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

Super-Ancient Dinobeast

LODT-EN088
EARTH
Level 8
ATK/2700 DEF/1400
[Dinosaur/Effect]
You can Tribute Summon this card in face-up Attack Position by Tributing 1 Dinosaur-Type monster. When a Dinosaur-Type monster is Special Summoned from your Graveyard, you can draw 1 card.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.00
Advanced: 1.60 

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


Date Reviewed - 07.28.08

 

Creator
OfThePoint
System

Monday:
Super-Ancient Dinobeast

I'm back for a while -- had a bunch of stuff to take care of, and although I'm still wrapping up a few things, I've got enough time to do some CotDs this week.

The Dinobeast isn't incredible, but it is much-needed theme support.  Full-blown Dino decks get a 2700 ATK one-tribute monster and a built-in Card of Safe Return for the deck type.  The 2700 ATK isn't as spectacular as it once would be considered, given that most players expect their Tributes for 2400 ATK monsters to immediately destroy, remove, or spin a card...while this gives dino players a half-decent high-level monster, it still doesn't change the fact that I see multiples of this in the junk foil bin at my local, and sadly, it's where it belongs currently.

2/5

General Zorpa Super Ancient Dinobeast
 
Welcome to TCG/OCG week as we explore the TCG and OCG promos of LODT.
 
Very few people realize the awesomeness that is this card. 2700 ATK on a level 8 monster is not great, but neither is it horrendous. 1400 DEF is pretty bad, but that is the case with most offensive cards these days. The effect is a Card of Safe Return for Dinosaurs and you can Tribute Summon it for one tribute if you tribute a Dinosaur.
 
Well, in an all dino deck, 2700 for a single tribute is awesome, as it will crush anything that doesn't need two tributes. It is the highest ATK monster for one tribute except for Majestic Mech Goryu, but it dies at the end of the turn, which is not good. That is pretty much the high point of this card, because it's second effect is meh at best.
 
Usually any effect on legs is better. Royal Firestorm Guards, Raiza the Storm Monarch and Elemental Hero Stratos are all examples of such cards. However, Dinosaurs really lack the ability to do much with Dinobeast's second effect. Sure they do have their own Call of the Haunted, but that needs a discard and the effects of the card are negated. You can use it for Trade-In and some awesome plays with tributing, but not really worth playing yet.
 
Traditional-1/5
Advanced-2/5
David "BobDole" Hoffman

Super-Ancient Dinobeast

 So I'm wondering, how old do you officially have to be to qualify as "Super-Ancient?"

 Anywho, as far as the actual card itself goes, I kinda like it. 2700 ATK is just shy of DAD and it actually has an advantage of 400 more DEF (whoopie). It's a nice 8 star (Trade-In) that you can get out for only one tribute - provided it be a dino - and the whole Earth attribute is always a good thing.

 The effect is an one that only Dinos could have. This being because there are only 19 other Dinos in the game (If I'm correct - which I'm probably not). Drawing a card for bringing back a dino is actually pretty darn good considering the arrival of Limit-Reverse.

 Unfortunately, in most cases I'd rather be targeting Disk Commander. Of course, if you're running a dedicated Dino deck (try saying that three times fast), there's still a pretty good amount to target that'll be worth while.

 All in all, this could have been a ridiculously good card. The ATK could use a small boost (3000 seems OK), and maybe a bit more support behind the theme, but it what it is. That's worth at least something.

 Traditional: 1/5 Technically this is something.
 Advanced: 2/5 There's some potential, but until Dinos get some really good support, they're not going to impacting the meta.

 Bob Dole
Pwii

Hey, sorry about last week, I was at summer camp at which I found true love.

Super-ancient dinobeast is one of the awesomest names since cyber dragon. Period. Unfortunately, it's not that good, seeing as the only extra card that can summon dinos is a trap, making it too slow for the format.

1/5 all.


Velvet Jones

LODT-EN088
Super-Ancient Dinobeast
EARTH
Level 8
ATK/2700 DEF/1400
[Dinosaur/Effect]
You can Tribute Summon this card in face-up Attack Position by Tributing 1
Dinosaur-Type monster. When a Dinosaur-Type monster is Special Summoned from
your Graveyard, you can draw 1 card.
06849043
Ultra Rare/Ultimate Rare

 

In a Hydrogeddon w/ Gilasaurus beatdown deck this card could be “teched” other than that it is just another waste of an ultra/ultimate spot.

 

Traditional 1

Advanced 1

 

In Velvet Veritas

Tony Mera LODT-EN088
Super-Ancient Dinobeast
EARTH
Level 8
ATK/2700 DEF/1400
[Dinosaur/Effect]
You can Tribute Summon this card in face-up Attack Position by Tributing 1
Dinosaur-Type monster. When a Dinosaur-Type monster is Special Summoned from
your Graveyard, you can draw 1 card.
06849043
Ultra Rare/Ultimate Rare

The Card

This card is not that bad in a Dinosaur deck, and is bad in everything else. The effect isn't that bad either. Dinosaur deck's aren't that amazing, and the only card I remember seeing playing that was a Dinosaur is Hydrogeddon. You probably don't want to use it because the deck is based on pure aggression and using this card means using cards that take a while to set up and drawing more cards does nothing unless your gone to win with them, but it wouldn't be bad if you bring back monster from the Graveyard and drew cards and then attacked him with all the monsters. But what is the chance you will be able to put that many monsters in the Graveyard and not be killed in the few turns before your able to set things up? The card to me is too slow and situational, but is a nice 2700 1 tribute beat stick that can be nice if you happen to end up drawing Monster Reborn or Premature Burial in your Dinosaur deck.

Advanced

The deck is too slow and would get demolished. It takes too long to set up a win condition, and most likely if you will lose if you don't draw what you need or can't keep monster's on the field for very long.

Traditional

It's not good here.

Combo's

You can play Babycerasaurus with Limit Reverse's to abuse Super-Ancient Dinobeast's effect. You can also use that with Card Of Safe Return to draw even more cards. You can also play Birthright and common cards like Sabersaurus to also draw more cards with Super-Ancient Dinobeast's effect. But all this drawing cards hurt drawing stable hands, and you might not end up drawing Super-Ancient Dinobeast's, so running 2-3 Card of safe returns is a must if you choose to run this kind of Dinosaur deck.

Suggestions

If you choose to play a Dinosaur deck, then your gone to have to make it pure beat down and playing cards like Card of safe return, brightright, and limit reverse. They will slow down the deck and make the deck have to wait a few turns to be able to set up to draw more cards. But with choosing to a play a deck that draws a lot you have to ask yourself, if you end up drawing all those cards, "how do I win with them now." If the deck can't win with +3 advantage on an opponent or more, than the deck lacks a good win condition which Dinosaurs don't have yet besides aggression which does not fit it with drawing cards and setting up plays. So this card wouldn't be that great in a Dinosaur deck besides having a one tribute 2700 beat stick. But I would not play Dinosaurs until they get better support.

Art

3/5

Dinosaurs are cool.

Traditional- 1/5
Advanced- 1/5

Dark Paladin

Monday

 

Welcome to a new week of cards, and this week is probably the best week we have had in a the last month or so, but let's begin.  Super-Ancient Dinobeast is our card today, and he isn't Ancient, he's Super Ancient.

 

Anyway, our Dinosaur is a Level 8 monster with 2700 attack and 1400 defense of the Earth attribute.  Now, Level 8 would normally require two tributes, but Dinobeast can be tribute summoned in face-up attack position by tributing one monster, but only if that tribute is a Dinosaur-type monster, which is appropriate.

 

Furthermore, when you Special Summon a Dinosaur-type monster from your Graveyard, you get to Draw one card from your Deck.  This isn't a bad card, honestly.  It is a reasonable monster with some nice effects to strengthen a weaker Decktype.  However, this Format eats this card, and all the other Dinsoaurs alive.

 

Ratings:

 

Traditional:  1/5

 

Advanced:    2/5  At least it does some cool stuff, and actually really

helps the Dinosaur theme.

 

Art:  3.5/5

 


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