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

Blackwing-Abroholos of the Megaquake
#STBL-JP017

Early Japanese Translation: This card cannot be Special Summoned. Once per turn, during your Main Phase 1, you can have this card lose 1000 ATK until the End Phase to return all Spell and Trap Cards your opponent controls to his/her hand. A monster that battles with this card is not destroyed by battle and returns to its owner's hand after damage calculation.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.13
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 -
September 29, 2010

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Dark Paladin
From Bird to Birdman...
 
Anyway, we officially have a Blackwing tribute monster, Blackwing-Abroholos of the Megaquake, a Level 7, Dark attributed, Winged-Beast monster, with 2600 attack and 1800 defense.  Now we analyze and see if this guy is worth two tributes...
 
Ironically, being a tribute monster, this could be one of the most unplayable Blackwings to exist, as tributing really isn't in their bag of tricks.  You can't Special Summon this card, a huge downfall from the beginning. 
 
You can have this card lose 1000 attack until the End Phase, which wouldn't seem good, but is actually completely irrelevant, to return all Magic and Trap cards your opponent controls to their Hand. 
Furthermore, he doesn't destroy monsters he battles with, they return to the owner's Hand.
 
This is one hell of a finish card for Blackwing players, and while not a Synchro, again, like yesterday, just because this guy is good, doesn't mean you will see it played.  The Blackwing arsenal continues to be more overloaded at every turn...
 
Ratings:
 
Traditional:  3.25/5 
Advanced:   4.25/5 
Art:  5/5
GeneralZorpa

Blackwing- Arobholos of the Megaquake
 
Now here we have a contender for a lot in the blackwing deck. Arobholos is a level 7 DARK WInged Beast with 2600 ATK and 1800 DEF. These are not the best stats for a Blackwing monster, as two tributes are not really what the deck needs. It is faster with Volkswagon Sirocco and the rest of it's retinue most likely, but the card does have merits beyond it's rather underwhelming stats.
 
It starst off with the worst line in Yu-Gi-Oh! for a monster, it cannot be Special Summoned. Then during your main phase 1 you can reduce it's ATK by 1000 to return all Spell and Trap cards your opponent controls to their hand. This is amazing, as the Blackwing deck often needs some extra field clearing. Oh, wait Delta Crow does that better... Then, as if to insult the card even more, it cannot destory a monster by battle and merely returns it to your opponent's hand. This can actually be beneficial while facing down synchros, or even just bihg monsters in general.
 
Basically if this were a level 4 monster with 1000 less of each stat, it would be far better. As it is it is very resource hungry and doesn't really keep the blackwing deck in the direction that it likes to go, something that even Breeze was able to do. I want to use thi scard, but it is just not good enough to see table time in a competetive environment, but could be very fun in casual if you let it.
 
Traditional-1/5
Advanced-1/5


Mark
Howard
The next Blackwing card is Abroholos of the Megaquake. You're forced to summon him slowly and manually with two tributes. If you're still reading this review, you can burn his ATK to spin Spells and Traps away for safe attacks. Even worse, this guy can't actually rack up kills.

There's no reason to use this... thing, and it doesn't help the theme at all. You might say that he can search for anything via Black Whirlwind, but you don't want to search out Sirocco, anyway, do you?

1.2/5
Art: He has a funny face.
Fun Fact: Hear it snap? Hear it krackle?
Tomorrow: The giant goes KABOOM!

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