Welcome to our 3000th review on Pojo.What an occasion.Every thousandth review is a mile stone.#1000 was
Exodia the Forbidden One, a very iconic
monster for sure.The one that defeated Kaiba's trio of
the Great Warrior, which was a specially
made card for a severely ill child via Konami's
participation in Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Carrying On The Tradition
I had this planned out for a good while, so I decided to pick
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon.The first card we ever reviewed was
Blue-Eyes White Dragon.Since this is the third milestone and the
first card was Blue-Eyes, why not have 3 Blue-Eyes
put together.And iconic card.
And this in some way, symbolically represents the generations of
- BEWD, 2002: The original very first writers of the site (1st
generation of Pojo)
- Exodia, 2006: Ex Minion of Darkness upholding the site (2nd
- Tyler, 2010: Dark Paladin carrying the torch for a whole decade
- BEUD, 2014: Myself, Baneful, trying to do the same as the
forefathers (4th generation)
Shout out to: Christian, Snype, Vendetta, T-Rex, Electric
Soldier, John Rochas, Riko the Fox Kid, Guy With The
Hat, and Kangarookas for making Pojo a better place.
The Excitement of Back In The Day
For those who are new to the game, you might not understand the
excitement that the release of the original
Blue-Eyes White Dragon carried.Of course, competitive players knew, back
then that weaker monsters with effects were what won
But for the very heart of Yugioh, the many people
who watch the anime, read the manga and build fun
decks, it was an iconic moment.
The colorful featured writer Pook, back in late 2005, described
this moment with an
article in detail.He bought three copies of the Shonen Jump and
the clerk looked at him like he had three heads.
Gameplay and Design
Even though it took a long time to come out, this card was
written the manga well before the TCG came out.The fact that this card has no effect
suggests a generally weak card design, but this was
back in the day when effects were rare special
things and brute force was the primary way of
winning a duel.We have to look at this card for what the
standards were at its time.
ATK strength was what power was about back then.Monsters were beaters back then.
And this card has a lot of beatings to be dealt with 4500 ATK.Konami got that figure by adding up 3
Blue-Eyes White Dragons to 9000 ATK and then cutting
it in half.A 9000 ATK fusion would be pretty broken,
though with only 4500 ATK, it feels more like a
bulked up Blue-Eyes (with two equips) than three of
With tons of basic removal available and the fact
that 3000 ATK is more than enough to crush 99% of
monsters, there's really no need for all that
firepower.You were better off with keeping the 3
Blue-Eyes rather than fusing them together.
Then again, one good combo is with De-Fusion.You strike with the burly 4500 beater, and
then when the opponent tries to trigger a trap, you
De-Fusion to fizzle out their card.Then, you get 3 Blue-Eyes on the field and
attack with each of them.With the amount of support Blue-Eyes has and
Dragon's Mirror, it still wouldn't be impossible to
do this in a fun duel or even win a local with it.
As for competitive play, it's zenith was with Cyber Stein (which
is still available in Traditional).The player would pay their life points to
summon the 4500 ATK monster and then bulk it up to
9000 ATK with Megamorph since Cyber Stein made their
life points lower.I'm not sure how much water that combo will
hold today, but since then, not a lot of people have
been using this card competitively.
The fact that the Fusion Deck which was once a 60-card pile of
cards collectors used just for fun/troll cards and
rare situations (like Metamorphosis into Musician
King), has now turned into a 15-card Extra Deck
space which is really tight.So, sorry, BEUD.No dice.Ouch.
None.If I were to
rate this card, it wouldn't be flattering.It doesn't see much play.The art and design of this card is a bit
dated, but out of reverence, respect and nostalgia,
I refuse to objectify it.
Back at New Years, I wrote an article asking where Pojo stands in
2014, and I wasn't so sure.Now, approaching near the end of the year, we
have a team of great people with lots of ambition
writing for Pojo, we stand strong.Pojo pride.#Pojo 2014.
God bless Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, and good night.
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
So the 3000th CotD review is given to
such a well known fusion monster and certainly a
card that not all players will have (at least until
the more recent reprint anyhow). While mostly a
collectors card (primarily the first print) it still
holds a place in some people’s hearts simply because
of what it represents… The original and ultimate
Quite simply this card is made of 3 Blue-Eyes White
Dragon, which is one of the most, if not the most
easily recognised monster in Yu-Gi-Oh!
This card has numerous ways in which to Summon it,
by Polymerisation, something that is quite likely to
never actually happen!
It can be Summoned via Future Fusion, which makes it
far easier to Summon since you could use something
such as King of the Swamp to substitute for one
Blue-Eyes White Dragon, essentially meaning that
even if you do not have 3 in your Deck but 2, Future
Fusion still remains a viable option. Sadly this can
give your opponent at least a small amount of time
to deal with either Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
directly OR Future Fusion. However, at least the
Summon is considered as a proper Fusion Summon so
reviving it is an option later.
Another option is to use Dragon’s Mirror, another
card that counts as a proper Fusion Summon… However,
the downside to this is that you need at least 2
Blue-Eyes White Dragon’s in the Graveyard (if using
King of the Swamp as the 3’rd) and you are required
to banish the monsters to do so, which could be
somewhat of a downside to Summoning Blue-Eyes
Ultimate Dragon in this way. Additionally, Foolish
Burial, Mathematician or even Elemental HERO Prisma
could all be ways of making this form of Fusion
Summon easier to realistically do.
One of the biggest and most obvious ways to Summon
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, although in Traditional
Format only is by using Cyber Stein. For the “Mere
cost” of 5000 LP you can directly Special Summon it
to the field, sadly not only is such a Summon
expensive but being Summoned via Cyber Stein’s
effect is not counted as a Fusion Summon, so revival
Theoretically even Metamorphosis is possible, but
since Level 12 monsters are extremely scarce in
non-fusion form, Summoning in this way is likely to
be close to improbable.
Realistically though, in Advanced format, only
Dragon’s Mirror is a reasonable way to consider
Summoning Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon with.
If you have the space, and you run a Blue-Eyes White
Dragon Deck you could place both it and Five-Headed
Dragon in the Extra Deck… If you somehow have the
space! Which you would be able to make if you choose
to use Dragon’s Mirror.
Traditional: 1.5. I have seen this from time to time
used successfully, generally because of Future
Fusion, however the reality is that better Fusion
monsters exist, and this lets it down. Still, there
is something quite rewarding about beating your
opponent with this card.
Advanced: 1.5. In a dedicated Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Deck, sure, anywhere else and this is a collectors
card. Worth it in a dedicated deck though because of
Awesomeness: 5! Hey, I REALLY needed to give
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon a 5 for something!!!
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
Welcome to your 3000th COTD! Today we are
reviewing one of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s most famous monsters
the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon. Used by Seto Kaiba in
both the Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime and Manga, this monster
definitely left an impression on many a duellist.
Despite being one of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s most famous
monsters, this card wasn’t released in English until
2008, six years after it first debutted in the anime
and four years after its movie counterpart Blue-Eyes
Shining Dragon was released (not that really
mattered because Shining Dragon is rubbish).
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is a Level 12 LIGHT/Dragon
fusion being a LIGHT/Dragon is very good, with 4500
ATK and 3800 DEF both are really good and makes
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon the strongest Non-Effect
monster in the game. It requires 3 Blue-Eyes White
Dragons as Fusion material. Normally a 3
named-material fusion monster would be bad, but
thanks to cards like Dragon’s Mirror, Future Fusion
(though Future Fusion is currently banned) along
with Blue-Eyes support like White Stone of Legend
and Maiden with the Eyes of Blue, it is easy to get
Blue-Eyes white Dragons I your hand/field/graveyard.
Also since it has named material you can use fusion
substitutes as well. Of course in Traditional in you
have both Future Fusion and Cyber Stein allowing you
to get this out even easier and with Cyber Stein
preform the Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon One-Turn-Kill,
though who will be the victim of the One-Turn-Kill
depends on if your opponent has Magic Cylinder or
Of course Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s biggest
weakness is that it has no protection ability, so
even if you do get this monster out on the field,
the opponent can easily get rid of it.
Overall, a Nostalgia card that is still playable in
the right Blue-Eyes focused deck. Just watch out for
nonsensical combos that melt your Dragon.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Happy 3000th CoTD!!! Still hard to believe there's
been this many, much props to the staff and writers
throughout the years. Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, or
BEUD for short, is a nostalgia monster: makes us
remember the show, makes us happy, but may not be
exactly playable. 3 Blue-Eyes White Dragons are
needed, or two and a fusion substitute make this
dragon fusion monster. 4500 attack is tremendous, as
well as 3800 defense. Elemental Hero Prisma can be
used to send a Blue-Eyes to the grave while copying
its name, allowing for a two-for-one punch in
recruiting the materials you need. Dragon's Mirror
is a better choice than Polymerization to summon
this dragon, even if it negates the ability to use
the De-Fusion combo to go for an OTK. Decoy Dragon
can Special Summon BEUD back from the grave if
attacked and if Ultimate Dragon were summoned
correctly. This monster also combines with “Black
Luster Soldier” to make Dragon Master Knight,
another very cool and difficult monster to bring
While there are several cards that can aid in
summoning this monster, it needs its own dedicated
deck. It isn't out of the question to summon this
monster, it just needs its own deck.
Until Next Time
ZOMG!!!! BLUE EYES ULTIMATE! GREATEST CARD EVAR,
KAIBA USED IT TO..get...whooped..by Dark
Paladin...yeah...haha..but it's a fusion..of THREE
BLUE EYES...and there's only 3 in the whole world
Traditional 5/5 - CYBER STEIN YO!! PLUS THAT
Advanced 5/5 - Get them holo Dragon's Mirrors people
before they skyrocket!
Today marks Pojo’s 3000th Card of the Day Review!
It’s a little surreal to think about how long this
has been around. In celebration, today’s card is the
legendary Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon!
Hailing from the original series, Blue-Eyes Ultimate
Dragon was one of Seto Kaiba’s ace monsters, and he
first used it in his Duel with Yugi during Duelist
Kingdom. A combination of all three of Kaiba’s
Blue-Eyes White Dragons, Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
sports a monstrous 4500 ATK and 3800 DEF (stats that
are very rarely matched even today), and was truly
terrifying when it debuted.
In reality, however, Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is
not currently, nor has it ever really been, that
great of a card. Any Deck that runs Blue-Eyes White
Dragons in the first place will generally only run
one or two copies, so it’s not even likely anyone
will be running a full playset to accommodate the
Ultimate Dragon. And in the instance that you
do run 3
copies of Blue-Eyes, using all of them in a Fusion
Summon is an incredibly hefty cost, as it requires
those three cards
and Polymerization: four cards for just one monster! Given the fact
that Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon has no way of
protecting itself, that’s a major setback should
something happen to it (and something will).
You can mitigate the advantage lost by summoning it
with Dragon’s Mirror, but the main Deck that can
easily get Blue-Eyes in the Graveyard is Dragon
Ruler, which would rather banish the monster for a
Ruler or keep it in the Graveyard for Azure-Eyes.
The only widespread play that Blue-Eyes Ultimate
Dragon has seen (to my knowledge) was in Cyber-Stein
Decks, where it was one of the few Fusion Monsters
that could reach 8000+ ATK when boosted by Megamorph.
Obviously this strategy bit the dust when
Cyber-Stein got banned some eight years ago.
So, as awesome as Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon is, in
practice it’s very underwhelming.
This is Pojo's 3000th review and Pojo has us
reviewing Seto Kaiba's fusion of his 3 Blue Eyes,
Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon has one good thing going
for it. Its massive stats of 4500/3800 for ATK and
DEF. You will need monster effects to get around
that, because you will not beat this three headed
beast in a straight on head to head battle. With the
loss of Future Fusion, this card is barely playable,
even with Dragon's Mirror. You would have to play in
a Traditional style duel to even try to get this
card out. One helpful card (If you are able to get
this out) is Battle Fusion, which is a quick-play
spell version of Honest, but for Fusion monsters.
White Elephant's Gift can get you 2 cards for
tributing it. Non-Spell casting area, Honest, Skill
Drain and even Effect Veiler can protect it.
Overall, today's style of play usually gets you
something for summoning a monster like this, but not
in this case. While im sure no one will argue with
its stats, sometimes ATK/DEF stats isn't enough.
What is there to be said about this iconic
behemoth? Not much, but I will surely try. For
Kaiba's sake, of course
Quite simply, this is one of the most iconic fusion
monsters this game will ever know, and one of the
most iconic monsters overall. This Dragon
first appeared when Yugi was dueling Kaiba atop of
castle, for those who didn't know. In that
duel, Kaiba, who was already seen using all three
Blue-Eyes separately beforehand, managed to
Polymerize his three dragons into making this 4400
Now, what use is there in playing this card in
today's competitive metagame? There is none.
Even when Future Fusion, one of the only feasible
ways of summoning this card was around, you were far
better off just playing Five-Headed Dragon.
And that goes for Dragon's Mirror too. Even if
you DID manage to summon this thing, it is
vulnerable to every card across the rainbow.
It is simply a vanilla beatstick in all regards.
I suppose I could mention its obvious interaction
with Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon, but that card is even
However, due to its sheer iconic status, and being
one of the first important fusion cards, I cannot
bring myself to give this card a low rating.
All I can say is, if you happen to be wearing a
Millennium Puzzle and you face this card, be sure to
use Spell-Shattering Arrow to fuse your Mammoth
Graveyard with this thing, therefore causing the
fusion, now composed of both Light and Dark
monsters, to be unstable, thus causing the monster's
heads to rot away.
Aethetics-5/5 Still has really awesome artwork.
Hear that?? It's the sound of Dark Paladin not
being dead, but rustling around and momentarily
breaking free from the shackles of his dungeon.
You'd think they'd do a better job attempting to
preserve me around here, but rumors of my death are
greatly exaggerated. Expect an article from me in
the near future (within a week or two) and more to
Card 3000...that really puts a perspective on just
how long I was around. Granted ten years is a long
time to review, but on average (and yes we don't get
a card in quite every day, or on weekends) but by
math (even rounded down) that's still approximately
2500 cards I reviewed. That's an honor to have been
a part of. I remember when we looked at Blue Eyes
Ultimate Dragon the first time, upon its release,
Obviously the point here isn't really to discuss the
pros and/or cons of a card like this, on such a
momentous milestone. But merely to talk about
legacy. Baneful did a great job of this when he
took control. I wrote and worked with some very
smart and excellent people and players. Ex Minion
of Darkness (later Creator of the Points System) was
a bit cynical, but he was real. Tranorix was far
more light hearted, but both really knew the game. Jaelove
and Otaku were two who also really did a magnificent
job around here for a very long time. Who could
forget Ryoga, Snapper, Coin Flip, Ace of
Spades...the list goes on and on, we had marvelous
people here throughout time.
To everyone who reads and participates in this site,
for the reviews, articles, forums, or anything in
between, thank you. You people are what keeps this
site going, and I, all of us, we are all very
thankful to have all of you around. Until next time
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