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Old 07-08-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default YGO COTD - July 11 - Volcanic Rocket FOTB-EN000

Volcanic Rocket FOTB-EN000



Volcanic Rocket
Level 4
Fire
[Pyro-Effect]
When this card is Normal Summoned, Flip Summoned or Special Summoned, you can add 1 "Blaze Accelerator" card from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand.
1900/1400

Card Number - FOTB-EN000
Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.00
Advanced: 2.88
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 = average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 07.11.07
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:17 PM   #2
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Thankfully, I have a fair bit of experience with this card, as one of the players at my local Hobby League (what's up Yan Pei) has been playing a Volcanic deck for weeks, and loves this card.

+1s that further a specific theme seem to be what we can expect for a long time -- your Tri-Blaze deck gets a big boost with this guy. A 4-star 1900 monster that beats out pretty much everything but tribs and CyDras is always a strong asset, especially with an effect like that. Players tend to hesitate in using a 1:1 removal card against a monster that has generated a free card (like Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive) or one that will generate that advantage later (like Card Trooper). It still bounces off of Spies, but that's a risk one would have to take when playing this.

It's a great card for the theme, but it's still not a theme that's advanced far enough to compete against the tournament decks at the moment.

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:03 AM   #3
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Volcanic Rocket...sickest picture ever. All right, let's talk about versatility. You can add one Blaze Accelerator from your Deck or Graveyard to your Hand whenever you Normal, Flip, or Special Summon Volcanic Rocket.

That's an almost guarenteed +1 for you every time you play Volcanic Rocket, unless you have all your Blaze Accelerators in your Hand and/or on your side of the Field. To top things off, Volcanic Rocket has 1900 attack, so he can certainly hold his own for a little while.

It's good support for the Volcanic theme, and I would love to see a successful Volcanic Deck top 8 at a Shonen Jump or a Regional or something, but until then...

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3.5/5 for good support backed by a nice attack score

Art: 5/5 It looks like the skeleton of a Pteradactyl or something. Whatever the hell it is, it's still sweet.
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Volcanic Rocket
Level 4
Fire
[Pyro-Effect]
When this card is Normal Summoned, Flip Summoned or Special Summoned, you can add 1 "Blaze Accelerator" card from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand.
1900/1400

This is the premier card of the Volcanic decks. So with this card you get Blaze Accelerator and with Blaze Accelerator you can say goodbye to a monster on your opponent's side of the field. It's instant advantage, and then mix that with Volcanic Shell or Scattershot in your hand and you will be able to take control of the game. Rocket being a 1900 ATK can make is so it holds it's own against the bigger monsters that isnt Cyber Dragon or the Defense of Gravekeeper's Spy and Guard. This is a solid card and makes the whole decktype work a lot better than if it wasn't there. This is the piece to the puzzle for the volcanic decks.

Traditional: 1/5 I don't like the Volcanic deck in Trad
Advanced: 3/5 Volcanic Decks aren't Tier 1 yet, and until people can find a consistent way to utilize this card, it won't get there

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Old 07-10-2007, 05:27 PM   #5
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Volcanic Rocket is like a big gadget, but while a gadget fetches another useful monster, the Rocket fetches a combo piece that isn't worth the trouble and can't stand up to the current Tier 1 decktypes and thus isn't suitable for competition on a Regional/SJC level. WHEW.

Cool card though.

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