Supreme Sovereign Serpent of Golgonda – #LIOV-EN004
While “Great Sand Sea – Gold Golgonda” is on the field, this card’s original ATK becomes 3000. You can only use each of the following effects of “Supreme Sovereign Serpent of Golgonda” once per turn. While this card is in your hand or GY, if you control a face-up card in your Field Zone: You can Special Summon this card, but banish it when it leaves the field. If “Great Sand Sea – Gold Golgonda” on the field would be destroyed by card effect, you can banish 1 monster from your GY instead.
Date Reviewed: August 2nd, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
More lore this week as we get into the extra cards outside the Branded archetype, and looking at a new card meant for Springans, we have Surpreme Sovereign Serpent of Golgonga.
SSSoG is a Level 8 FIRE Reptile with ? ATK and 0 DEF. Reptile being supported recently is nice, plus FIRE is fun and Level 8 means Trade-In. This card’s original ATK becomes 3000 if Great Sand Sea – Gold Golgonda is on the field, which Springans can get to easily, but you don’t want your big monster to have its ATK based on a lone specific card. The other effects are hard once per turns. First being the ability to summon itself from the hand or graveyard if there’s a card face-up in your Field Zone, but this card is banished when it leaves the field. Nice effect to get a free Level 8 on board to make a Rank 8 like the Springans boss or any generic Rank 8 in general. I could see this being useful in some Reptile Decks as well with Snake Rain as well. Xyz Summoning, which Springans want to do, bypasses the banish downside anyways. The second effect this card is specific to Great Sand Sea – Gold Golgonda again, where you can banish a monster from your graveyard to protect it from destruction. At least it offers another layer of protection for the card considering Springans need it to basically make their plays. This Serpent here is pretty decent in anything using a Field Spell at least since it becomes a free body for a Rank 8 or just Trade-In fodder. Springans appreciates having this as well I’m sure, though Reptile goes weird with Machines. Either way, nothing groundbreaking here, but it’s fine.
Advanced Rating: 3.25/5
Art: 4/5 Big snek.
From being ‘branded’ by art on a card one day to center stage for its own review now, here’s (takes breath) Supreme Sovereign Serpent of Golgonda. Level 8, Fire/Reptile (Fire tends to kill Reptiles, but whatever) with ? attack and 0 defense. In combination with its Field Magic (Great Sand Sea-Gold Golgonda) grants this card 3000 attack (and I believe another 1000 via its own Effect, or one of, should you desire) so that ? grows rather fast. Golgonda can drop itself to your Field, from your Hand or Grave, so long as you have a face-up card in your Field Zone. Since you’re encouraged to do that anyway, for best results, please do so. It just really wouldn’t make sense to not. This is a Special Summon, but in a more common clause these days, Golgonda is removed from play when it leaves the Field. Sure, that’s a downer, but you are dropping a 3000 attack (or more) Monster on the Field for free thanks to GSS-GG. It’s hard for me to be too upset about that. Finally, good for the Theme and itself, it can prevent the Field card from being destroyed, by removing a Monster from your Grave from play. All those Effects are once per turn. Goldgonda can be fast, and certainly a lot of fun. It’s not great to be so dependent on GSS-GG but it can certainly work with the Springans well enough.
Art: 4/5 He looks rather angry, and there’s clearly dark energy pulsating through him. Fun enough
Hello Pojo Fans,
Supreme Sovereign Serpent of Golgonda begins our week.
Working alongside Springans because of the Field Spell involved in SSSoG’s effect, you need to run this only in something that will run “Great Sand Sea – Gold Golgonda”. Golgonda goes from nothing to 3000ATK because of that Field Spell, there’s almost no other reason to play it anywhere else except alongside that Field Spell. Nifty Special Summon effect from the hand or grave alongside the previously mentioned Field Spell, Special Summoning a Level 8 that will become 3000ATK with Gold Golgonda on the field is useful. Once on the field Serpent of Golgonda protects that Field Spell as long as you can banish a monster from your grave. Standard banish Serpent of Golgonda once it leaves the field (balance). In terms of working with Springans, it functions as a Field Spell protector so your Springan Xyz monsters can gain 1000ATK, as well as Special Summon an Xyz each turn you can discard. Serpent of Golgonda also could be used as Xyz material for Exblower but it being a 3000ATK beater that protects a critical card I think is good enough.
Something to toss in for protection, but not something you’d likely run in a playset for the archetype.
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