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DM-13 Eternal Phoenix - Original Translation by Ryoma Echizen - 21.3.2005

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DM-13 Eternal Phoenix - Original Translation by Ryoma Echizen - 21.3.2005

Post by ELTP on 24.10.14 11:52

Otan tavaksi lisätä viiikottain joka perjantai tai lauantai yhden Ryoma Echizenin tekemän käännöksen foorumillemme. Näitä ei hirveän montaa ole (ainakin kolme), mutta ne ovat mielenkiintoista luettavaa. Näiden jälkeen lisään muita käännöstiedostoja ja ehkä teen omaa analyysiä. Jättäkää kommenttia vapaasti ja nauttikaa.

*ORIGINALLY POSTED BY RYOMA ECHIZEN*
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This is an extremely long translation file w/ commentary. Read only if you have a good amount of time on your hands, it will take awhile, but is worth it. This is an incredible set.

DM-13 (Eternal Phoenix) Translation File
Version 1.00 3/21/2005
Commentary V1.01 3/25/2005 (#19, #25, #35, #44)

Eternal Phoenix, Phoenix of the Dragon Flame
Evolution Creature / Fire / 5 / Phoenix / 11000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Vortex: Place one Firebird and one Armored Dragon into a stack and then place this card on top of the stack.
- Your Dragon or Phoenix creatures may attack untapped creatures.
- When this creature is separated from the battle zone, return all non-evolution fire creatures from the grave to your hand.
-Double Breaker
S1/S5 (Super Rare)

Well gee, this card has the same name as the set so it should be powerful. Well it has some pretty easy Vortex components considering many dragon decks enjoy playing that lovable 3 mana firebird that reduces the cost of the dragon and then that awesome Bolshack Dragon right after it. After you fuse them you basically annihilate your opponents field. And when your opponent does kill this you can get a bunch of stuff back. No wonder this thing is approaching the cost of Bolmeteus already on auction sites.

Auzesu, the Demonic Holy Spirit
Creature / Light + Darkness / 6 / Angel Command + Demon Command / 6500
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Sympathy: This card’s cost is reduced by 1 for each Angel Command or Demon Command in your battle zone. You cannot reduce the cost below 2.
- When one of your Angel Command or Demon Command attacks, you may destroy one of your opponent’s tapped creatures.
- Double Breaker
S2/S5 (Super Rare)

Introducing the latest mechanic Sympathy! Although a bit tough to play multiple Angel/Demon Command it’s a plus. Killing tapped creatures allows you to not have to waste a turn killing their weak stuff, and instead go for their shields. If they foolishly attack with 2 creatures then both will die. Also introduces off-color dual civ. The “bonus” is less but the unique combinations make up for it. Light loves a direct kill option.

Asylum, the Dragon Paladin
Creature / Light+Fire / 6 / Angel Command + Armored Dragon / 6000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Sympathy: This card’s cost is reduced by 1 for each Angel Command or Armored Dragon in your battle zone. You cannot reduce the cost below 2.
- When this card is destroyed instead of placing it in the graveyard, place it face-down in your shield zone.
- Double Breaker
S3/S5 (Super Rare)

Gotta love the name, and also he combines 2 cool races into one. It’s a cheap Double Breaker with an effect and it has evolution possibilities. The effect makes your opponent think twice about using their removal on it. Overall, this is a solid creature to put in your light/fire deck. Becoming a shield in the afterlife isn’t a bad extra to have considering this ability is usually much more expensive.

Dorgazer, Veteran of Hard Battle
Creature / Water + Nature / 8 / Earth Eater + Giant / 9000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Sympathy: This card’s cost is reduced by 1 for each Earth Eater or Giant in your battle zone. You cannot reduce the cost below 2.
- When this card is summoned, you may draw 1 card for each Earth Eater or Giant in your battle zone.
- Double Breaker
S4/S5 (Super Rare)

This card so wants to be Zeta Tureito, but for Earth Eater/Giant. Water/Nature decks finally get officially recognized support, definitely an interesting combination. The Earth Eater/Giants are mostly 5+ cards, Earth Eater having a single 4 cost, and there being a 4 cost Giant coming in this set. Considering a player can have a single 4 cost Giant/Earth Eater out, this is a 7 mana for 9k and a Brain Serum. If one plays a 4 then a 5 cost, well it becomes 6 mana for 9k and a Cyber Brain (draw 3). Definitely worth building a deck around this guy, he can be a Merfolk that can break stuff. Scary indeed.

Matchless Lord of Fear, Galumta
Creature / Darkness + Nature / 6 / Dark Lord + Earth Dragon / 5000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Sympathy: This card’s cost is reduced by 1 for each Death Puppet and Beastfolk in your battle zone. You cannot reduce the cost below 2.
- When this creature attacks, no one may use “Shield Trigger” this turn.
S5/S5 (Super Rare)

Shield Trigger is a bit more dangerous these days. Normally I would say this guy is ridiculously bad. A 6 for 5000 is not very playable, even considering the effect. However he has some very easy Sympathy cards. Beastfolk and Death Puppets are as cheap as Humanoids making it easy to summon a bunch of em. Casting this guy for 3 is easily possible, and putting him in an aggressive green/black makes the deck much better. Considering the thing that stops aggressive decks (like my Hyper Destruction) is Shield Trigger rather than blockers usually, if you can get this guy out turn 3-4 and be delivering that final blow turn 5 it can be deadly. You can’t throw this guy into any deck, but he deserves his rarity for his powerful rush support abilities.


Balforce, the Demonic Holy Spirit
Creature / Light + Darkness / 8 / Angel Command + Demon Command/ 6000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Blocker
- All your opponent’s creatures must attack every turn, if possible.
- This creature cannot attack a player
- When this creature blocks, after the battle untap it.
1/55 (Very Rare)

Wizards is spying on us. They took a card that takes Knives’ Slime Veil deck and made it into a card. Geezus, can you say annihilation of weenies. Combine this with power boosting cards such as Light Weapon Petroba (selected race gets +4000) and you can even annihilate those powerful dragons. The only problem is playing an 8 cost is difficult these days. However, you have the game if you can get off his effect, and playing a blocker styled deck, you will find time to cast it.


Aegis, Sage of Fire and Lightning
Creature / Light + Fire / 4 / Gladiator + Armored Wyvern / 5000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Blocker
- This creature cannot attack a player.
- When this creature blocks and wins the battle, destroy all creatures with the same type as the destroyed creature.
2/55 (Very Rare)

Dia Nork gets an effect. The effect is a passive effect, not one you can take direct advantage of. However many players play a lot of one race. For example this would be good against Light Aquan (before the restriction) as most creatures are either Initiate or Guardian. They can’t Diamond Cutter with this on the field or they lose their field. If Merfolk is played, the opponent can’t attack with their Cyber Lords or lose them all. Although not the greatest, it definitely stops decks of mostly one race in their tracks.


Acacic First, the Dragon of Electromagnetic Rotation
Creature / Water + Fire / 7 / Cyber Lord + Volcano Dragon / 6000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Sympathy: This card’s cost is reduced by 1 for each Cyber Virus and Dragonoid in your battle zone. You cannot reduce the cost below 2.
- This creature may attack untapped creatures.
- When this creature is destroyed, you may instead return it to your hand.
3/55 (Very Rare)

This is killer. Wow. You can use 1 cost Marine Flower and 1 cost Claw to make this come out for cheap. Not only can you get a Gatling Skyterror but it also returns to hand if killed. Your opponent can’t stop it! Like Eternal Phoenix this can wipe the opponent’s field. It’s just insane. Just watch out for a mass removal. Natural Snare is made for creatures like this. This is the best card of the set. A true sleeper.

Gaulzaganta, Spirit of the Forested Summit
Creature / Water + Nature / 5 / Leviathan + Mystery Totem / 5000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Sympathy: This card’s cost is reduced by 1 for each Gel Fish and Snow Fairy in your battle zone. You cannot reduce the cost below 2.
- Whenever a evolution creature is summoned, tap all evolution creatures in the battle zone.
4/55 (Very Rare)

Evolution hate is here! Light has a blocker with a similar ability but it only taps the creature summoned. This definitely helps in dealing with an Eternal Phoenix or even a Dual Fang. This will come out for 2-3 always considering the heavy Snow Fairy support coming out in the last few sets. While I don’t think a quick Snow Fairy deck has much to fear from evolutions, having a cheap beatstick is what Snow Fairy’s lacked. Now they have it. Enjoy the Snow Fairies.

Unleashed Geccheru
Creature / Darkness + Nature / 6 / Spirit Quartz / 7000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- When this creature attacks, you may place 1 card from your hand in your shield or mana zone
- Double Breaker
5/55 (Very Rare)

Who likes power unleashed. Well this guy is quite powerful. Increasing your shields with every attack is scary, and he has solid base stats. He is a bit slow, but with Nature’s boost getting him out turn 4-5 you’ll be in a pretty good position. His effect is insane. This guy will be abused.

Doroshia, the Missionary
Creature / Light / 4 / Gladiator / 3000
- During the opponent’s turn, whenever you discard cards, draw the same amount you discarded.
6/55 (Rare)

Discard is annoying. This card prevents discard from being used. However the opponent can just kill this and play their discard. It’ll slow a discard deck down though. This card is not as useful as other anti-discard cards as they can see this coming. Other cards activate from being discarded which is better in my opinion.

Asteria, Spirit of Heaven’s Blessing
Creature / Light / 5 / Angel Command / 6000
- Blocker
- This creature cannot attack a player.
- Except during the start of the opponent’s turn, whenever your opponent draws cards, draw the same amount they drew.
7/55 (Rare)

Water hates this guy utterly. However water can use Spiral Gate and then draw anyway, and it can’t stop early draw. It’s purpose is for Trash Man / Mist Rias multi-draw or some other expensive card. If this guy came out sooner he’d be nice since early draw is so useful. But at 5 the opponent can easily formulate a plan to remove him. Asteria is a minor hinderance, not a major nuisance like the could have been.

Inspect Seed
Creature / Water / 4 / Gel Fish / 3000
- Silent Skill (At the start of your turn, instead of untapping this creature you may use the following ability): During this turn, whenever your creatures attack draw 1 card.
8/55 (Rare)

Silent Skill is difficult to utilize but if you do you’ll be drawing lots of cards with this effect. Get out cheap water creatures and starting turn 6 you should be drawing 2-3 cards a turn. Of course you need to protect this guy. Difficult to use, but is worth the cost of use.

Pacific Champion
Evolution Creature / Water / 2 / Merfolk / 5000
- Evolution: Place on one of your Merfolk.
- This creature cannot be attacked by non-evolution creatures.
- This creature cannot be blocked by non-evolution creatures.
9/55 (Rare)

This guy is really nice. Set 10 had Crystal Blader, with the same stats but Blocker for the effect, and it was a Liquid People evolution. This is better. There are very few evolution blockers played making this guy pretty much completely unblockable. Also Storm Javelin Wyvern (e. Ruthless Skyterror) can’t touch it, nor can big nasty dragons, or demon commands, or angel commands. This can just take shields at will, you have to remove it or die, or play an evolution. However most evolutions played are 4-6 range so he has plenty of time to reek his havoc. A killer card for water.

Emperor of Death, Belzeber
Evolution Creature / Darkness / 6 / Dark Lord / 8000
- Evolution: Place on one of your Dark Lord.
- When other creatures are summoned to the battle zone, that creature’s owner must choose 1 card from their mana zone and place in their graveyard.
-Double Breaker
10/55 (Rare)

This guy punishes the blocker player for putting things in play to stop its rampage. Sure you can remove it, but if your deck doesn’t contain a clean removal option (light/fire/water) or don’t have it in hand, your in trouble. A solid evolution creature.

Toronbo, the Bone Fracturing Puppet
Creature / Darkness / 2 / Death Puppet / 1000
- Wave Striker (If there are two or more other creatures with "Wave Striker" in the battle zone, this creature gains the following ability): When this creature is summoned, return 1 creature from your graveyard to your hand.
11/55 (Rare)

Another cheap Wave Striker. He makes getting Wave Striker off easier. However, it is doubtful his effect will be used as he is the 1st Wave Striker you summon.

Spiritual Star Dragon
Creature / Fire / 7 / Armored Dragon / 8000
- Double Breaker
- When this card is summoned, search your deck for a creature that evolves from a dragon, show it to your opponent and add it to your hand. Afterwards, shuffle your deck.
12/55 (Rare)

Valkyrie Dragon gets a cousin. Valkyrie can search for any armored dragon but this guy searches for the evolution of that dragon. Use this to pull your Phoenix out. Also this can get the Dragon evolutions with “Triple Breaker”. A very solid card, might see even more play than Valkyrie since (with Lupia out) you can summon this and next turn Vortex your Eternal Phoenix into play. Dragon decks get even more support, or should I say Phoenix decks, lol.

Mettza Iron
Creature / Fire / 3 / Xeno Parts / 1000
-When this card breaks a shield, at the end of this turn destroy this creature and both players must chose a card from their mana zone and send it to their graveyard.
13/55 (Rare)

An Engineer Kipo you don’t have to rely on your opponent killing. Part of the new mana destruction deck support. Kipo is still better in my opinion.

Ground Giant
Creature / Nature / 4 / Giant / 1000+
- This creature gets +2000 power for each civilization in the battle zone.
- If this creature has more than 6000 power, it gains Double Breaker.
14/55 (Rare)

A must include if you run 4-5 colors. If your opponent runs a different civilization he’ll be automatically 5000 and if your opponent has a dual civ creature with different colors than you he’s a 7000 double breaker for 4. A very good card. A turn 3 Double Breaker is nothing to sneeze at. He’ll be used in aggressive nature build.

Courtney, Fairy of the Summer Breeze
Creature / Nature / 2 / Snow Fairy / 2000
- Cards in your mana zone are considered to be cards of every civilization.
15/55 (Rare)

I never thought we’d ever see a card like this. With this card in play, even if your entire mana zone has only nature cards, as long as you have 6 of them you can play a Holy Awe, Terror Pit, Bolshack Dragon, or Aqua Surfer. The real trick is playing a dual civ card such as Eternal Sword. An opponent seeing only one civilization will expect a splash, but its unlikely they will be prepared from a dual civ out of nowhere. Playing Courtney and then the spell same turn for a total surprise factor. The shock value alone may win you the game. Joiner Adept meet Duel Masters and get the respect you deserve.

The Grave of Angels and Demons
Spell / Light + Darkness / 4
- Shield Trigger
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- If there are 2 or more of a card with the same name in the battle zone, destroy all of them. Afterwards look at all mana zones, and if there are 2 or more copies of a card with the same name, destroy all of them.
16/55 (Rare)

My survivor deck loves to get multiple Smash Horns. Many people get bad luck and throw both Holy Awe into the mana zone. This card eliminates the doubles. Highly conditional, but I have seen many instances where the same card is mana’d. Kill 2 mana turn 4 and you win the game. Same if you can kill 2 creatures turn 4. It’s a card to include just because of the upside. If you can’t use it, just mana it. You’ll be thankful for the opportunity to kill 2 mana/creatures at once for a mere 4 mana.

Mobile Saint Meermax
Creature / Light + Fire / 6 / Initiate + Armoroid / 3000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- This creature may attack untapped creatures.
- When this creature wins a battle, you may untap it.
- This creature cannot attack a player.
17/55 (Rare)

This guy is a reusable Burst Shot, able to rampage through the opposing weenie forces. Use a power-up card to allow it to kill through 5000 level stuff and you made a pretty deadly play. Without power-ups even he’s a killer. As long you pick off opposing fatties, he will keep killing weenies, and then untap preventing him from being killed by an errant Excess Wyvern.

Fortification against Barrage and Ambush
Spell / Water + Fire / 5
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Reveal cards from the top of your deck until you reach a creature. Destroy all creatures with a power less than that of the revealed creature. Put all cards revealed in this way into the graveyard.
18/55 (Rare)

This is another card to use in an Aqua Analyzer/Reincarnation Program deck. The general idea is to put use Analyzer to change the top 5 cards of the deck so an uber-fatty rests on top and summon it via Reincarnation program. Using this trick you can summon a Scarlet Skyterror or even King Tsunami. Using such a trick you can use Aqua Anayzer to place this card on top and then wipe the opponent’s field. Just keep in mind it also kills your creatures as well. Being able to wipe the board for 5 mana is insane, but it takes some work to use. This is one of my favorite cards of the set.

Acacic Third, the Electromagnetic Bandit
Creature / Water + Nature / 2 / Cyber Lord + Beastfolk / 1000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- When this creature battles, reveal cards from the top of your deck until you reach a creature. Until the end of the turn, this creature becomes the revealed creature. Put all cards revealed in this way into the graveyard.
19/55 (Rare)

This is also a fun card. Having your 2 mana weenie transforming into a Billion Degree Dragon would be rather humorous way to take out Alcadias. Unfortunately you don't get Forte's effect, nor any "if this creature attacks" effects, but if the creature is an Attacker Exedrive it will return to hand for example. A creative person can find many uses for this.

Absorbing Serigel
Creature / Darkness + Nature / 6 / Spirit Quartz / 7000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- This creature attacks you may return one card from the mana zone or shield zone to your hand.
- Double Breaker
20/55 (Rare)

The other Darkness/Nature Spirit Quartz is much better. However this also has its uses. You could get back an Asylum (S3/S5) you put into your shields, or a removal you mana’d early. It’s a solid creature with a decent effect. This is definitely an option for a Spirit Quartz deck.

Paralis, the Prophet
Creature / Light / 3 / Lightbringer / 2000+
- When your creatures are attacked, that creature gains +2000 power.
21/55 (Uncommon)

This can protect weenies from counterattack, or a strong creature from a stronger creature. This is a solid addition to a light deck.

Zereem Crawler
Creature / Water / 5 / Earth Eater / 4000
- This creature may attack untapped fire creatures.
- This creature cannot attack a player.
22/55 (Uncommon)

Wants to be Storm Javelin Wyvern but its much weaker. However it can carve up fires weenies all the same. However Fire is less reliant on weenies, so this cards usefulness has dwindled.

Flowing Anger Man
Creature / Darkness / 4 / Hedrian / 3000
- When this creature is summoned to the battle zone, return one evolution creature from your graveyard to your hand.
23/55 (Uncommon)

Your evolution get killed, revive it! If you play cheap evos, this guy is a must. Card advantage for black is always a good thing.

Jiruba, Precision Shooter
Creature / Fire / 3 / Humanoid / 2000
- Silent Skill (At the start of your turn, instead of untapping this creature you may use the following ability): Until the end of the turn, all your other creatures can attack untapped creatures.
24/55 (Rare)

Cheap Silent Skills are good. Get a powerful 4 drop (like Storm Javelin Wyvern) and carve up the opponents creatures. Silent Skills are tough to use, only kaijudo masters should attempt using them. However those that can use them will gain powerful effects like elimination of the opponents field.

Funeral Song of the Beasts
Spell / Nature / 4
- Until the end of the turn, all your creatures gain +4000 and the text “When this creature attacks and is blocked, break 1 of your opponent’s shields”.
25/55 (Rare)

Aura Blast gets a boost, a major boost. All creatures are boosted by a lot and break shields even if they are blocked. This power-up is so good it should be considered in the nature aggressive deck that this set is supporting. Blockers are a bit more prevalent in the Japanese metagame so making them meaningless along with the power boost is crazy. Also, the “if blocked break 1 of your opponent’s shields” effect stacks. So if you use two of these, if your FDF attacks and is blocked it will still break 2 shields. If the opponent stupidly blocks your Bronze Arm Tribe it would also break 2 shields.

Melcap, the Ghostly Sage
Creature / Light + Darkness / 6 / Gladiator + Hedrian / 4000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- When this creature attacks and isn’t blocked, tap all your opponent’s creatures.
26/55 (Uncommon)

Holy Awe in creature form this is. Light Blockers stall the opponent and this can allow the blockers the kill what they’ve stalled. Diamond Cutter loves the ability to repeatedly Awe.

Breiga, the Wicked Protector
Creature / Light + Darkness / 4 / Guardian + Brain Jacker / 3000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Saver: All Races (While this creature is in the battle zone, when one of your creatures is destroyed, you may destroy this creature instead)
27/55 (Uncommon)

It’s been forever since there has been a saver, they forgot the ability after they made the Armored Dragon Saver. Control decks love this guy. If you have Arc Bine on the field controlling, having it die to a lucky topdeck isn’t so cool. But with a Saver he is protected against such an accident. You use this guy to maintain a lock of some sort or during a final attack to prevent your Bolmeteus from dying from your other creatures attacks. Use wisely.

Funnoo, Officer of Bloody Winds
Creature / Light + Fire / 3 / Soul Trooper + Melt Warrior / 3500
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Blocker
- Speed Attacker
- When the opponent breaks your shields, at the end of your turn destroy this creature.
28/55 (Uncommon)

A speed attacking blocker? What the heck! Well the blocker is there for a reason. If the opponent bypasses your defense he dies, so he can stay into block when the opponent threatens with a strong threat. Chump Blocking and Speed Attacker in one. A unique combination, but it is another Speed Attacker and it has significant power for the cost, able to kill a 3000 power creature without dying which the 5 cost Bombat cannot do.

Stronghold of Lightning and Flame
Spell / Light + Fire / 5
- Shield Trigger
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Destroy one of your opponent’s creatures of 3000 power or less. Afterwards, you may select and tap one of your opponent’s creatures.
29/55 (Uncommon)

Someone fused Picket Missile (kill a 3000 or less, 3 mana) and Solar Ray together. Even has the fused costs. Being able to stop 2 creatures with 1 card is killer. Killing a weenie and using your fatty to kill the tapped creature gains you tons of advantage. A must for a light/fire deck.

Chick Chick, the Ferocious Germ Swordfighter
Creature / Water + Fire / 4 / Cyber Virus + Dragonoid / 1000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Speed Attacker
- When the creature attacks, you may draw 1 card.
30/55 (Uncommon)

Two greats effects in one card. He’s advantage in a card. You pay 4 mana and gain 1 card and 1 shield destroyed, and even if he’s killed, the advantage gained is plenty. This is a card to play along with Crystal Paladin and some red weenies for a killer rush deck. This guy is just outstanding.

Judgement of the Flame’s Spear and the Water’s Blade
Spell / Water + Fire / 6
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Destroy all creatures with 3000 power or less. Afterwards, you may draw 1 card for each creature destroyed.
31/55 (Uncommon)

Wave + Draw. It even counts your creatures so be careful. However if you have 2 weenie blockers and the opponent has 2 weenie creatures, you can wipe the field and draw 4. This sort of thing is easily possible, and creates huge advantage easily. Although there is Thousand Spears (kill all 4000 or less, 6 mana fire), this is better since 4000 power creatures are not so common, and this draws for each destroyed, wow!

Queen Maiden, the Eternal
Evolution Creature / Water + Nature / 3 / Spirit Quartz / 6000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Evolution: Place on one of your Spirit Quartz.
- When this creature is summoned, name 1 card. Reveal the top card of your deck. If it is the named card add it to your hand. If it is not, place it in the mana zone.
- Double Breaker
32/55 (Uncommon)

A 3 mana Double Breaker hasn’t been seen since Valborg. Now we have deadly Spirit Quartz evolution with a Fairy Life/Draw effect. If you use Aqua Analyzer you can use it to draw, or you can just gain a mana. Either way, a Spirit Quartz deck has been in the making for awhile, and support for this decktype is now in the open. A killer Spirit Quartz deck will be made, with this card at the forefront.

Paradise of Sacred Birds and Crystal
Spell / Water + Nature / 2
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- During this turn, your multi-color creatures cannot be blocked.
33/55 (Uncommon)

Sonic Wing/Laser Wing has gained little popularity even though Wizard gives hints by reprinting the card in the base sets. This is cheaper than both and effects ALL your creatures. Spirit Quartz decks love a card like this since it will make everything unblockable. Having all your creatures unblockable for 2 is insane. Now that there are more multi-color cards to take advantage of this cards effectiveness has multiplied.

Gashi Gashi, the Brave Puppet
Creature / Darkness + Nature / 3 / Death Puppet + Wild Veggies / 2000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- When this creature loses a battle instead of placing this card in the graveyard, place both cards that battled in their respective owner’s mana zone.
34/55 (Uncommon)

This nature version of slayer is interesting. Wild Veggie decks love having a new playmate. This card is an advantage card so it should be popular.

Conversion of Life and Spiritual Energy
Spell / Darkness + Nature / 5
- Shield Trigger
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- During this turn, when your cards (other than this one) are placed in the graveyard, instead place them in your mana zone tapped.
35/55 (Uncommon)

This card has a bit more application than it may appear. When looking over the official FAQ there was an entry about this card. The question was "Does this effect only activate when your cards are sent from the battle zone to the graveyard?" The answer of course is no. If cards go to the graveyard by ANY MEANS they will be placed in the mana zone tapped. So let's say play this and then summon Aquan and draw all nature cards? By Aquan's effect they would be sent to the grave, but thanks to Conversion they are all mana'd. Definitely a nice way to get to 13 mana to play some ridiculous combos. Decks with a lot of spells can use Acacic Third. If you draw 10 cards before reaching another creature then you gain 10 mana! Although this card is hard to use it has some potential killer combos for big mana in control decks.

Rubels, the Missionary
Creature / Light / 3 / Gladiator / 2500
- When your creatures break shields, the opponent must reveal them to you.
36/55 (Common)

A vanilla creature with the ability to see broken shields. Not a very useful creature, but sometimes seeing what they have in their hand will allow you to plan. Should only go in a control deck.

Creis Dober, Guardian of the Barrier
Creature / Light / 2 / Guardian / 2000+
- Blocker
- This creature cannot attack a player.
- When this creature blocks, if there is a evolution creature in the opponent’s battle zone, this creature gets +4000.
37/55 (Common)

An evolution creature blocker! Finally a 2 mana blocker that can counter 2 mana evos like Valdios, and Barkwhip. With a new variety of 2-3 mana evolutions like Queen Maiden and Pacific Champion a blocker like this is very useful indeed. It doesn’t even need to be battling, just on the field.

Rieile, the Prophet
Creature / Light / 2 / Lightbringer / 1000
- When this creature is attacked, you may tap one of the opponent’s creatures.
38/55 (Common)

This creature is not very good, but also not bad. Attacking this creature will stop another from attacking. If the opponent has two creatures they will likely have to attack the shields first and risk a Shield Trigger. Minor deterrence only as this creature should have been 1500. It is a cheap weenie for a light civilization rush though.

Pulpy Goobie
Creature / Water / 3 / Gel Fish / 3000
- Blocker
- This creature cannot attack.
- When this creature is summoned look at the top 5 cards of your deck. Afterwards, put them back in any order.
39/55 (Common)

This is Aqua Analyzer in blocker form. Now Reincarnation Program based decks have another way of stacking their decks to utilize cards that rely on revealing a powerful card from the top of the deck. This card not only helps the decktype but also is a solid blocker on its own. A must include a Reincarnation Program deck.

Bye Bye Amoeba
Creature / Water / 3 / Cyber Virus / 1000
- When this creature is attacked, after the battle, return the attacking creature to the owner’s hand.
40/55 (Common)

This is Built-in Spiral gate with a 1000 body. This is lovely. No one wants to use their Bolshack Dragon to kill this thing. Although trading with a weenie is silly, you can use water blockers to prevent weenies from attacking this creature, so the opponent is forced to use a fatty to deal with it, which goes back to their hand. An evil card indeed.

Magical Pot
Spell / Water / 1
- Return 1 evolution creature in the battle zone to the owner’s hand.
41/55 (Common)

Bouncing Evolutions are silly right. Well they do usually take a turn to recast, and you can use it yourself on say a Chaos Worm. The real meat and potatoes of this card is the ability to bounce Vortex creatures. Unlike normal evolutions, Vortex creatures evolve from 2 creatures, and both of which are usually cost 3+ as opposed to 1-2 with a normal evolution creature. It doesn’t have a huge amount of utility, but it is a wonderfully simple way to delay Eternal Phoenix.

Fallen Monk of the Bloodstained Soil, Zahaku,
Creature / Darkness / 4 / Demon Command / 2000+
- This creature gains +3000 for each tapped creature in the opponent’s battle zone.
42/55 (Common)

This is another cheap Demon Command. It can’t stand up to Dark Molder(4 mana 7k) or Diadoros (4 mana 11k) in terms of usefulness. Both of the example demon commands have drawbacks but only minor ones in comparison with what you get in return. Zahaku can be powered up with Holy Awe and kill a fatty. Zahaku is the most stable of the 4 cost demon commands as Daidoros requires sacrifice to attack, Dark Molder (e. Vile Mulder) dies when it wins a battle so dies easily. Zahaku can easily get to 11k with an Awe and if attacked is 5k minimum so won’t die to weenie like Darkmolder can. It isn’t a bad card at all, just not as good as the others, since they can Double Break Shields which Zahaku cannot.

Niyaari, the Puppet Bomb
Creature / Darkness / 2 / Death Puppet / 1000
- When this creature is attacked, it gains “Slayer” until the end of the turn.
43/55 (Common)

Attacking shields with impunity is great. No matter what this guy is an even trade. Removal costs at least 2, and using a 1 drop to kill it means the opponent has lost tempo. However it can be chump blocked so be wary of this. However clear the blockers with Critical Blade and attack without fear. This will give your opponents fits of annoyance.

Nightmare Machine
Spell / Darkness / 5
- Shield Trigger
- Destroy one of your untapped creatures. Afterwards, the opponent chooses and destroys one of his untapped creatures.
44/55 (Uncommon)

If you don’t have an untapped creature only the opponent destroys one of theirs! This makes this card rather good, since you can play it when only they have a creature, or trigger when they attack and all your creatures are tapped. However Death Sentence is better than this since he still gets to choose, and this costs more than Sentence. However it is another black removal. As long as you don’t have an untapped creature, it’s a triggered Death Smoke, a handy way to pinpoint destroy their biggest threat.

Langren, the Lone Wolf
Creature / Fire / 2 / Dragonoid / 4000
- If there is another untapped creature in the battle zone, this creature cannot attack.
45/55 (Common)

This creature has a hefty drawback. A single blocker stops this from attacking without even having to block. You use this in a red/black or a deck that kills untapped creatures so you always attack with everything. If you can’t assure yourself of attacking, this creature is a wasted summon. However getting a 4000 power creature for 2 can be rather good.

Zack Ranbaa, the Sword Attacker
Creature / Fire / 2 / Dragonoid / 1000+
- If all the cards in your mana zone are tapped, this creature gets +2000.
46/55 (Common)

Zack is perfect in a rush deck. A rush deck must use all its mana perfectly to work, and if you do this you have a 3000 for 2 mana. It’s not as good as Snip Striker Bullraizer in my opinion but it is still a cheap dragonoid. Made for using “Legend Attacker” which gives all dragonoids +4000 and Double Breaker, and turns thems into Armored Dragons for the turn.

Joe’s Toolkit
Creature / Fire / 2 / Xeno Parts / 1000
- When this creature is attacked, you may destroy one of your opponent’s creatures with 2000 power or less.
47/55 (Common)

If you’ve noticed, each civilizations gets a 1000 creature with one of the civilizations cheap spells tacked on when it is attacked. Well the effect prevents a 2000 creature from killing it, making it a deadly play. Who wants to kill this thing with their Rias on the field. Many good creatures are 1000-2000 power and punishing your opponent for attacking this is a great ability. It’s great for rush as the opponent has to deal with this or die, and loses a creature for dealing with it. It’s win-win for the summoner.

Toxic Wasp
Creature / Nature / 4 / Giant Insect / 3000+
- Power Attacker +3000
48/55 (Common)

Nature gets a cheap way to deal with Valdios finally. Of course being 6000 allows it to kill all the new 5000 evolutions and creatures at a cheap cost. Giant Insect decks will also find it useful.

Pocopen, the Counterattacking Fairy
Creature / Nature / 2 / Snow Fairy / 2000
- When this creature is attacked, the opponent must select one card in their mana zone, and send it to the graveyard.
49/55 (Common)

Well this card isn't as good as I thought, whoops. Still Snow Fairy decks get a solid, cheap Snow Fairy with a good effect. You don't want to attack this fairy or else you get counterattacked.

Pixie Cocoon
Spell / Nature / 2
- Shield Trigger
- After this spell is cast, instead of placing it in the graveyard, place it in the mana zone.
50/55 (Common)

How do you improve Fairy Life? You send the spell itself to the mana zone instead of the top of the deck. Now decks can play effectively 8 Fairy Life. Using Essence Elf you can play it for 1, effectively increasing your mana for free. Not only this but you don’t risk sending a useful card to the mana zone, and it triggers. More acceleration for nature.

Strange Insect Gyunair
Creature / Light + Darkness / 4 / Rainbow Phantom + Parasite Worm / 2500
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Blocker
- This creature cannot attack a player.
- Slayer
51/55 (Common)

Curse Pendant just got an extra 500 power and the ability to attack creatures. This is pretty good. Now it can actually block 2000 power creatures without dying, and actually attack creatures tapped with Solar Ray. A light/dark deck should heavily consider running this creature.

Keen, the Mobile Sage
Creature / Light + Fire / 3 / Gladiator + Armoroid / 4000+
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- Blocker
- This creature cannot attack a player.
- Power Attacker +2500
52/55 (Common)

This blocker is a tap-killer just waiting to kill Bolshack Dragon or Valdios, or Queen Maiden. This creature is perfect for a Rumble Gate/Tap Kill/”can attack untapped creatures” deck.

Stubborn Jasper
Creature / Water + Fire / 2 / Spirit Quartz / 1000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- This creature must attack every turn, if possible.
- When this creature is destroyed, instead of placing it in the graveyard you may return it to your hand.
53/55 (Common)

Does Wizards realize the annoyance they have created. Not only have they made this thing a cheap Spirit Quartz to be evolved into a 3 mana Double Breaker, but it combines two of the most annoying cards in the game, Aqua Soldier and Blaze Claw. For a mere 2 mana this is the perfect bait for Queen Maiden, while in the mean-time taking shields without dying. Again, you play blockers so creatures like this don’t eat all your shields.

Acacic Second, the Electromagnetic Tree Spirit
Creature / Water + Nature / 5 / Cyber Lord + Mystery Totem / 3000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- When this creature is summoned, you may draw 1 card.
- When this creature is destroyed, instead of placing it in the graveyard, place it in your mana zone.
54/55 (Common)

This is basically a fusion of Aqua Hulcus and Mighty Shouter. Similar to MTG’s Solemn Simulcum in terms of being a card with advantage. This card is a bit expensive but gives you +2 card advantage (a draw, a mana in addition to it being a creature). This card exemplifies the card/mana advantage water/nature decks are designed to produce. Water/Nature decks should consider including this “advantage in a can” card.

Animatrain, the Daring Beast
Creature / Darkness + Nature / 2 / Hedrian + Horn Beast / 4000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- When you have more shields than your opponent, this creature cannot attack.
55/55 (Common)

This green/black combination just wants to be the new aggressive deck in town. However the effect limits the aggressiveness. This card is designed to be an evolution bait for Hedrian or Horn Beasts, being protected from Searing Wave-ish mass removal. A solid early evo bait, than can take that 1st shield without problems.

Also here’s some new promo cards:

Matchless Dragon Knight Dorzack
Creature / Fire + Nature / 6 / Armored Dragon + Earth Dragon / 7000
- When this card is placed in the mana zone, it is placed into the mana zone tapped.
- When another of your dragons attacks, you may choose one of your opponent’s creatures of 5000 power or less and place it in their mana zone.
- Double Breaker
P27/Y3

This card came with the DM Movie and is reason enough to pay your 10$ to see it. This is an interesting card in that its removal effect combines both fire and nature removal. With this card on the field, and a dragon you can keep sending opposing blockers to the mana zone. While not as good as destroying outright, it can be a boon, preventing Aqua Revivor from returning to the opponent’s hand and returning to block your dragons. It also has nice stats.

Divine Green Dragon, Soulgardas
Creature / Nature / 7 / Earth Dragon / 8000
- Power Attacker +2000
- When this creature is destroyed you may send one Fire Bird and one Earth Dragon from your mana zone to your graveyard. If you do, this creature remains in the battle zone.
P20/Y3

Interesting card, but rather high in cost. Fun to play I would imagine, however. Usually you’d drop Bolmeteus or Bolbalzack at the 7 drop position.

Future Slash
Spell / Darkness / 7
- Look at your opponent’s deck and send up to two cards to their graveyard. The opponent shuffles their deck afterwards.
P23/Y3

This is a weaker version of Hell Slash which is three cards for 8. However it contributes to a deck destruction deck. Now with 12 deck destructors and light/dark dual civilization cards, a stall/deck destruction deck could become viable.

I hope you enjoyed reading this super long translation/commentary. If you have any comments feel free to say them. This was a fun set to translate as it introduced my favorite card combinations. I am glad there are finally fire/water, light/dark, and water/nature dual civilization cards. Spirit Quartz seems like a really fun deck and it might be fun playing an Acacic Trio deck getting out Acacic First, Acacic Second, and Acacic Third on the field at once. I’d love seeing a Vortex that combined all three into one, lol. Here are my top 10 favorite cards of the set:

1. Acacic First, the Dragon of Electromagnetic Rotation (This guy is the real Eternal Phoenix, unkillable, coming out cheap, and killing untapped creatures.)
2. Eternal Phoenix, Phoenix of the Dragon Flame (The card the set is named for. It’s just an awesome card with incredible art.)
3. Unleashed Geccheru (I don’t believe they made something like this, you can get a shield with every attack)
4. Queen Maiden, the Eternal (3 mana Double Breaker is great, and you get a free mana with the summoning. I love it.)
5. Judgement of the Flame’s Spear and the Water’s Blade (Searing Wave and Card Draw, this has to be the biggest card advantage switch imaginable with just 1 card. Kill 3 creatures and draw 3 cards for a +5 advantage. Just nuts!)
6. Acacic Third, the Electromagnetic Bandit (I just love being able to turn my weenie into a Billion Degree Dragon)
7. Acacic Second, the Electromagnetic Tree Spirit (Card advantage is awesome, Hulcushouter is funny)
8. Courtney, Fairy of the Summer Breeze (Five Color Deck Support people, I love 5 color decks, and he makes them possible)
9. Chick Chick, the Ferocious Germ Swordfighter (Speed Attacker and Card Draw, the two things rush decks love)
10. Mobile Saint Meermax (Who enjoys Burst Shotting repeatedly? I do! With a power-up spell even fatties aren’t safe from his wrath)

This is a set where even the worst cards are decent. Even compared with recent sets, this one is very, very good. So please give you thoughts/comments/etc. Cecillbill, you should Duel Yammer this since it is an article of immense proportion (7900+ words), just tell me how to send it to you.

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