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Pojo's Duel Masters Card of the Day

bolmeteus_steel_dragon
Image from Wizards Duel Master site

  Bolmeteus Steel Dragon
Stomp-a-trons

Card # DMS7


Date Reviewed: 02.15.05

Constructed Average Rating: 4
Limited Average Rating: 3.37


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

 
Lee Sandow
Surpised to see me?  Well, let me be the first to say this:  College is a royal pain in the behind.  It takes all my time from DM!  Well, I've found time, and I figure the best way to get my foot back in the door is to start doing COTD again.  And it looks like I picked a good day to return, since we're reviewing a card that screwed me (and many others I'm sure) over at nationals.
 
Bolmeteus Steel Dragon

Cost:  7

Civilization:  Fire

Card Type:  Creature
Race:  Armored Dragon

  • Double Breaker.
  • Whenever this creature breaks a shield, send that shield directly to the graveyard.

Flavor Text:  With a roar of triumph, this mighty creature decended on the game of Duel Masters.

Power: 7000

Mana Generated: 1

Rarity:  Super Rare

Card Number:  S7/S10
Set:  Stomp-a-Trons of Invincible Wrath
 
He was heavily anticipated in the days leading up to Stomp-a-Trons, and he saw alot of play at nats (from the people who OWNED a copy, anyways).  So, is he still any good
 
Civilization/Race:  He's a big fatty from Fire.  The Fire civilization likes fatties, especially their dragons.  This guy is an Armored Dragon, which means he has a LOT of evolutions, but you'll pretty much NEVER want to use him for that purpose.  Dragons also have a LOT of support, namely the Fire Birds and other nonsense from Epic Dragons.  Of course, there are also a lot of cards that hurt dragons, but who plays those in the main deck anyways?
 
Cost:  Seven mana is a lot for a fire deck, which likes to overextend early game with weenie creatures.  This guy is used to best effect in a deck with some mana accel, so he can hit the field fast.  Is he overcosted, though?  No my friend, he is not. 
 
Power:  Bolmeteus packs a solid 7000 power.  Capable of running over Merfolks, Ripped-Hides, and just about any commonly played cards that isn't named Fighter Dual Fang, he's not going to lose battle much.  His high power level also leaves him immune to most kill spells that target by power level.  Burst Shot, Searing Wave, Volcanic Arrows, none of these can touch him.
 
Ability(s):  In the manner of being a fattie, he has double breaker.  Thus, with a single attack, your opponent loses two shields.  Normally, this might be a bad thing since it gives them hand advantage, except...
 
Bolmeteus has another ability.  Any shields he destroys go directly to the grave.  Thus, no shield trigger, no hand advantage, no worries.  This is really a striaght forward ability that I needn't gush on, but it is important that you understand that this single abiity is what makes him simply GODLY.
 
Now that we've looked at these stats, let's see how they stack up!
 
Constructed Overview:  He's amazing.  It's just that simple.  As a stand alone card, he already kicks some major butt, and in a proper deck (be it Blu/Blk/Red control, a dragon deck, or any deck needing a solid fattie), he's amazing.  Only really good kill spells will nail him (and if your opponent doesn't have any handy, you're in luck), and most monster effects (save Corile) won't effect him.  Definately a powerhouse card, that will likely see play just about forever.  Or maybe not, who knows?  4.5/5
 
Limited Overview:  If you summon him, and you are able to keep your own shields protected, your opponent is just SCREWED.  Nothing else to say.  If you pull him, you'd better use him.  Oh, and if you're drafting for rarity, he should also be a top choice.  5/5
 
Well all, it's nice to be back.  I'll try to do this more often.  I'm gonna try to be at worlds 2006, but I still need an invite, so we'll see how that turns out.  Feel free to e-mail me any time at rebellee1187@msn.com.  Till then, keep dueling.  Kettou Da!
 
Friday:  Your opponent is literally screwed.
 

Matrixzero
We should all know what this beast does.

Civilization: Fire gains a new power, sending shields to the grave.

Effect: A simple effect again, shield it hits are sent to the grave instead, of the hand. So your opponent gets no hand advantage, and no way to counter his attack.

Race:a lot of support armored dragons do have.

Constructed: 3.5/5 I haven't seen as much play out of this guy.
Limited: 3.5/5 only because he cost 7, he's a great way to finish the game though.
 
Ferret Mage Bolmeteus Steel Dragon
Fire Civilization
Armored Dragon
Cost: 7
Power: 7000
Effect:
-Double Breaker
-Whenever this creature would break a shield, your opponent puts that shield into his graveyard instead.
Flavor: Have you ever been hungry, but too lazy to get up and get some food?

Cost: Hey, 7 mana is what this card will cost you. Which isn't really bad considering what it can give you. While there are some more powerful cards for cheaper these are usually evolutions or have bad side effects.

Race: Armored Dragons. They can evolve. Good evolutions...good...

Effect: Double Breaker is pretty standard for creatures of 6 mana or more, to not have Double Breaker would be a crime. But what you really notice is that nice little effect that kicks in when you destroy your opponents shields. The get sent straight to the graveyard. It's important to note that with this this effect your opponent will not be able to use the shield trigger ability of his broken shields as the shields have to go into their hand first. But what is more important is that even if the card isn't a shield trigger it still denies you opponent from the hand advantage that comes from breaking shields. It's going to be really annoying will kill that Terror Pit your opponent layed down with Emeral.

Power: 7 for 7000. Pretty fair tradeoff.

Constructed: 4/5 Shield killing goodness!
Limited: 3/5 Still pretty good.
Art: 4/5 I want to be a viking...
 
Black Chaos Dragon Hello everyone. Black Chaos Dragon here for another review. This time it's Bolmeteus Steel Dragon, one the best dragons(IMO)

Name: Bolmeteus Steel Dragon
Cost: 7
Race: Armored Dragon
Civilization: Fire
Type: Creature

Rules Text:
Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.) Whenever this creature would break a shield, your opponent puts that shield into his graveyard instead.

Flavor Text:
Part robot. Part Dragon. All robo-Dragon.
Power: 7000

Rarity: S
Collector Number: S7
Set: Stomp-a-Trons of Invincible Wrath

Cost: 7 mana for a 7000 double breaker. A 1:1000 ratio for a creature, just right
4/5

Effect: This effect is killer. You never have to worry about pesky shield triggers. Plus, dragon have some very good support
5/5

Constructed: 4/5, Big Fattie, powerfull effect, and great support, enough said.

Limited: 2/5, A little too big IMO for limited, basically use for mana or for late in the game.

Until next time. BCD out.
 
Eric Draven Name: Bolmeteus Steel Dragon
Cost: 7
Race: Armored Dragon
Civilization: Fire
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)
Whenever this creature would break a shield, your opponent puts that shield into his graveyard instead.
Flavor Text:
Part robot. Part Dragon. All robo-Dragon.
Power: 7000

Cost: 7. IMHO, it's the right cost for this card. It would be broken if any cheaper, and over costed if higher.

Civ/Race: Fire and Armed Dragon. Armed Dragons have support, ie Evos, Fire Birds. Fire I always figured to be more suited to weenies.

Effect: Now this effect is cool. Double Breaker and they go straight to the grave. No Terror Pit, no Holy Awe, no Burst Shot, no Tornado Flame (hey, I use it), no, nothing.

Power: 7000. 7 mana for 7000 and a killer effect. :)
Constructed: I'd give 4/5 (maybe splashing Nature)
Limited: 2/5 (less likely you'll have the mana)
Art: 5/5 I love Dragons.
 

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