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Raidraptor - Rise Falcon
- #SECE-EN050

3 Level 4 Winged Beast-Type monsters This card can attack all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls, once each. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then target 1 face-up Special Summoned monster your opponent controls; this card gains ATK equal to that monster's current ATK.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 1.90 

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


Date Reviewed:
Feb. 5, 2015

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Baneful

Raidraptor – Rise Falcon

 

This card can get powerful and go on a battle rampage, but requiring 3 monsters (instead of the standard 2) is too pricy.  Your opponent needs to control 3 monsters to make this card worthy of use.  And, if Rise Falcon is hit with a Trap Card, that's a -2 for you.  Not good odds.

 

Might be useful on some rare occasion for a Winged Beast deck, but overall, it's bad.

 

1.5/5


Dark

Paladin

Thursday
 
Raidraptor-Rise Falcon, is a Rank 4 XYZ Monster, who is a Winged-Beast (but clearly a Machine judging by the artwork) with 100 attack and 2000 defense, and requires three Level 4 Winged-Beast Monsters to be XYZ Summoned.  So we're obviously seeing how effective this is in it's Deck as it can't be played elsewhere.  Guess it's not a Machine cause they have enough toys.  Now first, most people, to include myself say, sure, he can increase his attack via his effect, but why not simply play something stronger in the first place?  Plus, is he really worth THREE XYZ Material?  Well, maybe not exactly but it does actually make him better, in terms of one of his effects.  First, he can attack all Special Summoned Monsters once each in a turn, and by discarding an XYZ Material, once a turn he can gain attack equal to that of a Special Summoned Monster your opponent controls.  Honestly, since he can only work in a dedicated Winged-Beast build, I don't see why you don't use one.  He's not broken, but he doesn't suck either.  

Rating: 2.85/5 
Art:  5/5

T-REX

Raidraptor-Rise Falcon

What most hurts this card is that it requires 3x Level 4 monsters AND they must be Winged-Beast type monsters.

Right there, this limits the cards ability to be used by any Deck… After all, its not generic so it requires a specific Deck such as the obvious Raidraptors and then Blackwings, Harpie Lady’s and possibly even if using a Bujingi or a Mist Valley Deck.

AND if you are REALLY desperate to Summon this, consider DNA Surgery or the hideously situational to use Xyz Shift. 

So since it is expensive (to Summon) and essentially more difficult to Summon out reliably, there will surely be an effect that makes it worthy of not only Summoning, but taking up a Space in your Extra Deck, right?

Well… Not really, while it can attack up to 5 times in the one turn AND it can always run over the biggest monster your opponent controls (if its in attack position though of course!), AND it can even help you in some situations to OTK an opponent, the reality is that it’ll be more often than not a dead weight, and Extra Deck’s simply cannot afford wasted space in general.

So for a card that MIGHT help you out, this is disappointing. 

However, on the good side, your opponent cannot use Bottomless Trap Hole against you when you Summon this, so that’s a positive! Hooray! 

Rating: 1.25. Lets see if it’ll get better, but apart from more situational combo’s this will rarely if ever truly benefit you more than something else, making it more of a liability than an asset. 


Electric
Soldier

"Oh obscured falcon, raise your sharpened claws in face of adversity, and spread your wings of rebellion! Xyz Summon! Appear now, Rank 4!, Raid Raptors, Rise Falcon!"
 
For today's card, we have one of the ace cards of Shun Kurosaki, quite possibly my favorite character so from Arc-V(which you should all be watching, for the record), in Raidraptor, Rise Falcon
 
I want to like this card, truly I do, because of how badass its portrayal in the anime was. So, for the summoning conditions, it requires 3 Winged Beasts. This severely limits what it can be played in, and basically narrows it down to Harpies, Blackwings, and Raidraptors, once they get their cards in the future and become an ok deck. It's attack stat is a paltry 100, and its defense is an alright 2000. 
 
So moving to the effect, it can attack each specialed monster your opponent controls. Which would be useless with its stat, but it can detach a material once per turn to gain the attack of a specialed monster. 
 
Long story short: it isn't worth it. If you want to nuke fields, use Exciton Knight, and if you want to gain attack, use Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon. Sadly, a cool anime card that sucks.
 
Advanced:1.5/5(this rating disgusts me)

Mr Dragon

Raidraptor – Rise Falcon

I want to start by talking about how cool Raidraptors are. I mean, seriously. They look so much better in the anime than you would know from their generic ZEXAL style artwork. Shun Kurosaki plays them as well, and he’s also really cool.

Anyway, onto Rise Falcon. It’s nowhere near the menace that it is in the anime, where it could be a powerful OTK tool. In the real game it can still be possibly used to OTK, but those occasions are generally going to be rare. The effect is still okay. The attack increase is permanent and you can use the effect multiple times if by some slim chance Rise Falcon survives several turns.

Because Raidraptors aren’t fleshed out yet, at least, not in the TCG, Rise Falcon can only really be used in two decks, Harpies and Blackwings, and this is stretching the truth quite a bit, given that if a Harpie player ever has a chance to go for a 3 material Rank 4, there’s not really many reasons to run this over Harpie's Pet Phantasmal Dragon. In Blackwings, there’s not going to be many occasions that you’re going to want to go for this either, because in all likelihood you’re going to want to be killing your opponent faster than this can generally do so. In terms of advantage, this is a big -2 card to summon, so you probably won’t have many monsters left to kill your opponent off with after summoning this. 

Of course, it all comes down to the cards that make this monster work not being out yet, but it’s interesting to see where the deck, and this card, is going to go. 

Advanced: 2.5/5


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