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FLIP: You can target 1 monster on the field; destroy it.
If this card is sent to the Graveyard by a card effect: You can send 1 "Shaddoll" card from your Deck to the Graveyard, except "Shaddoll Squamata". You can only use 1 "Shaddoll Squamata" effect per turn, and only once that turn.
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3 is Average.
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Aug. 29, 2014
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Formerly known as Shaddoll Lizard.
Flip Effect – Destroy 1 monster
Graveyard Effect – Send 1 Shaddoll from Deck to Graveyard
It's graveyard effect is quite important.
In some situations, it may seem circular.
Why dump a monster if you're just going to
use that monster to dump another monster.
For cards like Sinister Shadow Games, this
may be true, although who would not like an extra
target in the graveyard for Shaddoll Falco?
The main point of Squamata's effect is to
essentially allow you to dump the whichever of the
other 4 you want.
Mathematician cannot dump Shaddoll Beast.
But it can dump Squamata which can dump
If you use it for Shaddoll Fusion, you can activate any of the
other Shaddoll effects from your deck.
So, it basically acts as Beast/Falco/Dragon/Hedgehog
in your hand for the purposes of discarding via card
It serves as monster removal, as well, with its flip effect.
Monsters are often floaters, and therefore,
Squamata's monster removal isn't as important as
Dragon's spell/trap removal.
But it still helps you clear by those hard to
get monsters, especially ones with high ATK.
It's also a LV4 with a good 1800 ATK, so it
can work for Rank-4 plays.
All in all, well-rounded.
Power – 3/5 ; Helps the consistency of the deck.
Versatility – 5/5 ; Between
milling whatever monster you want, monster removal,
being a beater and a LV4, it's pretty diverse.
3/5 ; It does kinda depend on what's in your deck
and whether there's anything you want to remove on
the field, but it is all around self-sufficient.
Card Advantage –
3/5 ; Like the other Shaddolls, this is a 1-for-1,
that can plus.
However, removing a monster is a weak
The graveyard effect is quite nice though.
Speed – 4/5 ; High marks on this one.
Now you don't have to wait to draw Beast,
Falco, etc as this card can emulate them.
Traditional – 2.5/5 ; It's a
DARK and it helps consistency.
Advanced – 3.75/5 ; A core part of the deck
that may not be as devastating as the others but
Mechanic Design – 4/5 ; Quite good.
I feel it is the most unique and complex of
all the Shaddoll monsters due to it having a diverse
range of functions.
– 3/5 ; Pretty cool dinosaur-bones kinda vibe to it.
A bit scary.
Monster-removing card which can essentially emulate the others
Welcome to Twofer Friday, as we close Shaddoll Week
with Shaddoll Squamata aka Shaddoll Lizard. Statwise
it’s a DARK/Spellcaster which is very good with 1800
ATK and 1000 DEF both are common for a level 4
As with all main deck Shaddoll’s, Shaddoll Squamata
has two effects. The FLIP effect is similar to
Man-Eater Bug, only it is optional, but still being
able to destroy a monster with no cost is always a
The second effect allows you to sends a Shaddoll
card from your deck to the graveyard. While it can
be any card, it is more than likely you will be
going to for a Shaddoll Monster so you can get its
graveyard effect and thin your deck. So another
Overall another solid Shaddoll Monster, a beatstick
with a destruction effect and a deck thinning
effect. Another one for the Deck.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Unlike yesterdays monster, Shaddoll Hedgehog has
small ATK/DEF and doesn't have the benefit of being
a Tuner. Same as all Shaddoll's in regards to having
two effects. Add a “Shaddoll” spell/trap from your
deck if you flip it. If Hedgehog hits the grave by a
card effect then you can add a “Shaddoll” monster
from your deck except a copy of himself.
Pulling any monster of the archetype to the hand can
set up a fusion play, but if you are able to flip
this guy on your turn and go into a fusion without
needing to add a monster to the hand, then the flip
effect is better. Shaddoll Core and Shaddoll Fusion
are the only current targets, but a Shaddoll deck
will be likely running at least two of the Core and
three of the Fusion. There's different ways you can
play to get the flip effects off the same turn
you set any “Shaddoll” monster (Book of Taiyou, A/D
This guy isn't as good as Falco, but he is needed in
3's. Any searching that is going to reload your hand
for another big play is good.
Until Next Time,
Fun Fact: If you didn't know, Squamata is the
largest order of scaled reptiles encompassing all
lizards and snakes
Why they didn't just leave it Lizard, I still don't
know..but it's our Card of the Day. Dark/Spellcaster..you
get the deal if you read any of the reviews this
week(minus tuesdays..still say mine was the best).
Squamata boasts the best lv4 attack of the group at
1800 and as always, two really good effects. If it's
flipped, nuke a monster just like good ol man eater
bug..i'm showing my age there. If it's sent to the
graveyard by card effect, you can send another
shaddoll to the graveyard from the deck. Since
Shaddolls are going more Mathematician over
Armageddon Knight, and Math can't send Shaddoll
Beast, this indirectly lets Math send Beast anyways
to trigger its effects. I mean basically, if you've
read any review, all the Shaddolls are good, and the
deck definitely is a top contender this format,
Toronto is only a week away :)
Closing out this week is Shaddoll the Hedgehog- er…
This card is the corrupted version of Neo Flamvell
Hedgehog. It is Level 3 (which isn’t particularly
great in this Deck, but opens up Armades plays with
Falco), and has 800 ATK and 200 DEF, both of which
are pretty pitiful.
However, Shaddoll Hedgehog is the Deck’s primary
both of its effects add a card from your Deck to
your hand. Its Flip Effect, which adds a Shaddoll
Spell/Trap Card, is powerful during the first few
stages of the game, as it makes the card effectively
three extra copies of Shaddoll Fusion, a card you
want to have as early as possible. Its second effect
will add any other Shaddoll monster from your Deck
to your hand, giving it utility in nearly all stages
of the game and helping you maintain strong
Given its strong utility at all stages of the game,
and the fact that it’s the one Shaddoll that you
want to open with in almost any situation, I would
argue that Shaddoll Hedgehog is one of the only two
Shaddoll monsters that is arguably (at least at this
current time) a three-of (the other being Dragon,
for reasons I mentioned on Wednesday). The
consistency it provides for the Deck is too great.
Shaddoll Squamata starts us for this 2 for 1
Friday. A level 4 DARK/Spellcaster (How is this a
Spellcaster?) with 1800/1000 for ATK/DEF. As the
rest of its fellow Shaddolls, it has a flip effect,
Target one monster on the field and destroy it.
Man-Eater Bug fans rejoice! Squamata's other effect
falls in line with its brethren as if it's sent from
your deck to the graveyard, send one Shaddoll card
from you deck to the grave. With 1800 ATK, it can
hold its own with most monsters, and with its 1000
DEF, you are sure to get that flip effect off when
your opponent attacks. You can use other Shaddoll
monsters, Mathematician or Foolish Burial to get in
from deck to grave, to send what other Shaddoll card
in the grave. It's safe to say that Squamata is just
as useful as the others, Shaddolls are a very well
oiled machine and Squamata is worth a few spots in
How is this a Spellcaster?
Friday - Shaddoll Squamata
So todays card of the day is Shaddoll Squamata. 1800
Attack, flip effect to destroy a card on the field.
Its a good card by any means. It also has a mediocre
mill effect to mill another Shaddoll, which is all
well when you use Kuribandit, The Dark Creator or
Sephylon, but has very few applications outside of
those cards. It can be used with Mathemitician to
dump >4 monsters like Beast, or to dump core but
thats about it.