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Run-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
"Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" + 1 Spellcaster-Type monster
If this card was Fusion Summoned using a Pendulum Summoned monster(s) on the field as Fusion Material, it is unaffected by your opponent's card effects this turn. Apply the appropriate effect, depending on the original Level of the monster used as Fusion Material that was not "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon".
● Level 4 or lower: This card can make up to 2 attacks on monsters during each Battle Phase.
● Level 5 or higher: This card can make up to 3 attacks on monsters during each Battle Phase.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Feb. 4, 2015
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Run-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
This card has good stats and good effects but it's
victim to Fusion Summoning being an inherently bad
mechanic that -1's or -2's the player.
Being unaffected by opponent's cards on the
turn of summon makes it a bit of a safe bet.
It can make multiple attacks, but it can only
attack monsters – not directly.
So, it's not easy to OTK with and it's
dependent on your opponent having a swarm.
If there was an easier way of summoning it, it would
Until then, I'd wait on this one.
In the mid-week, we come to Rune-Eyes Pendulum
Dragon. This is a Fusion Monster, specifically
of Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and a Spellcaster Type
Monster. Odd-Eyes isn't a particularly great
Monster, effect or Pendulum wise, but that doesn't
mean this guy isn't good. Dragon and Dark are
well supported, Level 8 is a moot enough point in a
Fusion Monster, and the 3000 attack is great. 2000
defense is low for a Level 8, but it's not awful.
Rune-Eyes is immune to opponent card effects the
turn it's Fusion Summoned if you used a Pendulum
Summoned Monster for the Fusion, and it also gains
the following effect based on the level of the other
Fusion Monster. If said Monster was Level 4 or
lower, Rune can attack up to twice during a Battle
Phase, and if it's 5 or higher, it can attack up to
3 times a Battle Phase. I think he CAN be
good, as he likely needs his own Deck focused around
obviously himself and Odd-Eyes, but if you can get
this guy out, he can win you a game. That's
worth a build I think
Hello Pojo Fans,
Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon makes a return to CoTD in
fusion form. Rune-Eyes Pendulum Dragon has all the
right stuff on the surface to be a good monster:
strong ATK and DEF, DARK-Attribute, Dragon-Type,
there's a lot of support for this monster going
You can sub in a different monster using monsters
like King of The Swamp, as well as summon this card
with Dragon's Mirror. but it isn't out of reach to
use what this card lists for its materials for
summon. A level 4 or lower allows for another
attack, while Level 5 or higher grants you three
attacks. Shaddolls come to mind as the Spellcaster-Type
With its strong attack, the prospect of three
attacks a turn sounds very tempting. Rune-Eyes will
mow down almost anything in the game and can
overpower monsters that protect themselves once or
even twice per turn in battle. Rune can protect
itself the turn it is summoned if the other monster
used in the Fusion Summon was Pendulum Summoned.
While setting up the Pendulum Summon alongside the
Fusion Summon will take up resources it will be
worth it if attacking three times the turn Rune hits
the field. A 3000ATK monster, unaffected by your
opponents card effects for a turn, attacking 3 times
could be game-ending.
Easier to summon than other fusions, plenty of
support behind it, and the ability to OTK the
opponent if done right, Rune-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
isn't a bad monster, but needs some dedication to
Until Next Time
Rune-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Rune-Eyes is harder to summon than its counterpart,
Beast-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, but it’s not too great
of a monster to be summoning in return. It’s still
relatively decent and accessible, unlike some of the
evolutions for Protagonist’s boss monsters (I’m
looking at you, Dark Sage) but honestly, it isn’t
great when compared with the cards this game as a
whole has in it.
The effect to be able to attack multiple times
depending on the level of the Spellcaster-Type
Fusion material is rather neat, but still rather
limited due to having to attack monsters. I do think
it’s rather strange that they removed the effect
that allows it to attack 5 times per battle phase if
it used a level 7 or higher Fusion material.
Whenever Konami does something like that, it’s
completely mystifying – it’s not like that effect
would break the card (it still wouldn’t even be
decent) but it’s still absent. In the anime, you
could also summon it using any Pendulum Dragon
monster, but you can’t do that in the real game
Other than that it’s pretty neat that you can summon
it with Pendulum monsters to make it immune to
everything for the turn you summon it, this effect
is an improvement to the anime card, and a welcome
one, but since the immunities only last until the
end of the turn, it’s not going to turn Rune-Eyes
into some fearsome boss monster.
Other than that I guess there isn’t much to say. I
guess it’s cool how it’s sort of synergetic with
Performapals, since Yuya used it in the anime, but
unless you just want to clear a field, there’s
generally no reason why you’d actually want to
summon it. Adding something like Fusion Substitute
(which is better to use with Rune-Eyes since you
always want the immunity effect anyway) might make
the deck brick more, which is something you don’t
really want especially considering how poor all
round Performapals are as a deck right now on their