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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Behemoth, the King of All Animals

This card can be Normal Summoned or Set with 1 Tribute Monster. In that case, the original ATK of this card becomes 2000. When this card is Tribute Summoned successfully, you can return from your Graveyard to the owner's hand a number of Beast-Type monsters equal to the number of Tribute monsters.

Type - Beast/Effect
Card Number - FET-EN014

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3
Advanced: 3.72

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

Date Reviewed - 05.20.05


ExMinion OfDarkness
Behemoth, the King of All Animals

This card isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be -- but I'm still sick of it, having pulled over 10 of it already.

You either have a 2700 ATK 2-trib monster and +2 cards to your hand or a 2000 ATK 1-tribute monster and +1 card to your hand.

A dedicated Beastdown deck could make good use of this -- hand advantage + something to go along with that Enraged Battle Ox = a painful situation for your opponnet. Just imagine this and Enraged against a wall of Scapegoats.

I don't see this getting a lot of play outside the Beast type though. In the game of Yu-Gi-Oh, you need an INCREDIBLE effect to see play as a 2-tribute monster; in my opinion, and I could be wrong, the only 2-tribute monsters you actually summon with 2 tributes that fit that bill right now are Dark Magician of Chaos and Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys.

3/5 for the Beastdown possibilities.

Coin Flip
Behemoth the King of All Animals is an interesting attempt at livelying up Beasts. Sadly, it will not fare as well as Manticore of Darkness or Berserk Gorilla or Enraged Battle Ox. While those cards are so good with Beasts they're being played elsewhere, this card is only average with Beasts and is played rarely in there.

A 2700/1500 is good for a 2-trib. Not optimal, but no complaining here. A 2000 1 Tribute is average. The effect is what's interesting. This card turns your field presence with monsters into hand presence. It is, essentially, a free Tribute Summon. You can get back Berserk Gorillas after tributing some stupid little monsters pulled out by the effect of a Rescue Cat… You can pull out Mad Dogs, recycle through Rescue Cats, or even – for some strange reason – add Outstanding Dog Marron back to your hand from the Graveyard (it got there from the removed from play zone, where you used Miracle Dig to get it back).

The effect bears thinking about. Since Rescue Cat cannot pull cards out from the deck… =\

Give it a 3.5/5 in Beast decks (both formats) and 2/5 in General (both formats), wish you a jolly good weekend, and move along now.

Behemoth the King of All Animals

This is an underrated monster that’s much better than people give it credit for. With 2700 ATK, it can hold its own, and even though it requires two tributes…it doesn’t always require two tributes.

You can choose to tribute one monster instead, in which case Behemoth’s ATK will be reduced to a still-respectable-though-not-quite-so-intimidating 2000. It’s your choice, really; but keep in mind that tributing for Behemoth isn’t quite as painful as tributing for other monsters. After all, you can take back a number of Beasts from your Graveyard commensurate to the number of monsters you tributed for Behemoth in the first place!

So if you sacrifice, say, Enraged Battle Ox for this, you can bring back that Nimble Momonga you never got to use. Sacrifice your Mad Dog of Darkness and return a helpful Berserk Gorilla. Sacrifice two Nimble Momongas and take back two Gorillas. Sacrifice Sinister Serpent and bring back another Behemoth. And of course, you ARE allowed to bring back the same monster you tributed, presuming it’s a Beast.

In a Beast Deck, I’d definitely run this monster. Enraged Battle Ox makes him ferocious and rentsy, and his effect is more than enough to compensate for whatever loss of hand advantage you might be suffering for whatever reason. It’s a good monster.

Traditional – CCCC: 2.5/5
Traditional – Beast: 4/5
Advanced – CCWC: 2.5/5
Advanced – Beast: 4.5/5
Snapper Behemoth the King of All Animals

Our final card of FET Week is Behemoth the King of All Animals, a monster I had 4 of at one point, two of which were Ultimate Rares. Stupid Ultimates; how I hate thee.

Behemoth has fairly good stats; 2700 ATK should allow it to contend with most monsters your opponent summons. It could ideally be a little higher due to it being Level 7, but you can always use Trojan Horse with it to lessen the required Tributes to one. He’s also a Beast, giving him the chance to gain a Trample ability when it and Enraged Battle Ox are face-up on the field.

Because most don’t enjoy Tributing 2 monsters to summon one, Behemoth’s effect should be appealing to said most. If you decide you’d like to only tribute one monster to Normal Summon Behemoth, you may do so at the price of Behemoth’s ATK being lowered to 2000. The effect isn’t too much of a drawback; of course 2000 ATK for a one Tribute monster is less ideal than a Level 7 or higher monster at all, but you can’t win them all. However the effect gives Behemoth access to any Deck abusing Skill Drain. By using Behemoth’s first effect while Skill Drain is active you can Tribute one monster to Normal Summon a 2700 ATK Behemoth. Not too shabby eh? And if you’d prefer not using Skill Drain with Behemoth, flipping him face-down then face-up will reset his ATK to 2700.

Behemoth’s second effect allows you to add Beasts in your Graveyard to your hand equal to the number of monster Tributed to Tribute Summon Behemoth. So if you don’t use Behemoth’s effect, you can add two Beast in your Graveyard to your hand, and if you used his effect than you can add one Beast to your hand. This second effect is probably more useful than the first; at least in a Beast Deck anyway. In a Beast Deck you gain the opportunity to reuse your destroyed Berserk Gorillas, King Tiger Wanghus, Bazoos, Nimble Momangas, and a few other Beasts that may be worth mentioning. Overall, Behemoth is a very useful monster in a Beast Deck, and a substandard monster everywhere else.

Advanced (Beast Deck): 4/5. Getting to reuse Berserk Gorillas should be reason enough to at least try Behemoth.
Traditional (Beast Deck): 4/5. See Advanced
Overall: 4/5.
Art (Beast Deck): 4/5. The pinkness of his fur kind of takes away from his ferocity, but the droll seems to be fearsome enough to scare that bear thing in the background.
Dark Paladin Behemoth the King of All Animals

This card is game-breaking or anything, but for whatever reason, I'm surprised this card hasn't been reviewed yet.

Behemoth boasts an impressive 2700 attack which is about as low as I would require for a 2 tribute monster. However, the effect isn't all that special and won't give you all that much advantage.

Returning two beasts to your hand from your graveyard could be good if you had GOOD beasts in the graveyard. Secondly, Behemoth can be summoned with only ONE tribute.

However, sadly, if Behemoth is summoned with only one Tribute, he becomes Vampire Lord, at least in terms of attack strength because he instantly falls to 2000 attack points.

Sadly, Behemoth isn't quite KING of anything.


Traditional: 2.6/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

Traditional Beast: 3.0/5
Advanced Beast: 4.1/5

Art: 4.0/5 Not that bad, it is cool.


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