this card attacks with an ATK that is higher than
the DEF of your opponent's Defense Position monster,
inflict the diference as Battle Damage to your
opponent's Life Points. When this card attacks, it
is changed to Defense Position at the end of the
Type - Dragon/Effect
Card Number - DB2-EN152
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 06.12.06
It gives me great pleasure to re-review Spear Dragon
since its last review of October 7, 2003.
Much has changed since Legacy of Darkness came out;
the Yata-Lock's been forbidden along with so many
other broken combos, the tournament scene has
expanded greatly, and some of the ex-greatest
players in the game seem to have lost their touch.
So to look at the actual merits of this card...
Spear Dragon was our first automatic 1900 Trampler,
and only our second automatic trampler period (the
first being Mad Sword Beast). At the time, his
attack score was rivaled only by his gigantic nose,
to which only a few other noses can compare (on Yu-Gi-Oh
cards or in real life.) What fed Spear Dragon's play
so much during that time was the other Spear
Dragons; one player would attack with one, the
opponent would summon their own and pierce through
the first for 1900, the first player would Premature
Burial their Spear and pierce through the other one,
and so on, and so forth. (That, and it made Magician
of Faith somewhat painful, despite the selection of
broken cards she had to choose from.)
There are still two more stable options in today's
game; Enraged Battle Ox offers a 1700 trampler
without the need to go to Defense, along with the
trample ability for other monsters of similar types;
Exarion Universe has that great 1900 DEF to go along
with 1800 ATK, but 1400 on the trample.
Spear Dragon could still see a tech spot in a side
deck today. Although there are no other Spear
Dragons for him to pierce through, his gigantic
booger factory of a nose can still sneeze all over
Spirit Reapers for 1700 trample at a clip. Who knows
-- a sided Spear when damage has been close in the
first game may help you 2-0 someone you're way
Out of 5, I'd give this a 2.3 (dropped from 4/5 back
in the day)
Wow, I actually have free time. Alright, so since I
hurt my wrist*, I'll keep this week pretty brief.
Spear Dragon is first up on the list.
::sigh:: Knowing why this card was picked (like a
nose) makes the whole point of today's review
stupid. K. While I won't join EMoD, I will take a
leaf from his book right here, much like how Cory's
mom takes chicken from a bucket of KFC.
Now that the stupid inside jokes are done, the
review of the card begins.
Well, assuming you've read it, you know what its
merits are. It has 1900/0, and built-in Fairy
Meteor Crush. This guy was the original good
trampler, right alongside Airknight Parshath.
People like 1900 with trample. They like it so much
they will actually tribute a monster to get it.
This guy is a former staple of a noble deck fallen
from grace in recent years: beatdown. He was an
absolute star in V3l0c1ty, a deck so well-built it
puts the cesspools of contemporary deckbuilding to
shame. Back then, they had no Treeborn Frog in a
deck with Decrees, or Call, or Solemn Judgment.
They weren't idiots. They had Jirai Gumo, Dark Elf,
and Spear Dragon alongside Delinquent Duo,
Confiscation, Premature Burial, Solemn Judgment,
and... Megamorph. This guy was insane because he
could swing for 3800 with Megamorph equipped and
still be at 3800 the next turn. V3l0c1ty was the
paragon and apotheosis of good decks back then, and
still kinda is, far as design goes anyway
Sadly Spear Dragon, the third 4 star 1900 attacker
beatdown got, came in an age of Yata Garasu,
Creature Swap, Scapegoat, Airknight Parshath, and
Drop Off. He never had much of a chance in the
advent of control decks.
With that... This guy sucks. Nowadays we've got
2100/1600 four stars with no drawbacks (except the
one where they're occasionally a tribute monster).
On top of the actual four stars with "drawbacks"
like Zombyra the Dark, Berserk Gorilla, and then the
sea of GOOD 1900 ATK'ers with good effects (Breaker,
Slate Warrior) that outclass this Goblin Attack
Force redux. And hell, they came out with a 2000
ATK version of this guy in Japan
(DARK/Dragon/4/2000/1200, if you're interested), so
that should tell you something about this particular
guy's power level. Still a fun card.
Funny how I said I would keep it brief. =P
Pojo.com forumgoers, I don't need to tell you
what to do here.
Today, we look at Spear Dragon for the start of a
very odd week with no particular theme whatsoever.
Spear Dragon is a good card. Not great, not bad, not
meh, it's simply good. It's a 1900 Level 4 monster
and has the Wind attribute. Spear Dragon has trample
and the Goblin Attack Force effect of switching to
defense at the end of the turn it attacks. (It also
has a whopping 0 defense :(
Spear Dragon is a staple of Dragon decks and Trample
decks, outside of there, I don't really see a reason
to use it. It isn't really a splash card, but I
won't stop you from splashing it.
There are ways around the defense setback though.
Final Attack Orders would keep him in attack mode,
and something like Waboku could protect him until
the next turn.
Traditional: 3/5 It's still Level 4, 1900 atk., and
it has trample Traditional Dragon/Final Attack
Advanced: 3.5/5 See Traditional
Advanced Dragon/Final Attack Orders/Trample: 4/5
Another week, another bunch of tests. There’s every
chance that as you’re reading this I’ve already sat
my FINAL Maths and Geography GCSE exams, which, as
luck would have it both ended up on the same
day….joy. Well , wish me the best as from where it
stands now im scraping the C/B borderline, and
technically I should be an A. Anyway, on with the
Spear dragon is a classic card released WAY back in
LOD, and was quite the sort after little beastie
upon his initial release. With 1900 attack, and
effect that resembled (and crippled) goblin attack
force, and the pretty yet pointless type of being a
Wind / Dragon.
Spear dragon, as of now is seeing less and less
play, especially with the inclusion of more well -
rounded pierces such as Exarion Universe and Enraged
Battle Ox (both of which, including Spear dragon
play a major role in my Friday deck, Piercing
Punishment, a superb deck consisting of piercing Don
Zaloog’s with surplus attack, worth a read) Still,
he’s fairly decent, and could easily manage to
squeeze himself into a wind deck, Armed dragon wind
variant (another I’ve tried him out in) as well as
the above mentioned Piercing deck. A decent card,
somewhat outclassed, but all together still viable.
It may not be the best for the return theme, but
others may prosper.
Traditional ; 2/5 Too Chaos heavy.
Advanced : 3.5/5 Slightly replaced, so he’s not
REALLY the best at what he does anymore.
Art ; 4/;5 Less of a dragon, more of a Dinosaur
MPS : 4/5
Amazingly enough, this card remains one of the few
good options for the Dragon Deck. And therein the
problem lies with the traditional Dragon Deck. You
can either construct it with Lord of D and the Flute
(yes, from the Kaiba starter deck), or go with a
beat-down flavor that involves cards like Spear
Dragon and Luster Dragon. Unfortunately, the second
deck is extinct because of Cyber Dragon.
So while this card remains one of the best available
for Dragon decks, it still receives a 1 in both
advanced and traditional. And my reviews for
Dreadguy and Clocktower weren't posted last week
because I gave them both zero's. Apparently, 1 is
lowest score givable.
No A BAD System score needed, this card is bad
Nick “wwncd“ Curtis
Spear Dragon: 4 star / wind / atk: 1900 def: 0
Effect - When this card attacks with an ATK that is
higher than the DEF of a Defense Position monster,
inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your
opponentĘs Life Points. If this card attacks, it is
changed to Defense Position at the end of the Damage
Well this card has two meanings to me. A recent
feature match at the 2006 Yugioh Nationals brought
attention onto this card, because of a certain
persons nose. And because at the very first ever
Columbus, OH regional, I top 4’d with this card in
my deck. Well, there are both ups and downs to using
Pros: ~ it’s a 1900 beatstick
~ it has a built in fairy meteor crush effect
~ it switches to defense, which can prevent most
battle damage, like if cyber dragon were to hit the
~ one of the most powerful wind monsters that
doesn’t require a tribute
~ you wait one less turn to switch it to attack mode
than goblin atk force, goblin elite, or giant orc
Cons: ~ it’s a wind monster, so it doesn’t support
~ it has zero defense
~ it switches to defense mode after it attacks
~ not searchable by sangan, or any searchers except
witch of the black forest
~ the turn after it attacks, your opponent can kill
it with something as simple as a used magician of
Overall, this card is not that bad, but
unfortunately doesn’t fit into the current state of
the meta. The meta is mostly chaos return. It is a
decent card for beatdown decks though. Not that bad,
but in my opinion, to random to play for competitive
Beatdown deck: 4.5/5
Nick Curtis - one name, one legend… AIM: