Friday, November 9, 2007

Card Review: Torture Golem

Ok guys, its been awhile since my last review. Been mapling too much until I've got not much time to do my reviews. Well, I've decided to do Torture Golem from Johan Duelist Pack.

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「トーチ・ゴーレム」
DP07-JP011 Torture Golem [Ultra Rare]
DARK/Demon - Effect/8/3000/300
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. If this card is played from your hand, Special Summon 2 "Torture Tokens" (Demon/DARK/Level 1/ATK 0/DEF 0) on your side of the field in attack mode and then you must Special Summon this card on your opponent's side of the field. When this card is Special Summoned, you cannot Normal Summon or Set this turn.
*Translation Text taken from http://manjyomethunder.twoday.net*

Lets just jump to the main use of this card. Summoning 2 tokens on your side of the field & summoning this card to opponent's side of the field.
So what's so good about this? Many uses. Using the tokens and another monster for tributes for cards like [D-Hero Bloo-D], or another Demon monster for [Raviel, Lord of Phantasms] since the tokens are Demon sub types too. If you used [D-Hero Bloo-D], equipping the [Torture Golem] from the opponent's side of the field instantly gives your [D-Hero Bloo-D] at 3400 attack. While [Raviel, Lord of Phantasms] would be a big beatstick for opponent to worry about.

This card's uses are of course more than just monsters, there are Magic and Trap supports for it too.
LE7-JP002
Mark of Proprietor
Magic - Normal
Return all monsters on the field to its owner's control.
*Translation Text taken from http://dmcomet.com*

303-047
Freedom From Control
Trap - Continuous
When this card is on the Field, the control of all of your and your opponent's Monsters return to their respective owners.
*Translation Text taken from http://dmcomet.com*

Both of them are of the same effect. So basically, with this two cards, your [Torture Golem] would be considered yours and you would get two free tokens (they are in attack mode however). I know that LE card is hard to get. I personally had a tough time finding it... I couldn't even find one copy! Anyways, I was playing these few cards together with Lava Golem, since those cards somehow synchronise. (Benjamin/Ah Gong's idea, so he die also won't lend me his [Mark of Proprietor] !#$^%^!#!@#)

Its always nice to have a 3k beat stick on ur field stressing your opponent on killing it, while having those attack mode tokens would be alittle bit of a problem since you are not able to normal summon for that turn anymore. So playing more protective magic/traps would also be advisable if you are playing [Torture Golem].
All in all, its still my favourite card out of the Duelist Pack set!