When you take Battle Damage while this card is in
your Graveyard, remove it from play. Then, if there
is a FIRE monster other than "Volcanic Counter" in
your Graveyard, inflict damage to your opponent
equal to the amount of Battle Damage you took.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 02.27.08
All right, we look at Volcanic Counter today, and I
can't help but wonder why this was a Super Rare. Our
Fire friend has 300 attack and 1300 defense, and is
a Level 3 monster, with all the rights, privileges,
and advantages there of.
Now, if you take Battle Damage while this card is in
your Graveyard, and remove Volcanic Counter from
play, and have at least one other Fire monster in
your Graveyard, your opponent takes the same amount
of Battle Damage you just received.
This really isn't a bad thing, but it's not that
good of a thing either. Assuming you are using
three, and use it three times, well that turned out
quite fortunate. It would be awesome if you did this
for a large amount of damage each time, say 1000
points or more...and ideally you would win the Duel.
No ratings...it goes in a Volcanic Deck, or nowhere.
I have mixed feelings about this card, but it does
something, and it could do it very well...or not.
This is an interesting burn card...not huge, but
enough that heavy Volcanic decks (not just Volcanic
Monarch) might play it.
Essentially, it's half of a Cylinder if you have it
in the Graveyard and the opponent attacks. However,
it doesn't appear to be an optional effect, so the
opponent could intentionally attack with weak
monsters to force its use, or make attacks that
overpower your monsters by a small amount (e.g.
Cyber Dragon over Volcanic Rocket). It can be worked
around, to the point where the damage being done
probably isn't worth giving up card presence to get
it in the Graveyard.
I don't see it seeing any SJC play any time soon...
A decent card for Volcanic decks, as you can remove
him from play in your graveyard in order to make
your opponent take any battle damage that you take
as well. He has decent enough stats, but is just not
what Volcanic Decks are looking for. They want ways
to destroy stuff, not do damage. In the existing
Volcanic Monarchs deck, this is almost useless. I am
waiting though for a person to make a dedicated
Volcanic deck in order to make this card shine to
it's true potential.
Well, I'm hardly a burn expert, but I guess I can
give this a shot.
I've been hearing mucho about Volcanic monsters.
However, I get the suspicion that this one of the
ones making an impact. It's a 300/1300 FIRE/Pyro
with what seems to be a mediocre effect.
- The unfortunate thing about this is, if your
opponant remembers it's there, it's not going to do
much. He'll just make sure to not hit you hard
enough to kill himself. I do appreciate the remove
from game factor, as it fits many builds going
around, but burn does not really base itself heavily
off this mechanic. Chances are that in a burn/fire
deck, you're going to have plenty of opportunity to
get this effect off.
Honestly the best thing I can think of doing with
this is ending the game in a tie. Chances are
though, that's not going to happen. Depending on
your opponant to hit you hard enough to hurt himself
is kind of a bad strategy. I suppose it does have
its uses, but I'd much rather run some form of stall
or burn in a deck focusing around those mechanics.
If this stopped the battle damage and redirected it,
it would certainly be more appealing. Unfortunately,
it doesn't. It just doesn't do it's job well enough.
Traditional:1/5 Don't. Just don't.
Advanced: 1.5/5 Just because it can do something I
We review another interesting card that
really peaked my interest into playing after
receiving an email about classic burn and after
pulling this card from a pack I bought last
week. Here are the pros about Volcanic Counter
and how you should or might use it in a future
deck involving this card:
Volcanic Counter is a Fire monster so you
can use cards such as Royal Firestorm Guard from
Gladiator's Assault to dump 3 copies of this
card and another Volcanic or FIRE monster
(Volcanic Shell?) to use the 3 copies of
Volcanic Counter 3 times after different timings
when you take battle damage.
Use Foolish Burial to dump it into the
graveyard and activate its effect when your
opponent inflicts battle damage to you.
Can be searched by UFO Turtle since it is a
FIRE monster with 300 ATK.
When you take battle damage to your LP, it
must be removed from play in your graveyard and
if there is a FIRE monster other than Volcanic
Counter in your graveyard, you inflict damage to
your opponent equal to the amount of damage you
A good fit for the deck I call "Super
Volcanic Burn", where you don't play defense,
but you play offensively while you want to take
Volcanic Counter will soon be found in a
couple of Volcanic Burn decks at Regionals and
maybe even Shonen Jumps since it is such an
effective and powerful card. If you have a deck
idea and/or combo around this card, please feel
free to email your deck/idea to
Traditional: 1.75/5 (Burn isn't
too effective here)
Advanced: 4.25/5 (Will see play
Wednesday - Volcanic Counter
Today, Wednesday, we're reviewing a card from the
Volcanic Theme, which for a somewhat short amount of
time, showed us it could become competitive when
mixed with other competitive themes. Volcanic
counter, however, isn't too great of a card. In
desperate situations, though, I could definitely see
this card coming in handy, but not in normal
situations. It's just not enough to be included in
any deck, not even Volcanic decks. It might even
just be included because it matches the theme, or
just to fill up the deck to the 40 card count. It's
not completely horrible, though, since it has the
ability to free a player from a tight situation.
That's all I have to say about this card.
Happy Wednesday! Wednesdays are right about when I
finally get used to doing school again. Wednesdays
are a very hectic day for me. on a side note, my
birthdays coming up, and I am accepting
gifts....just kidding >;P !
Anyways, volcanic counter is a new volcanic support.
although, it's not as good as it was intended to be,
bcuz shell would rather be removed by it's own
effect. It absolutely does not fit in to any
burn/stall decks, because it cant remove itself.
3.5/5 volcanic deck both formats.
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