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First of the Dragons
- #
NECH-EN050

2 Normal Monsters Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. You can only control 1 "First of the Dragons". This card cannot be destroyed by battle, except by battle with a Normal Monster, and is unaffected by other monsters' effects.

Card Ratings

Advanced: 2.25 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
Dec. 10, 2014

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Baneful

First of the Dragons

 

Tokens are Normal Monsters, by the way, so I've seen Mecha Phantom Beast decks that splash in a Fusion Gate just to open up the option for First of the Dragons.  Understandable in that context, but not worth the extra effort to summon.  Being unaffected by monster effects is great and it can lock down numerous decks.  At the same time, decks like Burning Abyss with a litany of traps like Phoenix Wing Wind Blast and Fire Lake totally eat this card alive.

 

Could work well enough in fun duels and might win a locals every now and then if pioneered skillfully, but it doesn't stand a chance in this cut-throat meta.  If Normal Monsters get more support, this card might be more viable, but at the same time, If nasty trap cards ever go away, and the format is reliant on monster effects (Nekroz maybe?), this card could be good again.  Right now, it's a meh card with some possibly strong potential.

 

2.5/5


Robbie
"Mkohl40"
Kohl
YouTube
First of the Dragons

This is a rather interesting card for casual players. This card allows Dragon Mirror to be splashed in Normal Monster decks for free. An additional summon capacity for budget players to form up a boss monster. I definitely like this card for the fun factor it has built into it. Also another card I can play when starting new Yugioh video games. (Humor Intended)

Advanced 1/5
T-REX

First of the Dragons
 
This is the latest instalment of support for Normal monsters, mostly though this will fit into the realm of a “Tech” for those few Decks that can afford to Summon it without having to alter their strategy in any way at all.
 
The first Deck that comes to mind for me is a Blue-Eyes White Dragon Deck as that Deck can utilize Dragon’s Mirror, one more monster that can be Summoned by that makes it better.
 
Skull Servant Decks will be able to use this as some already Tech Dragon’s Mirror so that they can Summon Dragonecro Nethersoul Dragon, First of the Dragons provides another monster with which to Summon it with.
 
Also any Deck that uses Rescue Rabbit can Tech in a Dragon’s Mirror simply so that they can Summon this as a surprise beater.
 
And of course a Deck such as Hieratics that is full of Normal monsters can use this if so desired.
 
Being a Level 9, this could also be Summoned via Cloudcastle.
And as a final tip, if any of the monsters being Banished are of sufficiently low level, Leviair the Sea Serpent can be Summoned to revive them
 
Rating: 1.75. Good idea for a card, sadly it just doesn’t really tick enough boxes either in Attack power or in having an ACTUAL effect that is useful!


Kingof
Lullaby

Normal monsters get a Fusion-specific monster in the form of a dragon named First of The Dragons. Can't be Special Summoned in other ways other than Fusion Summoning, this level 9 dragon is a formidable foe if summoned.
 
Unable to be destroyed by a monster in battle unless it is another Normal-type monster, this makes FoTD a high-powered wall on the field. Unaffected by other monsters effects adds another level of protection against monsters that could kill it simply by being flipped face-up or if destroyed by FoTD. 2700 ATK is pretty dependable, and 2000 DEF will hold up well enough in defense mode, considering the first effect FoTD has.
 
Dedicated Gemini decks get a monster to have in 3's in the Extra Deck now. Dragon's Mirror out FoTD after two Gemini hit the grave. Pendulum Monsters like Flash Knight can also work to bring this monster out, and then be summoned again through a Pendulum Summon. Though Rescue Rabbit is limited to 1, it would be helpful in searching out the materials for this monster. Pop the rabbit, Special any two Normal level 4 monsters, attack, then fuse with Polymerization, or Xyz and have an option later on with Dragon's Mirror. Fusion Substitute and Flash Fusion are also options to help Fusion Summon this monster. Not only Normal Monsters, but Tokens are able to used as materials for the monster. Scapegoat and Dandylion expand the possibilities of this monster being summoned.
 
Though needing Normal Monsters for its summon, First of The Dragons is a card that could easily be Fusion Summoned. Once out, you likely won't need to worry about it being killed off by your opponents monsters. Protection in battle and from opponents monster effects, First of The Dragons can be both a wall and a boss for its user.
 
Advanced- 3/5- There is potential outside of Gemini or Normal-based decks if you play fusion cards.
Art- 3/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Electric
Soldier

Hello Pojoites, and welcome to another Card of the Day. For today's review, we have something quite different, in First of the Dragons. 
 
Non-Archetype related Fusion monsters are very, VERY rare these days, so it is slightly interesting that Konami would choose to make one, especially one as cool as this. To start things off, its requirements: two Normal monsters. Konami has been making a lot of Normal Pendulum monsters nowadays, so perhaps they are hinting at some future development. Although its requirements may seem like a pain, if you can get this card on the field, it becomes a complete and total beast. Being both indestructible by battle and unaffected by monster effects can make this dragon a huge pain in the ass to get rid of. Although, it is fairly easy to counter through spells and traps.
 
In terms of making a deck to use this in, the options are fairly few and far between, and I wouldn't expect any of them to be competitive. Mecha Phantom Beasts and Fusion Gate come to mind, due to their constant token production and the tokens being normal monsters. A possible Ojama variant perhaps, utilizing Dragon's mirror as a less costly means of fusion. Again, though, these would just be fun decks.
 
All in all, if you can bring it out, a great boss. However, it is really hard to efficiently get out, so its rating will reflect that.
 
Advanced:3/5
Traditional WhydoIevendothisrating/5


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