Today's Card of the Day review is a recent manga
promo by the name of Number 50: Blackship of Corn.
This card has 2100 ATK, 1500 DEF, DARK-Attribute
and Plant-Type. It is also an generic Rank 4 Xyz by
using 2 Level 4 monsters.
The effect is as follows:
"Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from
this card, then target 1 face-up monster your
opponent controls with ATK less than or equal to
this card's; send it to the Graveyard, and if you
do, inflict 1000 damage to your opponent. This card
cannot attack the turn you activate this effect."
Pretty simply effect but it is also very handy.
Spirit Reaper and Wind-Up Zenmaines is both cards
that normally require outside resources to deal with
but with Number 50 in tow, it is nothing more than a
mere nuisance as it is used as cannon fodder on
Captain Corn's ship. This card also benefit from the
changing of ATK stats. For example, if you boost
Number 50's ATK by 1000, you can even send Master
Hyperion to the graveyard. Also, Forbidden Lance can
work just as well by reducing the ATK of an
opponent's monster low enough to fire it away.
Secondly since it sends the monster to the
graveyard, it can bypass Number 53 and Wind-Up
Zenmaines card destruction prevention shield.
Lastly, it does 1000 points of damage, which is
equal to 1/8th of an opponent's LP.
There isn't a lot to be said about this card
because it is really straight-forward and nothing
much to actually milk the value of this card in a
competitive setting. It does have pretty low ATK so
it does need defenses but if there is a monster that
you just want to get rid of or you want to do LP
damage without having to attack, this card can come
Advanced Format: 3.5/5 (Very useful overall card.
If you have room for a Rank 4, I would recommend
this for mere flexibility.)
Traditional Format: 2/5 (You generally can find
better ways to deal with your opponent's monster