Thursday, October 18, 2007

Card Review: Gem Release

Well guys, its been awhile since the last card review.
This time its gonna be about the new Duelist Pack cards.
I've been getting rather lazy so thats why I'm going to start with such a simple card to review.

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DP07-JP023 Gem Release [Rare]
This card can only be equipped to a monster with the name [Gem Beast] on the field. Increase the attack points of the equipped monster by 800. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard, you can select 1 [Gem Beast] monster from your Deck, and place it face-up in one of your Magic & Trap Card Zones.

Yes, being a mad hardcore fan of Johan and his Gem Beasts, I'm going to start with a Gem Beast support card, Gem Release.

So what so good about this card? Well, as all of you may have noticed long ago, Gem Beasts were not very high attack monsters to begin with. Giving it a 800 attack boost is really good as it actually enables monsters like Sapphire Pegasus, Topaz Tiger and Amber Mammoth to actually overun those monarchs. Even the Amythest Cat scratches your face for 1000 damage! Ouch!

Second effect of the card is rather good too. Allowing you to select 1 [Gem Beast] monster from your Deck, and place it face-up in one of your Magic & Trap Card Zones is one of the ways to fufilling the effects of Rainbow Ruins and would quicken the summoning cost of Rainbow Dragon.
This effect is good as, a Gem Beast destroyed with this card would automatically mean that you would get 2 Magic & Trap slot Gem Beasts at one go! And we all know Gem Beasts could do many stunts with 2 Gems in the M/T slots.

Well, thats about it. Short review. I felt that this card should have been a super rare instead of Counter Gem as it is much better. Expect more card reviews on the duelist packs. 1 down, 15 new cards more to go. This card is good to use in any typical Gem Beast build. I would suggest running 3 in your gem beast decks! Watch out people! There could even be a 4200 attack Sapphire Pegasus with 3 equipped onto it! Omfg?!

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