Yugioh Photon Monsters – Strong or Weak Archetype?

Photon monsters are really popular among Yugioh fans, but do they truly deserve it? Are they popular because of Kite or because they are a truly strong Yugioh archetype?

Photon MonstersThe Photon archetype has gained a quite lot of popularity throughout Yugioh. A big reason is that the monsters are used by Kite Tenjo, who is a fan favorite of Yugioh Zexal. However, is the strength of the Photon monsters deserving of praise as well? There have been duels where Photon monsters look extremely powerful, such as the first duel between Kite and Yuma. However, as I looked at the TCG list of Photon monsters, they didn’t seem to be that strong. So what is it? Are Photon monsters an archetype that deserve to be among the strongest archetypes, or are they overhyped? Continue reading “Yugioh Photon Monsters – Strong or Weak Archetype?”

Thunder End Dragon – Overrated?

At first glance, Thunder End Dragon looks like a very powerful monster, but in reality, its abilities belie its looks.

 

I was really excited when Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon was introduced in Yugioh Zexal. The monster had a cool appearance and was very powerful. Alas, I must have overvalued my own excitement because I finally bought some Photon Shockwave boosters pack yesterday (along with some Order of Chaos packs, but that will be talked about in another post). In my first pack I had picked up an ultra rare monster, Thunder End Dragon! It was the best Yugioh card I had gotten from the packs and I was ecstatic! Continue reading “Thunder End Dragon – Overrated?”

Thunder End Dragon – Strong or Weak Yugioh Monster?

Thunder End Dragon is a very powerful Yugioh card, but it is very hard to summon. Is its strong effect worth the difficult summoning conditions?

Thunder End DragonI was really excited when Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon was introduced in Yugioh Zexal. The monster had a cool appearance and was very powerful. Alas, I must have overvalued my own excitement because I finally bought some Photon Shockwave boosters pack yesterday (along with some Order of Chaos packs, but that will be talked about in another post). In my first pack I had picked up an ultra rare monster, Thunder End Dragon! It was the best Yugioh card I had gotten from the packs and I was ecstatic! Continue reading “Thunder End Dragon – Strong or Weak Yugioh Monster?”

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon VS. Stardust Dragon

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is the ace card of the main antagonist of Yugioh Zexal, Kaito Tenjo, but is it stronger than Stardust Dragon?

Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon is the ace card of the main antagonist of Yugioh Zexal, Kaito Tenjo. GEPD is an incredibly strong monster, even though it is a mere effect monster. With all the mediocre Xyz monsters, GEPD could actually be the strongest monster introduced in Yugioh Zexal! I thought it would be interesting to compare GEPD and Stardust Dragon, since they have similar effects and are both dragons.

Yugioh Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon1. Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon

GEPD is a mighty monster with a powerful 3000 attack and 2000 defense points. Its effect is pretty sweet as well: if it battles an opponent’s monster, you can remove from play both monsters until the end phase. However, if that was an Xyz monster, GEPD gains 500 attack points for each overlay unit attached to that monster. That effect might seem great now, but when Xyz monsters become overused like synchros, GEPD will be prominent in several decks. Plus, you can tribute two monsters with 2000 or more attack points to special summon GEPD as well, making it great for some OTKs. With the vivid colors, Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon has an awesome illustration as well.

Effect: 7/10, Power: 9/10, Playability: 8/10, Game Changer: 9/10, Deck Adaptability: 8/10. Overall, GEPD gets a rating of 8.2/10 – B-.

Yugioh Stardust Dragon2. Stardust Dragon

What is there to say about Stardust Dragon? It is also a crazy strong monster with 2500 attack, 2000 defense points, and an efficient effect: Stardust Dragon can negate and destroy the activation of an effect that destroys a card(s) on the field. However, on the end phase of that turn, Stardust Dragon can revive itself. It is one of the most powerful synchro monsters and its artwork is pretty nice as well! Even Red Dragon Archfiend has a tough time competing with Stardust Dragon.

Effect: 8/10, Power: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 9/10 Game Changer: 9/10, Playability: 9/10. Overall, Stardust Dragon gets a rating of about 8.6/10 – B.

Stardust Dragon wins!