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Malefic Rainbow Dragon
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned, except by removing from play 1 "Rainbow Dragon" from your hand or Deck. There can only be 1 face-up "Malefic" monster on the field. Other monsters you control cannot declare an attack. If there is no face-up Field Spell Card on the field, destroy this card.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
July 6, 2016
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Probably the worst card I've reviewed on this
site since Dark Artist (was that 2 years ago? wow,
I'm getting old fast). I ran Crystal Beasts
for several years since they came out. One
well understood rule was that Rainbow Dragon is a
terrible boss monster because it has steep summoning
requirements and you need to wait a turn for its
effects. There's so many reasons why the
Malefic version is bad. First of all, Malefic
Cyber End Dragon and Malefic Stardust Dragon both
are superior to this card (no matter what deck
you're using). Second this card forces you to
use Rainbow Dragon and there's serious potential
draw probability issues. It's a waste of deck
space, for both this card and RD. There's the
attacking restriction, the field spell restriction
and I can go on. But seriously, there are so
many better ways to put a big strong monster on the
Hello Pojo Fans,
Another version of Rainbow
Dragon today on CoTD: Malefic Rainbow Dragon.
Rainbow Dragon is a better
monster in my opinion than Malefic Rainbow. While
this card is easier to summon, you need a Field
Spell to be on the field or this card is destroyed.
Also, no other monsters can attack except this one.
On the other hand, Rainbow Dragon can pump its ATK
up during either turn, and can banish all "Crystal
Beast" monsters to shuffle back all cards on the
field to their respective decks. Malefic Rainbow can
have its upside though. Skill Drain can help aid
this card in staying on the field without a Field
Spell, as well as grant your other monsters attack
If you play Crystal Beast,
stick with Rainbow, don't bother with this monster.
Until Next Time,
I'm going to go with a 'no' for this card.
Malefic Rainbow Dragon is a Level 10 Dark
Dragon-type monster with 4000 Atk and 0 Def. It has
all the same problems as yesterday's card with none
of the benefits of being Level 8 or being a
Blue-Eyes monster. Even worse, this one can't be
Special Summoned by other ways. You would have to
banish Rainbow Dragon from your hand or Deck.
Regular BEWD is at least supported, but there hasn't
been support for regular Rainbow Dragon or Crystal
Beasts in general for years. Yesterday's card is
splashable, this one is not. Avoid.
Score: 2/5 Skill Drain makes it somewhat playable.
Art: 4/5 Dragons are awesome.
Continuing the Malefic theme, at least for
another day, we look at Malefic Rainbow Dragon.
So first off, ALL the lovely liabilities and
restrictions we saw in Malefic Blue-Eyes apply to
this card, and in terms of one, specifically being
able to remove the original from the Hand or Deck,
to Special Summon this, is a blessing. Playing
the original Rainbow Dragon is quite a task.
Like it's non-Malefic counterpart, MRD has 4000
attack and 0 defense, is a Dragon, and again (go
figure) of the Dark attribute. Yesterday I
said I wouldn't play Malefic Blue-Eyes in a Blue
Eyes Deck, as I felt it took too much away from the
Deck. It just wouldn't fit. Here, you
could honestly try an MRD in a Crystal Beast Deck,
if only because you're likely to have at least one
Field Magic card in it. Ancient City-Rainbow
Ruins is actually a great Field Magic card (as far
as they go). The only problem here obviously,
is despite the difficulty in summoning the original,
the original Rainbow Dragon is FAR superior to MRD.
I feel being Level 11 (as opposed to Malefic
Blue-Eyes 8) is a plus, in case you want to Synchro
it into something (or some other insane hard to
summon Monster) though that sort of defeats the
purpose of bringing out a Malefic Monster, no?
It's stronger than yesterday, has slightly cooler
art, but not really better.