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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
Daily Since 2002!

 A-Assault Core
- #SDKS-EN001

Once per turn, you can either: Target 1 LIGHT Machine-Type monster you control; equip this card to that target, OR: Unequip this card and Special Summon it. A monster equipped with this card is unaffected by your opponent's monster effects (except its own), also if the equipped monster would be destroyed by battle or card effect, destroy this card instead. If this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can add 1 other Union monster from your Graveyard to your hand.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.75

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


Date Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2016

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RCG

A – Assault Core 

There’s been debate about which is the best out of A – Assault Core or B – Buster Drake. C – Crush Wyvern is clearly in 3rd place. It’s just card shop nonsense, but it’s debated nonetheless. To me, I feel a lot better with an opening hand of Assault Core and its 1900 ATK, but I understand how others feel better about having Buster Drake with its card advantage protection. Perhaps it’s the difference in aggressive players versus defensive players. 

Assault Core, however, should easily be the first search with Union Hangar. After summoning, you search for Buster Drake to equip and the result is a large beatstick immune to spells with an attachment that will give you another search in the deck should it go to the grave. It’s the standard play unless your hand dictates a change in order to maintain the balance.  

It’s interesting to note that while the first effects of A, B, and C all refer to light-machine-union monsters, their second effects can play with all union monsters. And perhaps this is where B – Buster Drake really wins. Because in the future, Assault Union and Crush Wyvern may be included in non-ABC union decks, but there’s a very real chance that Buster Drake will be much more important to any future union archtype. 

Advanced: 4.5/5
Future Potential: 3/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
A-Assault Core is a better version of X-Head Cannon. Stronger ATK, but the ability to equip to other monsters and help protect them. Effect protection alongside absorbing a defeat in battle, A-Assault Core is a must in a Union-based deck. Search out another Union monster (even itself) after hitting the grave from the field in any fashion, A-Assault Core is a MUCH better version of X-Head Cannon.
 
Advanced-3/5
Art-2/5- Scorpion or vacuum cleaner?
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Dark

Paladin

A Assault Core (similar to its X Head Cannon counterpart) is the strongest of this trio of Monsters.  It's a Union, as opposed to a Normal Monster, and slightly stronger with 1900 attack.  (But 200 defense instead of 1500).  Light and Machine are both good and fit the build of the Deck of course.  When Unioned to another piece, that card is unaffected by Monster effects.  B and C have less attack but better immunities.  Honestly this card works well in the theme, but Light, Machine, even Aggro Beatdown can use this. 

Rating:  3.25/5
Art:  3/5

Warlock
Blitz

Happy November! ya know how Star Seraph sticks and chairs have hardly anything to do with the original Star Seraph Archetype? Similarly, these ABC Level 4 Light Machine-type Union Monsters support each other, but don't care as much about the old stuff. A-Assault Core has 1900 Atk and 200 Def. Union monsters all have the same effect of targeting an appropriate monster, in this case a Light Machine-type, from the field or un-equipping and Special Summoning itself. 
 
Unique effects to this card are the monster it is equipped to is unaffected by opponent's monster effects. I suppose this makes A-Assault core very useful in the ABC Mirror Match because if equipped to your fusion, it becomes immune to the opposing fusion. Furthermore, there is the non-optional destruction protection. The union monster has to save the equipped monster from destruction by anything. Finally, the grave effect triggers upon being sent from the field to the grave. You then get to pick up one other Union Monster from the grave to the hand. A-Assault Core has pretty much everything going for it. Run 3. I am looking forward to non-Pure ABC decks the "ABC Engine" can function in, just to spice things up. 
 
Score: 4/5 Strong and useful 
Art: 3/5 Assault Scorpion is a better name. 
 
-WarlockBlitz


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