Welcome to “Game On!” the column where I review one card each week on how strong it is, what kind of deck would this card work in, and the pros and cons of the card. Today, I’m going to review the card “Obelisk the Tormentor”, one of the three Egyptian god cards, the most powerful cards in the game! Okay, normally you can’t play any of the god cards; however there is a new legal version of “Obelisk the Tormentor”!
“Obelisk the Tormentor” is a very powerful card. His effect destroys all of your opponent’s monsters by sacrificing one of your monsters and giving up Obelisk’s ability to attack for that turn, plus “Obelisk the Tormentor” has four thousand attack and defense points, AND he can’t be targeted by spells, traps, and monster effects when he is summoned!
However, there is a price for such power. Obelisk can’t be special summoned, and you have to sacrifice three monsters in order to normal summon it. So, it is best for this card to be only used in an “Obelisk” deck.
An “Obelisk” deck focuses on bringing out “Obelisk the Tormentor” as fast as possible by using monsters with swarm effects like “Giant Germ” or “Sangan”. This deck also uses three copies of “Soul Exchange” to use three of your opponent’s monsters instead of your own to bring out “Obelisk”, but still give up only the battle phase you used these cards in!
So, in conclusion, “Obelisk the Tormentor” may be an extremely powerful card once it’s out on the field, it can be pretty risky to summon it unless you’re using an “Obelisk” deck. That’s all for this week, see you next time here at “Game On!”
– By Sarah Abbott, Staff Writer