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

Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End
Secret Rare

Dragon / Effect Monster
This card can only be Special Summoned by removing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster in your Graveyard from play. Pay 1000 of your Life Points to send all cards in both players' hands and on the field to the Graveyard. Inflict 300 points of damage to your opponent's Life Points for each card that is sent to the Graveyard by this effect.

Type - Dark / 8 / 3000 / 2500
Card Number
- IOC-000

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

Date Reviewed - 3.19.04

DM7FGD Chaos Emperor Dragon.. One of the most raved about cards in the game. Check the following link out for a whole load of information on CED, including CED and Priority, from my 32nd article.

http://pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2004/01-19.shtml

Note, though, that cards activated in response to CED, such as Torrential Tribute, will *remain* on the Field until CED's Effect fully resolves, so the activated cards *will* count towards CED's total Effect damage, since they'll still be on the Field at the time of CED's Effect resolution.

And don't think CED's only use is the Witch/Sangan on the Field Yata lock.
CED's a 3000 ATK, easily-Summon-able Monster that's capable of doing some heavy damage to your opponent even without using its Effect. You can't just rely on Yata with CED, and doing so would be a mistake. The CED-Yata-Lock's just a bonus that you're capable of achieving in a Chaos Deck, and it all happens by pure coincidence. Getting a Searcher on the Field and having Yata in your Deck when CED's Effect resolves should not be the main focus of a Chaos Deck. CED can also be useful in Burn and Dragon Decks.

¥ ~ Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End ~ ¥ Overall Rating: 4.5/5 
f00b Fri 03.19.04 - Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End

Okay, so his name is Envoy of the End. What exactly does CED put an end to? Man, what DOESN’T it…

Pros:
+3000 ATK
+Special Summoned virtually for free…
+Effect completely obliterates hand/field for both players and does a
+nice amount of burn damage
+Is chainable to many effects that would destroy it Possibly the most
+broken monster card (not being banned) in the English game

Cons:
-Hard to get, about 1 per 2 boxes
-Book of Moon, Kycoo, Jowgen, Soul Release, etc. can hinder the use of this card -Opponent can Change/Snatch it and use it’s effect -_- -Requires you tune your deck to the light/dark path

Combos:
*see below…

Ah yes, Chaos Emperor Dragon, or “CED” as it is called, was perhaps the single most anticipated card in the English game thus far. One of two secret rares in the set, it is obviously bound to get some attention, and rightfully so. Not only is it a 3000/2500 Beast of a card, but it has one of the most devastating effects in the game, as well. The ability to ‘blow up’ both you and your opponent’s hands and fields and then inflict DIRECT damage to your opponent’s life points only at a ratio of 300 times each card has 2 important uses - a) you have just taken away every last option your opponent has and b) your opponent takes a whopping amount of LP damage, this is VERY good in the early stages of the game. Not to mention the fact that this is THE top deck to win games. As long as you have those 2 monsters in the grave, if you are getting royally slaughtered but draw this, you can summon, attack for an enormous amount, then explode, and kind of reset the top deck war.

Furthermore, as control is still a popular deck, there is also a very convenient and very CHEAP win with CED + Yata in combo. All you need to do is get out a sangan/witch of the black forest onto the field in conjunction with your CED, then when you go BOOM, all cards will be destroyed (including your opponent’s hand) and you can search for Yata from the sangan/witch, put it in your hand, and win because your opponent has no hand and cannot draw.

Also, the amount of damage they take off of CED’s effect means you don’t have to have another attacker on the field along with Yata (often times people who are essentially ‘yata-locked’ end up winning because 200 LP every turn will deck the Yata player before the opponent runs out of LP). It’s definitely no problem with the big emperor dragon giving off a big bang first.

Also, another trick to use when summoning CED, or any of the Chaos monsters actually, is to remove powerful monster from the game as part of the special summoning requirement. Then, play dimension fusion and return all these powerful cards to the field as part of a mass special summon.

Trust me, this card WILL BE (or I should say, already is) in 99% of tournament WORTHY decks. It's too damn good NOT to play.

Ratings:
Constructed: 4.5/5 Few things stop it (besides counters like solemn judgment/horn of heaven) and it has the most devastating effect in the game. Oh, and it’s a beast of a monster who comes out easily as a special summon. BROKEN.
Limited: 5/5 Good Game you win.

So like, run this, aiite? 
ExMinion OfDarkness Friday:
Chaos Emperor Dragon -- Envoy of the End
IOC-000
Lvl 8
Dragon/Effect
This card can only be Special Summoned by removing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your Graveyard from play. Pay 1000 of your Life Points to send all cards in both players' hands and on the field to the Graveyard. Inflict 300 points of damage to your opponent's Life Points for each card that is sent to the Graveyard by this effect.

The most coveted card in the set -- and for good reason. When Legacy of Darkness came out, everyone flocked to Yata-Garasu. The only thing worse than having to face a deck with the bird in it is finding a card that combos so well with the bird.

With the same summoning requirements as his soldier brother, he's fairly easy to get out. The effect, though not as versatile, is quite game-breaking. Pay 1,000 life, clear fields and hands, and heavily damage your opponent.

However, I can easily see n00bs playing this card poorly, costing themselves the game.

Things NOT to do when using this card:
*Attack while the opponent has anything set that could possibly be a Mirror Force, Magic Cylinder, or something that would destroy CED
*Use the effect haphazardly -- unless you have something special set up, your opponent will get first draw afterwards. If they get a summonable Monster, that could very well be game.

Combos:
Interdimensional Matter Transporter
Use CED's effect, then chain Interdimensional Matter Transporter on him. IMT removes him from the field of play -- but his effect still goes through! This means you killed everything, did damage, and CED comes back next turn.

The big combo most everyone already knows about -- the Chaos-lock. Use Painful Choice to dump Sangan, Witch, another Dark monster, and 2 Light monsters into the graveyard. Use Premature Burial, Painful Choice, or some other effect that lets you and only you get a monster from the graveyard. THIS is the key to the specific monster selection.

*If they give you Sangan, Reborn on Witch, and remove the other Dark and one of the Light monsters to summon CED.
*If they give you Witch, just do the same with Sangan.
*If they give you the Dark monster, Reborn Sangan or Witch and remove the others.
*If they give you a Light monster, it still doesn't matter because after the Reborn you still have the monsters in the GY to perform the summon.

Use Chaos's effect. Everything goes boom. You're still in Main Phase one. Take Yata-Garasu (if he is still in the Deck). Summon, attack, lock.

Some things to watch out for:
*Waboku: If your opponent activates Waboku in chain to the effect, you may not want to take Yata. If your opponent gets a monster, then you're in trouble.
*An opponent's Witch or Sangan: THEM getting a monster is definitely not what you have in mind when using this.
*Fear/Despair from the Darkness: If they have either of these cards in hand, they would get triggered by CED's effect, and then they'd either have a semi-beatstick, or a big bruiser on the field waiting for you.
*Barrel Behind the Door: It has already been ruled that you can use BBtD on Chaos's damage, so you'd be taking 1,000 + 300 for every card sent to the Grave. If this doesn't kill you, and you can still fetch Yata, you still win, just be wary of this.
*Skill Drain: If they chain this to CED's effect, you wasted 1,000 life points (but so did they). Just hope you have a MST in hand to chain to the Skill Drain.

And just so you all know, you can chain his effect to Trap Hole, Bottomless Trap Hole, Torrential Tribute, or anything that doesn't specifically negate the summon. Thank heavens for priority.

This card belongs in many, many Decks. Since most decks already use Light and Dark monsters (thanks in part to D. D. Warrior Lady) it doesn't require a complete overhaul to use this or his brother.

4.75/5 for being sick and wrong, no 5/5 because it's not staple.

Banlisted: This card gets a bit weaker because Painful Choice, one of the big cards used to dump things into the grave, can no longer be used. 4/5 there. 
Otaku

Stats: Ah, Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End, last of the “Chaos” Monsters.  It’s a Level 8 Monster, so it needs to be strong to compete with the big boys, and it is.  This is a Dark Dragon, so there is ample support for it.  It has the 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF that makes it worth the various summoning requirements: both are stats that few monsters can rival, and that will mow down/block most competition.  Of course, this is not why the card is played. 

Card Text (Effects): First, this card can only be Special Summoned by removing one Dark and one Light monster from your discard pile.  I would take this to mean you can’t Monster Reborn (or the like) it, since that is a Special Summon… but I could be wrong (I passed the judge exam, but am having trouble getting access to the rulings still -_- ).  Or perhaps that means that if you Special Summon it through some other means, you must do that?  Let the other reviewers explain this, because sadly, I do not know. >_< As for the other effect, it is very, very useful when used right.  First, about how many cards do both players have on the field at a time?  In my experience, I would “guesstimate” about 10: both players with 2 in hand, two set S/T, and one Monster on the field.  So unless I am grossly high, that means you pay 1000 and they’ll take 3000.  If your deck is a more or less average control beatdown and they aren’t running a life-gain deck, this probably will be a finishing blow mid-to-late game. 

Uses/Combinations: Not to seem like a slacker, but since I have neither used nor faced this card, I will just post two link’s to DM7FGD’s articles on this (and our last two CotD’s) card. 

The Messengers of Chaos 

http://www.pojo.com/yu-gi-oh/FeaturedWriters/DM7FGD/2004/01-19.shtml 

Ratings 

Casual: 4/5-Again, I am docking it because it’s not really casual.  I suppose you could do a weird deck with it, and it would still be potent… 

Constructed: 4/5-The obvious Yata combo aside, it looks to be a good finisher.  There are just enough things that can go wrong with CED’s set-up to make me like it less than Dark Magician of Chaos.  Hey, I consider Solemn Judgment and Waboku to be staples, remember? 

Limited: 5/5-First, I probably underrated Black Luster Soldier-Envoy of the Beginning here-spazzed and forgot you start with only 4000 LP, making it a 5/5 as well.  Here, chances are when you summon CED, you can use its effect for close to 4000 damage, since hands tend to run larger here.

Summary

Another broken card that probably shouldn’t exist, but will until the powers that be get a clue on game balance and card design.  If you got it, you should probably run it.

 

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