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

Laval Lancelord

You can Normal Summon this card without Tributing. If you do, during the End Phase: Send it to the Graveyard. When this card on the field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of your banished FIRE monsters; add that target to your hand.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.15
Advanced: 2.25 

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

Date Reviewed - Dec. 15, 2011

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Laval Lancelord, a Level 6, Fire attributed, Warrior type Monster, with a lackluster 2100 attack and even worse yet 200 defense.  Now, for a good thing, you can work around the tribute if you choose.  And I'm thinking you would want to as you seem to want this guy in your Graveyard.  You can Normal Summon this Monster without tributing, which actually ends up being a -1, at least in Field presence as he is destroyed during the End Phase.  When sent to the Graveyard in that manner, you can add a Fire Monster of yours that's been removed from play, back to your Hand...all that investment and you don't even get the selected Monster back on the Field...what word comes to mind here--garbage!
1/5 all 
Art:  2/5

John Rocha

Laval Lancelord is the first or probably several Laval cards we will review. As with Flamvell decks, Laval decks can be explosive. You can even combine these two deck types as they are both fire and compatible with Rekindling. Laval Lancelord can be summoned with Flamevell Firedog or added to the hand with Flamvell Poun.

Laval Lancelord has some nifty effects that work well with the Laval theme. First, you can normal summon Lancelord without a tribute. With 2100 attack, it will get over most monsters in the game. So if you destroy a monster by battle and then send this card to the grave during the end phase, you get an even exchange. If your opponent destroys Lancelord, you get a banished fire monster to your hand giving you a plus 1. You could even play Creature Swap with a bigger monster and destroy it in battle and get another plus 1 or just Creature Swap and end up with your opponent’s monster. It’s all good!

The two things that Laval decks do very well are to banish cards from the graveyard for effects and using Laval monsters in the graveyard for effects. Laval Lancelord does both these things. It goes to the graveyard to power up other Laval monster effects and uses the banish zone to restock your hand. Let’s take a look at some of the combo’s this card has. Summon Lancelord and remove Kayenn, the Master Magma Blacksmith from the grave to boost Lancelord to 2500 attack. Attack into one of the many Sychro or Xyz monsters with 2500 attack and then get Kayenn to the hand. Plus 1’s are good. You can even use this same trick in the TCG with Torrential Tribute to clear the field of your opponent’s monsters.

What is nice about many of the Laval monsters is that they have the ability to be at least 2100 in attack. Right now we have today’s card and Laval’s from Hidden Arsenal #5/Duel Terminal #5. Prominence, Molten Swordsman banishes 1 Laval monster from the grave to be 2100 atk and Laval Burner at 2100 atk only needs 3 different Laval monsters in the grave to summon.

Let’s try another combo. Rekindle 2x Laval Forest Sprite, Kayenn and 2x Lancelord’s to the field. Synchro a Sprite and Kayenn into Laval Dual Slasher. Synchro the other Sprite and a Lancelord into Stardust Dragon. Then banish Kayenn. Laval Dual Slasher will be at least 3600 attack with piercing and the ability to attack again if it attacked a face-down monster, and Laval Lancelord will be at 3300 attack. That gives you at least 9400 in attacks with Stardust Dragon protecting you from destruction. Witness the power of Laval’s and we have not even talked about their support cards.

The Laval deck type could be pretty good, but I think like Flamvell, they are under the influence of Chaos and the might of Plant/Synchro. I would not be surprised to see a Laval deck top a YCS and if it does, I think that Laval Lancelord with be a part of it.

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 3/5


Today we look as another card from Photon Shockwave, Laval Lancelord. Lancelord is a Level 6, Fire/Warrior with 2100 ATK and 200 DEF. Not the best stats, as compared to other level 6 monsters. Lancelord's effect is This card can be normal summoned without tribute, if you do this, send this card to the graveyard during your endphase. When this card is on the field and is destroyed and sent to the graveyard, you can target 1 of your banished Fire monsters and add it to your hand. This card really belongs in a deck that revolves around Laval and/or Flamvell. 2100 ATK and 200 DEF will not hold up well against some of the bigger monsters running around, but you might want it destroyed to get back one of banished FIre monsters back. Also, it doesn't say about how it needs to get destroyed, so either your or your opponent's card effects will get you Lancelord's effect. If you are running either Laval or Flamvells, try a copy or two to test out, it might work in your favor.

Traditional: 1
Advanced: 2.5
Tomorrow: Nice photon kitty....



Laval Lancelord
Lv. 6/FIRE/Warrior/2100A/200D
"You can Normal Summon this card without Tributing. If you do, during the End Phase: Send it to the Graveyard. When this card on the field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of your banished FIRE monsters; add that target to your hand."

I'll be honest in saying that I don't run fire decks and have little familiarity with them. From the stats, LL seems like an okay monster. Being able to summon without tributes can be nice and returning fire monsters from the Different Dimension (as I like to call the banished pile) is always a good thing. You can set up some rather interesting combos with this guy to be sure, but his ATK stat could've been higher.

Traditional: 1.5
Advanced: 2

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