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

Luster Dragon
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A very beautiful covered with sapphire. It does not like fights, but has incredibly high attack power.

Type - Dragon
Card Number - DR1-EN113

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.25
Advanced: 2.55

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


Date Reviewed - 04.24.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Luster Dragon (the 1900 ATK one)

Okay...so we're reviewing this one per fan request. So to whoever it was that liked a card that was good two and a half years ago, here's to you.

1900 ATK in a 4-star is good. We play Kycoo, who's lower. We've played Berserk Gorilla, who's only slightly higher. 1600 DEF is also respectable (as people play with a lot of Dekoichis/Tomatoes/etc.) But back then, it got blasted for not being Witchable, and Archfiend Soldier > this just because of that.

But in a Dragon deck, 3 of this is staple. It gives them the power that almost makes up for the lack of card advantage through other means.

1.25/5 Traditional

1.75/5 Advanced (beatstick but nothing else)
 

Dark Paladin
Well, for the second week in a row, we review a fan request on Monday.
I think Vorse Raider was the last Vanilla monster we reviewed, and following the pattern of non-effect 1900 attack Level 4 monsters, we look at Luster Dragon.

There's nothing really to say about this card. 1900 attack for level 4 is good. 1600 defense is also fairly solid. Dragon is a fairly well supported type, while Wind is very supported as an attribute ever. No effect, so nothing else to talk about.

Ratings:

3/5 all around, as it still is a Dragon beatstick

Art: 4/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
 

Bob Doily
Luster Dragon review/rant

ARGH!!!!!! So Luster Dragon, one of my fave cards, and yet, one of my most hated. I’ll skip reviewing the playability of both Luster Dragons since neither of them are worth running in any competitive deck anyways. Instead I’ll give my story.

A long time ago, most likely before you were born, we were cursed by the release of a set. This set was LoD. Legacy of Darkness was just that, the corruption and death of the game. For while it brought offers of support to both Dragons and Warriors it brought doom itself….. Yata-Garasu. Contained in this set was a powerful dragon, Luster Dragon. Originally called Emerald Dragon in Japan, but we were used to the localisation. Being a 2400 and a Dragon I had to use it, I loved dragon decks. So during the August that followed I decided to win the local tourney using Dragons while having my control deck in the side. I did so without once siding.

September came and then my anger grew. We were graced with Magician’s Force, once again a curse disguised as a blessing. While we did get Spellcaster support (and Paladin of White Dragon ^.^) we also got the Troublesome Trio (two of which are banned). In this set was another dragon to keep me happy, my Sapphire Dragon, a nice 1900 vanilla that looked soo good. But!!!! It was named…... LUSTER DRAGON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This enraged me, two different cards named the same thing. There was much initial debate about the fate of them until one day UDE graced us with an Errata.

They Errataed Sapphire Dragon to be Luster Dragon #2. This seemed fitting as it was the second to be released. All was calm in the YGO world, and there was much rejoicing (half-hearted ‘yea…’)

But then a few months later they made the new Yugi and Kaiba starter decks. There was much hope that they would be the starter decks from Japan, alas they weren’t. But! They contained a surprise. Emerald Dragon had been reprinted, as Luster Dragon #2!!!!!!!! That’s right the card that was to be called Luster Dragon, was printed as Luster Dragon #2!!!!!!111!!1one!!!!1shift+1 So this left us with: Luster Dragon (LoD one), Luster Dragon (MFC one) but it was errataed to Luster Dragon #2, and Luster Dragon #2 that was the LoD one but printed wrong!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?

Many a duelist went on long rants about this (okay I lie, it was just me) Then finally UDE spoke again. The LoD one (Emerald Dragon) was to be called Luster Dragon #2 and the MFC one to be Luster Dragon, this way it matches the reprint. All was calm in the YGO world, and there was much rejoicing (half-hearted ‘yea…’)

Now you would think that this would end the confusion since it was up on their errata site right? WRONG!!!!!

A few months later I was checking the errata page since they overhauled it. I now saw that they had the set name/number of each card errataed next to the name. This would help avoid confusion, etc. But… that’s right… BUT there was one errata with NO SET NAME!!!!!! And it was luster dragon…. The errata showed that:

Luster Dragon
This card’s name should be Luster Dragon #2.

This then ment that both the LoD one and the MFC one were to be called LUSTER DRAGON #2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Once again my anger rose, and many a duelist went on a rant (okay, it was just me)

Finally, yes finally. They updated the errata page so that it said:
Luster Dragon (LoD-whatever)
This card’s name should be Luster Dragon #2.

They fixed it!!! They finally finally fixed it!!!!!!

Once again, all was calm in the YGO world, and there was much rejoicing (half-hearted ‘yeah…’)
 

Ryoga
Luster Dragon:
It's a normal monster. Therefore, it is rubbish.

Alright, it's got 1900 ATK in a Lv. 4 and has 1600 DEF, which is fairly good. Also, it's a dragon, which is a fairly well supported type. However, this monster has no effect. It's text box exists only to talk in the hyberbolic way that only Yu-Gi-Oh can. Therefore, it is rubbish.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga
 

Dark Maltos

 

Luster Dragon

As far as I know, we are reviewing the 1900 atk luster dragon and not his 2400 cousin.

Luster Dragon , as a beatdown monster is generally not bad, 1900 attack is expected nowadays and 1600 def can fend off almost any of the commonly played level 4’s. Being wind he receives no immediately obvious bonuses, as in a wind deck he is likely to be replaced by Slate Warrior and Spear dragon, two similar, but generally better monsters, which really dampers his usability, especially as a simple level 4 since Skilled Dark Magician truly has him beat both stat and attribute wise.

Overall, luster Dragon, although beautiful to look at and not entirely useless does play second fiddle to a variety of other cards out there, although saying that, he is one of my favourite cards.

Traditional : 2/5 1900 attackers arent as potent here.
Advanced : 3/5 Just really isn’t anything spectacular.

Art ; 5/5 Awesome
MPS ;4./5
 

Tebezu

 

Luster Dragon

What can I say, I love this card.

Cards like this, Archfiend Soldier, Insect Knight, Mad Dog of Darkness, etc. are great monsters. With 1900 attack and decent defenses people can not deal with them all to easy.

Just Saturday I entered (and tied for first) at a local tournament. I was running an insect deck with 3 Insect Knights in it (which is essentially the same thing as Luster Dragon) The fact I kept smacking people for 1900 or hitting sakuretsu armor or even killing monsters annoyed my opponents. Luster Dragon is a big monster who smacks almost all 4 stared monsters in the game (and kills those pesky jujitsu masters) On top of that he is a great first turn set (who draws out Nobleman saving your flip monsters and spirit reapers) and literally pays for himself most games. A lot of opponents may not use sakuretsu armor on him because of the fact he is a normal monster. Thus he kills their monster and draws out some other form of removal.

I have a soft spot for this monster, time and time again this kind of advantageous engine hurts my opponents feelings. Because when they smashing ground, D.D. Assailant/Warrior Lady, Bottomless Trap Hole, or whatever 1,000 other things they can do; it just sets the field up for your Jinzo, Doom Dozer, Chaos Sorcerer, etc. to finish off the game. People who refuse to acknowledge this monster, or others of its kind, based simply on its normal status fail to understand that it dies in the same manner effect monsters do, but tends to cause more problems then they do.

I love it when an opponent book of moons or enemy controllers him with 1600 defense, and then realize their stupid (fill in the blank) can't finish off the Job

4/5

Simply because it is meant to hit the opponent and control the field with monster exchange. Nothing does it better (monsters like Goblin Attack Force remember die to treeborn frog.)
 

Rj
Luster Dragon

LoL@This.

Peace of cr@p card. Nothing to add, far better cards to use than this, with effects!!11

=\.

1/5 all formats plz.

-RJ
 

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