Maiden with Eyes of Blue
ATK: 0/DEF: 0
When this card is targeted for an attack: You can negate the attack, and if you do, change this card's battle position, then you can Special Summon 1 "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard. When this face-up card is targeted by a card effect: You can Special Summon 1 "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard. You can only use 1 "Maiden with Eyes of Blue" effect per turn, and only once that turn.
...Why not Blue-Eyed Maiden?
Anywho, this is a monster that will be released as a part of a new structure deck that is coming out in the TCG on 9/13/2013. The Saga of Blue-Eyes White Dragon, a structure deck that is specifically tailored to support one of the most iconic monsters in the game.
It's...An interesting card to say the least, and to be honest, I'm not quite sure how I feel about the card. On one hand, I love it as a support card and I think it's exactly what Blue-Eyes White Dragon needs. Could also be useful in a Chaos Dragon variant perhaps, though I myself have never used her in one. On the other hand, this is a card that could very easily become broken. Granted, as awesome as the structure deck will be, perhaps, Blue-Eyes White Dragon will probably not make that much of an impact on the game as a whole and who knows? Maybe this card will just forever be regarded as a cute, if awesome, support card.
What I'm worried about is that Maiden with Blue-Eyes might end up making dragons as a whole even more stupidly strong than they are now, if not in the future. It's no secret that dragons are a very, very strong and well-supported type with hundreds of decks and cards that work surprisingly well with one another, especially in Chaos Dragon decks where this monster could potentially see some use, if not now, then in the future. And maybe Heiratics, but I don't know all that much about the archetype, so I won't comment further.
I'll admit, I haven't used this monster too extensively yet, so maybe these worries are unfounded and I just have no idea what I'm talking about. It's no secret that I'm no "pro" at this game and I certainly don't claim to have lots of knowledge of the workings of the "meta", especially of a "metagame" like in Yu-Gi-Oh's where it can change drastically in a span of only a few months.
In-short, I like this card, I really do. But it does have the potential to become a very busted monster card.
But enough gloom and doom.
Why is this card so great? Well, for one, no matter what, you -will- be able to summon a Blue-Eyes White Dragon, so there's really no "risk" to using this monster. The only real way your opponent will be able to stop this monster from summoning Blue-Eyes is by somehow forcing it face-down, but let's be honest, how often do you -really- see Book of Moon nowadays?
Another neat thing about this card is that it doesn't specify that it has to be your -opponent's- card effects. So if you want, you can activate, say, Wonder Wand or even Safe Zone and trigger her effect yourself. Heck, the card doesn't even mention that it has to be your -opponent- that's doing the attacking. So you can trigger her effect yourself by just having one of your monsters attack Maiden with Eyes of Blue.
She's also a tuner on top of all this, so you can summon Blue-Eyes White Dragon and then Synchro Summon Azure-Eyes Silver Dragon and then use his effect to bring back that Blue-Eyes White Dragon.
Indeed, Maiden with Eyes of Blue is a very strong and surprisingly versatile card, and, in-spite of my worries, I look forward to similar support cards should Konami follow suit with a Dark Magician structure deck in the future.
Edited by The Witty Phantom, 31 July 2013 - 12:02 AM.