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

Top 10 New YuGiOh Cards of 2011

#10 - Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
#PHSW-EN011 

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by Tributing 2 monsters with 2000 or more ATK. During either player's Battle Step, when this card battles an opponent's monster: You can banish that monster and this card. Return the banished monsters to the field at the end of the Battle Phase. If the monster banished by this effect was an Xyz Monster: This card gains 500 ATK for each Xyz Material that monster had attached to it when it was banished.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.67
Advanced: 3.75 

Date Reviewed - Dec. 26, 2011

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Dark

Paladin

We start to close out the year with our traditional Top 10 cards of the year, and coming in at #10--Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon.  We have a Level 8, Light attributed, Dragon type Monster, with 3000 attack and 2500 defense, both are quite good for a Level 8 Monster.  Now, to state the obvious, Level 8 requires two tributes, which immediately turns most people off of a Level 8 Monster, especially with Synchros and XYZ Monsters running rampant.  For a plus, you can Special Summon Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon from your Hand by tributing two Monsters with 2000 or more attack.  The tribute aspect doesn't go away, but the Special Summon is nice, and this combos at least potentially with Monday's card, as I previously alluded to.  Now, during either player's Battle Step, you can remove this card and the attacking or attacked Monster from play until the end of the Battle Phase.  This Monster gains 500 attack for each XYZ Material card equipped to an XYZ Monster, if that was the type of Monster removed.  Galaxy-Eyes certainly has a place in the meta today, if only with the XYZ staples being played. The removal aspect is nice, even with 3000 attack, to protect itself.  It won't do anything against Black Luster Soldier, or anything that removes, or obviously doesn't Battle--but I still like it, a lot.

Ratings:

Traditional:  3/5 
Advanced:  4/5
Art:  5/5

Miguel

We're ending the year on pojo with a look at the top 10 cards of 2011, and starting out at number 10, is a card I thought would have been a little higher on this list, Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon. One of my personal favorite card ever, Photon Dragon is a level 8 Light/Dragon type with 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF. What can I say about quite possibly the best Dragon to come out in 2011....its stats make it very hard to defeat in battle without using some kind of card effect. Galaxy Eyes's effects, while it is a lot of text, makes it powerful and hard to get rid of. This card can be special summoned from your hand by tributing 2 monsters you control with 2000 ATK or more. During either player's battle step, when this battles with an opponent's monster, you can banish that card and Photon Dragon, both cards return to the field at the end of the battle phase. If the monster banished by this effect was an Xyz, this card gains 500 for each Xyz material the Xyz monster had. Photon Dragon has a lit of uses and can make a home in a few decks. Photon decks are an obvious choice, but there are a few other options. Dragons can gte a lot of out this card, as there are a lot of other ways other than tributing two 2000 ATK monsters and a well built dragon deck can get it out quickly. Light variants, Batteryman, even a certain Rabbit can Rescue normal decks. Chaos builds or Dark World decks can get out Photon Dragon. A great card and worth on our list of best cards of 2011.
 
Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 5


Ninja
Goemon

We begin our Top 10 Countdown of 2011 with Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon!
 
Now, why does this card merit our attention? Well, it is a very strong card and can be pretty hard to remove from the field. Not only that. but there's some sentimental value to it. Photon Dragon is very similar to the Blue-Eyes White Dragon in its values and name. To some casual duelists, that's good enough for them.
 
In ORCS, you're likely to see this card ran with Ninjas. Their Super Transformation card makes summoning this a breeze and Photon's effect reduces the drawback to nothing. 
A good-looking card (especially in Ultimate!), full of nostalgia and power, you can see why it's one of our favorites.
 
Traditional: 3/5 (same as my review before)
Advanced: 5/5 (same as my review before)
Art: 5/5 (after owning this in Ultimate, I have to see it looks amazing)


Jeff Lang

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
 
                The card is very interesting in my mind, but just not in the current game that we have. You will look at the effect, and most will think it is pointless or very hyped and for good reason. Having to tribute two guys with 2k+ attack is somewhat hard right now, and that isn’t even looking at the more than likely -2 in advantage to drop this guy. Even if you had the tributes, more than likely you are better off keeping your guys. I always take a look at every card and what they do, I then sort them into one of three piles: Playable/Broken/Fun, Potential in Future, and Rubbish..This card simply has potential going for it and nothing more, sadly the effect isn’t of any use right now
 
Advanced: 1/5
Traditional: 1/5


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