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

Oracle of the Sun
#ABPF-EN019 

If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card from your hand. When this card on the field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, you can add to your hand 1 "Fire Ant Ascator" or "Supay" from your Deck.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.40
Advanced: 2.75 

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


Date Reviewed - 02.09.10

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Dark Paladin

Tuesday

Oracle of the Sun, a Spellcaster type monster, who is Level 5, and requires a tribute, with 1000 attack and 2000 defense. Light attribute is generally a good thing, but let's review, is our Oracle worth a tribute, especiall with such unremarkable attack and defense?

Well, if you control no monsters, and your opponent controls one, you can Special Summon this card, which does help boost it's playability.
When this card on the Field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, you can add one "Fire Ant Ascator" or one "Supay" from your Deck to your Hand.

Fire Ant Ascator is a Level 3 Tuner and Insect who allows you to Special Summon a Level 5 monster from your Graveyard, even though it has its effect(s) negated, and is sent to the Graveyard at the End Phase of the turn.

Supay is a Level 1 Tuner and Fiend who when sent from the Field to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon one "Oracle of the Sun" from your Deck, and then Oracle's attack is doubled (to 2000) but returns to the owner's Hand during the End Phase of that turn. Honestly, I'm not very impressed with any of these cards.

Ratings:

Traditional: 1.5/5

Advanced: 2.5/5

Art: 3.5/5


Freeza

Oracle of the Sun ...

Another new card ...
First off - his stats are pretty lame. 1000 ATK and 2000 DEF? - well his DEF would be pretty decent if he were level 4, but he's not. At level 5, they are just pretty atrocious. He's light, so he's at least got THAT going for him, with Honest support and whatnot ... Plus, with less that 1500 ATK, Shining Angel can fetch him from the deck ... When u look at his special effect though, that's when the gears start to really turn. If your opponent has a monster and u don't, u can special summon the Oracle ... ok, ok, so its not left as PURE dead crap in your hand ... although Cyber Dragon does the same exact thing, but with a much healthier and worthwhile 2100 ATK. But Oracle, if destroyed by battle, allows u to take either a Fire Any Ascator or a Supay from your deck to your hand. Looking aside from the benefits of "deck thinning" and taking on a review of both THOSE 2 cards at this time, it becomes at least obvious that a deck needs to be built around at least these 3 cards to make such deck/field manipulation worthwhile.

Unless I'm clearly missing some awesome kickbutt combo cycle (which i've been known to do, ... and may be rooted in the fact that Oracle is also a Spellcaster), this seems like a big old waste to me. He has to be killed by battle in order to get his effect to work, which doesn't necessarily happen a lot to 2000 DEF monsters, when monster bouncing and destruction is so prevalent in todays spell, trap, and effect monsters. Then, even if u DO get the effect, u only get those 2 monsters to your hand, not the field, so u don't maintain any field presence with him. His 1st effect of being able to be special summoned if ur opponent has a monster and u have none would be nice if it were merely an option, but since u would be crazy to tribute summon another monster for this guy, u are now dependent upon ur opponent being ahead in field presence at any given point just to validate Oracle's usage ... in which case, like I said - Cyber Dragon would be a better card to have. And if ALL u wanted was a special summon, there are LOTS of other choices for u.

So what i'm saying, in a roundabout way is - barring some unforeseen awesome combo that may only work 1 in 6 times u use this thing? - Oracle is pretty lame.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2/5

- FREEZA


N o V a

Well well well, looks like we have another "Cyber Dragon" like card, he's a light too! 1000 attack isn't impressive but 2000 defense is rather decent. Honestly I dont think decks with Supay or Fire Ant Ascator will be seen in any decks. However Oracle of the Sun could see some play. Makes me want to build a sort of Drain City deck again, Honest, Neos Alius, Oracle of the Sun, and so on. Would be rather interesting. Oracle of the Sun is also a spellcaster monster, so you can easily summon it with Magician's Circle or Magical Dimension as well, there are a lot of things you can do with it, I don't think it'll be as splashable as Cyber Dragon but its still got uses and there are definately worse cards to use.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 3/5

Greg

Oracle of the Sun:

This card is all about what it can do with other cards. This card can easily make many synchro monsters, including the Sun and Moon Dragons. Both of the cards that this card can search for (Fire Ant and Supay) are tuners, and both of those tuners have an effect that can bring Oracle back to the field. I'd like to think this deck will make some waves, but only time will tell. I may rethink my score after I see more of what these cards can do. For now I go conservative until I get time to make some decks and play test. I am looking forward to the "Inca" archetype though.

Traditional: 3.0
Advanced: 3.5


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