Monday, September 14, 2015

Card Discussion: Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon

[Dragon/Effect] ATK/2800 DEF/2000
If this card is in your hand: You can Tribute 1 LIGHT monster; send 1 "Odd-Eyes Dragon" from your hand, Deck, or your side of the field to the Graveyard, and if you do, Special Summon this card. When this card destroys a monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can destroy 1 monster your opponent controls.
Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon is the exclusive card in the Saber Force Starter Deck. It is also a secret rare! You probably already knew this by looking at my picture. Its artwork is more appealing to me than the original Odd-Eyes Dragon. Its silver armor makes it look like a serious contender. Yuya will win many duels with his signature monster's next evolution!

Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon's first effect summons itself from your hand by tributing one LIGHT monster and sending an Odd-Eyes Dragon from your hand, deck, or field to the Graveyard. The effect is easy to activate if you are using many Light monsters in your deck. You can use a copy of Odd-Eyes Dragon in your hand for the effect's second requirement, but it is easier to play multiple copies of Odd-Eyes Dragon. You simply need at least one copy in the deck to send to the Graveyard.

Its second skill destroys a monster that your opponent controls after Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon destroys one monster by battle. You are restricting your opponent's ability to keeping their monsters on the field. Attack your opponent's weakest monster with Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon, and then use its skill to destroy your opponent's strongest monster. This card is good against swarm decks. Swarm decks will quickly crumble by using the key cards in their formations!

All in all, Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon is a good a card for a starter deck. Its abilities can be maximized in a deck with LIGHT monsters and three copies of Odd-Eyes Dragon. Its inherit ability to special summon itself is pretty good. You have plenty of options to activate it as long as you have an Odd-Eyes Dragon in your deck. Its most notable skill is ability to instantly destroy an opposing monster after it has destroyed one in battle. You hit two monsters with one amazing attack!

Card Rating: 3 out of 5