When this card is
Tribute Summoned successfully, destroy 1 face-down
card on the field.
Type - Rock/Effect
Card Number - FET-EN009
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 05.12.06
Granmarg the Rock Monarch
Speaking of Monarchs...today we review the weakest
of the four.
Right now, Zaborg and Mobius are fighting over the
top spot when it comes to things to sack for.
Thestalos is seeing a little play as well (but not
much given people still run random Goldds), but
Granmarg is nowhere to be seen. He only destroys one
card, even though it can be monster or S/T. The
other problem is if the card's flipped face-up in
response to the effect, then it fizzles. Ceasefire
would save a monster; chaining (even if not doing
anything to the summon) would save a S/T.
Sorry, but I'd rather stick with Mobius and Zaborg.
As much as free destruction is good,
no-questions-asked destruction without less
possibility of another effect saving the card is
Granmarg the Rock Monarch is a good idea that went
He's like a terrible Fusion of Mobius and Zaborg.
While Mobius can strike up to two m/t cards and
Zaborg can hit a monster, Granmarg can hit one face
down card on the field. Monster, Magic, or Trap.
If he could hit one of each, that would be
incredible, but let's not dwell on what could have
been. Granmarg is fairly unincredible, but for those
of you playing Monarch/Soul Control, you of course
run it, with Treeborn Frog and the other Monarchs,
for a happy family.
Outside of the Monarch control deck however, he's
Granmarg also has the side-effect that he has to hit
one of your face down cards if your opponent doesn't
have one, just like Zaborg would.
Granmarg the Rock Monarch:
The third least popular monarch, after the Dark and
Wind that don't exist.
Granmarg is a good monster. The only reason he
doesn't see much play is that his older brothers are
rather more useful. His ability is powerful, but
most people think of all the times you couldn't use
him. During most of the game, your opponent will
have cards in his hand and monsters, spells, and
traps on the field that the other monarchs can
obviously relieve your opponent of. Face-down cards
are slightly less obvious.
So really, it's just a matter of choice. And, if
you're running chaos sorcerer, you'll always go for
the Light over the Earth.
Of all the monarchs, I’d say that this is the less
frequently used , but since its being released in a
starter deck soon, that may all change.
Granmarg has a pretty decent ability, especially
considering the lack of chainable traps and the
increase in face down monster play over the last few
months. He’s not as m/t destructive as Mobius, he’s
not as good at monster removal as Zaborg, but he’s a
happy medium and the ability to alternate between
the two could make all the difference.
Traditional ; 2/5
Advanced : 3.5/5
Art ; 3.5/5 Pretty sweet
MPS : 3.5/5
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