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

Shadowslayer
 

Card Number - FET-EN024

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.75
Advanced: 3.00

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


Date Reviewed - 05.17.05

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Tuesday:
Shadowslayer

Hey, look, the text Black Tyranno was supposed to get in the first place!

Shadowslayer isn't a great monster, I'll be honest with you. I wouldn't even say it's on par with the current field -- the Elemental Searchers get their kamikaze for another monster, and the Pyramid Turtle only has to sacrifice 200 to get Vampire Lord out. However, it does have a benefit against the Zombie deck; Spirit Reaper = direct ATK, Spirit Reaper + Scapegoats = Still a direct ATK.

I could see putting one in a fiend deck, or in a teched-out deck that desperately needs another Dark type to help get out BLS, but that's about it.

2/5

Lord
Tranorix
Shadowslayer

Shadowslayer is what Black Tyranno and Drillago should have been. With 1400 ATK, he isn’t very strong; but an equip or two will solve that problem for you. Being DARK and a Fiend are also very nice features.

If the only monsters your opponent has are in Defense Position (note that this DIFFERS from Black Tyranno and Drillago in that he can attack directly even if there are Spells and Traps on the field), this can attack directly. That is a phenomenal effect, especially taking into consideration the vast number of cards we have that can get those monsters in DEF. Swords of Concealing Light comes to mind, along with Book of Moon and Tsukuyomi. Put his monsters into DEF, then attack for 1400, which really isn’t bad at all.

I can easily see this card working in a Fiend Deck focused on Necrofear, especially because he is easily summonable by Mystic Tomato. Tomato can be used to bring out both Shadowslayer and Dark Jeroid (who will likely be able to get rid of [or at least weaken] any ATK monsters your opponent has). Shadowslayer and Jeroid seem to make quite a team…

Traditional – CCCC: 2.5/5
Traditional – Fiend: 3.5/5
Advanced – CCWC: 3/5
Advanced – Fiend: 4/5
OVERALL RATING: 3.3/5
Snapper Shadowslayer

Today’s card is Shadowslayer, a Fiend that I’ve grown a liking to.

Shadowslayer has what is quickly becoming the bare minimum ATK for a Level 4 or lower monster; 1400. With it Shadowslayer can contend with many popular monsters in today’s dueling environment, though it isn’t guaranteed to survive the battle (kamikaze). It’s also a Fiend, giving it access to a fair amount of support in the forms of Dark Ruler Ha Des and Dark Necrofear (as fodder).

When the only monsters on the opponent’s side of the field are in Defense Position, Shadowslayer can attack the opponent directly. This is a very useful effect for two reasons:
1) It can do a lot of damage; without the aid of power boosts Shadowslayer can take nearly 1/4th of the opponent’s Life Points in one attack. And of course with power boosts it should be taking more than 1/4th of their Life Points.
2) The large number of cards that enable you to put mass numbers of monsters into Defense Position. Examples of these cards are those equal to or similar than Swords of Concealing Light, Curse of Anubis, Earthquake, Windstorm of Etaqua, Tsukuyomi, and so on. I personally prefer Swords of Concealing Light since it is a longer lasting effect, but you can use whatever you please.

All in all, Shadowslayer is a great and underrated Fiend that I am personally biased towards. If you’ve got a Fiend Deck, try it out; you may find it to be a useful weapon.

Advanced (Fiend Deck): 4/5. Very neat monster when comboed appropriately.
Traditional (Fiend Deck): 4/5. See Advanced.
Overall (Fiend Deck): 4/5.
Art: 2/5. It’s like Dark Assailant cut off his head and put a cow skull in its place…
Dark Paladin Tuesday

Shadowslayer

Well, this guy has an impressive (lol) 1400 attack and can directly attack your opponent. However, he can ONLY attack your opponent if they have ONLY defense posistion monsters on their side of the field.

Plus, if you're somehow able to pull this effect off, you better protect him because if you're opponent can't deal with a 1400 attack monster, then they shouldn't be dueling.

This guy does have a few things going for him though. First, he's Dark, making him Chaos food. He's also a Fiend which makes him food for Dark Necrofear, remember him?

A 1400 direct attack is good, but this isn't the best card in the game.

Ratings:

Traditional: 1.8/5
Advanced: 2.3/5

Art: 3.5/5 I tried to pick cool art cards this week.

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