Once per turn, you can discard any number of cards from your hand and increase the Level of this card by the number of discarded cards, until the End Phase. This card also gains ATK equal to the number of discarded cards x 400, until the End Phase.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - August 17, 2010
Fabled Raven, a monster adding to the ever small
army of Light attributed, Fiend-type monsters.
We have a Level 2 Tuner with 1300 attack and 1000
defense, but rather good for a Level 2 monster.
Now, this Tuner is incredibly versatile, as if he
isn't the Level of Tuner you need (at 2) you can
discard any number of cards from your Hand to
increase the Level of this card by one Level per
card discarded until the End of the turn.
As if that weren't enough to make you want to play
this guy, he also gains 400 attack per card
discarded x400 until the End Phase. So even
just one card gives him a respectable 1700 attack
and two cards is 2100 and so on...I like him, a lot.
Just like many of the Fabled cards, it's not about what
this card can do on it's own, but what it can do
when combined with a handful of Darkworld monsters
or it's Fabled brethren. Obviously he makes
Synchro summoning easy if you have Silva or Goldd
(was there a trademark or something on "Silver" and
"Gold"? Their names have always pissed me
off...) in hand as you can dump them with his
effect, thus activating their effects and special
summoning them to the field as well. This also
makes for some impressive swarms, as a field full of
Darkworld and Synchro monsters can easily and
quickly accumulate. We don't have access to
all the Fabled monsters just yet, so Darkworld and
Infernity combination decks are likely what we will
see with Raven until we get the rest of the Fables
support. After that, its going to get nuts...
Also I want to make a quick note about my review of
a certain X-Saber last week: I apologise about
my last statement on it's interaction with
Oppression... as it obviously is not shut down by
it. It was early and I was dumb from lack of
Fabled Raven ...
So glad they released this card when they did.
It's Fiend. It's Light. blah. blah. blah. Both
awesome. He's fuel for Necrofear if ur still using
that. And he's also backed up by Honest, which
everyone loves. He's a lynchpin of the new Fabled
Deck type and even moreso with the Dark World blend.
1300 ATK with 2 stars is actually pretty ok. But
then he discards any amount of cards from your hand,
once per turn, and that's where the goodness
Not only Fabled and Dark World, but Infernities love
this move as well, as they thrive when having no
hand. Dropping Dark World monsters will trigger most
of their effects, allowing u to rush summon those
Goldds and Sillvas in your hand, or draw more cards
in u were holding Broww. For Fabled, it will special
summon Lupie and help set up a host of other Fabled
plays for u.
But wait! There's more! For every card discarded,
Raven's level also increases by 1. Meaning if u drop
1 Dark World Goldd or Sillva - Raven becomes level
3, and because its is also a tuner, can then tune
with your special summoned DW monster to make a
level 8 Synchro. Just like that. Don't feel like
Synchro summoning? - Fine. Raven has 1 MORE trick up
its sleeve. It also gets a +400 ATK boost for each
card discarded as well. Drop even a COUPLE cards and
u'll find yourself rather attacking with Raven 1st
and then Synchro summoning later.
Raven is a terrific card with so many plays built
into it. He immediately joins the upper echelon of
top tier tuners.
Raven is a LIGHT Fiend Tuner, with 1300 ATK and 1000
DEF. The stats are pretty good for a 2-star Tuner.
Once per turn, you can discard any number of cards
and increase Raven's level by the same number, and
his ATK by the number discard x400, until the End
Phase. That's sort of decent on its own, but it
really shines in Fabled and Dark World themed decks.
Because Raven's discarding is considered a part of
the effect, and not the cost, you'll be able to
trigger all of your Dark World and Fabled effects
while simultaneously fixing Raven's level to what
you like and boosting him. Raven is a really
powerful part of the Fabled strategy, and it's easy
to see why. Even if Raven gets removed from the
field before he resolves (like Compulsory Evacuation
Device), you still can discard cards if you want.
There's not much to say about Raven really, as it's
rather straightforward. If you're planning on using
Fableds, I recommend giving Raven a try.
Traditional: 3/5 I bet Fabled Chaos would be awesome
Advanced: 3/5 Raven's biggest problem is that the
other Fabled support is not out yet, so he gets a
lower score for now.
Art: 5/5 I'm getting chills just thinking about it!
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