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

Blackwing - Mistral the Silver Shield
#ANPR-EN004 

If this card on the field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, reduce the Battle Damage you take from the next attack this turn to 0.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.75
Advanced: 2.40 

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


Date Reviewed - 09.28.09

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Dark Paladin
Monday

Blackwing-Mistral the Silver Shield, is a Level 2, Dar attributed Winged Beast who is also a Tuner. As with a decent amount of the Blackwing non-Synchro monsters, we have a decent, yet semi-useless effect, and the real awesomeness lies in the fact that this Blackwing is a Tuner, for obvious reasons.

Now, we have a monster with 100 attack, which obviously isn't going to win any contests, but a solid 1800 defense, which seems good, but is very counter productive to its effect. When destroyed by Battle and sent to the Graveyard, the damage you take from the next attack in the current turn is 0.

Not bad, but again, the 1800 defense really hurts that. Odds are, nothing Level 4 or below is going to destroy this card by Battle, and obviously you don't get that effect this card isn't destroyed in that way. Nevertheless,

Ratings:

Traditional: 2.75/5
Advanced: 3.75/5
Art: 4.5/5
General Zorpa Blackwing-Mistral The Silver Shield

This guy is one of 3 new Blackwing monsters that we got to "replace" our dearly departed Gale. He has 200 ATK and 1800 DEF, kind of the opposite of what you want in a Blackwing monster. It is a level 2 Blackwing that is also a Tuner, which means that it will work with all of the DARK as well as Winged Beast support that is out there. It's low ATK means that it is able to be fetched by every other Blacwking from Black Whirlwind, which is a plus, as just sometimes extra cards win games.

The effect is that when he is destroyed, the next Battle Damage that you would take goes to 0 during this turn. This is not as nice of an effect as that of Necro Gardna, but it does stop some overextensions that otherwise would ruin a Blackwing deck. The problem is that it cannot Special Summon itself or even contribute to battle in any meaningful way. A plus is that Gladiators have a hard time getting over it's defense, meaning that a more vulnerable Murmillo or an early Gyzarus can turn the tide.

In a Lightsworn matchup, this is great for getting around Judgment Dragon, as it effectively halts the behemoth from dealing damage to you. Celestia goes with the same way. In almost every other situation though, it is not going to be useless, but almost. I would go ahead and play one as you can search it out REALLY easy, it's Allure food and it is another Tuner besides Vayu and Blizzard.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-3/5

Freeza
Blackwing - Mistral the Silver Shield ...

Ha! I was JUST lookin at this card today too .... And AS a Blackwing player, i do care a little bit, so ... let's see ...

The ATK? - Crap. the DEF? - respectable enough. Blackwings aren't known nor played for their DEF capabilities, but should u need one in DEF mode, then Mistral would be your choice ... but that's the thing. A good Blackwing deck almost NEVER sees its monster in DEF mode. Half the time - the normal summon with Whirlwind on the field lets u add to your hand. And then its usually a fair chance u have Kalut in your hand as well to help back up and guard against a straight out attack from your opponent. So then what about Mistral's effect? - It'll reduce the very next attack (if its destroyed and sent to the grave) to 0. Meh. It's a non-issue and a very substandard defensive maneuver for a Blackwing deck. Though not ABYSMAL, the deck just straight out doesn't need it. And u'd be doing your deck a great disservice by trying to find room for what is easily the worst Blackwing monster in the game right now.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1.5/5 (its not THAT bad of a card, but for the deck its made for- it's kinda garbage)

- FREEZA

N o V a
Another week, another segment of Card of the Day reviews, and we start this week with another of the Blackwing series, Blackwing - Mistral the Silver Shield is a level 2 tuner thats got 1800 defense and 100 attack, when its destroyed and sent to the graveyard, you take 0 damage from the next attack. Not a bad effect and has solid defense. Its easily searchable via Black Whirlwind. Sadly Blizzard the Far North does a rather better job than Mistral even though Mistral has a high defense.

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 1/5

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