If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can take 1 Dinosaur-Type monster from your Deck, and either add it to your hand or send it to the Graveyard. You can target 1 other Level 4 or lower Dinosaur-Type monster on the field; destroy it, then Special Summon 1 Dinosaur-Type monster from your Graveyard in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of “Souleating Oviraptor” once per turn.
July 23rd, 2020
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Hello Pojo Fans,
Souleating Oviraptor is our Throwback Thursday choice and tied into a card we reviewed on Monday.
One of the cards that brought Dinos into the 21st century, this Dinosaur is at full power once again. Search or Foolish Burial effect off its summon gives you some options depending on your gamestate. If you can pop cards to gain advantage you’ll use the add to hand ability to get something like a Babycerasaurus. If you need protection or want to Special Summon, you’ll bury Miscellaneousaurus for the Special Summon, or get it to your hand to discard for protection. Most of the time you’ll be getting the search though because of the abundant ways of popping monsters for Dino players to Special Summon Dinos and add more monsters/cards to the hand. Oviraptor can also do the popping to Special Summon a Dino from your grave. Having the Dinosaur in Defense upon summon and Oviraptor limited to popping Level 4 or lower slightly limits what you can do, though you will be able to work around it. The Dinosaur in defense will likely be used for its effect(s) and then linked away. Any bigger monster is used for its effects and then used for a Synchro or Xyz Summon.
Oviraptor is a combo starter on its own, it doesn’t need another piece but it helps.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week goes well with the card we opened the week up with: Souleating Oviraptor.
Oviraptor is a Level 4 DARK Dinosaur with 1800 ATK and 500 DEF. Good ATK stat on Level 4, DARK is a good Attribute and Dinosaur is a good Type. Its first effect is upon Normal or Special Summon to take a Dinosaur in your Deck and either add it to your hand or send it to the graveyard. Versatility is nice, but you’re likely searching the monster. The only time you’d want to send is for Overtex to search Double Evolution Pill since Miscellaneousaurus can pitch itself from hand to make your Dinosaur effects safe that turn and then banish from grave for the summon from Deck. You also got Ultimate Conductor Tyranno to search since Fossil Dig cannot search your Level 10 boss, but this here is searchable off Fossil Dig for more consistency. The second effect lets you target another Level 4 or lower Dinosaur on field to destroy it and then Special Summon a Dinosaur from your graveyard in Defense Position. Good effect here mostly to trigger your baby Dino effects to summon more from Deck while also being able to revive Dinosaurs for other plays. It basically guarantees you to be able to Synchro into a Level 9 like Trishula or go into a Rank 4 like the Evolzars by popping a baby and reviving Jurrac Aeolo or a Level 4 and letting the baby summon the other. It helps get another Oviraptor from Deck if you didn’t use the search effect that turn by popping a baby. Souleating Oviraptor offers a lot of synergy with Dinosaurs, especially being their generic searcher. Whatever number it’s at in the format at a given point is what you play, it’s too good to not max out on in Dinosaurs.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 4.5/5 It’s a pretty cool looking Dinosaur for a smaller one.
Souleating Oviraptor I believe we’ve looked at just once before gets Throwback Thursday honors this week. Level 4, Dark/Dino, and 1800 attack are all solid enough things off the jump here.
A Normal or Special Summon of this either nets you a Dino from your Deck to your Hand or dumps one form the Deck to your Graveyard Very open, very versatile, and it’s great you get it (but don’t have to) off a Normal Summon.
The second effect is even better although it plays so well off the original effect. Targeting and destroying a Level 4 or lower Dino lets you Special Summon ANY Dino from your Graveyard. So you revive a boss you dumped or lost for free.
This Dino does a lot of amazing things and is easy to use and abuse. Enjoy
Art: 4.5/5 Very evil and maybe Zombie looking but pretty cool
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