Yellow Baboon, Archer of the Forest opens the
week, apparently brother of Green Baboon, Defender
of the Forest. Now, we have a Level 7 Beast type
monster with 2600 attack and 1800 defense, identical
to Green Baboon. Yet the conditions upon Special
Summon are different.
With our Yellow Archer friend, you can Special
Summon the card from your Hand (only as opposed to
the Graveyard too) and by removing two Beast-type
monsters from your Graveyard from the Game. However,
there is no 1000 Lifepoint cost here.
Honestly, I think they complement each other
pretty well, I don't see why you would play one over
the other in the Beast or Baboon Deck, He certainly
isn't any worse than the other card, but he isn't
really any better either. So now we have two cards
that are simply "ok."
Yellow Baboon, Archer of the Forest ...
Ok, a fun little theme may be emerging ... This
card is very similar to the Green Baboon, Defender
of the Forest ... Similar name ... exact same stats
... similar effect ... And therefore kinda tricky to
Beast type and Earth type ... both very good.
2600 ATK .... pretty strong, especially for a
special summon. At level 7, u would hate to have to
tribute 2 monsters for it, as 2600 wouldnt be worth
it on THAT end, but that isn't your plan going in
with this guy. When a beast type monster is
destroyed in battle, u can remove 2 in your
graveyard from play to special summon him from your
hand. Green was better because although u paid
lifepoints, u could special summon him from either
the graveyard or the hand. The trickiness comes from
some kind of errata that was given to Green that
took away the fun an playability of him, which i'm
guessing extends to Yellow as well. And as much as
it would be to bring out both of these guys at the
same time on your opponent, whichever effect u
activate, u will miss the timing on the other so it
will rarely ever happen. So will never get the Green
& Yellow swarm thing going on ...
Seems like a fun a idea that just isn't gonna be
half as good as u imagine it to be.
Not bad. Not good. Just average.
N o V a
Yellow Baboon... eww. Granted, this card doesn't
cost life points to summon it, I would still rather
pay life points. Also to top things off the monster
has to be destroyed by battle and sent to the
graveyard. Green Baboon only needs a monster to be
destroyed and a cost of a mere 1000 life points.
Hello!? Nimble Momonga gives you a free 1000 life
points per Nimble Momonga thats destroyed in battle.
Granted you can use Yellow Baboon with Return from
the Different Dimension, however you'd be better off
using Bazoo the Soul-Eater instead. Yellow Baboon
look scool too but still I'd rather not use Yellow
Baboon when Green Baboon is at 3 and so is Manticore
Yellow Baboon, Archer of the Forest:
Beast decks get a much needed boost by getting
Green's sibling. I want to like this card but I'm
not clear on a few rulings so I cannot pass total
judgment yet. It seems that the most obvious target
for destruction by battle in a beast deck would be
moja. Moja allows you to snag a Lv. 4 or lower beast
from your grave when destroyed by battle, but would
Yellow miss his (or her perhaps, I am not up to date
on forest creature anatomy) chance to activate when
you do this? If Yellow does miss its timing, there
are plenty of other beasts that do not have an
effect that activates when destroyed by battle, just
wait until one of those eats it. Either way, Yellow
is definitely not hurting the beast line-up and
makes a nice compliment along side Green.
Advanced: 2.5 (could change upon rulings
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