Hey guys , Iím kaka , and this is my new card review .This one in particular is one that Iíve been wanting to do for weeks. First of all , Iím gonna introduce this beatifull creature to youÖ.
Civilization : Darkness
Mana Cost : 8
Power : 8000
Effect : At the beginning of your turn, you may put an Alien creature into the battle zone from your graveyard.
■ Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)
Missokatsu comes from the miso-katsu variation of the tonkatsu dish that is very popular in the Nagoyaarea of Japan. The Shachihoko cards also reference Nagoya (This creature is also based on the Shachihoko).
Hell MISSOKATSU is a card that was released recently in the game in Japan, as a very rare for set " DMX-07 Battle Royale! Heroes Victory Booster: Roar of the Wild Battle",. and since then it was just a card that was always held in high regard.
Now , letís talk about the art ; Because this card is a recent card , the art and even theme is pretty awesome , and as we can see , Hell MISSOKATSU is all black , with some pretty impressive curves and decorations especially on his big tail .The whole body Is padded with yellow elements . This kind of decorations is very known in Japan , I donít knowÖ maybe because they are addicted to dragons and imaginary things, lol .
Afterwards , you can notice that his head is huge , with yellow eyes and big scales everywhere. We can also , see the appearance of the anime character ď Shachihoko (シャチホコ) ď who is katstutaís competitor in the Duel Masters Victory Anime.
ArgggÖ. So as one can see , Hell MISSOKATSU is a most excellent example of an alien / black command dragon , being nothing short of a necromancer king .
Similar creatures of the new race ď Black Command DragonĒ :
Well , we will move to another part , itís the most important part :
Hell MISSOKATSU can be used in different ways , for example , you can play it in a dragon deck , therefore, you can summon it very easily , by using the dragon+fire bird combo : Cocco lupia + Bolshack N EX .
However , itís more preferable to play it in hunter + alien deck , and by adding Pudding Pudding The Eternal , you can have better choices , hence , you can control the battle zone and break opponents shields more faster , especially if you use Eternal Meteor Kaiser that makes your creatures speed attackers.
This creature was released in this set : DMR Ė 03 , it is really cool , well rounded , and an absolute defeat to the opponent if used correctly.
Example of decks based on the JP meta :
1 X Alien Father
3 X Atsuto , The Duel Strategist
1 X Bolbalzack X
2 X Gill , Supergalactic Dragon
1 X Geo Horn , The Lively
2 X Hell MISSOKATSU
1 X Liger Blade , Fierce Tiger
4 X Marauder Deis Drive
2 X Pudding Pudding , The Eternal
2 X Thunder Blade , Wolf Tiger
4 X Zabi Barrel , Western Doll
2 X Zabi Olzekia , Demonic Sword General
1 X Colorful Dance
4 x Emergency Typhoon
3 X Faerie Life
3 X Hades Death Gate
3 X Primal scream
1 X Spiral Gate
And finally , there is last thing that seem to be interesting in this wonderfull / evil creature ; itís the race . Well , yeah , MISSOKATSU have two races ; Alien and Black command dragon , and as we know , there are a bunch of dragon evos like : ‹berdragon Bajula , Supernova Apollonus DragerionÖ.
Also, We have to mention that alien race contains many evil creatures , that are in the same time they fit with MISSOKATSU and the best is example is Zabi Olzekia , Demonic Sword general.
As a matter of fact, Darknessís best arguable presence in the metagame, both at the moment in Japan and throughout the gameís history is due to grave related effects. And the strongest forms of Dark revival are featured on the ban/restrict list, but whereas Inferno Gate and Inferno Sign were great because they could play a strong(er) creature directly from grave to battle .
Now, Hell MISSOKATSU Letís hope that he donít get banned) fits very well with some cards for example : Atsuto , the duel strategist , Emergency Typhoon , Bone Dance Charger , Primal Scream , , Colorful Dance (restricted ) .
Playing creatures such Zabi Mira and Unified Shachihoko Kaiser ,can make you gain accelerated amount of advantages in a single turn .
Zabi Mira let you summon Volg , and why not using his effect on your deck >> better chances to fill your graveyard .
Volg Thunder effect :
When you put this creature into the battle zone, choose a player. That player puts cards from the top of his deck into the graveyard until 2 creatures have been put into the graveyard in this way.
■ Double breaker
Well , I prefer this one for many reasons
Well, yeah , there is one creature , which I think it's the best combo for Hell , because it allows to you to simply choose which creatures to put in grave ...ehh , guess who ?
Of course , it's End of the World, Dark Divine Dragon
Honestly,this card is pretty awesome , first , becasue it's darkness , besides , it is dragon in it's race , so you can reduce it's cost easily especially if you play them togther in a dragon/alien deck.
And, here is a list of the best re-usable aliens :
Gill Supergalactic Dragon
Zabi Olzekia , Demonic Sword General
Thrust Sumo , Strongest Yokozuna
Bolshack Gil Cross NEX
So , there is lots of cards that have various interesting forms of grave manipulation , which makes using MISSOKATSU in such kind of decks really funny.
No letís talk about cost reducers , as you see , MISSOKATSU ( I prefer to call it just ďKATSUĒ) costs 8 , and if you want to play it in a Water / Darkness deck deck , you wonít have good mana accel , in this situation we can rely on Maxval Electro ĖFuuma
>> Itís cheap , blocker , and makes your darknees creatures cost 1 less .
However , there are other choices ; since KATSU is black ďcommand ď dragon then we have to mentionDeepsea Dober (シンカイドーベル)
>> It makes it easy for you to summon your creatures with ď commandĒin their races.
I almost forgot to mention this creature , it's one of my best ones , though , many of you guys would rather to use Maxval or deepsea instead of this one ... because it's weak ? I mean , not a blocker? lol , it makes your LIGHT and DARKNESS cost 1 less , can you find any better ? *sighs*
hmmm, let me think , oh well , I guess we mentioned the good stuffs , now we are moving to ďHow to counteract KATSUĒ:
So considering that to stop KATSUís effect , we need to empty the players grave . For this mission ,
Cyber N World is the best one. Itís effect doesnít just make your opponentís grave empty , but also , it protects you from self-milling , and thatís pretty cool .
As for psychic creatures , you may take advantage of soul recall ; ďWhen a creature with Soul Recall attacks, you may choose a certain number of cards in your graveyard and put them at the bottom of your deck in any order. If you do, you may activate this cards Soul Recall ability.Ē
This mechanic allows to you either to refill your deck , or your opponentís , in this way you will take advantage because youíll have better choices .
You can also pretty much recover from a mass whipping of your field actually. And for that , you will need Gallows devil
Dragon , Dead sea Dragon
Believe me , this super psychic , is super douper against KATSU . Because it prevents the player from summoning creatures without cost , and this blocks KATSUís effect , evil isnít he ? .
Codename Snake : This guy is wonderfull , look at his effect :
■ When you put this creature or another creature into the battle zone, draw a card, then put the top card of your deck into the mana zone.
■ When this creature attacks, shuffle all the cards in your graveyard face-down and put them on the bottom of your deck.
■ Double breaker (This creature breaks 2 shields.)
Godamma , this guy can stop MISSOKATSU forver , well yeah it's effect is deadly , honestly , I wanna make a review on this creature
My point of vue :
>>Deadly weapons , effects , abilities , and a freaking confrontation as well . Nonetheless KATSU still is considered a way to not consider him unbeatable. (sounds confusing i know lol). This what makes from KATSU a creature that would be respected in the future ..( I hope)
Finally , ladies and gentelmans , having all the mono and rainbow multi-races creatures and meta combination races was a very good, almost clear direction for the game to take.And now , not much else can be said about this great card. Itís one of the best resource gain cards of all time.
Iím giving Hell MISSOKATSU 8/10 . The ability , cost, power , art are pretty wonderfull Honestly ,I love this creature very much . However , itís not 100% balanced , thatís why I didnít give it 10/10 . But ah well , I must give it 10/10 on the effect . Point is , he is awesome , he can put aliens each turn Canít get any better than that can you :3 ?