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.
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Date Reviewed - Nov. 15, 2010
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.
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
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?
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
Tomorrow: Spencer: You're having a ______!
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
Art: For some reason, he reminds me of Afro Samurai…
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.