30 January 2012
Yusei's Card of the Day 30.1.2012 - Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8
Many people think that old cards are useless, except for Spells/Traps like Mirror Force or Monster Reborn. It's not true. Today I will review card suggested by user Bahamut (thank you!), the strongest member of LV monster, Horus!
Horus the Black Flame Dragon LV8
Main idea of LV monsters is to "level-up" monsters to advanced forms using various ways. Most known members of this archetype are Horus the Black Flame Dragons. They have something to do with negating Spells. Today I will introduce strongest of Horuses - LV8!
Horus LV8 can only be summoned by effect of LV6 when it destroys a monster by battle. Not very hard, since Horus 6 has nice 2300 ATK and is unaffected by Spells. Another way to summon Horus 8 is to use Level Up!. This allows you to send Horus 6 to Graveyard and immeditaly summon Horus 8. Since Horus 6 can be easily summoned by Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, it's easy to summon Horus 8 in just one turn. And because his abilities, he's very hard to stop.
Horus 8 can negate activation of ANY Spell card. This can create hot moments for your opponent. Lightning Vortex? Useless. Pot of Duality? Useless. And this is just the beginning. There was favorite and strong combo using Horus 8 and Royal Decree. This ultimately shuts down opponent's Spells and Traps, so he/she can rely only on monsters. And even so, without cards like Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter or Black Luster Soldier - EotB it will be hard task to break this lockdown. There are a few cards for side deck to stop these threats. Nobleman of Crossout aganist Ryko, Imperial Iron Wall aganist Black Luster, Debunk aganist Effect Veiler. If you have all pieces of this strategy aviable, Horus 8 is not likely to be stopped. Horuses work well with Armed Dragons (not dark Armed Dragon, just Armed Dragon, another LV series) since Armed Dragons destroy monsters, Horus 8 shuts down Spells and Royal Decree makes useless Traps. Really killer strategy.
Horus 8 shares common ATK among beater monsters - 3000. This, combined with negating ability, can pretty overwhelm opponent. ATK can be further boosted by Solidarity or Dragon or FIRE strenghtening cards.
Try to build deck centered around Horus and watch fear in opponent's face when facing almost complete lockdown without opporunity to do almost anything. This can overwhelm even strongest opponents if done right.