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

Exploder Dragon

 

Card Number - WC07-EN002

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.40
Advanced: 4.00

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


Date Reviewed - 04.04.0
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Creator
OfThePoint
System
Wednesday:
Exploder Dragon

Masked Dragon just got a WHOLE lot better.

A near-guaranteed 1-for-1 with any monster out there, without any chance of taking damage from attacking into something stronger? Dragon lovers have a big new reason to pull out those Dragon's Mirrors and get 5 of 'em in the Graveyard to bring out 5-Headed.

Not much more to say here -- it's a good card and good support for the Dragon theme.

3.5/5

Dark Paladin
Wednesday

Today we look at a handy little card, that is a promo for the World Championship 2007 game, Exploder Dragon.

This card is definitely one of the better promos we have received in a LONG time. It looks terrible at a glance, Earth and Level 3 with only 1000 attack and 0 defense. Nothing to write home about there.

However, it has two awesome effects. The first being that when it is destroyed, the monster that destroyed it is destroyed also. That is a
1 for 1 in your favor, although with 1000 attack and 0 defense, it won't take anything powerful to destroy it.

Secondly, if this card is involved in Battle, neither player takes any damage. That's incredible. So, you could attack something face down that is stronger than you, and still not take damage, incredible. I love this card, and I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up being Restricted.

Ratings:

5/5 Dragon decks
3.75/5 elsewhere

Art: 3/5 Nothing too impressive

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Ryoga
Exploder Dragon :

The artwork should have been either a dragon in the process of exploding, or just charred remains! Not family friendly, but cool none-the-less.

This adds another piece to the dragon arsenal. Monster destruction on legs that can be found with Sangan is fantastic. A deadly face-down can't be bad either.
Negating battle damage is always useful. All dragons need is a tutor and they might explode.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga

Tebezu
Exploder Dragon
4.7/5

A three star dragon who is reachable via Giant Rat and Masked Dragon. This is one of the cards needed to give dragon decks (and Cyberdark decks) an advantage. Plus the effect not allowing you to take damage if you suicide is pretty sweet too. I love this monster and am glad I got one. If anyone wants to trade me another I'd be happy to do so b/c this dragon is just that good. Honestly it is a form of offensive/defensive removal. Like Newdoria, D.D. Assailant/Warrior/Warrior Lady you can be aggressive and not actually be at a defense disadvantage. If he had more attack He'd be better, sangan will just laugh at this little guy.

DeathJester

Exploder Dragon

 

What’s so significant about Exploder Dragon?

 

He’s the Earth/Dragon version of Newdoria.

 

This presents some interesting options for the Earth or Dragon player. An effect like this is no longer limited to the Mystic Tomato player. Let’s fact it, not everyone wants to play Mystic Tomato and this card lets you stay close to your theme.

 

Another upside is that it’s a Dragon. The Future Fusion/Dragon Mirror combo is enhanced by this card. My friend Richard Clarke from Tallahassee would love this card. ^_^

 

I’m sure he has 3 copies already.

 

The Giant Rat player also has the nice addition of a Newdoria-like monster at his/her disposal instead of searching for an Exiled Force. Both Exploder Dragon and Exiled Force are good though. Just not in the same situations. The more options the better, I say.

 

Last Word: An excellent addition to the Dragon subtype and the Earth attribute. I love the direction this game is going in with the new releases. More utility for outdated themes is a great strategy for new card ideas.

 

Ratings:

 

 Traditional: 2/5

Advanced: 4/5

 

Be sure to visit my blog at www.thebestyugiohblog.blogspot.com to check the deck list I used at the GPG 5 Box tourney this past weekend.

This is your opportunity to analyze this deck with me and gain some insight from my mistakes and offer some solutions of your own. Don’t miss your opportunity!


Lonely Wolf
April 4th

Today we look at a NEW card that gives support to one of my all time favorite deck types!

WC07-EN002
EXPLODER DRAGON
Earth
LV3
ATK/1000 DEF/0
[Dragon/Effect]
When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard, destroy the monster that destroyed it. While this card is attacking, any Battle Damage either player takes from a battle involving this card becomes 0.

A dragon with 1000 attack and 0 defense. It’s searchable by Last Will, Sangan, Giant Rat, and Masked Dragon. So it won’t be all that hard to hit the field.

Its effect reminds me of the when we were comparing Yomi Ship to Newdoria back in the day. This card can’t decide what it’s going to kill. It simply destroys what destroys it. This can obviously be prove to help you, or hurt you depending on what your opponent does. Just don’t Creature Swap it.

Its second effect is both good and bad. If the opponent has a Blue Eyes White Dragon out, you can ram this into it. You take no damage, and they lose the Blue Eyes. On the other hand, it is worthless to attack the opponent directly with this, as it will do nothing.

So, It’s pretty good for a dragon deck, especially the Five Headed Dragon decks that are popping up here and there. Before Exploder came out, the only card that Masked Dragon could search for other than Masked Dragon was Twin-Headed Behemoth. There really wasn’t any other good targets.

So, if you run Dragons, namely Masked Dragon, you should definitely consider running this. If you like this type of destruction anywhere else, I’d consider running Newdoria instead.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 4/5 (Dragon Deck ONLY)
Art: 3/5
BobDoily Wednesday

A dragon with a decent effect???? Uh? I don’t get it….. Exploder Dragon is a perfectly built suicider. Offering no support to dragons aside from FGD fodder, he is perfectly suited to be splashed wherever you could desire. He has two uses, either set him and let them run into a nasty surprise, or ram in into whatever monster that is a threat.

No drawbacks, no cost aside from a simple 1:1 tradeoff. He does his job flawlessly; you only need to question whether or not you need that job done…

Traditional: 1/5 (there is already enough removal)
Advanced: 3/5

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