Titaniklad the Ash Dragon – #ROTD-EN038
“Fallen of Albaz” + 1 monster with 2500 or more ATK
Gains ATK equal to the combined original Levels of the monsters used for its Fusion Summon x 100. After this card is Fusion Summoned, for the rest of this turn, it is unaffected by the activated effects of any other monsters Special Summoned from the Extra Deck. During the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was sent there this turn: You can add to your hand, or Special Summon, 1 “Fallen of Albaz” or “Dogmatika” monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of “Titaniklad the Ash Dragon” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: April 20th, 2021
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Hello Pojo Fans,
Today we start looking at the Fusions involving Fallen of Albaz, first one being Titaniklad the Ash Dragon.
All these Fusion Monsters will need Albaz, Ash Dragon needs any kind of monster with 2500 or more ATK, which is much easier than depending on Levels in the days of Ranks and Links, but Ash Dragon may not be the easiest to summon of the fusions.
2500ATK is a good base ATK, and while the x100ATK raise is nice to have, again, it depends on Levels and you may not make Ash Dragon with a Level monster. Turn protection against Special Summoned Extra Deck monsters when Fusion Summoned is good protection to have, but if there’s a problem for Ash Dragon on the field you better get rid of it. Ash Dragon replacing itself with an Albaz or Dogmatika when it is sent to the grave does help to fuel the other Fusion Monsters using Albaz, and getting it to the hand or Special Summon allows for some flexibility if the field is a death trap. You could also use Super Polymerization off of Albaz being Special Summoned from Ash Dragon and go right into another of his Fusion Monsters. Within the strategy Albaz is played in, you will likely have an Ash Dragon with 3300ATK and that protection from Extra Deck monsters for the turn can mean the difference between getting rid of a monster. The protection won’t do anything against monsters that negate effects that activate, but there’s still plenty of monsters that have Quick Effects that are monster removal.
Until Next Time
We now get to the Albaz Fusions that the TCG has so far staring with the first one we got: Titaniklad the Ash Dragon.
Titaniklad is a Level 8 DARK Dragon Fusion with 2500 ATK and 2000 DEF. Solid overall stats, plus we still got the DARK/Dragon combo that’s appreciated. The Fusion requirements are Fallen of Albaz and any monster with 2500 or more ATK, which of course it’ll need Albaz, and a monster with 2500 ATK at least should be easy to come by. It gains ATK equal to the combined Levels of the Fusion requirements times 100, so a guaranteed 400 since you’re using Albaz, and the rest is dependent on if you use a monster with a Level or not, which will most likely be a high Level if you do. After this card was Fusion Summoned, for the rest of the turn it’s unaffected by other monsters summoned from the Extra Deck, which is fine for free protection. Nothing to really write home about, though. Finally, if this card is in the graveyard during the End Phase of the turn it was sent there, you can take a Dogmatika monster or Fallen of Albaz himself and either add it to your hand or Special Summon it. A free search for losing your monster, or sending it off something like Nadir Servant or Dogmatika Maximus, is pretty nice. Having access to Albaz in any way is good, especially in a turn it wasn’t summoned yet. You might more likely go for a Dogmatika monster like Ecclesia for her search on summon, or just add a Fleurdelis to hand if you already summoned Ecclesia and searched something like Dogmatika Punishment. Titaniklad might be the best of the Albaz Fusions, though one you don’t summon often right now. Once we get the Albaz support, that might change and it’ll hit the field more, but it’s good to send off Nadir Servant at least.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 5/5 Skeleton Dragon looks very nice.
Titaniklad the Ash Dragon is a Level 8 Dark/Dragon Fusion with 2500 attack and 2000 defense. Not great for Level 8 but Dark/Dragon are still a fantastic combo. Fusion Summon requires Fallen of Albaz and one Monster with 2500 or more attack. The first piece makes sense while the latter is a bit of a different requirement than we’re use to seeing. A paltry attack increase of 100x the Level of the Fusion material is equipped. At least 400 given the mandatory use of Albaz bringing you to 2900. Probably 600 or more for your other Monster which has you at least up to 3500 which is solid. This card gets turn Summon immunity from activated Monster effects. Simple enough but useful here, if only for the Turn. It could give you one nice, reasonably wordy free shot with this at your opponent. The last effect should benefit you lost where if this card goes to the Graveyard, during the Turn it did of course, you can Special Summon Albaz or a Dogmatika Monster from your Deck. Another Albaz as you should be running 3 is likely good as that gets things rolling again, and a Theme Monster will set whatever situation you’re in moving faster too. Pretty solid card here.
Art: 4.5/5 I like the picture but I need a little more color.
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