General Oda of the Ice Barrier
氷結界の勇将オダ (Hyoukekkai no Yuushou Oda)
Level 6 / WATER / Warrior
If you control 2 or more "Ice Barrier" monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). If this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle: You can target up to 2 "Ice Barrier" cards in your Graveyard; add it to your hand. You can only control 1 "General Oda of the Ice Barrier".
ATK 2400 / DEF 1600
Idea from the Create a Card thread (proposed by The15thWing).
Anyway, the point of using this card in Ice Barriers (obviously it's intended only for them) is basically to help recycle used cards, particularly for the stuff Salvage/Surfacing doesn't recover. Basically used to help recuperate things discarded to trigger Strategist or Gungnir, if you opt to blow stuff up with its effect.
Also to give them another viable 1-Tribute monster to work with (considering Raiho/Knight both have average stats for L5/6 stuff).
Original idea was to recover up to 3 Ice Barrier cards (so you can restore your hand enough), but after rethinking the idea lately (and honestly, 3 was pushing it), that would've ended up as extreme fodder fuel for Magic Triangle, Dance Princess bouncing, more cards for their ace (Gungnir) to pop and so on.
So, it's only recovering 1 Ice Barrier card if it can kill stuff; notice that I didn't say "monster".
If you really wanted to, you can retrieve a Medallion from the Graveyard or one of the monsters you used for an earlier Synchro/Xyz, etc.
I'm debating on whether or not 2 would be an acceptable amount, factoring in the "you can only control 1 (name)" effect; should be fine, otherwise I'll have to test it on DP later to see if things are fine or should be boosted a little.
Anyway, CnC, fix OCG, etc.
Reps will be given to members who properly critique this card.
- Allowed it to recover an additional Ice Barrier card when it kills something.
Edited by Sakura Haruno, 18 January 2015 - 01:10 AM.