Veeonix, on 24 March 2010 - 03:10 AM, said:
This card is garbage. I literally trade for them and rip them in half infront of little kids.
...Why not trading them to little kids instead to get some useful commons instead? Or sell them at 10 cents each, or something. Ripping cards is not my thing xD
Anyways, it's not THAT bad. Just... We have better.
Normal Trap is not excellent but not bad either. Its effect lets it stay on the field a long time though, so it's an easy destruction target, since it's not chainable. Which is a problem.
Scrap-Iron Scarecrow has a unique feature, as Caibre pointed out: after resolving its effect, it's set again instead of being sent to the Graveyard. This allows you to use it once per turn. And while Sakuretsu Armor and Dimensional Prison are strictly better (since they actually remove the target from the field), a pseudo-Necro Gardna each turn is not that bad. Threatening Roar is also better: while you can only use it one time, it protects you from all attacks, and can be chained to anything that tries to harm it. Waboku is better too. This doesn't make Scrap-Iron bad by default though.
The problem comes with its vulnerability and predictability. It can be annoying, but once it negates an attack, loses the surprise factor. The opponent can safely make a move now, knowing one of your sets (or your only set) is Scrap-Iron. And it won't survive Lyla, Breaker, Mobius and other cards. Heck, an opponent can just swarm with monsters, forcing you to negate just the most critical attack, and having to take the other ones. Then you'll be forced to use your Tragoedia or Battle Faders (since Gorz is locked on your hand). And then you begin to question yourself: "why not using Trago/Fader from the start?" Or you wonder why you're not running Threatening Roar instead.
It's not a bad card. But as Vee says, it delays the problem without actually solving it.
Just no. For your own good. Heck, even Mirror Force is iffy here.
Decent at best. Unless you're going for the annoyance factor, a regular Sakuretsu Armor is plain better.
Not bad actually, just seems like it's missing something.