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Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon - #PRIO-EN040

2 Level 8 monsters If this card attacks or is attacked, during damage calculation (in either player's turn): You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card once per battle; this card gains ATK equal to the combined Ranks of all Xyz Monsters currently on the field x 200, during that damage calculation only. If this card in its owner's control is destroyed by your opponent's card effect while it has "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" as an Xyz Material: You can Special Summon this card during your 2nd Standby Phase after activation and double its ATK. Any battle damage this card inflicts to your opponent is halved unless it has "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" as an Xyz Material.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.62 - Advanced: 3.00 

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


Date Reviewed:
May 31, 2014

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Paladin

Closing the week we come to another member of the Galaxy Eyes family. Number 62: Galaxy Eyes Prime Photon Dragon is a Rank 8, Light attributed, Dragon type XYZ Monster who is XYZ Summoned with two Level 8 Monsters. He boasts a very impressive 4000 attack and 3000 defense. Now, if you want to play this guy, you essentially have to have Galaxy Eyes (the original) as an XYZ Material, which makes sense and is easy enough to do. If this card attacks or is attacked, you can detach an XYZ Material (during either players' turn) and this card gain attack equal to 200x the combined Rank of all XYZ Monsters on the Field. 4000 attack is a LOT, and potentially adding another 2000 or more, I mean that can be game right there. Also the reason why you might not need Galaxy Eyes as an XYZ Material. He's moderately splashable, despite the "half the Battle Damage effect" from not having Galaxy Eyes as an XYZ Material. If this card is destroyed while in the owner's control, by card effect, (and it likely will with that brutal attack) while it has Galaxy Eyes as an XYZ Material, it's Special Summoned back to your Field during your second Standby Phase, and double it's attack. This thing has various OTK written ALL over it. I expect him to make a big impact on the scene.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 4.5/5
Art: 5/5

Leo
Kearon

Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon
LIGHT/Dragon/Xyz/Effect/Rank 8/4000/3000
2 Level 8 monsters
If this card attacks or is attacked, during damage calculation (in either player's turn): You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card once per battle; this card gains ATK equal to the combined Ranks of all Xyz Monsters currently on the field x 200, during that damage calculation only. If this card in its owner's control is destroyed by your opponent's card effect while it has "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" as an Xyz Material: You can Special Summon this card during your 2nd Standby Phase after activation and double its ATK. Any battle damage this card inflicts to your opponent is halved unless it has "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" as an Xyz Material.

Wrapping our first week of Primal Origin cards is Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon. Number 62 is a generic Rank 8 Xyz monster, (being generic is always a good thing), LIGHT/Dragon again good with 4000 ATK and 3000 DEF both which are amazing for a Rank 8 monster than only needs 2 materials.

Effectwise, the first is a quick effect that during damage calculation and for that 1 damage calculation it gains ATK equal to the combined Ranks of all Xyz monsters x 200. Since that includes itself it already gains an extra 1600 ATK making it 5600. Seriously why does a card with already high ATK need an ATK boosting effect. Did Jeremy Clarkson design this card, since only he would think more POWER! would be a good idea.

The next effect allows you to bring this monster back, but only if it was destroyed by your opponent’s card effect (though with high ATK, it is probably be the only real way of getting rid of it) and it had "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" as an Xyz Material (though this will probably be mostly played in a Photon deck, so thereis a thigh chance of GEPD being material). However if these two conditions weren’t bad enough, you have to wait until your second Standby Phase in order to actually bring it back and that is a long time in this game. However it does double its ATK some more POWER!

However all this POWER! comes at a price, if GEPD isn’t a material all battle damage this card does is halved, therefore making the special summon effect nearly pointless because yes it has 8000 ATK but it wouldn’t do 8000 points of damage. Also this card has no protection effect which would have been welcome on a card with such high stats. This card might be good in a Skill Drain deck where you could get rid of the annoying damage effect and use cards like Barbaros as Material.

Overall, a lot of POWER! but without any protection and a lacklustre special summoning effect, this card isn’t all that Prime.

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 2/5


Baneful

Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon

This is a long effect. Let me break it down in simple terms. If you run a Galaxy-Eyes deck (which isn't super-consistent to begin with), this is a heavenly good OTK card that can even revive itself from destruction.

Granted your opponent can prepare for it but they still need to prepare for an 8000 ATK beater that can do serious harm. There is a mutual dependent lock in place to prevent you from having full battle damage and double attack, but that won't really stand in your way.

If you don't run a Galaxy-Eyes deck but you instead run a deck with lots of other LV8 monsters, this is still a very good option. Like the card Abyss Dweller, this card isn't something you would want to summon a lot of the time, but there will be those moments when you will. It reaches those hard-to-reach spots like if your opponent summons a powerhouse you need to run over.

This card can crank up to at least 5600 ATK. So, even if the battle damage is halved, you can still inflict a lot of battle damage. By no means an essential card but it's something that is worth getting for a well-rounded Rank-8 Extra Deck.

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

Terrorking

Today we look at a card from the ZeXal anime, presumably used by Kite/Kaito. I wouldn't know since I don't watch that show and I refuse to do a Google search. I do not learn new things, nor do I want to. I know what I need to know already. You, however, cannot live like the king does, as you are just a mere mortal. Yes, quite.

Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon is a beater. A big monster that dominates any other monster out. That's all this card is. You can detach an Xyz material from it to raise it from 4000 to at least 5600 during damage calculation, meaning it can overpower pretty much any monster you meet. If you have Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon as an Xyz material on it, when it's destroyed by a card effect you get it back on your field two standby phases later and with 8000 ATK. One caveat is, however, that when Galaxy-Eyes isn't an Xyz Material for it, any damage it does is halved.

Here's the strike against it: do you want to spend two level 8s to make this thing? Obviously it can be used to great effect in Xyz-based decks (think Gagaga, Dododo, Galaxy and Gogogo, not Fire Fists, Mermails or Elemental Dragons), but is it something that can and should be reliably made elsewhere? Nope, it really isn't.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5


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