Monday, November 21, 2011

Card Of The Day #1 – Rescue Rabbit [11/21/11]

Today I will be starting a new segment, my own Card Of The Day series. I used to write the Card Of The Day for Pojo but I disliked being restrained to the cards that they covered because most of the time the cards covered weren’t good and were just pack filler cards. I would rather pick the cards I covered myself so I’m starting my own Card Of The Day. I hope you enjoy and if you have any Card Of The Day requests or any other video/article please let me know!

Rescue Rabbit
Earth / Beast / Effect
Level Four
ATK: 300 DEF: 100

This card cannot be Special Summoned from the Deck. You can banish this face-up card you control; Special Summon 2 Level 4 or lower Normal Monsters with the same name from your Deck. Destroy them during the End Phase. The effect of "Rescue Rabbit" can only be activated once per turn.

Rescue Rabbit is probably one of the most hyped cards from Photon Shockwave, and most defiantly the cutest card in the card and quite possibly the entire game. The question is though does it live up to the hype? Before I answer that lets go over all of the combos, plays, and potential this card has. The main combo you will be doing with this card is to Normal Summon it and then Special Summon two Level four Monsters to XYZ Summon a Rank four Monster such as Steelswarm Roach, Number 39: Utopia, Kachi Kochi Dragon, Evigishki Merrowgeist, Gem-Knight Pearl and Daigusto Emeral. In most cases you see people Special Summon cards such as Kabazauls or Sabersaurus since it gives them access to cards such as Evolzar Dolkka and Evolzar Laggia, two of the best control cards in the game right now. Another interesting combo in that deck is if you play Genex Ally Birdman you can bounce one of the two Kabazsuls you Special Summoned to your hand and then Synchro for Gungnir, Dragon Of The Ice Barrier and then discard the Kabazuls you bounced for Gungnir, Dragon Of The Ice Barrier’s effect to destroy any card in your way. Another combo that you can do with Rescue Rabbit is to Special Summon two X-Saber Anu Piranha and then Special Summon XX-Saber Faultroll and then proceed to spam from there. This also fits very well into a Dragon deck since you can grab two Alexandrite Dragons or two Hunter Dragons to get a good basic XYZ and set up your grave with Chaos fuel after they die. These Dragon decks will be getting better soon too since an there will be a Chaos Dragon Structure deck coming out in the OCG soon.

The Final Verdict:
Well its no Rescue Cat for the obvious reason that this was created to take Rescue Cat’s place as a less broken version. I don’t think it warrants the 100+$ price tag especially considering it isn’t even used in the top deck of the format (Tour/Tengu Plants) But it is still a very good card and it will float around as a A tier deck for a long time, so long as it isn’t killed off by a ban list of course. Expect this deck to do much better once Plants are killed off by the ban list though since this is probably the next best deck to that. Rescue Rabbit isn’t something that you can just throw into your deck and expect it to work, it takes a dedicated strategy to make it work but if you can find a combo with it that work it will greatly improve your deck.

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