Babycerasaurus – #WISU-EN013

If this card is destroyed by card effect and sent to the GY: Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Dinosaur monster from your Deck.

Date Reviewed:  August 3rd, 2023

Rating: 4.00

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King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Babycerasaurus will always find itself as a key piece to a Dinosaur players strategy, making it an easy Throwback Thursday choice.

Tiny dino isn’t meant to be an attacker, it is meant to be a combo piece to minimize investment and maximize card advantage. Whenever destroyed by card effect and sent to the grave it will Special Summon a Level 4 or lower Dinosaur from your Deck. Sure, Dinosaur players have a good amount of Level 5 and higher Dinosaur monsters that are off limits to this monster’s effect, but many of the key pieces are Level 4 and lower like Souleating Oviraptor, Petiteranodon, Miscellaneousaurus, Giant Rex and another copy of Babycerasaurus. It is most powerful in a standard Dinosaur build, but can be thrown into a multitude of archetypes that run Dinosaur-Type monsters like Dinomorphia, Evolsaurs, Dinowrestler, and Jurrac.

Popping this card on your turn with something within your build is rather simple. Lost World, True King monsters, Xeno Meteorus or Animadorned Archosaur can pop this in your hand and get you another body on the field. Getting that prime searcher: Souleating Oviraptor onto the field for a search alongside your True King immediately gives you field advantage, not to mention the True King’s potential effect triggering as well as whatever you search from Oviraptor. The ability to search so many good cards aside, it not being once per turn may be the best part of the effect. You can thin the deck of all three copies you are running like the old Toon Table of Contents deck thin of old and get to whatever you’d like to search from your last copy of Babycerasaurus, then you have a grave with at least three EARTH Dinosaur monsters for something like Ultimate Conductor Tyranno.

Back in 2006, this card didn’t have anything really to help it gain traction. The game was still getting into the swing of monster effects becoming more and more critical to victory rather than LP damage. The strategy and concept of destroying your own cards to gain advantage wouldn’t take hold until later and it wouldn’t be until six years ago where this card would really begin to shine. It’s been a part of the ban list before in some form and if Dinos become dominant again it could very well end up there again. For now, it is at 3 and you should play 3.

Advanced-4/5     Art-3.5/5

Until Next Time

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Throwback Thursday this week brings us a monster that’s probaby been destroyed by card effects in these last 6 years since we got the initial Dino support more than any other card in the game’s history: Babycerasaurus.

Babycerasaurus is a Level 2 EARTH Dinosaur with 500 ATK and DEF. It’s weak, but the stats don’t matter. What matters is upon being destroyed by a card effect, you can summon any Level 4 or lower Dinosaur from your Deck. So many good options here like Animadorned Archosaur to destroy another copy of this to get to your Evolution Pills, Souleating Oviraptor to search any Dinosaur you need while also providing more ways to destroy this, Miscellaneosaurus to get into the grave to help get Archosaur from Deck, Scrap Raptor for the Scrap engine, and so on and so on. No once per turn clause on this also allows a ton of floating since there’s so many ways in the Deck to destroy this card. It’s went from a card with no real use to in 2017 being an instant 3-of in a Dinosaur Deck for all the plays it allows. A great card that aged well over time.

Advanced Rating: 4/5

Art: 4/5 Cute little baby dino.

Mighty Vee

Throwback Thursday brings us one of the older but still one of the strongest generic Dinosaur cards in the game, Babycerasaurus, a level 2 EARTH Dinosaur monster. Thanks to its low level and its status as a Dinosaur, it’s very easy to access between Fossil, Dig, Miscellaneousaurus, and Souleating Oviraptor. Though it’s technically a level 2 monster for Spright combos, its effect makes that a very bad idea. Predictably, Babycerasaurus has a very low stat of 500 for both attack and defense, which ironically isn’t the worst, but it doesn’t hit any special benchmarks.

Babycerasaurus has a single but powerful effect that Special Summons any level 4 or lower Dinosaur from your deck if it’s destroyed and sent to the Graveyard. This effect is not once per turn, so many Dinosaur combos involve abusing this fact to destroy multiple Babycerasaurus and field a massive amount of combo pieces. Destroying Babycerasaurus, as with most Dinosaur monsters, isn’t very difficult, and has become even easier with the addition of Ground Xeno. Many of your combos are still kicked off by Souleating Oviraptor and Animadorned Archosaur, so the main pitfall of running too many babies (both Babycerasaurus and Petiteranodon) is bricking on babies and having no way to destroy them, making that this card’s main downside. Still, the effect not being once per turn and otherwise having no restrictions makes Babycerasaurus a staple in Dinosaur piles, and that likely will not change any time soon.

Advanced: 4/5

Art: 3.5/5 Is that bib part of its skin? 0-0

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