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Laval Volcano Handmaiden

When this card is sent to the Graveyard, if you have a "Laval" monster in your Graveyard other than "Laval Volcano Handmaiden": You can send 1 "Laval" monster from your Deck to your Graveyard.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.50
Advanced: 2.63 

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

Date Reviewed - August 15, 2012

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Releasing new Archtypes is good, releasing new Archtypes with little to no support, is not so good.  The Laval theme strikes me as a particularly interesting one.  Laval Volcano Handmaiden is a hot little number, pun intended.  Fire, Pyro, Tuner, all decent enough things (even though Synchros aren't played much right now I still see being a Tuner over not a good thing).  Level 1 is interesting, easily enough can make a Level 5, 7, or above I suppose (say 9) as it's easier to make odd Level Synchros with an odd Level Tuner.  The 100/200 attack and defense are all but irrelevant.  The effect is quite simple, almost ridiculously so.  When sent to the Graveyard, from anyplace, by anyone, in any method (all good) you can send a Laval Monster from your Deck to your Graveyard, to include herself, as long as she's not the only Laval Monster in your Graveyard.  The Laval cards do interesting things...dump, revive, remove, return, I'm just not sure it's quick or powerful enough at present to be anything good.  Time will tell.  Still, it's the best card thus far this week.
Traditional:  1.5/5 
Advanced:   2.5/5 
Art:  4/5

John Rocha

We are going to switch gears here a little bit and talk about a Laval monster today. Laval Volcano Handmaiden does exactly what we want from a Laval deck and that is to get Laval monsters in the graveyard to make good use of. All that has to happen is for Handmaiden to go to the graveyard as the last thing that happens. Once its effect activates you can send another Handmaiden to the grave and then another with its effect and finally any other Laval monster for a total of 4 monsters.
Laval Volcano Handmaiden is also a tuner which helps the Laval theme with Synchro summoning. With just this card, you have everything you need for cards like Rekindling, Laval Cannon, Laval Lakeside Lady, Laval the Greater, and Laval Stennon. If you do not have it in your hand, you can send it to the graveyard with Foolish Burial, Laval Miller, and Molten Transmission Field.
Laval decks can explode with Synchro summons at an alarming rate and Laval Volcano Handmaiden serves as a catalyst. This is the one deck type that can special summon Shooting Quasar Dragon.
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5


We're looking at Laval Volcano Handmaiden today, and interesting card, considering that it's a tuner monster. Hmm, I was told they stopped making those. Anywho, Handmaiden is a FIRE/Pyro type Tuner with the poor stats of 100 ATK and 200 DEF. When this card is sent to the graveyard (By any means, except if by a cost. EX: Lighting Vortex, Dark Core) if you have a Laval monster other than Handmaiden, you can send 1 Laval monster from your deck to your graveyard. Lavals kinda like their own in the grave, so this card can quickly get other Handmaidens in the grave just by getting one in the grave. Cards like Laval Miller and Foolish Burial can get this card in the grave, to get more Handmaidens in the grave. Being a Tuner helps as well, as you can get Lavalval Dragon out and bounce two cards your opponent controls back into their hand. Or if you have all three of your Handmaidens in the grave, you can use Rekindling to get all of them out to Xyz summon Number 83: Galaxy Queen. This card will not win many battles, but she has a few uses.
Traditional: 1
Advanced: 2.5
Tomorrow: New meaning to Cannon fire. 

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