We continue our week with an interesting monster
known as Dragon Ice, who is appropriately a Dragon
and a monster of the Water attribute.
Our chilly friend here has a paltry 1800 attack and
a fairly solid 2200 defense...but wait, he's level
5, so he requires a tribute. Or does he?
Dragon Ice can be Special Summoned when your
opponent Special Summons a monster as long as you
discard a card from your hand. That a one for one
for you, and a Special Summon is usually a good
thing, but 1800 attack?
However, the card states Special Summon, not in any
particular mode, so I assume it could be attack or
defense mode. How does that become important? 2200
defense is enough to stop a Cyber Dragon, which IS
important because of how easily and how often he is
Dragon Ice could be your answer to a Cyber Dragon,
and it's cool that this is a response, so it can
obviously be done on your opponent's turn.
However...low attack isn't good, and 2200 defense is
good for stopping Cyber Dragon, but not 2400 attack
In my opinion, maybe a solid tribute fodder option
for Dragon decks, but I don't see it solid enough to
take shape in a typical tournament deck.
Art: 5/5 Although wings don't necessarily mean
Dragon, this seems to look more like a Gargoyle of
Dragon/Water 6 Star
When your opponent Special Summons a monster, you
can discard 1 card to Special Summon this card from
your hand or Graveyard. There can only be 1 face-up
“Dragon Ice” monster on the field.
A Secret Rare from Gladiator’s Assault, Dragon Ice
is a Multi-Trigger Effect Monster. Somewhat similar
to D.D. Crow, but there is an activation requirement
to be met. Please do note that discarding 1 card is
a cost, and you can discard Dragon Ice that you are
attempting to Special Summon as the cost.
Let’s observe how many cards would meet the
*Call of the Haunted
*Swing of Memories
*Destiny Hero – Fear Monger
*Light and Darkness Dragon
Against Treeborn Frog, LaDD, and Fear Monger, this
card probably will not be as effective as it is
against Cyber Dragon. Both LaDD and Fear Monger will
most likely bring back Disk Commander to draw 2
cards and either summon a Monarch or use Phoenix
Wing Wind Blast to spin Dragon Ice away. Simply put,
this card will be most appreciated when it is used
to block attacks with sturdy 2200 DEF.
Cyber Dragon cannot get past Dragon Ice without
external help, and you can always use Dragon Ice as
a Kuriboh to protect the last remnant of your LP
against Premature Burial/Swing of Memories (Demise
OTK got a huge boost) or Call of the Haunted during
Dragon-Type will allow the user to also use Stamping
Destruction, not to mention that you could send this
as a Fusion Material for Five-Headed Dragon with
Future Fusion. Water Attribute will…definitely
assist Fenrir. While 1800 ATK cannot even destroy a
Breaker with a Spell Counter, it nevertheless is
capable of putting up a fight with Elemental Hero
Light and Darkness Dragon could actually use this as
a Tribute. 1 Destiny LaDD deck used 1 Dragon Ice
among Top 16 in last Shonen Jump Championship. This
can definitely smooth the two tributes. Also, since
Foolish Burial can easily send this card to the
Graveyard, barring D.D. Crow, you can possibly
discard Treeborn Frog to Special Summon Dragon Ice,
bring back Treeborn Frog, and go for Light and
Darkness Dragon in one sweeping move.
Use this to gain extra time and cards for
conservative decks. Nowadays, Special Summon happens
very frequently, so this card will rarely be a dead
care. The question is, can you draw it when you need
it? Okay, so believe in the heart of the cards…never
worked for me. ^_^
Traditional: 2/5 All Chaos monsters can easily run
this card over.
Advanced: 3.2/5 Definitely has potential.
A very good card. You can send it to the graveyard
for it's own effect from your hand, so you can
essentially stop their Cyber Dragon in it's tracks.
You can also discard a card from your hand to
Special Summon it from the graveyard. In a deck like
Dragon Heroes or Perfect Circle, the discard can
actually be beneficial if you do not have a Phoenix
Wing Wind Blast or Destiny Draw handy. It also works
well with Skreech and Foolish Burial as it can work
well in the graveyard. DD Crow loves to hate on this
guy though, but it won't likely happen, as they are
more likely to remove Treeborn Frog or Destiny Hero
Disc Commander. The most solid of the fan cards for
sure, and it's relatively high price is very well
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