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Pojo's Duel Masters Card of the Day

necrodragon_galbazeek
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  Necrodragon Galbazeek
Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos

Card # DM32


Date Reviewed: 12.20.05

Constructed Average Rating: 1.6
Limited Average Rating: 2.8


Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.

 
Matrixzero Name: Necrodragon Galbazeek
Cost: 6
Race: Zombie Dragon
Civilization: Darkness
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Whenever this creature attacks, choose one of your shields and put it into your graveyard.
Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)
Flavor Text:
Its wingbeats whisper promises of doom.
Power: 9000
Mana Number: 1
Artist: Ryoya Yuki
Rarity: R
Collector Number: 32
Set: Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos

Civilization: One thing darkness likes to do is be very sucideal, and what better way to do so than destroy your shields when you attack.

Effect: For being a six cost he has an interesting effect. Not only do you get a 9000 double breaker, but you also get a race that at the current time has a lot of support. The drawback? Every time he attacks, wither it be on shields or a creature, you must destroy one of your shields if you have one. Kind of a double edge sword hun.

Cost: Your paying 6 mana for a 9000 power creature with double breaker, with the shield destroy draw back. So the way I see it your paying 6 mana for 6000 of the creatures power and double breaker, "As I see it double breaker is usually free with creatures with a cost of 6 or more and that have more than 6000 power", and the extra 3000 of his power comes from the drawback effect. So the main question really comes from if you really want that extra 3000 power but have to destroy one of your shields each time he attacks. Other than that he seems cost efficient.

Combos: Use Cocco Lupia to get him out turn 4, totto Pipicchi to give him speed attacker so he can do some damage when he comes out, or use him as evo bait for Überdragon Bajula, other than that I cant see much more use for him...

Constructed: 2/5 He's not worth it, the main deck you would play him in is Dragon and their are much better dragons to choose from, and his Destroy a shield draw back will most likely hurt you more than help you.
Limited: 3/5 in this format he's a soild attacker as long as your only using him to hit shields.
 
Fult

 

Intro: This is my first CoTD review, so I hope to get alot of feedback on anything you guys want to see put out there. I'll be here and there posting stuff for various DM websites on behalf of Steven Cantrell and Lee Sandow, two great DM duelists who have unfortunately run out of time and were round-house kicked by Chuck Norris - in the face. You can get my contact info on the fourms – my alias is Fult.
 
Dragons have been re-introduced through the newest set that has graced our presence, Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos. From this set we have seen a lot more dragon support and more evolution creatures. Today we’ll be checking out Necrodragon Galbazeek and how it stands up.
 
Name: Necrodragon Galbazeek
Cost: 6
Race: Zombie Dragon
Civilization: Darkness
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Whenever this creature attacks, choose one of your shields and put it into your graveyard.
Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)
Flavor Text:
Its wingbeats whisper promises of doom.
Power: 9000
Artist: Ryoya Yuki
Rarity: R
Collector Number: 32
Set: Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos
 
Civilization/Race: Zombie Dragon is a new race that has been introduced. There are only a few creatures that can evolve from him, and they are all in this set.
 
Cost: Necrodragon Galbazeek costs 6 mana to summon, which is not bad considering it’s a Double Breaker and is at 9000 power. Unfortunately, it’s going to be sitting out on the field for a turn before you can actually do some damage, so it’s open to kill spells, bounce and Corile.
 
Power: Necrodragon Galbazeek boasts a 9000 power, which is enough to pretty much take care of anything you’ll see out on the field in a competitive environment.
 
Abilities: Here’s where Necro’ really falls short of being played. Every time this creature attacks, you have to send one of your shields to the discard pile. So, basically, if you’re hitting one of their creatures it pretty much evens out card-advantage wise. If you go for their shields, you’re giving them two cards and you’re losing one. Either way, it’s not exactly something beneficial or even worth the creature’s power. I would not even consider this evolution-bait worthy. There are cheaper and overall better creatures to put in the place of this card.
 
Constructed overview:
 
I'm givin' it a 1.4 out of 5 in the Constructed format.
 
This card’s power is appealing due to the fact it can knock out Twincannon Skyterror’s and Bolmeteus Steel Dragon’s. But because the card’s cost is a little high, it makes it a target for spells such as Terror Pit, Vise, and that really annoying Cyber Lord… erm… oh yeah. Corile. If your looking for Dragon evolution bait, keep on looking,
 
Limited overview:
 
I'm givin' it a 2.6 out of 5 in the Limited format.
 
The card’s effect on your shields really hurts you in an Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos draft/sealed event. I would only consider putting 1 or two of these in as a support card for those stronger creatures you may see. Other then that, pass it on.
 
 
In the end? This is my first CoTD, so the composition of my reviewage is still underway. I look forward to the future :).
 
Ttyl, Fult

Sengoku the Buddha
Name: Necrodragon Galbazeek
Cost: 6
Race: Zombie Dragon
Civilization: Darkness
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Whenever this creature attacks, choose one of your shields and put it into your graveyard.
Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)
Flavor Text:
Its wingbeats whisper promises of doom.
Power: 9000
Mana Number: 1
Artist: Ryoya Yuki
Rarity: R
Collector Number: 32
Set: Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos

Art: Very nice and flowing. I had a chance to meet this artist the live tour in Westminster a year ago and her drawings only get better. She has drawn King Depthcon, King Benthos, Uberddragon Zaschack, creeping plague, and our all time favorite Bolshack dragon.

Power/Cost: This cards has got an amazing power to cost ration of 6 mana for 9,000 attack. This powerful dragon can literally cut through every blocker and only falls short to blockers that have to evolve to keep up with its massive power. However, with any darkness card such as bloody squito this awesome power usually is hindered by a nasty special ability of which ill discuss later on.

Civilization: In no condition do I see this being played in a normal deck, only dragon decks could truly make use of this card. Darkness contains very powerful and amazingly cheap dragons such as Galbazeek and Giland; however, if we look to the past this card is still much better than General Dark Fiend in its power to attack ratio. The dragon race makes Galbazeek a power driver to take out strong creatures or beaks shields in only rare and positively necessary situations. Since a dragon deck usually thrives with a few blockers it is usually safe to stick with darkness since cheap and powerful blockers come fast. For example: turn 2 you have two mana and summon bloody then turn three you summon Coco lupia with turn four summoning magma dragon melgar. This flow of creatures comes from utilizing green or black other than the almighty red.

Effect: Although, until now I have been chatting about Galbazeeks strengths; however in no way does it make him really that impressive. This creature is a double blade sword, and if used incorrectly you could be down shields faster than Santa delivers presents (only holiday reference in this article =) The key to to this dragon is to power through and suicide blockers such as Gran gran to allow other creatures like Jagalzor to smash a shield normally was prevented from doing. And if your opponent don't play blockers which is normally the down fall of quick dragon deck then you can take a breath and rampage all over the place with this DOUBLE BREAKER!

Limited: 4
This card is nice in limited version since the epic deck has almost no blockers and you would be able to summon it relatively fast it is good for smashing pesky creatures and reeking havoc on shields. However, never for get that it is a dragon and therefore able to evolve into any other dragon with the right mana combo. For example: Galbazeek into Abzo Dolba or Balis Gale or Bajula this list goes on.

Constructed: 5 (only if you play a dragon deck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
A duelist would be crazy in the membrane to use this creature in a darkness deck unless they somehow create a card that negates all sheild destruction; however, till that day comes strictly put this creature in your dragon deck with about 1 to 2 copies max. Stick to Giland and you'll be in great shape.

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