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Dark Paladin's Yu-Gi-Oh! Dimension
Pharoh's Servant--You got SERVED

8.02.05

Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all!

I will again apologize for the crappy pun in the title, I hope they get better, but no promises. Today brings me to the 4th installment of my set reviews.

We have now reached some of what people would consider the "Good Stuff."

Phaorh's Servant

As always, we start with the Secret Rares

Jinzo
Imperial Order

Jinzo was highly anticipated upon release and was (and continues to be) thrown into about every deck it possibly can. It is oftne the ONLY Machine found in decks.

Rating: 5/5 then and now, I believe is justified

Imperial Order was easily at least as anticipated, and it is currently on the Banned List in Advanced Format. This card could spell trouble and was used by almost as many people who used Jinzo.

Rating: 5/5 then and now, and this IS justified.

Secret Rare Ratings:

Secret Rare Average (Then): 5/5
Secret Rare Average (Now): 5/5
Average: 5/5

PSV Ultra Rares:

Chain Destruction
Call of the Haunted
Ceasefire
Premature Burial
Buster Blader
The Legnedary Fisherman
Thousand Eye Restrict
Goblin Attack Force
The Fiend Megacyber
Beast of Talwar

Just real quickly, Chain Destruction, The Fiend Megacyber, and Beast of Talwar get 1/5 for both forms. Sorry, but there isn't anything special about them.

Call of the Haunted/Premature Burial: I grouped these because the effects are the same, just one is a trap, one has an 800 lp cost. Both were welcome additions, even with Monster Reborn. MR is banned currently, so these are deck staples.

Rating (Then): 4.5/5
Rating (Now): 5.0/5

Ceasefire is an excellent trap I believe to be underrated, despite it IS restricted and it can be a game ending card, for you or the opponent.

Rating: 4/5 then and now

Buster Blader is a decent two tribute monster despite those monsters are NOT popular or usually worth using. It could take out BEWD and others upon it's release though.

Rating: 2.5/5 then and now

The Legendary Fisherman long story short is meant for A Legendary Ocean deck only where it gets a 4.5/5

Thousand Eye Restrict is so powerful and morphed from goats one too many times. I wish I saw more of him simply for what he can do. This guy can be trouble.

Rating: 3.5/5 then and now

Goblin Attack Force was great at the time because we were still in the days of 1800 Level 4 monsters being beatsticks. He is still in several CCWC decks today.

Rating (then): 5.0/5 Not as good as Jinzo or IO, but right up there.
Rating (now): 4.5/5

Ultra Rare Average (Then): 3.15/5
Ultra Rare Average (Now): 3.25/5
Ultra Rare Average: 3.20/5

PSV Super Rares:

Parasite Paracide
Graverobber
Dust Tornado
Mirror Wall
Backup Soldier
Magical Hats
Nobleman of Crossout
Fairy Meteor Crush
Limiter Removal
Gearfried the Iron Knight

Here's the deal here: Mirror Wall, Graverobber, Magical Hats, and Parasite Paracide get 1/5, I'm sorry.

Dust Tornado was a welcome addition to the destruction of spell and traps.
Used very widely today since we only have 1 MST instead of the
3 in this day.

Rating (Then): 3.5/5
Rating (Now): 5.0/5 It's this, Heavy Storm, Breaker, and 1 MST

Backup Soldier used only in Exodia then and now, but it can be useful to help replenish some wimpy resources in Weenie Rush if you want.

Exodia: 4.5/5 both forms

Nobleman of Crosscut was run in twos by anyone with ANY experience upon release. It's making a vengeful comeback today too.

Rating (then): 4.0/5
Rating (now): 4.5/5

Fairy Meteor Crush is one of my favorite spells since I absolutely adore trample. Not quite as good as Big Bang Shot in my opinion.

Rating: 3.0/5 both formats

Limiter Removal is Machine tech, and for good reason. It can be disastorous, deadly trouble.

Rating: 4.5/5 both formats (machine only)

Gearfried the Iron Knight was King for a little bit amongst the other 1800 level 4 monsters at the time. Even being a Warrior, he's not to Kingly now being EARTH which isn't Chaos friendly.

Rating (then): 4.0/5
Rating (now): 2.0/5

Super Rare Average (then): 2.75/5
Super Rare Average (now): 2.70/5
Super Rare Average: 2.72/5

Rares worth mentioning:

Prohibition is a decent card, but being permanent has a bit of a downfall.
Not allowing a card to be played is cool though.

3.0/5 both formats

Morphing Jar #2 can be quite deadly as well, but it can be one of those card that can give you OR the opponent the advantage. Be careful.

4.0/5 both formats

Dimensionhole is a nifty magic card that can remove one of your monsters to save or one of your opponents to allow a strike on them. A fun and annoying card to use.

3.0/5 both forrmats

Gravity Bind is in use now as it was then as a staple in your stall decks.
A very annoying trap and it you can't deal with it, it will be a problem.

4.5/5 Stall in both formats

3.75/5 Rare Average

Pharoh's Servant Set Rating: (Then): 3.66/5
Pharoh's Servant Set Rating: (Now): 3.55/5
Pharoh's Servant Set Rating Average: 3.60/5 = B+

As a reference, here is the grading scale as to where the score lands the set grade wise.

4.6-5.0 = A

4.1-4.5 = A-

3.6-4.0 = B+

3.1-3.5 = B-

2.6-3.0 = C+

2.1-2.5 = C-

1.6-2.0 = D+

1.1-1.5 = D-

1.0 or lower = uh-oh

On a quick Recap

Pharoh's Servant set: 3.60/5 = B+
Legend of BEWD set: 2.10/5 = C-
Metal Raiders set: 2.60/5 = C+
Magic Rulers set: 2.70/5 = C+

Next time, we'll be reviewing Labyrinth of Nightmare, and I can't wait.
Please feel free to e-mail me about anythin @ tsearcy@lssu.edu

Until next time, you stay classy, Planet Earth :)

~Dark Paladin~

 


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