I'll take "Monsters that are so close to being good
for $1000, please Alex." I am referring to Winged
Sage Falcos, who gets an extra .5 just for having a
Winged Sage Falcos is a Level 4 monster of the Wind
attribute, which is always cool. 1700 attack is a
bit low, but solid enough, and 1200 defense which is
The effect--if Winged Sage Falcos destroy a monster
on your opponent's field, and once it hits the
Graveyard, you can return it to the top of the
owner's deck. I love cards that do this, because I
think lock decks like that are sweet.
Pause--I left out a small part of the effect. The
monster destroyed has to be in ATTACK postion, which
severely lowers the playability of my bird friend
1.5/5 all (It does something, but only got .5 for
For some reason, Winged Sage Falcos’ effect seems
like it could be as much a blessing as it is a curse
which really acts against it’s inclusion in any
deck. Think about it.
You run you’re freshly summoned Falcos onto the
field, and have a look around. Now his effect only
works on attack mode monsters, so that rules out
those 2 face -down threats. You can’t attack them as
then he’d just be a 1700 attack wind monster, might
as well stick in a Luster Dragon. You can’t kill
that Cyber Dragon either so now you’re pretty
screwed, it kinda makes you wonder why you summoned
Falcos in the first place, especially with that
Spirit Reaper in your hand.
Now obviously that was all a joke, but do you see
what I’m getting at? Not much is left in attack mode
these days, and when it is it’s probably got more
attack than Falcos anyway. If it were me, I’d give
the guy a miss. I can’t really think of a best case
scenario for this one, although I’m sure Tebezu
probably will….I’m not sure why…
Okay. Let me try the Winged Sage Falcos one. Can you
just do the avatar I have now for my picture on the
Winged Sage Falcos. Hmm, this card is actually
pretty unbelievable. Really underrated.. I mean,
think about it. It is a Winged Beast, which means
you can use Icarus Attack on it when it is about to
get destroyed. It also has a solid 1700 ATK for a 4
star Monster. It's Defense is decent, but Defense
isn't too much to worry about now. It's effect is
very interesting though. Our friend Falcos has the
ability to bounce back a Monster to the top of the
deck if it destroyed the Monster while it was in
Face-Up Attack Position. Kind of like a mini
Mystical Knight of Jackal. Overall, a cool little
beast that can really work. The downside to it is
that in this format, most of the Monsters go in
face-down position, which will not allow its effect
to work. Great for running over Hydrogeddons though.
Advanced: 3/5-It's pretty good here
Traditional: 1.5/5-If you are wanting to run Chaos,
this might conflict a bit. Not so good here.
This is YGOmaster, signing off.
Winged Sage Falcos
is a Level 4 Wind/Winged-Beast/Effect Monster.
It has a respectable 1700 ATK and 1200 DEF as it
is an effect Monster. The effect is simple: if
this Monster destroys (and sends to the
Graveyard) an opponent’s ATK position Monster in
battle, you can elect to send it to the top of
their deck instead. Even if it’s a nice monster
your opponent will just re-Summon (or even
re-Special Summon, like Cyber Dragon) the
next turn, you blocked your opponent’s “real”
What, you say Winged Sage Falcos is too
weak to kill anything likely to be in ATK
position? Well, good thing that it will be one
to three cards in your deck of at least 40
cards. As you know, I have less of an issue
with Field Spells than other people, and
Rising Air Current ups this to a 2200 ATK,
enough to beat Cyber Dragon. Even in
generic Wind decks, Harpie Lady 1 is
useful since it ends up being a searchable
“1600” ATK (the 300 ATK boost then raising
Falcos to a respectable 2000 ATK). You can
also focus on using things like Rush
Recklessly to raise its ATK for one hit… on
your opponent’s turn. Oh, isn’t that nice? If
one attack’s, one’s Draw Phase may be forfeit.
Not attacking, though, is almost as dangerous.
If Shrink were more common, it’d be
better still (since Shrink, unlike
Rush Recklessly, can be used defensively).
You can also use cards to force your opponent’s
weaker, would-be Sets into face-up ATK position…
All in all, Winged Sage Falcos is a good
card for Winged-Beast decks and for specialty
bounce decks designed with it in mind.
3.5/5 (in specialized decks)
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