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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
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Top 10 Cards of 2013
#7 -
Harpie Channeler
- #LTGY-EN035 

You can discard 1 "Harpie" card; Special Summon 1 "Harpie" monster from your Deck in face-up Defense Position, except "Harpie Channeler". You can only use this effect of "Harpie Channeler" once per turn. While you control a Dragon-Type monster, this card's Level becomes 7. This card's name becomes "Harpie Lady" while it is on the field or in the Graveyard.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.90
Advanced: 4.25 

Date Reviewed - Dec. 24, 2013

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Dark

Paladin

#7 is very good theme support for an older theme, in Harpie Channeler.  I don't see Harpies becoming Tier 1, but this certainly helps the Deck in more ways than one. She has the same basic unremarkable stats as Harpie Lady (though Icarus Attack can come into play being Winged Beast) I'll point out.

She allows you to Special Summon a Harpie Monster from your Deck once per turn in face-up Defense position. Other than herself, of course. Said effect can also only be used once per turn. While you control a Dragon type Monster, this cards Level becomes 7.

Harpie's Pet Dragon does come to mind, but maybe you could make a Dragon Harpie hybrid instead. There is a Harpie's Pet Dragon variant XYZ in the set this card came in (whose name escapes me) as well, although only Rank 4 if I recall. Also this card is treated as Harpie Lady while on the Field or in the Graveyard. That's worth noting, not that you should play any of the Harpie variants aside from Harpie Queen or this anyway.

Ratings: (Harpies)

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5
Art: 5/5

Leo
Kearon

Harpie Channeler
Wind/Winged Beast/Effect/Level4/1400/1300
You can discard 1 "Harpie" card; Special Summon 1 "Harpie" monster from your Deck in face-up Defense Position, except "Harpie Channeler". You can only use this effect of "Harpie Channeler" once per turn. While you control a Dragon-Type monster, this card's Level becomes 7. This card's name becomes "Harpie Lady" while it is on the field or in the Graveyard.

At number 7 of Pojo's Top ten cards of 2013 is Harpie Channeler, that's right 2013 gave us new Harpie cards, now if only Konami would do more to support the forgotten archetypes, instead of chucking out one shot archetypes all the time. Anyway Harpie Channeler has two effects. The first allows you to discard a Harpie card to special summon a Harpie in DEF mode from your deck. Well since Harpies love special summoning this is a great effect, especially as this will alow you to summon most Rank 4 Xyz monsters that need two material. But that's not all, if there is a Dragon on the field (say Harpie's Pet Dragon) then this becomes a level 7 monster, allowing you to Xyz summon most Rank 7 Xyz monsters.

Overall a great addition to Harpie decks, not much on it's own but Hapries like to flock together

Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5


Fungal
Paranoia

Harpie Channeler

Howdy there, today's card is Harpie Channeler, the backbone of the Harpie's Monster Line up. Who would have thought 2013 Harpies could be good, a card released in 2002. Now why can't we see them make Dark Magician competitive.

Traditional: 3/5 (Big Eye steal opponents CED, hilarious?)
Advanced: 5/5 (I think if they got any more support the deck would be under Konami's watch more then it currently is)

Art: 2/5 The censoring of the Harpies ruins their Succubus diva-esque appearance

Cyberplum

Welcome back to our short Christmas week everyone. Today we look at #7 on our list, that being one of the newest cards in a very old archetype, Harpie Channeler.

There's not really much to this card, but it can be devastating. First off, it's a Harpie Lady while on the field or in the graveyard, so it works with Hysteric Party, Hunting Ground, and Elegant Egotist. That's lovely, those are all excellent cards. The main attraction though is its summoning effect. For the measly price of a Harpie card in the hand, you get to summon any Harpie monster from the deck. ANY, folks. If you choose to get the one Harpie card that's level 7 (the dragon) it even does you the favor of becoming level 7. That gives you access to the almighty battery of rank 7 XYZs on top of the incredibly annoying rank 4 monsters this deck can use.

So basically, it's another card that opens up a fast array of options to you. Need a big beater that's hard to stop? Make Dracossack. Want to steal something annoying like an opposing Dracossack, maybe a Lead Yoke, whatever? Make Big Eye. Like to live dangerously? Throw Tempest into the mix and make Number 7: Lucky Straight. Or, if you want to go the rank 4 route, Harpies have access to Lightning Chidori and Ice Beast Zerofyne, both of which can have a negative impact on your opponent's field in their own unique ways. With Divine Wind of Mist Valley on your field, you can go one step further with summoning a Dancer, bouncing it, then summoning twice off those effects and making the Phantasmal Pet Dragon.

In short, this is a crucial piece of support that Harpies needed to ever be considered playable. Throw in the additional support they got from Hysteric Sign and Harpie Dancer, and you have a really fun deck to play. If you play Harpies, you play three of this card.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 4/5
Art: 4/5

Thanks for reading and have a great Christmas everyone!


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,

First, here's to hoping everyone will have a very Merry Christmas. We start back up the countdown with the #7 pick: Harpie Channeler. This little beauty was the catalyst in a resurgence of the Harpie themed deck. Though the deck hype has cooled, it could see a comeback. Channeler is a level 4 Winged Beast, 1400ATK/1300DEF Wind monster. You can discard 1 "Harpie" card; Special Summon 1 "Harpie" monster from your Deck in face-up Defense Position, except "Harpie Channeler". You can only use this effect of "Harpie Channeler" once per turn. While you control a Dragon-Type monster, this card's Level becomes 7. This card's name becomes "Harpie Lady" while it is on the field or in the Graveyard.

Channeler is the searching Harpie for the deck. Discard a Harpie you don't need at the moment to special summon one that you do from the deck in face-up defense that isn't Channeler, a nice 1 for 1. While a dragon is on your side of the field, Channeler is considered a level 7. Discard a Harpie to special out Harpies Pet Dragon and you have an instant Big Eye or Dracossack. Channeler can be searched by Flying Kamikiri #1 from the Deck, which could help to get it to the field quicker. Harpie Channeler is the combo maker for the deck. Discarding a Harpie will fuel Hysteric Party, set up an Icarus Attack play, or with Elegant Egotist in your hand you could have three Harpies on the field to use Harpie Lady Phoenix Formation the next turn.

Having to discard a Harpie and not any card or a monster limits the playability of the card, as you would like to get the most out of your Harpies. Its stats (like most Harpie monsters) aren't high enough to deal with what is out there, but other cards can help power it out. The special summoned “Harpie” is summoned in face-up defense, so no attacking with it unless it's used as synchro or Xyz material. You can only use the effect of Channeler once unless you Xyz or synchro with her and bring her back. The card is good, and the deck needed someone like her, but she could've been better.

Traditional- 3/5
Advanced- 3.5/5
Art-4.5/5- Though edited, the card still has some good artwork.

Until Next Time,
KingofLullaby


Baneful

Harpie's Channeler

Harpies went from barely playable to high-tier with just this card. It's not one of the ways you can run Harpies; it's the only way you can run them if you want to win games. So, needless to say, all Harpie decks must use 3 (and you wouldn't want to use it outside of a Harpie deck).

There is a lot going for it. It's really accessible and easy to summon. It triggers the effect of Harpie's Hunting Ground, Hysteric Party and all other cards that benefit from Harpie Lady. It makes the pitifully bad Harpie's Pet Dragon actually useful, and the discard (compensated for by the summoning ability) can give you graveyard power. It can XYZ both into Rank-4 and into Rank-7.

In Traditional Format, however, it's a different story.  Control decks (or anything that's not a lockdown, FTK or OTK) just don't do well.

Advanced: 5/5 (Great)

Traditional: 3/5 (Good)

(Ratings are in context of a Harpie deck)

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