When this card attacks an opponent's monster, it gains 400 ATK during damage calculation only. If this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle, this card's Level becomes 2 and its original ATK and DEF are halved until your next Standby Phase.
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1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 11.19.09
Here we have a level 4 WIND Warrior with 1800 ATK
and 800 DEF. These are actually good stats. It meets
all the requirements for being a decent card, as it
is searchale by Warrior support and has the teeth to
take out many of the cards being played by
Gladiator, Lightsworn and Blackwing players.
The first effect just makes you wanna dance. He
gains 400 ATK when he is attacking a monster during
the damage step. We have had a few of these cards
with Steamroid and Black Veloci being the most
notable. The second effect just makes you a sad
panda. unlike his compatriots, instead of just
losing a significant amount of ATK when attacked, he
goes one step further on the bad card scale. If it
kills something in battle, it loses half of it's ATK
and it's level becomes halved until your next
In all fairness, it does keep it's ATK and level
if it is attacked but didn't kill anything in
battle. I suppose there can be a combo to get his
level stars down for a Synchro summon, but that is
not a great way to do that. If you want heavy
beatdown, go with Goblin Attack Force. It has higher
stats, protects your lifepoints from retaliation,
and is a friggin classic.
Max Warrior …
Hmmm … this card is ALMOST interesting …
“interesting” in the sense that it’s got a lot of
things going on with it, so it makes u wanna sit
down and ponder what kind of cool combos u can get
going and what u can really do with it …
My first thought is that it reminds me of Goblin
Elite Attack Force, in a way. It has 1800 ATK at 4
stars, but when it attacks a monster – it is
swinging for 2200 … just like Goblin Elite. In order
to balance out that heavy hitting, Goblin Elite
shifts into its more vulnerable DEF mode, while Max
cuts his level and ATK and DEF in half till your
next turn if he destroys a monster in battle. This
obviously makes him a sitting duck, even if he is
only a sitting duck for less of a duration than
Goblin Elite would be …
Lightsworn Jain has a similar boosting effect
when she attacks too, but only increasing from 1800
to 2100 … however, she doesn’t lose anything later
if she destroys something …
So there’s obviously several “similar but better”
monsters out there, so the only thing that would
make u think Max has something “special” about him
is his level coming down … Can u DO something with
that? … maybe … Should u INVEST in Max Warrior in
order to try? … Nope. Definitely not.
N o V a
I guess this weeks mostly Yusei cards, first
Majestic Dragon, then Stardust Xiaolong and now Max
Warrior, 3 of Yusei's cards debuting in this set.
Max Warrior is one of those "Steamroid" monsters,
when it attacks it gets attack points, but has a
draw back. The only monster without a draw back that
gets attack points when it attacks is Jain,
Lightsworn Paladin and he isn't splashed randomly
into decks. Max Warrior's draw back is its level
goes to 2 and it loses half its original attack and
defense. But this only lasts till your next standby
phase. Course by then it could be easily destroyed.
This is the same for all the monsters with a similar
effect, except Jain of course. If you are gonna run
a warrior that has a built in power boost like
Steamroid, Jain is the way to go.
Max Warrior from Stardust Overdrive is a card
that just misses the mark in my opinion. There are
so many more viable alternatives to this card that
have atk boost effects, or that already have a
superior atk value with a less detrimental secondary
effect. The only reason I could see people
experimenting with this card is for Dark Simorgh
food, and even then there are better wind monsters
to work with such as Mist Valley Soldier or for that
matter, Slate Warrior. At least he reduces the atk
of the monster that destroys him by 500.
Advanced: 1.5 (there are worse cards)
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