Pay 5000 Life Points. Special Summon 1 Fusion
Monster from your Fusion Deck in the Attack
Type - Machine/Effect
Card Number - DB2-EN100
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 06.26.06
Odd that my new-found favorite deck to lucksack
people with is the subject of today's Card of the
Day, even with someone else picking the cards.
Stein's effect just owns. In a dedicated deck, using
the Megamorphs/Limiter Removal/Giant Trunades, he's
almost guaranteed to get a Game 1 win, and will
usually only lose if the opponent has sided heavily
against Stein (which is becoming more and more of a
trend), or is able to do 3,000 or more damage very
quickly -- and even then Poison of the Old Man can
gain enough to put the player back into Stein range.
(NOTE: Want to play Stein but scared of the multiple
Kuribohs that could possibly stop you from a win?
Prohibition can take care of that for you...and
Decree -- if you're crazy enough to take out your
Secret Barrels for it when siding, can take care of
the Waboku/Threatening Roar.)
As a tech card, it can win games that a player
couldn't otherwise win, like Return from the
Different Dimension does. If nothing else, it's
another Dark monster to remove for Sorcerer.
Cyber-Stein is seeing more and more popularity
lately, be it as a single card to potentially end a
game (see the finals coverage of Canadian Nationals
for a perfect example) and as a dedicated deck.
Having said that, I personally hope Stein continues
to see lots of play, and that Konami won't let Upper
Deck ban or restrict it. I'd rather lose to a
well-constructed Stein deck, or to a Stein where the
Stein player was smart enough to draw out opposing
removal beforehand, than to a Return when I have
+(insert some ungodly number here.)
Trad: 4/5 (lots of field clears, but also more
broken cards I'd play first, like CED)
Welcome to RJ's week! This week we'll be looking at
some nifty cards and we start this week by reviewing
the ever popular Cyber Stein.
Cyber Stein itself (ignoring the effect) stinks. It
is only Level 2 and has an attack 9f 700 and a
defense of 500. It is a Machine which is rather
pointless in this case. By paying 5000 lifepoints,
you may Special Summon one Fusion Monster from your
There's the good. For even better, summon Cyber End
Dragon, and equip it with Megamorph. That gives you
an 8000 attack monster with Trample.
This can be even more deadly as a First or one turn
However, Cyber Stein has a few downsides as well.
After you do this, you have a 700 attack monster
just asking to be destroyed. Plus, you could be in
trouble since you just paid 5000 lifepoints to
summon the Fusion Monster.
Traditional: 2/5 Too many lifepoints and too much
Advanced: 3/5 More playable indeed
Cyber-Stein is much like Marmite; you either love
him or you hate him, generally dependant which side
of him you are on. He creates an entire deck
archetype that can be rather effective (if you don't
know, summon big fusion, clear backfield, double ATK
by some clever means, attack for game), though one
can avoid it. The real question is how long before
Konami turn their ban-gun towards this guy and
finish off all the playable OTKs?
Share and enjoy,
Cyber Stein is a great card that has now changed or
extremely influenced the Metagame. The stats don't
do so much but the effect makes this card almost as
broken as Return from the Different Dimension.
By paying 5000 life points you can special summon a
fusion type monster to your side of the field. As
most people refer this card to the popular "OTK"
deck it actually can serve a purpose in a common
By using a combo of cards, Cyber Stein can be a One
Turn Kill, or in other words win in one turn. Using
cards such as Giant Trunade, Limiter Removal, and
Megamorph make this all possible. Pulling powerful
cards usually make the card more effective but than
there is always the control fusions such as Dark
Balter, Ryu Senshi, and so on.
This piece of utility can be found in some people's
deck only running one. With Last Will and the age of
tribute monsters make this a very powerful and
consistent choice to run.
With the surprise factor and game winning tactics
make this a very playable card, even a copy randomly
in your deck!
As game winning as Return from the Different
Dimension it is still not as consistent. Not much
more to talk about since this card is so simple but
Yeah, we kick off a week of Cards picked by yours
truly with this card, Cyber-Stein.
This card was originally released as the first
Shonen Jump promo, and a funny story is that my team
actually won one of the original Cyber-Steins ;P.
This card was reprinted in DB2 I believe, and it
still goes for around 10-25 dollars, depending on
how lucky you are.
Cyber-Stein has been popping up randomly in many
decks. One of the first and popular cases of this
was in Rob "n2thez" Morgans Side Deck @ SJC Atlanta.
I personally watched Rob most of the day after I had
dropped, and the Cyber-Stein worked very well for
him, and alot of the combos seem lucksackish, but
they really aren't as hard as they seem. The card
has recently helped Calvin Tsang win Canadian
Nationals '06. Calvin is, of course a remarkable
player, but just the fact that he won that game when
he was down on cards and ripped Cyber-Stein warrants
this cards banning, and OTK's are so cheesy.
Igor Kharin got 2nd @ UK Nationals just a while back
with what many people (Self included) are referring
to as "The best Cyber-Stein OTK ever built". Here is
a list below for you to check out.
3 Nimble Momonga
3 Spirit Reaper
1 Morphing Jar
1 Magician of Faith
1 Mystic Tomato
1 Exiled Force
3 Giant Trunade
3 Poison of the Old Man
1 United we Stand
1 Limiter Removal
1 Nobleman of Crossout
1 Graceful Charity
1 Level Limit – Area B
1 Swords of Revealing Light
1 Heavy Storm
1 Premature Burial
3 Wave-Motion Cannon
3 Just Desserts
3 Stealth Bird
2 Ojama Trio
2 Lava Golem
1 Des Koala
1 Mask of Darkness
Despite the cheapness of this deck, its remarkably
good. I've tested the deck alot, and it is
INCREDIBLY consistent. If you're looking for
Cyber-Stein OTK variants, this is the one you're
All in all, Cyber-Stein is a cheap card that is
broken and game breaking in some aspects, and
although you may argue that its "5000lp cost makes
it balanced", you're wrong. Life points mean NOTHING
until you have Zero(0).
Currently, Cyber Stein is the best first turn kill
available to us , using this with the Cyber fusions
or even Blue eyes ultimate dragon , combined with
Mega morph / Limiter Removal, essentially dealing
over 8000 damage at the cost of 5000.
Way back in the day, Stein was released as an
ultimately rare promo that nearly sold for a record
breaking $23,000 if memory serves. Quite the sought
after card. But now its been re published as a rare
in Dark Beginning.
Cyber Stein can be an overwhelming card in the early
game, but after a couple of hits on your lp he
becomes essentially useless. The Stein OTK is the
best route to go under with this monster I think, as
for such a hefty cost its not worth getting anything
else with his huge cost. Just make sure the opposing
backfield is clear, otherwise a well placed Magic
Cylinder could topple you.
He’s also dark for you Chaos lovers out there.
Traditional : 3.5/5 Could be effective here,
combined with all the power house cards, if used
Advanced : 4/5 Very good, just need to worry about
the high Bottomless trap hole and Sakurtsu count.
Art : 4/5 Pretty gruesome.
MPS ; 4/5 I love the idea.
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