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Date Reviewed - 07.02.07
Not a bad card at all. Good duelists will be able to
use this card well.
Winged Rhynos is a textbook example of giving up
field presence, and potentially Life Points, to gain
card advantage. When an opponent activates a Trap,
you can return the Rhynos to your hand. Sakuretsu
Armor becomes a -1 against this -- although it
forces it out of the way temporarily, the opponent
loses a card and you don't. On one hand, leaving an
open field could prove deadly in such an aggressive
format, where trooper-duplication can go from 0 to
5700 in one turn, but on the other hand, if you have
another way to defend yourself, you're up a card in
advantage. Torrential Tribute can become a losing
proposition, and Mirror Force will kill one less
monster. Ring of Destruction will never be able to
finish this card off to end a game either.
It works in response to other traps as well, but
these are the big situations in which it will see
play. Non-Decree Gadget decks, and decks that depend
on a strong Trap lineup to survive will hate going
against this card.
3.75/5 -- this card SHOULD see competitive play
Well, it's the 2nd of July, that means the 4th of
July is only two days away! That means fireworks,
maybe a little partying, or whatever else you do to
celebrate your freedom!
We start off the week with Winged Rhynos. This is a
Level 4 monster of the Wind attribute. He has a
solid 1800 attack points and a paltry 500 defense
points and is of the Beast-Warrior family.
The effect is simple, yet decent. When a Trap card
is activated, this face-up card can be returned from
the Field to the owner's Hand.
Obviously, this is best used against a 1 for 1 Trap,
like Sakuretsu Armor or Ring of Destruction, but you
could save it from a Mirror Force too.
I would run some in a Wind Deck, a Beast/Warrior
Deck, but your typical Deck? There may not be room,
but if Traps are a big problem for you, side one.
Traditional Side-Deck: 2.5/5
Advanced Side-Deck: 4/5
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
I almost cried when I saw that this card was a
"Beast-Warrior" type instead of a "Beast". What a
boon to Baboon decks this card could have been.
On it's own merits, Rhynos is nothing more than an
1800 ATK Beatstick. Where he becomes interesting is
when you combine him with other cards.
- Summon Rhynos, activate your face-down Torrential
Tribute, and then use Rhynos to put him back into
your hand. It's a surefire way to generate card
advantage, at the sacrifice of a Normal Summon.
- Chain Jar of Greed or Threatning Roar to your
opponent's activation of Brain Control/Snatch Steal,
and put Rhynos safely back into your hand.
At the end of the day though, there are way better
cards to run in your standard decks. Unless
Beast-Warrior / Manticore of Darkness decks all of
sudden become the rage, I doubt this card will see
2/5 - It doesn't completely suck, but there are few
reasons to run this card.
Hello all! Welcome to the first
review in the month of July!!!
Wind 4 Stars
Atk/1800 Def/ 500
When A trap Card Is Activated You
Can Return This Face-up Card From The Field To The
So, let’s take a look. 4 star,
good. 1800 above average for a 4 star in this meta
(except for Stratos of course). 500 defense, not so
good. Wind, meh. Beast-warrior, good. So, a
pretty solid monster, except for being unsearchable.
Onto the effect, and it’s a nifty
one. He gets a built in Compulsory Evacuation
Device when a trap is activated. So, you summon
this and the opponent activates Torrential.
Everything else dies, but this goes back to the
hand. Attack with Rhynos into Sakuretsu Armor, you
may not connect with the attack, but at least Rhynos
is back in the hand ready to attack another day.
Ring of Destruction on Rhynos? Back the hand, no
damage taken. And, you can even activate his
ability multiple times in the same chain if
necessary, in case your opponent tries multiple
times to destroy him.
So, overall this is a solid monster.
Not sure how well it can stack up against the
current meta of Monarchs and Destiny Heros, but he
could do very well in the right deck. Go ahead,
give em a shot!!
Tomas Mijares Top 8
San Jose THe ONe PG 16 on the Pojo Boards
When a Trap Card is activated, you can return this
face-up card from the field to its owner's hand.
This card can be really good depending on how you
use it. This card is pretty much immune to cards
like sakuretsu armor and any other trap, but the bad
part is that it goes to your hand. You do lose field
presence when you use the effect but it can be good
to have a 1800 beatstick in your hand all the time.
Also with the bounce effect, it's easy fodder for
Snipe Hunter and also Card Trader 1800 is a really
nice attack power, it gets over many monsters that
isn't Cyber Dragon, Gravekeeper's Spy and Monarchs.
The 1800 attack is really big on all the other cards
out there, it can take down the big cards out there
now like Card Trooper on your turn, Cyber Phoenix,
Dekoichi the Battlechanted Locomotive, etc. Many
cards are set now to the exception of Cyber Phoenix
which can help save the other monsters, so the 1800
getting over it is nice. Also with Widespread Ruin
seeing a lot more play, with your Cyber Dragon out
there with Winged Rhynos, you can know your Rhynos
is Safe reguardless. Being a Beast-Warrior it can
work well with Enraged Battle Ox and start doing
some pierce damage. Though it going back to your
hand is making yourself susceptible to the ever so
popular Trap Dustshoot, it's a risk that you should
be willing to take with what it can do. Also this
card is splashable in almost every deck. Lookout for
this card in the future and it being in the Force of
the Breaker Special Edition pack, it's easy to get.
Traditional: 1/5 Wind? Not much help
Advanced: 3/5 Always with another card in hand is
great especially with Snipe Hunter and Card trader
but it can't be higher than a 3 with how popular
Trap Dustshoot is becoming.
- Tomas Mijares
reviewers are simply not going to notice this
cards potential. Not only can it fit nicely in
a gadget style beatdown deck, but chain links
with this baby are simple to pull off. The
protection concept is cool too. If only trap
dustshoot was not so popular right now. One of
the best promos of the year.
Winged Rhynos :
Sometimes you just have to wonder what the artists
Hmmm, nice dude. A fairly reasonable ATK on a
Beast-Warrior, though its a shame it isn't EARTH as
that is slightly more synergistic. However, the
ability to avoid traps, though not as good as
directly being unaffected by them, is still fairly
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