Like yesterday, we have two reviews for you! Aren't
you lucky? We start with Crystal Beast--Amehyst Cat.
Our Feline friend is an Earth monster, also of the
Beast family. It is also level 3 with 1200 attack
and 400 defense.
What's 1200 attack get you in this instance? Not a
whole lot--half of a direct attack. I say half,
because while our feline can attack your opponent
directly, the damage is halved. Outstanding...600
damage for a direct attack and you have a 1200
attack monster sitting on the Field.
Also, I will still point out that instead of going
to the Graveyard when destroyed, you can send this
monster to an open Magic or Trap slot you have on
Advanced: 2/5 It can attack directly, and if you
power it up, I
guess that could be good, but the fact the damage is
halved, well...it sucks.
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
- Amehyst Cat
The effect is
pointless. Direct attacking is not that big of
a deal unless your wasting other resources to
make it one.
Tomas Mijares Top 8
San Jose THe ONe PG 16 on the Pojo Boards
Crystal Beast Amethyst Cat
This card can attack your opponent directly. When it
does so using this effect, any Battle Damage it
inflicts to your opponent is halved. If this card is
destroyed while it is in a Monster Card Zone, you
can place it face-up in your Spell and Trap Card
Zone as a Continuous Spell Card, instead of sending
to the Graveyard.
This monster is really just like those older
monsters that can attack direct. Reminds me a lot
like Susa Soldier but with worse stats. This card
when attacking direct will only deal 600 when you
use the effect and that is usually not a big deal to
take. Sure with the format getting more lifepoint
dependent, 600 isn't going to be gamebreaking. It's
too bad this cat only has 1200 attack, if it had
2000 like Susa Soldier it would be a lot more
effective. It's just way too weak to really do some
Traditional: 1/5 Doesn't do much here at all.
Advanced: 1.5/5 Sure you can add equips, but not too
many people use them.
- Tomas Mijares
Ryan Spicer Top 8
Top 8 SJC Austin
Beast - Amehyst Cat
another card for the gem beasts that is
almost a near staple. Its stats arent to
impressive, but its effect can give you some
needed damage for later in the game, and is
also a solid monster to bring back for an
otk. You could also do some tricks with
this, like equiping it with an equip card
for a direct attack(even tho it will be
halved.) Another major thing about this
card, is its searchable with rescue cat, and
it may not seem that important, but you get
2 more gem spells in your spell and trap
zone, and those last 2 could mean game for a
abundance on the following turn.
another note, this card can add up alot of
damage fast, and if your opponent cant deal
with it, they can take quite a bit of
damage. Whats really good about this, is
after you do a abundance return, and if you
didnt finish them off, you can summon this
and probrably steal the game, or force
monster removal, and that would fuel for
another abundace or rare value.
the gem beasts are fillers for the great
support cards they have, and that is exactly
what this is.
of darkness has great synergy with this.
Traditional: 1/5 again to much better stuff
5/5 in a gem beast deck
i dont like cats to much
Amethyst cat is far better of the two we’re
reviewing today. Not only is his effect better
(although neither is good really), but he has a
combo that’s very, very fast. I know it’s been a
while, but I’m sure you remember a cute little guy
named Rescue Cat? There was a cheap little OTK based
around this guy way back when, but now that Last
Will is gone, that’s gone as well. But now it’s
redeemed itself and brings a huge burst of speed to
Crystal Beast decks! Rescue cat allows you to
special summon 2 LVL3 or lower Beasts from your
deck. That means that you can fetch 2 Amethyst Cat
and either do 1200 or 2400 damage to the opponent
through attacks. Then the downside of Rescue Cat’s
effect says that the monsters you special summon
with that effect have to be destroyed at the end of
the turn, but in fact that DOESN’T have to be a
downside at all! If you have a Rainbow Ruin on the
field at the end of the turn, then you just give it
2 more Gems to work with at the end of the turn
instead of sending those beasts to the graveyard! So
not only can you get 2 Gems out with one effect, but
you can load them up for Ruin at the same time. Now,
Amethyst Cat only has 1200 ATK, so it’s not going to
be running over much at all, but the combo I just
described is really one of the only ways you’ll want
to summon this guy to the field most of the time.
RATING: 4/5 for Crystal Beast decks.
Back, stupid essays.
Oh well, so we are in the middle of the Crystal
Beast week. They just scream out gimmicky to me.
That and Heavy Storm….
Overall I’m not too impressed with them. The fact
that they go to the backboard and sit there for
later use is something unique, but I just don’t
really see them contributing to too much. I won’t go
into detail on their secondary effect as others will
have covered that enough anyways, and since it is
generic across them all I feel no need.
This card strikes me as useless. Weak stats, no
method of generating any sort of advantage. It can
attack direct, but that is halved, which makes no
sense as 1200 isn’t that much to begin with.
Overall I see no real purpose in even including this
card in the gem beast deck. You’d be better off
using the others, maybe some that actually
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