Splendid Venus is today's card,
and I'm wondering what is so splendid, aside from
the artwork.Splendid Venus is a Light attributed Fairy
type monster, as if you didn't guess.This monster is Level 8, with 2800 atk and
Now, all Non-Fairy-type monsters
lose 500 attack and defense points.
Interesting...all of them...your
opponent's and your own, so you shouldn't be using
this except in a very dedicated Fairy Build Deck.
However, the effect of Magic and
Trap cards you control cannot be
negated.That is also an excellent ability, as when
you activate a
Magic or Trap card, you know they
are going to work.However, wouldn't it be more Splendid if your
opponent's Magic and Trap cards didn't work.Certainly, but that might be a bit too
WAHOOO! I love this card and I generally hate fairy
cards. The ATK and DEF are good for a level 8, but
the fact that she is a fairy is what is awesome.
Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen is going to make people
groan when you play this card. You get to Special
SUmmon it for FREE. If a 2800 beater wasn't good
enough, how about a power loss of 500 ATK and DEF
for all of your opponent's monsters? This is what
Venus does best, ad she can then kill any popular
monster in battle, and gives the rather weak Fairy
type some teeth. Artemis, Airknight Parshat, Neo-Ariknight
and Harvest the Angel of Wisdom become powerhouses
when this card is played.
The fact that Valhalla is searchable, and you can
play 3 copies of Venus, leads to an opening play of
Valhalla Venus almost as good as Stratos. You set up
the field for your next turn, as well as forcing
your opponent to make some tough choices. It is an
even BETTER second turn move, meaning that those
pesky Solemn Judgments are no longer an issue, as to
the fact that she stops them from negating your
spell and trap cards. It can of course be used to
greatest effect in a counter fairy deck, and even
against a counter fairy deck.
This card is so great that I am going to try and get
my hands on as many copies of this card as possible
before they are sold out. If you can back up Venus
with some firepower in the form of SOlemn Judgment,
Forced Back and Dark bribe, you may see an aggro
Fairy deck at the top tables...
have internet access again!
in time for this interesting CotD.
Venus seems a tad odd to me. You see, there's a deck
called "Counter-Fairies". In this deck, the whole
point is to use counter-trap cards to negate your
opponents effects and gain the effects of fairy type
cards of your own. Now while this card may sort of
help to advance that deck type, it seems to me that
if it had been for Dark, it could have been a total
shutdown for that deck.
other words, this card can actually be a complete
backfire to the deck it's meant for, should your
opponent get control of it by some means. Just kind
of seems odd to me that UDE/Konami would throw us a
card that is it's own decks worst enemy and slightly
the good news it that regular fairy decks can make
good use of this card. This card stops Solemn, Bribe
and pretty much anything that your opponent plans to
use to prevent something. All in all, a powerful
effect, but not quite powerful enough to warrant a
two tribute monster. After all, Angel O7 had a
rather devastating effect and doesn't really see
play. Then again, Angel O7 had to be tributed to
gain it's effect.
the end, there are decks that can make use of this
card. Unfortunately the effort you have to put into
it to make it really useful isn't worthwhile. You'll
most likely never see a negation card before this
card gets blown away.
2.5/5 This is a format where you may want to run
lots of negation.
All non-Fairy-Type monsters lose 500 ATK and DEF.
The activation and effect
of Spell and Trap Cards you control cannot be
Todayʼs card up for review is Splendid Venus.
This card falls under my: If you can get it out and
protect it, its flat out amazing section. To shut
down spell/trap cards with this is amazing. If you
can stop effect monsters or protect your monsters
from them, you will win for sure
I do see some problems with it though. It is
gonna be rather hard to bring out, being a 2
tribute. And with the metagame, you wont have the
two monsters to bring this guy out, so that hurts
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