Tuesday: Peten the Dark Clown
Peten the Dark Clown is, in my opinion, the best
card in the Exclusive Pack. With stats of 500/1200,
he isn't very powerful; but he can easily be
searched by Witch, Sangan, and Tomato. The effect is
very good. If he goes to the Graveyard, remove it;
and you get another one!
Not only is that great for deck-thinning, but it
provides a nice little defensive wall as well as
gives you tribute fodder for high-level monsters or
Cannon Soldier. It's good in a Chain Energy deck, as
you won't have to pay any LP to summon it from the
Deck whereas your opponent will agonize over having
wasted his Raigeki or Dark Hole.
Having a bunch of these removed from play might even
be useful when combined with Return from the
Different Dimension. While having a couple of 500
ATK monsters on the field isn't necessarily worth
half your Life Points, you could use RftDD to get
the Petens out and then tribute them for something
better. Also note that it doesn't need to be
destroyed, merely sent to the Graveyard. So if your
opponent blows up Chaos Emperor Dragon when you have
a face-down Peten, you can just get another one. It
doesn't even need to be on the field first. You can
discard it with Graceful Charity and get another one
on the field!
It's a good card, but I have a feeling it will be
Typical tournament deck: 3/5
Chain Energy deck: 5/5
OVERALL RATING: 4/5
Peten the Dark Clown is a
Level 3 Dark/Spellcaster.
Level 3 is actually pretty good-go under Gravity Bind
and Level Limit. Being Dark opens up support and lets
it function as Chaos food, if need be.
Spellcasters have some
combos open only to them, though few are super potent
for a tiny level three monster, and tiny it is: a 500
ATK means that it can’t even take out a Sangan in DEF
mode, though it makes it a legal target for the
effects of Mystic Tomato and Sangan, and the almost as
weak 1200 DEF makes it a legal target for Witch of the
Black Forest. Anything else?
Oh yeah, it can go under Messenger of Peace. XD
Here’s why you’d play it. When this thing is sent to
the Graveyard (destroyed in battle, by an effect,
offered as Tribute, possibly even sent from the hand
to the Graveyard), you can remove it from play to
summon another copy of it from your hand or deck.
Depending on how the text is interpreted, it can be
pretty amazing. Even if it’s just from the field, it
can set up significant combos. Set one, and your
opponent runs it down with a monster. Use the
effect. On your turn, use reasoning, and use the
effect again. Finally you can tribute the last one
for Jinzo. Nice. Probably a lot of things I am
missing, but I am out of time. Good for
Maju de Eiza.
Subtract 0.5 for bans-no Delinquent Duo.
3.5/5-Deck thinning is useful. Sets off some spiffy
3.25/5…and can both help and hurt Chaos and Control
N/A-If it was in a set and common, though, it’d be a
Sorry to be brief. Oh, and good card. ;)
Tuesday: Peten the Dark Clown
Rated For: Any Deck Imaginable, namely Exodia,
Instead of naming him the Dark Clown, they should
have named this card "Peten the Versatile". Or maybe
"Peten V. Clown". Because versatile is his middle
name. This guy fits into Exodia decks, tribute-heavy
decks, and every other form of deck imaginable.
There's a complicated saga regarding his effect
(related to the Japanese Gilfar Demon ruling; e-mail
me for more info) but let's hope Konami doesn't mess
up. If we're lucky, this guy will be able to combo
with Card Destruction, Morphing Jar, Cannon Soldier,
Tribe-Infecting Virus and many, many
more cards. If we're not lucky, he won't be
able to combo with any discard cost that immediately
results in an effect (i.e the aforementioned cards).
Regardless, he's still clearly the most reliable
form of deck-thinning, making the veritable troop
dragon obsolete in all but Dark Paladin decks.
There are currently about 2-3 commonly played cards
in the game that will prevent his effect. They are
Magical Scientist, D.D Warrior Lady, and Nobleman of
Crossout. That's it. This guy will provide defense
against Raigeki, Dark Hole, attacks, Torrential
Tribute, etc. Great way to bait out foolish
over-extension (i.e. first-turn Raigeki) by your
opponent? You bet. Great opening turn drop, second
to maybe WOTBF and Sangan? Got it. Guaranteed
tribute fodder for your Airknight/Jinzo/Ha
Des/Guardian Sphinx? Yes sir. Guaranteed dark
monster in the graveyard at your WHIM? Definitely.
The advantage potential of this card is tremendous.
He's like a scapegoat; he'll almost always lead to
"passive" field advantage. 7.5/10.
Draw for the Situation:
don't want to draw two in your opening hand.
However, if you have even one in play, you can
basically guarantee that the other two will come out
in short order. The list of combos that bring this
guy out are tremendous (including Painful Choice). A
true stud when you need a defensive wall, a form of
guaranteed protection for a turn or two, or when you
need tribute fodder. 7/10.
After WOTBF and Sangan (definite A BAD System
9.0+/10 monster "staples") this is the best form
of deck-thinning in the game, period. Yes, you heard
me correctly. Decks such as Exodia that REQUIRE
deck-thinning will fall in love with this card. He's
also a dark; this will help him with the Crush Card
in the future. This guy is an absolute stud in the
right type of deck. Best deck-thinning/tribute
fodder/monster presence/monster form of protection
in the game equals a 9/10.
stated before, only two to three cards can disrupt
this man's dependability. A 90 percent success rate
of deck-thinning, his main purpose, is
Don't be short-sighted and ignore the incredible
variety of Peten V. Clown's uses.
well deserved 32.5/40= 81/100
Cards it combos with:
Painful Choice, Graceful Charity, Crush Card,
Torrential Tribute, Tribute Monsters (after Peten
Cards it combos with if we're lucky:
Magic Jammer, Dark Core, Raigeki Break, Card
Destruction, Morphing Jar, Tribe-Infecting Virus,
and so on.