Fabled Grimro, now this IS solid support for a
Decktype. Fabled Grimro is a Level 4, Light
attributed, Fiend type Monster, with 1700 attack and
1000 defense. The effect here is simple, as long as
you control a face-up Fabled Monster, you can send
this card to the Graveyard to add another Fabled
Monster from your Deck to your Hand, present company
excluded of course. I'm still kind of waiting for
Fable Monsters to take off, as they work well in
combo with things like Dark World, Fiends obviously,
maybe even a sick Chaos hybrid. Have fun!
Traditional: 3.25/5 (Light and Fiend after all)
Fabled Grimro is the second most important
monster in a Fabled deck. The ability to search out
any Fabled monster in your deck is just amazing. You
can use Grimro with the boss monster of Fables,
Fabled Raven to get an effect or Synchro that is
needed. Search for The Fabled Ganashia to get a
level 6 Synchro, The Fabled Catsith to destroy a
face-up card on the field, Fabled Lurrie to get a
level 4 Synchro monster, or Fabled Krus for a level
4-7 Synchro monster.
Unlike Dark World decks, Fabled decks never found
their nitch in Yu-Gi-Oh. If they ever get enough
support to make a come back, Fabled Grimro will be a
key card in the deck.
Now, today we delve a bit deeper into Konami's
Haunted Mine Gold Series and look at Fabled Grimo.
Grimo is a definite must for the Fabled deck. As I
was doing research for this card, I see this card is
capable of a lot of shenanigans, when you control
other Fabled monsters of course. Discard Grimo to
get Lurrie while Valkyus is on the field nets you a
free draw when you use Valkyus' effect. Grimo gets a
lot of things moving for the Fabled archtype and if
you run them, this card better be in your deck.
Tomorrow: Does Darkness really need an Emissary?
Light/ Fiend/ Lv 4/ 1700 ATK/
If you control a face-up
"Fabled" monster: You can send this card from your
hand to the Graveyard; add 1 "Fabled" monster from
your Deck to your hand, except "Fabled Grimro".
In this deck, it is almost
required that you run three of this card. There can
and more than likely will be situations in which you
draw or open up with this card and wish it was
something else. Well, because of its effect, you can
ditch it for something else like a Chowa or Kushano.
This deck is packed with discarding cards like Dark
World Dealing, Monster Reincarnation, The Tricky,
etc. and the searching capabilities this card can
provide is very versatile and very important to the
Pros: Good Type/Attribute,
Honest-able, and can get the Fabled monster you
Cons: Searching requirements.
(Not so much of a bad con, but one of the better
ones you can get.)
Advanced (Fables Decks only):
The "Psycho" in "Philosophical
Psycho" is short for "Psychological." "Philosophical-Psychological" is short for something else as well...
Wow, a Level 4 monster with 1700 ATK. You sure
don't see that around much anymore.
Light Fiend + good looks + falcon design = hella
awesome (pun intended). Ok, but now for the actual
review, and, again, simple effect means there's
little to say.
The condition to have a Fabled monster already on
your field can be often annoying, but it rarely
matters, given the Fableds' swarming gameplay. Then,
she's practically a Spell Card, granting you the
search of any Fabled monster you want. Her effect
isn't even limited to being once per turn. This
automatically means you should run no less than two
copies in a dedicated Fabled Deck. And because she's
really a monster, not a Spell, you can do a lot of
funky things with her once she's in the Graveyard,
such as Monster Reincarnation, Pot of Avarice, Black
Luster Soldier, etc. (all of which, BTW, should be
included in your typical Fabled Deck).
For those of you who don't know, half the Fabled
monsters have effects that discard from your hand as
a cost, and the other half have effects that
activate if they get discarded (this makes Fabled
similar to Infernities for purposefully having bad
hand management). Although the Fabled is a rather
plentiful archetype, most of them are unimportant
cards. Usually you already summoned a monster to
fulfill her activation requirements, but if you
already have, of course you're allowed to summon the
monster you just retrieved. Now, ideally the Fabled
you already got on your field is the kind that can
discard straight from your hand (such as Valkyrus).
Usually you want to nab the other version of Fabled
with Grimro's effect (such as Cerburrel); using
Valkyrus' effect, you can discard Cerburrel (who
then Special Summons itself) and draw a card. Then,
you use another Grimro, perhaps, to get Krus. Find a
way to discard Krus, which by her own effect can
summon Grimro to your field.
As former reviewer Coin Flip stated in his review of
a Relinquished Deck in our 2006 magazine:
Advanced: 3.8/5 (a combination of how good her
effect is to how the Fabled Deck is only moderately
Aesthetics: 4/5 I got no idea what she's supposed to
represent, but she's one wicked looking lady ♥ She's
pretty yet demonic-looking all at once. The "Fabled"
is a Light Fiend archetype and "The Fabled" are
Light Beasts that are seemingly captured by the
"Fabled." However, there are no cards that
specifically support "The Fabled," so aside from
Type, there is no difference. It is implied that the
"Fabled" are the Fallen Angels you hear about in
Christianity, so you might think, "Uh, then wouldn't
it be better for them to be Dark Fairies?" Well,
yeah, but the English department messes stuff up.
Originally, the archetypes are called "Demonic
Roaring God" and "Demonic Roaring God Beast." As we
all know, the TCG translates "Demon" to "Fiend" and
the "Fairy" Type is supposed to represent Angels,
which the "Fabled" are no longer. And calling them
"fables" is sorta...insulting. But yeah, Grimro is
almost cool enough (and staple enough) to be the
epitome of the whole archetype.