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

Chain Strike
Common

Activate only as Chain Link 2 or higher; inflict 400 damage to your opponent times the Chain Link number of this card. You cannot activate this card if multiple and/effects with the same name are in that Chain.

Type - Spell
Card Number - CDIP-EN043

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.40
Advanced: 3.40

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


Date Reviewed - 04.16.0
7

 

Dark Paladin
Monday

Welcome to a bit shorter week than normal, as we won't have reviews Thursday, Friday, or Monday, since the Big Giant Head, better known as Lord Pojo, is going on vacation. Anyway, we open the week with Chain Strike.

Before becoming restricted a little over a month ago, Chain Strike became one of those cards that someone said "hey, I bet I could use a couple of those, or even three in my deck and really accumulate some damage..." Low and behold, they were right!

Chain Strike could be used against a Heavy Storm, Mobius, Giant Trunade, and the like, and do a lot of damage. If you had three down, that's 3600 damage your opponent could take, as the damage did accumulate. However, now, you can use but one.

It's still vulnerable to all the cards listed above, and can only be activated during Chain 2 or higher. So, it can't do just 400 damage, you are guaranteed 800 damage or higher each turn.

Chains can become crazy...it is a Quickplay Magic card, so you probably could get as high as Chain 3 or 4 which is 1200 or 1600 and that's more than most cards are going to give you by themselves. If you have room, go ahead and try the one you're allowed to use.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2/5 Not as much potential, but it could still work.
Advanced: 3.5/5 Average Ratings...staple in a burn or custom deck,
average in others, all but useless in others...

Art: 2.5/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Tebezu
Chain Strike

5/5 in chain strike burn. But in my opinion the archetype is dead and Trooper Burn is the way to go. Outside of a burn deck this card has no purpose.

DeathJester

Chain Strike

 

I’m personally glad this card was restricted to 1. That Burn deck was outta hand and you basically played solitaire with yourself against your opponent and won the game.

 

The group of players who came up with the deck should be congratulated. It was a great deck. I’m just glad it was hosed somewhat. ^_^

 

 

Last Word: Not much else to say on this one. You already know how good Chain Strike is. You may be glad it’s gone too. ^_^

 

Ratings:

 

Traditional: 3/5

Advanced: 4/5


Lonely Wolf
April 16th, 2007

Amazing how fast these weeks go by…..here we go again!

Chain Strike
Quickplay Spell

Activate only as Chain Link 2 or higher; inflict 400 damage to your opponent times the Chain Link number of this card. You cannot activate this card if multiple and/effects with the same name are in that Chain.

This can go anywhere from mediocre to great. At least, it will do 800. At most, if you add in multi-trigger monster effects by you and your opponent, you could possibly do enough damage to kill the opponent at 8000 life with this card’s burn damage alone, but that won’t happen too often. And since this card got restricted, that last line doesn’t really matter.

The idea behind this card is to make a speed burn deck. You set your entire hand. Next turn, chain everything, ending with a chain strike, doing massive damage. Hopefully you had some reckless greed and accumulated fortune in order to get more cards to push for more damage. The problem behind the deck is that you use all your cards, all at once. If you don’t kill your opponent right there, then they will likely have a handful of cards, which they can probably use to pound you into the ground.

The number of cards that work with this card is huge. I’m not even gonna try to list them all. In short, if you’re running Speed Burn, use this. If you aren’t running Speed (or any other type of) Burn, then don’t.

Traditional: 3/5 (Burn deck only, burn isn’t as potent here)
Advanced: 4/5 (Burn deck only)
Art: 3/5
Ryan Peddle

Chain Strike

 

Chain Strike has been hurt by the ban list a bunch. This made players stop side decking Royal Decree and Des Wombat for the 'burn' deck. But Burn isn't gone. I've seen players still succeed with Chain Strike, even if Chain Strike is at 1. Since nobody is prepared for it any more (except the paranoid), Chain Strike can still make a return. It isn't nearly as powerful and lacks the consistency it used to posses. I think the deck can still win duels, but most likely won't last through out a big tournament like an SJC.

 

Besides the burn deck, Chain Strike isn't splash-able to today's meta, so it has limited use outside of burn. It doesn't blend into the meta and only has one specific deck type. However, this card in 3's caused widespread changes to side decks every where.

 

For that, it gets the good rating of 3.5/5. The card isn't that powerful any more, but the card left bad memories for the unsuspecting. And that is a good card.

Bob Doily Monday

Chain Strike, shot down by the restriction list; regardless of the fact that they could not be chained onto each other to deal obscene amounts of damage. It is still useable in a burn deck, but no longer as threatening as being able to run multiples. A solid burn card. It’s funny, as they make better cards my reviews shrink, less to whine about/slam. Meh.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 4/5
 

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