Oh, woe is me! We finally get Baboon at 2 and we
lose his best effect. To start things off, we have a
level 7 2600 EARTH Beast, which is actually fairly
average for a level 7 monster. Beast doesn't help a
whole lot, but since he IS the support for Beast
cards, we can forgive him for not having such
Whenever another Beast type monster is destroyed,
you can pay 1000 lifepoints to Special SUmmon him
from the graveyard or your hand. Very nice. This
used to mean that he could be Special Summoned after
a monster was destroyed in battle, but alas, Konami
has changed the ruling on that, meaning that Battle
is out of range for Baboon's effect.
That means that only kill effects like Dark Armed
Dragon and Smashing Ground can trigger his effect.
Not so nice. He can be very useful, but not as much
as we would have liked him to be
when combined with Manticore of Darkness and Rescue
Cat for Beast domination.
SO instead of being an incredible card, he is just
good, which I guess is ok, but I am still crying on
Green Baboon, Defender of
the Forest …
There’s something inherently frightening about a
Green Baboon, no? … and this guy sorta resembles
Kalibak (Darkseid’s son), doesn’t he? … no? … ah
Anywho … There’s a REASON this guy was Limited
before … not quite sure why they brought him back to
Semi-Limited … but whatevz. I don’t make the rules.
2600 ATK is decent for a Level 7, as u will most
likely be special summoning him anyway, so tributing
is a non-issue. 1800 DEF is respectable as well.
Should he be forced into defense position, it will
usually take more than the sta ndard 4 star to run
over him. Earth-attribute is well supported and
fitting since he is a Beast-type. But then when u
get to his effect, u can see what makes him such a
For 1000 LP u can special summon him when a beast
type monster is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard.
That can be by battle OR by special effect, and you
can special summon the Green Baboon either from your
hand OR from the Graveyard. And if u are thinking
that 1000 LP is too high a cost to keep paying –
think again. The obvious and overdone combo is using
him with Nimble Momonga – u GAIN 1000 LP from losing
Momonga, and then use that 1000 to pay for Green
Baboon. It makes doing things like Torrential
Tribute an AWFUL idea on an opponent’s part but
great on yours, as u can even pop your weaker beasts
yourself to make way for special summoning him.
A monster that refuses to stay dead is a great
thing. Attached to a 2600 ATK body is an even
greater thing. There isn't much more to say other
than=2 0– if u can get a hold of him – u play him in
your Beast deck. No question. Arguably one of the
best Beasts in the game.
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