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

Harpie Queen

 

Card Number - FOTB-EN020

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 4.87

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


Date Reviewed - 05.24.0
7

 

Creator
OfThePoint
System
Thursday:
Harpie Queen

Ahh, decent theme support! You don't see that all that often.

Harpie Queen does two things right -- it lets you search for a decent field spell, and it's worded so you're not conflicting with that stupid 3-per-deck limit on all the other Harpie Lady cards, but can still take advantage of things that require a Harpie Lady.

...the 1900 ATK, which only gets boosted by most of the cards worth playing in that theme, doesn't hurt either. ...not to mention the Winged-Beast type that lets you further abuse Icarus Attack to trick opponents into wasting M/T removal to give you a 3-for-2.

What more can I say? 5/5 in the theme deck and 1/5 elsewhere. There's already a deck up on Metagame that tries to exploit this thing, so I suggest looking there for a good build to start off with to abuse this thing.

Dark Paladin
Thursday

Today we look at Harpie Queen, and I would think the Queen of the Harpies (Simpson's reference!) would have more than 1900 attack, but whatever,

If, for whatever reason, you are playing a Harpy Deck, this is the card for you. 1900 attack in a Level 4 is good, and 1200 defense is a little low, but not terrible. This card IS treated as Harpie Lady, but you should be using these anyway.

By discarding Queen of the Harpies, you can add Harpie's Hunting Ground from your Deck to your Hand, which is also a good thing. Harpie's are trying to be playable, this is a step in the right direction.

Ratings:

Traditional: We've all ready talked about non-Yata Wind monsters in
Traditional...1/5

Advanced: 4.5/5 Harpie deck

Art: 5/5 Awesome

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Ryoga

Level 2 YGO Judge
Harpie Queen :
Hot piss. The designers have worked out how to support themes.

A 1900 Harpie Lady is good. Well, if you want a Harpie Lady deck. One that can fetch you a spell destroying Field Spell just sweetens the deal. It also means Harpies can finally get around the problem of only really having three Harpies in a deck. The deck probably isn't tournament viable, but it should be fun. Nicely done men.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3/5
Harpies: 5/5

Share and enjoy,
Ryoga
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Turkeyspit Harpie Queen

Anyone who was a fan of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Cartoon / Anime remembers Mai Valentine's signature card: Harpie Lady.
Sadly that monster was never really competitive, and lacked sufficient support to exist on it's own as a decktype.

Word came of added support for both Harpies and Winged Beasts in Enemy of Justice, but again, Harpies Pet Baby Dragon didn't do much to bring this decktype up to snuff, and Icarus Attack didn't have a sufficient amount of tributes to justify running it. Now at last we have some support that will give Harpies a shot at the top tables, as all the pieces are coming together.

Harpie Queen helps to overcome the major flaw in the Harpie sub-theme: the fact that you could only have 3 Harpie Lady cards in your deck. Whether it was Harpie Lady, Harpie Lady 1/2/3, or Cyber Harpie Lady, since they are all considered to be "Harpie Lady", you can only maindeck 3 copies of any of them. This means all the great support cards that exist for Harpies, from Elegant Egotist to Harpies Hunting Ground, depended on your getting one of those three Harpies to the Field.

Now that we have Harpie Queen, you can technically have 6 copies of Harpie Lady on the Field or in the Graveyard, and all of a sudden Harpies Hunting Ground and Hysteric Party are viable options.

The final piece of the puzzle was the introduction of Raiza the Storm Monarch. Being a WIND Attribute, a Winged-Beast type, and a Monarch with the strongest effect of all 5 of the Monarchs, really gives themed support to a Harpie / Winged-Beast deck.

3x Raiza the Storm Monarch
3x Harpie Queen
3x Harpie Lady 1
3x Harpies Hunting Ground

now add:

Icarus Attack, Hysteric Party, Spiritual Wind Art - Miyabi, Winged Sage Falcos, Flying Kamikari #1

and now you have a deck that has tons of synergy and utility.

And best of all, the cards most difficult to obtain to build this deck are the 3x copies of Raiza the Storm Monarch, and perhaps Harpie Queen. Harpie Lady 1 and the subsequent support cards have been reprinted a few times, and are even available in the SD8 - Lord of the Storm Structure Deck.

Will Harpies be able to take on the likes of Perfect Circle, DDT, Doomize and Trooper Monarchs? Impossible to say. But what I can tell you is that Harpies have never been more competitive then they are now!

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Traditional:
1/5 - La La La La

Advanced:
5/5 - The support that Harpie Decks have been waiting for.

Card Art:
2/5 - "I summon my Winged Aerobics Instructor - in Attack Mode!"
BobDoily Thursday

Wow, decent Harpy support; and finally one that doesn’t conflict with all the other Harpies. As most people know the problem for Harpie decks was that all of the various versions had their name treated as “Harpie Lady” meaning you could only have 3 combined from all of them in the deck. A huge oversight on the part of the designers, especially since being allowed 3 of each would not give them an edge but more of an actual chance.

Harpy Queen takes a nod to Proto-Cyber dragon in getting around this clause. Combined with being a build in tutor for their field-support card gives her quite a bit of versatility. Although it would have been nice to have seen some additional effect while on the field, being able to offer solid support and a stable beatstick to the archetype is definitely something that was needed.

Truthfully I can’t think of any reason to not include this in a Harpy deck, that’s probably because there is none. Which of course makes ratings useless for her, outside of a Harpy deck she is no better than a vanilla; inside one she is extremely useful.
 

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