COTD May 6, 2006 [YGO] Divine Dragon Excelion
When you think of Dragons, you think of strong attack, no effect attackers. This card is just that sometimes and in other times, just the opposite.
With cards that send others to the GY like Generation Shift and Next to be Lost and good searchers like Masked Dragon and Shining Angel, Excelion was supposed to see play the format didn't call for it. And it will just suffer in play when Macrocosmos and Grand Cross come out.
It's effects are pretty cool, since you can get it up to an attack power than can beat almost all the monsters seen in todays format, or have a BLS type effect, or have a deadly burn effect similar to Flame Wingmans.
Dark Paladin based decks - 4/5 [Masked dragon is a deck thinner used in DP decks. It thins into this]
It's own deck - 5/5
CC with Shining Angel and/or teched Generation Shift and/or Next to be Lost - 3.5/5
4. something - 4
So I think I'm back.
Let's see how long this lasts.