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

Crystal Beast Cobalt Eagle

 

Card Number - FOTB-EN006

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.00
Advanced: 3.33

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


Date Reviewed - 06.05.0
7

 

Dark Paladin
Tuesday Part II

Our second Crystal Beast for the day is Crystal Beast--Cobalt Eagle.
This Crystal Beast is one of the best, in my opinion, and really makes the whole "send them to the Magic or Trap zone" effect worth while.

Our Eagle friend has 1400 attack, and 800 defense, both a little low for a Level 4 monster, and is also a Wind monster of the Winged-Beast type.

Once per turn, you can return a Crystal Beast monster you control to the top of your Deck. Not necessarily as fast as moving the card back to your Field, but not a bad effect either. It is still a useful replenishment effect though.

The real problem is that you probably won't have the Eagle on the field very long...with only 1400 attack. Also, I will continue to point out that it can be sent to an open Magic or Trap slot instead of the Graveyard.

Ratings:

Traditional: 1/5

Advanced: 3.5/5 Replenishing resources is good, if only for a short time.

Art: 4/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Tebezu
Crystal Beast-Cobalt Eagle

1/5

This is one of the dumber beast, imo. The fact is minus ones you makes me confused. The fact the card goes on top of the deck makes me mad. This is a decent mechanic had the monster gone back to the hand. But to lose field presence and lock up your own draw makes any Storm Monarch user laugh.
Tomas Mijares
Top 8 SJC
San Jose
THe ONe PG 16 on the Pojo Boards
Crystal Beast Cobalt Eagle
Level 4
Wind
[Winged Beast/Effect]
Once per turn, you can return one face-up "Crystal Beast card you control to the top of its owner's deck. If this card is destroyed while it is in a Monster Card Zone, you can place it face-up in your Spell & Trap Card Zone as a Continuous Spell Card, instead of sending it to the Graveyard.
1400/800

Well we see a monster kinda like E-Hero Ocean, but instead of to the hand it's to the top of the deck. This presents many problems. First, now you will for sure draw a monster, and if you needed other options you may not get them unless you do have a rare value in your hand. Also, this isn't really a solid card outside of using it with Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus. There aren't many usable crystal beasts than Pegasus. This card can get many pieces out if you already have Pegasus out, but then you have to wait til the next turn to use it. These drawbacks do not make this a good card at all. There are other options, but at this point, there aren't enough crystal beast monsters to make this card work or other decks work so far. You have to be able to protect yourself if you do want to make a combo with Cobalt Eagle and Sapphire Pegasus.

Traditional: 1/5 Just horrible.
Advanced: 1.5/5 If you can protect yourself and make the combo with Pegasus work, then it can potentially be good, other than that, no chance.

- Tomas Mijares

Ryan Spicer
Top 8 SJC-Arlington
Top 8 SJC Austin
Team Outphase
Crystal beast - Cobalt Eagle
 
1400 attack is pretty solid in the current format, and this card can do some very cool stuff.  I think this will be ran in 1 or 2's if gem beasts ever pick up.  It can send a pegasus back on top of the deck to be used again or even in a crazy twist of things, you could send a ruby carbuncle to the top of your deck and special summon it with a dasher, if you were to ever have one in the graveyard in a gem beast deck.  Neat.  This is also very synergistic with manticore of darkness, just a thought. 
 
If someone was to ever make a crystal beast turbo deck, you could also send a pegasus to the top of your deck, monster gate it out, and do an abundance for game, or just do a rare value.  Overall this card has alot of potential for the crystal beast theme, but i just cant see all of it, so this is where my review ends.
 
Ratings:
 
Traditional:  1/5 need a state it again
Advanced: 5/5 in crystal beast decks
 
Art: 2/5  not so much
 
Ryan Spicer
Team Outphase
Alex Davis Next up today we have Cobalt Eagle, which is one of the two really bad Crystal Beasts in my opinion. It’s got 1400 ATK, so it’s not that good as an offensive weapon, and it’s effect only lets you spin one of your Crystal Beast cards (in the monster zone or MT zone) to the top of your deck. Now think about it. Why is the new Raiza The Storm Monarch so popular/great? Because it does the exact same thing as this guy, except you’re WILLINGLY hurting yourself with this effect. The reason this card exists is because Konami thought people would want to spin Pegasus back to the top of the deck, so you could draw and use him again next turn. But there’s MANY problems with this. First off, you have Crystal Beacon and 2 other Pegasus that will Special Summon things from the deck. Secondly, you’re erasing any chance you might have at drawing another key Crystal Beast Magic card that could help you more in other situations that just simply getting another Pegasus can. Third, you also have Crystal Blessing to help you rapidly get Gems into the MT zone. In a good Crystal Beast deck, you’ll want to fill up and KEEP allo of the Gems in your MT zone so you can negate things with Ruin’s third effect, and draw cards with it’s fourth effect. Then at the right moment, use Crystal Abundance to win the game, or at the very least, cripple their Life Points and card advantage so there’s no possible way they can make a comeback next turn. Cobalt Eagle just slows all of that down and makes it to where you’re wasting your draws and summons. You want to get ALL of your Pegasus on the field, not just one that searches out the other and puts them into your MT zone, you want Pegasus to be your main attacker, not just sitting there in your MT zone.

RATING: 1.5/5
Bob Doily Cobalt Eagle:

Better than the Cat, but still not the best. It lets you lose a card to cycle it to the top of the deck. Now I can see instances where you’d want this to occur, but overall you are better off using others that let you just get them back onto the field.

Aside from its effect this monster won’t be doing much of anything. 1400 is only Deko level, it’ll die quiet quickly in battle, only deepening the gap in advantage that it created.

Traditional: 1.0/5
Advanced: 1.0/5

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