Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner WATER monsters
Once per turn, you can return any number of face-up cards you control to the owner's hand. This card gains 500 ATK for each card returned to the owner's hand by this effect until the End Phase of this turn.
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Date Reviewed - July 27, 2010
Deloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier...first, I'm
not an expert on Tigers, but don't they prefer to
not be in icy climates? We have a Level 6,
Water attributed, Synchro Monster, who is a Beast,
with 2000 attack and 1400 defense. Synchro
Summoned with one Tuner and one or more non-Tuner
I guess it's cool to see a Water Synchro Monster, as
there aren't many, while Beast and Water don't go
together too well. Anyway, once per turn you
can return any number of face-up cards you control
to your Hand. For each card returned via this
effect, this card gains 500 attack until the End
Hmm...why would you play something with only 2000
attack even if you can kinda increase the attack
slowly and not permanently when you could just
Synchro for something stronger to begin with?
You guys get back to me on that one...
Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier ...
Dewloren is an interesting cat ... I guess he's
built for an Ice Barrier Deck (hence his title), but
he fits so well into oh so many more. Beast, Water,
AZ, Crystal Beast, etc. And he's got so much OTK
potential, it ridiculous. Ok, i'm gonna start off by
saying that I don't usually read up on these guys
ahead of time, so I don't know before hand what
"everyone is doing with them" and am not privy to
all the established combos that are already running
rampant in Japan or whatever. I can only go based on
what I've done, have had done against me, or what I
can imagine doing with my understanding of the
card's abilities and overall knowledge of the game.
That being said - Dewloren has a lot going for him.
Right off the bat - do the math - 500 ATK boost for
every one of your cards returned to your hand by his
effect. That means he has the potential to boost
himself to 7000. (5 spell/traps, 4 monsters, and 1
field spell). Yes, that's wishful thinking. It's
hard (and unwise) to load your field with that many
monsters too rampantly, so maybe u'll have 1 or 2?
... and chances are u would need them to help push
for damage ... So u look to returning your spells
and traps for the boost - But then they have to be
FACE UP .... hmmm ... getting trickier now, huh?
Ok - so the best u can do to help manage this is to
be using a bunch of Equip and Continuous spells
which can be face up any time u need them to be ...
In which case, u can hopefully expect to get his
attack up to at least about 3000 - 3500 ATK on
average ... and that's only per each Dewloren! He's
6 stars, so with the mega Sychro swarming going on
these days, it wouldn't be inconceivable to have a
2nd one on the field at the same time. After u
return your cards on the first one, activate the
spells again, and then return them to hand again to
boost the 2nd Dewloren. If these were attack
boosting equip spells, that's pretty much game
in hand right there once u reattach them for the 3rd
time to make one of your Dewloren's ATK skyrocket
even further, assuming your opponent has no answer.
And this is just a very basic and simple scenario
which Dewloren will be kicking butt. Combo it with
cards that have extra added benefits from returning
to your hand, and u are now opening things up to a
whole HOST of exciting fun possibilities.
I'm looking forward to seeing the abuse that comes
with this guy. He got the cover for a reason.
As the cover card for
Hidden Arsenal 2, you may be wondering two things: "Brionac
is ashamed" and/or "Why not Naturia Beast?" This guy
is semi-limited for some loop or whatever, but if
you want an FTK loop, you've got Frogs. And so does
everyone else. So, with that part of him useless,
what can Dewloren do?
Return face-up cards back to your hand once per turn
to give him a little attack boost. You only want to
do this to continuous spells and traps, really. It's
a great combo with Royal Oppression, but it hurts
only being able to use Water materials, meaning a
deck abusing that combo might not get far
regardless. At a paltry 2000 ATK, with your
Oppression coming out after his summon (or even if
it's already up), don't count on him surviving very
Fun Fact: Before he came to the TCG, he was just a
little Tiger Prince. Haha, inaccurate name changes.
Tomorrow: This guy gets creative with his hats.
Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier
Synchro Monster/6 Stars
"1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner WATER monsters
Once per turn, you can return any number of face-up
cards you control to the owner's hand. This card
gains 500 ATK for each card returned to the owner's
hand by this effect until the End Phase of this
Ah, Dewloren. You're limited to 2 in the OCG
with good reason, eh? In the TCG, however,
you're at 3. Recently released alongside some
new "Ice Barrier" monsters in Hidden Arsenal 2 (And
Duel Terminal 2), I honestly wasn't that thrilled
when I pulled him. His attack and defense
scores are subpar, and his effect has limited uses
(recycling Monarchs...ahh, I can see the fun.)
In the OCG, he was a part of a nice combo deck,
which forced him to be dropped to 2. Here in
the TCG, I don't expect a whole lot from him.
Oh, one more thing to note. If the card(s) he
targets don't go back to your hand (Synchro
Monsters) then he doesn't get the attack boost.
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