Put 2 counters on
this card when you Normal Summon it. This card is
not destroyed as a result of battle. If this card
battles a monster, toss a coin and call it at the
end of the Damage Step. If you call it wrong, remove
1 counter. If this card battles without a counter,
destroy this card at the end of the Damage Step.
Type - Machine/Effect
Card Number - SOI-EN013
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 04.19.06
B.E.S. Covered Core
This card could have been playable if they had left
it as a Water card. So I'm going to talk about what
could have been.
Two tributes for his effect is just wrong. ONE, and
then it could see play. So you get your 2700 (2900
if you had A Legendary Ocean and he was Water) out,
and you use your patent-pending Jefferson Nickels of
Mass Cheating (the ones that flip heads-heavy) and
never lose either of the two counters. He just
wrecks everything with his 2700 ATK-ness
and...wait...why would he get killed in battle
If he's 2700 ATK, what does anyone play in monster
form that would take him out? DMoC in some weird
decks but that's about it. You see your Smashing
Grounds, Sakuretsu Armors, Bottomless Trap Holes,
Mirror Forces...there's enough to take him out
without ever getting one attack off.
Sorry for anyone who was looking for a full,
in-depth review, but I just really wanted to use
this review to put out the word about the
heads-heavy new nickels. If you see a team at the
Shonen Jump Championship events playing Sasuke
Samurai #4 using nickels to flip, you know why.
Just when you thought this week couldn't get ANY
worse...we look at a member of the Big Core/B.E.S.
family, a bunch of monsters I don't really care for
We're looking at B.E.S. Covered Core today, a
monster that requires TWO tributes for a paltry 2500
attack (but I love Dark Magician...) and a
horrifyingly low defense for a monster of its level
of only 700 making it vulnerable to nearly
As the B.E.S. monsters all do, Covered Core gets 2
Counters when Normal Summoned. If it battles without
a counter, it is destroyed at the end of the Damage
Step. However, this is a lovely coin dependent card.
You toss a coin when this card battles, and if
you're right, it doesn't lose a counter, which is
good, since it needs one to survive a battle.
However, I don't care for these cards, and I care
for coin dependent cards even less.
B.E.S. decks: 3.5/5 as it is one of the better ones,
sadly Joey Wheeler deck: 4/5 as it requires a coin
B.E.S. Covered Core:
I collect the B.E.S. monsters for the artwork. Some
are worth using. This one isn't.
Had this have been made Lv. 6, this would be
2500 ATK is brilliant for Lv. 6. The random loss of
counters is also good. It means you should get four
attacks out of your indestructible, cool-looking
A nice straightforward beatstick, that you'd never
want to Special Summon.
However, it's Lv. 7, and as such is crud and will
never be used. Dang.
Above all other cards this week, this card stinks
I was unlucky enough to pull one of these piles of
mechanical manure .
The BES’s have done alright for themselves recently,
and were cards I was growing particularly fond of
them, I was even rather pleased at getting this
card, until I read its effect. By far this is one of
the most awful cards printed in the SOI set,
however, saying that it could be attackingly
invincible if you are gifted with coin flips. And
saying that, no monster would ever be able to
surpass this attack wise anyway. Use spirit Reaper,
Traditional ; 1/5
Advanced ; 2/5
Art : 3/5
MPS : 2/5
B.E.S. Covered Core
I just do not like this or any B.E.S. monster (with
the exception of the water one simply because in an
ALO deck is is sweet.)
A 2 tribute monster that does not die in battle.
Kaiser Glider is a far better monster. At least
whenever he dies he replaces himself.
Summon this and meet sakuretsu armor, widespread
ruin, bottomless trap hole, etc. Good players might
even ram a spirit reaper into this monster hoping
you lose a counter.
Junk, junk, junk. If anyone opens a pack of SOI
hoping for this card I'd gladly trade you mine. I do
not even see its potential in a B.E.S. Boss Rush
a 2 tribute monster needs to have game breaking
effects (Phoenix, DMOC, Creator, Mystical Knight of
Jackal) or a huge attack to manipulate its worth (BEWD)
this card has neither. On top of that you can't even
use Call of the Haunted on it because its effect
will kill it.
I hate this card. Why was Doom Dozer a silver stamp
and this holo? Why was Chaos Sorcerer common and
this Holo? Why was Legendary Jujitsu master common
and this holo? Why is it that cards like level-limit
area B and even Magical Scientist are common and
things like this holographic?
Why did it take them so long to make Pot of Greed a
Why do we have this card as a "super" pull when
freaking spirit reaper is a silver stamp?
Treeborn Frog, there we go. A silver stamp and here
is are holo friend B.E.S. should treeborn frog not
been a super or ultra?
Anteatereatngant should of been a super rare over
I state again and again
THIS CARD SUCKS AND NEEDS TO BE TRADED OFF A.S.A.P.
It is like the card developers are dumb. Notice how
people will trade you for chaos sorcerer but will
give you nothing for this.
Why was this card made? If anyone ever uses it and
can send me any reason it should be looked at or
potentially looked at, I want to know. Because my
it sucks the big
total waste of a holo. If you get this card use it
for a goat token or something. Better yet dump it on
someone else :P
Or trade it for pack of cards. Get rid of it and
Stats :B.E.S Covered Core is another “Boss” from
the Gradius game series. A Level 7 Monster,
it’s hard to get into play via a Tribute Summon,
and when we get to the effect, we’ll see why
that is important. This high a Level really
hurts its playability.
Being an Earth Monster is solid: they have more
support for that Attribute than some others,
though as always, most of it just doesn’t see
play. Machine support is towards the high end
of the Type support, both in terms of amount and
use. Of course, it’s still paltry compared to
Warrior support. All in all, these are solid.
Here is the first sign that something is wrong:
just a 2500 ATK and 800 DEF. Ouch. These small
of scores mean the effect or combos for this
card have to be amazing.
Well, the effect isn’t amazing. When this card
is successfully Normal Summoned, you put two
counters on it. Not Spell Counters, just
generic counters which there are no ways to
replenish. Then, whenever this card battles,
you flip a coin at the end of the damage step
and call it right or else you lose a counter.
If you do battle and have no counters, this
Monster blows itself up. So it has “potential
immunity” to death by battle. The reason that
effect normally works well is that it belongs to
small, easy to Summon Monster, like Spirit
Reaper. On something this big, it isn’t so
great: the ATK may be small for its level, but
it’s still bigger than many Monsters that see
regular play, so it’s often going to be your own
attacks that leave you vulnerable. Also,
requiring a Normal Summon on a Level 7 is very
The effects seem to clash with the stats, and
neither is very good.
The only way you should play this is in a
hardcore Gradius deck. That would
include the other “B.E.S.” Monsters (and
Big Core) and Boss Rush, and maybe
Gradius and its related cards. Not a
very coherent theme though, and even just doing
a Gradius Bosses theme doesn’t work to
well: Boss Rush is a Continuous Spell
that lets you get replacements for destroyed
“Bosses”, but since it Special Summons them,
their effects (which all include counters) are
mostly negated. They are also all Level 5+.
Your opponent just needs to more or less wait
you out with solid Monsters, and you’re dead.
1/5 – Don’t be ridiculous.
2/5 – Hardcore Gradius fans only. You might be
able to take out an unprepared opponent though.
4/5 – Why so high? Because it’s the fourth
biggest Monster in the set, and the three that
beat it are the “Sacred Beasts” or whatever
Interesting ideas that just clash so much make
B.E.S. Covered Core and its fellows too
risky to use. You might be able to make use of
one or two in customized decks, but that’s for
fun and not major tournaments. If their
“counter” based effect protected against all
kinds of destruction, then it could be
interesting. Too bad they don’t.
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