is our card for Wednesday and it
should really liven up the often
boring middle of the week.
This is a Level 4 monster and
that makes it a nice, painless drop.
It is an Earth attributed
monster, like its kin: while not the
greatest attribute in terms of
powerful support, it has some solid
Being a Beast has some
advantages, and I’ll touch a little
more on that later.
1700 ATK makes it an adequate
beatstick though 500 DEF will leave
it vulnerable to position shifting
This is a very solid foundation that
could carry a minor effect.
It didn’t get a minor effect.
Once you strip away the
restrictive clauses, the effect is
actually fairly simple: when this
card is Normal Summoned, select a
Scrap Tuner from your Graveyard
and Special Summon it.
Too keep this from being
Scarp Chimera itself can only be
used as Synchro Material for a
Scrap Synchro monster and the
other Synchro Material Monsters also
have to be
If you’re wondering, the one
ruling I saw for this card states
that this is one of those
“non-effect” text clauses, meaning
Skill Drain won’t shut it off.
So no instant general Level
5-9 Synchro monsters, but you can
still bust out the two
Scrap Synchro monsters we have
and the one we should get soon
After all, there is a Level 3
Scrap Tuner (Scrap
Goblin), a Level 4
Scrap Tuner (Scrap
Beast) and upcoming Level 5
Scrap Tuner, perfectly
corresponding to the Level
Scrap Dragon, and
Scrap Twin Dragon.
Scrap decks being even more
adept at sending monsters to the
Graveyard and recycling/reviving
them than the average deck
Scrap Chimera becomes the go-to
card of the deck as long as you have
a Tuner waiting to be revived.
I feel it important to also note
that we are seeing the groundwork
for a potential “sub-archetype”.
Scrap Chimera and the
Scrap Beast are both Beast-type
Scrap Goblin is a Beast-Warrior,
a type whose support overlaps with
Future releases will add
another closely related monster
type, the Winged-Beast, in the form
I haven’t been able to test
this, but one could probably cobble
A few more cards to flesh it
out and it could be a serious deck.
As is, I still believe at
least some Beast decks should be
Scrap Chimera and
Scrapyard will let you get
Scrap Beast out and getting it
from hand or field to Graveyard is
After that, barring a piece
being removed from play, each
Scrap Chimera can become a
The secondary pieces can
still access Beast Type support, as
This leads to a seeming
contradictory score from me.
Scrapstorm so high largely due
to this card and how it combos with
Scrap Tuner monsters, yet I am
scoring it seemingly lower.
That is because this card is
a 5/5 for
Scrap decks, but versatile
enough to be worth running in hybrid
decks, even if you’re really just
running a few of this and one or two
Scrap Tuners for it to revive.
So below is its impressive,
more general score.
Elemental Hero Stratos: it is
more vital to its theme and less
flexible outside of it.
It is still impressive.
Due of the hit and miss nature of
Yu-Gi-Oh names, this is at least as
appropriate as rating the artwork.
This isn’t about the
technical merits of a card’s name.
Things like being part of a
theme are part of the card’s actual
am so tired of good cards getting
bad names, bad cards getting good
names, and random cards getting
random names that I must draw
attention to it.
In this case, I am
complimenting Konami on a good name
It does deviate slightly from
the classical appearance of a
chimera; they weren’t winged and
should have a goats head in the
middle of their spine.
Seems like an improvement to
Scrap utilizing decks)
I am still selling my former
collectables on eBay. I’ve had
a lot of hobbies over the years, so
at various times I’ll have comic
books, manga, action figures, and
video games on the auction block.
You can take a look at what’s up for
here. Just a reminder,
Pojo is in no way responsible for
any transactions and was merely kind
enough to let me mention the
auctions here. ;)