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

Trap Eater

This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by sending 1 face-up Trap Card your opponent controls to the Graveyard.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.00
Advanced: 2.75 

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


Date Reviewed - 04.02.09

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General Zorpa Trap Eater

This was one of the major surprises of Crimson Crisis. He was supposed to be a Super Rare, but was downgraded to a common, which made players everywhere rejoice. He is a 1900 ATK DARK Fiend Tuner.

His effect is what makes this card playable. You send an opponent's face-up Trap card to the graveyard in order to Special Summon him. You cannot Normal Summon him though, which is a nuisance. However, he is very useful for killing Royal Oppression and Royal Decree and that is about it.

It really can be extremely useful for breaking locks that Lightsworn and Little CIty and anti-meta decks will force upon you, but other than that he is not very useful. I think that it is a great side deck card, but not much more than that.

Traditional-3/5 (actually much more useful here, Imperial Order is so strong...)
Advanced-3/5

Freeza
Trap Eater …

Here we have a simple yet interesting little monster here … although I shouldn’t call him “little” … 1900 ATK is hardly anything to sneeze at! Add to the fact that he’s 4 Stars, AND a Tuner, AND Dark, AND a Fiend … these are all great things, so u think – Why not? Right?

Well it’s quite simple really. The fact that he can’t be special summoned except by sending 1 face-up trap of your opponents’ to the graveyard, just totally takes the ball out of your hands … which should almost NEVER be the case with a monster. Gorz is the exception because his special summon is based on something 99 out of 100 decks will do if they get the chance – attack directly. Or failing that – attempt to burn. Plus, if all else fails – Gorz can still be normal=2 0or Special summoned any other way.

So with Trap Eater, not only are u waiting for your opponent to create a situation in which to special summon your monster, but u are waiting for something that just doesn’t happen much anymore. Seriously – can u even REMEMBER the last time u saw a face-up trap card during a duel that WASN’T Royal Oppression? And even THAT's not a super common thing u face on the reg. We can’t use Call of the Haunted anymore, which Trap Eater would have been lovely for … So just how often do u think you'll EVER get to summon this thing during a given duel?

Yeah, exactly.
Maybe, if u want – u can side deck this guy in case u come across someone playing Burn, Stall or Remove from Play – decks that have a reliance upon a fair amount of face-up trap cards. But if u seriously Main deck him? … Well, you’re ASKING for it :)

Traditional: 3/5 (Call isn’t banned in this format, right?)
Advanced: 2.5/5

- FREEZA

N o V a
Trap Eater, this card is very interesting but the way I see it, it's very situational. It can't be normal summoned or set and can only be special summoned by sending a continuous trap your opponent controls to the graveyard. Now a 1900 level 4 tuner monster isn't a bad thing to have, but a lot of competitve players would side out their continous trap cards if Trap Eater became a problem for them. So Trap Eater really would be best played as a side deck card.

Its summoning requirement basically can turn it into a dead draw if you draw it too early or too late. So I suggest adding in some cards that can get you out of having dead cards in your hand. Cards like Snipe Hunter, Lightning Vortex and other various cards can turn dead draws into possible advantage or just make up for the fact you got a dead draw.

The card is a decent side deck card, but I think there are better cards to side since the continous traps people play are somewhat easy to get around with other cards like Cold Wave and Solemn Judgment.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2/5

yugoboy

Trap Eater
 

This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by sending 1 face-up Trap Card your opponent controls to the Graveyard.

 

This card belongs in the side deck it works well if your op has a faceup Royal Oppression or Skill Drain etc...he is a tuner so that also helps along with a 3star you can go for Dark Strike Fighter and take the win or get a Stardust Dragon,etc...He is also a dark so he can be allure'd.

 

Attribute:Dark

Types: Fiend/Tuner

Level:4

ATK 1900/DEF 600 

Card Effect Type(s): Summon  
 

Traditional-3.5/5 (But only in the side)
Advanced-3.5/5 (But only in the side)


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