Sunday, November 27, 2011
Card Of The Day # 7 – Lightpulsar Dragon
Light / Dragon / Effect Monster
ATK: 2500 DEF: 1500
You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monsters from your Graveyard. You can Special Summon this card (from your Graveyard) by sending 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monsters from your hand to the Graveyard. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can target 1 Level 5 or higher DARK Dragon-Type monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target.
As is Chaos wasn’t already tier zero this format Konami decided to make a structure deck dedicated just to Chaos. The main card from that deck being Lightpulsar Dragon. Lightpulsar Dragon is amazing, not only does it have the standard summoning conditions of a chaos card, Banishing a Light and Dark from your Graveyard, but you can also Special Summon it from the Graveyard with its own effect by Banishing a Light and Dark from your hand. Also it doesn’t have the clause in its effect where it can only be Special Summoned by its own effect or it can only be Special Summoned by another effect after it has already been Special Summoned by its own effect. This means you can abuse this card far more than any of the other chaos cards since they are far more restrictive in their effects. For instance you can Special Summon this with Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, and when it dies you can use it to Special Summon that very same Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. But because of that it creates a problem, you can now loop Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon and Lightpulsar Dragon together with a burn card like Cannon Soldier or Toon Cannon Soldier for a one turn kill. Normal Summon Toon Cannon Soldier, Special Summon Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, use Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon’s effect to Special Summon Lightpulsar Dragon, tribute Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon for Toon Cannon Soldier’s effect to deal 500 damage, tribute Lightpulsar Dragon to deal 500 damage, use Lightpulsar Dragon’s effect to Special Summon Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, rinse and repeat until you win. Outside of the one turn kill this card also combos very well with other cards such as Chaos Zone, Eclipse Wyvern, and Future Fusion. Banish two Monsters to Special Summon itself and then get two Chaos Counters on Chaos Zone. Banish Eclipse Wyvern to Special Summon itself and then get back the Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon you Banished for Eclipse Wyvern’s effect. Send Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, Red-Eyes Wyvern, Eclipse Wyvern, Lightpulsar Dragon, Darkflare Dragon to the Graveyard with Future Fusion, then use Eclipse Wyvern’s Effect to Banish another Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon from your deck and Banish a Light and Dark from your hand to Special Summon the Lightpulsar Dragon you sent to the Graveyard and when it dies you get back Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, and if you didn’t Normal Summon this turn you can Banish Red-Eyes Wyvern to Special Summon Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon.
This card is spectacular and will be the reason that the remaining “tribute to deal damage” cards such as Toon Cannon Soldier will be banned. While this card isn’t as splashable as its other chaos counter parts such as Chaos Sorcerer it is very good in its own strategy, Chaos Dragons. Expect Chaos Dragons to make big waves when the structure deck comes out.