This card can
only be Special Summoned by the effect of "A Deal
with Dark Ruler". This card can attack all monsters
on your opponent's side of the field once. You
cannot attack your opponent directly if you attack
any monsters first. Decrease the ATK of this card by
500 points during each of your End Phases.
Type - Dragon/Effect
Card Number - DCR-019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 01.17.06
I remember trying to rip n00bs with this card. You
KNOW a card's bad when you can't even pawn it off on
a beginner for something above its actual value.
This one will be short and sweet; insane summoning
requirements + constantly lowering ATK + 3 copies of
Sakuretsu Armor and 2 copies of Widespread Ruin
being the "norm" for all cookie-cutter decks = a
horrible excuse for a Dark Crisis Super Rare.
I don't like short reviews, but the worse the card,
the shorter the review.
Berserk Dragon is hard to bring out, and even harder
to make worthwhile. With so much removal in the
current format, wasting multiple resources to bring
out Berserk Dragon simply is not worth it.
(Btw, all my ratings are for the Advanced Format, if
this was not known already. There is no point
considering Traditional when no major tournaments
this god-forsaken format)
Read my lips: I want Metal Reflect Slime! I want it
I can guarantee you the other reviewers will trash
this card but it isn't half bad. So don't believe
them. It is a nomi, but one easier to work around
since the card that brings it out can be done from
the deck - kinda like Gearfried the Swordmaster.
Until MRS is released this won't be as combo-licious
as it could be. But it can still be plenty vicious
in a Phoenix build.
Just imagine: I attack with Phoenix and you force a
Sak from your hand. I chain Deal for Berserk and
smash your face in with it. Next turn I have it AND
the Phoenix back. You can work around it so don't be
turned off by the restrictions.
Plus the Asura Priest effect can be just game
ending. You won't care about the attack decrease.
Like ever. You wouldn't bank on it surviving long
enough for it to be an issue would you?
I'll put the disclaimer though that for uber
competitive decks this guy won't have the stability
to consistanty win. Keep it fun.
Today we look at Beserk Dragon which we have seen in
Merger of the Big
5 Part III on the anime for those of you who are
fans of that.
Beserk Dragon has 3500 attack points which is quite
excellent, yet he has a gastardly low defense of
well...0. He has no defense at all.
Plus, Beserk Dragon is a Nomi-monster, which in this
case is terrible.
On the good side, Beserk Dragon can attack each
monster your opponent has on their field. That's
about all for the good. The bad: He loses 500 attack
points during each of your stand-by phases. Worse:
He can only be summoned by A Deal with Dark Ruler.
Worst of All: To play "A Deal with Dark Ruler" you
must have a Level 8 or higher monster on your field
be destroyed AND give up half your lifepoints.
In short...Beserk Dragon is too much cost and
resources and not enough good to be used.
Berserk Dragon :
This monster has some very sick artwork which is an
outstanding feature on this otherwise very
Berserk Dragon is very powerful. Nothing can argue
with it’s 3500 base attack, and it also hits every
monster on the opposing field when it attacks. Very
Nice indeed. It’s the summoning conditions that make
this card unfortunately nearly useless out of casual
Having to have the spell card in your deck to summon
this most is bad enough, never mind the cost of
using it. Since you have to have a lv 8 monster from
the field sent to the grave ( an incredibly rare
occurrence believe me) in order to activate the
spell the situational aspects of this card just make
it unplayable. The only lv8 that I can really see
being played would be Dark Necrofear or maybe a Blue
Eyes . ( an interesting side note : if Necrofear was
an equip card went sent to the grave you CAN
activate the deal)
The loss of 500 atk is irrelevant as the lowest
Berserk Dragon would ever reach would be 2500, as
he’d probably be destroyed in the following couple
of turns anyway.
Berserk Dragon is a wicked card, but unfortunately
to hard to use, much like most cards this week.
Advanced : 2/ 5 Just because of the unlikelihood of
Traditional : 1/5 : Not happening.
Art : 5/5 Fantastic
Well for today’s card, it’s a perfect choice since
I’m in class right now. A crappy card for me to
review. Well, hmm, how to put this nicely……. The
card looks nice? In reality this card is horrible.
You waste a ton of resources to bring it out, only
to have it weaken itself if you can somehow keep it
alive….. It’s even more of a waste considering a
Cyber Dragon to Don Zaloog drop gives you the same
ATK as this waste of resources.
As close to a Ritual as it is possible to be without
He's nomi, which is never good. He is Special
Summoned from the deck, which is. His ATK decreases
every turn, which isn't. He can eat everything that
won't have already killed you, which is good. He is
not indestructible (which all monster requiring
ridiculous summoning conditions should be [Horus
negates Spells, a popular source of destruction, and
that counts]), which is bad. He can attack
everything your opponent has, which is good. He can
only be brought out when a Lv. 8 monster dies, which
is little solice for having lost the resources put
into the Lv. 8 to start with.
His tutor/ritual is Quick Play, which is good.
Generally, this is a nice idea, but no Nomi is good
unless it has a built in way to protect itself from
dying or gives you a godly effect (i.e. "Your
opponent skips his Main Phase 1 and 2"). You will go
to all the trouble of summoning this and Smash or
Sako kills it.
Darn. And then there are only two Lv. 8 monsters you
are likely to play (Phoenix and DMoC) and only one
of them can make him happy enough to make an
I suppose you could count a Cyber-Steined Cyber ___
Dragon, but you shouldn't.
Do not use. Except for a laugh.
Casual: 4/5 [5/5 if you have three Berserk Gorillas
on the field when you play it]
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