Card Game
Card of the Day
TCG Fan Tips
Top 10 Lists
Banned/Restricted List
Yu-Gi-Oh News
Tourney Reports
Duelist Interviews

Featured Writers
Baneful's Column
Anteaus on YGO
General Zorpa
Dark Paladin's Dimension
Retired Writers

Releases + Spoilers
Booster Sets (Original Series)
LOB | MRD | MRL | PSV
LON | LOD | PGD | MFC
DCR | IOC | AST | SOD
RDS | FET
Booster Sets (GX Series)
TLM | CRV | EEN | SOI
EOJ | POTD | CDIP | STON
FOTB | TAEV | GLAS | PTDN
LODT
Booster Sets (5D Series)
TDGS | CSOC | CRMS | RBGT
ANPR | SOVR | ABPF | TSHD
STBL | STOR | EXVC
Booster Sets (Zexal Series)
GENF | PHSW | ORCS | GAOV
REDU | ABYR | CBLZ | LTGY
NUMH | JOTL | SHSP | LVAL
PRIO

Starter Decks
Yugi | Kaiba
Joey | Pegasus
Yugi 2004 | Kaiba 2004
GX: 2006 | Jaden | Syrus
5D: 1 | 2 | Toolbox
Zexal: 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Yugi 2013 | Kaiba 2013

Structure Decks
Dragons Roar &
Zombie Madness
Blaze of Destruction &
Fury from the Deep
Warrior's Triumph
Spellcaster's Judgment
Lord of the Storm
Invincible Fortress
Dinosaurs Rage
Machine Revolt
Rise of Dragon Lords
Dark Emperor
Zombie World
Spellcaster Command
Warrior Strike
Machina Mayhem
Marik
Dragunity Legion
Lost Sanctuary
Underworld Gates
Samurai Warlord
Sea Emperor
Fire Kings
Saga of Blue-Eyes
Cyber Dragon

Promo Cards:
Promos Spoiler
Coll. Tins Spoiler
MP1 Spoiler
EP1 Spoiler

Tournament Packs:
TP1 / TP2 / TP3 / TP4
TP5 / TP6 / TP7 / TP8
Duelist Packs
Jaden | Chazz
Jaden #2 | Zane
Aster | Jaden #3
Jesse | Yusei
Yugi | Yusei #2
Kaiba | Yusei #3
Crow

Reprint Sets
Dark Beginnings
1 | 2
Dark Revelations
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Gold Series
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Dark Legends
DLG1
Retro Pack
1 | 2
Champion Pack
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Turbo Pack
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
5 | 6 | 7

Hidden Arsenal:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
5 | 6 | 7

Checklists
Brawlermatrix 08
Evan T 08
X-Ref List
X-Ref List w/ Passcodes

Anime
Episode Guide
Character Bios
GX Character Bios

Video Games
Millennium Duels (2014)
Nighmare Troubadour (2005)
Destiny Board Traveler (2004)
Power of Chaos (2004)
Worldwide Edition (2003)
Dungeon Dice Monsters (2003)
Falsebound Kingdom (2003)
Eternal Duelist Soul (2002)
Forbidden Memories (2002)
Dark Duel Stories (2002)

Other
About Yu-Gi-Oh
Yu-Gi-Oh! Timeline
Yugi Polls
Pojo's YuGiOh Books
Apprentice Stuff
Life Point Calculators
DDM Starter Spoiler
DDM Dragonflame Spoiler
The DungeonMaster
Millennium Board Game

- Magic
- DBZ
- Gundam
- Pokemon
- Digimon 
- Harry Potter
- Anime

- Advertise on Pojo
- Our Sponsors
- Pojo Polls

 


Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Dragon Zombie

Atk/1600  Def/0

Card Number - SDY-014
Average Rating - 2.63 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Date Reviewed - April 30, 2002

Kevin Moon Dragon Zombie-

Remorsefully, this is the strongest zombie card we currently have available, and it shouldn't be scorned. With an atk of 1600 it can instantly prove a formidable opponent for ryu-skishin powereds and man-eating treasure chests, which are commonly used in decks that utilize attachment magic. Dragon Zombie can benefit from the Swords of Dark Destruction itself, lifting its ATK to a fiercesome 2000, which is enough to send any La Jinn shaking in its lamp.

Also, despite the obvious, considering the few Dinosaur, Zombie, and Rock monsters used in play, Wasteland will increase your Dragon Zombie's atk 200 and not increase your opponent's monsters unlike the Yami. The Giant Soldier of Stone is the only other monster in the current metagame that will benefit from the Wasteland, which does not present itself as a major issue. In short, Dragon Zombie is actually worth including into a deck when played with Wasteland and or Sword of Dark Destruction.

Rating

Casual- 3
Tourney- 3.5

Trunks the Swordsman Dragon Zombie -

A monster that has a defense of 0 and an attack power of 1600. I love this card personally. If i see my opponent stop defense happy nothing better than pulling a bluff on him by placing this card face down in defense mode. While he thinks its either hane-hane or man eater bug. So he uses stop defense on dragon zombie making my opponent waste his stop defense and making my dragon zombie stay in attack mode. Hes not to bad as an attacker though. If you cant have 3 of neo the magic swordsman, 3 La ginn, and 3 battle ox in your deck you may wanna toss dragon zombie in to fill in the gaps.

Rating 3.0
NickWhiz1
Overall Score: 2.5
Casual Play: 2.5
Tournament Play: 2.5
 
Aha!  We finally get a semi-decent card!  1600 attack for a 3 star monster is pretty good, and it's only 200 points behind La Jinn.  The defense is pretty worrisome, but hey, we can't have everything we want, right?
 
Being of the Dark type, it can benefit from Sword of Dark Destruction, a staple card in all the Fiend/Spellcaster decks around.
 
The Zombie grouping doesn't help him now, but with the Castle of Dark Illusions to come in Metal Raiders, he can benefit from the attack increase.
 
Combos:
 
Dragon Zombie + Sword of Dark Destruction = 2000 attack power
 
Counters:
 
La Jinn/Battle Ox/Neo the Magic Swordsman: Take a wild guess.
 
Casual Play:
 
Well, this guy isn't THAT bad if you're low on money.  Plus, he comes in the Yugi starter deck, which means you can also get other nifty cards like Summoned Skull, Wall of Illusion, and some REALLY good Magic/Trap cards, like Dark Hole, Monster Reborn, and Change of Heart.  This guy fits in fairly well in a Fiend/Spellcaster deck, although you're probably better off with Rogue Doll, Ryu-Kishin Powered, or Man-Eating Treasure Chest.
 
Tournament Play:
 
You may see this guy in some Castle of Dark Illusions decks once Metal Raiders is released in June.  Otherwise, people may steer away from this card.
 
Verdict:
 
Hey, this guy is more playable than the last two cards we've looked at this week.  Not only that, but he comes packaged along with some really nifty cards in the Yugi starter deck.  If you can't get your hands on a Kaiba starter deck, this will probably be one of your strongest attackers.
Random
Gamer
Rating: 1.5/5
Pros:
1600 Attack
Cons:
NO defense

Dragon Zombie's a simple card, nothing special to it.  1600 attack isn't bad for a level 4 monster.  I play Ryu-Kishin Powered, and that also has 1600 attack.  Thing is, it's not as strong as Neo or La Jinn or Battle Ox.
This thing has no defense.  If your opponent's beating you around, putting this face down won't do much.  For equal attack, go with Ryu-Kishin Powered, it has a 1200 defense.  This thing doesn't stand up to its counterparts, so I wouldn't play it.  It's not really that great =/

 

Pokemon Top 40 Site List Click Here to Visit! 
Click Here to Visit!
 
Click Here to Visit! Click Here to Visit! Click Here to Visit!

 Copyright 2002 - Pojo.com 

This site is not associated with KAZUKI TAKAHASHI.  Yu-Gi-Oh is a registered trademarks of KAZUKI TAKAHASHI.
This is NOT an official site.  This is a fan site.