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Starter Deck (2008) (Page 1)

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LIGHT / Spellcaster / Level 1 / ATK 0 / DEF 0
When this card is Summoned, select 1 monster your opponent controls. This card's ATK and DEF become equal to the selected monster's original ATK and DEF.
Rating: 3
Comments: Its low base stats an the fact that it can only select the original ATK of opponent's monsters are why it's rating is only 3 stars. Other than that it's a decent card to use!
Frequency Magician
LIGHT / Spellcaster-Type Tuner / Level 2 / ATK 800 / DEF 400
When this card is Normal Summoned, place 1 Spell Counter on it (max. 1). You can remove 1 Spell Counter from this card to have 1 face-up monster you control gain 500 ATK, until the End Phase.
Rating: 2
Comments: Another weak Tuner monster but it's because and only because he's a Tuner monster that his rating isn't 1 star as he frequently ends up getting destroyed.
Magna Drago
FIRE / Dragon-Type Tuner / Level 2 / ATK 1400 / DEF 600
Each time this card inflicts Battle Damage to your opponent, it gains 200 ATK.
Rating: 2
Comments: Same as 5DS1-EN002's comments.
Speed Warrior
WIND / Warrior / Level 2 / ATK 900 / DEF 400
During the Battle Phase of the turn you Normal Summon this card, you can double its original ATK until the end of the Battle Phase.
Rating: 2
Comments: Thankfully, his ATK doubles if Normal Summoned, letting him stay for one turn but after that, he's no match for more than 90% of the monsters out there.
Junk Synchron
DARK / Warrior-Type Tuner / Level 3 / ATK 1300 / DEF 500
When this card is Normal Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 Level 2 or lower monster from your Graveyard in face-up Defense Position. That monster's effect(s) is negated.
Rating: 2
Comments: Unimpressive stats but he does make summoning Junk Warrior or another Level 5 Synchro monster much easier.
Sonic Chick
EARTH / Winged Beast / Level 1 / ATK 300 / DEF 300
This card cannot be destroyed by battle with a monster that has 1900 or more ATK.
Rating: 2
Comments: It can survive on the field longer than most monsters with her stats but Spirit Reaper is better since he stay on the field against any monster.
Atlantean Pikeman
WATER / Sea Serpent / Level 2 / ATK 1400 / DEF 0
The Great Ocean Lord, who reigns over the depths, is served by these lancers. Deep-sea creatures exist in fear of facing the stream of attacks their lances are capable of.
Rating: 1
Comments: This is the "great ocean lord"? Hardly! He's no match for even Sorcerer of the Doomed (1450 ATK)
Renge, Gatekeeper of Dark World
DARK / Fiend / Level 4 / ATK 100 / DEF 2100
His renowned athletic physique has made him famous with the populace of Dark World. They call him "Iron Wall Renge" because no one can break through his incredible defenses.
Rating: 2
Comments: Same as 5DS1-EN005's comments.
Spiral Serpent
WATER / Sea Serpent / Level 8 / ATK 2900 / DEF 2900
When huge whirlpools lay cities asunder, it is the hunger of this sea serpent at work. No one has ever escaped its dreaded Spiral Wave to accurately describe the terror they experienced.
Rating: 1
Comments: A serpent with only 2900 ATK and DEF is sure to go into a death spiral when facing monsters like BEWD and stronger or cards like Bottomless.
Woodborg Inpachi
FIRE / Machine / Level 5 / ATK 500 / DEF 2500
The new form of the enigmatic Inpachi, remodeled by cutting-edge Dark World technology. Maneuverability has been sacrificed for strong armor, which was considered more important.
Rating: 1
Comments: He has 2500 DEF but is unworthy of being used when Millennium Shield has 3000 DEF for the same tribute so use him instead.
Charcoal Inpachi
FIRE / Pyro / Level 1 / ATK 100 / DEF 2100
A wicked wooden spirit that has burned out. The barbecue grilled with this charcoal is so awesome that everybody thinks it's priceless.
Rating: 2
Comments: 2100 DEF may allow him to survive against some monsters like Gemini Elf and Cyber Dragon but will not allow him to get a higher rating with only 100 ATK and no decent effect.
Dark Blade
DARK / Warrior / Level 4 / ATK 1800 / DEF 1500
They say he is a dragon manipulating warrior from the dark world. His attack is tremendous, using his great swords with vicious power.
Rating: 3
Comments: This guy is perfect for Synchro Summoning because unlike Axe Raider, he can stand up to stronger monsters. In fact, he's perfect to start any duel off!
Axe Raider
EARTH / Warrior / Level 4 / ATK 1700 / DEF 1150
An axe-wielding monster of tremendous strength and agility.
Rating: 1
Comments: Yes he can be used for Synchro Summoning but he's not playable so use a playable monster instead.
Water Spirit
WATER / Aqua-Type Tuner / Level 1 / ATK 400 / DEF 1200
This ancient water spirit haunts the glacial monoliths of Antarctica. It has the power to seep into the pores of any substance and chill it to the bone.
Rating: 2
Comments: Same as 5DS1-EN001's comments.
Tune Warrior
EARTH / Warrior-Type Tuner / Level 3 / ATK 1600 / DEF 200
The Warrior's antenna can attune it to any energy wave. It can monitor transmissions from miles away but always suffers from bad reception.
Rating: 2
Comments: His only reason for getting 2 stars over 1 star is because he is a Tuner monster.