Today's Card of the Day Review happens to be
Evilswarm Ouroboros, a card that will be released in
just a day or two from now.
This card happens to be the main boss of the
Evilswarm archetype, who also happens to be the
corrupt Trishula (and anyone who played when it was
legal should know how powerful that monster was) and
is generic to boot! It takes 3 Level 4 monsters to
Xyz Summon it out and, frankly, it is powerful
enough to be worth the trouble with a total of 2750
ATK, giving it suitable staying power.
Here is the effect for reference.
"Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material
from this card to activate 1 of these effects. Each
effect can only be used once while this card is
face-up on the field.
● Target 1 card your opponent controls; return that
target to the hand.
● Send 1 random card from your opponent's hand to
● Target 1 card in your opponent's Graveyard; banish
Pretty much it is Trishula's power re-done and
toned down so you don't have to feel all of it at
The 1st effect is basically a larger-range
Compulsory Evacuation Device. Excellent for removing
Synchro/Xyz/Fusion monsters off the field or getting
rid of a big monster. Also, since it says "card" and
not "monster", this works just as well on
Spells/Traps. Removing that Safe Zone off of a
monster can do you a whole lot of good, for example.
Getting rid of a predicted Mirror Force or
Dimensional Prison will give you room to attack.
Generally basic stuff but the flexibility is most
The 2nd effect hits your opponent hand and takes
a card out of it. Also, since it says "send" and not
"destroy", even Dark World won't like getting the
end of that effect.
The last effect is a D.D. Crow on legs but even
better since it states that you can target anything,
not just monsters. With so many decks being reliant
on the Graveyard, dropping this and stripping out
that one card that they need would set them back a
few turns, more than enough to do some real damage.
Unfortunately, this card does have a limitation
that you can only use each of those 3 effects just
once so if you use the 2nd effect to hit the hand,
you can't use that effect again while it is face-up.
Now, you can Book of Moon it, flip it face-up, and
do it again but, for the most part, once you use it,
you can't do it again.
Overall, this card is a flexible problem-solver.
However, its ATK is low enough (for the investment)
that it can be owned by a boss monster. Also, since
it is an Xyz monster, Compulsory Evacuation Device,
Bottomless Trap Hole, and other commonly-played
Traps will ruin this card in no time flat.
It is a good card. It is not broken like Trishula
was and we should be grateful for that. Any deck
that can drop 3 Level 4s should consider this
alongside Shock Master. In my opinion, this will
give Vylon Disigma the boot out of most people's
Extra Deck since this card solves the issue Vylon
Disigma is used for even better.
Traditional Format: 2/5 (I doubt you would drop
this in that format. Easier ways to deal with stuff
there than to go into this.)
Advanced Format: 4/5 (It's not bad. Not broken at
all but it is certainly is usable. It is worth
picking one up and keeping it in your Extra Deck
part of your binder.)