Volcanic Slicer...quite the picture, yet not the
best of cards.
Volcanic Slicer is a Level 4 Fire/Pyro mosnter with
1800 attack and 1200 defense, who like yesterday's
card can inflict 500 points of damage to your
However, this card can inflict 500 points of damage
to your opponent once a turn, every turn! Not
bad...but wait...if you inflict 500 points of
damage, Volcanic Slicer can't attack. You could flip
it face-down after inflicting damage, flip it back
up, and then attack, but that's a lot to do just for
Volcanic Slicer is a good beatstick for the Fire
deck, but the burn option isn't great, since you
can't do both, and it's only for 500 points.
Fire Volcanic (constructed build): 3/5
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
This is not a bad monster and offers burn a few more
aggressive options. I personally think Solar Flare
Dragon is better due to numerous ways to search it
out, and its self protection ability, and its
ability to attack and burn.
But this guy has 1800 attack.
The Primary focus for any Burn deck is to use card
effects to inflict direct damage to your opponent,
removing the need to actually attacking their
monsters. Protected by a wall of Stall cards, a Burn
player has the time and opportunity to flip over
their Stealth Birds and Des Koalas, while drawing
their Secret Barrels, Just Desserts and Ojama Trios.
It is when those Stall cards cannot be drawn or are
destroyed that a Burn player finds themself in
trouble, but now they have a new tool for their
arsenal: enter Volcanic Slicer.
It's obvious that this card serves a solid roll in a
Volcanic Doomfire deck, but I would like to address
the utility this card has in a plain old Burn deck.
The only monster that resemebles a "beatstick" in
your average Burn deck is Lava Golem, and that's
normally given to your opponent. Should your LLAB,
Gravity Bind or Nightmare Steelcage cards not be
available or active, a Burn player can quickly find
themselves on the receiving end of a beating, with
only their 1800 DEF Koalas and Stealth Birds to
Volcanic Slicer gives a Burn player an 1800 ATK
beatstick of their own, which is enough to take down
anything from Kycoo and Stratos, down to Banisher of
the Radiance, Des Wombat, Snipe Hunter and Wildheart.
If that weren't enough, it just so happens to be a
Pyro type monster, which gives a significant boost
to Aggro-Burn decks that run Raging Flame Sprite and
Solar Flare Dragon.
What truly sets Volcanic Slicer apart is it's
versatility. Were you just forced to activate your
Gravity Bind to prevent getting smashed by Cyber
Dragon? No problem, because instead of your monster
sitting there useless, Volcanic Slicer can "spit
out" 500 LPs of Damage eacn and every turn.
Both conventional Burn and Aggro Burn benefit from
this card, so expect to see him in a Burn deck near
1/5 - *sigh*
3/5 - This card makes a good addition to a regular
or Aggro style burn deck. It's also an auto-include
for a Volcanic deck, but I don't need to tell you
2/5 - "That's one spicey meeeetball!"
Argh, midterms, evil. So we continue looking at the
Pyro support cards today with Volcanic Slicer. An
interesting card really, but unfortunately nothing
too special. Effectively it gives you an 1800/1200
vanilla beatstick for use in a Pyro deck, but with
the added bonus of being able to burn when you can’t
attack. Now I worded the effect that way because,
normally, attacking is a more appropriate action.
Outside of its role in a pyro deck, there is
effectively no reason to ever run this card. There
are far too many cards that not only do more, but do
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Once per turn, you can inflict 500 damage to your
opponent. If you activate this effect, this card
cannot attack during this turn.
Pyros Pyros everywhere and not a drop to drink. Most
of the cards in Force of the Breaker are really in
tuned with doing 500 damage with card effects. Here
is another one. Well 500 damage can be nice, but a
huge drawback in the fact your can't attack. Usually
when you know your opponent has a Gravekeeper's Spy
or other big defense monster face down or face up,
then this effect really comes in handy. Other than
that though, not being able to attack and with just
1800 ATK it's not an overall great card. Sure many
monsters nowadays that are played have low defense
and low attack (other than Cyber Dragon and
Gravekeeper's Spy) so it can do some damage and make
Pyros playable, but it's not as good as it's not
splashable in any deck. Just 500 a turn, I'd rather
discard scattershot and still be able to attack with
maybe say Snipe Hunter. This is just a good support
card for Pyros and nothing more than that. Have fun
making a fun Pyro deck, and don't forget to put this
guy into it!
Traditional: 1/5 only 500? pointless
Advanced: 2/5 Decent stats, just Pyros aren't that
- Tomas Mijares
This card's fairly good for the stall versions
of this deck.
1800 ATK is good enough to fend off most
non-Cyber Dragon, non-tribute monsters; the 500
damage is nice if you have something like
Gravity Bind or Level Limit or Messenger of
Peace locking down the field, which can force
your opponent to take action. Much better for
consistency for the Volcanic deck, but still not
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