Thursday, October 27, 2011
Loki, Lord Of The Aesir (STOR-EN039)
Card Name: Loki, Lord Of The Aesir
1 "Nordic Alfar" Tuner + 2 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once per turn, when your opponent activates a Spell/Trap Card during your Battle Phase, you can negate its activation and destroy it. During the End Phase, if this face-up card on the field was destroyed by your opponent's card (either by battle or by card effect) and sent to the Graveyard this turn, you can remove from play 1 "Nordic Alfar" Tuner monster from your Graveyard to Special Summon this card from the Graveyard. When it is Special Summoned by this effect, you can select 1 Trap Card in your Graveyard, and add it to your hand.
Here's the specific order for the three Nordic God cards in terms of dueling capabilities...Odin, Loki, then Thor. Like the other two, Loki is a great card. But if you're going to build a deck around one card you should go with Odin. Loki's ability to destroy a Spell/Trap card once per turn is fantastic. The 3300 ATK and 3000 DEF will stand up against most monsters. But he still falls short of power compared to Odin (which also has an impressive card effect that negates Spell/Trap cards).
So here's the quick recap for the three Nordic God cards I've written about...
- Odin is the most powerful and should be the card you build a deck around
- Loki should be used only if you don't have Odin
- Thor is a great card but there are a lot better cards you can build a deck around***
- Get all three cards...they're a great addition to any collection and the artwork is the best there is.
***Refer to my updated comment section on Thor, Lord Of The Aesir.
Artwork - 10/10 (the ultimate rarity version doesn't do it justice)
Power - 9/10
Easy To Play - 6/10
Collectable - 8/10
Overall Score - 8.25/10