Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Number - LON - Secret
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 02.24.03
We're back to reviewing good cards again. Since LON is
coming out really soon, let's start with the reviews
Gemini Elf is probably one of the most anticipated
Secret Rares. Why? Because it has the highest attack
for a Non-Tribute Non-Effect Monster. Some people
would say, big deal.... Dark Elf and Goblin Attack
Force can kill it anyway. With the future release of
Scapegoat in the new Joey's Starter Deck though, those
2 cards won't be as effective as they are now. You
would probably need a constant big hitter or 2 and
Gemini Elf would be a pretty good candidate for that.
Some people spent a lot of money to get
Mechanicalchasers just for that extra 50 more ATK (and
Limiter Removal). Gemini Elf would be considerably
easier to get than Chasers but not a lot of people
would be able to get multiples of it so soon. This
gives you a huge advantage if you can get multiples of
them in your Beatdown deck against people who still
run stuff like La Djinn, 7 Colored Fish and Harpie's
Brother. Heck, you could even build Earth decks with
Gaia Power as we have plenty of good Earth Monsters
Recently, this card was sold for over $100 on eBay!
Either the person who bought it doesn't know the
rarity of it or he just wants one really bad. Remember
though, LON cards would not be legal in official
tournaments until UpperDeck gives us the okay sign. I
feel kinda sorry for him/her... =/
Overall, if 1800s are popular in your area, expect
Gemini Elf to make a HUGE impact in your tournaments.
Gemini Elf -- Monday
Introduction: "I'm only 50 more ATK than
Anaylsis: Well I'm back with the Card of the Day.
Taking a few weeks off
because of sickness and school work. Back to start
this week fresh with our
first look at Labyrinth of Nightmare. First like to
say, Upperdeck (Konami)
kept the original name of this card. Now we begin.
Currently the strongest
ATK point monster without a drawback. This means that
it would toally
replace those people who can't get there hands on
some people *cough* IQ *cough* who has *cough* twelve
(12) *cough* (not sick
anymore). But the 100 increase (for most people) is a
big step up. That
means that this could dramatically change the tide of
1800 are still good, but in a 1 on 1 battle, 1800 just
doesn't work. Well
there is only one bad, it's a Secret Rare, which can
be a good thing if you
really think about it. Many of those people predicted
Gemini Elf to be in
Tournament Packs and going to be as hard to get as
However, Upperdeck suprised everyone by throwing this
lady into LON. But
with it being a Secret Rare means it's going to be a
bit hard to get. But
I'm sure it won't stop all the
collectors/traders/duelists out there. The
other bad thing that this card might have is the
current metagaming. With
the release of LON, there are going to me lots of
different cards to play,
which means more different decks, than your regular
Beatdown w/ Jinzo deck,
or your Weenie deck with Dream Clown. LON will bring
many good decks.
However, LON also brings alot of cards to destroy
beatdown. Cards preventing
you from attacking or making it harder to attack. So
will this be the end of
beatdown? Will effects totally dominate the current
meta environment. Only
time will tell.
Rating: A card that really would seem to get a high
rating. But however,
this card wouldn't really be consider game breaking
since it's just an
attacking monster with no effect. Still a very good
card however. It gets a
3.7. Not really a 4 since it really do much except
Concludsion: You will need some money.
Monday - Gemini Elf
Looks like we're starting to do Labyrinth of Nightmare
now. Today we look at Gemini Elf. It has an attack of
1900 with no effect.
Obviously, this card will be really popular in
beatdown decks. Unfortunately, it is a secret rare,
which means it will be really hard to get multiple
copies of. Another case of the rich getting richer and
the poor poorer. At least now people who could get a
MechanicalChaser now have a response without
requiring powerups. It's only 100 atk points higher
than your 1800 monsters, so dont get too worked up if
you cant get 3. With the new powerup cards in
Labyrinth of Nightmare, it shouldn't really matter.
I'll give it 4.5/5. It's still the strongest level 4
no effect monster in the game. However, I suggest
trading this away if you get one as the trade value of
this card is really high.
Monday - Gemini Elf
Since today is Labyrinth
of Nightmare's official release
date, we're going to look at one of the Secret Rares,
and what a Secret Rare it is. Gemini Elf was
originally predicted to be a TP Ultra Rare, but that
fell by the wayside, because here it is, the Hobby
box Secret Rare for LoN.
Because of this and
Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer (which we will review in
March), we can kind of declare La Jinn, 7 Colored
Fish, and Harpie's Brother obsolete in standard
beatdown decks. Actually, Gemini Elf isn't that
much better than the 1800s, because Dark Elf still
runs over it, Jirai Gumo still runs over it, Zombyra
the Dark (which we will review in March as well,
probably) runs over it, and Goblin Attack Force runs
over it. Of course, it holds the distinction as the
first non-effect 4-star monster that can destroy
Mechanicalchaser on its own, and that will make
those non-Machine-deck users that paid $150+ for
Chaser on Ebay feel stupid =P. 1800s have
another card to fear, and this one is easier to find
than Chaser. Rich players will snatch 3 of
these, then you lose =/
Monday - Gemini Elf
For those of you that don't know...
Type: Normal Monster
Secret Rare - 24 Pack Boxes
Easily the most hyped-up card in LON (And yes, I DO
believe it's somewhat overated).... Between this and
Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer, effect-less LV. 4 1800's
are not going to be what they once were. There's also
Mechanical Chaser, but all in all, most people don't
have a playset of these and aren't willing to shell
out the cash for them. Which is something I completely
Personally, I doubt I will be using effect-less 1800's
anymore. The only way I see myself using an
effect-less 1800 Monster would be in a Dark Necrofear
deck. Mainly because La Jinn would work well in there.
Besides that, and possibly a Fisherman deck in the
future (Giant Red Seasnake/7 Colored Fish),
effect-less 1800's just got knocked off the charts.
I'm sure ALOT of people will still use them, but the
hard-core tournament players will be abusing that
It's in no way BROKEN, but every little bit counts.
Even with cards such as Axe of Despair, Mage Power,
and United We Stand in the enviroment.
Monday- Gemini Elf
A 1900 attack with no effect is hard to beat,
Good Lawdy this elf is leet,
Could I get some fries with that shake?
Because looking at those girls makes me wanna mast--nevermind
Wow, just wow. Beat down has just gotten another
lethal weapon added to it's already fully loaded
Arsenal. Gemini Elf is definitely going to be a card
people will want to get 3 of. I mean, this thing is
going to see more play than Michael Jackson at Chuckie
Cheese (aaaaw aaaw aaaw!!! He's picking on MJ now!!).
The 1900 attack makes it over power: Mechanical
Chaser, 7 Colored Fish, La Gin, Harpy Brother, and
then some. Good thing we still have Dark Elf and
Goblin attack force. They will go hand in hand, in the
effort to remove Gemini Elf From the field. The
beating will be simply worse than Rodney King (wow,
now Rodney king, who's next? Dave Thomas?)
I get asked the same question everyday. *Jamaican
Voice* "But Mah-Tin, Are 1800s NOW Obsolete?". To
answer your question, yes and no. I would actually use
Kycoo (Spelling?) and maybe Gierfried the Iron Knight.
Kycoo Because of it's strategic effect, and Gierfried
because it cannot be Snatch Steeled.
There is a downside however, soon combo decks will be
all the rage. Beat down isn't always going to be the
deck to play, and when that day comes, we can all
simply laugh at the thick wallet people who sat on
e-bay for hours on end getting 3 of them the day LoN
is legal for tourney play.
So it's time for Martin's Rating. The attack is
amazing for a non-effect monster and this thing will
definitely have major street value. I give this son of
a puppy a 4.5
OK, OK, maybe one more joke...
Gemini Elf is going to be in beat down decks faster
than R. Kelly at a girl scout meeting.
First I need to get something out of the way.... UD
better not change the picture of the elfs or I'll hate
them for the rest of me life.
With that out of the way there's only a few things
left to say. 4 star, 1900 ATK.
That is all.