Voloferniges, the Darkest Dragon Doomrider – #DAMA-EN045
2 Level 7 monsters – Once per turn: You can detach 2 materials from this card, then target 1 face-up card on the field; destroy it, and if you destroyed a monster, you can make 1 face-up monster you control gain ATK equal to the destroyed monster’s original Level/Rank x 300 until the end of the next turn. This card cannot attack the turn you activate this effect. This is a Quick Effect if this card has a Dragon monster as material, but cannot be activated in the Damage Step.
Date Reviewed: August 31st, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Voloferniges, the Darkest Dragon Doomrider is a new Rank 7 that doesn’t entirely stack up against previous Rank 7’s.
Generic materials needed with Dark Magician ATK/DEF. A -1 for an effect on the surface: two materials for a one card destruction, but you can give any monster you choose an ATK boost until the end of the next turn. The “next turn” is key because Voloferniges can’t attack when it activates its effect, a downside in addition to losing all its materials when doing so. If you have a Dragon-Type attached this can be a Quick-Effect which increases its playability and makes the -1 better for you, but you still need that Dragon-Type attached. Making the destruction effect a 1-for-1 in addition to being a Quick-Effect if a Dragon-Type monster was attached would have made this card much better. As it stands you should get at least a minimum of a 1200ATK boost when destroying Level/Rank. You can get rid of a Link and take a -2 with not getting the ATK boost in addition to using both materials.
Voloferniges is spot removal with the potential to be responsive on both turns. It is a one-time removal and while the ATK boost (if any) will last into the next turn, locking it down from attacking when you use its effect hurts its playability when compared to other Rank 7’s.
Until Next Time
Generic Rank 7s are always nice to have for strategies like Dark Magician and today we got a new addition to the pool in Voloferniges, the Darkest Dragon Doomrider.
Voloferniges is a Rank 7 DARK Dragon Xyz with 2500 ATK and 2100 DEF. Okay stats for Rank 7 and a good Type and Attribute combo to go with it. 2 Level 7s summons this, which is easy enough to do, even if not many meta strategies right now use Level 7s. A soft once per turn lets you detach 2 materials from this card to target a face-up card on the field and destroy it, then this card gains the ATK equal to the original Level/Rank of a monster this might of destroyed x300 until the end of the next turn. A fairly good ATK boost should come from this most likely, with Level/Rank 4 being a fairly good 1200 boost. This card cannot attack the turn this effect was used, which almost makes the ATK/DEF gain redundant except this effect does become a Quick Effect that can’t be used in Damage Step if this has a Dragon monster as Xyz Material, so you could make use of the ATK if you pop on the opponent’s turn and it comes back around to you. This would of been nice back when the Dragon Rulers were legal instead of just one of them being limited, instead we don’t have many Rank 7 strategies that use a ton of Dragons. 2 materials for a pop is also costly, 1 would of been fair even if we had to exchange a soft once per turn to a hard once per turn. Overall, there’s better Rank 7s, but we also got worse ones. You could use this if you wanted after you fit in the better Rank 7s and Links you’re likely using, not taking into consideration potential Fusions and Synchros. It’s overall okay.
Advanced Rating: 2.5/5
Art: 4/5 Looks terrifying, just wonder if it’s supposed to actually be riding a dragon or what?
Goodness what a name here…Voloferniges, the Darkest Dragon Doomrider (say the name, look at the picture, admire it, and be afraid). Dragon and Dark is muy bueno, Dark Magician stats on a Rank 7 XYZ isn’t good, but having generic XYZ Summon Requirements for two Level 7 Monsters is. Detaching two Material from this card allows you to Target and destroy a face-up card on the Field. Awfully pricey for just one card, as you’re giving up two, and if you destroyed a Monster, you get to add attack equal to 300x the Level/Rank of what you destroyed to a Monster of your choosing until the End of the next Turn. So let’s see…Level/Rank 4 would be 800 attack. A bit of a boost…Level/Rank 8 would be 1600, and that’s a sizeable increase; albeit temporarily. But in discarding both Material and using that Effect, V-D3 (I made a funny) can’t attack. So you’re giving up a 2500 attacker here just to pop a card off the Field. Seems to me you’re losing in this instance. For a plus, the Effect becomes Quick if you have Dragon XYZ Material attached to this, and you likely will, but it can’t be used in the Damage Step. Quick Effects are the best, of course, but even making it Quick doesn’t make this card particularly good or better. He gives up too much and doesn’t do enough, and there’s no reason this guy should be a Rank 7 given his attack or Effects. Man is it cool to look at though.
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