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

Enraged Battle Ox
Super Rare

As long as this card remains face-up on your side of the field, when Beast-Warrior and Winged Beast-Type monsters on your side of the field attack 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.

Type - BEAST-WARRIOR/EFFECT
Card Number - IOC-070 

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.1
Advanced: 3.95

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


Date Reviewed - 04.15.05

 
ExMinion OfDarkness Enraged Battle Ox

Enraged Battle Ox just becomes more sick and wrong with each passing metagame change.

We already know the basics of this card -- it's 1700 and has Trample, and gives Berserk Gorilla and his friends Trample as well. Both of those out on the field at once are a force to be reckoned with.

Scapegoat use is still high, so doing 1700 a turn through the Goats AND not having to worry about it switching into Defense a la Spear Dragon is excellent. With Zombie decks on the rise, everyone and their mom is running Spirit Reaper (literally; at the Regionals, there was a mom who also played the game -- very well, I might add -- and she was running a couple of Reapers too), and that punishes them for 1500 a turn. Magician of Faiths are being played in 2s and 3s, along with Apprentice Magician. Although they'll most likely have a way to deal with the Enraged after they get a card back from Magician, they'll have paid dearly for it.

A good few semi-Beastdown decks were seen at the 4-10 Regionals -- at the low-numbered tables with good records, where they belonged. Expect to see more and more of this card as we play with the current ban list.

Traditional: 3/5 (works well against elemental searchers and Sangan/Witch; quick damage is the name of the game there...but 3/5 is even pushing it because monsters get cleared off the field practically every turn with Dark Hole and Raigeki.)

Advanced: 4/5 (low Defense monsters being played in almost every deck and getting set every game is basically just begging for Enraged to punish 'em for it.)
 
Tranorix Enraged Battle Ox

With Beast Decks recently having gotten a lot of support, Enraged Battle Ox is seeing more play. He’s a rather solid monster, with 1700 ATK; and his trample effect is definitely nice, especially with Scapegoat running so rampant.

The effect is simple. If you attack DEF monsters, you’ll still do damage. If your other Beasts, Beast-Warriors or Winged Beasts attack DEF monsters, they’ll still do damage. This is a great card to have on the field if you’re swarming your opponent with Berserk Gorillas or Manticores of Darkness; alone, he’s not so great.

Don’t put him in a Chaos Deck or a Burner or a WATER Deck; leave him in Beast Decks; for in those, he’s excellent. And rentsy.

(On another note, tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the time I started writing Cards of the Day. If anyone cares. Which I’m sure none of you do.)

Traditional – CCCC: 2/5
Traditional – Beast: 4/5
Advanced – CCWC: 2.5/5
Advanced – Beast: 4.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.3/5
 
Snapper Enraged Battle Ox

The final card of Shonen Jump week is Enraged Battle Ox, a Beast Deck Staple.

Enraged has what is slowly becoming a standard for Level 4 or lower monsters; 1700 ATK. With it Enraged is of course vulnerable to beatsticks, but it can beat the pants off of most “staple” monsters. It’s a Beast-Warrior, making it effect itself with its effect, and what an effect it is.

As long as Enraged remains face-up on the field, all Beasts, Beast-Warriors, and Winged Beast gain a Trample ability. I’m sure you all know what the Trample ability is, so I won’t lecture you on what it means. Instead, I’ll point out a few notable monsters it affects: Enraged (of course), Berserk Gorilla, King Tiger Wanghu, Chiron the Mage, and Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys.
A Sacred Phoenix with a Trample ability… Killer… If you want to bring out the full potential of this effect use a few Enemy Controllers, Book of Moons, or Swords of Concealing Lights. Ah the damage it can do… All in all, Enraged is, as has already been said, a Beast Deck staple. In addition he seems to be pretty high on the monster staple list; I guess a 1700 ATK monster with a built in trample is attractive? Probably…

Advanced: 4/5. The effect works best in a Deck with large amounts of Beasts.
Traditional: 3.5/5. It isn’t DARK or LIGHT, so who wants to use it?
Overall: 3.75/5
Art: 3.5/5. It for some reason has an uncanny resemblance to Battle Ox… Curious…
 
Dark Paladin Enraged Battle Ox

This guy + Mad Dog of Darkness + Beserk Gorilla = wh0a

That's a lot of trample right there.

Earth = good
1700 = good
Beast-Warrior = good
Trample for 3 different monster types = wh0a

Sorry for such a short review, but his play is in that Beast/Warrior deck and there isn't much else to say about him.

Limited: 3.1/5 Wide-spread trample is good
Advanced: 4.2/5 Wide-spread trample is STILL good
Limited: Since this card, Mad Dog, and Beserk Gorilla are all Rares, drafting them shouldn't be hard. 4.8/5

Art: 4/5 So much cooler than the original Battle Ox

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
 

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