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Dark Paladin's Yu-Gi-Oh! Dimension
Pharonic Guardian...IT'S BACK

2.24.06

Hello again to Pojo and Yugioh fans one and all! I've been being asked "What happened to the set reviews, are they coming back, etc..." So, here they are. We come back with a vengeance to review Pharonic Guardian.

As always, we start with the Secret Rares

Ring of Destruction

What do you want me to say about this nasty game finishing trap that burns us all inside? Ridiculously hyped then, and so good its banned now in the Advanced format.

Rating: 5/5 Then and Now

Lava Golem

Lava Golem is a very very unique burn monster that really only fits into his own deck type. He's not really that good, but he isn't that BAD either.

Rating: 3/5 then and now

Secret Rare Then Rating Average: 4/5
Secret Rare Now Rating Average: 4/5
Secret Rare Average: 4/5

Ultra Rares:

Great Dezard
Guardian Sphinx
Don Zaloog
Fushioh Richie
Helpoemer
Mystical Knight of Jackal
Byser Shock
Question
Rope of Life
Nightmare Wheel

Ok, first, we'll ignore the Ultra Rares that get instant 1/5 with good reason (Great Dezard, Guardian Sphinx, Fushioh Richie, Helpoemer, Byser Shock, Question, Rope of Life, Mystical Knight of Jackal) Bad, yes I know, but the vast majority of those do deserve it. The rest are the only ones you're likely to see in a competitve deck.

Don Zaloog

Again, what do you want me to say.

Rating Then: 5/5
Rating Now: 5/5 Still a kick-ass card

Nightmare Wheel

A real nice burn card, or Mask of the Acursed in trap form. Played for a bit upon release, but as time went by, so did people knowing about this card.

Rating Then: 4/5
Rating Now: 2.5/5

Ultra Rare Average Then: 2.65/5
Ultra Rare Average Now: 2.20/5
Ultra Rare Average: 2.43/5

Super Rares

Sasuke Samaurai
Book of Life
Mirage of Nightmare
Statue of the Wicked
Gravekeeper's Chief
Reaper on the Nightmare
Dark Room of Nightmare
Necrovalley
Barrel Behind the Door
Trap of Board Eraser

Sadly, we must again eliminate the 1/5 This leaves us with Mirage of Nightmare essentially, which of course gets a 5/5 in both. Necrovalley isn't horrible, but it, along with say, Book of Life need their own decks to be played successfully. On their own, the scores stand low.

Super Rare Average: 2/5

Notable Rares:

King Tiger Wanghu 3/5
Pyramid Turtle 4.5/5 (zombie)
Book of Moon 5/5 (restricted)
Newdoria 3/5
Spirit Reaper 4.5/5

Rare Average: 4/5

As a reference... :)

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:

Legend of BEWD set: 2.10/5 = C-
Metal Raiders set: 2.60/5 = C+
Magic Rulers set: 2.70/5 = C+
Pharoh's Servant set: 3.60/5 = B+
Labyrinth of Nighmare set: 3.60/5 = B+
Legacy of Darkness set: 3.77/5 = B+
Pharonic Guardian set: 3.5/5 = B-

Next, is Magician's Force, will any set get an A?

Please feel free to conatct me with anything @ tsearcy@lssu.edu

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

~Dark Paladin~

 


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