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

Dai-Sojo Of The Ice Barrier
#HA-EN011 

When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned, it is changed to Defense Position. While this card is face-up on the field, face-up"Ice Barrier" monsters you control cannot be destroyed by effects of Spell or Trap Cards.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 2.65 

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


Date Reviewed - July 28, 2010

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Dark Paladin
Wednesday
 
Dai-Sojo of the Ice Boundary is an interesting enough monster.  A Level 6, Water attributed Spellcaster, with 1600 attack and 2200 defense, admittantly, is enough to make most people probably throw this card away.  However...
 
When Normal or Flip Summoned, it is changed to Defense position, which is good, although 2200 defense won't last for a great deal of time, and being Level 6, it could and should have more defense.  But, it does have the bonus of protecting your face-up "Ice Barrier" monsters from being destroyed by Magic or Trap cards.
 
It is reasonably solid protection, although 2200 defense isn't going to win many contests, and 1600 attack will win you even fewer.  It just really doesn't seem to be worth the Tribute and the Deck is merely all right also.
 
Ratings:
 
Traditional:  1.5/5 
Advanced:   2.5/5 
Art:  4/5 

Freeza

Dai-sojo of the Ice Barrier ...
 
Another Ice Barrier monster ... Are they any good collectively? ... well, MAYBE ...
So Level 6 - 1600 ATK, 2200 DEF. What's the point, right? - Well, he protects Ice Barriers (himself included) from spell and trap destruction, which is good ... If that included monster effects that would be better ... or if it kept them from being targeted by any of the 3 - that'd be excellent ... but protection from general destruction from S&T is still pretty good anyway. But is it then worth a tribute just to get this semi-weakling out? ... Well, do u remember a dude named Chaos End Master? He was one of those cards that only gets better over time, as he has the ability to special summon from your deck (when he destroys a monster by battle) a level 5 or higher monster with 1600 or less ATK points. CEM gets better cuz as time goes on cuz sooner or later, more and more cards that fit this criteria get released ... which brings us to Dai-sojo. So now u have an easy method to special him out without wasting a tribute and he helps protect your Ice Barriers. Assuming u are PLAYING an Ice Barrier Deck - what's not to like?
 
Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 3.5/5
 
(its a little better in Traditional as there are more Raigekis and Dark Holes u need saving from)
 
- FREEZA


Otaku

Today we look at Dai-Sojo of the Ice Barrier.  Obviously that makes it a member of the “Ice Barrier” family of cards, best known for giving us Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier and Dewloren, Tiger King of the Ice Barrier, a Limited and a Semi-Limited Synchro Monster.  It is a Water/Spellcaster, which isn’t an unheard of combination and both sides give it access to some useful tricks.  It is Level 6 which might make it one Level too large, since you can’t turn it into a no-Tribute drop with A Legendary Ocean and its 1600 ATK is ironically 100 ATK points too large since that puts it just out of the range of Mother Grizzly to fetch and summon.  The 2200 DEF is solid: at least it will require something more than a random beatstick to destroy in battle.  Clearly, none of these are going to get this card played, so onto the effects. 

Here we go.  First, when it is Normal or Flip Summoned, it’ll shift to its much stronger Defense Position.  Occasionally a nuisance if you wanted to go on the offensive with it, but how often will that happen?  The second effect is what really makes the card: while this card is face-up on the field, all your Ice Barrier monsters cannot be destroyed by Spell or Trap cards.  No worrying about Smashing Ground, Lightning Vortex, Mirror Force, or Torrential Tribute, to name a few.  What’s more, you can build your deck to abuse this: mix it with cards like Giant Trap Hole and Needle Ceiling.  You might even be able to do enough with that to ignore the Ice Barrier theme and combine it with similar cards such as Elemental Hero Wildheart. 

For Ice Barrier decks, this seems like a good move: it shuts off the most common mass destruction techniques available, so all you have to worry about are monster attacks and effects. 

Ratings (themed deck) 

Traditional: 1/5 
Advanced:
3.5/5 

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Mark
Howard
Continuing Bad Name Changes week is Dai-Sojo of the Ice Barrier (nah, let's just not translate High Priest at all), who wears a shield on his head, which tells us why his stats aren't good. He changes to Defense Position when summoned, but his stats are just plain bad all-around. He protects your Ice Barrier monsters from destruction spells and traps, but then again Ice Barrier monsters suck in general, and every monster in your opponent's deck can trample all of your Ice Barriers.

2/5
Art: Seriously, did he not get the message that shields aren't headgear?
Fun Fact: Most early Duel Terminal monsters were given names in Stardust Accelerator that were changed again when they hit the TCG.
Tomorrow: I bet they're doing Naturia Beast!

PDtamer

Dai-sojo of the Ice Barrier
Effect Monster/6 Stars
Spellcaster/WATER
1600ATK/2200DEF

"When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned, it is changed to Defense Position. While this card is face-up on the field, face-up 'Ice Barrier' monsters you control cannot be destroyed by effects of Spell or Trap Cards."

Another Ice Barrier monster today!  It's decent support for the archtype.  Protection from spell and trap effects is nice, but the rather mediocre stats on him are gonna make him a target for their monster effects and attacks.  In general, I'd probably stay away from him.  100 less attack, and I'd be splashing 2 of him in an Ice Barrier deck packing 3 Mother Grizzly.  I think I'll just wait for the big boss monster of this Archtype to be released before I build the deck:  Trishula.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 1.75/5

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