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

Clear Vice Dragon
#SOVR-EN098 

You are unaffected by the effects of "Clear World". If this card attacks an opponent's monster, the ATK of this card becomes twice the ATK of the attack target, during damage calculation only. If this card would be destroyed by an opponent's card effect, you can discard 1 card instead.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.50
Advanced: 2.50 

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


Date Reviewed - 01.20.10

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Freeza

Clear Vice Dragon …

CVD is very interesting. I tried to make a deck with this dude a couple times and I haven’t been too successful … But he’s really cool and has a lot of things going for him. For 1 – he’s 8 stars. Basically – Trade In should come to mind. He’s Dark. So everything ELSE should come to mind. He’s a dragon, so he gains a lot of support in that capacity. Red Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon should quicken him to the field. And CVD’s “?” strength allows him to handily defeat ANY monster in battle … and the stronger the monster he fights, the more of a hit the opponent takes, since his ATK will always be double the attack of his target during damage calculations. Awesome. And the rulings stated that he will even outfight a monster boosted by Honest or Kalut, as CVD’s boost will trigger after his opponent’s does, making the damage your opponent receives even GREATER!

Want some more? – Well CVD has a self protection mechanism as well. To protect him from card effects that would destroy him, u can discard 1 card. That is awesome. No mirror forces, no torrential tributes, no nothing. As if that couldn’t be any sweeter – this discard is part of CVD’s effect, not a cost, so that instantly means – Dark World (my all-time fave) has a new weapon to consider.

So then with all this going for him – what is WRONG with CVD? … well he is almost spread too thin. To play with Red Eye Darkness Metal – u need to be playing with a fair amount of Dragons to start. But to make the most of CVD’s discard – u always want a fair amount of Dark World. And since CVD is the primary reason u are playing this, u need to play with other cards to quicken him to the field. Special summons like Jester Confit so u can tribute, and so forth. Essentially – u have all these moving parts that are all fair enough parts, but just aren’t as cohesive in practice as they are in theory. Especially when your opponent is running over u all day long with their lightning fast Lightsworns and Blackwings, while u are still trying to get set up … PLUS – we’ve ignored CVD’s GLARING downside – he is ridiculously vulnerable to attack. His boosting effect only works on YOUR turn, so on your opponent’s turn – his attack becomes zero … thus, even a Treeborn Frog can take him out. After everything u have invested in him, that would be quite a shame, so u want some decent protection in the form of spells and traps in order to keep him alive …
Which weighs down your deck even more.

Yeah, he’s a tough one to break. So much good stuff going for him, but no proper outlet to effectively express himself.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

(better in traditional, as there are more things like Monster Reborn available to help his cause)

- FREEZA


N o V a

Clear Vice Dragon's a pretty cool looking card, am I right? Some basic things about it are pretty cool, its a level 8 monster and its a dark monster. So its Allure fodder and Trade-In fodder. It's also a dragon monster that can be special summoned, so that means you can use Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon with it if you wanted to. With that you can see its already pretty cool. Onto its effects, its unaffected by any effect of the field spell Clear World, and only if it attacks, it gains attack points equal to double the attack of the target monster during damage calculation only. This means that if the opponent attacks it, Clear Vice Dragon stands at 0 ATK making it pretty easy to get over, but again thats where Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon would come in handy, since you can just bring it back and attack again. Its last effect is if it would be destroyed by an opponent's card effect you can discard a card instead. Thats pretty useful against cards like Mirror Force, Torrential Tribute, and various others. Personally I think that this card could only fit into a deck with Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, and that'd mainly just be a new variant of Hopeless Dragon. But it is still a rather cool and decent card.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

Greg

Clear Vice Dragon:

I wish there were more monsters to support clear world, unfortunately, this is all we got... for now. So his type/level/attribute (dragon/8/dark) say awesome! That's super easy to support. Then you read the effect and hope dwindles to nothingness. It is not a terrible effect, but you had better be winning the turn that you drop him, because he will die from battle next turn considering his atk will be 0. Would have been better just to have a 3000 atk monster with just the first and last parts of the effect.

Traditional: 1.0
Advanced: 1.5


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