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

IL Blud

CSOC-ENSE2
DARK
Level 6
ATK/2100 DEF/800
[Zombie/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:
•Once per turn, you can Special Summon 1 Zombie-Type monster from your hand or from either player's Graveyard. When this card is removed from the field, destroy all Zombie-Type monsters Special Summoned by this effect.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.33
Advanced: 3.85 

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


Date Reviewed - 11.18.08

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Dark Paladin
Tuesday

IL Bud is up for a re-review today, and was a great card for Zombies back when it came out last Summer, even though Zombies were only Tier
1.5/2 back then, struggling to hold on. Fortunately, that isn't the case for Zombies now.

IL Bud is a very nice monster and a good addition to a Zombie Deck, despite being a Gemini monster. It is Level 6, and only has 2100 attack points, which isn't the best of things, and neither is only having 800 defense. However, 800 defense is able to be searched out by Pyramid Turtle.

The ability to Special Summon a Zombie from your Hand or either player's Graveyard, even once per turn, is a good effect, as long as you have the necessary monster to summon (eg, something worth
summoning.) The biggest downfall here isn't being a Gemini, it's the non standard 2400 attack for a one tribute monster.

IL Bud is a must for your Zombie Deck, and you should definately be using him :)

Ratings:

Traditional: 3/5 Zombie Decks can be fairly successful, even in Traditional.
Advanced: 4.25/5
Art: 4/5
General Zorpa Il Blud

Been a while since this guy was reviewed, but he has gotten so much better since the release of the two best Zombie cards, Mezuki and Plaguespreader Zombie. He is generally going to play a big supporting role in the new Synchro version of the deck, but there will be times that you were glad you ahd him around.

Il Blud is one of the good Gemini monsters (alongside Elemental Hero Neos Alius and Gigaplant) for a while he was the most expensive car din Yu-Gi-Oh!, in fact some argue he was the FIRST of the new expensive card trends. But NO MORE! He i snow going to be readily available to the dueling public when he is released as a promo in the CSOC Special Edition.

Well, his effect is kind of mediocre right now, but he can get back a crucial Zombie Master, Plaguespreader Zombie or Goblin Zombie and his effect is often going to be mitigated by the fact that you just might WANT those cards that he is getting to go back to the graveyard.

All in all a solid card for a great deck.

Traditional-2/5
Advanced-4/5

Jeff Lang
Il Blud
CSOC-ENSE2
DARK
Level 6
ATK/2100 DEF/800
[Zombie/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:
*Once per turn, you can Special Summon 1 Zombie-Type monster from your hand
or from either player's Graveyard. When this card is removed from the field,
destroy all Zombie-Type monsters Special Summoned by this effect.
70595331
Super Rare

Todayʼs card up for review is Il Blud. Very nice to see that a big money card is getting the reprint. Everyone should have an opportunity to compete. But letʼs talk about the card itself. This effect is of course brutal. If only he wasnʼt a Gemini(but then again he would be super busted). The zombie deck is all about swarming and special summoning, so this guy was needed a lot in the past. Now, we do have easier ways to summon(Mezuki), so Blud is kind of in the shadows now. I still love this card and think it should have its place in the new age zombie deck. Only downside is that this guy will get run over but quite a lot of stuff, and that he is a tribute summon. But most times, if you wanna use up your summon with this guy, you should be winning this turn anyways, or at least close.

Trad:
2/5
Adv:
3/5
CSOC-EN089
Mr. Random CSOC-ENSE2
Il Blud
DARK
Level 6
ATK/2100 DEF/800
[Zombie/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:
*Once per turn, you can Special Summon 1 Zombie-Type monster from your hand
or from either player's Graveyard. When this card is removed from the field,
destroy all Zombie-Type monsters Special Summoned by this effect.
70595331
Super Rare
Once it was now an expensive card, now it is a promo easily to get. As we all know, Il Blud is a Zombie and can be special summoned in many ways. When you get the Gemini Summon, you can special summon a Zombie from either grave or your hand. Chances are it will usually be the grave. Its another reason why to play Card of Safe Return in Zombie decks. Since we have Zombie World, we can take their monster without wasting another card. Use this and Plaguespreader Zombie to Synchro Summon Stardust Dragon or any 8 Star monster. The only downside to Il Blud is destroy everything brought to the field by his effect, but since everyone has Solemn Judgments you don't have to worry about that.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5

Otaku

I am having a hard time reviewing this card just because I find it… uninteresting.  I actually like a great many things about it, but for some reason, nothing.

 

Stats: Il Blud is a Level 6 Dark Zombie/Gemini Monster with 2100 ATK and 800 DEF.  Being Level 6 isn’t the worst level in the world: obviously it can hurt that it requires a Tribute to Normal Summon, but since I like game balance, I am glad that it does.  It is a Dark/Zombie, which means it enjoys some great Support, not quite the best in the game but way up there.  Being a Gemini Monster brings it even more support, and more importantly tones the card down.  As a Zombie with such a low DEF score, it can be brought out via Pyramid Turtle and that means you’re still getting a bargain to Normal Summon and then use the effect.  Yes, that even factors in its sub-par ATK and DEF scores.

 

Effect(s): Summon it again to gain the effect of Special Summoning a Zombie from your hand or either player’s Graveyard.  If this card wasn’t a Gemini Monster, this effect would be severely broken instead of just really powerful, since you could summon up to four more copies if both players ran it.  As is, you give up your Normal Summon to get a Special Summon, and it seems like a good trade.  There is the catch that if anything gets Il Blud off the field, you’ll lose whatever it was you Summoned.  Either protect Il Blud or find a use for the Special Summoned Monster and that won’t matter.

 

Uses and

Combinations: Zombie deck staple, I believe.  Unless you intentionally build your deck around lower-leveled Zombies (and I believe you could), at least one copy of this card should be in your deck.  I’ll let the others, who are much more familiar with the metagame, tell you if you need more (either in the Main or Side Deck).  Clearly this card makes Synchro Summons easier as well, since you can fetch the new Zombie Tuner, Plaguespreader Zombie, reviewed last Friday, or fodder for another Tuner with ease.  Getting this off a Special Summon plus Normal Summon of Il Blud is a true bargain.  Combined with all the other Zombie Special Summons, you might even be able to keep Il Blud himself.

 

Ratings

 

Traditional: 2/5 – I would expect Zombie decks now have enough to make a really good deck here… but this is a format for horribly powerful decks that make you wonder how facing one even constitutes “dueling”.

 

Advanced: 4/5 – A must run for all but specialized Zombie decks.  I think I’d prefer Zombie Master myself, and focus on the lower level Zombies.

 

Art: 3.5/5 – Suitably creepy.  Based on some of the translations I’ve seen for this cards names in other languages, it might be some sort of living… er… undead gateway, which isn’t inherently obvious to me from the art until I found that out, so while cool and appropriate, I don’t think it was exactly clear.

 

Summary

 

Go.  Play.  Enjoy.

 

-Otaku

Anteaus Il Blud

Like yesterday's card, Il Blud is a Zombie with a Special Summon ability, but what makes this card so much better than Plaguespreader Zombie is the fact that you don't have to spin a card to get his effect, and he has 2100 ATK. But, on the downside, Il Blud is a Gemini-type (meaning you have to Normal Summon him before you can Special Summon), which then takes up your Normal Summon for the turn, he's a six-star, meaning you need to Tribute, and he still has the downside of everything going away when he is removed from the field. He's probably best saved for the late game, when all you need is that final push to knock your opponent into the "lose" column, and that's when you'll see him most. Expect him as a one-per-deck tech card, but I don't see him doing too much more.

In Traditional, there are much better cards; he'll be taking up space in the trade binder.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3.75/5

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