Monday - Freed the
Hello, and welcome to
LoD Warrior Week! All week, we are going to
review 5 new Warrior/Warrior-related cards from
Legacy of Darkness. The 5 that we will be
reviewing are from the Super and Ultra Rare
spoiler from Shonen Jump #6 (isn't it convenient
there's 5 of them?). Today we start with the
"leader" of the Warriors, Freed the
Like his counterparts
Dark Ruler Ha Des and Tyrant Dragon, Freed has an
interesting effect, as well as a self-protection
effect. His two effects are as follows (not
exact card text):
1. He cannot be
targeted by Magic cards.
This means no Change
of Heart, no Snatch Steal, no Ekibyo Drakmord (but
who still uses that?), but that also means no Axe,
no UWS, and so on. However, you can still
use Change of Heart, Tribute to the Doomed,
Nobleman of Crossout, etc. if he's face-down, but
who in their right mind would play this guy
face-down? :/ You can, to the best of my
knowledge, use Monster Reborn to revive this guy,
but Premature Burial might not work, because it
must remain equipped to Freed while he's on the
field. Since his effect activates when he
hits the field, Premature would be destroyed, and
Freed would be destroyed. They really need
to rule on this ~_~
2. Instead of drawing
a card during your Draw Phase, you can search
your deck for a Level 4 or lower Warrior and put
it into your hand.
Now this effect is
what makes Freed playable. You can use him
to pluck out Goblin Attack Force, Zombyra (he may
see more play now =/), Marauding Captain, Exiled
Force, etc. This isn't mandatory, though.
Now what doesn't make
Freed playable? Level 5 for only 2300 attack
power, and he can't be searched out. I
personally don't like this card, but a lot of
people do. I suggest trying it out.
Score: 3.5 (just to
prevent the hate mail coming my way ~_^)
Negate the effect of a Magic Card that
specifically designates this card as a target and
destroy it. As long as this card remains face-up
on the field, you can add 1 Level 4 or lower
Warrior-Type monster from your Deck to your hand
per turn instead of drawing 1 card during your
Draw Phase. Your deck is then shuffled.
Freed the Matchless
General is a very cool card in Warrior-Type decks.
Not only does he have two useful effects, his
attack isn't bad at all for a One-Tribute Monster.
His first Effect is
pretty good, but not as good as it seems. The main
cards that this Effect will be strong against are
Snatch Steal and Tribute to the Doomed. Sadly it
can't stop cards such as Dark Hole and Raigeki due
to the fact that they are not targeted Effects.
Though, there are probably some more Magic cards
that this Effect is good against in the upcoming
His next Effect is
what makes his shine. It effectively allows you to
run a low amount of Monsters. Pulling out Gemini
Elf and Goblin Attack Force when need be is always
a good thing. Though, this isn't an Effect you
want to be using every turn. Monster cards need
the aid of Magic, and some Trap, cards to be
From what I hear,
Warrior-Type decks are pretty viable in Japan, so
chances are they will be pretty good here as well.
I definitely wouldn't mind seeing these decks pop
up on the tournament scene. The metagame is
almost no fun at all right now. The more viable
deck types we have available, the better. But, in
my opinion, "Type-less" Beatdown decks
will always be at the top.
I'm a little uncertain on the rating. Since I
don't follow the Japanese game very much, it's
hard for me to rate cards without actually testing
them first hand (Which is what I usually do).