Granguignol the Dusk Dragon
Granguignol the Dusk Dragon

Granguignol the Dusk Dragon – #PHHY-EN033

“Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous” + 1 LIGHT or DARK monster
If this card is Fusion Summoned: You can send 1 Level 6 or higher LIGHT or DARK monster from your Deck or Extra Deck to the GY. If a monster is Special Summoned by your opponent’s activated monster effect (except during the Damage Step): You can banish this card from your field or GY; Special Summon 1 “Dogmatika” monster from your Deck or 1 “Despia” monster from your Extra Deck. You can only use each effect of “Granguignol the Dusk Dragon” once per turn.

Date Reviewed:  May 19th, 2023

Rating: 4.0

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We end the week off and finish Photon Hypernova and its Albaz lore expansion with yet another Dragon, just one that doesn’t need Fallen of Albaz this time, Granguignol the Dusk Dragon.

Granguignol is a Level 8 LIGHT Spellcaster Fusion with 2500 ATK and DEF. Stats are fine for a Level 8 Fusion, LIGHT is good, and Spellcaster goes well with it, though you do question why this isn’t a Dragon. Fusion Materials are Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous alongside any LIGHT or DARK monster, so giving Cartesia something especially for her is nice. Upon being Fusion Summoned, you can send any Level 6 or higher LIGHT or DARK monster from your Deck or Extra Deck to the graveyard. It’s good to dump your Albaz Fusions alone for their graveyard effects, or to send something like Bystial Saronir to dump a Branded Spell/Trap or The Bystial Lubellion to revive him off his own effect. All that is just for dedicated Branded as well, you could probably find other good targets as well like Destrudo for example. The second effect triggers if a monster is Special Summoned by an opponent’s activated monster effect (except in the Damage Step), lettinng you banish this monster from your field or graveyard to summon any Dogmatika monster from your Deck or any Despia monster from your Extra Deck. A pretty solid variety of options here with the Despia Fusions and Synchro alongside every Dogmatika monster in the Main Deck, but the best target is most likely Dogmatika Ecclesia. It’s good this triggers in the graveyard, so you could maybe use this as Fusion Material again and then use it to float from the graveyard when the opponent triggers its effect. Hard once per turn on each effect, as is tradition. Granguignol is a pretty good monster for graveyard setup and being able to float into something else from your Deck or Extra Deck. Materials are easy to obtain, as there’s a ton of good LIGHT and DARK monsters, and it’s fairly easy to get to Blazing Cartesia. It’s worth running alongside Cartesia in the Branded Deck.

Advanced Rating: 4/5

Art: 5/5 Always love the use of glass panes on a monster like this.

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