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

Top 10 New Cards of 2010 
#5 - Drill Warrior
#ABPF-EN041 

"Drill Synchron" + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters. Once per turn, during your Main Phase, you can halve this card's ATK (permanently). If you do, it can attack your opponent directly this turn. Once per turn, during your Main Phase, you can discard 1 card and remove this card from play. During your next Standby Phase, Special Summon this card, if removed by this effect. Then, add 1 Monster Card from your Graveyard to your hand.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.25
Advanced: 4.57 

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


Date Reviewed - Jan. 10, 2011

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Dark Paladin

Monday
 
Continuing the Top 10 Cards of 2010 Countdown, we come to Drill Warrior.  We have a Level 6, Earth attributed, Warrior Type Synchro Monster, who is specifically Synchro Summoned with Drill Synchron and one or more non-Tuner monsters.
 
Drill Warrior has 2400 attack and 2000 defense, both terrific stats for a Synchro monster of his level.  Now, you can permanently half the attack of Drill Warrior, once per turn, to allow him to attack your opponent directly. 
 
Secondly, during the Main Phase, you can discard a card to the Graveyard, and remove this guy from play.  Then, during your next Standby Phase, Special Summon this card, if you had removed it by its own effect. 
 
Then, you get to add one Monster Card from your Graveyard to your Hand.
 So he likes to recycle, which is fun.  Drill Warrior I actually really like, and it's a plus that if you half his attack, but remove him, when he comes back, he's at 2400 again.
 
Ratings:
 
Traditional:  3.25/5  
Advanced:   4.25/5  
Art:  4.5/5  He could totally be a fusion of Mega Man and Zero, but will Drills...


Mark
Howard

Boy, it sure is 5/5 Week around here.

As we enter the Top 5 Cards of 2010, people begin remembering that Pojo has a main site. Drill Warrior is my second favorite card in the game (WATAPON!!!!!), and for good reason. Quickdraw was the first deck I built in the March-ish format, and has been my primary deck ever since. I use an Ultimate Rare Drill Warrior, which looks amazing. I got it or $20 before Quickdraw really took off, so I get to avoid the bandwagon tool hate.

Drill Warrior has made a massive impact on this game, as Quickdraw decks run on him. He gets you any monster in your grave--Dandylion for two free tokens that make Formula Synchron, that Super-Nimble Mega Hamster you need for a sturdy defense, or even Debris Dragon to destroy EVERYTHING. Except Drill Warrior.

Furthermore, Drill Warrior is the reason why the deck makes it so high in tournaments--STABILITY. Against Stall, he gets you what you need and hits right past the opponent's defenses. 1200 every turn, along with your free monsters! Drill Warrior alone completely shuts down decks that rely on the opponent being alive. Cards like Goblin Zombie and Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter will never defend the opponent from this Synchro.

You haven't seen the last of Drill Warrior. He'll be in ur metagame, stealin ur heart until Dandylion is Limited again.

5/5
Art: Drill, baby, drill!
Fun Fact: 1 (One) Drill Warrior completely defeats Crystal Beast decks. Aaaw...
Tomorrow: How'd it make #4? This card is crap.


Puppet Master
The Legion

Drill Warrior is an amazing card all around, especially so in plant and monarch decks. Pretty much any deck that runs reoccurring one star monsters. Drill warrior’s ability can easily help you to construct many mean combos as he can deal 1200 direct damage per turn and can remove himself from play. On top of that, when he comes back, go ahead and take any monster card from your grave and add it to your hand, how could this card not be in the top 10? Though the best part of this card still has to be when Jeff Jones ran it for the first time, surprising everybody and taking 1st place at a YCS. And card that can do that is game changing enough to deserve a spot on the top 10 list.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4.5/5


Dragon
Master
Knight
The Legion

Continuing with our countdown at number 5 is Drill Warrior. What is there to say? He’s the card that makes Dandy Warrior go. He started as another crappy Synchron Synchro that no one cared about. Then Jeff Jones pioneered the Dandy Warrior deck to the top, and this valueless promotional card skyrocketed, hitting a max of around 40 bucks. Then it got reprinted and now it’s only a buck, but it’s still a very useful card in a deck that can use him. The ability to hide during your opponent’s turn and poke directly is great, plus he lets you recycle your dandylions. Definitely one of the defining cards of the year.
 
Traditional: 3.5/5
Advanced: 4.5/5
Art: Pointy!

XXX
Michael

My review of Drill Warrior

Quite the card, made the Quickdraw deck actually viable and not a failure like others.

Mainly because of the abuse it has with Dandylion, a difficult combination to disrupt for the average player, unless he somehow, magically, gets DD Crow in his hand.

It can be used with other cards, but is at its best just looping Dandylion to set up an infinite, very unfair defensive wall.

It gets a 4/5 in terms of playability in Advanced.


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