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

D. D. Assailant
Super Rare

When this card is destroyed in Battle by an opponent’s Monster, remove this Monster and the opponent’s Monster from the game.

Type - Warrior/Effect
Card Number - DBT-EN002

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.67
Advanced: 3.67

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


Date Reviewed - 04.26.0
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Creator
OfThePoint
System
Thursday:
D. D. Assailant

Man, I remember when you had to have 3 of this to stay competitive. Now it's just a matter of choice whether you want to run any of the 2 you're allowed.

In a Warrior deck, it's a great card all-around. A searchable 1700 ATKer that can ram itself to remove something bigger, not a bad DEF either -- that magic 1600 is enough to stall Hydrogeddon if it's set, and then possibly attack over it next turn. With Cyber Dragons and Monarchs being thrown around like nothing, it's not as strong as it once was, and the other main decks either don't care about it attacking (Chain burn), can get rid of it way too easily and make its effect worthless anyway (Gadgets), actually WANT most of their monsters removed in the long run (DDT), or will only attack after clearing the field of monsters, not to mention everything else (Demise OTK.)

Recently, it was heralded as an answer to Sacred Phoenix decks with the new banlist...Sacred Phoenix decks that no one ran.

This card used to get thrown in to everything. Now it's lucky to see any play. When it comes to Warriors, the hot topic is Six Samurai. But at least I'll have the memories of ordering many, many copies of Destiny Board Traveler at $13 each from EB Games, just to get the DDAs that were then traded for $60 in stuff each. Good times...

3.25/5

Dark Paladin
Thursday

DD Assailant went from being unrestricted to Restricted, and now she is Semi-restricted...why? She isn't as big a threat as she use to be, and neither are Warriors or the Warrior Toolbox.

That being said, I'm not saying DD Assailant still isn't good, not at all. Just, when a card or decktype become less of a problem, cards that may have been limited or whatnot become less of a problem, so you can use more of them.

DD Warrior Lady is still the card of choice, and the focus seems to be on destroying monsters in this format still, just like last format, as opposed to removing things. If you need a little extra removal, play both, but unless you use Warrior Toolbox, you probably don't need two.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2/5 DD Warrior Lady here, she is Light
Advanced: 3.2/5 Still solid

Art: 4/5 Final Fantasy sword?

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Ryoga
DDA :
If you were to pan his picture slightly to the left, you would see the head of a sacred phoenix.

Yes, he's still good, but most people seem to have better things to do with their deck than run this simple 1-4-1. Warriors still love him, and anything based around the different dimension can benefit from the reasonably sized monster in the RFG zone. However, his day seems to be slightly past for widespread use.

Traditional: 3.5/5
Advanced: 4.5/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga
Turkeyspit D.D. Assailant

The #1 reason why the GBA Game 'Destiny Board Traveler' sold more than 100 copies. Lousy Game. Awesome Promos!

I wasn't playing competitively when AssailantBox was around, but I remember that tail end of it. Many people were upset when DDA was Limited to 1 (likely more to do with the fact that they had dropped $20 for each DDA, then remorse over a dead decktype) and felt that it was unwarrented. I agreed back then, and I agree even today. D.D. Assailant is one of those many cards that should be at 3.

It's stats are fairly decent, and it's effect almost guarantees that it's a 1-for-1 exchange for your opponent, but at no time in history has D.D. Assailant been better then today. Why?

D.D. Assailant laughs at 'Shrink'.

Imagine the following:

- Player 1 attacks with his D.D. Assailant, against Player 2's Don Zaloog and face-down Shrink.

In any other scenario, Player 2 is looking to score a +1.

- Player 2 would lose Shrink (-1)
- Player 1 would lose their monster, and 1 card from their hand (-2)

D.D. Assailant however, turns the above into a straight 2-for-2 exchange. If you want, swap out Don Zaloog for Hydrogeddon to get an even clearer picture of what I'm talking about.

The one thing that always seemed to define D.D. Assailant has been her cost/rarity. I remember paying $19 for her off eBay, to play alongside the one I got from the GBA Game. Since her restriction though, her price has dropped significantly. Add to that the good folks over at UDE including her in the upcoming Champion Pack 3 as a RARE, and we are finally at a place where everyone can get a full playset.

I hope that one day D.D.A will be back at 3 where she belongs. Seeing as how DDT and Doomize OTK are dominating the Metagame, I don't see what Konami has to fear from AssailantBox anymore.

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Traditional:
1/5 - DDWL is all you need.

Advanced:
3/5 - While not as good as DDWL, this card is a solid addition to any deck that wants to run 2x Reinforcement of the Army.

Card Art:
4/5 - Zabuza? What game am I playing again !?!

Lonely Wolf
Thursday, April 26th

We once again say hello to a very popular warrior…….

DD Assailant
Warrior-Earth
Level 4
1700 atk. 1600 def.
When this card is destroyed in Battle by an opponent’s Monster, remove this Monster and the opponent’s Monster from the game.

It’s been a while since this card was last reviewed, and not much has changed about it since then. Searchable by Reinforcement of the army, 1700 attack/1600 defense. This card is a solid 1 for 1. If it gets destroyed by battle, both DDA and the other monster get removed. Simple. It’s a great way to deal with Monarchs, and is a great drop behind a cyber dragon. Any aggressive player hates seeing this card played against them. Not as good as DD Warrior Lady in most cases, but still not bad at all.

Warriors seem to be outclassed by monarchs right now, but this is a definite addition to any warrior deck.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced : 4/5
Art: 5/5
 
BobDoily Thursday

I’m personally glad that DDA is back at 2. She’s a solid card, and yes a girl. Don’t believe me? Well take a closer look at build of the body and how the clothing is at the chest….. Focus Bob…

Sorry, let’s not get me started on that rant. DDA has always been a solid beatstick choice, but was severely hampered while restricted. Solid stats 1700/1600 combined with the obvious bonuses of being a warrior are compounded by he D.D. effect. Being able to take anything bigger than you down with you is awesome. Multiple DDAs were what gave the toolbox deck of a year ago October a solid edge at the start of the format. But as time progressed DDA’s use declined. As I mentioned the restriction hurt, since there never seemed to be a reason to run just one.

By now the evolution of the meta has lead to there being less room for DDA, combined with the diversification of archetypes, means that she sees less play than in her heyday. Regardless, she is still performs her function flawlessly.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

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