Little man and I were very happy that the latest issue of the Shonen Jump Magazine arrived at our doorstep today. We were both surprised too since we haven’t seen this issue out on the racks at our local Barnes & Nobels. I guess having a subscription does have it benefits.
So the latest YuGIOh card to come in the magazine is called Meklord Emperor Granel.
Level: 1 | Attribute: Earth | Type: Machine/Effect
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by its own effect. When a face-up monster you control is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon this card from your hand. This card gains ATK and DEF equal to half of your Life Points. Once per turn, you can select 1 Synchro Monster your opponent controls and equip it to this card. This card gains ATK equal to those equipped monsters’ combined ATK. During your Main Phase, you can select 1 of those equipped monsters, and Special Summon it to your side of the field in face-up Defense Position.
I like this card. It can be a surprise card that no one is ready for. It works great against trap and spell cards like Torrential Tribute, Mirror Force, Smashing Ground, etc. It is also good against monsters such as Ryko, Gravekeeper’s Decendant, Judgement Dragon, etc.
Imagine the surprise look on your oppenents face when you special summon this card after they Mirror Force. They may be looking down a huge moster with Atk/Def of 4000/4000 (that is if you have not taken any damage yet) that can still attack since it was summoned during the battle phase. And it may even become bigger before your turn is over if they happen to have a synchro monster on the field.
You see once per turn you can take one of your oppenets syncro monsters and equipt it to this card. Now that 4000 attack become even more since it gains half the attack of the syncro monster. And if they happen to have another syncro monster on your next turn, you can take that one too. Making this guy a huge machine beast.
But the true power of this card is that you can unequipt the synchro monster and it now become a monster you control. So it became a one card brain control with no cost. So you can tell your opponent, “I’ll take that Stardust Dragon, She’in, Brionic, etc.” And then do it again if they happen to summon another synchro monster.
Can you see why they made this a limited card.? Meaning you can only get it from the Shonen Jump Magazine. If they put this type of card in a pack it definitely would have been a secret rare. We are really glad that it wasn’t put in packs and put into the magazine.
If you want to get cards like this one and any future Shonen Jump YuGiOh promo cards I highly recommend getting a subscription. When you get a subscription you get a lot of benefits such as:
- You getting the magazine mailed to you much earlier than the newsstands. So you don’t have to go walk or drive to the newstand and buy it. This has saved me a bunch of money and time.
- You are gauranteed to get the promo card. If not, you just contact Shonen Jump and they will resolve the issue. Believe me I had to deal with them already.
- You will be saving 55% off the retail price of the magazine. If you were to purchase it from the newsstand every month you will be spending $55.88. If you get an annual subscription will spend only $26.95 with free shipping and handling.
Plus if you were to add up the cost of all the cards you will be getting, you know it would add up to more than the $26.95. So go get your subscription to Shonen Jump magazine here.