Snake Rain – #ANGU-EN051
Discard 1 card; send 4 Reptile monsters from your Deck to the GY.
Date Reviewed: May 20th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Snake Rain is our Throwback Thursday choice and my absolute worst nightmare.
Discard 1 card, pick four Reptile-Type monsters from your Deck and send them to the Graveyard: a sort-of Type-specific Painful Choice with a cost. You don’t get a card like with Painful Choice, but your opponent has no say in what you do. Technically a -2, you get nothing from Snake Rain and it costs you the card and the discarded card, but Snake Rain is meant to set up your graveyard. Back in the day, this was used to set up the “Vennominon the King of Poisonous Snakes” or “Vennominaga the Deity of Poisonous Snakes”, becoming a win condition of sorts. Now with the new Ogdoadic archetype being able to be splashed with the old Venom monsters as well as their own, Snake Rain is a deck mill to get to your big beaters as soon as possible. This kind of card couldn’t exist in a better archetype or Type like Winged Beast or Warrior, it would get banned. In the Ogdoadic archetype this can be used to put all your big Ogdoadic monsters in the grave so you can tribute off your monsters to Special Summon them from the grave.
Art-4/5- Said it before, say it again…THIS IS MY F****ING NIGHTMARE!!!!
Until Next Time
Like Painful Choice? Here it is for Reptiles on Throwback Thursday as we look at the card waiting to be broken for years, Snake Rain.
Snake Rain is a Normal Spell that at the cost of a discard lets you send 4 Reptiles from the Deck to the graveyard. For years, all this was good for was Vennominon bait to get some decent stats on them. Now you can actually make plays by sending your Ogdoadic monsters to the grave to revive off their own effects or with Water Lily. It basically gets the Deck going, which makes it more unfortunate if this gets hit with Ash Blossom. No HOPT means you can use a second if you have it at least, cause 2007 cards barely had HOPTs. Snake Rain is an insane card on paper, deserving of a 5/5 score if not for the fact we barely have good Reptiles to make use of it. Ogdoadic at least explores the power of this card on paper, but we get better Reptile archetypes and this will see the Forbidden section of the list as long as Painful Choice remains there as well.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 3/5 I mean, this is the most accurate name for art ever almost. Lazy, but accurate.
Throwback Thursday HAD to be Reptile related, didn’t it? Snake Rain is an incredibly simple Magic, and one that’s a godsend for this Theme and beyond, for Reptiles. This card is, on the surface, a -2. You play this, discard, and then discard 4 (FOUR) Reptiles from your Deck to the Graveyard. That’s it. This thing could be deadly first turn for a player in this Theme. It feeds other Reptile hybrids and Themes too, being able to dump 4 (technically 5, as you’re likely discarding a Reptile to start this, although the Discard IS open to any card) is just an insane amount of resources to feed your plays all at one time. Some Decks, Lightsworn comes to mind, showed us discarding often and in high(er) numbers can still work. 2-3 in the Deck can certainly work too, and should help bring you victory more than not.
Art: 2/5 This is very disappointing, just lazy artwork. This could have been SO much cooler. The woman barely even looks frightened.
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