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
Race: Armored Dragon
creature breaks a shield, send that
shield directly to the graveyard.
Text: With a roar of triumph, this
mighty creature decended on the game of Duel
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
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?
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
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.
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
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
Now that we've looked at
these stats, let's see how they stack
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
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Till then,
keep dueling. Kettou Da!
Friday: Your opponent
is literally screwed.