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

Chiron the Mage
Rare

Discard 1 Spell Card from your hand. Destroy 1 Spell or Trap Card on your opponent's side of the field. This effect can only be used once per turn.

Type - Beast/Warrior/Effect
Card Number - FET-EN021

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 3.2

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


Date Reviewed - 06.30.06

 

ExMinion OfDarkness
Chiron the Mage

Chrion was touted as a side deck staple for a brief while; turning any Spell in your hand into a MST could screw over many a deck that needed several Continuous Spell and Trap cards on the field to stall out for a win.

Today, that's no longer the case. Why? I can think of two big reasons -- Mobius the Frost Monarch and Royal Decree. If you need to stop Trap cards, Decree's your best bet, and that can definitely screw over the card stopping you from attacking more often than not. Mobius can just take out anything, and does it easier than Chiron could (while Chiron would take two turns and two discards to get rid of 2 S/Ts, Mobius does it in one fell swoop.)

Chiron isn't a bad card, and could see play in a deck that uses Enraged Battle Ox or Earth support. Its 1800 ATK is respectable and would be really nice if it included the trample that EBO would provide it. But given how little side deck space we have as it is, and much of it already dedicated between anti-Stein, anti-Return, and changing up your own Deck as needed, there's just not the room for it.

Trad: 1/5
Adv: 2.5/5
 

Dark Paladin
Chiron the Mage
1800-1000
Beast-Warrior/Earth
Level 4

For those of you who watch the anime, you know Noah used this card in the Virtual World arc in his duel against Kaiba to destroy his Crush Card.

Now, for most of this review, I'm going to compare this card to Breaker the Magical Warrior.

Breaker has 1900 attack points when summoned Chiron has 1800 attack points when summoned

Round 1 to Breaker

Breaker only has to discard his counter to use his effect Chiron has to discard a Spell to use his effect

Round 2 to Breaker

Breaker falls to 1600 attack after using his effect Chiron stays at 1800 attack after using his effect

Round 3 to Chiron

Breaker is DARK
Chiron is EARTH

Round 4 to Breaker

So, even though you can (generally) only use Breaker's effect once, Chiron isn't as good. The reason being, even though his effect can be used multiple times, discarding a Spell can REALLY hurt you.

Odds are, you'll need that Spell later. However, it could be good if you have something stong on the field for the win and your opponent just has a Mirror Force down.

Also, even though decks are roughly 50% Spells, you may not have one in your hand to use the effect.

Conclusion: Good effect with a not so good cost.

Ratings:

Although not as good as Breaker, solid on hiw own.

Ratings:

3/5 all around

Art: 4/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
 

Ryoga
Chiron the Mage
An old favourite of mine.

Ever since Chiron came out I thought he was rather good. I've always been one to distrust my opponent's back-row and being able to blow one of those cards away a turn has always seemed useful.

Sadly, in practice, it never seems to work out that way for me. I generally prefer the effect of the spell I'm throwing away to the safety of one less trap. Now, others might have built decks better suited to this guy, and Earth decks can't go far without one, but he just remains one of the cards I would like to use.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga
 

Rj
Chiron the Mage

Man this card is good. One of the best side deck cards available today, and a SICK Ultimate version.

This card is a great side deck choice if you play the first game smart. Did you see a lack of Bottomless Trap Hole, and alot of Sakuretsu Armor? Side this in, maybe with some other Solid Spell cards such as Metamorphosis, and if Morph is dead, you can drop it to kill their Traps!

This thing has 1800 attack, but just 1000 defense, which means Tsukuyomi makes it, well her slave =[. Its an awesome card for running over..alot of stuff such as flipped Dekoichis and stuff, and Breaker the Magical Warrior without counter.

This card can actually be compared to a balanced version of Breaker the Magical Warrior, with a cost. Heh. Something to think about.

Anyways, this card is great against mirror matches and such, but make sure you have enough Spells to warrant its use, I side in two with 15/16 Spells most of the time. So I usually main about 13, side in 2/3 more and 2 Chiron the Mages. Wave Motion Cannon is a good choice to side in with Chiron, too.

Traditional: Not sure.
Advanced: 3/5. Solid.
 

Dark Maltos

 

Chiron the Mage:

I really like this card, it’s a very versatile little guy.

At 1800 attack , not much low level and commonly played can match Chiron the Mage. Being Beast Warrior, he can gain piercing from Enraged Battle Ox, and his effect is very interesting, essentially making any spell in your hand into a Mystical Space typhoon, except a monster effect.

With the abundance of spells in modern decks occasionally not all of them will be useful. Chiron makes great use of this. He’s like the spell recycler of the cards in the game today, often used in decks like the situational Diamond guy deck, or in conjunction with Magical blast for an Every turn MST. Not bad.

The only downside to good old Chiron is that he’s Earth, and is therefore not the commonly Chaos little dude. Still, he’s solid enough to hold his own, and almost as good as Breaker in some decks, definitely worth a shot.

Traditional : 2/5
Advanced : 3.5/5

Art : 3.5/5
MPS : 4/5
 

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