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card review Grateful Dead, Lord of Demons: The Shadow King

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Grateful Dead, Lord of Demons

Card text:

*  Evolution - Put on 1 of your creatures with "Command" in its race.

*  When you put this creature into the battle zone, return any number of creatures from your graveyard to your hand.

*  Double breaker

*  When this creature leaves the battle zone, you may put a psychic creature with a cost of 7 or less into the battle zone from your hyperspatial zone.

  • Collector Number: S2
  • Rarity: Super Rare
  • Type: Evolution Creature
  • Race: Demon Command
  • Power: 11000
  • Mana Number: 1
  • Cost: 7
  • Civilization: Darkness
  • Artist: NINNIN
Grateful Dead, Lord of Demons
The Shadow King

written by LV31
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General description:
OK, so for every Heads, there's Tails, For every Good force, there's always a Bad one, for every Hero there's a Villain, for every Yin, there's Yang, and for every Grateful Life, there's a Grateful Dead. And yes of course, for every Grateful Life Review, there's a Grateful Dead Review so lets get started on it.

In a similar manner to the Grateful Life review, This Creature is an Evo, with the condition that it evolves from ANY creature with "Command in it's race: Flame, Gaia, Cyber, Demon, Angel, Soul, Red Command, World Command and Rainbow Command (this includes the new King Command Dragon and Devil Command Dragons, Coming at some point in TCO)

This Creature has the power to Summon Psychics when conditions are met, and have the ability to manipulate the Graveyard. Obviously, since it's darkness, it's abilities will focus less on mana, and more on the Grave. Once it's summoned, you can Retrieve any amount of creatures, NOT SPELLS (for those who like to spam spells with Knight Magic, or in general, or for others who used this effect wrong over and over again; you know who you are)

Strategies and game play:
I figure this will be a great way to retrieve any of your lost creatures, that might've been swamped by Terror pit, or discarded, by Jenny, the Dismantling puppet or Ghost Touch. Or if your a Darkness deck user, and you had to sacrifice your creatures to ensure your opponent got the same punishment. (Ex, Daidalos, General of fury "fuels" his attacks by "eating your creatures", or Deathrios, allows you to kill one of your reapers, to kill one of your opponent's creatures, And Olzekia, General of Decapitation is another one.) Once this dude's summoned, you can gather all those cards back, dust them off and send them back into the Battle Zone for Round 2. To make things more fun, when Grateful Dead dies, he leaves your opponent a present: a Cost 7 or less Psychic of your choice (Genji, Cyber G, Etc. those awesome guys)

Combos with other cards:
Hogan Blaster (my new favorite water spell) can be used to summon him easy, granted you have a Command in your deck (I didn't at the Time) Speaking of Hogan, Cyber G Hogan's Chain Cascade ability works by revealing the top 2 cards of your deck. If both just so happen to cost less than he does then they're sent into the Battle Zone. If you get Grateful Dead, Set it on Cyber G, since he's a Cyber Command. They're other combos, but that's one that i can think of off the top of my head.

Ways to counteract it:
Other than basically bouncing, destroying it, and snaring it (which are pretty bad ideas if you have Psychics) there's no other way of countering it. However, if you can empty your opponent's Graveyard (Hell Soul recall or something of that nature) you can keep your opponent from recycling his old cards back to his hand.

Ability to retrieve Dead creatures from the Grave. In addition to summoning a Psychic when it leaves the Battle Zone

The ability to Only retrieve creatures from the grave and nothing else; Summoning a Psychic when it leaves, rather than coming into.

Artwork and aesthetics:
Similar Artwork to Grateful Life, like a Armored Mutant Centaur with Green lightning lol. He's charging to the left, while Grateful Life is Charging to the Right (Imagine if they could Link Up?)

Overall rating:
I'm gonna give him a 9, instead of an intended 10, due to the fact that his ability to retrieve only creatures, while not so much of a big deal at first, but maybe bad if your need spell/Cross Gear is trapped in the grave. Also compared to Grateful Life, The ability to summon a Psychic is late. I think it'd be better to have the psychic on the field, to add to your army of creatures, so to speak, and not wait until it leaves just for it to get replaced.

SO, yeah, i had too do this review, for the sake of the both of them. SO you guys know what to do: Comment and Rate People


Modified on December 11, 2012 09:48 am

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Avatar for waileukwu
Subject:    Posted: August 8, 2011 08:35 am Reply with quote Report content icon

u forgot combo with Olzekia G. That is one beautiful beast that pairs insanely well with Grateful Dead. Kill dead, summon G then awaken it. You can rinse and repeat if u have another dead in grave prior or in hand (since u can get it back from grave), then evolve dead on awakened G. This cycle crushes hand of opponent easily, and then pair with using dead to summon psychic ganveet. Beautiful

U can also mention some suiciding tools to kill dead.
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