Pendulum Effect Negate the effects of face-up Pendulum Monsters while your opponent controls them.
Monster Effect At the start of the Damage Step, if this card battles a Pendulum Monster: Destroy both that monster and this card.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
June 7, 2016
At the moment, this monster isn’t seeing much play.
Dracopals prefer the normal monsters that can
utilize Painful Decision and thin the deck. Not only
that but Vector’s pendulum effect to negate the
opponent’s pendulum zone effects is superior to
Lector’s effect to negate pendulum monsters. While
his attack of 1950 is extraordinary for a level 4,
that doesn’t mean much these days.
I don’t see a bright future for Lector unless the
Draco theme gets real support that justifies only
running those cards. And pendulums won’t be around
forever. Cards that target specific types generally
don’t last long, if they get playing time at all. If
Lector had been bestowed a higher scale, I might see
this monster in a better light, but 5 is blasé,
especially moving forward.
This card is really good.
It's splashable and highly versatile. As a
Pendulum monster, it's a counter to the opponent's
Pendulum based decks, which is basically what the
meta is going to be for years to come. This
card will be more useful over time. In
addition, it can be the LV4 monster that can clear
out larger Pendulum monsters out of the way so the
rest of your monsters can attack. We'll
see what this card is capable of over time, but so
far I'm liking it a lot.
Lector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord
This card expands on the already growing Dracoslayer
and Dracoverlord card pool, strengthening what
already has a decent base of support.
This card may fit in quite well with DracoPals, as
it has a nice Pendulum Scale of 5 and can be used as
a hard counter to an opposing Pendulum Deck since
its Pendulum Scale effect makes it serve as a Skill
Drain of sorts.
And furthering its Anti-Pendulum strengths its
automatically destroys both itself and the
opponent's Pendulum monster at the start of the
Damage step... Although this could in some instances
be a bit of a hinderance so this may not always be a
This card of course works/ combines well with Draco
Face-Off, Luster Pendulum, the Dracoslayer, Ignister
Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer, Dinoster
Power, the Mighty Dracoslayer and any/ all future
Dracoslayer/ Dracoverlord support in the future plus
any cards that I might have forgotten about offhand.
This card also has al healthy ATK of 1950, as well
as that commonly annoying 50 that many of these
monsters carry! That said, most of the time I don't
expect that the ATK of this card is really going to
As this card does/ will/ can fit into pre-existing
DracoPals, I suspect that it will see some play
there, especially since when combined with Vector
Pendulum, the Dracoverlord you are able to fully
lock a Pendulum opponent out of using any of their
Pendulum Scale effects or Pendulum Monster effects
while being able to Pendulum Summon Level 4's
yourself without any issue.
Rating: 3.75. Decent ATK, good Anti against opposing
Pendulum Decks and fits into a slowly growing card
pool of Dracoslayers and Dracoverlords. Because of
this last fact, its rating is slightly higher than I
would give it as a simple standalone card since this
card is part of a Deck, never would it be used
Hello Pojo Fans,
Lector, much like Vector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord,
is a Pendulum Monster that is a sure side deck
option against Pendulum Monsters your opponent uses.
Both monsters negate the effects of your opponents
Pendulum Monsters, however Lector has the added
bonus of a monster effect as well. It can crash into
any Pendulum Monster and destroy it and itself at
the start of the damage step.
While that may not work well against Pendulums it
can get over, it does give it a defense against
Pendulum Monsters stronger than itself. Searchable,
Allure of Darkness can use it as fodder, and good
ATK for a Level 4, if it gets spun into defense it
doesn't have much of a prayer. Its Pendulum Scale
isn't the best either unless you are going for
higher level monsters or are using only level 4 and
below. One last negative is that it doesn't get rid
of your opponents Pendulums like Spell-Shattering
Arrow or a host of cards can do, it merely negates
them. That can be good and last for a few turns, but
getting rid of something rather than negating it for
more than a turn would be more preferable.
Lector Pendulum, the Dracoverlord actually has
better raw stats than effects. He is a Level 4 Dark
Dragon-type Pendulum monster with 1950 Atk and 0 Def
and Scales of 5. 1950 for a Level 4 is still among
the highest attack values a Normal Summon can
achieve without tributing. His name also makes him
searchable by the Draco card that got limited. So
being another option for that is good. Dark is
always good. Scales of 5 are passable since all the
Draco monsters are Level 4 anyway. The effects leave
something to be desired.
Hannibal Lector Pendulum effect negates your
opponent's Pendulum Monsters while they are face up.
I believe this negates their Pendulum Zone effects
or their Monster effects. That's pretty good, but
since it doesn't destroy itself, it doesn't have the
easy button to get to the Extra Deck. The monster
effect is a mandatory double-edged sword. It
destroys itself and whatever Pendulum monster it is
battling at the start of the Damage Step. Unless
your monsters are protected from destruction, both
monsters will be hitting the Extra Deck. Lector
would have needed a destruction effect to be good.
There is a ton of support for Dracos and Pendulums
specifically, but Lector doesn't add enough on his
own. He's worth owning, but he is unlikely to be
abused for his effects.
Art: 5/5 "I do wish we could chat longer, but... I'm
having an old friend for dinner."