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

Stardust Dragon-Assault Mode

This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by the effect of this card and "Assault Mode Activate". When the effect of a Spell, Trap, or Effect Monster is activated, you can Tribute this card to negate the activation and effect of that card, and destroy it. During the End Phase of the turn in which this effect is used, you can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. When this face-up card is destroyed, you can Special Summon 1 "Stardust Dragon" in your Graveyard.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.75
Advanced: 4.00

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


Date Reviewed - 03.18.09

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Dark Paladin
Wednesday

Coming to the middle of the week, we have Stardust Dragon--Assault Mode, who has 3000 attack and 2500 defense, and only a slightly different effect from his non Assault Mode counterpart. While Stardust Dragon can activate it's effect to a card that destroy a card(s) on the Field, it's Assault Mode can negate the effect of any Magic, Trap, or Effect monster, and Special Summon itself during the End Phase.

Honestly, I don't believe many of the Assault Mode monsters are really worth using, as the marginal attack increase, and the variable effect difference doesn't usually warrant it on it's own. Here, you're giving an incredible card more attack, and a genuinely stronger effect. For those of you playing Stardust, at least give his Assault Mode a look.

Ratings:

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 5/5
Art: 5/5
General Zorpa Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode

This is the big daddy of Assault Mode monsters. He is not technically from the set, but he came out in the new Duelist tin that is showing up at hobby stores and Targets all over the country.

He has 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF, making him an absolute powerhouse. He is a WIND Dragon, but that didn't stop the original Stardust one bit. His effect allows you to tribute him to negate ANY effect of a card and destroy it. AMAZING.

There are many different ways that you can get around his effect, but they take a lot of cards to do, and then after you do kill it, your opponent still has a Stardust Dragon for you to deal with and there is nothing to stop them from doing it all over again with another Assault Mode Activate.

This is the card that you will base an Assault Mode deck around, because the only way to kill it is really in battle or by D.D. Crow and Gladiator Beast Retiari when it is in the graveyard. I have actually tried out the Assault Mode deck, and if you race to Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode, you can really dominate the game early as the first turn.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-5/5

Jeff Lang

Stardust Dragon-Assault Mode

Dragon-Effect

Level 10

3000 atk 2500 def

Wind

 

This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by the effect of this card and "Assault Mode Activate". When the effect of a Spell, Trap, or Effect Monster is activated, you can Tribute this card to negate the activation and effect of that card, and destroy it. During the End Phase of the turn in which this effect is used, you can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. When this face-up card is destroyed, you can Special Summon 1 "Stardust Dragon" in your Graveyard.

 

      Today’s card up for review is Stardust Dragon Assault Mode. All I can say about this card is WOW. This card I can see basing a deck around. He is a regular Stardust but on steroids pretty much. You can pop him to an activation of a card, it doesn’t even have to destroy something. Then he comes back End Phase. He laughs at everything that the regular Stardust couldn’t negate. If you are going to use up card advantage to bring out an Assault Mode monster, use this guy.

 

Trad: 3/5

Adv: 5/5

Mr. Random Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode
Dragon-Effect
Level 10
Wind
3000/2500

This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by the effect of this card and "Assault Mode Activate". When the effect of a Spell, Trap, or Effect Monster is activated, you can Tribute this card to negate the activation and effect of that card, and destroy it. During the End Phase of the turn in which this effect is used, you can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. When this face-up card is destroyed, you can Special Summon 1 "Stardust Dragon" in your Graveyard.

Finally, an Assault Mode monster that is not half bad at all. With Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode there is no need for a specific monster to Synchro Summon a Stardust Dragon. This effect is great. Anytime a card effect is activated, Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode can tribute itself and negate and destroy the card. Also it will come back after everytime you use the effect.

With a great way to protect everything against whatever your opponent has, the only other things to worry about are Divine Wrath, D.D. Crow and bigger monsters. When it is destroyed, you can revive a Stardust Dragon back from your graveyard. Just like the other Assault Mode monsters, you'll be getting back that Synchro monster. This is the top Assault Mode monster and the only one that could see any play.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 3/5

Freeza

Stardust Dragon – Assault Mode …

Ok this guy is Bad! … and I mean “bad” like the old-school meaning of “bad” - as in “good’! Stardust Dragon – Assault Mode is one BAAAAD Mamma-jamma!

ATK and DEF – we already know all the Assault Modes have this in spades, so let’s not even sweat that. Let’s talk effect. What Stardust Dragon did, his Assault Mode takes to a sick new level. By tributing Star-DAM (I’m coining a phrase here folks … tell your friends …), you can negate the activation of any spell, trap, or effect monster and destroy it. I’m thinking the only thing that this rules out is Counter Traps, since they’re too fast … but anything else? – boom! …and then Star-DAM comes back for more. Sweet!

His only downside is the general difficulty of getting these Assault Modes to the field … but with the relative ease of getting the 1st component out – Stardust Dragon synchro, Star-DAM is one of the easier Assault Modes to make use of ... and believe that your Opponent WILL be sweating bullets when u do (if not fronting for the cameras).

Tell ‘em Freeza sent ya :)

Traditional: 3.5/5
Advanced: 5/5

- FREEZA


N o V a
Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode

Alright, this card is actually one of my favorite cards, even though its only a favorite cause it looks cool. Anyways, of all the Assault Mode monsters, this is by far the best one. Back during the last format, this card would have been all over the place, seeing as how Destiny Hero - Malicious was running all over the place. It helped get an easy Stardust Dragon out, all a player would have to do then is set Assault Mode Activate and wait.

Now the card is harder to summon in some ways, however there are also other ways to summon out Stardust Dragon and still get this card out. When I said this card is the best Assault Mode monster, its because Stardust Dragon alone negates anything that has the effect of destroying a card(s) on the field. Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode has the effect to negate the activation and the effect of any Spell, Trap or Monster Effect and destroy the card and it activates just like Stardust Dragon. It even has the effect to summon back at the end phase. When Stardust Dragon/Assault Mode is destroyed, you can summon a Stardust Dragon from your Graveyard.

There are only a few ways to get around this card, like D.D. Crow and a Monster Reborn after they've tributed this card off. So I say this card has some potential, having few weaknesses and still being somewhat easier than the other Assault Modes to summon.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

yugoboy

Stardust Dragon-Assault Mode

Types:Dragon/Effect (Summon/Trigger/Quick)

Effect:This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by the effect of this card and "Assault Mode Activate". When the effect of a Spell, Trap, or Effect Monster is activated, you can Tribute this card to negate the activation and effect of that card, and destroy it. During the End Phase of the turn in which this effect is used, you can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. When this face-up card is destroyed, you can Special Summon 1 "Stardust Dragon" in your Graveyard.

This card is really really good it has combos for the Assault Mode Deck if you play it but will be really good with Tele DAD build.I suggest picking up copy's at your local Target before they sell out.

Level 10

ATK 3000/ DEF 2500

This will probably be played in a randam machine deck at your local but it will not be played competitively

I do not think because they can not stop TeleDAD,Lightsworn,GladiatorBeast etc...

Traditional:3.5/5

Advanced: 4/5


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