Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Card Discussion: Timaeus the Knight of Destiny

[Warrior/Fusion/Effect]ATK/ ? DEF/ ?"Legendary Knight Timaeus" + "Legendary Knight Critias" + "Legendary Knight Hermos"
Must be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by sending the above cards you control to the Graveyard, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. (You do not use "Polymerization".) This card is unaffected by other cards' effects. Once per battle, if this card attacks or is attacked, during damage calculation (in either player's turn): You can make this card's ATK and DEF become equal to the ATK of the monster on the field with the highest ATK (your choice, if tied). When this card is destroyed by battle: You can Special Summon 3 "Legendary Knight" monsters from your hand, Deck, and/or Graveyard, ignoring their Summoning conditions.
Waking the Dragons introduced many popular cards such as Dark Magician Girl the Dragon Knight, The Eye of Timaeus, and Legendary Knight Critias. They have finally been released in Dragons of Legend and Dragons of Legend 2. The three Legendary Knights of Atlantis fought alongside Yugi and his friends. They combine their powers to form the almighty Timaeus the Knight of Destiny! Atem played Timaeus the Knight of Destiny in his epic duel against my favorite villain Darts! His infinite power was too much for Darts and led Atem to victory.

Summoning Timaeus the Knight of Destiny is not an easy task. You need the three Legendary Knights on the field together to perform the fusion. Legendary Knight Timaeus, Legendary Knight Critias, and Legendary Knight Hermos fuse together through contact fusion so Polymerization is not required for the fusion. There are a few methods to make his summoning easier for you to perform in a game. Legendary of Heart makes it a little easier to special Timaeus the Knight of Destiny. Play Legend of Heart to special summon the three Legendary Knights in a single play. Also play Elemental HERO Prisma to use it as fusion material. He copies a Legendary Knight's name and sends it to the graveyard.

Timaeus the Knight of Destiny's effect is similar to his ability of having infinite power in the anime. Once per battle, Timaeus the Knight of Destiny's ATK becomes equal to the strongest monster on the field. Your attacks can easily destroy your opponent's monsters if you have the strongest monster on the field. Have a strong monster such as Blue-Eyes White Dragon to make Timaeus the Knight of Destiny a beatstick. Your opponent could try a suicide attack by attacking Timaeus the Knight of Destiny with their stronger monster, but a suicide attack will not work because you will special summon three Legendary Knights on your field.

Furthermore, losing Timaeus the Knight of Destiny is not a major lost. I see it as a huge gain. The three Legendary Knights return to the field after Timaeus the Knight of Destiny is destroyed by battle. Their effects are much better than their fusion form. You will be able to gain advantage from their skills that allow you to banish spell cards and cards when they are attack. Critias's skill sets a trap from your graveyard, and Timaeus's skill sets a spell card from your graveyard.

Overall, Timaeus the Knight of Destiny is a cool card to play, but not nearly as good as its fusion material. He is only playable in a pure Legendary Knights deck. His first effect stales your opponent for as long as you need it to or you can use it to make him an offensive powerhouse when you have the strongest monster on the field. I like the three Legendary Knights over Timaeus the Knight of Destiny because their effects give you more advantage in the long run. Reveal your infinite power by special summoning Timaeus the Knight of Destiny!

Card Rating: 3 out of 5