Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
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- Monster, Spellcaster
Reviewed - April 15th, 2002
If you do not want a giant soldier of stone in
your deck this is the guy to choose. Also if
you have cards like yami, or book of secret arts in
your deck then you should choose this. That is
if you need some defense in your deck. I
personally have one of these in my deck and no other
mon with 2000 def.
So for the most part I think this card is not
very good. It only fits in decks that are
spelcaster, more then giant soldier of stone does (saing
as aqua madoor is 1200/2000 and giant soldier of
stone is 1300/2000). Though its has a level of
4 and giant soldier of stones level is three.......
Rating: 2/5 –
Useful as a short staller in Dark Magician decks,
but that’s about it.
Aqua Madoor, eh?
Being a Spellcaster helps it a bunch due to its
synergy with Dark Magician decks. He is powered up
by all the basic components of a Dark Magician deck
(Book of Secret Arts, Yami, etc.) so you can beef up
his defenses more if you’d like. Having only 1200
ATK power makes him unable to do any real attacking,
only direct damage building and possibly smacking a
face-up Man Eater Bug around. He benefits from
Castle Walls nicely as well. If you run him in your
deck make sure you’ve got a monster ready for
tributing in your hand, because you won’t want to
leave him on the field for very long; 2000 defense
is not as much as you’d think. La Jinn with Sword
of Dark Destruction, Dark Energy, or Reinforcements
and take him out. Actually, anything with
Reinforcements could take him out. If your opponent
enjoys Equip magics, a lowly Man-Eating Treasure
Chest with two equips is enough. Now you have an
empty field with a level four monster with 2200-2400
attack power. =/
Just do yourself a favor and use him as a last
Rating: 2/5 – Useful as a short staller in Dark
Magician decks, but that’s about it.
Aqua Madoor combines the water of Aqua
main-type and the magic of Spell Caster sub-type to
create a defensive wonder. The best part of the
card, its DEF, shuns La Jinn and company's atk
points and being level 4 only makes it the more
impressive. Reverse Summoning this card has many
benefits because of its high defense and provides a
workable way around trap holes. When in
reverse defense mode, an opponent will not know
whether to expect a viscious Man-Eater Bug, Wall of
Illusion, or perhaps a shoddy level 3 card with less
than 1000 atk thus allowing an element of surprise
and perhaps a turn or two to build up your strategy.
In reverse defense mode, this card also benefits
from not being fissured or trap holed as mentioned
Despite its high defense, the Aqua Madoor houses a
very mediocre atk rating of 1200. Don't expect
to attack with it and get left unharmed.
Attacking with a low ATK monster can be devestating
especially if an opponent pulls a monster reborn,
and always expect something like that to occur.
When in face up ATK, this monster begs to be
fissured off the playing field. Commonly used
equipment and field magic help build this bad guy up
on the contrary. Currently Yami and Book of
Secret Arts can increase both the attack and defense
ratings of this monster whenever necessary.
There is a downside to using Yami, considering most
players have several spell caster and fiend cards in
their decks, so avoid ever placing Yami into decks
in the current game format.
Compared to the other defense oriented monsters Aqua
Madoor ranks highly because of its impressive atk.
The 800 ATK of Mystical Elf and Spirit of the Harp
don't help them from Trap Hole because they are
played face down and aren't going to attack anyhow,
making Aqua Madoor all the more useful; however,
Giant Soldier of Stone has 100 more ATK points and
the same DEF plus it has one star level below Aqua
Madoor. If you don't intend to benefit from
Yami or Book of Secret Arts, definately use Giant
Soldier of Stone instead.
In short, Aqua Madoor has impressive statistics for
a level four and can be used to stall for a turn or
two as well as damage the opponent with its high def
when reverse summoned. It also provides back
up ATK as well in those times of hurt. Never
the less, the card has its downsides as most cards
do and can just as easily seal its fate by the way
of Raigeki, Fissure, and the likes.
Quite a good card, fits well in the current
environment of Dark decks.
defense is never a bad thing. Just sit it out
there and watch as your opponent can't do much to
get past it. Only use Trap Holes on monsters
capable on destroying it, then just let it sit.
Makes a nice little wall, doesn't it?
Today, there are
so many Dark decks, mostly Fiends, but Spellcasters
also get a boost from Yami. Therefore, if you
have a Fiend deck, it makes a better choice than
Giant Soldier of Stone. If not, go with the
Giant, 100 attack's still better than not.
Low attack, oh
well. Makes it quite weak to Stop Defense.
They play Stop Defense then eat it like a
Thanksgiving turkey. Otherwise, it's quite
hard to get through. I'd say if you have a
reason for defense, and you play some way of
boosting a Spellcaster, use this. If not, go
with Giant Soldier of Stone.