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Pojo's Duel Masters Card of the Day

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  Aqua Master
Fatal Brood of Infinite Ruin

Card # DMS2


Date Reviewed: 01.17.06

Constructed Average Rating: 2.3
Limited Average Rating: 2.2


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

 

Matrixzero

 

Name: Aqua Master

Cost: 6
Race: Liquid People
Civilization: Water
Type: Creature
Rules Text:

Whenever this creature is attacking your opponent and isn't blocked, choose
one of your opponent's shields and turn it face up. (It stays face up while
it's in the shield zone.)

Flavor Text:
"You can't hide information from the Cyber Lords. Haven't you figured it out
yet? Your brain's been wired into the Ultracomputer!"

Power: 4000
Mana Number: 1
Artist: Toshiaki Takayama
Rarity: S
Collector Number: S2

Civilzation: water likes to know thing, including things that shouldn't be known.

Effect: Hello double edge sword, want to help me today? That's what this effect is, but first to get it off it has to attack and not be blocked, which can be a problem turn 6. When you do attack and are not blocked the effect goes off though. Why do I call it a double edge sword? Easy your opponent also gets to see the shield you turn face up, so they know if they need to leave it or emeral it into something different. Why is it good for you? Because you get to know what it is and when you want it to trigger.
He's also a liquid person so he has evo potental.

Cost: 4 mana for the 4000 power leaves 2 of his cost for the effect. the 2 cost for the effect sounds right as seeing as that what it cost for most of the other creatures.

Constructed: 2.5/5 I really don't see this being played often, it's effect is just too hard to pull off for what you get out of it.
Limited: 2/5 it's a 6 drop, expensive and it's effect won't be doing much.
 
Eric Draven Name: Aqua Master
Cost: 6
Race: Liquid People
Civilization: Water
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Whenever this creature is attacking your opponent and isn't blocked, choose
one of your opponent's shields and turn it face up. (It stays face up while
it's in the shield zone.)
Flavor Text:
"You can't hide information from the Cyber Lords. Haven't you figured it out
yet? Your brain's been wired into the Ultracomputer!"
Power: 4000
Mana Number: 1
Artist: Toshiaki Takayama
Rarity: S
Collector Number: S2

Civ: Water. I love Water cards. Except this one.

Effect/Power/Cost: A 6 mana Liquid People with a less useful effect than, let's say, oh, Crystal Lancer. Turn 6, I'd rather be double breaking with Lancer than seeing what shields they have. Although (I just thought of this) it would never hurt to see what shields they have, so you don't hit their shield triggers. But I still prefer Crystal Lancer. The power level is fine, except I'd prefer at least +1000 more.

Art: Funky and cool. :)

Ratings:

Contructed: 2/5

Limited: 3/5

Art: 5/5
 
Black Chaos Dragon BCD here. Time to review brand new cards. We didn't have a release in my area, so this is the first I seen most of these cards. Here we go.

Name: Aqua Master
Cost: 6
Race: Liquid People
Civilization: Water
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Whenever this creature is attacking your opponent and isn't blocked, choose one of your opponent's shields and turn it face up. (It stays face up while it's in the shield zone.) Flavor Text:
"You can't hide information from the Cyber Lords.
Haven't you figured it out yet? Your brain's been wired into the Ultracomputer!"
Power: 4000
Mana Number: 1
Rarity: S


Cost: 6 mana for 4000 creature. Not too impressive, there.
3/5

Effect: If unblocked, you can flip up a shield for the rest of the game. Interesting, but you still have to destroy the shield eventually. On the other hand, knowing what it is can help decide the order to destroy them.
3/5

Constructed: 3/5, Med. cost monster w/ low attack and semiuseful effect. Has potential, though

Limited: 3/5, Same as Constructed.

Sorry for the short review, later.
 
Himura363 Name: Aqua Master
Cost: 6
Race: Liquid People
Civilization: Water
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Whenever this creature is attacking your opponent and isn't blocked, choose
one of your opponent's shields and turn it face up. (It stays face up while
it's in the shield zone.)
Flavor Text:
"You can't hide information from the Cyber Lords. Haven't you figured it out
yet? Your brain's been wired into the Ultracomputer!"
Power: 4000
Mana Number: 1
Artist: Toshiaki Takayama
Rarity: S
Collector Number: S2

Civilization:

Water, or Blue, has a lot of Draw Power, Bounce, and Disruption. You mostly use Blue with Corile, Aqua Hulcus, Energy Stream, etc to increase your options and decrease your opponent's.

Race:

Aqua Master is in the Liquid People race, the same race cards like Aqua Hulcus and Aqua Surfer are in. This also gives him access to be evolved into Crystal Paladin or Crystal Lancer. The race is nice, but it is not as well supported as say Dragons or Cyber Lords.

Cost to Effect:

This creature's cost is 6, like Aqua Surfer. Aqua Surfer is a shield trigger and has a better effect, in my opinion. Aqua Master's effect is very situational, and just flipping over a shield won't do much good. Sure, you could flip over the shield you were going hit, and see if its worth hitting it.

Limited & Constructed:

The card really isn't great to use in any format. It could seem like OK tech, but the cost to the effect is just not worth it. There are weaker cards that let you see all of your opponent's shields when played.

2/5
 
Ferret Mage Aqua Master
Cost: 6
Race: Liquid People
Civilization: Water
Effect:
-Whenever this creature is attacking your opponent and isn't blocked, choose one of your opponent shields and turn if face up. (It stays face up while it's in the shield zone.)
Flavor: I wish my computer was an Ultracomputer...-Ferret Mage

I'm gonna get a few things out of the way before I begin. First off, Infinite Ruin totally rawks. Second, this is set is really trying to promote blocker use and race support, as evident by the card's we'll be reviewing this week.

Cost: 6 mana would usually require several things from a good creature, Double Breaker, good effect, nice power. It's also good for it to be of a lower cost than your evo's. Unfortunately this creature is one of the bad ones released in this set, and one of it's main flaw is that it cost too much for it's power, effect. What's more is that it has summoning sickness, which means that not only will it won't be able to attack till next turn, but by 6 mana your opponent will have enough to cast most forms of kill spells.

Race: Liquid People are tasty!!! Tasty in that they're one of the best races in the Water Civilization. They have two great evo's that are seen in decks ever since they were released in Evo Crushinators, so having this card as a Liquid People is definite plus. What detracts is that it is a little two high costed to be successful Evo Bait, where as you could summon many cheaper Liquid People for the same cost.

Power: 4000 power, not too good for 6 mana. It's 1000 more to be killed by Searing Wave, so only a few handful a kill spells will kill it. Too bad for this card that Fire's new kill spell, Blizzard of Spears, kills all creature with 4000 or less. What's worse is that with summoning sickness, your opponent will have that 6 mana needed to cast Blizzard.

Effect: No Double Breaker, I get sick already by looking at it. Not to mention that shield peeking was never really fun. But this card is one of many in this set which hope to bring more and more blocker use in competitive decks, hopefully that is. When this creature attacks you can see what hides in your opponents shields, and so long as said shield stays in the shield zone it will remain revealed for the rest of the duel. The only real advantages to this that you know what shields to attack and what not to, and if you manage to pull of multiple attacks then you could possibly reveal all your opponents shields. But in this instance, knowledge is not power and all you'll be able to do is look jealously at those Terror Pits in his shields, not a lot you can do there buddy.

So....he has sub-par mana/power ratio, uninteresting effect, and too high to be a really good evo-bait....

Constructed: 2/5 Aqua Master no good....
Limited: 1/5 If you want a good Liquid People then pick something else
Art:3/5 They fitted two creatures on one card.
 
Zero.exe Name: Aqua Master
Cost: 6
Race: Liquid People
Civilization: Water
Type: Creature
Rules Text:
Whenever this creature is attacking your opponent and isn't blocked, choose one of your opponent's shields and turn it face up. (It stays face up while it's in the shield zone.) Flavor Text:
"You can't hide information from the Cyber Lords. Haven't you figured it out yet? Your brain's been wired into the Ultracomputer!"
Power: 4000
Mana Number: 1
Artist: Toshiaki Takayama
Rarity: Super Rare
Collector Number: S2

Aqua Master? It's a new card, from Fatal Brood. It's race is Liquid People, thus making it okay. But it's pushing it's luck. 6 Mana for a 4000 power card? That violates the Cost to Power rule, and is BAD. I'm not talking Badass, I'm talking lousy, useless, etc. It's effect: If you don't stop me, I know what's your defense. The problem? I can't do anything to that defense.

It's basically saying it can see what shield you're using, but it can't do anything about it. Overall, a really crappy card. It dies to Tornado Flame.
It dies to Terror Pit(What doesn't, besides Alcadeias?) and it dies to Apocalypse Vice and Searing Wave's newer version.*

*The newer version I'm talking about comes from this set also, but it destroys all creatures with Power 4000 or less on the field. You'll see it someday, it's good enough to have to be played.

Final Ratings?

Constructed: 1/5 ( Never shall this card be used!)
Limited: 3/5 ( The latest set can boost it up nicely.)
Rarity: 1/5 ( It doesn't deserve it's rarity. Another of the crappy Water foils. Sell it, or burn it. There's really no loss.)

... 5/15.

Zero.exe (Email: jtths92@hotmail.com)
 

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