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

 Photon Sabre Tiger
#PHSW-EN081 

When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned: You can add 1 "Photon Sabre Tiger" from your Deck to your hand. If you do not control another "Photon Sabre Tiger", this card loses 800 ATK.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.40
Advanced: 3.40 

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


Date Reviewed - Dec. 16, 2011

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Dark

Paladin
Friday
 
Photon Sabre Tiger closes the week.  This is a Level 3, Light attributed, Beast type Monster, with 2000 attack and 300 defense.  Now when a non Vanilla Monster with 2000 attack comes along that is below Level 5, there is usually an adverse effect involved here.  That is the case, as if you don't control another Photon Sabre Tiger, the attack drops to 1200.  Which is at least more appropriate for a Level 3.  But, for a plus, when Normal or Flipped Summoned, you can add another Tiger from your Deck to your Hand.  Obviously it would be TOO easy if it brought itself to the Field.
 
Ratings:
 
Traditional:  1.5/5
Advanced:  2.5/5
Art:  4/5

John Rocha

Photon Sabre Tiger may not look like much with its level 3, 1200 attack when it’s on the field with not other Tigers, but do not under estimate the true power of this card. It’s not a Tiger for nothing. Remember that card we reviewed a couple of weeks ago, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon? Set Super-Nimble Mega Hamster, hope your opponent attacks it, and then special summon/set a Sabre Tiger. On your turn, flip summon your Tiger, search for another one, and then summon it. Now you have 2 level 3 monsters to Xyz with, or 2 2000 attack monsters, or tributes for your Galaxy-Eyes.

There are plenty of ways to get two copies of Photon Sabre Tiger to the field. You can use Photon Lead to special summon the other copy you got from your deck. You could also use Ultimate Offerings to summon your second copy.

Photon Sabre Tiger is a light monster and a floater (replaces itself and thins the deck) so it has great synergy with Chaos decks and Synchro decks. Honest is its friend Sabre Tiger is a level 3 so Gravity Bind works well with it. It is a Beast so Horn of the Phantom Beast is a good card to combo. It is a good option in a T.G. deck as T.G.’s love to special summon and use Skill Drain. You can special summon Striker and normal summon Sabre Tiger to summon a level 5 synchro. Or, if a level 4 or lower monster is special summoned, special summon Warewolf, normal summon our Sabre Tiger floater and Xyz into a rank 3 monster.

As you can see, with all of the special summoning that we have now days, a floater like Photon Sabre Tiger can be of great use. Like Gadgets, it’s not a greatest card for the current Meta, but unlike Gadgets it has an attribute and type that is very useful in the current Meta.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 4/5

Miguel

The last day of the week, and we're looking at a real good one, Photon Saber Tiger. Tiger is a level 3, Light/Beast with 2000 ATK and 300 DEF. Tiger's effect says, When this card is normal or flipped summoned, you can add 1 Photon Saber Tiger from your deck to your hand. If you do not control another Sabre Tiger, this card loses 800 ATK. A few cards comes to mind right away, including Key Mouse and Double Summon. Photon Lead will get you two on the field as well. What you decide to do with a pair of 2000 ATK monsters are up to you. Keep them out there to pound your opponent, or use them to special summon Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon. This card does have a few weaknesses, like keeping two or more on the field long enough, but it's pros outweigh them. A great card for a great theme.
 
Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 4
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Angelic Nightmare

Hey guys, Angelic Nightmare back here and FINISHED with finals! So no more breaks from reviewing!
 
Today we have a pretty interesting card out of the new Photon Shockwave set, Photon Sabre Tiger. It is a nice little piece to the photon arch-type.  When you summon normal summon or flip summon it becomes a gadget for the turn.
 
Light/Beast/Lv 3/2000 ATK/300 DEF
 
“When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned: You can add 1 "Photon Sabre Tiger" from your Deck to your hand. If you do not control another "Photon Sabre Tiger", this card loses 800 ATK”.
 
The best thing you can do with this card is use cards that allow you summon again like “Double Summon” or “Ultimate Offering”.  This allows you to search out all your copies of Photon Tiger all in one turn. You will have at least two 2000 attackers or a beefed up Leviathan Dragon or Zenmaines.
 
Because of its Light attribute, you can use “Photon Lead” to special summon the copy you just added to
your hand. Also, because it’s a light you have access to “Honest”.
 
Due to its beast type, it can be the prime target for “Super-Nimble Mega Hamster” and gets your combo going during your next turn. Also, it can be used with “Horn of the Phantom Beast”.
 
This card isn’t too popular in the current meta, but it does have potential.
 
Pros: Good type, good attribute, chaos food, self-replacing, and deck thins.
Cons: weak when it’s a lone tiger and low def.
 
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5


Argouru

Friday:

Photon Sabre Tiger
Lv 3/LIGHT/Beast/2000A/300D
"When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned: You can add 1 "Photon Sabre Tiger" from your Deck to your hand. If you do not control another "Photon Sabre Tiger", this card loses 800 ATK."

This guy just begs to be in a Rescue Cat deck in traditional and can be some serious muscle very quickly. There's a few ways to get him out in Advanced, but this guy would work best in Traditional. Also, I believe that this is the strongest Level 3 monster to date.

Traditional: 3.5 (5 in Rescue Cat deck)
Advanced: 3


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