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

Power Tool Dragon

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn during your Main Phase, you can select 3 Equip Spell Cards from your Deck, have your opponent pick 1 of them at random and add it to your hand. Return the remaining cards to your Deck. If this card would be destroyed while equipped with an Equip Spell Card, you can send that card to the Graveyard instead.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2,83
Advanced: 3.50 

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


Date Reviewed - 05.14.09

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Dark Paladin
Thursday

Power Tool Dragon continues the week, a Level 7 Synchro monster, and we have all ready covered my dislike of Synchro monsters who are Level 7...who is a Machine-type monster of the Earth attribute with 2300 attack (bad) and 2500 defense (odd but good).

Power Tool Dragon is Synchro Summoned with one Tuner and one or more non-Tuner type monsters, so no restrictions or requirements here, which is good. Now, once per turn, during your Main Phase, you can select three Equip Magic cards from your Deck.

Your opponent picks one at random, and that card is added to your Hand, while the other two cards return to your Deck. While this card is destroyed if it has an Equip Magic card attached, you can send the Magic card in question to the Graveyard instead.

I have never personally been all too fond of Equip Magic cards, but Power Tool Dragon is screaming for an Equip Deck, obviously with Machines to be built around hiim. He's not so great now, but he could be unlocked into something great I think.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5
Art: 4/5
General Zorpa Power Tool Dragon

They won't give us Arms Hole, so we get Power Tool Dragon instead. This is a level 7 EARTH Dragon with 2300 ATK and 2500 DEF. As it is a Synchro it is pretty good, and you can easily summon it using shenanigans with Debris Dragon or any other things that make level 7. The ATK and DEF are pretty bad, but it's effect more than makes up for it.

Once per turn you can select 3 Equip Spells from your deck. Your opponent chooses one randomly and then you can add it to your end. Then if he would die, you can destroy an Equip Spell equipped to him instead. As you will be getting a free Equip each turn this is harder to get around than it seems. I would honestly not use this outside of e Ben Kei deck. Basically you rush Synchro into this guy and then pile all of your fre equips onto Ben Kei for a massive multi-attacker.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-3/5

Jeff Lang
Power Tool Dragon
Attrib: Earth
Type: Machine/Synchro/Effect/Fusion
Level:7
Attack:2300
Defense: 2500
Tuner + 1 or more Non-Tuner monster Once per turn, during your Main Phase, you can select 3 Equip Spell Cards from your Deck, have your opponent pick 1 of them at random, and add it to your hand. Return the remaining cards to your Deck. If this card would be destroyed while equipped with an Equip Spell Card, you can send that card to the Graveyard instead.

    Today’s card up for review is Power Tool Dragon. It is kind of hard for me to review cards from Raging Battle, since I haven’t had much time to build and test, but looking at Power Tool I can see that it has potential. The attack strength isn’t too hot at first, but his effect of being able to grab an equip card can certainly change that. So, if you can keep him on the board, he will be a plus one every turn. If you can get a decent build, I could see a deck based around this card being competitive some day.

Trad: 2/5
Adv: 3.5/5

Freeza
Power Tool Dragon …

Is this guy any good? … well, kinda – Yeah!!
What makes him so? … well, at 1st glance a 2300 ATK Synchro of 7 stars may not look like the BEST investment of space in your extra deck … what with all the other very useful level 7 Synchros available … And he really ISN'T the best investment unless u plan to be playing multiple equip spells in your deck …

Over the years duelists have steered clear of equip spells, due to the inherent fear of Heavy Storm and all the other Spell & Trap clearers … If an S/T was continuous in any form, it was considered high-risk, and therefore inferior. It got people to put away formerly awesome cards like Axe of Despair and United We Stand. The only exception that started to bring equips back was the rise of Ben Kai, but as quickly as he was hot, he was gon e. If u haven’t figured it out yet, Raging Battle is Konami’s attempt to bring back the art of straight fighting. Pure strength in great monsters. Knocking out all the twists and fancy tricks that have become too common place in today’s meta, and replacing it with tough monsters pounding on each other. Rebirth to the age of beatdown. And I, for one, welcome it!

How does Power Tool Equate? – well, u should have a healthy crop of Equip spells floating around your deck if u are playing this. Let’s assume u throw an average equip spell that gives him something like an 800 ATK point boost. He is now at 3100, plus whatever further benefits the equip has granted him. That’s pretty heavy, but aside from the fact that u got to pull said equip from your deck – what makes PTD any better than any other monster with that equip spell? The answer is the 2nd part of his effect. While he’s equipped to something, he can’t be destroyed. Not by battle. Not by ANYTHING. Assuming he’s only got say 2 equips on him, u will have to kill this guy 3 straight times before he actually ever hits the graveyard. Now THAT is staying power. It’s hard enough to kill big beaters, especially as it draws closer to the end of the duel and your best resources are probably already spent. Try having to do it THRICE! Unless u can bounce him, your quickest and best solution would be (if you’re so lucky) to Heavy or Giant Trunade PTD’s equips in one shot, and then kill him.

Power Tool Dragon rocks and deserves to have the Ghost rare spot.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 4.5/5

- FREEZA

N o V a
Today we move on to possibly my favorite card from Raging Battle. Arms Hole's minime, Power Tool Dragon. A level seven Synchro monster that once per turn allows you to select three Equip Spell Cards in your deck and your opponent selects one of those at random and add it to your hand and the remaining cards get returned to the deck. Also if Power Tool Dragon would be destroyed while equipped with an Equip Spell Card, you can send that equip card to the graveyard instead.

Now when you look at Equip Spell Cards that are available to us that are worth using, there really isn't many out there. In fact, the only equip card I see still being used is D.D.R - Different Dimension Reincarnation. And if you are only running three equip cards in your deck, that limits your Power Tool Dragon to one activation per duel to add an equip card from your deck to your hand.

This card however would do amazingly well in Guardian based decks, since the Guardian monsters require specific equip cards to summon them and Power Tool Dragon helps speed that up. In just about any other top deck right now, Power Tool Dragon can't do much.

Traditional: 4.5/5
Advanced: 3.5/5
Cataclismic Power Tool Dragon
2300/2500/Earth/Machine
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn during your Main Phase, you can select 3 Equip Spell Cards from your Deck, have your opponent pick 1 of them at random and add it to your hand. Return the remaining cards to your Deck. If this card would be destroyed while equipped with an Equip Spell Card, you can send that card to the Graveyard instead.

Oh, Konami, you got us again! Nice one, honestly, it was amazing how long you must've been planning this one!

Konami Suit 1: I GOT IT! Right, we'll ban Snatch Steal
Konami Suit 2: Right...
Konami Suit 1: Then, years later when they've forgotten it, we'll ban Premature Burial
Konami Suit 3: O_O Where are you going with this, Mr Suit1?
Konami Suit 1: Then the year after, we'll give them a Synchro monster that thrives on good equip cards!
*Konami Suits 1, 2 and 3 burst into hysterics*
*slight pause*
Konami Suit 3: ...what's a Synchro monster?

Great prank mates! I love it!

But the joke is on you! What you didn't know was that Konami Suit 2, or, to give his real name, Nigel McGottaGiveThePlayersSomething, snuck in a couple of nice equips to structure decks and Crossroads of Chaos, namely D. D. R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation and Mark of the Rose.

The point is...well, this is a level 7 Synchro that gives Plants something other than Black Rose and D.D.R.-using decks something other than...something..., without having to go for an early Dark Strike Fighter, and that has an effect that is relevant to the decks. So, yeah, if you use equips, you might as well slip him in your extra deck, not as if you've got anything to lose by doing so, right?

Advanced 3.5/5
Traditional 3.5/5

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