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

Phoenix Gearfried
#SWDS-EN001 

When your opponent activates a Spell Card, you can select 1 Gemini Monster from your Graveyard and Special Summon it. Also, you can send 1 face-up Equip Card you control to the Graveyard to negate the activation of a Spell or Trap Card that targets a monster on the field and destroy it.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.12
Advanced: 2.33 

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


Date Reviewed - 11.03.09

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Freeza
Phoenix Gearfried ...

I always liked the Gearfried monsters .... They never took off, but they were always kinda cool. And PG is no exception. He's a Gemini, which is a new twist for him, but it affords him certain advantages. The major one being that it can benefit from all the cards that support normal monsters. That's a good thing. Then it gets its effect, and its a pretty good one ... or two. The first allows for special summoning any Gemini monster from your grave (the ressurection effect u would expect from something with Phoenix in the name), and then the second allows u to negate spells or trap that target monsters by dropping an equipped spell card ... which if u are playing a Gearfried deck, u are already accustomed to having plenty available.

I dont know what to say. It sounds like a lot of fun, and could be challenging to opponents in the right build ... but overall, i think the Gearfried's are just too slow. The resurrection is nice. It'll help u swarm. But being a Gemini requires a 2nd summon. That's the 1st speed bump. Next u need a healthy crop of equip spells to be functioning right ... PG is strong, and he CAN protect ... but he is still just destined to be wrecked by far superior decks. Let's call him a good addition to an average deck type.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

- FREEZA

N o V a
Today is the headliner of the Warriors Strike Structure Deck, Phoenix Gearfried. Like all gemini monsters its treated as a normal monster in hand, field and graveyard till second summoned on the field. Phoenix Gearfried when second summoned allows you to special summon one gemini monster in your graveyard when the opponent activates a spell card, and you can send a face up equip spell card you control to negate the activation of a spell or trap that targets a monster on the field and destroy it. Wow thats quite the mouth full really and its a pretty interesting effect. Most spell and traps dont target these days so the second effect wont help so much. The first effect however gives a big boost to all gemini monsters. Its interesting because you can dump 2 Phoenix Gearfried for Future Fusion, revive one with something, second summon it and when the opponent plays a spell you get the second one. Superalloy Beast Raptinus may become a very popular monster now that gemini monsters got a big boost. Phoenix Gearfried in my opinion will be a must for any gemini based deck and Raptinus makes it much better.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 2.5/5
Xu, Lightsworn Sage Phoenix Gearfried
 

Here we have Phoenix Gearfried, Today's Card of the Day.

This card is treated as a Normal Monster while face-up on the field or in the Graveyard. While this card is face-up on the field, you can Normal Summon it to have it be treated as an Effect Monster with this effect:

● When your opponent activates a Spell Card, you can select 1 Gemini Monster from your Graveyard and Special Summon it. Also, you can send 1 face-up Equip Card you control to the Graveyard to negate the activation of a Spell or Trap Card that targets a monster on the field and destroy it.

 

This card wants to be good, it really does.  Solid stats and effects that sound like they might do something game changing. Then we remember how good Dark Horus was and we cry because we lied to ourselves. The summoning something when your opponent activates a magic card trick just doesn’t cut it. This card has so many conditional restrictions and effects that the chance you’ll be able to get its effect off is too minimal. Sure you could equip supervise to this thing, but the reality is that unlike gigaplant or il blud, you really won’t be getting a return on your investment. He’s not horrible per se, but for being a cover card for the Gemini/warrior I guess it could have been better. Oh well it seems lately if a card has gearfried in the name it’s better to avoid it all together.

Traditional 1/5, Advanced casual 2/5, Advanced competitive 1/5

Art: The art is good, he seems powerful, but looks can be deceiving .3/5


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