Rainbow Overdragon – #SDCB-EN043
7 “Crystal Beast” monsters – (This card is always treated as an “Ultimate Crystal” card.)
Must be either Fusion Summoned, or Special Summoned by Tributing 1 Level 10 “Ultimate Crystal” monster. Once per turn: You can banish 1 “Crystal Beast” monster from your GY; this card gains ATK equal to the banished monster’s, until the end of this turn. (Quick Effect): You can Tribute this Fusion Summoned card; shuffle all cards on the field into the Deck.
Date Reviewed: December 1st, 2022
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Hello Pojo Fans,
Rainbow Overdragon is a young Throwback Thursday choice for our Crystal Beast week, but fitting since we’re reviewing the new Fusion on Friday.
Seven Crystal Beasts monsters is a little much for a Fusion Summon, at least you can summon this in other ways. If you are committed to this for whatever reason, waiting with Future Fusion is an option alongside Dragon’s Mirror. Let’s talk about how you are actually summoning this: Special Summon it by tributing a Level 10 “Ultimate Crystal” monster, which you only have one of in the Deck besides this (Rainbow Dragon, you aren’t running Rainbow Dark Dragon). Treated as an “Ultimate Crystal” card, Rainbow Overdragon could summon itself by tributing itself, though its effects are not hard once per turns. Thankfully you don’t need all the Crystal Beasts on the field or in the hand, otherwise this would be near impossible.
Banish a Crystal Beast monster from the grave and give yourself an ATK boost for the turn is a nice way to apply more damage to an already powerful 4000ATK. Not a Quick-Effect hurts a little, though again, 4000ATK should be enough.
Tribute this Fusion Summoned card to shuffle everything on the field back into the Deck for each player is a quick and easy way to deal with the field, if it doesn’t get negated. It has to be Fusion Summoned though for this effect to be online, and as we mentioned earlier, that’s a lot tougher than tributing your Rainbow Dragon with all your Crystal Beasts in the graveyard to play Overdragon as a Special Summoned monster instead of a Fusion Summon.
I’m not sure how they think you can realistically Fusion Summon Rainbow Overdragon just to cycle everything back into the Deck of each player, including this card. So, if you’re playing this, I’d disregard that effect and focus on having a 4000ATK beater that can gain ATK if you banish a Crystal Beast from the grave.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week brings us to the initial Fusion designed specifically for Crystal Beasts: Rainbow Overdragon.
Rainbow Overdragon is a Level 12 LIGHT Dragon Fusion with 4000 ATK and 0 DEF. ATK is always going to be great when you’re at 4000, plus LIGHT and Dragon make for a great combination. Fusion Materials are 7 Crystal Beast monsters, cause of course it would be, and it’s something you aren’t really ever going to pull off unless you manage to be able to activate the Fusion Trap that summons this. It’s always treated as an Ultimate Crystal card, cause we were still at a point where we weren’t putting Ultimate Crystal in the actual name yet. It must either be Fusion Summoned or Special Summoned by tributing a Level 10 Ultimate Crystal Monster, so it comes out if you were able to summon Rainbow Dragon at the very least, cause honestly I doubt you’ll ever be able to summon Rainbow Dark Dragon in Crystal Beasts. First proper effect is a soft once per turn, letting you banish a Crystal Beast from your graveyard to have this gain ATK equal to the ATK of the banished monster, which honestly you don’t need more ATK on a 4000 body that badly. The final effect triggers if you were able to properly Fusion Summon it, so not by tributing a Rainbow Dragon, letting you tribute this as a Quick Effect to shuffle all cards on the field into the Deck. It sounds nice, but considering what you need to do to Fusion Summon this, it should of just affected the opponent. It’s not impossible to Fusion Summon this, you just need to get the opponent to destroy a Crystal Beast in battle. It would be nice to get an easier way to Fusion Summon this, but it’s okay as is. Nothing too great.
Advanced Rating: 2.75/5
Art: 4/5 Rainbow Dragon got a nice upgrade.
Rainbow Overdragon (who despite his look and Effect) has no relation to Rainbow Neos. But it’s as good a Throwback Thursday choice as there is without covering the original Rainbow Dragon. Overdragon is a Level 12, Light/Dragon ‘Fusion’ Monster with 4000 attack but 0 defense. Requiring here 7 Crystal Beasts or an alternate Summon of Tributing a Level 10 Ultimate Crystal Monster. As we see on many of the Dragons and variants, there’s an Attack boost Effect where removing any Crystal from play ups your attack by the attack of that Monster until the End of the Turn. I’ve always been fairly neutral about that. You don’t want your beasts removed, and boosting the attack of a Monster who already has a 4000 body is…unnecessary? A Quick Effect lets you Tribute (a Fusion Summoned) Overdragon to shuffle ALL cards on the Field back into their Decks. It is beyond easy to bring out, and has multiple ways to do so, and can bounce literally everything if you get in trouble.
Art: 4.5/5 Still now Neos, but it definitely raided his closet.
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