You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT Dragon-Type monster and 1 Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your Graveyard. If this face-up card on the field would be destroyed, you can Tribute 1 face-up "Hieratic" monster you control instead, except this card.
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1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - June 11, 2012
Hieratic Dragon week Part Deux, opening with the
Dragon of Asar. This a Light attributed, Level 7
Dragon, with 2600 attack (not awful) yet a
despicable 700 defense. Level 7 obviously requires
two tributes, however Asar can be Special Summoned
by removing a Light attributed Dragon, and a Normal
Dragon Monster from your Graveyard. If this face-up
card would be destroyed, you can tribute a Hieratic
Monster, other than this card, instead. That's not
a bad effect at all, it combos very well with most
of the other cards we reviewed last week, but the
face-up part sucks. It might be irrelevant, as Book
of Moon can ruin Asar's day, with the 700 defense.
Hieratic Dragon of Asar is not a crucial part of
the Hieratic deck, but it has value as a tech card
in the deck. It is not a good card to play in 3’s
because of the need to remove Normal Dragons from
the graveyard. First you have to have normal
monsters in the graveyard and then, we normally like
to have them there to reuse. Another problem we have
with this card is that it is a level 7 and Hieratic
decks like making level 5, 6, and 8 better. Being a
level 7 monster also makes it hard to tribute
Hieratic Dragon of Asar has many redeeming qualities
that earn it a spot in a Hieratic deck. First, it is
a 2600 monster that can be special summoned. Second,
it can use its effect to save itself and activate a
Hieratic monsters tribute effect at the same time.
While not crucial to the deck, Asar is still a good
card to play in a Hieratic deck.
It's another week of Hieratics. This one is
Dragon of Asar. A level 7 Light-Dragon type. That
seems normal for the Hieratics, except Asar has a
kinda BLS thing going, as you can special summon
this card from your hand by banishing one light-type
dragon and one-normal dragon-type from your grave.
While his ATK is alright at 2700, and his DEF is meh
at a mere 700. He's ok for dropping a big hitter
when you need it, other than that, Asar doesn't do
much to help the playstyle of the Hieratics, but he
can overpower a lot. Sometimes that's all you might
Tomorrow: even more Hieratics.
Asar comes shooting straight out of your hand
with 2600 ATK. The cost? Banish a Light Dragon and a
Normal Dragon from the Grave. Note that these do not
have to be any particular Hieratic monsters, so the
Light Dragon you banish can be...well...any Light
Dragon, such as Wattaildragon, although it usually
will actually be a Hieratic monster.
No, not really, I take that back. Usually nothing
will get banished because usually Asar doesn't get
Asar isn't used for the exact same reason
Gravekeeper's Visionary isn't used. They're "ok-ish,"
but they're nowhere near spectacular enough to
warrant their summoning. Sure, paying the cost of
Asar's effect usually means you get a free Normal
Dragon summon, but that's still bad management and
I'd rather Asar be able to Tribute ANY monster. It
could've at least been nice if Asar could Tribute a
Hieratic monster from the hand, because the way it
is now, Asar can't save itself from Dark Hole, in
the same manner Six Samurais cannot protect each
other if they're ALL getting destroyed at once.
And by this point, card effects don't always
"destroy," such as Dimensional Prison or Black
Luster Soldier. If Asar is going to get destroyed by
battle, it's usually not worth protecting itself
from that either.
It would've been better had it been Level 6; would
be good for Xyz Summoning Hieratic Dragon King of
Oh yeah and either Book of Moon or Maestroke
the Symphony Djinn makes mincemeat of this Dragon.
Advanced: 1.5/5 (I mean it's cool if only to
continue the Hieratic theme, but barely worth using
in high-level play)
Aesthetics: 3/5 At least this card somewhat lives up
to its name of Osiris (yeah, Asar → Osiris, blame
Westernization), the green-skinned Egyptian god of
the dead (there is a lot of ambiguity whether Anubis
is Osiris' son, but either way, Anubis is also the
god of the dead, albeit more on the mummification
part). Osiris is the oldest son of Geb and Nut (the
Level 4 Dragons), making him the grandon of Tefnuit,
etc. He married his sister, Isis and together their
kid was Horus. Most infamously of all, Osiris got
brutally murdered by his brother Set. Isis brought
him back to life and then they had Horus and then
Osiris dropped dead. That's when Set saw him and cut
him up in 14 pieces. Isis properly mummified him and
after that, Osiris came back to life AGAIN as the
god of the dead. This is why the Nile has its annual
floods. It's funny, if you imagine Slifer as being
actually Osiris and Asar being his dragonic
consort... If we ever review Slifer, the aesthetics
rating would be so, so low hahaha.
Hello duelists! Blackmarketyugioh back after a
week vacation. So let's get on it!!
Following last weeks Friday CotD, we have more
hieratic monsters on the board this week, starting
with this guy, Hieratic Dragon Of Asar.
Asar is a 7 star, 2600/700 Light monster, With
the chaos type Special summoning conditions. You can
banish 1 Light attribute dragon type, and 1 Dragon
type normal monster. When he would bedestroyed, you
can tribute a Hiearatic monster to save him.
Now, this guy is only decent because of his ATK, and
really nothing else. Having to banish your dragons
to get him out is not the best thing to do in the
Hiearatic builds that I am seeing floating around.
Having the ATK to run over most boss
monsters(Stardust, Shien, LPD, etc.), is good, but
not at the cost of slowing the rest of the deck
down. Also, being a 7 star slows things down, since
Hieratics are bettter at 6 rank and 8 rank Xyz
summons. While I could see the reasoning for him
being used, I just do not see the room in the
already packed decks to run this guy.
Advanced: 1/5 Can only be ran in Hieratics, and who
will to begin with?
Traditional: 1/5 ^See above^
Artwork: 2/5 He looks like a slime monster wearing
Hieratic Dragon of Asar
"You can Special Summon this card (from your hand)
by banishing 1 LIGHT Dragon-Type monster and 1
Dragon-Type Normal Monster from your Graveyard. If
this face-up card on the field would be destroyed,
you can Tribute 1 face-up "Hieratic" monster you
control instead, except this card."
Asar is interesting in that he can defend himself
from destruction. Sadly, his stats are rather poor
for a Lv 7 monster. Of all the Hieratic Dragons, he
seems to be the least useful. He can't even bring
out otherDragons, which is the staple effect of this
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