Moving from XYZ to Synchro, we look at Orient
Dragon. Orient Dragon, one of the stranger looking
Dragons out there, is a Level 6, Wind attributed,
Dragon type Syncho. This card is Synchro Summoned
with a Tuner, and one or more non-Tuner Monsters.
Orient Dragon has 2300 attack (meh) and 1800
defense (equally meh.) So for a rather unimpressive
attack and defense, we're looking for a great effect
here. When Synchro Summoned, Orient Dragon lets you
remove an opponent's (face-up) Synchro Monster from
the game. So here's the deal...this effect actually
isn't bad. But the 2300 attack is all but a deal
breaker I think. Unless you're winning the game the
turn you use this card, I'm not thinking it's so
worthwhile. Odds are, if you're doing this just to
remove something on the Field, there's likely other
problems, and more to the point, why not play
Watch out, Brionac--look's like they're gonna
Orient Dragon banishes (the new official term for
"remove from play") an opposing Synchro on arrival,
something that tops even Brionac's abilities.
However, this is only a one-time effect, so it's
really a watered-down version of the game's best
Synchro. This is the poor man's Brionac, although
this may hint toward a possible ban in the future.
Art: What is this, I don't even...
Fun Fact: Apparently, we're still getting a few
Tomorrow: A black card.
The first TCG exclusive of Generation Force to be
reviewed, Orient Dragon doesn’t disappoint. A
generic level 6 synchro, this dragon has a solid
2300 attack and 1800 defense. His attribute isn’t
the best right now, but he is a Dragon. This card
certainly should take the place of Iron Chain Dragon
in decks utilizing Debris Dragon. Orient Dragon’s
effect is just perfect. When he’s summoned, you can
banish a synchro your opponent controls. Now, are
there any synchros lately that are annoying to get
rid of? Oh I can think of a couple, but namely
Legendary Six Samurai – Shi En. Not only will this
card handle Shi En with ease, but even if they have
something like Magatama, Orient Dragon slides right
by it. The only thing I see stopping this Dragon is
a Solemn Judgment or Warning. If your opponent
happens to get lucky enough to open a Shooting Star
Dragon, this card will take care of that too. In a
synchro heavy meta, Orient Dragon is a great
addition to Generation Force.
One of the last new Synchro Monsters we will
probably ever see, Orient Dragon closes off the
Synchro support with a bang. As soon as you summon
him, he banishes an opponent's Synchro monster.
Simple as that. Stardust, Shi En, Librarian all get
knocked aside by Orient Dragon, and his being a
Level 6 generic Synchro means that people may not
have to fall back to Gaia Knight as the alternative
to Brionac. And since the Ignition Ruling change has
no confirmed date, it would be very easy to use
Orient Dragon to bait out a Bottomless Trap Hole and
still banish a card, which is safer than risking
your Brionac and more productive than dropping Gaia
Knight. Very good card design on this one, and
another chase card of Generation Force, rightfully
Orient Dragon, one of the few synchro cards still
to be released, has one of the more sought out
situational effect. This six star Dragon synchro
banishes an opponent’s synchro monster when
summoned. You can say goodbye to those pesky first
turn Shi Ens or whatever synchro monster your
opponent controls. What helps this card out is the
lack of anything with utility in the six star slot.
Also, being a Dragon, Debris dragon can make him all
on its own. Orient Dragon’s 2300 attack is a bit low
for his level, but I doubt that will keep a lot of
duelists from playing him in their Extra Deck.
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