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This card cannot be used as a Synchro Material Monster, except for the Synchro Summon of a "Scrap" monster. If this face-up Defense Position card is selected as an attack target, destroy this card at the end of the Battle Phase. If this card is destroyed by the effect of a "Scrap" card and sent to the Graveyard, you can select 1 "Scrap" monster in your Graveyard, except "Scrap Soldier", and add it to your hand.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Jan. 19, 2011
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Scrap Soldier has a lot of text on him, does he not?
We have a Level 5, Earth attributed Warrior, with
2100 attack and 700 defense. But wait, did I
mention our metallic robot friend is a Tuner,
because that's kind of important.
Now, you've heard this before, but you can't Synchro
Summon with Scrap Soldier unless performing said
Synchro Summon for a "Scrap" monster. If this
card (while in face-up defense position) is selected
as an attack target, destroy this card at the end of
the Battle Phase.
If this card is destroyed by the effect of a "Scrap"
card, and sent to the Graveyard, select one "Scrap"
monster in your Graveyard (other than himself) and
add it to your Hand. All right, this isn't the
easiest tool to Synchro with, being a Level 5
He actually seems a bit counter-productive to the
Scrap thing, but to someone who plays Scrap Decks,
they can obviously put the Soldier to good use.
Being Level 5 actually helps about as much as it
hinders itself, not to further complicate things.
It recycles, as Scraps do, and do well.
Scrap Soldier causes me to break my Scrap pun
vow. It's more like Crap Soldier.
First off, he's a level 5 Tuner with low ATK and no
inherit special summoning ability. Right away, that
isn't good. Slightly worse because he can only make
other Scraps. And that's all he does.
He needs to be in face-up defense, then be attacked,
and survive in order to blow himself up and use his
generic Scrap ability. Especially with 700 DEF,
that's atrocious. You'll need Waboku to make that
happen, and that's alreayd useless.
Art: Scrap Goblin wannabe.
Fun Fact: The Land of Ooo is post-apocalyptic Earth.
Tomorrow: Am I the only one who relates them to
Alright, scrap soldier. He is an alright
card for the scrap archetype to have, but it does
have its flaws.
First, is a level five monster, making him difficult
to utilize while in your hand, not to mention his
very low stats make him even worse to have in your
hand. It definitely needs to be put in the graveyard
as soon as possible. Next, it can only be used for
scrap synchros. This might not seem so bad since it
is a level 5 tuner, but in those moments where you
would use him and a scrap searcher to make a goyo
guardian or a brionic, you can’t do it. On the other
hand, scrap soldier isn’t completely useless.
Scrap soldier broadened the range of the possible
synchro summoning for scrap chimera. With soldier,
you can easily use scrap twin, which can turn the
tide of some duels. Or you could wait to
synchro with soldier and chimera to do more damage,
using soldier to run over a semi strong monster of
theirs. Scrap soldier was a fine addition to
the scrap deck, but I would never run more than one,
because it can clog your hand, and you can simply
reuse it once it hits the grave.