Raviel, Lord of Phantasms – Shimmering Scraper
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned (from your hand) by Tributing 3 monsters. You can only use each of the following effects of “Raviel, Lord of Phantasms – Shimmering Scraper” once per turn.
● (Quick Effect): You can discard this card and target 1 “Raviel, Lord of Phantasms” you control; for the rest of this turn, its ATK becomes double its current ATK, also it can attack all monsters your opponent controls once each.
● If this card is in your GY: You can Tribute 1 monster; add this card to your hand.
September 4th, 2020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Raviel, Lord of Phantasms – Shimmering Scraper rounds out the week and gives us a retrained version of Raviel…maybe we’ll see new versions of each Sacred Beast?
Three monsters vs Fiend-only monsters makes Shimmering Scraper much easier to summon in any deck in Yu-Gi-Oh. Being able to discard Shimmering Scraper and pump up the original Raviel and give it a blanket attack ability ensures Raviel is going to clear the field and likely OTK your opponent. The recycling ability via tributing a monster also ensures you will keep getting Shimmering Scraper back to use over and over. Not being able to Special Summon it except from the hand is a fair, albeit negative for the cards playability. It can be used alongside some Sacred Beast support cards though, but the good ones like Fallen Paradise and Dark Summoning Beasts won’t be able to help it, nor can you use it with Armityle.
Depending on how many Raviel you run, you may run this as a one. It is searchable within the archetype, easier to summon than Raviel, can help Raviel, and can put itself back into the hand. All it needed was “This card is treated as ‘Raviel, Lord of Phantasms’” in the card text.
Until Next Time
We got a Spell for Hamon and a Trap for Uria, so it’s fitting that Raviel gets the Monster considering it needed to use Monsters as fodder to summon so here’s Raviel, Lord of Phantasms – Shimmering Scraper.
RLoP-SS is a Level 10 DARK Fiend with 4000 ATK and DEF. Great stats overall, good Type, and good Attribute. You cannot Normal Summon or Set this, however, and must Tribute 3 Monsters to Special Summon it, which is better than Raviel making you specifically use Fiends. It has two effects with the first being a Quick Effect to discard it to target the original Raviel, Lord of Phantasms you control to have its ATK become double its current ATK for the turn and have it able to attack all monsters the opponent controls once each that same turn, which is a great way to turn Raviel alone into a OTK machine if you are missing any of the other Sacred Beasts to get into Armityle. Using the original ATK of Raviel, you got a 8000 body that can attack all your opponent’s monsters, so it should be easy to end the game unless the opponent had monsters in Defense Position, in which I wish this card also gave piercing, but I guess they didn’t want this being too game ending. The second effect is while this card is in the graveyard you can add it to your hand by tributing a monster you control, which I guess having the recovery option is nice and the original Raviel does generate Tokens you could tribute off, but I just wish the requirement was controlling the Raviel considering you’d probably want this in the hand when you got your Raviel on field, but I guess at least making the requirement to tribute a monster leaves you open to summon this even though it needs 3 monsters. Each effect is a hard once per turn, which is super understandable on the first effect, even if using multiples of this a turn would be way overkill. It’s easier to summon than the original Raviel, but you do wish it was treated as Raivel so you could cheat it out in the same ways you could the original version. Either way, it’s an easier to summon 4000/4000 body than the original counterpart is and in hand can turn the original to a true powerhouse, which is scary when you consider how easy you can cheat Raviel out just like the other Sacred Beasts.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 4.5/5 I do like the name Heaven Crushing Fist more, which by looking at the art it does look like a Heaving Crushing Fist.
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