Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
/ Effect Monster
While there are no cards in hand and in the Spell &
Trap Card Zone of this card's controller, increase
the ATK of this card by 1500 points.
- Light / 4 / 1500 / 500
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 7.14.04
This is a card that higher-end players should
seriously take a look at. Light = Chaos food.
Sanganable, witchable, searchable = all good. 1500 ATK
= beats Zaloog, Tomato and ties DDWL. Fiend =
Necrofear food (allowing the Necrofear player to play
even MORE recklessly).
The effect is g0dly in Chaos. If you don't have any
M/Ts or any hand, this card becomes a 3000
non-tribute. You can't ask for anything better after
you've blown up CED. Or if you've summoned Witch/CED
and blown up but already used Yata...THIS is the card
This card's effect is also great if you're playing
against a skilled hand control player. Nothing a
Control player has will be able to attack through
Still using Reflect Bounder or MoF or DDWL just
because they're light? Consider this (along with
considering Thunder Dragons).
Wednesday: Theban Nightmare
This is a very fun little monster. With ATK of 1500,
he's searchable by Sangan and Shining Angel; and with
500 DEF he's searchable by Witch. Being LIGHT makes
him Chaos food, and LIGHT Chaos food is always good to
have; oddly enough, he's also a Fiend, which makes him
an interesting choice for Necrofear decks.
That aside, his effect is something that probably
won't happen very often; but when it does, you'll like
it. A 3000 ATK Level 4 with no drawbacks is certainly
a force to be reckoned with. It's an incredible
topdeck, to say the least.
After Yata is banned, this guy will take his spot in
some Chaos decks. Why? Instead of blowing up CED with
Witch/Sangan on the field and searching for Yata, you
can do the same thing but search for Theban Nightmare
instead. It may not be an instant lock, but a free
3000 ATK monster after a CED explosion will spell game
nine times out of ten.
Typical tournament deck: 2.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 3/5
Theban Nightmare. I haven’t seen this card in real
life, so I am completely dependant upon the spoiler,
and what I am seeing seems… weird.
A “Light” Fiend? That’s
seems like an oxymoron (so far they seem to use
“Light” as good and “Dark” as evil. Anyway, this
means that it can fit into Light and Fiend decks.
Neither is at the very top of the game, but both can
be strong second tier decks. This monster is Level 4
and has no effect based summoning restrictions, so
it’s easy enough to get into play. With it’s ATK of
1500 and DEF of 500, it can also be brought out via
Shining Angel’s effect, and searched out with Witch of
the Black Forest and Sangan. Of course, the DEF could
be another 1000 higher and that would still be true.
This card’s effect lets it become a Level 4 3000 ATK
creature. Unfortunately, this has to be your only
card. Nothing else in play (well,
on your side of the field) and nothing else in your
hand. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen to you
often. This is what really hurts this card, as it’s a
bit too weak in the attack department to run as a
generic support monster, and the conditions for the
effect are too risky to be basing a deck around it.
If the ATK score was a bit better (1800), then it
might be a solid supporter.
Now, there is one deck that springs to mind where this
card could still be a strong asset: Chaos.
Specifically, if your Yata
is already gone and you used Chaos Emperor Dragon’s
effect with Witch of the Black Forest or Sangan on the
field, you can then drop this and whack your opponent
for 3000 damage. Chances are, that’ll be game right
there. And, this is a Light creature, so it can be
used as food for Chaos Monsters. This can also be
handy if you are going against a Chaos deck-if
you managed to force your opponent to use Chaos
Emperor Dragon’s effect a bit pre-maturely (you were
going to Torrential Tribute it), and they just nuked
everything with out having a cunning plan, then top
decking this is fantastic.
2/5-A bit too specialized for my taste.
3.5/5-Try to squeeze it into those Chaos decks.
2.75/5-An okay pick, but I am ignoring its effect, as
your hand tends to get cluttered with monsters in this
as bad as I thought it was, but it really depends upon
several restricted, some might say broken, cards for
Wednesday - Theban Nightmare
Wait! It's a LIGHT MONSTER! hahaha...Chaos Emperor
Dragon and Black Luster Soldier's best friend!
...yeah ne ways, this card is called Theban Nightmare
hRmm...top deck mode, 3000 attack, it's a injection
fairy lilly, without the -2000 thingy (just a small
Name one better card to top deck after Chaos Emperor
Dragon blew up and/or you are in top deck mode and
your opponent ACTUALLY has a Black Luster Soldier.
yeah, not too shabby.
It's stats are just okay. It kills a Don Zaloog,
trades with DD Warrior Lady, and your opponent's
searchers (1400 ATK Mystic Tomatos, Giant Rat, Shining
Angel, etc...) can suicide and then attack again with
this card. Also, you can even chain Mystical Space
Typhoon on it self if needed to make him into an
interesting Mirror Wall. hahaha...
To me, it seems like a card to try. I mean top decking
this card won't be the worst thing that's happened to
you. Remember that using Chaos Emperor Dragon's effect
first turn is at least 2000+ life points. Most likely
around 3000. and then you top deck this card, it's
attack becomes 3000. That's already 75% of your
opponent's life points. What Premature Burial, what
magical scientist? What Ring of Destruction? Not too
Remember it's a LIGHT monster. if it's some-what
playable, it goes in. Some people don't like Thunder
Dragon soo this is a nice sub. *shrugs* I say it's
worth a try
Constructed IN CED/BLS Decks: 6.5/10 (seems not too
shabby for me but I still like Thunder Nyan Nyan ~ but
those Beserk Gorillas...*sniff*)
Constructed PERIOD: 2/10 (hRmm...only a good top
This card beat the crap outta me in a duel before. I
base this review on what I have seen.
This card is THE topdeck god. When you can this out
with no hand or M/T, it won't be killed by much. Even
if your opponent pops thier CED and brings it back
(luckily not killing you), this bad boy can handle it.
I have found a respect for it. I thought it wouldn't
get it's effect often, but I was frickin' wrong,
wasn't I? Lol. He is also totally searchable. Chaos
bait for sure.
It won't get it's effect as much as some would like to
hope. My friend, who beat me senseless with it, only
got his effect 3 times, twice in our match. So you can
tell it comes scarce. 500 DEF won't stand up to much
either. 1500 ATK can take out control creatures like
Don and Tomato, but not true monster near-staples like
Breaker and Tribe. It is Shining Angel-able, but very
rare will this help much.
Overall, I give Theban Nightmare a 7.8/10 as it is
strong enough to live for awhile, but it won't get
it's effect often enough to matter.
Wednesday: Theban Nightmare
Chaos/Fiend, pure Chaos Decks
In a prophetic reference to the
upcoming banlist, this card is intended to show us the
nightmare of The bans. Theban (pronounced The ban)
Nightmare is one that will afflict all of us; sell
your raigeki's now! Just kidding.
Theban Nightmare, actually pronounced
Thee-ben, is an unusual light/fiend (Desrook
Archfiend's fellow ostracized friend, shunned by the
goodie-good lights as fiendish and rejected by the
dark fiends for its light.) Its obvious use is in a
Chaos Deck, preferably after Emperor Dragon's burn
effect. But is it worthy? A BAD system probes!
is a monster with a rather average 1500 attack, with
the potential to jump to 3000. Of course, it's rarely
every going to do that, unless you're burning your
hand recklessly. A 1500 monster with a weak effect
Draw for the Situation:
course you'd want to draw into this while topdecking.
However, you don't want this in the opening hand or
mid-game; you only want it RIGHT after the burn
1500/500 light/fiend is a stellar combination of
attributes. It makes the card searchable by witch,
sangan, shining angel, and allows it to be both chaos
and necrofear food. In fact, this card makes possible
the Fiend/Chaos archetype. Its subpar effect, however,
brings its score down to
really never going to use this guy's effect, so
basically he gets what any 1500 monster should get, a
sub par 5/10.
bother including this guy in a strict Chaos deck.
Score: 23.5/40= 5.875/10.
Cards it combos well with:
Chaos Emperor Dragon, Dark Necrofear,
Black Luster Soldier, cards that require discard
effects from your hand (Magic Jammer and such).