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

Icarus Attack
Common

By Tributing 1 Winged Beast-Type monster on your side of the field, destroy 2 cards on the field.

Type - Trap
Card Number - EOJ-EN055

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.9
Advanced: 3.75

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


Date Reviewed - 07.10.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Icarus Attack

Wow...a fan request card that's actually GOOD! (Congrats to whoever picked this, you officially don't suck at this game.)

This falls into the category of "powerful support for a type that desperately needs it".

It's a chainable, unrestricted 2 for 2. You sacrifice a Winged-Beast and choose two cards to get destroyed. The key to breaking this card is the same key to breaking Deck Devastation Virus -- wait until either the monster to be tributed or the card itself is being threatened. (Examples: Heavy Storm or MST that would hit Icarus Attack; Sakuretsu Armor/Mirror Force that would jack up your Harpie Lady.) Then it becomes a 3 for 2.

We NEED more cards like this in the game...stuff that gives you a tangible benefit to running a non-Light/Dark, non-Return-oriented, non-Stein monster lineup. This isn't exactly "draw 1 card for every Winged Beast on the field", but it's a damn good step in the right direction.

If you run a Wind deck, you play this. In multiples.

5/5 in the right deck, 1/5 all else
 

Ryoga
Icarus Attack:
A nice, straightforward, chainable trap.

Enemy of Justice has mostly passed me by, but everytime shows me one of the cards, I'm rather impressed. Here's another one. Overall, it is at least a 2-4-2, which is good for the aggro deck Winged Beasts are most likely to appear in. However, you can activate it when the Winged Beast in question would be dying by, oh let's say, Mirror Force. The monster would have died anyway, why not capitalise on the situation?

Disadvantages are that the trap isn't truely chainable as you have to have a Winged Beast to tribute and if your opponent only has one card, you must destroy one of your own. Overall, though, if you have five or more winged beasts in a deck, one of these might be a worth it.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga
 

Dark Maltos

 

Icarus Attack

Welcome to our week of fun. Today’s card is a pretty sweet little number from EOJ that will certainly give the winged beast genre the support that they so sorely deserve.

Icarus attack is certainly powerful. By tributing one Winged beast type monster you can destroy 2 cards on the field. That’s an even trade off right off the bat.

We’ve all seen this before with Deck devastation virus. You’re up against a wall, your best monster about to be blasted, and Zap, he’s gone , taking two cards with him as well.

Icarus attack gives great support to a near death deck type, and its refreshing to see. With it, as well as the new structure deck that will soon be upon us, who knows how far this deck could go?

Traditional (winged beast) 4/5
Advanced (winged beast) 4/5

Art : 4/5 Sweetness
MPS ; 5/5
 
MikeJ Icarus Attack

Normal Trap

Text: By Tributing 1 Winged-Beast Type monster on your side of the field, destroy 2 cards on the field

Before I start my review I most introduce myself since I jumped into my reviews without doing it last week, I'm MikeJ from the YGO Pojo Forum, the guy that rants about certain stuff. Plus, I must also apologize for my grammer in last weeks reviews, which were really bad so I will get them spell check/grammer from a good source ^.~

Finally Winged-Beast types (mainly Harpies) actually get a good support card in EoJ. Basically its a 2:2 trade off, which could be a 2 : 3 if you wait until your opponent uses Sakuretsu Armor on one of your Winged-Beasts. The down side is that it must destroy 2 cards. Certain cards such as Mobius the Frost Monarch, which can destroy "up to" two, are more diverse so keep that in mind. Also, this card benefits people who run Phoenix, but worry about well timed Bottomless Trap Hole by their opponent. Since Icarus saves the Pheonix by tributing itself (too bad its not "destroy" like RoD, then that would be amazing lol), it is best suited in such decks. If you run a Harpy deck or a Wind/Winged-Beast deck this should be a staple IMO. Other then that, Icarus is a theme based card.



Traditional Format > 1/5: "You're running a winged beast deck in traditional? what the..."

Advance Format/ Winged-Beast or Harpy Deck > 4.2/5

Artwork > 3/5: I loved the whole myth behind Icarus. How he flew to close to the sun with his wings made of feathers and wax. I kind of like the artwork

MikeJ
 
Pippin Iccarus Attack

A plus for any Harpie Deck and some Wind decks. The ability to turn any Winged-Beast into the love child of Mobius and Exiled Force is nothing to scoff at. Its just that Winged-Beasts have very little base support, until lately. This may see more play later as the Wind Structure deck comes available.

Chainablility makes it useful Heavy Storm/MST/Mobius bait, but at the cost of a Winged-Beast. Destroying a monster is kind of a bad cost. There are plenty of ways for your opponent to detroy your monsters, they do not need your help dying.

Bottom Line: Harpie Deck

Traditional - 1/5 There are better cards here with little to no cost Advanced - 3/5 Not a bad card if comboed correctly, but a NASTY topdeck.
All other decks - nill/5 - um, no.

Until next time, stay out of the sun.
 

Rj
Icarus Attack

This card is pretty nice I guess, support for Harpies or Winged Beast is neat.

Stealth Bird, all the Harpy Ladies, and Tomorrows card are all Winged Beast monsters, so its decent enough. The effect can be a 2-1 alot, or if your opponent plays Smashing Ground or something on your Winged Beast and you chain this, that ends up being a 2-3 exchange, which is great. My team mate runs Harpies casually for Local tournaments, its a very fun decks.

Constructed: 3/5 in a deck supporting it, and if you play it right.
Traditional: No rating.
 

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