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Big-Tusked Mammoth
Ultimate Rare 

As long as this card remains face-up on the field, monsters on your opponent's side of the field cannot attack during the same turn that they are Normal Summoned, Flip Summoned, or Special Summoned..

Type - Beast/Effect
Card Number - FET-EN015

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.16
Advanced: 2.48

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 04.01.05

ExMinion OfDarkness

Big-Tusked Mammoth


APRIL FOOLS! if you actually believed me and thought we were reviewing a playable card today.


Mammoth is a card that basically puts the opponent under what Magic termed "Summoning Sickness".  Once this card's out, the opponent has to wait a turn before attacking with anything they summon.  This helps against a few things -- Mobius and Jinzo, namely.  The problem is with the rest of the cards that see play that are over 2,000 ATK -- BLS removes it, Chaos Sorcerer removes it, Zaborg kills it with its effect, DMoC comes into play and gets back a Spell that can destroy it...


Basically this card gives a false sense of security to its user.  It's supposed to protect them but doesn't 90% of the time.


If you're looking for a 2000 ATK Tribute monster, go play Vampire Lord -- since today's the new ban list rotation, you can use two of him now.  And he DOESN'T suck.



Coin Flip Big Tusked Mammoth has little or no potential to speak of. It's a 1-sided Field of Bitter Souls that has crappy ATK, though the DEF is nice for a 1-trib. I suppose it could help against a few decks, but most decks are running monsters with 2000 ATK or above that can easily suicide against this, and it has little to no return. Can't protect itself from removal and an effect that isn't really all that good = bad Tribute.

Once again, my review lacks general quality. How sad.

On the upswing, there's a Shonen Jump tomorrow that I am privileged enough to attend. Horjay.

1.4/5 Traditional
2/5 Advanced (note: I am no longer rating for the first Advanced format. I rate only for the second Advanced format now.)
Tranorix Big-Tusked Mammoth

Big-Tusked Mammoth is an interesting monster. With only 2000 ATK and requiring a Tribute, he’s rather weak, but he has an effect that can definitely compensate for the relatively low ATK value. Opposing monsters can no longer attack the turn they’re summoned.

So if your opponent summons something strong, he won’t be able to kill your Mammoth for a turn, a turn that gives you some time to deal with whatever he just brought to the field. Swarm of Scarabs works nicely.

I can envision this guy working very well in a deck with Anti-Spell Fragrance that utilizes Swarms of Scarabs and Locusts; you’d essentially lock your opponent out of monsters and Spells. A few all-purpose negation Traps like Divine Wrath and/or Solemn Judgment would secure your little lock, and you’d be free to go. Might be worth trying. On another note, this is my first rating with the new bans in mind, since they’re now in effect!

Traditional – CCCC: 2.5/5
Traditional – Lockdown: 4/5
Advanced – CCWC: 3/5
Advanced – Lockdown: 4.5/5
Snapper Big-Tusked Mammoth

Is your nose running? Because if it is you better call a doctor!… Because it’s flu season and… and you could get sick… So, I’m not great with jokes; it’s April Fool’s Day! You need to at least TRY and get some chuckles.
Anyway, the last card of Big Week is Big-Tusked Mammoth, a monster I think would have been more appropriate as a Dinosaur…

Mammoth has “meh” stats; 2000 ATK allows it to defend against almost every single Level 4 or lower monster, but makes it an easy target for Level 5 or higher monsters. It’s also a Beast, allowing it to get an extra attack with Beast Soul Swap and/or a trample ability when Enraged Battle Ox is on the field, two abilities Mammoth could use due to its low ATK.

While Mammoth is on the field, any monster the opponent summons can’t attack during that turn. It’s a simple and surprisingly useful effect that gives you a chance to put into play the proper defenses for the attack of a specific monster. If your opponent summons a Jinzo, that Sakuretsu Armor won’t do you any good. Yet thanks to Mammoth you will have a chance to use that Snatch Steal of yours before Jinzo can do you any damage. They summoned a D. D? Well Set your Mirror Force and watch the fireworks. All in all, Mammoth should be your top choice in a Beast Deck on a budget. That’s it for this installment of CotD. I’ll see you all in two weeks, which in reality will be yesterday!

Advanced: 4/5. Your opponent may destroy it before Mammoth can stop them from doing anything, so have a backup plan.
Traditional: 4/5. See Advanced.
Overall: 4/5.
Art: 4.5/5. I really like this picture, with the exception of the purple…
Dark Paladin Well, Friday brings us another Reviewer's Choice, desptite the fact some of us are getting annoyed with them. However, Snapper who picked this week said to hell with them and here we are.

Happy Friday, and April Fool's Day to you all.

For this Reviewr's Choice, I believe I'll reveiew...

Big Tusk Mammoth

Well, simply put, this guy is a monster with a built in Vengeful Bog Spirit.
For those of you who don't know, Vengeful Bog Spirit forces all monsters to wait one turn to attack after their summoned. This guy does the same thing.

Don't get me wrong, the effect is decent, but by no means is it game breaking...Honestly, I don't even really see a point for this guy in a stall deck. Maybe in a low-budget desparate burn deck or something. Plus, he's only got 2000 attack points and he requires a tribute.

However, going back to the Vengeful Bog Spirit thing, on the good side, it is only for your OPPONENT, so you can pummel his monsters as he sits their helplessly and has no choice but to watch because he can't attack you.

Though, more on the bad side, since he only has 2000 attack, he won't be that hard to kill.

Conclusion: He, along with most else this week, isn't worth it.


Traditional: 1.9/5 Can't quite give him a 2, sorry.
Advanced: 2.4/5 Not quite average
Limited: 2.1/5 He's not that great here, either.

By the way, you may notice several other reviewers chose this card for today

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

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