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

Battle Fader
#ABPF-EN006 

When an opponent's monster declares a direct attack, you can Special Summon this card from your hand and end the Battle Phase. If you Special Summon this card with this effect, this card is removed from play when it is removed from the field.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.50
Advanced: 4.00 

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


Date Reviewed - 02.08.10

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Freeza

Battle Fader ...

New week ... new cards ... let's go!
Battle Fader is from the new set Absolute Powerforce, and is quite a lovely monster indeed. It's one of those monsters that just simply improves on the design of an older monster, making the original totally obsolete. That monster that it improved upon? - Kuriboh. Battle Fader, much like Kuriboh, is a level 1 dark Fiend. And those that know Freeza, know he is instantly partial to the fiend types. What's special about the fiend's new BF is how protective he can be. Simply - your opponent declares a direct attack and u can special summon him from your hand. Not only do u then end your opponent's whole battle phase, but now u have a monster on the field to tribute next turn, if need be, or use for Syncho summoning, or whatever. So while Kuriboh only protected u from one attack, BF stops all attacks that turn and gives u field presence. In a sense, he's like a COMBINATION of Kuriboh AND Cyber Valley all rolled into one. Sure, BF is removed from play when he is removed from the field, but it is just as well. He served his purpose by then, giving u another shot at life, the next turn.

A super turn of events would be to have someone bounce a facedown Battle Fader back to your hand with their Brionac, only for u to make the MOST of the situation, slow Brionac's roll, and bring BF back to the field, screwing your opponent's dreams of an OTK.

BF is awesome, and just about ANY deck can put him to work.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 5/5

- FREEZA


N o V a

Battle Fader, the card that apparently everyone will be after. Its a level 1 Dark monster, no attack or defense. When your opponent declares a direct attack, you can special summon it and end the battle phase, and it is removed from play whenever its removed from the field. It is a decent card, but in some ways I dont see much of a difference in using this, Waboku or Threatening Roar. I pretty much say the difference is Battle Fader provides a free monster that I guess you could use for a Synchro Summon or tribute off for Caius or something else. Its a dark monster so it can be removed for Allure's effect and its a level 1 so you can use One for One to summon it from the deck if you need it for tribute fodder, or a synchro material. Personally I would much rather use Tragoedia, Gorz, Waboku or Threatening Roar, but thats just me. Battle Fader is a decent card, perhaps theres something im not seeing, but I would still rather use something like Threatening Roar to potentially make the opponent waste their Mystical Space Typhoon/Heavy Storm/etc.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

Greg

Go Saints! But seriously...

Battle Fader:

This card levels the playing field and that is exactly what this game needs right now. It's sort of like a Kuriboh on meth (kuriboh got a shout out last week as well, popular fellow). There will be many ways to abuse this card and I'm sure that Monarch players in particular are smooting their pants over this gem. I have been messing around with a Fiend based "from hand" deck for casual play lately and Fader fits right in. Kuriboh (seriously, the flute of summoning kuriboh makes him suck way less), Gorz, Tragoedia, Battle Fader, Tongue Twister (-yeah, look that one up), and some other choice fiends make for a really fun deck. I might even be able to include Darkness Neosphere thanks to Fader! OK, probably not, but Battle Fader is a great card, and one that will help slow down the meta if the March ban list doesn't do it enough.

Traditional: 4.0 (If you can get it in your hand quick enough)
Advanced: 4.5


Dark Paladin

Monday

We're reviewing Ancient Prophecy cards this week, starting with Battle Fader. It's quite the interesting card, and does exactly what it's name suggests, at least to a point. We have a Dark attributed, Level 1, Fiend type monster, with 0 attack and 0 defense.

However, you probably are never ever going to use Battle Fader to attack (obviously) or even defend your Lifepoints. Not in a defense position anyway. When your opponent attacks you directly, you can Special Summon Battle Fader from your Hand.

This immediately ends the Battle Phase, which in a word, is awesome.
Furthermore, if you Special Summon Battle Fader in this manner, it removes itself from play when it is removed from the Field. I think Battle Fader is a beautiful Tech card and you might be seeing more of it than not.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2.75/5

Advanced: 3.75/5

Art: 4.5/5


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