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

Crystal Beast Topaz Tiger

 

Card Number - FOTB-EN004

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.83
Advanced: 3.50

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


Date Reviewed - 06.07.0
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Creator
OfThePoint
System
Thursday:
Crystal Beast Topaz Tiger

Topaz is the biggest attacker these guys have -- when it's hitting a monster, anyway.

2,000 ATK isn't too shabby. This is definitely one of the ones you want to bring back in a swarm through Crystal Abundance or Ruby Carbuncle's effect, and is probably one of the first ones your opponent is going to pick to send to the Graveyard if they play Rare Value. Its ATK is just enough that it isn't broken, but is huge when it comes to the big field swarm.

4/5 for the decktype

Dark Paladin
Thursday

Today we look at Crystal Beast--Topaz Tiger, who is one of the better attackers for the Crystal Beasts, but has an effect we have seen before. This monster has an effect very similar to Steamroid.
Remember him?

Steamroid has 1800 attack and gains 500 attack when he battles something if YOU are attacking, giving him 2300 attack during teh Battle Step. However, he loses 500 attack points when attacked. Here, the Tiger gains 400 attack when you attack, giving him 2000 attack during the Battle Step, but it doesn't lose the attack when it is being attacked.

It is an Earth monster of the Beast type, and has the base 1600 attack, which isn't bad, and a fairly low 1000 defense for a Level 4 monster.
Like it's friends, it can be sent to an open Magic or Trap slot instead of going to the Graveyard when destroyed.

Ratings:

Traditional: 1/5

Advanced: 3.5/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Tebezu
Crystal Beast--Topaz Tiger

5/5

A staple in the deck due to being a 2000 attacking beast. Nothing much to be said other than that. If you want to play this theme, run 3 of these. Outside of the deck, I'd have to say better options exist.

DeathJester

Crystal Beast – Topaz Tiger

 

I think I forgot to rate the cards I reviewed on Monday or Tuesday. Anyways, I was sick yesterday guys and I’m good to go.

 

Today’s card is Topaz Tiger.

 

Topaz Tiger seems to be the beat-stick of the Crystal Beast monsters currently released. He gains an additional 400 ATK during the Damage Step on when attacking the opponent’s monster. The effect is mandatory.

 

Personally, I would have a couple copies of this card in my own Crystal Beast deck along with the wonderfully broken Sapphire Pegasus.

 

Last Word: Topaz Tiger is definitely the main attacking weapon in Crystal Beast deck. Anything goes in that deck as long as you win as quickly as possible. The great thing about these Crystal Beasts is that they don’t really get destroyed. They have to be knocked out twice to stay off the field. Even destroying the Tiger once is a liability to the opponent.

 

Ratings:

 

Traditional: 3/5

Advanced: 4/5

Bob Doily Thursday

Now we are starting to get somewhere. The Tiger can at least accomplish something. Going up to 2000 when attacking, while having a respectable 1600 for defending makes this and actually usable card within the gem beast deck.

Since this is actually one of the stronger beasts it easily qualifies to be considered to be added to the build. Outside of the gem beast decks though, there is little reason to use him, considering there are much superior cards. Ratings are for in gem beast deck, outside drop them a full point.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

Tomas Mijares
Top 8 SJC
San Jose
THe ONe PG 16 on the Pojo Boards
Crystal Beast Topaz Tiger
Level 4
Earth
[Beast/Effect]
If this card attacks an opponent's monster, it gains 400 ATK during the Damage Step only. 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.
1600/1000

Well this card seems really familiar, just like Steamroid but no decrease in attack when attacked. The major problem with this card is that 1600 turning into 2000 only when it attacks, doesn't really hold it's own in this format. Right now there are 3 Cyber Dragons in pretty much every deck and then even after that there are many other cards that easily get rid of Topaz Tiger. Sure it's good offense for Crystal Beasts decks, but if it really came down to it, it wouldn't be played at all in another knowing Steamroid is out there. Attacking a Face-Down monster with this won't always be great with many people playing Gravekeeper's Spy, and usually 3 to say the least. I just don't see this making an impact, maybe against the popular deck of D-Hero beatdown, it can take card of Malicious and the fusions it turns into by Metamorphosis like Dark Balter the Terrible and Ryu Senshi. Other than that, in most decks this won't be a good choice and I can't see this making Crystal Beasts decks really great.

Traditional: 1/5 - Pretty Worthless here, but many Crystal Beasts are in the Traditional format.
Advanced:1.5/5 - I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt and give it a 1.5 and not a 1 seeing that it can take out Ryu Senshi and Dark Balter the Terrible, which are really popular in the D-Hero Beatdown.

- Tomas Mijares

Ryan Spicer
Top 8 SJC-Arlington
Top 8 SJC Austin
Team Outphase
Crystal Beast - Topaz Tiger

Crystal Beast Topaz Tiger along with pegasus, are definently the best crystal beast monsters stats wise, and effect wise. It gains 400 attack when attacking a monster, which puts it at a hefy 2000 attack that is able to run over almost anything in the format, short of a cyber dragon and a monarch. That is pretty impressive. It tears through card trooper, which is becomming one of the most popular cards, and can deal 1600 damage to a card trooper that was left on the field from last turn! This, along with pegasus, is what makes crystal abundance so deadly. Being able to bring back up to 5 crystal beast monsters that range from 1600 to 1800 will normally mean game.

If I was running gem beasts, i would DEFINENTLY include 3 copies of this card, because this is one of the only beatsticks that gem beasts have available to them.

Ratings:
Traditional: 2/5 could be used here just for its attack but shouldnt be because their are so many better cards out there.
Advanced: 5/5 in a crystal beast deck

Art: 5/5 HEY, its a tiger, ROOARRR

Ryan Spicer
Team Outphase

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Alex Davis
Top 8 Charlotte Regionals
Crystal Beast Topaz Tiger

Ahhh, finally we’re getting to the good stuff. Tiger is the 2nd best of the Crystal Beasts. He has 1600 ATK, which is good these days, but he goes up to 2000 in the damage step when he attacks an opponent’s monster. This means you take no damage from running into a face-down spy basically. He can run over Stratos, which is great, because only 1 other thing that’s 4 stars or lower can do that, which is Card Trooper. He can’t take down any tribute monsters, but he’s a very solid attacking force on the field. Crystal Beast decks run 3 of these guys, period. Because like I said in a previous review, if you don’t have powerful effects to make a theme deck, you have to go with stats, and this guy actually has both.

RATINGS:

Traditional: No one uses CB’s in traditional. 1/5

Advanced: 5/5 for Crystal Beast decks, 2.5/5 in others.

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