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If this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: Inflict damage to your opponent equal to half the original ATK of that monster in the Graveyard.
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July 20, 2014
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Welcome to Thursday of Space-Time Showdown Week!
Today we'll be reviewing a bad card that is
nothing like its much superior Pendulum Monster
This card may have been semi-decent 10 years ago (if
that). In an era of archetypes, this card doesn't
really seem to fit in any deck as it does nothing
that would help any archetype. With an overall lack
of effects, its quite a bland card. Usually
competitive big monsters have an effect which grants
you card advantage or an effect which locks the
opponent down or takes away from their card
advantage. This card does no such thing. All its
effect does is a little bit of burn (realistically,
up to 1200 damage). Even "burn" decks have 100
Not worth the double-tribute at all and there's so
many better monsters out there that you could be
Power – 1/5 ; It has somewhat high ATK and inflicts effect damage.
This is what newer players tend to think
Versatility – 1/5 ; This
card screams dead-draw if anything.
And there's not a single situation in which I
would want it.
1/5 ; Two tributes is a far-too-high cost for a
monster that does nothing important.
Card Advantage –
1/5 ; It lacks an effect that would either plus you
or minus your opponent.
Speed – 1/5 ; Waiting until you have two-tributes takes up too much
And there's no exclusive ways to Special Summon
Traditional – 1/5 ; Need I
Advanced – 1/5 ; If it were in the set
Labyrinth of Nightmare, it may have gotten a 2.
Mechanic Design – 1/5 ; Really lazy card
– 3/5 ; The dragon itself is bland and awkwardly
posed, but the background is quite nice.
This card sucks!
Don't bother with it.
Odd-Eyes Dragon is the premier
boss monster of the newest Yu-Gi-Oh protagonist,
Yuya Sakaki. This card bares some striking
similarities to Dark Magician and Yugi in the sense
that it has similar stats of 2500 attack and some
what similar defense of 2100 to Dark Magicians 2000.
Also, both Odd-Eyes Dragon and Dark Magician are
level 7, and dark type. It is also quite
coincidental how Odd- Eyes Dragon is a Dragon type
and he turns into Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon through
Spellcaster type monsters, which is what Dark
Magician was, complimenting the original Dragon
theme of Blue Eyes White Dragon as well.
As far as useful effect monsters go, however,
Odd-Eyes Dragon is one weak card. And he completely
lacks necessity unlike his counter part, Odd-Eyes
Pendulum Dragon which will debut in Duelist
Alliance. Being level 7 means 2 tributes to summon
him, and 2500 attack is very low. The effect to
inflict half the original attack of the destroyed
monster which is sent to the graveyard by this card
is pitiful at best as well since that is a lofty
amount of requirements in order to activate, and
even when it does resolve it is a weak effect which
halves the damage of the attack value when it could
of just used the full value itself and still not
been overpowered by any means.
In other words, this card is just garbage. And only
fun for fans of the anime, not for fans of the game
of Duel Monsters.
Mechanic Design-1.5/5 (Boring, weak, and simple
effect that lacks any usefulness.)
Continuing our look at the new Super Starter:
Space-Time Showdown deck; we look at Odd-Eyes Dragon
and not Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon that’s a complete
different monster. Odd-Eyes Dragon was Yuya’s trump
card until it transformed in Odd-Eyes Pendulum
Dragon. Odd-Eyes Dragon and the Ultra Rare Dark Hole
(reviewed tomorrow) are the two guaranteed cards
from the Super Starter Power-Up Pack which comes
with the Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown deck.
Statwise it is a DARK/Dragon which is good with 2500
ATK and 2000 DEF both are acceptable for a level 7
and consistent with a Main Hero monster.
Effectwise it has an effect similar to another Main
Hero monster, Elemental HERO Flame Wingman, but in
this case it only does damage equal to half the
original ATK instead of all the attack. Still with
2500 ATK it can make a decent bit of use with its
effect. Of course you can use your two Magician
Pendulum Monsters to summon this card, thought you
are probably going to wait for its Pendulum Counter
Overall a pretty average dragon, nothing massively
wrong with this card but this won’t see much play as
everyone will be going for Odd-Eyes Pendulum
I feel I should mention that this is not the
Odd-Eyes I was talking about previously. This is
actually junk in the form of a cartoony dragon on
cardboard. Truly a work of fart. Get it? Because "of
art" sounds like "of fart" I was able to use that
pun and because it is a pun it is automagically
funny. That's how humor works, right?
What Konami expects is for you to say "Oh hey, this
is Level 7 so I can Pendulum Summon it with the
magicians!" That isn't what you should be saying.
It's generally accepted that if a high level monster
can't summon itself, and doesn't have a massively
powerful effect if to justify that, it's junk.
Pendulum makes them slightly more playable junk, but
they're still junk. You see, Pendulums by being Main
Deck monsters carry more inconsistency than Xyz and
Synchros. You can't depend on them to allow you to
summon a monster. This iteration of Odd-Eyes is bad,
so wait for the Pendulum Dragon.
If you’ve heard people talking about that awesome
new Odd-Eyes Dragon monster, I guarantee they aren’t
talking about this one. They’re probably talking
Pendulum Dragon, which is coming out in
Alliance. This Odd-Eyes Dragon is anything but
awesome. In fact, it’s pretty bad.
Being Level 7 is already a red flag, especially when
the monster has no way of Special Summoning itself;
Tributing two monsters just doesn’t cut it these
days, especially on a monster that has no means of
protecting itself. Its stats are pretty subpar as
well: 2500 ATK and 2000 DEF is not terribly
difficult to get over anymore, with the large amount
of monsters in recent times that can surpass that
Odd-Eyes Dragon’s effect is one we’ve seen quite a
few times by now; it’s nearly identical to that of
Elemental HERO Flame Wingman, except it only deals
damage equal to half the monster’s original ATK. So
they took an effect from 2004 and made it weaker.
Now, I haven’t watched
(seeing as I still have yet to finish
but from what I’ve heard, this is the original form
of Yuya’s ace monster, before it transformed into
its Pendulum form. I guess that explains why it
seems subpar, as this isn’t even its final form.
Still, it doesn’t change the fact that the card is
terribly underwhelming by today’s standards. In
fact, it probably would have been underwhelming ten
I’d pass on this one. Unless you are just now
getting into Yu-Gi-Oh!, this card is definitely not worth it.