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

Lightserpent
#PHSW-EN013 

If this card is sent from the hand to your Graveyard: You can Special Summon it from the Graveyard. This card cannot be used as a Synchro Material Monster.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.00
Advanced: 2.88 

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


Date Reviewed - Nov. 16, 2011

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Dark

Paladin
Wednesday

Lightserpent, a Level 3, Light attributed, Reptile type Monster, with 1200 attack and 800 defense.  This, like yesterday's card, is really useful in XYZ Summoning, specifically a Monster who would be Rank 3.  It has the ability to Special Summon from the Graveyard, but unlike yesterday, only if sent from your Hand to the Graveyard.  Also, unlike yesterday, this card cannot be used as Synchro Material Monster, which is fairly irrelevant as its not a Tuner either. 

Ratings:

Traditional:  1.25/5
Advanced:  2.25/5
Art:  3.5/5

John Rocha

Our card today is another useful card in summoning Xyz monsters. Unfortunately, it is useless for synchro summons or this card would be awesome. Lightserpent can be used in Reptile decks, but the decks that can utilize this card the best in are light decks. Just like the card we reviewed the other day, Lightserpent is a light monster so decks that can run Photon Veil and Beckoning Light love this card. Let me point out that if you discard or send this card to the graveyard, you will get its effect. If you use it as a cost, you will also get its effect. Lightserpent is very resilient. Therefore, using cards like Hand and Card Destruction, Darkworld Dealings, Snipe Hunter, Brionic, Zombie Master, Fabled Raven, and Phoenix Wing Wind Blast.
 
As you can see, Lightserpent can go into a bevy of decks. It is also a Light so it works great with BLS. Let’s take a look at some pretty cool tricks that you can do with this card. Summon Fabled Raven and discard Lightserpent. This will give us 2 Rank 3’s to Xyz summon. We could also Summon Zombie Master, discard Lightserpent to special summon Goblin Zombie, and then Xyz summon a Rank 3 monster. We could get three Lightserpents in hand with Photon Veil and play Beckoning Light to get all three to the field for a Rank 3 Xyz that requires 3 monsters. We could also use it in a monarch deck with Phoenix Wing Wind Blast. Try this: Pop one card with Phoenix, use Enemy Controller to snatch a monster and then tribute it for Caius to get rid of 3 cards on your opponent’s field.
 
The list of uses for this card goes on and on. The one thing that I do not like about Lightserpent is that it is dependant on being sent to the graveyard to get any use out of it and then you still have to do something with it when it comes out.
 
Traditional: 2/5 (it’s a light)
Advanced: 3/5 (Xyz’s are all the rage)

Miguel

Lightserpent is our middle of the road monster this week on pojo. A level 3 Light/Reptile with 1200 ATK and 800 DEF and its effect says if it's sent from your hand to the graveyard, you can special summon from the graveyard. Also Lightserpent cannot be used as Synchro material. Hand Destruction is the first card that comes to mind, you get to draw two cards while getting a monster special summoned on your field. No. 10 Illumiknight combos with this card as well. Even in a snake deck with cards like Damage = Reptile and Snake Whistle, can get you your Lightserpents. Its weak points are grave removal cards like Macro Cosmos and D.D. Crow, and the fact that you cannot use Lightserpent as synchro material hurts this card as well. And it doesn't make for the best topdeck. This card can generate advantage if you can send it to the grave when you need it. A good card, not the best, but decent.
 
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 2.5
Tomorrow: Speaking of D.D......


Raiburuto
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I'm back! And today's card is a new card from Photon Shockwave, Lightserpent!
 
Lightserpent is a LIGHT Reptile monster with 1200 ATK and 800 DEF. It won't be winning you any battles soon, but what this card lacks in offensive capability, it makes up with its effect that Special Summons itself when it is sent from the hand to the Graveyard, the only condition is that it can't be used for Synchro Summons.
 
As a LIGHT monster this card has plentiful support, most notably is Beckoning Light. The fact that Lightserpent's effect can't miss the timing either is a point worth mentioning as it means it can be discarded for costs and such and still gain its effect. This card's main purpose is easy Xyz fodder for Rank 3 Xyz', but unless there is a card that can combo off it for an easy Rank 3 without losing advantage, I don't think it's worth it.
 
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5
Art: 2/5


Ninja
Goemon

We’ve got another remake card of a years-old banned card, Lightserpent!

Lightserpent is a Light, Reptile-type monster (well duh). The less obvious attributes of this card is that when ever it is sent from the hand to the graveyard, you can special summon it. This is actually pretty good effect. It can’t miss the timing and works with any method of hand destruction or discarding (even costs!). The balancing factor of this card is that it can’t be used as synchro material, but it can still be used for tribute summons and Xyz summons though.

You can use Photon Veil and a card that discards as a cost (such as Snipe Hunter or Brionac) to open up the field for several direct attacks. Then, you can use Photon Booster to raise your attack to 2000 for at least 6000 points of direct damage. And you’ll still have the serpents left over for an Xyz summoning!

Overall, this is no where near as strong as the original card, but functions pretty well if you do a lot of discarding.

Traditional:2/5 (the original, Sinister Serpent, remains the king of discards)
Advanced: 3.25/5 (I’d say that it’s better than your average card but neither broken nor an enabler)
Art: 3/5 (would have looked better in ultimate)


Angelic Nightmare
Lightserpent
Reptile/Light/Lv 3/ 1200 ATK/ 800 DEF

When discarded from hand to grave, you can special summon it. Can’t be used for Synchro material.

There isn’t too much to say about this card, but the BIG worthwhile effect is that it is a free special summon when discarded. Snipe Hunter, Lightening Vortex, Brionac, etc.

A well timed discard can lead to a Leviathan Dragon or Leviair.

Pros: Free special summon, searchable via sangan, chaos food, and easy access to the iccarus attack for reptiles (can’t think of the name), and an easy rank 4 xyz.

Cons: can’t be used for a synchro summon.

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5 splashable in a lot of decks.
That Guy

Let Liberty Shine through Lightserpent!
 
The snake is a very well known mythological creature, having various symbolic meanings as to its presence and its power as a creature, so we could only hope Konami captured the spirit of the snake with it's latest reptilian friend: Lightserpent.
 
Any duelist could appreciate the graveyard utility being highlighted in Photon Shockwave, and Lightserpent is offering reptiles some nice grave fodder. Toss him for various effects, knowing you will be netting that -1 in card advantage back to make out even. Though not all situations turn out so perfect, Lightserpent's discarding from hand or deck will still not be a complete loss on his effect since he can boost your Vennominon or Vennominaga, allowing more effectiveness in tight situations for reptile decks. His attack and def, along with attribute, is nothing to be intimidated by...although the chance of your opponent actually normal summoning this card is slim to none. Throwing in one small pebble in the path to rating cards Lightserpent cannot be used for syncho summonings, so "OH NOO" (need to invent sarcastic font) your stuck with using this snake for tributes or XYZ summoning! Lightserpent is a healthy addition to any snake lovers deck or for anyone who wants some more effective graveyard fodder...just don't be charmed by his pretty colors.
 
 
Traditional: 2/5 (Situational summon otherwise this guys a bust)
Advanced: 2.5/5 (For Snake Decks) 
                 2/5 (Any other deck)
Art: I'm loving the whole "Join, Or Die" Cartoon going on here...a tip of the hat to Mr. Franklin!  


Argouru

Wednesday:

Lightserpent
Lv 3/LIGHT/Reptile/1200A/800D
"If this card is sent from the hand to your Graveyard: You can Special Summon it from the Graveyard. This card cannot be used as a Synchro Material Monster."

Well... This guy is certainly interesting. I've never seen a Light-attribute reptile before, and his effect is alright. He basically could be splashed into a Dark World deck that could also run Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning, if you wanted a really off the wall deck idea. His effect isn't bad, but not the most useful in most decks. He deserves to go into decks designed to make use of his effect, such as a Dark World deck.

Traditional: 2
Advanced: 2.5


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