Thursday, 30 September 2010

Yu-Gi-Oh Card Review: Cursed Armaments

Today, i decided to review a card that you might not have heard, but probably pulled it from a pack and did not bother to read it. If that's the case, then look through your pile of commons and look for it. The card i'm reviewing for today is Cursed Armaments.

What is your mom's face doing on a Yu-Gi-Oh card?

This card has a very good effect, and is worth putting in many decks. You equip it to a monster your opponent controls and it loses 600 atk for every monster you control. When it is sent from the field to the graveyard, you can equip it back onto any monster your opponent controls.

2 very good effects right there. The first effect means the monster equipped with the card will lose a good amount of attack points as long as you keep your monster card zones filled up with your minions. With 5 monsters on your side of the field, your opponents monster will lose 3000 ATTACK. Thats enough to reduce a Blue Eyes White Dragon all the way to nothing. And with a card that relies on the amount of monsters you control, spamming tokens via Dandylion, Phantom Skyblaster or Scapegoat is a quick way to bring their big monsters down.

Its second effect is what makes it an amazing card. if its sent from the field to the graveyard, it equips itself back to another monster. Whether it be by destroying the equipped monster by battle, or by effect, the card can just equip itself onto another monster. That way, if your opponent has 2 or more giant beatsticks to your slightly weaker monster, you can attack and destroy one without worrying about being beaten by the second monster on their turn. And since it comes back every time, mystical space typhoon and dust tornado are wasted on it.

With it being an equip card, it can be retrieved from the deck or graveyard by Hidden Armory or from your graveyard by Fairy of the Spring. And since it is a spell card, its faster than a trap.

But this card does have a few downsides. If you destroy the opponents monster equipped with the card, and it was the only monster your opponent controls, it will stay in the graveyard and you wont be able to get it back on the field by its effect. Secondly, there is a lot of removal around which limits you to 1 or 2 monsters on the field at once before the next removal. This can make getting the monsters needed to reduce the opponent monster's attack low a difficulty.

But in a deck that relies on equip cards, this card is a staple. In other decks, this card can still be a devastating tech.

Try it. You will be pleasantly surprised!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Yu-Gi-Oh Card Review: Scrap Dragon

Hey. With the DuelistRevolution, we have been introduced to the new Scrap Archetype. This archetype specialises around bringing back its comrades from the graveyard when they are destroyed, so you never run out of them!

But one monster stands out above the rest. It does not even need to be kept in its own archetype. Im talking of course about Scrap Dragon

So thats where my dishwasher went...

Its effect is something quite special. Once a turn, you can select and destroy one card you control and one card your opponent controls. when its destroyed, you can special summon one non-synchro scrap monster from your graveyard.

Now these effects are both good. With scrap chimera, this card is extremely easy to bring out. Its first effect and the fact that it does not require any specific tuners or non-tuners means that you can put it into your extra deck regardless of what deck you play.

With cards like dandylion, card trooper or hero's medal, you can destroy your own cards without losing advantage!

Its second effect ties in perfectly with the scrap theme. You can use its first effect to destroy your opponents monster and this card, then special summon another scrap and attack directly.

This card will see more play in the next few months. Look out for this card in extra decks near you!