Lava Dragon, a Level 4, Fire type Dragon,
(statistics which shocked Yugioh players across the
land) who has 1600 attack and 1200 defense...
Anyway, you can tribute this card in face-up Defense
position to Special Summon two Level 3 or lower
Dragon-type monsters...one from your Hand, and one
from your Graveyard. Special Summoning is good, and
this is technically a +1. You replace this monster,
and get another.
There are some Dragons that fit well into the
category too...Masked Dragon for instance. But the
huge setback here is the text that reads "face-up
Defense position". That almost single-handedly kills
this card, in my opinion.
1/5 both formats...it does do something, but not
well or consistantly...
Art: 4/5 Purple, with green eyes, and eight legs?
This card might be better off as an alien.
Well, he is a lava dragon. He is a level 4 1600 ATK
Fire Dragon. Not that bad, but not that great
either, especially since he doesn't pump himself or
anything. The effect is what MIGHT get him played in
a casual game.
You can tribute him while in DEF position in order
to Special Summon a level 3 or lower Dragon from
your graveyard and from your hand/ Well, since you
ar enot getting free cards like with Rescue Cat (one
is from your hand). Note that if you do not have a
level 3 or lower Dragon in either place you cannot
activate his ability. The other thing is that it is
really hard to get him on the field in face up
However, you can make it better by using such cards
as Level Limit Area B and Stumbling, which not only
slow your opponents down but also can help you set
up. now if only there were some level 3 or lower
Dragons that were worth getting. Decoy Dragon,
Masked Dragon, Twin Headed Behemoth and Hunter
Dragon are the only ones that come to mind right
away. Oh wait! Tuners! we have the level 1 White
Stone of Legend and level 2 Magna Drago.
You can do some pretty cool things with this card,
but in order for him to do anything you need to do
some pretty aawkward combos which are really not
worth the reward that you get from him.
Today’s card up for review is Lava Dragon. This
guy would have been somewhat interesting if his
effect stated you could get the Level 3 monsters
from the hand and/or graveyard. Because they worded
it that way, it lost A LOT of power. The effect is
still decent, but he will now be inconsistent when
you use him. It’s nice to see forgotten typed such
as Dragons to get new support, so I can’t complain
there. It is also eh that this guy has to be in
face-up defense for the effect to happen, but
luckily Masked Dragon can summon a dragon in attack
or defense. If you have this guy in defense, and you
have the qualifications for his effect, he can make
an instant Synchro for you, so that is a big plus!
Lava Dragon …
Thank you. This one will be an easy one. It’s crap.
I hate just about everything about this card. Its
like they took every chance to make this card suck.
Ok – 1600 ATK. Crap for a 4 star Monster. It’s even
worse than 1500. 1500 is at least Sangan-able, and
UFO-turtle-able … but they made it 100 points
stronger, just out of reach of any shortcuts … and
for what? Then the Fire attribute … not the worst –
but then – who cares? 1200 DEF? – meh.
Now its effect – more crap. First this thing has to
be face up AND in DEF position. Yikes! Good luck
with that! And THEN u have to special summon 2
monsters at the same time, and specific leveled
monsters (level 3 or lower), and they both MUST be
available from specific places (from your hand AND
the graveyard) … yeah … Garbage.
Even the picture is stupid looking.
N o V a
Lava Dragon is todays
Card of the Day, and this little guy is pretty cool.
1600 attack, 1200 defense and a new dragon among the
fire attributed monsters. You can tribute it while
its in face-up defense position to special summon 1
level 3 or lower Dragon-Type monster from your hand
and 1 from your graveyard. This comes in handy since
staple dragon cards like Masked Dragon and
Twin-Headed Behemoth are level 3 dragons. You can
also bring out Magna Drago from the hand or
graveyard too. Having only 1200 defense makes it
rather hard to put it in defense to get its effect.
1600 attack is easy to get over as well as 1200
defense, add defensive cards like Dimensional Prison
and Shrink to help keep it on the field.
Lava Dragon would way better if it was just "tribute
this face-up monster" instead of face-up defense, so
we have to try harder I guess. If you do manage to
get its effect off, you are very limited on good
targets. All you really have is Red Eyes B. Chick,
Magna Drago, The White Stone of Legend, and Troop
Dragon. So already all you can abuse is a quick
Armory Arm. If you're lucky you can get Red Eyes B.
Chick and White Stone of Legend, tribute the Chick
for Red Eyes B. Dragon, then Synchro for a Level 8.
Another fun combo that completely wastes your hand,
would be to play Summoner Monk, discard a Spell,
special summon Lava Dragon, tribute for Red Eyes B.
Chick and Magna Drago, Synchro the Drago and Monk
for Goyo, tribute the Chick for Red Eyes Black
Dragon for 5500 damage. Even that isn't really worth
it. This card seems really fun, but I wouldn't play
it in a large scale tournament.
Also, this is my favorite card to use for a proxy,
so at least it has some use.
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