Veidos the Eruption Dragon of Extinction
Veidos the Eruption Dragon of Extinction

Veidos the Eruption Dragon of Extinction – #PHNI-EN090

During the Main Phase, if this card is in your hand (Quick Effect): You can target 1 card in a Field Zone; Special Summon this card to your opponent’s field, and if you do, destroy that card, then you can add to your hand or Set 1 “Ashened” Continuous Trap from your Deck. If this card is sent from your opponent’s field to your GY: You can destroy all monsters on the field. You can only use each effect of “Veidos the Eruption Dragon of Extinction” once per turn.

Date Reviewed:  April 19th, 2024

Rating: 3.88

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.

Reviews Below:

Crunch$G Avatar

We end this week off with the boss monster and the threat to the Ashened archetype, as well as a card that has utility against Decks relying on their Field Spell: Veidos the Eruption Dragon of Extinction.

Veidos is a Level 9 DARK Pyro with 2800 ATK and 1500 DEF. A solid ATK stat for a Level 9 to have, Pyro is pretty solid right now, and DARK is always great. The first effect is a Quick Effect in the Main Phase if this card is in your hand, letting you target a card in the Field Zone to Special Summon this card to the opponent’s field and destroy said card and then you get to add to your hand or Set any Ashened Continuous Trap from the Deck. For Ashened, you of course destroy your Obisdim to give this to the opponent while you Set your Ashened for Eternity from the Deck, which sadly you can’t activate the same turn it was Set. Outside Ashened, you can run this as a Side Deck choice against Decks that rely on their Field Spell to get plays going like the upcoming Tenpai Dragon archetype, or the new Gimmick Puppet support to stop a potential OTK or FTK respectively. Your opponent also is likely not going to want to Link this away, since if it’s sent from the opponent’s field to the graveyard, you can destroy all monsters on the field, so it’ll likely still sit there for when you can activate Ashened for Eternity to get it back, or if the opponent is making a big board, you can use Hero’s effect to destroy this and nuke said board to give yourself another turn. Veidos is key to the Ashened Deck for its playstyle, but at the same time it’s a nice Field Spell counter right from Turn 1 onwards. Play 3 in Ashened and have it ready for the Side Deck for any Field Spell reliant Deck that pops up.

Advanced Rating: 4.25/5

Art: 5/5 A Dragon that’s not a Dragon by Type, but at least it looks really cool.

Mighty Vee

Can you really call this card the deck’s boss? Wrapping up the week is a monster that I wouldn’t say is a true boss, but is nonetheless essential to Ashened: Veidos the Eruption Dragon of Extinction is a level 9 DARK Pyro monster. Notably, it is not an Ashened monster by name, so you’re forced to search it with Awakening of Veidos or the upcoming Extinguishing the Ashened, which fortunately is an Ashened name, bridging the gap between the two. Veidos has a solid 2800 attack but a very poor 1500 defense for a level 9 monster, though frankly it’s a good thing its stats aren’t super fantastic considering its gimmick.

Veidos has two hard once per turn effects, the first being a Quick Effect in the hand usable during the Main Phase. It’ll let you target and destroy a Field Spell in either zone, Special Summoning itself to your opponent’s field in the process and either searching or setting any Ashened Continuous Trap from your deck. We already talked about Ashened for Eternity, but their new Continuous Trap, Ashened to Endlessness, is quite a bit more useful to search. This reveals Ashened’s primary gameplay loop; by repeatedly destroying Obsidim, the Ashened City, you accrue advantage while giving your opponent Veidos, which enables much of your disruption. That follows into Veidos’s other effect, which triggers if it’s sent to the Graveyard from your opponent’s field to destroy all monsters on the field. A full monster wipe would be great disruption, if not for the fact that it blows up your own Ashened monsters as well! I wouldn’t mind the lack of protection if recycling in this deck wasn’t so slow (see my rather scathing opinion on Ashened for Eternity), but I suppose Konami still thinks we hate Battle Butler’s guts. Assuming your opponent isn’t stupid enough to Link it off and get their board wiped, Veidos staying on your opponent’s field opens up opportunities for disruption; Hero of the Ashened City can destroy it as a Quick Effect, effectively turning into a Dark Hole (it will blow up in the process). More practically, Ashened to Endlessness and Veidos’s new Fusion form will let you pull off the nuke without losing your monsters, which is a massive step up. You’ll obviously play at least one, but consistency comes with personal taste if you’re scared of bricking.

+Enables your main forms of disruption in Ashened decks
+Can be tricky for your opponent to remove
+Niche applications as a Hand Trap in Field Spell-heavy formats
-Destroying your own monsters is annoying when many Ashened monsters lack protection
-Can be awkward to fit into combo lines
-Brick if there are no Field Spells to blow up

Advanced: 3.5/5
Art: 4.5/5 Outstanding creature

KoL's Avatar
King of

Coming Soon?


Visit the Card of the Day Archive!  Click here to read over 5,000 more Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards of the Day!

We would love more volunteers to help us with our YuGiOh Card of the Day reviews.  If you want to share your ideas on cards with other fans, feel free to drop us an email.  We would be happy to link back to your blog / YouTube Channel / etc.   😉