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Starter Deck New Card Ratings (Page 1)

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Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz (Spoiler)
YS11-EN043
Card Type: Xyz Monster
Card Info Grenosaurus
FIRE / Dinosaur-Type Xyz / Rank 3 / ATK 2000 / DEF 1900
2 Level 3 monsters
When this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; inflict 1000 damage to your opponent.
SUPER RARE
Rating: 2
Comments: It's got the second-highest ATK of the first Xyz in the US but its effect gives it the same rating as the others because you have to detach an Xyz Material to activate it.
YS11-EN042
Card Type: Xyz Monster
Card Info Gachi Gachi Gantetsu
EARTH / Rock-Type Xyz / Rank 2 / ATK 500 / DEF 1800
2 Level 2 monsters
If this face-up card would be destroyed, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card instead. Face-up monsters you control gain 200 ATK and DEF for each Xyz Material attached to this card.
SUPER RARE
Rating: 2
Comments: It doesn't provide much of a boost for monsters but can save itself from destruction by any means twice.
YS11-EN041
Card Type: Xyz Monster
Card Info Number 39: Utopia
LIGHT / Warrior-Type Xyz / Rank 4 / ATK 2500 / DEF 2000
2 Level 4 monsters
When any player's monster declares an attack: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the attack. When this card is targeted for an attack, while it has no Xyz Materials: Destroy this card.
ULTRA RARE
Rating: 2
Comments: If it could stop attacks and stay on the field when attacked without an Xyz Material, I'd rate it higher but it can't negate more than two attacks at the moment so it's stuck with 2 out of 5 stars.
YS11-EN032
Card Type: Trap Card
Card Info Xyz Effect
Normal Trap
When you Xyz Summon a monster: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy it.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: This one almost goes a bit further than Xyz Energy because it can destroy any card on the field and doesn't require you to detach any Xyz Materials but takes longer to activate.
YS11-EN023
Card Type: Spell Card
Card Info Xyz Energy
Normal Spell
Detach 1 Xyz Material you control to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that target.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: Since Xyz Monsters are fairly easy to summon, I can give this 2/5 stars because it doesn't require much in exchange for letting you destroy an opponent's monster.
YS11-EN022
Card Type: Spell Card
Card Info Harmonic Waves
Normal Spell
Target 1 face-up monster on the field; it becomes Level 4 until the End Phase.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: An easy way to Xyz Summon a Rank 4 Xyz monster or Synchro Summon a monster but that's all I can say for this because that's about all its text has available for you.
YS11-EN021
Card Type: Spell Card
Card Info Blustering Winds
Normal Spell
Target 1 face-up monster you control; it gains 1000 ATK and DEF until your next Standby Phase.
COMMON
Rating: 1
Comments: Maybe these blustering winds can carry this card away because it's outclassed by Axe of Despair, which applies 1000 ATK to the monster while equipped.
YS11-EN011
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Shine Knight
LIGHT / Warrior / Level 3 / ATK 400 / DEF 1900
This card is Level 4 while in face-up Defense Position.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: He's got some DEF and his effect makes him Level 4 while in Defense Mode, which is where you'll literally want him for that Synchro Summon or Xyz Summon.
YS11-EN010
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Tenshin
LIGHT / Fairy / Level 2 / ATK 800 / DEF 100
This card gains 400 ATK for each face-up Level 2 monster you control.
COMMON
Rating: 1
Comments: Doesn't matter that his effect includes himself because that's a mere 1200 ATK, which is still poor. Tenshin will NOT be building from this guy.
YS11-EN009
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Key Man the Key Warrior
EARTH / Warrior / Level 2 / ATK 1000 / DEF 500
Once per turn, during your Main Phase: You can make this card Level 3 until the End Phase.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: Another card for an easy Rank 3 Xyz Summon but nothing more as he's just as bad as Feedback Warrior for everything else.
YS11-EN008
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Speed Bird
WIND / Winged Beast / Level 4 / ATK 1200 / DEF 1000
When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 2 Level 2 monsters in your Graveyard; Special Summon them, but their effects are negated.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: Easy Rank 2 Xyz Summon but that's really it because of how specific the monsters are that this card brings out.
YS11-EN007
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Feedback Warrior
EARTH / Warrior / Level 3 / ATK 800 / DEF 700
When this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 face-up monster you control; it becomes Level 3.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: The only thing he's good for in uses is to make for an easy Rank 3 Xyz Summon because he's pitiful everywhere else you look.
YS11-EN006
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Ganbara Knight
LIGHT / Warrior / Level 4 / ATK 0 / DEF 1800
When this face-up Attack Position card is targeted for an attack: You can change it to Defense Position.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: Well if you're desperate for another monster to bring out via Shining Angel, at least this guy goes to Defense Mode when attacked and has some DEF to probably stop the attack.
YS11-EN005
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Zubaba Knight
EARTH / Warrior / Level 3 / ATK 1600 / DEF 900
If this card attacks a face-up Defense Position monster: Destroy that monster at the start of the Damage Step (without damage calculation).
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: Gravity Bind and Level Limit - Area B can't stop its attacks and it destroys any face up Defense Position monster it attacks without damage calculation but Drillroid goes one better.
Starter Deck: Duelist Toolbox (Spoiler)
5DS3-EN042
Card Type: Synchro Monster
Card Info X-Saber Wayne
EARTH / Warrior-Type Synchro / Level 5 / ATK 2100 / DEF 400
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
When this card is Synchro Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Warrior-Type monster from your hand.
SUPER RARE
Rating: 2
Comments: Sure doesn't beat Marauding Captain but he's better than some of the other cards I've rated here.
5DS3-EN039
Card Type: Synchro Monster
Card Info Junk Destroyer
EARTH / Warrior-Type Synchro / Level 8 / ATK 2600 / DEF 2500
"Junk Synchron" + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
When this card is Synchro Summoned, you can select and destroy cards on the field, up to the number of non-Tuner monsters used as Synchro Material Monsters for this card.
ULTRA RARE
Rating: 2
Comments: You'll need to use at least 2 non Tuners to  make this guy worth Synchro Summoning but he's a one-time event with the effect.
5DS3-EN029
Card Type: Trap Card
Card Info Wild Tornado
Normal Trap
Select 1 face-up card in the Spell & Trap Card Zones and destroy it. The controller of the destroyed card can then Set 1 Spell or Trap Card from their hand. If this Set card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, select and destroy 1 face-up card on the field.
COMMON
Rating: 1
Comments: Gee, maybe I should get my Pokèball and catch it. Then again, it's not worth catching with cards like Mystical Space Typhoon.
5DS3-EN019
Card Type: Spell Card
Card Info Half Shut
Quick-Play Spell
Select 1 face-up monster on the field. That monster cannot be destroyed by battle this turn, and its ATK is halved until the End Phase of this turn.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: Best to use this in Stall Decks because otherwise, this card's playability is simply shut.
5DS3-EN005
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Synchron Explorer
EARTH / Machine / Level 2 / ATK 0 / DEF 700
When this card is Normal Summoned, you can select 1 "Synchron" monster in your Graveyard and Special Summon it. Its effects are negated.
SUPER RARE
Rating: 2
Comments: He lends a helping hand to the necessary Synchron monsters needed for the Synchro Summon of Synchro Monsters like Junk Warrior but you have to Normal Summon him to get the effect.
5DS3-EN004
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Rapid Warrior
WIND / Warrior / Level 4 / ATK 1200 / DEF 200
During your Main Phase 1, you can activate this card's effect. If you do, it can attack your opponent directly this turn. Other monsters cannot attack during the turn you activate this effect.
SUPER RARE
Rating: 1
Comments: The only thing rapid about him is his playability which has probably dropped to microscopic levels.
Starter Deck 2009 (Spoiler)
5DS2-EN043
Card Type: Synchro Monster
Card Info X-Saber Urbellum
EARTH / Warrior-Type Synchro / Level 7 / ATK 2200 / DEF 1300
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
When this card inflicts Battle Damage to your opponent, if your opponent has 4 or more cards in their hand, place 1 random card from their hand on top of their Deck
SUPER RARE
Rating: 2
Comments: I would rate him 1 star but at least he requires only 2 non-specific monsters and is Level 7 but is overall not very playable.
5DS2-EN041
Card Type: Synchro Monster
Card Info Road Warrior
LIGHT / Warrior-Type Synchro / Level 8 / ATK 3000 / DEF 1500
"Road Synchron" + 2 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn, you can Special Summon 1 Level 2 or lower Warrior or Machine-Type monster from your Deck.
ULTRA RARE
Rating: 1
Comments: This guy just isn't worth the effort it takes to bring him out. You're much better off using Red Dragon Archfiend since he lets you use any Tuner and non-Tuners and has a better effect.
5DS2-EN033
Card Type: Trap Card
Card Info Gottoms' Emergency Call
Normal Trap
Activate only if there is a face-up "X-Saber" monster(s) on the field. Select 2 "X-Saber" monsters in either player's Graveyard(s). Special Summon those monsters to your side of the field.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: Like X-Saber Galahad, this card should only be run in an X-Saber deck.
5DS2-EN021
Card Type: Spell Card
Card Info Pride of the Weak
Continuous Spell
When a Level 2 or lower monster you control destroys an opponent's monster by battle and sends it to the Graveyard, if you have no cards in your hand, draw 2 cards.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: You might pull this off with Krebons or Copycat but having no cards in your hand isn't any easier.
5DS2-EN020
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info X-Saber Galahad
EARTH / Warrior / Level 4 / ATK 1800 / DEF 800
If this card attacks an opponent's monster, this card gains 300 ATK during the Damage Step only. If this card is attacked by an opponent's monster, this card loses 500 ATK during the Damage Step only. When this card is selected as an attack target, you can Tribute another "Saber" monster to negate the attack.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: His effect brings his rating down, which is a shame because his stats would be worthy of a 3-star rating. He is best used in an X-Saber deck but right now, that might not be possible.
5DS2-EN019
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info X-Saber Airbellum
EARTH / Beast-Type Tuner / Level 3 / ATK 1600 / DEF 200
When this card inflicts Battle Damage to your opponent by a direct attack, discard 1 random card from your opponent's hand.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: Obviously people seem to think this guy is amazing for Rescue Cat Synchro but since I don't run that deck, he's really nothing more than a lame Tuner monster to me.
5DS2-EN007
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Powered Tuner
WATER / Dragon / Level 4 / ATK 1400 / DEF 1000
This card gains 500 ATK for each face-up Tuner monster on the field.
COMMON
Rating: 2
Comments: At least you'll have a somewhat powerhouse when the field has a decent amount of Tuners out but they won't be out for long.
5DS2-EN006
Card Type: Effect Monster
Card Info Road Synchron
LIGHT / Machine-Type Tuner / Level 4 / ATK 1600 / DEF 800
If this card is used for the Synchro Summon of a monster other than "Road Warrior", its Level is decreased by 2. If this card attacks, at the end of the Damage Step, increase its Level by 1 until the End Phase.
SUPER RARE
Rating: 2
Comments: It is a Tuner monster but not necessarily a Level 4 one unless used for Road Warrior. Overall, it isn't very good but does have some minor playability.
5DS2-EN004
Card Type: Normal Monster
Card Info X-Saber Anu Piranha
EARTH / Warrior / Level 4 / ATK 1800 / DEF 1100
A female X-Saber Warrior, known for her graceful attacks and calm decision making in battle. Her ambition is merciless, and strikes fear in the hearts of her enemies.
COMMON
Rating: 3
Comments: Solid stats for a Level 4 Normal Monster!