Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 05.27.05
Toon Cannon Soldier
It has a pro and a con over the original, however I
feel the con outweighs the pro.
*Pro: Can attack directly if it has Toon World. Gets
under Messenger of Peace, but not G-Bind or Level
*Con: Can't attack the turn it is summoned. I'd
rather be able to topdeck something and attack on
the same turn.
Despite it still being able to launch on its
summoned turn, I think attacking is more important.
It could be a good finisher in a Toon deck but
that's about it.
Again, sorry for the short review, but except for
ODL on Tuesday, I don't see a lot of this week's
choices seing play.
2.5/5 Advanced Toon deck
Toon Cannon Soldier is a staple in Reversal of
Worlds and Scientist FTK. Elsewhere, why bother?
In Toon decks, Cannon Soldier is easier to get (for
now) and can attack, as well as being just as easily
searchable (well, almost) as the Toon equivalent. In
standard decks, why the hell would you use this when
you gain no advantage from it being a Toon?
If you have it, sell it. It'll be common in Dark
Beginnings 2, as will Toon Cannon Soldier and Fusion
Once it is common, there will be some ludicrous fun
with Scientist FTK. And with Reversal of Worlds FTK,
once that finally gets released.
1/5 Traditional and Advanced
FTK: Damn Good/5
4.5/5 Traditional and Advanced
Toon Cannon Soldier
I really like this card; it’s my favorite Toon and
quite possibly has the most rentsy artwork in the
game. Being a big Burn fan (and thus a big fan of
Cannon Soldier), Toon Cannon Soldier is another
He’s a Class C Toon, like Toon Gemini Elf and Toon
Goblin Attack Force (meaning he doesn’t need Toon
World on the field to be summoned but can only
attack directly through monsters if it is on the
field; he can’t attack the turn he’s summoned; he
counts as a Normal Summon; and, unfortunately, if
Toon World is destroyed while he’s on the field,
he’ll die). He has the same stats and effect as the
original CS: nothing great (1400 isn’t good for a
Level 4) but enough to do damage if need be.
Being able to launch monsters for 500 damage is
always nice. Scapegoat, being a great tool for Toon
Decks (since you can sacrifice them to summon
higher-level Toons), works very well with Toon
Cannon Soldier as you can just launch off the Sheep
Tokens you don’t need anymore. He’s also very nice
to use with Toon Index for deck thinning: play Toon
Index, Toon Index, Toon Index and get Toon Cannon
Soldier; summon and launch him. You now have four
cards in the Graveyard (to do whatever you want
with) and you’ve done a nice little 500 damage.
I’d run him in a Toon Deck but there’s little reason
to run him elsewhere, as the regular Cannon Soldier
is just better for everything else.
Our final card this week is Toon Cannon Soldier, a
Toon Deck’s best Burn card.
Toon CS is a carbon copy of the original CS; it’s
got 1400 ATK making it a standard attack monster.
It’s also a Machine, enabling it to be used in
conjunction with Limiter Removal, which will cause
its ATK to double. Of course Toon CS will die at the
end of the turn, but that’s where its effect comes
in. (I’m going under the assumption you know the
effect of the original CS, because you should.) So
you just use Limiter Removal to double Toon CS’s ATK,
attack with it, and then launch itself at the
opponent to do an extra 500 points of damage to the
Unlike the original CS, Toon CS comes with a Toon-Type
effect (I wonder why?). To learn what this effect is
(in case you don’t already know) go read the third
“paragraph” of my Toon Gemini Elf or Toon Goblin
Attack Force review, and plug in Toon CS where
appropriate. All in all, Toon CS is probably one of
the most useful Toons available, specifically due to
its Burn ability.
P.S. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, if I
specify a Deck for my rating then that means that
the card is nearly useless outside of the specified
Deck. Enjoy your three-day weekend!
Advanced (Toon Deck): 4.5/5. The only reason it gets
such a high score is due to the lack of other low
Traditional (Toon Deck): 4.5/5. See Advanced.
Overall (Toon Deck): 4.5/5.
Art: 3/5. Some monsters look better when they get
Toonatized, but not CS!
Toon Cannon Soldier.
Some may say this monster is useless in that it
pales in comparison to its non-toon counterpart. I
believe that this is completely false. Cannon
Soldier has seen key play in a variety of combo
decks, including the first turn kill utilizing Dark
Magician of Chaos, Cannon Soldier/Mass Driver, Spell
Economics, and Dimension Fusion. It has also seen
serious Exodia play, as it allows for quick use of
Sangan and Emissary of the Afterlife (it also
triggers Last Will quickly).
Technically, Toon Cannon Soldier can be seen as
BETTER than the original cannon soldier for these
decks. This is because of yesterday's card, Toon
Table of Contents. Not only can Toon Table of
Contents fit into these mentioned deck themes, as it
thins their decks and puts them closer to their
goals, but it gives you instant and immediate access
to the monster-launcher that you need. This allows
you to run only one copy of Toon Cannon Soldier, as
you have numerous chances of drawing the card needed
to add it to your hand.
This card lacks a good deal of play in traditional,
but it's a fantastic card for the advanced format
and limited play. It's in many ways better than the
original Cannon Soldier and will definitely be
overlooked by quite a few duelists. For those of you
anxious to try this card out, you don't have to
worry! This card will be cheaper once Dark
Beginnings 2 is released! =D
We have a Level 4 Dark/Machine… Toon. Hello!
Level 4 Monsters are wonderfully easy to
Summon. Dark Monsters have a lot of support,
including the ever important aspect of being
Chaos food. Machine’s have some wonderful
support as well. The Toon aspect was just shown
to finally be a good thing yesterday now that
they have their own search card. Back all this
up with a 1400 ATK, making it so Toon Cannon
Soldier is capable of slipping under
Messenger of Peace, and a 1300 DEF, so
Last Will, Mystic Tomato, Sangan,
and Witch of the Black Forest can all
search for this.
This is a Type C Toon. That means that
it can make use of Toon World, allowing
it to attack directly if your opponent doesn’t
control a Toon, is destroyed if Toon
World is destroyed, and can’t attack the
turn it is Summoned. You can avoid all but the
inability to attack after being Summoned by
simply not playing Toon World. It is
Then there is a second effect, the same effect
as a normal Cannon Soldier: offer a
Monster on your side of the field as Tribute to
inflict 500 points of burn damage. Pretty
Replace or supplement your old copies Cannon
Soldier in Magical Scientist FTKO
decks. If you chose to use both Toon and
non-Toon versions, plus Toon Table of
Contents, almost a fourth your deck will
(essentially) be Cannon Soldier. Of
course, I don’t run those decks, so that might
be a bit too much for them. That is really the
main use of this card.
You could stick it in a Machine deck in place of
the original Cannon Soldier. For one
thing, Cannon Soldier rarely attacks, so
that part of the effect is somewhat negligible.
If you did though, you could use Toon World
with Limiter Removal for a very sick
3.5/5-Magical Scientist has a new friend.
3/5-This is a general rating: it is a solid
Monster. In a deck type that can make use of
its characteristics, it is more potent.
Improving upon the original, this card is
basically an easier to search Cannon Soldier
with some extra tricks.
Dare I say it? I
think we have a very rentsy card.
Inflict 200 points of damage to your opponent for
every card in your opponent's hand.
Well, this card isn't very good, at least in my
opinion on accounts if your opponent doesn't have a
very big hand, you're doing little to no damage
whatsoever. As stated, the card does 200 points of
direct damage for each card in your opponents hand.
However, this card, as previously stated, is
dependent on the number of cards in your opponents
hand. So, lets take a look at that.
Though, there are other cards that can do more
damage or better amounts and only require the cards
themselves. Such as Ookazi and even Poison of the
The card isn't terrible, I somehow even have one and
it's a Duelist League promo.
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