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

Blackwing - Hillen the Tengu-Wind
#EXVC-EN008 

When you take 2000 or more Battle Damage from a direct attack, you can Special Summon this card and 1 Level 3 or lower "Blackwing" monster from your Graveyard, and negate their effect(s). Each player can only use the effect of "Blackwing - Hillen the Tengu-wind" once per Duel.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.50
Advanced: 3.25 

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


Date Reviewed - May 12, 2011

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Aeris

Blackwing – Hillen the Tengu-wind
 
One of the newest members to the formidable Blackwing archetype, Hillen the Tengu-wind offers a new take on a previously-used Blackwing mechanic: Special Summons from the graveyard.
 
Traditional format decks would have no need for the situational kind of effect that Hillen offers, so it really has no place there.
 
On the other hand, given how often Blackwing decks have been hit by the ban list, it should come as no surprise that Hillen the Tengu-wind is something to consider as tech in current Blackwing builds. Its condition of needing to take at least 2000 battle damage from a direct attack is not difficult to meet, though not always (think: pummels by Gadgets). It can essentially turn into a stall for at least a turn, with a sturdy 2300 defense, as well as a possible 6/7/8/9 star Synchro Summon the following turn. It has no restriction on what Synchro it can go for, so anything is up for grabs. Heck, using Level Eater with this would mean a free 6-star Synchro. The only caveat is that most of the tricks Hillen the Tengu-wind can pull off require graveyard setup, a bit like Vayu but more awkward to deal with since it is a 6-star monster unto itself, and cannot simply be Set and used with Icarus Attack like Vayu. However, it can be searched through Shura just as well, so the possibilities are definitely there. Consider also how it can mesh easily with Dark-attribute support such as Dark Grepher, and we begin to see more and more plays open up (Dark Creator anyone?). However, only time will tell if today’s competitive players will have the chance to give this card a whirl, or if the meta just ends up being too fast for it. 
 
Ratings –
Art: 3/5
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 3.5/5


TENKOS777
(David Post)

Blackwing Hillen the Tengu wind
 
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 3
 
Hillen the Tengu Wind. Well he looks pretty cool. However, so did all the other Blackwings from the last few sets....and they were just awful. This guys not awful though...hes actually pretty....well hes not awful. I really feel for blackwings, getting the short stick from the banlist, and simply not seeing as much play. This guy could go in many blackwing decks as psuedo replacements for your lost feathery friends.
I say this because taking 2k damage is not unlikely. Its pretty nice that its 2k direct or battle damage, not that you want to take that much regardless but still. Then again check his stats, 0/2300, SS a lvl
3 or lower bw from the grave and the effects negated. Now what level 3 blackwing are you most likely going to grab that isn't a tuner? That one Kalut? I mean...you can SS this guy off Shura so thats also nice.
He gives you more synching options and really isn't that awful.
Overall, not bad but nothing to go crazy over. You can only get his effect once per duel so I figure the assumption is that most players should use one.....test him and make an informed decision.


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