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3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 05.01.06
Master of Oz
He had a couple of days in the sun due to the lack
of BEUD, but we have the better card now.
Master of Oz is a big, beefy Fusion -- you give up 3
cards (or 2, if using The Earth - Hex Sealed Fusion)
for a 4200 ATKer. The problem is its level; it has
NINE stars. Metamorphosis won't do much good as
there aren't any common 9-star monsters that could
see play. Gatling Dragon and Cyber Twin Dragon
(mainly Cyber Twin) see some light use due to
Metamorphosis and a rare couple 8-star monsters that
see play. Before we had Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon or
Cyber Twin/End Dragon, we also had to rely on this
thing for the Cyber-Stein One Turn Kill deck...but
with the extra 300 (600 when Megamorphed) attack on
BEUD, or the double attacks or piercing from the
Cyber fusions, this guy easily falls to the back of
the line for things you'd summon out with Stein.
As for regular play and actually trying to summon it
normally, I could possibly see it with Des Kangaroo
and Earth Hex-Sealed, but not in any competitive
tournaments. You could get a little suprise with it
My policy USED to be to give 5/5 to all Fusion cards
as there was no negative aspect of having an extra
card in there, but with Memory Crusher and a couple
of cards that specifically target the Fusion deck,
I'll actually have to think before giving scores.
2/5 for this one across the board, as we have 3
better cards to try to bring out.
Keeping in tradition with the last couple of weeks,
we are reviewing a fan request card for Monday. This
week we're looking at Master of Oz, a very powerful
Fusion card, despite it's lack of an effect.
Master of Oz is a Level 9 Fusion monster which means
for one, he isn't very morphable. There aren't many
Level 9 monsters, and how many do you see played
today for that matter?
Master of Oz is a Fusion of Big Koala (2700-2000)
and Des Kangaroo
(1500-1700) and he has 4200 attack and 3700 defense.
He actually gets an attack and defense equal to the
combined values of the monsters used to fuse him.
Now, what does 4200 attack mean? Quite a lot
actually. He is strong enough to take down the
fairly commonly seen Cyber End Dragon (4000) but he
also falls to monsters like Blue Eyes Ultimate
He's also a Beast, so he fits well in the Enraged
Battle Ox family of trampling and 4200 trample would
be incredible. There's no real reason to run it
outside of said deck, but it is a Fusion, so have
Well, actually, we're off to see the gigantic koala.
He's a fusion, so the standard argument that there
is no disadvantage to running him applies. However,
he doesn't do anything particularly interesting
beyond be big; very very big.
But, just being big isn't enough in Yugioh,
especially when so much monster destruction is being
used. So, play him if you use morph or like having a
fusion deck with its own gravitational well, but you
shouldn't build a deck around him.
Seriously, not much to say about this card except
that he is so freaking cool. Its a fusion with no
effect, not much to go on. I like it more than Blue
Eyes Ultimate Dragon for the above qualities it has
(Most of all, its so bad@$$. Like a pirate or
So yeah, if you have these, please put them in your
fusion deck, they're too damn cool.
Before there was Blue eyes ultimate dragon, before
there was Cyber End dragon, there was master of OZ,
a comical little fusion of Des Kangaroo and Big
koala, two sub par monsters.
I don’t recommend running this , as the above
mentioned already have it beat, but I suppose if you
are from Australia….
Traditional : 4/5
Advanced : 4/5
Art ; 3/5
MPS ;4 /5
Master of Oz
What can be said about a 4200 fusion monster?
As far as fusions go, BEUD has taken the spot of
normal beatstick fusion. But Master of Oz is much
easier to summon and just as effective to hit an
opponents LP with. He is a fusion, thus he gets a
5/5. If you run a deck based on him, I'd definitely
run excessive brain controls and the like, just to
clear the field and allow me to hit with ease. I'd
also run My Body as a Shield in any deck dedicating
numerous resources to one summon.
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!
If I did that wrong I am so sorry. >_<
First and foremost, Master of Oz is Fusion.
This helps it a lot, as Fusions can be “cheated”
into play pretty easily now unless they have a
restrictive effect… and this isn’t an Effect Monster
so we don’t have to worry about that. It is Level
9, which hurts since that more or less rules out
Metamorphosis. Earth is good: that means not
only do we have solid Attribute support but said
support includes The Earth – Hex-Sealed Fusion,
a much easier way to get a card like this into
play. First, let me explain why you’d want to run
Master of Oz: it’s a huge Beast! Beast
Monsters have good support, and ATK 4200 DEF 3700
means its quite nasty for brute force. However,
it’s the combos that make it worth while.
Combinations :Cyberstein OTK can consider it. Why? Well,
of course, after using Cyberstein to get it
out you can equip a Megamorph to make it into
an 8400 ATK beast. If you have an Enraged
Battle-Ox (a solid Monster on its own) we add in
Trample. Now, why run this over Blue-Eyes
Ultimate Dragon (slightly bigger and can use a
Trap for Trample) or Cyber End Dragon (200
ATK smaller but built in Trample)? Blue-Eyes
Ultimate Dragon, as we know, can only use
Megamorph to pump itself up. Cyber End
Dragon can use Limiter Removal to double
its ATK…. but Limiter Removal is Restricted.
Wild Nature’s Release isn’t. That card turns
Master of Oz into a 7900 ATK Monster. It is
completely unrestricted. So you could have six
cards that would probably let you do enough to pull
off a OTK. That is why it isn’t a clear choice: the
other two candidates are just a hair better at it.
Still, I think it is worth it.
Now, the other two ways to run this probably aren’t
as effective, but they are fun and can really
surprise people. Obviously, you can do a deck using
the actual components. A properly Fusion Summoned
Fusion has some nifty tricks (like revival cards)
and the actual Beast support can get you the win.
Big Koala is far from great, but you can
possibly leave it out or only run like a single copy
with Fusion Substitutes and Des Kangaroo,
which isn’t a good Monster but isn’t too bad
either. Your best bet is probably to run a The
Earth – Hex-Sealed Fusion deck. I have been
toying with such a thing; not just for The Earth
but for The Light and The Dark –
Hex-Sealed Fusion as well. Des Kangaroo
being a Dark Monster hurts since the rest of the
deck can use Earth cards, but it still works out
fairly well: Giant Rat fetching The Earth
– Hex-Sealed Fusion from the deck then on your
turn you Normal Summon Des Kangaroo and get a
huge Beatstick with little loss in the way of
immediate card advantage. Why? Well, Giant Rat
brought The Earth from the deck so that
really didn’t cost you a card and of course Fusions
themselves really don’t count as card advantage (at
least with respect to the hand) so its only its -1
hand for +1 on the field. Of course, you really are
putting more into it (Giant Rat could fetch
Exiled Force or another great Monster instead
of The Earth and Des Kangaroo could be
changed into a useful Monster period) but as a
whole, it’s a pretty inexpensive way of getting out
such a huge beatstick. There’s also the joy of a
well timed Inferno Reckless Summon on a
revivedThe Earth – Hex-Sealed Fusion,
and hand with 2-3 compatible Monsters, and Fusion
Gate on the field. Not too likely to happen,
1/5 – Better OTK options, and I can’t recommend such
fun decks here. If you’re playing here, you either
don’t care about viability or are all about “power”
3.5/5 – It’s a solid Fusion that can be used in some
decent decks and as a second/third string option for
1/5 – Only for bluffing since I didn’t see a way to
get it into play in the set.
A good, fun card that like so many, just needs a
metagame that is both balanced and compliant with
how this game appears to be intended to run (unless
you think the game is designed so that 10% or less
of the cards are playable).
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