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

Prime Material Dragon

Light
Level 6
ATK/2400 DEF/2000
[Dragon/Effect]
Any effect that would inflict damage to a player instead increases their life points by the same amount .When a card's effect to destroy a monster(s) on the field is activated, you can send one card from your hand to the Graveyard to negate its activation and destroy the card.

Card Number - PTDN-EN087

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.80
Advanced: 3.60

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


Date Reviewed - 03.25.08

 

Dark Paladin
Tuesday

Today we look at very interesting monster card, Prime Material Dragon, or PMD for short. PMD is a Level 6 monster, who is obviously a Dragon and of the Light attribute, with 2400 attack, which is good as it matches other 2400 attack powerhouses.

First off, PMD has an odd ability of any effect damage a player would take instead increases that players Lifepoints by the same amount.
That's good for you, and not so good to happen to your opponent, but it probably isn't realistically that big of a problem.

Secondly, when a card effect is activated that would destroy a monster or monsters on the Field, you can negate the activation of the card and destroy simply by discarding one card from your Hand to the Gravyeard.
That's certainly good, and yes, this card does promote bad hand management, at least to an extent.

However, what's one card to negate something like Lightning Vortex?
Hand disruption and Control don't seem to be too big right now in this Format, at least not now. It's not a terrible card folks.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2/5 It is a tribute monster, but it is Light, and has a place in Dragon Decks.

Advanced: 3/5 A solid enough card, but I doubt it will see much play.

Art: 4/5

Jae Kim
Tuesday- Prime Material Dragon

Again, I am rating cards based on their overall design and utility to impoverished themes.

Premier Level: This is another wonderfully designed card that is simply overshadowed by a far too dominant cookie cutter. It's a bit too slow to run against Burn(which has gotten rocked heavily by Mr. 3 for 1 any removal Dragon), and any archetype that has a use for it would simply get smashed by the tier 1 decks.

Casual Level: The card has numerous, intriguing usages. You can combo it with all sorts of off the wall life point based cards, and use it to counter Burn. Prime Material Dragon also supports light types running stuff like Freed or Soul of Purity, Dragons that run things like Stamping Destruction (lol) and even the infamous LORD OF D.!!!

I like the anti-destruction effect as well. Thunder Dragon, Night Assailant, Treeborn Frog, and Volcanic Shell can all circumvent the cost for a basically permanent 2400 attack beatstick.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 4/5
The First Hokage Prime Material Dragon

Alrighty, continuing on with Phantom Darkness reviews we will take a look at the super rare Prime Material Dragon. This card has some potential, just not in this format at the moment.

Let's dive into this further. He's a light, level 6, and a dragon type monster. He also boasts solid stats of 2400 Attack and 2000 defense. His effect also allows you to gain life points instead of losing them when any effect would inflict damage. His second effect is also pretty nice. When a card's effect to destroy a monster on the field is activated, you can send 1 card from your hand to negate and destroy the card. I think that's definitely solid, I just wish that it was faster since Dark Armed Dragon is dominating this format along with Turbo and Magical Explosion. If you get him out there, then there's a safe bet, he might be out there for a little while, but once something like Dark Magician of Chaos or Darklord Zerato hit the field and attack over him, it's down hill from there. In a slower format, I think this guy would be pretty good, but right now, I say he's side board material.

My Ratings:

Advanced: 3.25/5
Traditional: 2.25/5
Art: 2/5
Master Tricks
Prime Material Dragon
    We look at today one of the 2 cards of this week's CoTD reviews which I wanted to talk about. This card peaked my interest to a whole different level b/c this card is probavbly one of our best solutions into disrupting and destroying the Dark Armed Dragon Return's multiple strategies. Here are the pros about Prime Material Dragon and how you should or might use it in future duels, especially against Dark Armed Dragon Return decks:
  1. Level 6 2400 ATK beatstick to kamikaze with Monarchs, Jinzo, etc.
  2. All effect damage to players becomes LP gain instead by damage attempted to be inflicted (Note: This aids your opponent as well. If opponent is inflicted effect damage, he/she gains that much LP instead also)
  3. You can negate a card effect that destroys a monster(s) on field by discarding a card from your hand and destroy that card, even if it's a monster. (I do not think this effect can negate Solemn Judgment, Pulling the Rug, Divine Wrath, etc.)
  4. You can use effect mentioned in "2" and use Graverobber as a good combo to steal/use an opponent's spell in their graveyard and gain 2000 LP. Sweet!
  5. You can use effect mentioned in "3" to negate and destroy powerful destruction cards recently used, including Darklord Zerato, Dark Armed Dragon (I think so, but please contact me at pathoon@aol.com if I'm wrong about this), Lightning Vortex, Torrential Tribute, Mirror Force, Nobleman of Crossout, etc. Really nifty card and can also be a great sidedeck option too!
  6. Dragon-Type so you can use cards like Dragon's Mirror or Future Fusion on it to fusion summon Five-Headed Dragon.
  7. Can control and limit your opponent's card uses and options as long as you have cards in your hand to discard.
  8. Using Night Assailant as a discard is not a bad option as it can bring back a Flip-Effect monster to your hand, including itself (I believe so).
    This card is a card I'm considering into an Anti-Dark Armed Dragon deck and should be a definite card to consider into main decks and sidedecks as well.
 
Traditional: 3.5/5 (There is a whole hell of cards to negate and gain LP from damage cards here)
Advanced: 4.25/5 (This card is a card to consider playing in main decks or at least sidedecks)
Art: 3.75 (Mystical)
Ex`

Tuesday March 25th:  Prime Material Dragon

 

Prime Material Dragon is one of the best cards to grace this set and this card happens to be a UDE World Exclusive.  This card has 2 effects.  The first effect is rather overlooked and could spell disaster for the unprepared.  PMD allows any effect damage such as Burn to be reverted to LP Gain.  This already makes it a solid side deck choice.  The other effect is the more important one.  By sending 1 card from your hand to the graveyard, you can negate and destroy any card that attempts to destroy a monster on the field.  Think of this card as a Rainbow Life and My Body as a Shield rolled into a Monarchs Body

 

One of the best Dragons released so far

 

Rating:

 

Trad:  3.5/5

Advanced:  4/5 

 

Until Next Time

 

Ex`

pwii
Well, I thought it was dark week. Prime Material Dragon is the answer to burn. And any kind of humongous hitter deck. Single-handedly accomplishing the absolute best of both categories. But it cant be splashed. All in all, one of those cards that take skill to play. ish.
 
5/5 trad.
 
4.5/5 adv.
 
--pwii

 


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