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Pojo's Duel Masters Card of the Day

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  Magmadragon Jagalzor
Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos

Card # DM-4


Date Reviewed: 01.11.07

Constructed Average Rating: 4
Limited Average Rating: 4


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

 

DRY 1337

 

 

As soon as it was released, Magmadragon Jagalzor was an instant hit. Of course the artwork was utterly gorgeous, which was part of the attraction for most duelists. Let’s see what this creature is really capable of.

Magmadragon Jagalzor

Cost: 6

Race: Volcano Dragon

Civilization: Fire

Type: Creature

Rules Text:

· Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)

· Turbo rush (If any of your other creatures broke any shields this turn, this creature gets its ability until the end of the turn.)
Each of your creatures in the battle zone has "speed attacker." (A creature that has "speed attacker" doesn't get summoning sickness.)

Power: 6000

As far as power, Magmadragon Jagalzor is pretty average. Having 6000 power for the cost of 6 mana is pretty ordinary, but it’s still lower than other creatures in this range. Nevertheless, we still shouldn’t call it a setback because its 6000 power can shred through a very large number of creatures, including blockers. Include the fact that Jagalzor can be rushed out by turn 4 and you’ve got the potential to build a really fast and ruthless deck.

As far as Magmadragon Jagalzor’s effect, most people think it’s advantageous because it gives any of your new summons “speed attacker”. In actuality, some people haven’t realized that Magmadragon Jagalzor’s effect is quite similar to Twin-Cannon Skyterror in that it can attack as soon as it’s summoned and it has double breaker. All you need to do is summon Jagalzor then have at least one of your other creatures slam into your opponent’s shields. When this occurs, Magmadragon Jagalzor’s effect will kick in and remove the summoning sickness, allowing it to attack. Therefore, just like Twin-Cannon, you’ll be able to attack and double break as soon as Magmadragon Jagalzor comes out. After this happens then the game turns out to be all-out mayhem since every new creature you summon can become a speed attacker.

If you want to make Jagalzor even deadlier then spice it all up with a little bit of nature. By using a simple mana engine and Soulswap you can have Jagalzor out by turn 4. Enjoy!

The Good: It’s a Twin-Cannon Skyterror that comes out a turn sooner.

The Bad: When you have no other creatures out you pretty much end up wasting a turn.

The Ugly: After just one turn shredding your opponent with Jagalzor you can bring out Bombazar for the easy win. It’s cheap and lacks finesse. :/

Constructed Rating: 4.5/5 – Magmadragon Jagalzor is very close to a 5. It’s speed is just too difficult to contend with.

Limited Rating: 4.5/5 – Your opponent will find it nearly impossible to stop this creature in limited. Blockers are a little harder to come by in limited so you’ll pretty much have your way.

Please feel free to post your comments, questions, and/or objections on the Message Board and I’ll be more than happy to respond. Happy dueling!

- DRY 1337
 
Koovo Dragons are considered to be mythical beasts with great power. The ancient races of Dragons in Duel Masters are no different. Is Magmadragon Jagalzor worthy of its legendary status?

Magmadragon Jagalzor

Cost: 6

Race: Volcano Dragon

Civilization: Fire

Type: Creature

Rules Text:

Double Breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields)

Turbo Rush (If any of your other creatures broke any shields this turn, this creature gets its * ability until the end of the turn.)

*Each of your other creatures in the battle zone has “speed attacker.” (A creature with “speed attacker” doesn’t get summoning sickness.)

Power: 6000

Mana Number: 1

Artist: Naoki Saito

Rarity: V

Collector Number: 4

Set: Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos

* Represents Turbo Rush symbol.

One of three Volcano Dragons, Jagalzor is a six cost creature with a nifty little effect. After summoning this behemoth and fulfilling the condition to activate its ability, your other creatures in the battle zone become speed attackers. The 6000 power is enough to overcome weak blockers and prevent instant death from certain kill spells. There are many cards that can benefit from Jagalzor’s turbo rush ability, just think of the abuse and the endless possibilities this card can bestow upon its owner!

As stated before, Magmadragon Jagalzor has the potential to cause great concern for your opponent by making all your creatures speed attackers. Although the rules state that a creature cannot turn on its own turbo rush ability when it breaks a shield, the use of spells and creatures with abilities such as cannot be blocked, tap and silent skill can help to activate it. One way to put Jagalzor’s effect to good use is to summon an adequate amount of creatures in the battle zone, namely low cost creatures, and then rush your opponent. Another strategy is to play Bolmeteus Steel Dragon or any other heavy hitting fatty, trigger Jagalzor’s turbo rush ability, and quickly wreak untold havoc on your opponents’ shields or pummel his creatures into the ground! Remember, if Jagalzor goes kaput, all your creatures lose the speed attacker status and revert to being unable to attack due to summoning sickness.

Even if stripped of its turbo rush ability Magmadragon Jagalzor is a decent creature on its own, capable of being evolved into more powerful Dragon forms and fits snugly in a deck utilizing Dragons. Try this card out and watch your enemy cower in fear from the deafening roar of this mighty Dragon!

Constructed Rating: 3.5
Limited Rating: N/A

Questions? Comments? Please post any quandaries on the forums. Until next time, keep duelin!
 

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