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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Rampaging Rhynos

 

Card Number - CDIP-EN031

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.43
Advanced: 1.86

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 03.20.0
7

 

Dark Paladin
Tuesday

Today we are looking at Rampaging Rhynos or R2 for the rest of this review.

R2 is quite the little monster. R2 is Level 3 and has 1500 attack and defense points. Our animal friend is also of the Earth attribute and a Beast-Warrior, which like yesterday, are very well supported.

Then, the effect, which is incredibly simple. Once per turn, you can move this card to an unoccupied adjacent monster zone. For those of you who may not understand, to the immediate left or right of the card zone it currently occupies.

So, if R2 attacks something in the same column, or directly across from himself, he gains 500 attack points during the damage step. This gives you a temporary 2000 attacker for the time being.

What are the problems with this? Well, he still only has 1500 attack if something else attacks him. So it won't be too difficult to accomplish that. In closing, if he had 1600 attack, he could at least have suicided with a Cyber Dragon.

Ratings:

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2.5/5

Art: 3/5

You stay classy, Planet Earth :)

Ryoga
OK, it can be big while attacking. Who cares? Next turn your opponent will just attack it back. Effects that purely give a three digit ATK increase are rarely worth the bother and I think this is one of those times.

Rhynos-
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2/5

Rj
Rampaging Rhynos

Please forgive me if I missed the point of this card, but lets say you summon it, couldn’t your opponent just summon a Cyber Dragon or something similar in a far away monster zone and you would, for lack of a better word, be screwed?

Don’t get it.

1/5.

Tebezu
Rampaging Rhynos

A fun idea in theory but not very practical. Any intelligent player will simply summon a monsters in a different row and run him over.
Plus shrink is out and his little boost seems to be pointless.

1/5
Turkeyspit Rampaging Rhynos

A 3-star, potentially 2000 ATK monster that is searchable via Giant Rate AND can benefit from the effect of Enraged Battle Ox? Oh yeah!

Sadly though, this card will only work once. After you have summoned him to the field and attacked as a 2000 ATK beatstick, your opponent will simply set/summon their next monster more then 1 Card Zone away from Rhynos, thus preventing him from using his effect next turn.

Given the above, and the fact that Rhynos only gets it's ATK boost when attacking an opponent's monster (and not when attacking directly), what you have is a card that might see some minor play in a Ratbox or Enraged Battle Ox deck, but nowhere else.

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Traditional:

1/5 - Earth?

Advanced:

1/5 - If you feel the need to build a mono Beast-Warrior deck, then this card helps to flush your deck.

Card Art:

2/5 - The Alliance's version of the Horde's Enraged Battle Ox!

Lonely Wolf
Tuesday, March 20

We review a slightly older card today. It isn’t the best card, but it is interesting to say the least

Rampaging Rhynos
Beast-Warrior/Earth
1500 attack 1500 defense
Level 3
Once per turn, this card can move to an adjacent unoccupied Monster Card Zone. If this card attacks the monster in its same column, this card gains 500 ATK during the Damage Step.

So, what’s there to say about this card? If it gets attacked by a monster, it’s just a simple 1500 attack monster. Not all that threatening, but it is searchable by sangan, and giant rat. If it attacks a monster in the same column, then it’s a 2000 attack monster, so it can take out anything less than a Cyber Dragon. Otherwise, it’s still just a 1500 attack monster. But, it can move to another zone if it survives the opponent’s turn so that you can utilize it’s attack boosting effect.

This belongs in a specific deck that utilizes ground collapse and the other monster zone monsters. Better run some rush recklessly.

Traditional: 1/5 (No….just no)
Advanced: 2/5 (in any particular deck)
Ground Collapse deck: 4.5/5 (It would be a lil bit better if it had a lil more attack (via the effect and/or base attack))
Art: 4.5/5 (Pretty cool!!)

DeathJester

 

Rampaging Rhynos

 

 

I ranted and raved about this card when it first came out. It’s a searchable 2000 ATK monster and it’s of the Earth attribute.

 

No one really pays any attention to column placement in this format, but this monster can switch columns anyway. You’re guaranteed to attack a monster.

 

Like most Earth creatures he’s a poor defender. His ATK increase only applies while attacking. I like that he can be searched out and can increase his ATK to 2000. Not bad for a Giant Rat/Sangan search.

 

Last Word: I can see that Earth attribute decks might be a lot better now due to how the format has shifted and the release of Shrink as a Super Rare. Shrink helps the smaller 2000 ATK Earth monsters compete with Monarchs and Cyber Dragons. I like where this format is headed.

 

Ratings:

 

Traditional: 2/5

Advanced: 3/5

 

I had the privilege to Head Judge the Best Player in Jacksonville Cash Tournament last Saturday. Jacksonville’s finest players came together to compete for the title of ‘Best Player in Jacksonville.’

 

I’ve put up about 15 photos of the event sponsored by Roger’s Collectibles and you should check them out.  

 

Visit my blog at www.thebestyugiohblog.blogspot.com to see the latest photos and an analysis of the event’s metagame.

 

Don’t miss out. The metagame is evolving at a high rate of speed and the metagame at this event is proof of that. How many Gadget decks were there?

 

One.

 

What does that mean on a larger scale or the format? I encourage you to join me today in discussion about this format’s direction and the role that Gadgets and Monarchs play to shape it. Visit my blog for today’s latest discussion (to be posted later today).

BobDoily Rampaging Rhynos

Now for Rampaging Rhynos. What did Sonic Duck do to tick off so many people? First a Mad Lobster now a Rampaging Rhyno. All three fall in the same archetype as being solid for attacking under GBind/LLAB. Rhyno on the other hand also bypasses Messenger of Peace which is a solid bonus.

If you can pull of his effect then you have a nice 2000 attack beatstick, but more likely than not the opponent will start setting directly across from any slots that you have occupied in order to limit his ability. He also has a few disadvantages compared to the others. When attacked he is only at 1500, respectable but not as stable. And he lacks the synergy with any of the vanilla support that the others offer.

Overall an interesting addition to that group: but one with a more specific use. He is also interesting in his synergy with Giant Rat

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 2.5/5
 

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