When this monster destroys the following number of
monsters in battle, the following effects are
activated in order; One: As long as this card
remains face up on the field, negate the activation
and effects of all Magic and Trap cards that
specifically designate this card as a target and
destroy them. Two: You can Special Summon 1 "Fushioh
Richie" from your hand or deck by offering this card
as a Tribute during your Main Phase.
Type - [Spellcaster/Effect]
Card Number - DB2-EN220
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 08.09.05
Great Dezard has long been considered one of the
worst monsters in the game. I am, quite frankly,
inclined to agree with Dezard’s detractors. With
only 1900 ATK, he’s particularly weak for a tribute
monster. 2300 DEF is comparatively strong, but
there’s no point in using Great Dezard for his DEF
The problem is his effect. He needs to destroy a
monster in battle to receive the first part:
immunity to targeting Spells and Traps. So your
opponent can’t use Book of Moon, Enemy Controller or
Ring of Destruction on him. Of course, Mirror Force,
Lightning Vortex and all monster effects still work.
Then he has to destroy a SECOND monster in battle.
Once he does that, you may tribute him to summon
Fushioh Richie, a monster with a better effect and a
terribly edited name.
I’ll say right now that it’s not worth it. In casual
play, maybe – but keep this card far, far away from
Fushioh Richie Deck: 2/5 (Completely necessary for
the deck but still not good at all)
OVERALL RATING: 1.5/5
Just...wow. Okay, I shouldn't have given Fiend
Megacyber a 1/5, because this is DEFINITELY worse
A 1-tribute 1900...that only gets spell/trap
protection after killing a monster...that lets you
summon another piece of junk (Fushioh Richie) if you
happen to get it to survive two turns.
Honestly, before Gravekeepers and Zombies took off,
Pharaonic Guardian was a 3-card set in my eyes;
Ring, Don, Mirage. This is filler at best -- dare I
say it, I'd rather get a pack that didn't have a
rare or foil at all than pull one of this.
I'm not going to yammer on for another page about
how this card is crap, but I'll end with this: The
further the Tribute monster's attack is below 2400,
the more amazing its effect has to be in order for
it to be played. Blowback is at 2,300, but gives you
a 50% chance of free removal each turn it's on the
field. Vampire Lord is 2,000 but has free recursion.
Airknight is 1,900 but gives both trample AND
drawpower. Sorry, this card doesn't fit in on that
Today's card is Great Dezard, a monster who is
solely responsible for summoning the monster with
the weirdest "name change" in the TCG.
GD's stats really don't work well with his effect;
1900 ATK for a Level 6 monster is only permitted
when the monster has a good effect. This is not the
case with GD. Fortunately for GD, his DEF allows him
to stay on the field considerably longer than his
ATK allows, though it consequentially disables you
from using his effect.
GD is unique in that it only gains effects after
destroying a specific amount of monsters. After
destroying one monster, GD can negate and destroy
Spells and Traps that target GD. This really only
gives him immunity to Snatch Steal and Ring of
Destruction, and maybe the oddball Spell or Trap
that slips into some Decks. The effect should by no
means be viewed as a positive point given the fact
that your opponent could just get rid if GD with TIV,
Smashing Ground, LV, or in battle if they felt
threatened by it.
After destroying two monsters, GD can be Tributed
during your Main Phase to Special Summon a Fushioh
Richie from your hand or Deck. Being it's only way
to initially summon Fushioh Richie, this effect of
course becomes useful to people who wish to summon
the oddly named Zombie. And because FR is neither a
Nomi nor a particularly bad monster, the effect can
be viewed as somewhat of a bright side to GD.
But as has already been said, GD's low ATK can cause
problems when trying to activate its effects. Not
only will it have difficulty staying on the field,
but it may also find problems destroying monsters.
So what should you do?
You first give your opponent some Ojama tokens,
which will ease GD's ascension to FR. Second: give
some GD some good ole fashion protection; he will
inevitably need it. Once you've accomplished these
two tasks it should be relatively easy to summon FR
Overall, GD is a terrible monster in almost every
Deck. In fact, it's terrible in the only Deck you'd
want to use it in. But since it's necessary, it gets
a higher score than it deserves.
Advanced (FR Deck): 3.5/5. It gets 4 points for
being a staple in this Deck… Traditional (FR Deck):
3.5/5. See Advanced Overall (FR Deck): 3.5/5.
Art: 1/5. Some dude in a fancy pope outfit isn't
Great Dezard is our card from today and he is a card
that is not exactly great. He is DARK which makes
him Chaos friendly which is a plus. He's also a
Spellcaster which is meh at the current time. The
biggest downside is his stats. He only boasts 1900
attack for a Level
6 and a defense of 2300.
Now, if he destroys ONE monster, you can destroy any
magic or trap card that specifically designates the
Dezard as a target. That COULD be helpful, but how
much will he destroy with 1900 attack?
However, if he destroys TWO monsters, you can
Special Summon a Fusioh Richie from your hand or
deck by offering the Dezard as a tribute.
This card only be Special Summoned from your hand or
your Deck by offering 1 “Great Dezard” that has
fulfilled the condition as a Tribute. You can flip
this card into face-down Defense Position once per
turn during your Main Phase. As long as this monster
remains face-up on the field, negate the activation
and effects of all Magic or Trap cards that
specifically designate this card as a target and
destroy them. When this card is flipped face-up you
can Special Summon
1 Zombie-Type monster from your Graveyard in face-up
Attack or Defense Position.
So, Fushioh Richie would be the ONLY reason to run
Great Dezard, and on that note, both these cards
need their own cooperative deck to run together. If
you feel like running them and using a deck I've
never seen, please do, I'd like to know how it
4.0/5 Fushioh Richie deck (both formats)
Art: 3.0/5 It's not bad
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
really wish my computer hadn’t crashed, because I
gave this thing the most in-depth review it could
ever get (though, on the upside, the review was only
If I saw this in a pack of PGD, I would cry. I would
fall to the floor and start crying (note: I just
pulled this as a Super in a pack of DB2. I was quite
happy to trade it away for a few cool commons and a
couple of tip cards). I’m not sure when I’d stop,
but I’d probably be sobbing for the next ten days.
1900 is cool and stuff (not really), but think about
it. How many cards in a deck target? With Sakuretsu
Armor’s popularity, maybe 8 if you’re lucky. If they
didn’t stop this thing before he destroyed his first
monster, then maybe the fact that his stats are
horrid will take care of it.
But ooh, ooh, if you get out Fushioh Richie you can
summon a Zombie monster EVERY TURN! … Oh, from your
Graveyard, not your deck.
Let’s look at why this card sucks. It is, in and of
itself, just a tutor for Fushioh Richie, a monster
with an effect that cannot be activated the turn it
is summoned and no protection aside from its fairly
good stats (which are actually horrid for the effort
you took to get him out).
Second off, the only good low-level Zombie monster
(besides Pyramid Turtle, which doesn’t count) is
Spirit Reaper. But you have some great Zombies in
Vampire Lord and Ryu Kokki. But wait. Look at the
flaw in this argument.
Holy crap, Batman! In order for you to have a good
chance of any reward at all with Fushioh Richie, you
have to play one of him, two of Great Dezard, and
two of each of the monsters I mentioned. That’s 6
Tribute monsters and a nomi!
Fushioh Richie would have been Tier 2, however, if
he could have just summoned any monster. I mean,
getting back Exiled Force or Maryokutai or A-Team
Trap Disposal Unit (can you tell that I’m getting
into VS?) would have been better than getting back
Just out of spite:
His own deck:
1/5 Golden Age
1/5 Modern Age
1/5 Type 1
1/5 Type 1.5
1/5 Type 2
1/5 Twin-Headed Giant
1/5 Standard (yeah, I’m repeating myself)
1/5 Online Extended
1/5 Tribal Wars
1/5 Mirrodin Block
1/5 Urza Block
1/5 Kamigawa Block
And, since I really don’t like it…
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