Tribute 1 Dinosaur-Type monster to activate this
card. This card remains face-up on thee field for 3
turns of you opponent's turns. While this card is
face-up on the field, you can Normal Summon or Set
Dinosaur-Type monsters without Tributing.
Type - Spell
Card Number -
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 12.05.06
It takes a bit to get it to be worth the investment,
but it can even out.
Here's how I view this card re: saving Tributes:
Normally, it takes 3 cards to get a two-tribute
monster out onto the field -- the two Tributes, and
the monster itself. It takes 3 cards to get one out
through this, normally -- the Big Evolution Pill,
the tributed monster, and the monster you're going
to summon without tribute.
If you get anything past that first 2-trib, you're
ahead. If you tributed Black Ptera for Big Evolution
Pill's cost, you're ahead as it would have bounced
to your hand. If you get one monster out and then
your opponent has to waste a Spell/Trap removal card
to get rid of Big Evolution Pill, you're ahead.
It sets up well for advantage, but still requires
you run a lot of high-level monsters; something I
don't like doing in practice unless it's six
Monarchs backed up with Treeborn, 2-3 Brain
Controls, and a good few field searchers...I just
hope we won't run into a rash of n00bs running 10
tribs/2-tribs in their Dinosaur deck and saying
"It's okay, I have one copy of Big Evolution Pill in
2.5/5 for combo potential.
Evolution Pill is an interesting bit of support for
Dinosaur decks. It requires you Tribute one
Dinosaur-Type monster to activate it. Sadly, even
though it’s a Normal Spell, it then remains face-up
on the field for three of your opponent’s turns.
During that time you can Normal Summon or Set
Dinosaur-Type monsters without Tribute. If it
survives all three turns and you have Level 7/8
Dinosaurs for each of those turns, you’re sort of
four cards ahead: you were able to ignore six total
cards worth of Tributes for the price of one
Dinosaur and one Spell. Realistically, you’re not
going to have three Level 7/8 Dinosaur monsters each
turn without building an entire deck around it, and
that is pretty crazy. Still, the first turn it gives
you a big Dinosaur at the cost of a Spell from hand
and Dinosaur from the field. Dinosaurs have a few
tricks to make that easier, like Black Ptera and
Gilasaurus. Speaking of Black Ptera, Ultimate
Offering could be handy as well (two thirds of the
Black Ptera OTK combo, the remaining being Cannon
Soldier): if you have managed to clear the
opponent’s side of the field and then just flood
your own side with big old beatsticks. Sometimes
brute force works. If you only focus on having a
Tribute heavy Dinosaur deck and not just the Level
7/8 ones, then its not so bad or hard to make Big
Evolution Pill put your opponent in a situation
where s/he will have to make the call: nuke Big
Evolution Pill because its likely two to three big
beatsticks are on their way, or save the S/T removal
for something nastier and hope one’s opponent is
counting on lucky draws.
All that being said, I think there is just enough
reason (should you already be taking a risk and
running Dinosaurs) to make room for a Big Evolution
Pill. The other short cuts can make having a few
extra Tribute Monsters safe, with Big Evolution Pill
being just a nasty surprise. Remember with the score
I am giving it, it’s a specialist so its going to
look better than it probably is.
Ratings (Tribute heavy Dinosaur deck only)
Big Evolution Pill
Today’s card is Big Evolution Pill.
Taking a look at this card’s cost…Black Ptera is
starting to look better and better everyday. You can
perform some crazy combos with this card. How about
summoning an Ultimate Tyranno? How about using
Ultimate Offering + Big Evolution Pill + Black Ptera?
A fellow duelist and reader of my
COTD articles told me about the Black Ptera OTK
combo and what it requires:
It order to do this, you’d need a few
cards to gain Life Points with since you’d have to
launch Black Ptera 16 times before you eat away 8000
Dinos have some nice combos. It’s a
decent monster-type that needed a big boost in
playability. At least they have decent support cards
to make them competitive enough. The great thing
they have going for them is that they boast enormous
ATK power and don’t even require Tributes to do it.
I definitely appreciate the
this card is not half bad. It is an inherited minus
2, plus to get any use out of it you must summon a
dinosaur from your hand. But the ability to drop
3300, 3000, etc. for three turns is too good to pass
3/5 in a dinosaur deck utilizing a LOT of two
Kinda pointless without those in the deck:)
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