Borreload Riot Dragon – #BODE-EN036
You can Ritual Summon this card with “Heavy Interlock”. When your opponent Special Summons a monster(s) (Quick Effect): You can negate the Special Summon, and if you do, destroy that monster(s), then destroy this card or 1 “Rokket” monster you control. If this card is in your GY: You can target 1 “Borrel” or “Rokket” monster in your GY; destroy 1 card you control or in your hand, and if you do, add that target to your hand. You can only use each effect of “Borreload Riot Dragon” once per turn.
Heavy Interlock – #BODE-EN052
This card is used to Ritual Summon “Borreload Riot Dragon”. You must also Tribute monsters from your hand or field, and/or destroy “Rokket” monsters from your hand or face-up field, whose total Levels equal 8 or more. The monster Special Summoned by this effect cannot be destroyed by battle with a monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck, and is unaffected by the activated effect of any monster Special Summoned from the Extra Deck.
Date Reviewed: January 18th, 2022
Ratings: See Below
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Borreload Riot Dragon is part of a two CoTD today, being a Ritual Monster and the first we’re reviewing in 2022.
Needing “Heavy Interlock” or some generic Ritual Spell that would cater to Riot Dragon’s DARK Attribute, this Level 8 has the high ATK and DEF you’d expect someone carrying the “Borrel” name to have. While it can be more than a 1-for-1 depending on how many monsters your opponent summons at once, it will likely be a 1-for-1. Trading itself for the Special Summon negation and destruction isn’t ideal, but it can be worth it. Destroying a Rokket monster is MUCH better, as you’ll plus off of most Rokket destruction. I would wait for a boss monster if I was going to trade my 3000ATK Ritual Monster though.
When you’ve got Borreload Riot Dragon in the grave you can use it to bounce back itself or any Borrel or Rokket monster from the grave back to the hand, at the cost of a card on the field or in your hand. Again this works best with the Borrel or Rokket strategies because of their synergy with the grave and destruction, but it’s worth noting you don’t need to target a monster for the cost of this card. Pop a floodgate and get back a Borrel or Rokket to your hand, sounds pretty good to me if that floodgate has served its purpose.
Borreload Riot Dragon is a nice addition to the Borrel and Rokket strategy, as both of its effects tie into both archetypes well and give them a high ATK/DEF Ritual Monster to consider adding. Would’ve liked to see something else with their Ritual Spell, but I’ll get into that.
Heavy Interlock is the second card to be reviewed today and the Ritual Spell for the previous monster: Borreload Riot Dragon.
Standard Ritual Spell requirements, except this one leans into the Rokket archetype, requiring you to Tribute monsters from your hand or field, and/or destroy “Rokket” monsters from your hand or face-up field. I like that it doesn’t limit you to a Level and allows you to go over, it is always a nuisance to have to hit the level right on. With Borreload Riot Dragon’s effects revolving around Rokket and Borrel monsters this isn’t a surprise. Destroy Rokket monsters and get their effects triggered (as long as they were face-up on the field) while summoning a big 3000ATK Special Summon negating monster who now has battle and effect protection against Extra Deck monsters. With most boss monsters coming from the Extra Deck this is fantastic protection. Using this Ritual Spell makes Borreload Riot Dragon a Special Summon negating wall that can sit in defense if you don’t want to take LP damage and keep negating Special Summons as long as you can fuel its effect.
We’re long past Ritual Spell cards only doing the summoning, we need more for them to stay relevant or even playable. Nekroz started this fire, and most archetypes that tie in a Ritual Monster and specific Ritual Spell have continued the great trend. Best played in Rokket decks, but at least you don’t need to depend solely on Rokket monsters to summon Riot Dragon.
Until Next Time
Got a double today with a Ritual Monster and it’s corresponding Ritual Spell: Borreload Riot Dragon and Heavy Interlock.
Heavy Interlock is a Ritual Spell that lets you Ritual Summon Borreload Riot Dragon by tributing monsters from your hand and/or field or by destroying Rokket monsters from your hand or face-up field whose combined Levels are 8 or more. So we at least got a Ritual Spell that triggers the Rokket’s ability to float by destroying them like how Rapid Trigger destroys Rokkets for Fusion Summons. Having ways to get to nearly any Rokket from Deck by popping other Rokkets sounds great overall. The monster summoned off this also cannot be destroyed by battle with a monster summoned from the Extra Deck and is unaffected by monsters summoned from the Extra Deck, so some good protection overall with a Ritual Monster as strong as Borreload Riot Dragon. This Ritual Spell being locked to Borreload Riot Dragon does suggest we aren’t getting more Borrel Rituals, but that’s fine. Heavy Interlock is a good Ritual Spell to summon the intended monster, and it gives you Pre-Preaparation of Rites as an option.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 3.5/5 He’s coming
Borreload Riot Dragon is a Level 8 DARK Dragon Ritual with 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF, so good stats on a Level 8 and the good Type and Attribute to have. Level 8 does lock you from Preparation of Rites, but Pre-Preparation of Rites is still open as we’ve established. You can Ritual Summon this with Heavy Interlock, which we just covered. When your opponent Special Summons a monster, then as a Quick Effect you can negate the Special Summon and destroy that monster, then destroy this card or a Rokket monster you control. Another way to help you float into another Rokket, or at worst destroy this to ensure you get that Special Summon pop. We also got the effect while this is in the graveyard to target a Borrel or Rokket monster in your graveyard to destroy a card you control or in your hand to add the targeted card in grave to your hand, so it gives you an option to recover this, any of the strong Borrel Extra Deck monsters, or your good Rokkets like Caliber and Tracer. Recovering this doesn’t do much if you can’t get access to Heavy Interlock again, so you might be more likely to get something else unless you sent this from Deck or hand to grave with intention to get this back later. Each effect is a hard once per turn, likely to prevent you from destroying too many Rokkets and getting too much summon negation. Good Ritual Monster overall, worth considering for Rokkets.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.5/5 I do like the Borrel Dragons a lot still.
Appropriately here, we go over 2 cards, Borreload Riot Dragon (these Borreload cards always have cool names and art) and a Ritual Magic card-Heavy Interlock. Heavy Interlock letting Tribute Monsters from your Hand and/or Field, and/or destroy Rokket Monster face-up whose total Levels are 8 or more. The card also grants BRD Battle Immunity against Extra Deck Monsters, as well as active Effects from Monsters coming from there as well. So you get a couple of nice little bonuses there as well.
Rating: This card specifically, for bringing out the card, in how versatile it is, plus the added Effects gets a 4.5/5
Art: 3/5 I get enough what’s going on here, but the picture reminds me more of a power core or a power tower, as opposed to an interlock.
Borreload Riot Dragon is a Dark/Dragon Ritual Monster, Level 8, with awesome stats matching BEWD at 3000/2500. A Quick Effect giving you the option to negate the opponent’s Special Summon(s) and destroy the Monster if you’re successful. Then, you destroy this card or a Rokket Monster you control. So it’s a powerful, if not unwieldly destructive ability here. While this card is in your Graveyard, as opposed to being able to Special Summon itself, it cycles a Borrel or Rokket card back to your Hand from your Grave, so long as you destroy a card you control or from your Hand. Fair enough and honest 1-for-1 there, and it’s still better to get something over nothing. But you keep this thing on the Field and can protect it, it will certainly be a big nuisance for your opponent.
Art: 5/5 It’s been a good week for art so far, and this picture is (wait for it) electric. Or so it seems
Today is a double feature since the two cards are heavily related, starting with the monster, Borreload Riot Dragon. Riot is a level 8 DARK dragon ritual monster, making it equivalent to the rest of the Borreload family. It also shares their general statline of 3000 attack and 2500 defense, so it’s a good attacker if nothing else, though as a ritual monster it comes with the warts of requiring a ritual spell (which we’ll get to later).
You’re supposed to summon this guy with Heavy Interlock, but since it’s generic you can technically summon it with any generic ritual spell, so you could summon it with Drytrons if you so choose. Both effects are hard once per turn, so no real point in summoning two Riots if you had the chance. Riot’s first effect can negate a special summon on a quick effect, destroy that monster (or monsters in the event of multiple monsters), then you destroy either a Rokket monster you control or Riot itself. This effect is pretty powerful and can set up combos for your own turn, as most Rokket monsters will summon other Rokkets from your deck when destroyed, though there’s not much you can summon that makes a huge difference on your opponent’s turn. Riot’s other effect synergizes nicely if you’re forced to make it destroy itself and send itself to the graveyard. While it’s in the graveyard, you can destroy any card in your hand or on your side of the field to add any Borrel or Rokket monster from your graveyard to your hand. This lets you recycle your resources or even add Riot back to your hand after it’s destroyed (whether by your opponent or by itself). You can even use this as a roundabout way to search Riot itself after sending it to the graveyard by, say, Dragon Shrine or Dragon Ravine. It’s a pretty good monster on its own, though I’m not sure if it’s worth going through the trouble to summon in a Rokket deck, and Dragon Link probably doesn’t want to use resources to play Heavy Interlock or other ritual support to field it.
Art: 4/5 I love the colors on this guy, and while it’s probably unintentional, the pose reminds me of the alternate art of Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon.
Accompanying Borreload Riot Dragon is Heavy Interlock, its associated ritual spell. Predictably, it’s a ritual spell, and it can be used multiple times per turn if you ever need to summon multiple Riots for some reason. It does specifically list Borreload Riot Dragon, so you can search it alongside Riot itself using Pre-Preparation of Rites. Like most ritual spells, you’ll have to tribute monsters from your hand or field totaling level 8, or you can destroy Rokket monsters, triggering their effects in the process, which is pretty nice, though they’ll need to be on the field in the first place to get those floating effects. Additionally, the Riot summoned by this card can’t be destroyed by battle by monsters special summoned from the extra deck and is unaffected by their effects, making it virtually indestructible in certain matchups. While Heavy Interlock is still a standard ritual card in terms of summoning procedure, the powerful perks make up for the lack of accessibility, so it’s best to use it in a Rokket deck focused specifically on Riot.
Art: 3/5 Borreload after eating 3 Flintstones vitamins
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