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

Evolsaur Laggia
#PHSW-EN043 

2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters When a monster(s) would be Normal or Special Summoned, OR a Spell/Trap Card is activated: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; negate the Summon or activation, and destroy that card.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.19
Advanced: 4.40 

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


Date Reviewed - Jan. 20, 2012

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John Rocha

Finally we get to the other powerful Xyz monster for Dinosaurs, Evolsaur Laggia. While Evolsaur Dolkka can only do one thing, negate monster effects (and does it well), Laggia has several effects that can cripple your opponents strategy. First, it negates the normal or special summon of a monster. It does not stop monsters that are summoned with an effect or flip summoned. For instance, it will not be able to negate monsters special summoned through the effects of Mystic Tomato, Gorz, Battle Fader, Lumina, Glow-up Bulb, Venus, Dark World monsters, and Zombie Master. That is what Dolkka is used for. It will stop monsters with inherent summons like Chaos monsters, Cyber Dragon, Machina Fortress, and Grapha.
 
The second effect that Laggia has is to negate spells and traps. Power cards like Mirror Force, Dark Hole, Monster Reborn, and Miracle Fusion are all stopped dead in their tracks. Unfortunately, you can only use Laggia’s effects once unless you have a way to get more material. The effects are also quick effects so you can use them on ether players turn and in the damage step.
 
Getting Evolsaur Laggia to the field is a piece of cake for a Dinosaur deck. Evol decks can accomplish this feet easily enough using cards we review this week. Hydrogeddon and Jurrac Guaiba are recruiters that can get 2 level 4 monsters to the field fairly fast. And then there is the tried and true method of Rescue Rabbit with Sabersaurus’s and Kabazauls.
 
Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 5/5

Miguel

Evol week(s) is at an end (We assume) and we're closing it out with a pretty good one, but is it as good as yesterday's card? Let's find out by looking at Evolzar Laggia. Laggia is a Rank 4 Xyz Fire/Dragon type, that needs 2 Level 4 Dnosaur type monsters. It weighs in with 2400 ATK and 2000 DEF. Laggia's effect is when a monster(s) is normal or special summoned, or a spell/trap card is activated, you can detach 2 Xyz materials from this card to negate the summon or activation and destroy that card. Overall, a great card, a Solemn card with serious muscle. Your opponent will have to think a few moves ahead when they see this thing hit the field. And just like yesterday's card, Rescue Rabbit can get this out quick. Even Jurrac decks can speed up the Xyz summoning of Laggia. The only down side is, as good as an effect that it is, you can only do it once, as you need to detach 2 Xyz materials to get Laggia's effect, so use it wisely, and hope your opponent is not trying to bait you out into using this effect. Overall, this is a great card, with a great effect, but use it wisely.
 
Traditional: 3
Advanced: 4.5
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Angelic Nightmare

Evolzar Laggia
Dragon/ Rank 4/ Fire/ 2400 ATK/ 2000 DEF
2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters
When a monster(s) would be Normal or Special Summoned, OR a Spell/Trap Card is activated: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; negate the Summon or activation, and destroy that card.

We close up the week with a , to put it simply, monster version of Solemn Judgement. The only false truth about my last statement is that it is spell speed 2 so it cannot stop counter traps. Just like Thunderking Raioh and Solemn Judgement it has the same limitations meaning that it can negate inherent special summons (i.e. synchro summons, XYZ summons, Cyber Dragon-like effects) and not the effects that special summon a monster like Gorz, Tragoedia, Battle Fader, etc.. Just like I mention in yesterdays CotD review:

                “Primarily seen in the infamous Dino-Rabbit decks utilizing 3x Rescue Rabbit, 3x Kabozauls, and 3x Sabersaraus, this card as long as its counterpart put in some pretty decent work. The budget builds also run an efficient semi-aggro engine that use Jurrac Guiba and/or Hydrogeddons. With Guiba Hydrogeddon yielding similar effects, they both are key players that get the job done fast when running over your opponent’s chump blockers.”

Unlike Dolkka, Laggia can at the very least ram into a Monarch.
Pros: Excellent negation properties, respectable stats, and good card over all.
Cons: It can’t stop non-inherent summons or effects.
 
Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5


Argouru

Evolzar Laggia
Rk 4/FIRE/Dragon-XYZ/2400A/2000D
"2 Level 4 Dinosaur-Type monsters
When a monster(s) would be Normal or Special Summoned, OR a Spell/Trap Card is activated: You can detach 2 Xyz Materials from this card; negate the Summon or activation, and destroy that card."

Another great XYZ to round off the week. Sadly, EL has a higher cost than yesterday's card, but has a wider scope. Better A & D, but still as restrictive to pull off. This guy's effect will only happen once, but is much more versatile and can shut down anything the opponent tries to use. A must have for any dino deck.

Traditional: 3.75
Advanced: 4.25


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