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Date Reviewed - 06.14.07
Hey, nearly free Blaze Accelerator fodder!
Volcanic Shell won't be on the field long with its
100 ATK points -- but then again, it wasn't meant to
be. You want ito be pitching it from your hand, as
you'll be paying 500 LP to grab another one. Then
you can pitch that to Blaze Accelerator or Tri-Blaze
Accelerator to destroy another monster of your
opponent's (and if you have Tri-Blaze out, do damage
as well.) This gives the new-age fire deck some
incentive to play themed removal instead of generic
removal. Being able to nuke face-downs is much more
of an asset in the US game as well, being that we
don't have Shield Crush JUST yet, making f/d removal
harder to come by.
If you're running a deck dedicated to using
Blaze/Tri-Blaze, you should be using this.
Today we look at Volcanic Shell, a little monster
who has a unique ability. It may be a Level 1 Fire
monster with only 100 attack and 0 defense, but
let's take a closer look, shall we?
By paying 500 Lifepoints, once per turn, you can add
one Volcanic Shell from your Deck to your Hand, as
long as this card all ready exists in the Graveyard.
So, it can replace itself, at least in a manner of
speaking...replace itself back to your Hand with a
new copy from the Deck.
It's not bad, but it isn't that great either. There
are worse things you can do, and Force of the
Breaker, as well as the next set, give Fire decks a
lot of support, so stay on your guard.
Volcanic Shell :
What exactly is that supposed to be a picture of?
Hmmmmk. Cards. Though Thunder Dragon is a strictly
better way to get cards to your hand should you
happen to want generic discards, this isn't bad. I
remember there being other cards that key off having
Volcanic Shell somewhere, which increases its use.
I'd say, not bad, though it really depends on how
much you want the extra cards.
Share and enjoy,
This card allows the volcanic spell cards to become
positive advantage. Snipe Hunter allows this card to
once again provide free discard fodder. Card
Destruction will become a plus one. All in all I
think the effect of searching your deck for discard
fodder is well done. The fact it is a monster is
kinda cool too.
Force of the Breaker introduced two new Themed decks
to the Yugiverse: Crystal Beasts, and the Volcanic
Volcanic Shell is appropriately named, as it serves
as ammunition to power the effects of both Blaze
Accelerator and Tri-Blaze Accelerator cannon. Since
Blaze Accelerator requires a Pyro-type monster with
500 ATK or less, you can see why Shell would be a
If you weren't entirely sure about Shell's utility,
then take a look at the 2nd effect it has. For the
small price of 500 Life Points, you can remove it
from play, and add another Volcanic Shell to your
hand from your deck.
It's really only useful in a Volcanic deck, but then
that's the whole point of themes.
1/5 - He could chuck as much wood as a woodchuck
could if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
4/5 - Volcanic Scattershot has a slighly better
effect, but nonetheless, if you are running a
Volcanic deck, you should be running Volcanic Shell.
1/5 - I don't even know what I'm looking at...
Tomas Mijares Top 8
San Jose THe ONe PG 16 on the Pojo Boards
Once per turn, while this card is in your Graveyard,
you can pay 500 Life Points to add 1 "Volcanic
Shell" from your deck to your hand.
Well Volcanic Shell can really be a blessing to many
decks. First off any decks that play Blaze
Accelerator, Tri-Blaze Accelerator can really
benefit with Volcanic Shell. Force of the Breaker
came out with more Fire-Type cards to help support
the overall theme that it had. So many more cards to
benefit Fire cards and does this help so much.
Especially with Tri-Blaze Accelerator, discard
Volcanic Shell, destroy a monster and inflict 500,
just for discarding Volcanic Shell, then you can
easily pay 500 to do it again.
Another great card that Volcanic Shell makes even
better is Snipe Hunter. Jeff Baumgartner side decked
3 of these and a 3rd snipe in his deck at Shonen
Jump Championship Minneapolis. With many Destiny
Hero Beatdown decks and OD Burn and other stall or
variant decks that depend on many cards being on the
field, Volcanic Shell helps so much. Snipe Hunter
can be a lot better now with this card, now you can
get shells and discard them and not have to give up
any potential game-winning cards to get rid of any
problems on the field. This will help many decks do
a lot better. Thanks to Volcanic Shell, new combos
can be formed and many other cards from the past,
Traditional: 2/5 You can utilize this card with
Tribe-Infecting Virus, Painful Choice or anything
that you can discard a card, but it's no Sinister
Advanced:4.5/5 So many cards get better and now
Lightning Vortex has a chance to see more play, even
though it isn't Sinister Serpent, it's still a great
overall card when ran in 3's
- Tomas Mijares
Ryan Spicer Top 8
Top 8 SJC Austin
look, volcanic shell isn't to impressive,
but when you take a closer look, it has an
effect similar to destiny hero malicious, or
sinister serpent. This card is very
good when combined with snipe hunter, as
seen in the side deck of Jeff Baumgartner.
effect says, pay 500 lp to add another
volcanic shell to your hand from your deck.
This is pretty cool because it replaces
itself. You could even set it, tribute it
for a monarch, then pay 500 to add another
to your hand. Thats pretty impressive. Its
stats arent to great, weighing in at
500/500, but its potential ability is what
makes it great.
shell is great in any combo deck, or a deck
that has many discard costs. If your deck
has alot of discard costs, you could play 3
of these, treeborn frog, and night
assailant, to help out. Overall, this is a
pretty good card and i expect it to see a
decent amount of play.
eh its just a shell?
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