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

Cyber Prima
Super Rare

When this card is Tribute Summoned, destroy all face-up Spell Cards on the field.

Type - Warrior/Effect
Card Number - EOJ-EN007

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.6
Advanced: 2.54

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


Date Reviewed - 07.28.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Cyber Prima

Hey look...it's Mobius, but it sucks!

Let's look at every aspect of the card in one sentence, since I love doing that and hardly get a chance to anymore.

It's a one-tribute (bad) 2300 (100 short of being good) Light (good) Warrior (possibly good) that destroys all Continuous Spells upon Summon (sub-par).

I thought of a few things right away where you COULD get a benefit by playing this, but not that many. Anti-Burn (nuke those Wave-Motion Cannons, the Level Limit, and the Messengers of Peace), it kills an opponent's Premature, Snatch, or Swords..and finally it's a card that the Clockwork Control build (the one that stalls forever with Clock Tower Prison) would have to worry about.

I see no major reasons to side this NOW, or main it at all, but it could possibly be used in some deck in the future.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1.75/5
 

Otaku

Stats                : Cyber Prima is a Level 6 Light/Warrior Effect Monster with 2300 ATK and 1600 DEF.  Being a Tribute means the effect has to overcome an inherent loss of a card to get it into play (be it a Monster offered as Tribute, a Premature Burial after dumping it into the Graveyard, or whatever).  It is a Light Monster, which is a good sign: while it is annoying that Chaos is still such a strong presence in the format, at least it is some kind of Attribute based support.  If is just unfortunate that it is for the Attributes that least need the aid.  Still, it helps this Monster.

 

Warriors are perhaps the best supported theme in the game, so that is another mark in Cyber Prima’s favor.  Granted their support is best for Level 4 Monsters, whether by design or not, still there is enough there to benefit Cyber Prima.

 

What won’t help her, and just guessing this is female as this Monster series is rather gender ambiguous, is that her ATK is only 2300 in a meta dominated by 2400 ATK Tributes and capable of dropping 2300 ATK Level 4 Monsters on a whim.  Goblin Attack Force, even though its not a deck staple to most, is a counter waiting in the wings for any Tribute Monster from 2100 ATK to 2300 ATK, as even if you drop and attack, you come out ahead in card count.  The reason 2100 ATK and below Tribute Monsters don’t fear Goblin Attack Force is we have Cyber Dragon already rendering them poor investments, so Goblin Attack Force would be redundant.  There are other Monsters that could do the same, but most have reasonable downsides: Jirai Gumo is usually expensive to attack with, Chainsaw Insect would give them a draw to replace the Monster you just slew, Zombyra can’t attack direct and loses ATK points as it destroys Monsters, etc.  There are a few others that would still be problems, but at least it’d be less than what we have now (or the potential for what we have now).  At least Cyber Prima’s 1600 DEF is useful in the current format.  Book of Moon might be at one, but it and Enemy Controller still see play and even if they didn’t, Tsukuyomi does.  All of those result in shots at beatsticks in their oft weaker DEF position.  Cyber Prima will require a real beatstick to slay her in DEF mode, not just Tsukuyomi or even a spent Breaker.  That helps, marginally.

 

Overall, though her stats should be good, in the current meta they aren’t up to snuff unless she has a very good effect.

 

Effect               : When Cyber Prima is Tribute Summoned successfully, she destroys all face up Spell Cards on the field.  This has some potential, but as a whole probably won’t be enough to get her played.  This is a nice, solid effect with some combo potential.  Of course, that means it won’t see play since the metagame is dominated overpowered cards, including several dedicated to Spell/Trap removal.

 

Uses and

Combinations  : Face-Up Spells are usually limited to Snatch Steal and Premature Burial and then a few other random Equip and stall cards.  It hits you as well, but honestly that’s a good thing, as it opens up some simple combos.  Smoke Grenade of the Thief can be equipped to any Monster but the one you are offering as Tribute to Summon Cyber Prima.  So just slap in on your opponent’s Monster (other than Spirit Reaper), then Tribute Summon Cyber Prima to give her a Monarch worthy effect.  If Return from the Different Dimension wasn’t so popular, then Big Bang Shot would also be useful (since it would remove the Equipped Monster as Cyber Prima destroyed it).  There are a few others, but sadly they get even weaker so I’ll let you hunt them out.  Too bad you can’t hit Trap Cards.  Still, Snatch Steal is popular enough that even in a CC deck this isn’t a total waste.

 

Ratings

 

Traditional       : 1/5 – Even though it feeds Chaos, it can’t compete with the utter brokenness of the average card used in this format.

 

Advanced        : 2/5 – Its stats are just a hair puny for it to be a poor choice for Chaos, but it would still work an on occasion pay for itself by nuking an opponent’s Premature Burial, Swords of Revealing Light, Snatch Steal, Messenger of Peace, and… that’s about it for commonly played Spells that remain face-up in play.  There are a few more, but they get more and more specialized after that.

 

Summary

Cyber Prima is one of those cards that should be great.  At least, if the game played out the way it tends to in the manga and such, where players often can rely on a Spell card being in play for several turns, and will even stack Continuous Spells on top of each other.  That’s not how things are though since even after so many Ban Lists, we still have mass Spell removal and many one-for-one Spells.  Anyone with an inkling of skill will make a one-for-one trade favor them.

 


Dark Paladin
We close out this week with Cyber Prima, a monster who is metal, clearly a Machine, but this is a Warrior card, but let's leave that for another day.

2300 attack for one tribute...just below the norm of 2400 attack for the one tribute monster, but still solid. 1600 defense is decent...it survives Tsukyiomi. The Light Attribute is useful, as this card also has.

Now, when this card is successfully Tribute Summoned, destroy all Face Up Magic cards on the field. That's good...right? Not so much. How many Continuous Magic cards do you see used against you? Not many.

Destroy a Swords of Revealing Light early or maybe a Level Limit Area B or something, but not much.

Ratings:

2.5/5 all around for Fairies
1.5/5 elsewhere

Art: 5/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
 

Ryoga
Cyber Prima:
A not-very-good Monarch copy.

Ok, it might be able to blow up lots of Spells, but how many face-up ones do you see floating about on the field at one time? Somewhere around zero and one in my experience. Also, being a Warrior doesn't help higher level monsters. Thus, an alright monster, but nothing to make one want to use it. Mobius does the job better.

Traditonal: 2/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga
 
MikeJ Cyber Prima

Noo !!! its not a Light type Mobius so don't get any thoughts ^.~. If you watch the GX show this is one of Alexis Rhodes ( aka Asuka Tenjoin ) cards used by her in the show. Now unlike Mobius she targets only F/U ( Face Up ) spell cards not anything which makes Mobius superior no matter situation but whats makes her better then Mobius she can destroy all F/U spell cards not just two, Now this can actually come in very nicely if you're playing a Burn/Stall deck since usually they have a few F/Us like Level Limit Area B or WMC now bring her our nuke there Stall or Burn spell cards ^.^ vert affective indeed.

Traditional Format > 1/5: Very pointless when you have HFD which kills anything

Advance Format > 3/5: If you meta is filled with Burn or Stall this could be usefull I suggest people try her out in sidedecks IMO or just use Mobius it really depends on you

Artwork > 2/5: ??? weird

MikeJ
 
Pippin Cyber Prima

This card is a solid side deck addition, maybe even in Cookie Cutter. Just for a moment, lets pretend that you find yourself at a regionals, nationals, world tourney and your cookie cutter has wooped all the other cookie cutters, but now you are up against a stall burn deck with hardly any monsters. What do you do?

One thing you can do is side board these for Zaborg to destroy that pesky Snatch Steal, Dark Door, Messenger of Peace, Swords of Revealing Light, Premature Burial, Toll and Wave Motion Cannon. So this card has its purposes against the right deck, and by siding out a Zaborg for this, you do not lose the Light attribute slot you worked so hard to copy.

2300 atk 1600 def. The atk is higher than Cyber Dragon, lower than Monarchs, and even with Chaos Sorcerer. The def means the Tsukoyomi cannot flip and smack. All around a pretty good card.

Bottom Line:
Traditional: 2.5/5 - Raigeki is still here, and usually stall has less a chance.
Advanced: 3.5/5 - A solid Side board against the odd Stall Burn or spell heavy deck.

Art: 3/5 - Nothing that knocks my socks off, but she sure is perty.

Until next time, *puts on Tina Turner wig* "I'm your private dancer, dancer for money..."
 

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