spin (return to the top of the deck) 1 face up card your opponent controls. Effects like this can EASILY win games. Don’t want to hit mirror force? Summon LC and give yourself a clear shot at the life, or spin a set monster and not have to worry about running over a Sangan or into Ryko.

So overall we have a solid XYZ monster with a killer effect that gives a new breath to Harpy decks and all sorts of other decks that have fallen to the wayside. I really like when Konami releases cards like this to revive interest in older, less played archetypes and general give a booster shot to the health of the game.

 Advanced: 5/5
Traditional: 3/5


Hey pojo readers Shadowlaw back again for a card review.  Today we have lightning Chidori.  This guy is a rank 4 wind element (to be heavily supported soon) thunder monster.  It can only be done by overlaying two lvl 4 wind monsters.  So on to stats, this guy isn't winning any awards with steelswarm roach like numbers 1900 atk and 1600 def.  But clearly this isn't an ultra rare worth 14 a pop for nothing and that price is going to go up once the next set comes out.  Chidori has two effects and both are great.  First once he's summoned you can take an opponents card and send it to the bottom of the deck.  That's great get rid of a face down threat and rest assured you won't see it again for a while.  Then by detaching a material it becomes a cost free back to square one and sends a  face up card to the top of the deck.  All in all if your opponent has both targets and likely they will this is a 1900 plus one whenever you want it.  Personally i think this card is amazing and will be a major reason why wind decks do well later this year.  Get ready to stare this little ball of thunder down a lot. 

traditional: 2.5/5 not light/dark=no love
Advanced 4/5 this is more for future impact which this will make
art: 3/5 if sauske had a pet............


 Now we are going to review Number 7 on the Cosmo Blazer List.  Here we have another card that is just like Yesterday’s Card of the Day.  It isn’t too impressive at the moment but it will probably be better in the future.

Lightning Chidori

Attribute: Wind
Type: Thunder/Xyz/Effect
Rank 4 

2 Level 4 WIND monsters
When this card is Xyz Summoned: Target 1 Set card your opponent controls; return that target to the bottom of the Deck. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; return that target to the top of the Deck. 

This is a card that isn’t too great right now because there aren’t really any great decks that can summon this card.  You might be able use it in a mist valley deck but that is about it.  This card really becomes good when the new harpie cards are released in The Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy booster pack.  They can summon this xyz quickly and make good use of its effect.  

 I don’t think this card is the best card of this set because of its low stats, but the fact that you can  bounce a set card right off of this card’s summon is pretty good.  The set card even goes back to the bottom of your opponent’s deck so you can bounce Rykos, Snowman Eaters, and facedown spells or traps.  This effect can win some games and save you in many situations.  What makes this card really good is its effect that lets you bounce a face-up card on your opponent’s side of the field back to the top of their deck.  I like this effect because you can use it on monsters to make your opponent draw dead next turn.  This effect reminds me of Raiza the Storm Monarch’s effect. 

Advanced: 2.5/5

- I don’t see this card being very good right now.  This is the rating for this card in the present.  In the future I would probably give this a higher rating but it’s just not that good right now. 

Traditional:  1/5

-It is hard to summon it here.  It isn’t light or dark so it probably isn’t worth using in this format.  

Art: 2/5

-I’m unimpressed by this card’s art.  I just don’t think it’s very good.  It kind of looks like something my little cousin can draw.  The art still isn’t horrible though. 


Today's Card of the Day review is #7 of the Top 10 Cosmo Blazer lists: Lightning Chidori.
This Rank 4 Xyz Monster requires the use of 2 LV4 Wind-type Monsters. It comes out with a so-so 1900 ATK but it comes with 2 pretty good effects considering it is coming from your Extra Deck so you don't have to draw it to make use of it.
This card can be brought out in a variety of ways. Due to the Field Spell, Divine Wind of Mist Valley, you can easily Xyz Summon this card out with a combination of 2 Genex Blastfan, Mist Valley Soldier, or Mist Valley Falcon. You can easily do this in Harpies esp. with almost every monster in the archetype being a LV4 WIND Winged-Beast. You can even use this in Rescue Rabbit-based builds with Nin-Ken Dog and Luster Dragon.
So this card is somewhat splashable.
The 1st effect is straight-forward but devastating.
"When this card is Xyz Summoned: Target 1 Set card your opponent controls; return that target to the bottom of the Deck."
Simply put, this is an Trigger Effect. Once you Xyz Summon this card, either a Set monster or a Set backrow is going back into your opponent's deck. Even worse, it goes to the bottom so if you hit a card that they can't chain off of, like Mirror Force, then they will take an immediate -1 and you don't have to worry about seeing that card anytime soon afterwards since it is parked as the last card in your opponent's deck. That will be a pain to get back without directly searching for it.
Nice, short, sweet.....but insanely powerful.
It's 2nd effect is just as powerful and could even hurt more than the 1st one, depending on the situation.
"Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; return that target to the top of the Deck."
This is an Ignition Effect. Keep in mind that they are 2 different effects and they do work completely from each other even though that should be obvious.
What that effect does is the almost exact opposite of the 1st effect. Now you get to use an old term called the "spin" mechanic. This is used back when Raiza the Storm Monarch and Phoenix Wing Wind Blast was both meta-relevant cards. What the "spin" mechanic does is that the targeted card goes back to the top of your deck.
Therefore, with this effect, just detach an Xyz Material, target a face-up card, spin it back to your opponent's deck. This can do a lot of things. First of all, it gets rid of the card in question off the board so that is a +1 for you right there. Secondly, depending on the returned card, your opponent can't do much with it, making his next draw a complete waste esp. since you know what card he drew that turn. That gives you another turn to do even more damage and 1900 ATK direct attacks can add up fast.
Third, this card can target any CARD on the field.
Royal Decree annoying you? Spin it away.
Need Macro Cosmos/Dimensional Fissure off the board for one turn? Good bye, you pain in the back side.
Black Luster Soldier stopping you from getting rid of your opponent's remaining 1500 Life Points? Go away!
Lastly, this can also deal with Extra Deck monsters. Stardust Dragon can't stop this. Neither can Thought Ruler Archfiend. Wind-Up Zenmaines can't help but to be blown away and even Number 39: Utopia will be helpless against its raging winds. While your opponent won't have to deal with an bad draw phase next turn, getting rid of annoying threats no matter what they are is too good of a deal otherwise.
Even better, if it lives to see another turn, you can simply do it again. It controls the game, forces your opponent to be more aggressive possibly walking into an obvious trap, and it forces out very bad decisions that can end a stalemate and win the game for you.
This is one of the best WIND support cards that can be given without being outright broken. Konami deserves props for this card design.
Advanced Format: 4.5/5 (If it had a little more ATK, say 200 ATK, it would have been a perfect score. Still, this card deserves a lot of attention when the next set is released.)

Traditional Format: 3.5/5 (Low ATK but very flexible. I'm sure it will be of value there as well. After all, bouncing a BEUD summoned by Cyber-Stein got to give you some brownie points after all.


Lightning Chidori

Wind/Thunder/Xyz/Effect/Rank 4/1900/1600

2 Level 4 WIND monsters

When this card is Xyz Summoned: Target 1 Set card your opponent controls; return that target to the bottom of the Deck. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up card your opponent controls; return that target to the top of the Deck.

Number 7 on the POJO top 10 from Cosmo Blazer is Lightning Chidori. Lightning Chidori seems to love sending cards back to the deck which is always a really good way of annoying your opponent. First of when it’s Xyz Summoned it can send a set card to the bottom of the deck; this is a very good effect especially if it happens to be a monster, while once per turn it can send a face up card to the top of the deck, which is also very good as it will either delay your opponent for give them a dead draw. Sadly Lightning Chidori isn’t perfect, first is it low stats for a Rank 4 means that you are likely to get it’s effect once before the opponent destroys it and also Why is it Wind/Thunder? It seems like a strange combo and it might have been better if it was a Winged Beast.

Overall Lightning Chidori is a good card with really good effects, just a shame about it’s low stats.

Traditional: 3.5/5

Advanced: 4/5


Today's card name made me think it was for one thing, but it is entirely for another, that makes me sad. Lightning Chidori is a card that swoops in and can clear out an unprotected field real quick. A WIND/Thunder type that needs 2 level 4 WIND monsters to summon. As soon as it's Xyz summoned, you get to target 1 set card your opponent controls and whoosh it back to the bottom of their deck. Once per turn, you can detach an Xyz material to do the same to a face up card your opponent controls, but it gets put back on the top of their deck. If your opponent has a big monster with specific summoning conditions and a face down card such as Mirror Force, Lightning Chidori can clear the field and strike for 1900 with no problem. Debris Dragon can work well with this card if you summon the right monster. But the one deck that came to mind right away that can benifit from Lightning Chidori was Harpies, seeing how they are getting major support in the next set. This card has potential, just not right now.
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 3.5

Angelic Nightmare
Had this at #2 on his Top 10 List

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