Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Card Review : Obelisk The Tormentor

Well guys! Its been quite awhile since the last update! Today's post will be on the first ever god card that is able to really be played in a normal duel! [Obelisk The Tormentor]! Though broken cards should not really be reviewed, lets see the pros and cons of this "God" card!


[Obelisk The Tormentor]
Attribute: God, Type: Divine Beast
Effect Monster, 10 stars, Atk 4000/ Def 4000
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set except by Releasing 3 monsters. This card's Summon cannot be negated. When this card is Normal Summoned, the effects of Magic, Trap and Effect Monsters cannot be activated. This card cannot be targeted by the effects of Magic, Traps, or Effect Monsters. If this card is Special Summoned, it is sent to the Graveyard during the End Phase. You can Release 2 monsters to destroy all monsters your opponent controls. This card cannot declare an attack during the turn you activate this effect.

Well this "God" card sure has a huge Normal Summoning restriction to it, being only able to be normal summoned by releasing 3 monsters! Now even though you may activate the effects of [Cost Down] or cards that reduces this "God's" level, it still needs 3 sacrifices to be normal summoned! So its unlike cards such as [D-HERO Bloo-D], [D-HERO Dogmaguy] and so on so forth that uses 3 monsters as sacrifices for their SPECIAL SUMMONING =(.... But now, what makes the normal summon worth it is the aftermath of after it has been summoned! When [Obelisk The Tormentor] is being normal summoned successfully, the effects of magic, trap and effect monsters cannot be activated! So there will not be any [Torrential Tribute], [Bottomless Trap Hole] and [Trap Hole] nonsense!

But even so, usually such monsters with big attack strength, are usually used to "kill" the opponent in the turn that they were summoned!(Though not really true most of the time! I blame [Necro Gardna]!) Its rather a relief that [Obelisk The Tormentor] can be SPECIAL SUMMONED! But the drawback of it is that [Obelisk The Tormentor] will be sent to the graveyard during the turn it was special summoned. But I say, special summoning is actually one of the best thing about this "God". In these days, special summoning seems to be just ticking ur finger! If you readers out there did buy the Vjump that gave this "God" card, there are certain combos inside it for [Obelisk The Tormentor]. Special summoning wise, zombie decks are rather good in it! [Book Of Life], [Il Bud], [Mezuki] and so on so forth! Of course best Combo-ed with [Undead World]! And if the plans fail with your opponent using [D.D Crow] on your "God" card, revive it back from the out of game pile by using [D.D.R]! Now these are usually not applicable to cards like [D-HERO Bloo-D] and friends. So I guess special summoning this card with no releases is actually quite powerful lol.

But guys, the text did read that, only when this card is NORMAL SUMMONED, will the effects of magic, trap and effect monsters cannot be activated. But when the god is... SPECIAL SUMMONED, the effects of magic, trap and effect monsters can still be activated! Which is quite a headache too!

Now lets go on to the effect of, this card cannot be single targetted by the effects of magic, trap and monster effects. Which means [Obelisk The Tormentor] is quite safe from the effects of cards like [Sakuretsu Armor], [Dimension Prison], [Shrink], [Enemy Controller], [Dark End Dragon], [Brionac - Dragon OF The Ice Boundary] but not from cards that blasts this god away from the field like [Mirror Force], [Torrential Tribute], [Lightning Vortex] and more. So do watch out for cards like these if you would want your [Obelisk The Tormentor] to survive longer on the field!

As for the last effect of this "God" card, you can release 2 monsters on your side of the field to destroy all monster on the opponent's side of the field, however if you activate this effect, this monster will be unable to announce an attack in this turn! Quite a nice effect yet a huge drawback for it, but just to make it balanced though!(I wonder where is the extra effect of dealing 4000 damage that is from the anime! T_T) However, for such an effect, I wouldn't recommend on using it on a SPECIAL SUMMONED [Obelisk The Tormentor]. As it only survives for that turn and then it will be sent to the graveyard, unless you are really very desperate, such moves shouldn't really be taken? A life saver and a dilenma to use this effect at times, yet powerful!

Well I guess thats all for the review on this "God" card! But I wonder why didn't the creator Kazuki Takahashi-san create [Slifer The Sky Dragon] first!(Its just my most favourite god =X) Well I guess Konami has their reasons too I guess? Well readers here, I will be doing a weekly tuesday update from next week onwards! Since its a WOW-downtime =X.... Well! Till my next update! Signing Off!