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

Tree Otter
#RGBT-EN095

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Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.50
Advanced: 1.67 

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


Date Reviewed - 07.22.09

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Dark Paladin
Wednesday

Tree Otter, another adorably cute monster, who is also a Beast of Level
2 and the Water attribute, which is appropriate I guess being an Otter with 1200 attack and a mere 100 defense. Now, here, you can have one face-up monster you control gain 1000 attack until the End Phase.

1000 attack is a very nice increase, if only for a turn, and you can use the effect more than once, but low and behold, we have a couple of problems...first, you can only use the effect if you have another face-up Beast type monster, and this card will die easily with its low attack and defense.

Ratings:

1/5
Art: 4/5
General Zorpa Tree Otter

This is the inverse monster to Sea Koala (get it?) and it is not quite as good as many other targets for Rescue Cat out there. He has 1200 ATK which is actually pretty good, and he can give a Beast monster 1000 ATK once per turn, which is nice to be able to get Airbellum to take out some Synchro monsters.

However, there are four better choices out there. Sea Koala reduces an opponent's monster to 0 and is not a level 3, but has far less in terms of stats. Des Koala is DARK, allowing you to have more DARK monsters for your effects as well as being an 1800 wall and a burn card when you draw it outside of the Kitty effect. Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter is the best flip an dkill monster in teh game and is currently the favorite for this slot, allowing you to kill things as well as access to level 8 Synchros through a double Synchro Summon. Neo Spacien Dark Panther is by far the best, able to copy such powerhouses like Judgment Dragon, Dark Armed Dragon, Chaos Sorceror and Spirit Reaper to maximum effect.

Basically this little guy is good, but he has a lot of competition for the slot in Synchro Cat that is being taken up by these monsters.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-1.5/5

Jeff Lang
Today’s card up for review is Tree Otter. To be honest, I don’t understand why this card was made for. The art is broken, but they gave him a watered down Sea Koala effect, at least to me. Id rather make a monsters attack 0, then have one of my monsters gaining 1000. The only difference is, do you want a 1200 attack monster(Otter) or Koala? Koala is far superior, he can make your guys get over anything, where Otter has a chance to get over some stuff, and will be stopped short or some monsters used in the meta.

Trad: 1/5
Adv: 1/5

Freeza
Tree Otter ...

Another little beast from Raging Battle ... what a great booster it was, right?

Tree Otter has a reasonable enough 1200 ATK, considering his level. A water attribute? Cute, though it neither helps nor hurts him really. Considering that he's a beast that's 3 stars or less ... Yes, he fits in perfectly with the Rescue Cat club. Rescue Cat grabs 2 of these to an open field, they pump each other up to 2200, and u hit for 4400 direct. Not too shabby. But the main problem is that that's about the ONLY thing you'll truly enjoy doing with them. There are just too many other beast options that complete the Rescue Cat's front line, that the Tree Otter isn't necessary or awesome enough to warrant a spot on the team. Unless of course u are gunning for a bit of originality, then maybe give him a shot ... or if u are doing something with water as your secondary theme ...

Basically, he does what he does well ... It's just that nobody is really asking him to do it that often.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3/5

- FREEZA

N o V a
Its Wednesday and Tree Otter is todays Card of the Day. Another search able card via Rescue Cat and the opposite to Sea Koala. Instead of having a high defense over a low attack, Otter has a high attack over a low defense and once a turn if you control a face-up Beast-Type monster, you can increase the ATK of one of your monsters by 1000. I guess the card can be almost as useful as Sea Koala, but Sea Koala just seems to do more damage to the opponent than Otter does. There really isn't much to say on Otter, its an ok card but Sea Koala does the opposite and does it better.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1/5
Parallel Fates Tree Otter…. One of the potential cards being used as Rescue Cat’s target in a lot of SynCat decks right now. Basically unless your Airbellum gets Bottomless’d, with Tree Otter you’re likely going to be able to attack over most monsters your opponent would have.

However, Tree Otter is being looked at as a weak counter-part to Sea Koala. The only upside that Otter has is its base-1200 attack. You would be able to do more damage if you run Otter. But Koala brings the guarantee of the destruction of your opponent’s monster if the attack goes through.

Because Tree Otter does not necessarily mean that you can attack over any monster on the field, it takes a back seat to Sea Koala. Don’t expect to see too many of these.

2/5

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