Overall Score: 3.5
(excellent card, but difficult to find)
Casual Play: 3.0
Tournament Play: 4.0
First off, don't think
you'll find an easy way to get the English version
of this card. It's a Secret Rare.
Combine this with the fact Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are
almost impossible to find these days, and you can
guess where this is going. Now to the review:
This guy is like, t3h
lord of F/S decks. If you play a F/S deck with
3 Swords of Dark Destruction, it may be worth taking
this guy over BEWD. I do, and it works pretty
Of course, ALL Lord of
D. decks should play this card (unless you can't get
it). 2850 is nothing to scoff at, and the Lord
of D. combo lets you get it out without those 2
Tri-Horned Dragon + Lord
of D. + The Flute of Summon Dragon = Duh.
Tri-Horned Dragon +
Sword of Dark Destruction = 3250 attack power.
Don't worry about the defense decrease.
Tri-Horned Dragon + Card
Destruction + Monster Reborn = Currently, the best
combo with high-level monsters.
Trap Hole: Lord of D.
and Monster Reborn can get around this...
Monster removal: =/
You'll be lucky to find
even ONE of these guys (unless you use the Japanese
versions as well), but if you do, put it in,
especially if you are running a F/S deck with Sword
of Dark Destruction. Otherwise, you may be
better off with the infinitely easier to find BEWD.
I won't expect to see
many of these guys at tournaments (again, unless you
own Japanese versions of this card, and I don't even
know if Upper Deck/Konami will allow them).
However, you may see 1 or 2 occasionally in a F/S
deck of a VERY rich/lucky player. These guys
do bring an extra notch of power to dedicated F/S
Of the two Secret Rares
in the first set, this is by far the better of the
two, and highly useful in the insanely popular F/S
decks that flood the current metagame. If you
manage to get a copy of this elusive card, by all
means play it. You may like it.