Rated For: Zombie
Tuesday continues the
theme of new starter deck ultra rares; thankfully,
this is the last one.
Vampire Genesis that
has rather questionable uses. Now Iím a fan of
Zombies, I run Zombie Control, I love them, blah
blah blah, and this card is a bit easier to summon
than Red Eyes Darkness Dragon. All you basically
need is a Pyramid Turtle plus this card.
Letís put aside the
needs to be consistently drawn, but it's
consistently terrible" maxim that should guide your
life; the biggest problem I have with this card is
its special summoning requirement. Yes, it does
indeed require you to remove the best zombie in the
game to bring him out.
if a card requires you to remove a face-up Black
Luster Soldier, Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon, Jinzo, or
other such powerhouse, it better have a darn good
effect. Is this cardís relatively spiceless effect
spicy enough to warrant play? Letís take a look!
cards for one (Pyramid Turtle being destroyed, then
this card). Not bad right? With this cardís effect
(which reminds me of the Creator), you can actually
summon quite a few decent monsters, including the
Pyramid Turtle that was just destroyed. So it does
actually lead to quite a hefty advantage on the
field. 3000 attack is nothing to scoff at.
Traditional Format Score: 8.5/10
Advanced Format Score: 8.5/10
Best Draw for the Situation:
Itís here that the card suffers, both from the
consistency paradox and the fact that the activation
requirement is the removal of Vampire Lord from the
game! What does this mean? It means if you run 2,
one will automatically always be a dead draw. If you
run 3, 2 will always automatically be a dead draw.
So youíll run one right? Well, good luck trying to
get Genesis onto the field.
This card has very strong stats and a far superior
effect than Red Eyes Darkness Dragon. In fact,
getting this card out onto the field entails the
abolishment of the Zombie Deckís best resource,
Vampire Lord! So while heís a great card, you
already have a great card on the field, making him
Like I said, youíll never know how many of this guy
to run. No matter what, heíll be dead weight 90% of
the times you draw into him.
The Bottom Line:
Heís not dependable because heís a nomi monster AND
because Vampire Lord is restricted to one per deck.
A BAD Score--
Traditional Format: 2/5
Advanced Format: 2/5
FORCE System Suggestions:
Contributes to Field Control, On-Field Presence
(when heís on the field)
-- Weakens Field Control, On-Field
Presence, Resource Management (Very Heavily).