Text: When this card is Normal Summoned, you can
send any number of cards from your hand to the
Graveyard to return an equal number of cards from
the field to their owners' hand.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 02.27.09
Red Ogre closes the week, a Zombie monster who is
Level 7 and of the Earth attribute with 2800 attack
and 2100 defense, both which are nice stats for a
Level 7 monster. So, this monster requires two
tributes...is it worth it?
When this card is Normal Summoned, you can send any
number of cards from your Hand to the Graveyard to
return an equal number of cards from the Field to
their owner's Hand. Impressive...your cards, your
opponent's card, or any combination you would like.
He's sort of like a Monarch, but for Zombies who
(unfortunately) requires two tributes. You don't get
the effect if Special Summoned, and as far for heavy
hitters who can be Special Summoned, Despair from
the Dark wins the battle.
Zombies have lots of destruction and raw power as it
is, but this isn't a bad card.
Traditional: 2.25/5 The biggest downside here is
that he is Earth, not Dark.
This is another one of Bastion's Yokai monsters,
like Mezuki. 2800 on a seven star monster is pretty
good, and an EARTH Zombie attribute and type are
decent as well. He can really take advantage of all
of the Special Summoning that Zombies can do.
His effect is that when he is Normal Summoned you
can discard a number of cards from your hand equal
and send the same amount of cards from your
opponent's field to their hand. As he is likely to
suck up a great many of your resources himself, you
will often get 3 cards with this.
This is ideally an Alpha Strike card. You play him
to clear the field for lethal damage. He is not a
bad card in and of himself, he just missed the
ZOmbie gravy train. He bears a striking resmblance
to the feared Synchro monster, Brionac, Dragon of
the Ice Boundary.
If Mezuki and Plaguespreader were untouched by the
banlist, this guy might have a shot as a one-of in a
Zombie deck, but now he takes up too many resources
and cannot really do what he needs to do in order to
win you the game. We will just have to wait to see
if more Zombie stuff makes him better in the future.
Red Ogre …
Hmmm ... I’m getting a little fuzzy in the head
about this guy … he just doesn’t make sense to me
Here’s the scoop – several things could have been
done to make him tolerable, but they totally dined
and dashed, and thus – totally missed the mark.
Zombie? – I guess … plus his effect puts cards in
the Graveyard, which is where Zombies want to be.
2800? – that’s good too for his level and for
today’s metagame (yikes! Did I actually just use the
term “metagame”?!? uhg! Kill me!) Anywho – here’s
where they start to lose me – Earth? – uhm … why???
… had they just made him Dark he’d have so much more
synergy with the rest of what you’d be playing him
with. (Mezuki gets away with being Earth but we’re
not talking=2 0about him right now, ok?)
He also only gets his effect if he is NORMAL
summoned? – uhm … what??? … That means u must
tribute 2 monsters in order to make him useful. Dark
Magician of Chaos was awesome in part cuz u gut his
effect no matter HOW u got him to the field. That
made shortcutting him to get around the 2 tributes
the best method of utilizing him. Now with the Red
Hulk … uh, I mean Red Ogre – u sack 2 monsters to
get him out, wasting your normal summon. Every
George Romero movie and duelist will tell u that
Zombies work best when swarming. This guy is sending
your field in the opposite direction. What’s more is
that u have to drop what’s in your hand (if u even
HAVE anything still in your hand at the time that
isn’t better OFF in your hand) in order to get his
And then lastly – 7 Stars? 0 uhm … huh??? … 1 more
star and he could have been traded in with … Trade
In, and then revived from the Graveyard (the way
Zombies in the game and in real life tend to do). U
might not get his effect that way, but its just one
extra combo-way of making use of him, and then have
a 2800 attacker on the field … but as it is – he
can’t even do THAT right.
I’m sure there’s SOMETHING u could do with this guy
… but I guarantee in the end it’ll be like – “so
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