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Date Reviewed - 05.21.07
Can you say "power creep", kids? I knew you could!
For those who are newer to the game, I'll explain --
power creep is when the same type of card gets
slightly better than its previous version so people
have a reason to play the new one. For example,
Spell Reproduction retrieved a Spell for 2 discards,
but Excavation of Mage Stones does the same thing
WITHOUT requiring the discards to be Spells.
This mainly occurs with ATK values in Yu-Gi-Oh.
Generic non-effect monsters started with a cap of
1800 ATK. Mechanicalchaser bumped it to 1850. Gemini
Elf put it up to 1900, but with a weak DEF. After
that, future 1900 ATK monsters got better defense
values, going as high as 1600. Now we finally have
the next bump in ATK without a negative effect
attached to it, at 2,000 ATK.
There are several effects that help this guy out in
various decks; Normal decks have Skill Drain, Justi-Break,
Non-Spellcasting Area, Heart of the Underdog, Dark
Factory of Mass Production, and the like to work
from. If you just want him for his Beast-Warrior
attribute, Enraged Battle Ox can give him a piercing
effect. It's not bad, but it's still short of Cyber
Dragon -- as it should be. If we ever start seeing
2100 ATK 4-star normals, you know we're in trouble.
It's a staple in the Normal deck and a possible
inclusion in Beast-Warrior supported builds, but
otherwise I don't see a lot else going for it.
Gene-Warped Warwolf...not Werewolf, but Warwolf...apparently
a wolf built for war...
Gene-Warped Warwolf is a Level 4 Normal Monster with
2000 attack points. Now, before we talk about that,
let's have a little history lesson. Remember when,
years ago, things like Battle Ox and 7 Colored Fish
were staples? Then, Labyrinth of Nightmare gave us
Gemini Elf, a Normal Level 4 with 1900 attack! Just
think, a card like this could have changed the game
back in Magician's Force before the Invasion of
Anyway...Beast-Warrior is a good type, and Earth is
just as well supported. 2000 attack is good for a
non-tribute monster, don't get me wrong, but there
is one thing that really gets in the way of our wolf
friend here...Cyber Dragon.
If this guy had 2100 attack, then he could at least
suicide with a Cyber Dragon. This card isn't bad, it
just doesn't really have a place in the current
environment. It does, however, fit well with the
Vorse Raider, Mad Dog of Darkness, Enraged Battle Ox
Traditional: 1/5 Earth and no effect equals not good
Advanced: 2.5/5 Again, not a bad card, just not
Generally a normal monster isn't worth the bother.
However, in either an Earth or Beast beatdown deck,
this is Ok with their various boosts. Beyond Cyber
Dragon, opponents will be hard pressed to attack
through this thing without using another card, and
as this is taking attention away from your other,
more interesting monsters. It can also just kick
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