Confusing Card of the Week #10 – Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Monstrous Dragon

Posted: November 16, 2015 in CCW, Confusing Card of the Week, Rules
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Greetings Fellow Dice Fans!

Today we’re looking at Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Monstrous Dragon from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters set.

Blue Eyes White Dragon Monstrous Dragon

Ruling
His ability is fairly straight forward. Once per turn (your turn or opponent’s turn) you can KO one of your characters to increase the attack of your Blue-Eyes White Dragon die by three.
The Global on Blue-Eyes is what we want to take a closer look at. For each Bolt Energy you pay + Character you KO, you reduce the cost of the next die you purchase by two energy to a minimum of one. Notice it says ‘die’ and not character die or action die. You can use this cost reduction on any die you can purchase.
So let’s say you have a Mask character that costs two energy. If you use the Global on Blue-Eyes (pay a Bolt Energy and KO a sidekick), you still must pay at least one Mask to purchase the character.
If you have a Fist character that costs six energy, you can use the Global on Blue-Eyes two times to reduce the cost of that character by four energy.
Something else I would like to bring up about the Global is that the cost of the Global is a Bolt Energy and knocking out one of your characters. The target of a cost cannot be redirected or altered.
If you wanted to use Wonder Girl, Cassie Sandsmark in relation to the Global on Blue-Eyes, you could not.

*SIDENOTE*
You cannot use Ring of Magnetism, Action Attraction to ‘fizzle’ your opponent’s attempt to use Blue-Eyes. Until I discovered the Blue-Eyes/Wonder Girl post, I had assumed that Ring of Magnetism placed on Lord of D., Dragon Protector would cause the Global on Blue-Eyes to fizzle if your opponent tried to use it. Based on the ruling from Blue-Eyes/Wonder Girl, it seems very clear that you cannot use that combo to cripple your opponent.
Also worth mentioning are the ‘Serial Numbers’ on the Yu-Gi-Oh! set dice and cards. Every card and die set has a matching serial number.
Example:
In the picture below, if you look at the single Bolt Energy side on the card, you’ll see a 001 on it. If you want to play the rare version of Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Monstrous Dragon – you must have at least one die that matches its serial number. I could run the rare Blue-Eyes with three dice and have a #074, #001, and #001 on the dice.
001 Blue Eyes

Competitive Play Rating
Very rarely – and I mean super rare – does any card get a five star rating from me for competitive play. This is one of those cards. Not everyone is going to add this card to their team for his ability. If you add him to your team, it’s more than likely going to be for his Global. Even though your opponent can use his Global too, he’s just too beneficial to not use. His ability isn’t that bad and can make an interesting surprise attacker or an unexpected buy during the late game. I think the only bad thing I can say about him is his level three fielding cost is expensive, but his stats more than make up for it.

I feel like this card is too good to pass up on when building a team. There are some teams that really don’t need him, but if you’re trying to play key characters that cost four or more energy, you’re probably going to have this card on your team.

Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Monstrous Dragon gets a competitive play rating of five out of five stars.
5 Stars

Casual Play Rating
It’s not often that a super good card in competitive settings is also good for casual play. Blue-Eyes is one of those exceptions though. He’s a great late game character that can buff himself if you have the characters to spare and his Global is really awesome for casual. He allows you to play all those fun cards from sets like AvX that cost too much, and he speeds up those clunky slow teams.

You can’t say enough good things about Blue-Eyes White Dragon. All his pros make up for that level three fielding cost.

If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one of these cards, hang on to it. The after market value of this particular card is very high for a rare.

Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Monstrous Dragon gets a casual play rating of five out of five stars.
5 Stars

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