Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 04.06.07
Still overpriced, but still broken for the decktype
So many great things about this card. It basically
makes Destiny Draw read "Special Summon D-Hero
Malicious, draw 2 cards." It's great Monster Gate
bait. The removal adds one more D-Hero to the RFG
pile so that when you Return or Dimension Fusion,
Elemental Hero Stratos can pick off one more S/T
before you tribute it off for your big beatstick or
Destiny Hero - Dasher's effect.
The only negative things would be hitting one OFF of
Monster Gating something else or Reasoning when
you're hoping for Jinzo or DMoC to seal the deal.
Weak enough that it's not overly broken on its own,
but powerful support for pretty much every other
worthwhile effect the Diamond Dude Turbo deck plays.
Glad that one kid traded me one for the equivalent
of 66 cents at Butler...
Great, closing the week we look at a Destiny Hero, a
terrible Destiny Hero.
So, we are looking at a Special Summon 800 attack
monster, who requires a Tribute to summon first, and
then you have to have the first one be destroyed
before you can use the effect. Garbage, even where
Sorry to be so short, but this is horrible. I'm not
going to waste your time with this.
1/5 all around, and I do believe that is justified.
Art: I'd like to say 1/5 since I really dislike this
card, but 3/5
D-Hero Malicious :
The picture really does not match the 800 ATK.
This should never be Tribute Summoned, ever. It
should be discarded at all costs. Then, remove it
for free tribute fodder. I rather like that, but
only a certain type of deck could support it. And
that's not really monarchs, more combo.
Share and enjoy,
His low stats and high level are not why he is
played. Dump this guy in the graveyard via lightning
vortex, card trooper, etc. and you have just gained
a card of advantage that can be metamorphosed into
something mean, a tribute, etc. I was happy to pull
two of these from packs simply because this guy has
one of the coolest pictures ever. The DDT deck is
not possible without him because he is another
reason why Destiny Draw is such a power card. A
great card in a nice package. More attack would be
nice but then he'd be more broken. We can also not
let his playability outside DDT be overlooked. He is
reachable by a few battle searchers. This means that
a player can have a steady card to drop
Destiny Hero Malicious
I LOL when people say that D-Heros suck. I just wish
that Konami would be as creative when designing ALL
future Themed decks.
Malicious by itself is a fairly good card, but when
combined with Destiny Draw, he is almost broken.
- Activate Destiny Draw
- Discard Malicious
- Remove Malicious from play to summon another to
the field from your deck
- Tribute that Malicious for Monster Gate
- Remove that 2nd Malicious for the 3rd one
- Normal Summon
3 Monsters on the field without any loss of
Destiny Hero Malicious, like Destiny Hero Dasher,
pose a serious dilemma for any opponent, as both
cards are equally usefull in the graveyard as they
are on the field.
Destiny Heroes have proven themselves to be a solid
decktype, even with the restriction of Elemental
Hero Stratos and Dimension Fusion.
If you're fortunate enough to have a full playset of
Malicious and Destiny Draw, congrats! The rest of
the Diamond Dude Turbo deck is easily aquired and
If you aren't lucky enough to have these cards, my
heart goes out to you, as you will have to fight off
DDT decks for some time to come.
4/5 - One of the foundations of the current Diamond
Dude Turbo deck.
3/5 - Scary...
To end off this week we look at an excellent card
from the Aster Pheonix duelist pack..
DESTINY HERO – MALICIOUS
By removing from play this card while it's in your
Graveyard, select 1 "Destiny Hero – Malicious" from
your Deck and Special Summon it.
This is a powerful creature. The easiest monster to
compare it to is Peten the Dark Clown.
Peten doesn’t require a tribute. It’s effect can be
activated on both you and your opponent’s turns, but
since it’s effect is optional, it being sent to the
graveyard has to be the most recent thing to have
happened or it will miss the timing. If this card
strikes your fancy, it can be included in almost any
deck that you need some extra blockers and/or
Malicious on the other hand is a 6 star monster. An
800 attack, 6 star monster. Not good. Its effect can
only be activated during your turn, but you won’t be
missing the timing. Unlike Peten, Malicious can’t be
included in any deck. It belongs in decks that are
packing several cards that involve discarding,
namely Destiny Draw, which is going to get reviewed
later this month. You obviously don’t want to be
tributing for this monster. You want other ways for
it to reach the graveyard to make use of its effect.
So, on its own, Peten is the better choice, but in
the right deck, Malicious just might be the way to
Traditional: 3.5/5 (We still have Charity here, and
Advanced: 4.5/5 (In the right deck)
The final card for this week is D-Hero Malicious. He
comes across as a supped up version of Peten.
Loosing the weakness related to timing issues, and
gaining a versatility in being able to special
summon the replacement when desired, are all pluses.
The major downside is that he is a level 6. Of
course that is easy to get around with Mystic Tomato
and all of the other support that is out there for
warrior and D-Heros in particular.
He’s a solid card that offers support and deck
grinding that D-hero decks implement well.
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