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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
 

 

Raging Flame Sprite
 

This card can attack your opponent's Life Points directly. Each time this card successfully attacks directly, increase the ATK of this card by 1000 points.

Type - Effect
Card Number
- RDS-EN020

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

Date Reviewed - 12.01.04

Tranorix Raging Flame Sprite

We start reviewing RDS cards today, December 1st, the day that RDS cards become legal for tournament play. And my first pick isn t even a Rare it's a common, Raging Flame Sprite, a VERY potent monster. Though its ATK and DEF are sub-standard, using this guy correctly will ensure that will change.

He's FIRE/Pyro, so he benefits [from] things like Ultimate Baseball Kid, Backfire and The Thing in the Crater. He's also Level 3, meaning he can sneak under Gravity Bind and Level Limit. For his effect, think Mucus Yolk only you don't have to boost his ATK first to use it. Granted, the first attack with RFS probably won t do much; 100 isn't spectacular. But then he'll become an 1100 that can attack directly.

Attack with that and you have a 2100 that can attack directly. Then a 3100. Then a 4100. Then you win, and that's presuming you ve done no other damage yet. Raging Flame Sprite, when used correctly, can be pure EVIL. So can Mucus Yolk, but RFS is just easier to use; and the fact that he benefits from all that new FIRE support doesn t hurt his case. Decks can and will be built around this guy (I'll probably build one, when I get two more), and they ll be a force to contend with. The Sprite also looks quite rentsy.

Traditional CCCC: 2.5/5
Traditional Low-Level FIRE Beatdown: 4/5
Advanced Low-Level FIRE Beatdown: 5/5
 
Snapper Raging Flame Sprite

Hooray! Weíre finally reviewing RDS cards! And what a coincidence; today they are Tournament Legal! Celebrate! Anyway, todayís card is Raging Flame Sprite, a monster that after a little protection can be a thorn in your opponentís side.

Stats: Raging Flame Sprite has the beginning ATK/DEF of 100/200, allowing you to search for it with Sangan, Witch of the Black Forest, and UFO Turtle.
The base stats are crap; itís as simple as that. Itís a FIRE monster, which seems to be standard for most Burn monsters. Itís also a Pyro monster, a Type that isnít a negative anymore. Stats Ė Bad.

Effect: Despite the fact Raging Flame Sprite had a terrible base ATK of 100, the effect more than makes up for it. For its first effect, Raging Flame Sprite can attack your opponentís Life Points directly, an ability that is always enjoyable. The second effect causes Raging Flame Spriteís ATK to increase by 1000 whenever it attacks your opponent directly. Put these two effects together, mix in some protection for Raging Flame Sprite, and your opponent will be dead in a maximum of five turns. Effect Ė Great.

Combos: As said before, Raging Flame Sprite requires some protection before it can start doing some real damage, so youíll want to use Gravity Bind and Level Limit Ė Area B to do so. And after youíve used the effect once, give Raging Flame Sprite a Twin Swords of Flashing Light Ė Tryce to bring about your opponentís demise twice as fast.

Usability: A Burn or a Stall Deck would welcome Raging Flame Sprite with open arms.

Raging Flame Sprite can be a very nice addition to your deck, assuming it can last a few turns.

Advanced Format: 3/5. Itís borderline 3.5, but it may not last long enough to become so.
Traditional Format: 3/5. Itís borderline 3.5, but it may not last long enough to become so.
Overall: 3/5.
Art: 3/5. I donít understand what itís supposed to be doing, but it looks cool.
 
ExMinion OfDarkness Raging Flame Sprite

With how powerful Burn is in Advanced, this card's sick and wrong.

It can hide behind G-Bind and LLAB and smack the opponent every turn. Sure, there's the chance of a Sakuretsu Armor, but it's not like they'll be able to attack in response, right? 100 the first turn, then 1100 next turn, 2100 after...

The fire-type suprisingly helps; burn decks that use Solar Flare Dragon and UFO turtle now have another option for UFO Turtle's effect.

The only downside is how bad of a topdeck he is, but since when do Burn decks regularly find themselves in topdecking situations?

Once it gets going, a beast in Burn.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3.75/5
 
JAELOVE

Raging Flame Sprite

 

Rated For: Its own Deck, Fire burner decks

 

Raging Flame Sprite will immediately strike the fancy of duelists with good vision and creativity; itís just screaming to be placed into its own, dominating deck. All you need is one Waboku and youíre almost guaranteed to pump this beast up to 2100 attack (unless they are using targeted removal, but more on that later).

 

I believe the rise of the RFSprite archetype is imminent, simply because it is really a fabulously made card. Of course itís going to need protection and tender loving care, but youíre obviously a tender loving caring Pojo reader, so letís test it out.

 

Advantage F/H: Give it two turns and itíll grow to monstrous proportions. Basically, your win condition is stall, build up strength, clear the field. RFS will take care of the rest on its own, due to a combination of deadly factors: attack directly and gain bonuses for each successful attack. While it may not provide immediate advantage, for all intents and purposes you can treat this guy as an 1100 attack monster; heíll become 2100 if you can save him for one turn.

Traditional--   (More removal)                                  5/10

Advanced--                                                                 6/10

 

Best Draw for the Situation: Youíll want to pack this bugger in with cards that will defend him. I would suggest maximizing Magic Drains, Solemn Judgements, and stall cards such as Level Limit Area B. In situations where a semi-lock is setup, or defense is achieved with Waboku, this guy is fantastic. Be careful though, 100 attack monsters are often dead draws.

Traditional--   (More removal)                                  5/10

Advanced--                                                                 7/10

 

Attributes/Effect: Flame Sprite is great. Search it out with UFO Turtle, itíll get under LLAB and Gravity Bind, and can attack directly. The effect makes it infinitely superior to any other direct attacker out there, making this card the best direct attacker period.

Traditional--                                                               10/10

Advanced--                                                                 10/10

 

Dependability: The typical burn arsenal will run 3 LLABís, 2-3 Gravity Binds/MoPeace, a few Wabokus, and Iím also recommending 3 Solemns/Magic Drains. This basically means youíll almost always have a way of defending RFSprite, and theyíll have to side-deck heavily to get you. Once the support system is set, this card will dependably do damage in large amounts. Almost like a monster Wave Motion Cannon.

Traditional--   (More S/T, Monster removal)          7/10

Advanced--                                                                 8/10

 

The Bottom Line: Try building a RFS deck!

 

A BAD Score: The best direct attacker in the game gets a

3.38 in Traditional

3.88 in Advanced

 

Cards it functions well with: Waboku, Solemn Judgement, Gravity Bind, Level Limit Area B, Magic Drain.

 
Coin Flip Our first RDS card of the week is reviewed the day the set becomes tourney legal. And it's one of the cutest cards in the set. Hey, don't look at me like that. Sprites are cute.

Well, this is one of the best things that ever happened to burn.
First off, it ignores opponent's monsters on the field. Plus 1. Then it gets an attack increase whenever it attacks. Plus 1. Then it's a Pyro/FIRE, thus helping out both Ultimate Baseball Kid and Solar Flare Dragon. Plus 1. Then it slips under all the popular bind cards except for Messenger of Peace later on (also the only optional bind card). Plus 1.

Well, it increases its own attack, does damage to the opponent, assists other burn cards, and slips under Gravity Bind and Area B.
And unlike the PGD version of this card, this has some attack to begin with, and can thus increase its own attack very easily.

If it fits in your Burn deck, USE IT.
3.8/5 Traditional
4.1/5 Advanced

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