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

Spear Dragon

Card Number - LOD-035

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

Date Reviewed - 10.07.03


Martin
Spear Dragon

Wind/4/1900/0
[Dragon/Effect]
Effect: If this card attacks with an ATK that is higher than the DEF of your opponent's Defense Position monster, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent's Life Points. When this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Damage Step.



When Spear Dragon first came out, a lot of people figured this would become a staple in beat down. It was a wonder then. You get a GAF like 1900 Monster that untaps during your next turn, and this became something you saw often.

As the metagame developed, Waboku became increasingly popular, even more so than before, and is simply the reason this card isn't the most economic card to run. Usually when it attacks once, it isn't going to do it again, but you also can use Waboku to YOUR advantage and use it when your opponent attacks you allowing the dragon to attack again next turn. The whole Waboku Spear Dragon situation is an Early Position type of play. Gemini Elf is more consistent and a better choice over Spear Dragon though.

However, this thing is a beast in a dragon theme. It is the best Monster in that kind of deck. Use it and love it.

Not a bad card, but didn't deserve as much play as it got.

How Convenient

Rating: 3.0/5
Sealed Rating: 4.0/5

Today's Poker Terminology:

Early Position - A position in a round of playing where a player must act before the other players. This is a disadvantaged position. 
DuelMonster Tuesday:

Spear Dragon:
LOD-035-Super Rare
Wind/Dragon/4/1900/0
Effect: If this card attacks with an ATK that is higher than the DEF of your opponent's Defense Position monster, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent's Life Points. When this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Damage Step.


Pros:
TRAMPLE! is always an awesome Effect
Lv.4 1900 ATK
Searchable by WOTBF

Cons:
0-DEF
Changes to DEF for opponent to trample over

Combos:
Royal Command - Helps to run down Monsters without Flip-Effects getting in the way.

Skill Drain -It's not out here yet, but it's a Trap that makes Effect
Monsters effect-less meaning GAF and Spear Dragon loose their side-effects, yeah and Spears trample effect but it can still help.

Notes:
This is a very mean Monster but with it's side-effect he can be hard to keep on the Field. His trample Effect alone makes him a very sought after card by many duelists and his side-effect is easier to deal with than Goblin Attack Forces since he can be turned back to ATK position you next turn where as GAF takes two turns leaving him open to be attacked. He does work insanely well against opposing Spear Dragons and GAFs when their in DEF and is often called The ScapeGoat Killer since he'll do a direct 1900 damage against them if the attack isn't countered.

With some heavy equips like UWS and Mage Power his trample effect becomes a nightmare for the opponent while acquiring some DEF too, but when Spear Dragon is the only thing you have out on the Field after attacking with him the opponent can take him out with ANY Monster, well except maybe Otohime, Ceremonial Bell, Kotodama, Spirit Of The Breeze and Cocoon Of Evolution... but yeah, you're not going to see those cards much.

Ratings:
Casual: 3.5
Tourney: 3.0
ArtWork: 2.5 - He's a decently cool looking evil-eye two horned flying blue Monster eater. 
DM7FGD Spear Dragon

Wind/4/1900/0
[Dragon/Effect]
Effect: If this card attacks with an ATK that is higher than the DEF of your opponent's Defense Position monster, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent's Life Points. When this card attacks, it is changed to Defense Position at the end of the Damage Step.
Super Rare



Well, I don't see Spear Dragon as being overrated, but ok. Spear Dragon, with 1900 ATK and its Trample ability, has the potential to be a pretty devastating Monster. It could work well with Book of Moon, using Book of Moon on an opponent's face up Monster that has a lower DEF strength, then having your Spear Dragon Trample it for some pretty heavy damage. Plus, any Monster that your opponent may set face down usually won't have more than 1300-1500 DEF, so Spear Dragon will at least be doing some damage. It's always nice to be able to do some damage to your opponent even when their Monsters are in DEF position.

Spear Dragon's good when your opponent has a face down Fiber of Cyber Jar as well, for example. It's always better to do some damage (1400 or 1000, in Fiber/Cyber's case) before the Jar's Effect goes through, rather than do nothing before the Jar's Effect goes off. Trample Monsters, like Spear Dragon, are always fun to play, and they're usually quite effective. Spear Dragon going to DEF mode only until your next turn isn't too much of a drawback, unless your opponent has a Trampler of their own to go after your Spear Dragon. Although having 0 DEF will make the Spear Dragon an easy target for any Monster to get rid of, it's really not that bad of a drawback at all.

- Spear Dragon -
Overall rating: 3.2/5 

 

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