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

Dark General Freed

LODT-EN083
DARK
Level 5
ATK/2300 DEF/1700
[Warrior/Effect]
This card cannot be Special Summoned. Negate the effect of any Spell Card that targets a DARK monster you control and destroy it. You can add 1 Level 4 DARK monster from your Deck to your hand instead of conducting a normal draw in your Draw Phase.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.50
Advanced: 2.00 

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


Date Reviewed - 07.21.08

 

Dark Paladin

 

Friday

 

Closing the week, we come to Dark General Fiend, a Level 5 Dark monster (as if you didn't know) with 2300 atk and 1700 def (as if you are

surprised) and who happens to be a Warrior (again, surprised?)

 

Dark General Freed is, in a word, awesome.  Obviously, the biggest downside here, is that Dark General Freed cannot be Special Summoned. 

However, he has two other incredibly useful special effects.

 

First, he destroys any Magic card that targets a Dark monster you control.  That is awesome to have built in protection for any type of monsters, even if it's only against one type of card.  Furthermore, Freed allows you to add any Level 4 Dark monster from your Deck to your Hand instead of conducting your Draw Phase.

 

I will point out that the 2300 attack points does kind of suck, but Freed here stands our against most of the others, and is still a very useful card for many Dark Decks.

 

Ratings:

 

Traditional:  2.75/5 

Advanced:        4/5 

Art:  5/5  Awesome

General Zorpa Dark General Freed
 
I'm a little biased toward this card. Can you guess why? Well for starters he has 2300 ATK and 1700 DEF which is pretty good for a one tribute monster. He is of the DARK Warrior variety which places him in the center of the best support engine in the game.
 
Unfortunately his effect is great. Well that was an oxymoron. He has the ability to search for ANY level 4 DARK monster instead of your draw for the turn. This is excellent if you have an Allure of Darkness in hand and need to get rid of, or need quick  access to Dark Grepher or Armageddon Knight. However, he cannot be Special Summoned. This just kills the card. No Monster Reborn, DDR-Different Dimension Reincarnation, and no Reasoning.
 
My guess is that UDE got scared of the success of Darklord Zerato and in a panicky fit decided to clip Freed's wings before he took off. If that simple line of text was gone, I would probably be playing a toolbox of DARK Warriors and fallen shinobi to victory. As it stands, Jinzo is a far better choice, with higher ATK and a more useful effect as well as being Special Summonable.
 
I plan on keeping my copy, but just for sentimental reasons.  
 
Advanced-2.5/5
Traditional-1/5

Jeff Lang
LODT-EN083
Dark General Freed
DARK
Level 5
ATK/2300 DEF/1700
[Warrior/Effect]
This card cannot be Special Summoned. Negate the effect of any Spell Card
that targets a DARK monster you control and destroy it. You can add 1 Level
4 DARK monster from your Deck to your hand instead of conducting a normal
draw in your Draw Phase.
70676581
Secret Rare

    Today’s card up for review is Dark General Freed. This card has some good/bad things going for it. Lets take a look at the upsides of it. it’s a Dark Monster, so that is a big plus. It being a warrior is a big plus as well. You can play Warrior Returning Alive to return it to your hand. It’s effect is pretty decent as well, to be able to turn your draw phase into grabbing a Level 4 dark monster from your deck.

    This card has more bad things going for it than good though. In a metagame that we are in right now, a 1 tribute and 2300 attack isn’t anything spectacular. Especially since all the tributes being used is 2400+. With all the tributes doing something upon summon, this card looks pretty bad. If your gonna use a tribute monster, go with a Monarch. Now you also cannot special summon this monster, which really hurts the playability of this card. Its cool that you cant use any targeting spells on this card, but no one is really using many at the time. This card will fall under the: keep it in your binder, and hope that it becomes more playable section

Advanced: 1.5/5
Traditional: 1/5

Velvet Jones

“In Velvet Veritas”

LODT-EN083
Dark General Freed
DARK
Level 5
ATK/2300 DEF/1700
[Warrior/Effect]
This card cannot be Special Summoned. Negate the effect of any Spell Card
that targets a DARK monster you control and destroy it. You can add 1 Level
4 DARK monster from your Deck to your hand instead of conducting a normal
draw in your Draw Phase.
70676581
Secret Rare

 

Sooo close, but so far.  The first line is the last you need to read.  Negation of targeting Spells in always welcomed and searching your deck for a level 4 DARK monster is decent.  The inability to special summon this monster is too big of a downside in the current state of Yu Gi Oh.  Looks cool though.

 

Traditional 1

Advanced 1

 

“In Velvet Veritas”


Jon Moore
Bad... alert.... on.... high.

Dark General Freed --- oooh!
DARK --- aahhh...
Level 5 ---- eeeeeh....
ATK/2300 DEF/1700 ----- eeeeewwwww


[Warrior/Effect]
This card cannot be Special Summoned. Negate the effect of any Spell Card
that targets a DARK monster you control and destroy it. You can add 1 Level
4 DARK monster from your Deck to your hand instead of conducting a normal
draw in your Draw Phase.


So, this guy stops any effect of spells (and only spells) that target your dark monsters. So, what? he stops brain control. that's... about it. And instead of drawing, you can add a level 4 (Exactly 4) instead of drawing. That's just about fear monger, phantom of chaos, dark grepher, and armageddon knight.

Highly not worth his tribute. He does not even creat a plus. He created a minus for being tributed and can't even stand up to gyzarus, thestalos, or prime material, let alone DAD or DMOC.

Advanced - 1.0/5 - Chase better SCR's that are worth $10 like Dark Red Enchanter
Traditional - 1.1/5 - He's a... uh.... uh... wait... Dark and a deck thinner!
Pwii

Happy Monday!

Dark general freed is not that good. At first glance, you'd run it in three's in DaD, but think about it, it's slow, not enough attack, and takes a tribute.

2/5 all.

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