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

Blackwing - Etesian of Two Swords
#STBL-EN015 

When a "Blackwing" monster you control battles with an opponent's monster and that opponent's monster is face-up on the field at the end of the Damage Step, you can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard to inflict 1000 damage to your opponent.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.40
Advanced: 1.90 

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


Date Reviewed - Nov. 15, 2010

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Dark Paladin

Monday
 
Blackwing-Etesian the Second Sword opens the week, and we have before us a Level 3, Dark attributed, Winged-Beast type monster, who has 400 attack and 1600 defense, but as a good share of the Blackwing non-Synchro monsters, you probably don't need this guy for much aside from Synchro summoning.
 
Etesian the Second Sword also does something most Blackwings aren't accustomed to doing, he has a Burn effect.  If a Blackwing you control Battles with your opponent, at the end of the Damage step you can send this card from your Hand to the Graveyard to deal 1000 damage.
 
Quite interesting, and all monotany aside, is there room in the crowded Blackwing arsenal for this?  Really it's up to the Player, like the other Blackwings from the week.  1000 damage for a discard isn't too shabby though.
 
Ratings:
 
Traditional:  2/5
Advanced:   3/5
Art:  4.5/5


Freeza

Blackwing - Etesian the Two Swords …
 
Today we have Etesian and … hmmm … feeling the oddest sense of déjà vu right now … weird … ANYWHO … His effect, much like Kalut, is that when a Blackwing battles, he can be discarded from your hand to inflict 1000 points of damage to your opponent. Not bad. But is it as good as Kalut? – No way. Usually, unless winning on that turn, destroying your opponent’s monster is the more preferable recourse. Etesian won’t work if u kill your opponent’s monster in battle. So it actually REQUIRES that your monster is overpowered … not good if u are the one doing the attacking. Kalut, on the otherhand, gives u the edge in battle (a +1400 ATK bonus), which usually results in your enemies defeat, which also means Kalut and Etesian can’t work together. Kalut also gets the edge because its got 1400 ATK on its own. Meaning that if u top-deck it, u don’t have to rely on its effect to make it of use. U can just summon and attack with it and it will be respectable. Etesian? – not so much. It’s ATK might as well be nothing, so it can only be useful if u already have another Blackwing on the field, pulling the load.
 
That all being said – Etesian isn’t a BAD monster. Some kind of passive Blackwing Deck built around a strong burn mechanism would probably love this guy. But Blackwings are known for their speed and aggression, not their passivity. And they have SO many other tools at their disposal that u would be hard pressed to justify any practical usage of poor Etesian here.
 
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5
 
- FREEZA


Mark
Howard

Blackwing - Etesian the Second Sword is the perfect example of bad TCG name changes and the fact that Konami doesn't want to make good Blackwings any more. Your Blackwing dies in battle and you can pitch this guy for 1000 damage. That's it. Nothing more. Don't you have anything better to search with that one Black Whirlwind that probably won't be around for much longer?

1/5
Art: What's he hiding in his pants?
Fun Fact from the Wikia: Etesians are strong, dry north winds of the Aegean Sea, which blow from May to September
Tomorrow: Spencer: You're having a ______!


Dragon
Master
Knight
The Legion

Blackwing – Etesian of two swords is another addition to the list of “Blackwing cards that are decent but never gonna get played”. He has abysmal stats, and his effect activates from the hand, so he’s likely to never see the field. If a Blackwing you control battles an opponent’s monster, and that monster is still on the field at the end of the Damage Step, you can drop Etesian from your hand to inflict 1000 points of burn damage. This effect is a little odd, and requires that you essentially suicide one of your Blackwings for some burn damage. It’s like a less useful Kalut. A really less useful Kalut.
 
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1.5/5
Art: For some reason, he reminds me of Afro Samurai…


The
Crowning

Here we go, another bad Blackwing card. Ive seen all the future support for blackwings and its terrible. This card is no exception. If your Blackwing monster battle an opponents monster and DOESNT destroy it, you can discard this card for 1000 damage. So you just took a -2 to inflict 1000 damage. Not worth it.

Traditional:1/5
Advanced:1/5


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