This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card can only be Special Summoned by sending 1 Beast-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard. When this card is Special Summoned this way, you can activate 1 of these effects: ● Increase the Level of this card by the Level of the Beast-Type monster. ● Decrease the Level of this card by the Level of the Beast-Type monster.
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3 is average.
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Date Reviewed - August 31, 2010
Egotistical Ape, a card that like yesterday, is
described fairly well by it's name, as our friend is
a bit egotistical. We have a Level 5, Earth
attributed, Beast-type monster, who is also a Tuner,
which is almost immediately a turnoff. 1200
attack and defense, which sucks, but actually are
Anyway, the egotistical part comes in along the fact
that you can't Normal Summon or Set this card and
you can only Special Summon this guy by sending a
Beast-type monster from your Hand to the
Graveyard...so you discard a specific monster
instead of tributing...
So what's the payoff? Nothing really, you can
increase or decrease the Level of Egotistical Ape by
the Level of the Beast you chose to discard to
Special Summon this card. I guess it can help
a little in the fact that Beasts have some specific
"Beast only Tuner" type monsters. I still
don't see why about 99% of the time you wouldn't
just use a Tuner that doesn't suck.
1200 ATK/1200 DEF
"This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This
card can only be Special Summoned by sending 1
Beast-Type monster from your hand to the Graveyard.
When this card is Special Summoned this way, you can
activate 1 of these effects: ● Increase the Level of
this card by the Level of the Beast-Type monster. ●
Decrease the Level of this card by the Level of the
After a sabbatical, I'm back! And I start off with the Giant Monkey
of Vanity, a.k.a. Egotistical Ape. He got
quite a nice wall of text, right? And a level
5 Beast Tuner....Konami is going to try and produce
a lot of Beast decks from this set. At first
glance, it doesn't seem like a terrible card, and
you're right, it's not useless. My problem is
with his summoning condition, sending a beast from
your hand to the graveyard. So you give an
extra card to summon this guy, and then you have the
option to activate his effect, either Increasing or
Decreasing his level by the send monster's level.
So you could have the potential of having a very
large level for a tuner. Another problem is
his attack and defense scores, 1200 on both is too
small for the condition of his summon, even if his
intention is to immediately be used in a synchro
summon. Not a terrible card, but not great
support, either. If you want a beast tuner
with flexibility, use this. If you want to use
a beast tuner that won't be an instant -1, use
X-Saber Airbellum, or Key Mouse, etc.
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