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card review Andro Sphinx (Exclusive Pack): 1/4 Sphinx Combo review

Card Review
Andro Sphinx (Exclusive Pack): click to enlarge
Andro Sphinx (Exclusive Pack)

Card text:

You can pay 500 Life Points to Special Summon this card when "Pyramid of Light" is on the field. This card cannot attack during the turn that it is Normal Summoned or Special Summoned. This card cannot be Special Summoned from the Graveyard. If this card destroys a Defense Position monster as a result of battle, inflict damage to your opponent's Life Points equal to half of the ATK of the destroyed monster.

  • Number: EP1-EN002
  • Rarity: Ultra Rare
  • Card Type: Monster / Effect
  • Monster Type: Beast
  • Attack Points: 3000
  • Defense Points: 2500
  • Level / Rank: 10
  • Attribute: Light
  • Password: 15013468
SP = Short Print (Common);
SSP = Super Short Print (Common);
Andro Sphinx (Exclusive Pack)
1/4 Sphinx Combo review

written by gamerking128
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General description:
This is my first out of 4 reviews to cover the mostly misinterperited sphinx combo. I am looking to get the cards but no one wants the cards that i have so i only have Telia and Thenin. But Anyway, on with the review!

The monster is powerful in terms of atack and defence and is the equivalent of a Blue-Eyes. The effect will keep your opponent under fire untill you feel like getting out Thenin.

Strategies and game play:
Not a very strategic card but powerful with an effect like half of fairy meteor crush you can kill your opponents monsters and sac it, and telia for thenin with a dark hole or activate POL and destroy it with a heavy storm.

Combos with other cards:
Obviously the entire sphinx combo, but there is a way to have all the sphinxes on the field at the same time. With a ray of light you can get them back in your deck or other cards that get any cards from the grave into your deck or hand cause it's not a special summon from the grave.

Ways to counteract it:
with any card that negates effects or the legal replacements for raigeki (Raigeki Break, Lightning Vortex, Divine wrath, etc...), also if you have a wall of illusion set and he atacks it then that person will be *beep* at you.

All the power of a Blue eyes and an effect of a fairy meteor crush.
Pay a measly 500 life points to get him out with Piramid of light.

he's very vunrable to magic/trap, monster effects. stronger atacks, it takes 3 not 1 not 2 but 3 monsters to normal summon it so that is most likely not going to happen.

this card is only avalable in the ep1 movie pack as an ultra rare card

Artwork and aesthetics:
is is the more humanish of the sphinxes and the artwork is ok

Overall rating:
the card has some downsides but is only really useful in the entire summoning step of getting Thenin the Great Sphinx out to reign down hell on your opponent. 4.74/10


Modified on December 5, 2013 02:00 pm

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Avatar for jony5000
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October 30, 2004
Subject:    Posted: November 24, 2005 06:36 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Nice review, i personally like this card despite all the weaknesses you mentioned. oh btw.. you only need two offerings to normal summon these guys..
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Subject:    Posted: November 26, 2005 06:54 am Reply with quote Report content icon

actually, the effect is more like a played-down E-Hero Flame Wingman instead of FMC, but good review
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Subject:    Posted: December 5, 2013 01:58 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

A lot of people seem to have forgotten about this card and the combo, thankyou for letting us remember it for a moment, time to forget it again
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Subject:    Posted: December 5, 2013 02:00 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Good review, if you came back again it´d be easy to be the review for the week
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Subject:    Posted: December 5, 2013 02:00 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Also this card is great to fusion summon with...the dark fusion require monsters like this
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Subject:    Posted: December 2, 2014 07:59 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

personally i quite like this review
keep it up
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Subject: Andro   Posted: December 13, 2014 07:39 am Reply with quote Report content icon

"legal replacements of raigeki" You do know Raigeki is currently at one right?

Also 3 tributes? Bro 7 and higher are 2 tributes
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