Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Nitro Warrior

[Warrior/Synchro/ Effect]

ATK/2,800 DEF/1,800

“Nitro Synchron” + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Once during each of your turns, if you activated a Spell Card, this card gains 1000 ATK during the next attack this turn involving this card, during damage calculation only. If this attacking card destroys an opponent’s monster by battle, after damage calculation: You can target 1 face-up Defense Position monster your opponent controls; change that target to Attack Position, then this card can make a second attack in a row, on that monster.

Many players will recognize Nitro Warrior as one of Yusei Fudo’s cards from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. This green warrior is a level seven synchro monster. Nitro Warrior has two effects with offensive capabilities. This monster can attack twice in a single turn.

Anime History:

Nitro Warrior is one of Yusei Fudo’s signature monsters from the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. This synchro monster debuts in episode 3. Yusei Fudo plays a Turbo duel against Tetsu Trudge! Yusei uses Nitro Warrior’s abilities to win the duel.

First Effect:

Nitro Warrior gains 1,000 ATK for its next attack if you play a Spell card. This effect can only activate once during your turn. The additional ATK will help Nitro Warrior overcome monsters with a high ATK. You can destroy the opponent’s strongest monsters.

In addition, the condition for the effect is very easy to fulfill. You only need to play a single Spell Card to activate the effect. You gain the benefits of a Spell card. It also triggers Nitro Warrior’s first effect!

For example, a useful Spell card to play is Block Attack. This card sets up both of Nitro Warrior’s abilities. You gain a major advantage. Block Attack changes an opponent’s monster to Defense Position. In addition, the act of playing this card activates Nitro Warrior’s first effect.

Second Effect:

Nitro Warrior is able to attack twice in a turn. If Nitro Warrior destroys a monster by battle, then it may attack a monster in Defense Position and change the monster’s position to Attack Position. You are able to push the opponent into a corner. The consecutive attacks allows you to destroy two monsters in a single turn.

Furthermore, the opponent is unable to protect his or her life points. His or her monster is now in Attack Position. Nitro Warrior is now able to inflict damage to your opponent.

This effect swings the momentum in your favor. Nitro Warrior destroys two of the opponent’s monsters. The opponent loses his or her advantage. You can inflict damage to be one step closer to victory!

Play these cards with Nitro Warrior!
  • Block Attack
  • Quickdraw Synchron
Synchro Summon Nitro Warrior!

Quickdraw Synchron is a good tuner monster for synchro summoning Nitro Warrior. This card special summons itself to the field. You only need a level 2 non-tuner monster alongside Quickdraw Synchron to Synchro Summon Nitro Warrior.

Card Rating:

Overall, Nitro Warrior was a good card during the era of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. It appeared in a competitive decks from the early days of the era. This Synchro Monster gains ATK and is able to destroy to monsters in consecutive battles. I recommend playing Nitro Warrior in a casual deck for Synchro Monsters.

Card Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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