Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Number - SDY
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Reviewed - June 10, 2002
hey I'd like to call this week fun week, because we
are looking at cards that typically dont see play...
our first fun card is....
Sword of Dark destruction..
Tourney play 3.0
Fun play: 4.0
+ Plus 400 attack to any dark main type mon.
+ When used with la jinn or ryu kishin you can kill
the basic defense monsters
- de-spell ownz it
- minus 200 defense
- reverse trap ownz this
RFP: Well the +400 attack is good, because it can
help kill your oppenents mons. After all power is
important in this game. So when you kill there
monsters obviously it raises your chances of
winning. Also do you have a pesky wall of illusion?
or aqua madoor? Well with this card you can get your
attack over there defenses, and destroy them. So
this card has its purposes, mainly to overpower your
RFC: Well de-spell laughs at this card, as your mon
becomes weaker again >_< Thats not a big con
though, because usually people like to save there
de-spells on sorl. so there arent really any
worries about de-spell. -200 defense is also one of
those cons that doesnt really matter. I mean if you
attach sword of dark destruction to a la jinn I dont
think you would put it in defense mode. So again
this isnt really a con, but it is one to mention.
And finally this card gets pwned by reverse trap. I
play 2 of those reverse trap in my deck, and reverse
trap has saved me so many times. The reaosn why
reverse trap ownz sodd is because it would make la
jinn a 1400 attack mon and a ryu kishin 1200 attack
mon. Making them easy targets to kill.
SODD + Wall of Illusion + reverse trap: This combo
works, because you can have a wall of illusion with
a 1400 attack, but then there is that draw back of
1650 defese. well when you think yer oppenent is
gonna attack switch wall to defense mode, and then
when they attack flip over reverse trap.. since you
are in defense mode this would add 200 defense
points to your original 1850 and you'd have a 1400
attack mon and a 2050 defense mon for one turn. The
1400 attack would stay though.
SODD + DARK mon: This is obvious
Well thats the cotd cya tomorrow, and as always good
luck and happy dueling... :)
Monday - Sword of Dark Destruction
SoDD is in my opinion, the best ATK enhancer in
game (Well, for now). Even though it lowers the
monsters DEF by 200, it's still a pretty strong card.
Your not going to be putting the monster in DEF mode
anyway, so either way it doesn't matter.
A great point about SoDD is that it can be attached
to any Dark monster. With that in mind, it can be a
great attachment to Ryu-Kishin Powered. Boosting him
from a decent 1600 ATK to a great 2000 ATK. Summoned
Skull and La Jinn the Mystical Genie of the Lamp are
also Dark monsters which allow them to benefit nicely
The big weakness to SoDD, and other ATK/DEF
enhancers, is that they usually don't last very long
with cards like Fissure, Dark Hoke, Man-Eater Bug, and
Raigeki in almost everyones deck. If you can
effectively get an attack or two from SoDD, consider
its job done. If by any chance it lasts longer then
that, then you will have gotten a nice advantage.
If you run plenty of Dark monster in your deck and have
some spaces open, than a couple of SoDD could do
you some good. If used effectively it can become a
strong, game deciding card.
Todayís COTD is the best true Equipment magic.
Sword of Dark Destruction beefs up your attack by
400. The nice part is that it stays on you, unlike
Reinforcements. The bad part is you canít keep it
face down and activate it during Battle Phases. ;-;
Well, aside from the fact that 400 isnít really
that great (heck, later sets get 700 to both ATK and
DEF and it works on any monster. =/) this is the
best Equipment card. Well, honestly what else is
there to talk about? It gives its bonus to dark so
it basically helps out all decks right threreÖ ;/
Rating: 1.7/5 ≠ Just not worth it, IMO. Donít
bother with Equipments yet.
Overall Score: 3.5 (currently the best equipment
Casual Play: 3.5
Tournament Play: 3.5
I introduce you to Sword of Dark Destruction,
currently the only worthwhile equipment card in the
current environment. With it, Tri-Horned
Dragon can beat Blue Eyes. With it and Yami,
Summoned Skull can beat Blue Eyes. With it,
Dragon Zombie can beat La Jinn. Etc, etc, etc.
The only problem is, Reinforcements nullifies and
tops it =/
You've seen them all before.
De-Spell: Bye bye.
Power is not as likely to be an issue here, but
you'll still see them in almost every deck.
You may see them here as well, but by September, we
will (possibly) have Magic Ruler, and some really
sweet equip cards that work on ANY monsters.
Otherwise, this guy is worth slapping a couple in.
Use it, abuse it, and watch your opponent's Blue
Sword of Deep-Seated gives you a 500 attack increase
on any type of monster and it goes back to the top
of your deck if it gets buried. This could be
a good or bad thing, depending on whether you are
trying to topdeck that Raigeki to win =/ Heavy
Storm and Magic Jammer also nuke this thing out of
existence, but I don't know who would waste a Magic
Jammer on this thing when they could use it on a
restricted card =/
TOMORROW'S COTD: Dian Keto the Cure Master.
Free health for all!