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 Deskbot 009
- #SHVI-EN042

Once per turn, during your Main Phase 1: You can make this card gain ATK equal to the combined ATK of all "Deskbot" monsters you currently control, except "Deskbot 009", until the end of your opponent's turn. Only this card can attack the turn this effect is activated. If this card battles, your opponent's cards and effects cannot be activated until the end of the Damage Step. If this card would be destroyed by battle or card effect, you can destroy 1 "Deskbot" card you control instead.

Card Rating
Advanced: 2.33 

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


Date Reviewed:
May 25, 2016

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RCG

Deskbot 009

 

This is what’s called the finisher. Able to be pendulum summoned via 005 through 008, Deskbot 009 has one purpose: to end the duel. The point of deskbots is to get 4 or 5 of them out at the same time to increase each of their attack power by multiples. Using the very useful effects of 003 and 004 establishes the field, and normally establishing initial combos leads to success, but 009 is a safer attacking option.

 

However, I’m not a fan and I know my opinion is not the popular one. Since the field spell Deskbot Base needs at least one copy of all 9 deskbots to get its blow-up effect, it’s like I’m speaking Greek when I tell deskbot players to exclude 009. But I stand by the opinion. It’s not a very good card without a full field. And if you’re going to run all 9 deskbots just for the possibility of the field spell, that means you have to run others too, like 005 which is worse. And honestly when was the last time you even saw somebody pull off Deskbot Base? It’s just a distraction at best. You might as well be trying to summon Gate Guardian.

 

I like the deskbot theme. It’s fun. But if you also want to win duels with them, it needs to be efficient and maximize the plusses. Deskbot 009 does not help and it will sit dead in the hand with just one enemy Twin Twister. Consider giving up the dream of Deskbot Base for a better deck.

 

Advanced: 2/5

Future Potential: 1.5/5


Warlockblitz
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I'll admit, I don't know much about Deskbots. They seem to Pendulum Summon to swarm the field, pump attack stats, and have this monster attack with impunity. Deskbot 009 is a Level 9 Earth Machine-type monster with 500 Atk and 500 Def. The stats on its own are not good. 500 Atk and Def for a Level 9 monster is highly problematic. Deskbots are also very focused on supporting themselves, so support from other archetypes is limited. Machine Duplication, Transmodify, and some other cards might be useful to take advantage of being a machine. I do like that their name corresponds to their level. 
 
Deskbots are interesting in that their deck has many leveled monsters. Reasoning comes to mind as another support card. Anyway, Deskbot 009 has 3 great effects. First, you can pump this card's attack by the combined attack of all the other Deskbots on the field once per turn. When you do that 009 is the only Deskbot that can attack. All the Deskbot monsters pump attack, so this can reach absurdly high levels if it's activated last. Second, When it attacks regardless of the first effect, your opponent's cards and effects cannot be activated until the end of the Damage Step. Third, 009 can switch its destruction from battle or effect to another Deskbot card you control. It's interesting that 009 could be hit with Mirror Force and then switch it to the Field Spell Deskbot Base. This card, and the Deskbots as a whole seem to be very OTK glass cannon. 009 fits that criteria well, but one Skill Drain and you just have a Level 9 wimp on the field. 
 
Score: 3/5
Art: 3/5
 
-WarlockBlitz

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Card: Deskbot 009

Hmm, this is an interesting one. He's easily searchable with his weak ATK and DEF, and gets pumped up by its bretheren if they happen to be on the field. (Also he can attack without being blocked or destroyed by card effects. Always a plus.) A fun concept, but just how well can it be executed? Well, to answer that question, you'd have to build a very dedicated Deskbot deck with all corresponding cards from 001-009, et cetera. My question to you is: do you really want to do that? I mean I'm sure it would work, but getting five Deskbots on the field plus two in the Pendulum Zones seems tedious to me. At least, after you compare it to other deck themes like Dracos, Performals, Dinomists, and the newly improved Blue-Eyes just to name a few.

Look, I'm not saying it's utter trash, but Deskbots in general just don't seem all that fun to me. They at least have Pendulum monsters to help speed things up, and you're looking at a potentially high-attacking beast when they all come together- 3500 ATK max. I just think it requires a lot of time and an insane amount of luck to really pull it off. To each their own.

Final Score: 2/5


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