Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's: Akiza's 10 Best Cards In The Anime
Akiza from Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds is not only a beloved female character but one of the series' strongest duelists. Here are her 10 best cards in the anime.
Akiza is one of the five main characters of the Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s series. She’s got incredible powers, and she uses them to help the members of Team 5D’s. Unlike some of the other female duelists introduced later, her focus isn’t on monsters which could be perceived as cute. She doesn’t use fairies or musicians, but rather her focus is on Plant-Type monsters.
Though this sounds rather innocuous, Akiza’s introduction started the trend of Plants having some of the easiest to summon main deck monsters in the game. They can be easily special summoned again and again to make synchro monsters that flood the field.
10. BLACK GARDEN
The field spell for the deck, Black Garden is a fascinating card. If a monster is summoned to either side of the field, its attack is automatically halved. Then, a Rose Token is special summoned to the opponent’s field in attack position.
Black Garden can also special summon a monster in the grave with attack equal to all the Plant monsters on the field, then destroy all the Plant monsters on the field. Since the Rose Tokens get summoned to both sides of the field, this effectively means the player can destroy their opponent’s monsters as well.
9. ROSE TENTACLES
A level six monster that can’t be special summoned, Rose Tentacles gains more attacks for every face-up Plant the opponent controls. Then every time the opponent controls a Plant monster, they can inflict an extra 300 damage to the opponent per turn. This isn’t one of Akiza’s best cards, but combined with Black Garden it can sneak up on the opponent to inflict tons of damage every turn.
Twilight Rose Knight is a much-needed tuner for the deck, as if it isn’t good enough that they already have the best tuner in the game. It makes it so that the opponent can’t attack Plant monsters, though it’s a warrior so they can just attack it for free. At the same time though, upon being summoned Twilight Rose Knight can special summon a level 4 or lower Plant monster from the hand, so this can go into a bigger extra deck monster instantly.
7. EVIL THORN
Evil Thorn can tribute itself to inflict 300 damage to the opponent, and special summon two other Evil Thorns from the deck. Those monsters can’t activate their effects, but it wouldn’t really matter since the player would be out of Evil thorns at that point.
What really matters is that Akiza would gain an additional two monsters to help her synchro summon new monsters, or tribute summon some of the other monsters in her main deck.
A card that worked much better when it was first introduced. Blue Rose Dragon when it’s destroyed can special summon a Black Rose Dragon from the graveyard, though its effects are negated. That part doesn’t matter, since Black Rose’s primary ability activates on summon and destroys itself. The goal is recovering Black Rose Dragon.
5. PHOENIXIAN CLUSTER AMARYLLIS
A level eight monster, Phoenixian Cluster Amaryllis is one of the harder monsters to get rid of. If it attacks, it’s destroyed after activating it’s effect, but when it’s destroyed in inflicts 800 damage to the opponent. However, during the End Phase if it’s in the graveyard it can simply special summon itself back to the field in defense position by banishing a Plant. Granted its defense is 0 so it’ll easily be destroyed, but if the player can protect it for a single turn it can continue to burn the opponnet.
Black Rose Dragon is the ace of this deck, and one of the Five Dragons key to the opening story. Upon being synchro summoned, Black Rose Dragon has the ability to destroy all cards on the field.
It can also banish a Plant-Type Monster from the graveyard to change one of the opponent’s defense position monsters to attack position, and knocking it’s attack all the way down to 0. There’s no hiding from Black Rose Dragon, as it can force any monster into attack position then instantly run over it.
A rare appearance of a Gemini monster in the anime. While face-up on the field, it’s supposed to be a normal monster. But when Gemini monsters are normal summoned a second time, they become effect monsters with a special ability. Gigaplant becomes able to special summon a Insect or Plant-Type monster from the hand or graveyard. Basically, Akiza could give up her normal summon to bring out Plant monsters from the graveyard.
2. COPY PLANT
Copy Plant is a pretty straightforward card that was perfect for the synchro era. Once every turn, it was capable of copying the level of a Plant monster on the field.
The real card can copy plant monsters on either side of the field, making it a priceless card to include in any synchro plant deck. The only weakness to the card is that it can only copy plant monsters, though even that wasn’t a limitation to the card when it was introduced in the anime.
1. GLOW-UP BULB
Glow-Up Bulb is a monster with an effect so powerful it rotates on and off the ban list. When it’s in the graveyard, the player can send the top card of their deck to the graveyard to bring this back to the field. The effect can only be used once per duel, but the ability to bring it back and create whatever monster is perfect for the situation is crucial. In the anime, Glow-Up Bulb gained a level when it was in the graveyard, and then the player would send cards equal to Glow-Up Bulb’s level, but that only makes it an even better card.