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

Dark Valkyria

LODT-EN027
DARK
Level 4
ATK/1800 DEF/1050
[Fairy/Gemini]
This card is treated as a Normal Monster while face-up on the field or in the Graveyard. While this card is face-up on the field, you can Normal Summon it to have it be treated as an Effect Monster with this effect:
•One time only, you can place 1 Spell Counter on this card. This card gains 300 ATK for each Spell Counter on it. You can remove 1 Spell Counter from this card to destroy 1 monster on the field.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.00
Advanced: 2.67 

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


Date Reviewed - 06.03.08

 

Dark Paladin

Tuesday

 

Gemini monsters...*sigh*

 

Dark Valkyria, in short, lets you after here Gemini or "second" summon, gets a Magic Counter that gives her 300 attack (so 2100 instead of

1800) which is good, and the option to remove that counter to destroy one monster on the Field.

 

Gemini monsters still aren't that big, especially in the Format, and this one actually isn't terrible with a destructive ability and a fairly solid attack score.  Bad environment, not a bad card.  How many times have I said that in the last couple months.

 

*sighs*

 

Ratings:

 

Traditional:  1/5

Advanced:    2/5

Art:  3.5/5

General Zorpa Dark Valkyria
 
Well this is the most wanted rare from LODT. Not because she is any good, but because of the art, and the fact that she appears to be fairly hard to get. As far as the actual card, she is a level 4 Gemini DARK Fairy that gets a counter when she is Gemini Summoned. That counter gives he 300 ATK and you can remove it to destroy one monster on the field. She is actually one of the better low level Geminis and would see play if they ever got to be playable. As it is, they are not, unless their name is Il blud, Gigaplant, or Doom Shaman. I happen to love the card, as she is one of the few Geminis that actually reward you for Gemini Summoning them.
 
Traditional-1/5
Advanced-3/5
Narchais

Dark Valkyria

One step at a time.

1800 attack: Beatstick material, and can hold its own for the most part. Its a respectable attack and can get the job done.

1050 defense: Better than a Monarch, I'll give it that. Still, it still isn't enough to take a hit.

Gemini: The killer of so many cards. While most of the early Gemini monsters had horrible attack powers (a lot of 1500s, and even Il Blud is pretty weak), at least the Dark Valkyria can swing without her effect. Being a Gemini is going to cost her, but it won't kill her.

Effect: Becoming a 2100 attack monster with the power to destroy any monster on the field is extremely promising. Monster destruction is never bad.

Dark/Fairy: An odd combination. While she doesn't sit perfectly in either camp, she adds more to the Dark side than the Fairy in my opinion. Still, Fairies likely need the beatstick more, so she does give options where they weren't available before.

Now then, this is one of the cards I was actually looking forward to in this set. Seen as a "Gemini Breaker" to some, Dark Valkyria is possibly one of the best Geminis we've been given so far (Gigaplant and Il Blud aside). While she can't reload her own spell counter, there are cards that can do so (Pitch Black Power Stone), giving her the potential to nuke a few targets at once. Can't go wrong with that!

Still, a Gemini is a Gemini. Even the all powerful, all overpriced Il Blud didn't really live up to its potential. Having to sacrifice a summon to activate an effect is painfu, and any effect with that sort of price tag ought to be able to pay for it. While hers could be seen as an equal trade (I pay my summon to kill one of yours!), the fact is that anything you'd really want to use her effect on should have killed her the turn before. In addition, the Gemini effect kills the surprise factor of her, meaning she's more of a deterrant than a way of dealing with the situation. Potential in Return decks, but beyond that she's merely a beatstick.

Traditional: 1/5 (she'll never live long enough to activate her effect, so she's just another 1800 monster)

Advanced: 3/5 (higher chance of her firing it off, and it really can pay for itself if given the opportunity)

Pwii

this gemini monster would ROCK if it was 1500 atk. then you could mystic tomato it. as is, not fast enough in a DAD format. friggin awesome artwork though.

1/5 all. just not right for the format. 

--pwii

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