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Soul of Silvermountain
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2 Level 3 EARTH monsters Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 Set card in your opponent's Spell & Trap Card Zone; it cannot be activated while this card is face-up on the field. If this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle while it has Xyz Material: You can target 1 EARTH monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon that target in face-up Defense Position.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.67
Advanced: 2.67 

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

Date Reviewed - Nov. 7, 2012

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On the non-Spellcaster front, Soul of Silvermountain is one of the more interesting XYZ Monsters, and some more welcome support to a Rock Deck.  This is a Rank 3, Rock type, XYZ Monster, XYZ Summoned with two Level 3 Earth Monsters, of the Earth attribute appropriately, with 1800 attack and 2200 defense.  Once per turn, you can discard an XYZ Material from this card to target (note target) a Set Magic or Trap card card your opponent controls.  The selected card cannot be activated as long as this card is face-up on the Field.  If this card destroys an opponent's Monster while it has XYZ Material, you can Special Summon a Rock Monster from your Graveyard in face-up Defense position.  Special Summoning is always a good thing, but the 1800 attack could make that troublesome.  Also, the first effect, while not bad, is hardly game breaking.  It's a good card, not great, but not bad either.

Traditional:  1.75/5
Advanced:   2.75/5
Art:  5/5 

John Rocha

Soul of Silvermountain is a favorite of mine because it is a great card in an Earth deck and I like playing Earth decks. It also has a bunch of great effects. By detaching a material, your opponent can not activate one of their set spell or trap cards. That should give you a clear path to attack your opponent’s monster. Granted, 1800 attack is not much, but in the right situation and in the right deck, it can do the job quite nicely and special summon an Earth monster from your Graveyard.
The list of Earth decks is many. Billy Blake played Soul of Silvermountain in his Psychic deck. X-Saber, Six Samurai, Karakuri, Madolche, Morphtronic, Naturia, Scrap, and Nordic Beasts can all use Soul of Silvermountain in the Extra Deck. I would love to talk about all of these decks, but there is not enough time in the day, however I would like to talk about one deck type that may be an up-and-comer.
I find that Madolche decks are quite intriguing. First we summon Madolche Mewfeuille then use its effect to special summon Madolche Baaple from our hand. Then we use Baaple’s effect to switch our opponent’s powerful monster to defense, Xyz Soul of Silvermountain, and then attack.
Soul of Silvermountain is one of those Xyz monsters that have a hard time in finding Extra Deck space. It is one of those monsters that is only useful in the right deck and under the right circumstances.
Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2/5


Today we climb to new heights as we review Soul of Silvermountain. A Rank 3 EARTH/Rock-Type Xyz monster, with 1800 ATK and 2200 DEF. And needs 2 level 3 EARTH monsters to Xyz summon.
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz material from this card to target 1 set card in your opponent's Spell/Trap zone; it cannot be activated while this card is face up on the field. If this card destroys a monster while it has Xyz materials: You can target 1 EARTH in your graveyard; Special Summon that target in face-up Defense position.
A few decks can make this card work. Wind-ups, X-Sabers, and various EARTH decks will make the most of Silvermountain. Cards like Gilasaurus and Marauding Captain can get Silvermountian pretty fast. His 1800 ATK is ok, can get over a few monsters, but his 2200 DEF can fend off even more. Once a turn, you can detach a Xyz material from this card to shut down a set spell/trap card on your opponent's side of the field, but it's as long as Silvermountain is face up on the field. That means as long as you can keep it face up and alive, you can keep that pesky spell/trap from being activated. That is pretty darn good. Being able to special summon an EARTH monster when it destroys one of your opponent's monsters is very good, even if it summoned in face up defense position. The trick is it has to have at least 1 Xyz material on it. I suggest Overlay Regen (Again) if you plan on shutting down your opponent's spell/trap zone or have it there to get it's special summoning ability. Soul of Silvermountain is worth a look at in any kind of Earth deck.
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 3
Tomorrow: How many Fairy Kings are there?

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