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 Bahamut Sharká

- #ABYR-EN099

2 Level 4 WATER monsters - Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; Special Summon 1 Rank 3 or lower WATER Xyz Monster from your Extra Deck. This card cannot attack for the rest of this turn.

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Advanced: 18 

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Date Reviewed: May 18, 2017

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RCG

Bahamut Shark 

As part of Throwback Thursday, we review a monster that smashed the scene last year when Toadally Awesome was released. We last reviewed Bahamut Shark in 2012, and since that time, this monster steadily became more and more relevant. With such a unique effect, it was only a matter of time. As the pool of potential targets increased, so did his reach. But the reason we are looking at this card today is because his reach was once again expanded through the dinosaur structure deck. 

Until Toadally Awesome is banned outright, Bahamut will always be relevant. That’s how absurd Toad’s effect is in a bubble. It’s always good. So Bahamut, at minimum, acts as the perfect gateway to essentially make Toad into a rank 4 monster. Everyone knows about this play. And with the release of the new dino structure came Megalosmasher X, which provided a backbone for Rescue Rabbit tech plays. Rabbit into X, then Bahamut, then Toad and proceed with creating a winning board.  

Some have compared Bahamut to Norden, arguing it’s only good because of another card, but this shark proved in the past that it was solid, especially in Mermail decks. And as I said before, Bahamut has greater potential as time goes by. While Norden is nothing without Instant Fusion, Bahamut has a future depending on future sets. And that’s not even mentioning a pretty fantastic ATK score for a simple rank 4 monster. Bahamut Shark is a solid card, and even though he might get forgotten if Toad ever gets banned, he probably won’t ever become completely irrelevant.  

Advanced: 3/5
Future Potential: 2.5/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Bahamut Shark remains useful today in the TCG, despite its WATER-centered strategy.
 
Not everyone can run this Xyz monster, it needing 2 Level 4 WATER monsters, but if you have them, you can get this guy to your field pretty easily. Special Summon a Rank 3 or lower WATER Xyz by detaching a material, but then you can't attack. Use this in Main Phase 2 to avoid that drawback. Stats are pretty good for a Rank 4, 2600 ATK puts it above most Rank 4 monsters. In Main Phase 2 you'll be detaching to get Toadally Awesome or another of the Rank 3 options. Acid Golem is usefuless without Xyz materials. Armored Kappa has a discard to protect effect that can be handy. Abysstrite will get a Mermail Special Summon upon her destruction, Nightmare Shark can attach a Level 3 or lower WaTER from your hand to it upon Special Summon, then has a direct attack ability upon detach. With a few good targets for the effect, you are likely going to get 2 Toadally Awesome monsters with this cards Xyz materials because of the toads negation ability.
 
Bahamut Shark can set up a decent lockdown for a deck that throw out a few WATER monsters, and can seriously help to hinder if you are running a dedicated WATER-based deck.
 
Advanced- 3.5/5
Art- 3.5/5
 
Until Next Time,
KingofLullaby


Warlockblitz
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Bahamut Shark is a Rank 4 Water Sea Serpent-type XYZ Monster with 2600 Atk and 2100 Def. Fairly good stats for a Rank 4. There is only one effect, and the usefulness of the deck will depend on the Extra Deck. At the cost of one XYZ Material and Bahamut Shark not attacking the rest of the turn, you can Special Summon one Rank 3 or lower Water XYZ Material. The newly summoned monster can attack, or use its effects, but since it wasn't summoned properly, it cannot be revived later. Of course, XYZ Monsters love to sit on top of each other, so a simple Rank Up Magic on either Bahamut Shark or the new XYZ monster will grant full summon effects. If you end up with 2 XYZ Monsters with the same Rank, then you can go into Utopic Future and start stealing monsters. And the tried and true Toadally Awesome can be an excellent defensive play, particularly during turn 1. All that and it looks good as well. Bahamut Shark has an excellent ability that can only get better as more Rank 3 or lower Water XYZ Monsters are released. Unfortunately, Link Summons will probably slow all this down, but for now, high scores. 
 
Score: 4.5/5
Art: 4/5
 
-WarlockBlitz


Syn

Bahamut Shark
 
For this weeks Throwback Thursday we're taking a look at Bahamut Shark, a rank 4 water sea serpent with 2600 attack and 2100 defence. When Bahamut Shark was first released it was highly saught after for its ability to enable rank 3 plays through Acid Golem or Wind-Up Carrier Zenmaity.
 
Once per turn, by detaching a material and Bahamut Shark not being able to attack for the rest of the turn, it can special summon a rank 3 or lower monster from your extra deck. Already mounted on a fairly strong and decently supported body, with the release of Toadally Awesome, Bahamut saw a resurgence in popularity as it could summon out a free negation and theft for 2 turns before becoming another big monster for the opponent to deal with.
 
Advanced 3/5


Crunch$G
Bahamut Shark:
 
We take a break from True Draco week for Throwback Thursday, and today we look back at everyone's favorite water XYZ monster.
 
Bahamut Shark has been TCG legal since Abyss Rising was released in 2012, but it has recently hit its peak with the release of a new card. Back in the day, I remember using this card to summon Number 30 ASAP to give to my opponent so it can burn them to death. While that is a fun thing to do, there is now a much better option. Toadally Awesome is now a card that can negate a card and set it to your field as well as putting itself back in the extra deck once it hits the grave. Because Bahamut Shark exists, decks that likely shouldn't be playing Toadally Awesome are now playing it, cause dealing with that toad in Paleo wasn't bad enough.
 
Advanced Rating: 4/5 (only because of Toadally Awesome)

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