When a face-up Fish, Sea Serpent, or Aqua-Type monster you control is targeted for an attack: You can banish this card from your Graveyard to target the attacking monster; negate the attack, and that target loses 500 ATK until your next End Phase. The effect of "Friller Rabca" can only be activated once per turn.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Nov. 14, 2011
Continuing to look at Photon Shockwave cards, we
open the week with Friller Rabca. This is a
Level 3, Water type Monster, who is a Fish, with 700
attack and 1500 defense. So, when a face-up
Fish, Aqua, or Sea Serpent Monster is targeted for
an attack, you can remove this card from your
Graveyard. The attack is negated and the
selected Monster than loses 500 attack points until
your next End Phase. Attack negation is a good
thing, I think the 500 attack drop is negligible at
best, unless it was enough of a difference that your
Monster becomes strong enough to defeat the
attacking Monster. This still is a reasonably
solid card for your Water players though.
The first card from Photon shockwave that we will
be reviewing this week is Friller Rabca. This card
has a Necro Gardna effect that negates one of your
opponent’s attacks against your Fish, Sea Serpent,
or Aqua-type monster. It also has the nice extra
benefit of decreasing the attacking monster attack
by 500. Filler’s stats are terrible, but its effect
is good. Unfortunately you can only use this effect
once per turn no matter how many Friller Rabca’s you
have in your deck. For these reasons, I only see one
Frilla being played in a water deck.
I can see this card being teched into any type of
water deck. It banishes itself from play so it works
well with the new banished fish theme. It also goes
great with Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth. If
Friller is in your hand, it works great as a discard
for Superancient. If it is in your deck, summon it
and a tuner with Superancient and you get a synchro
or two and protection from an attack. With Shooting
Quasar Dragon becoming legal on December 6th,
Superancient Deepsea King Coelacanth type decks are
one of only a few deck types that can summon Quasar
Some other cards that go well with Friller Rabca are
Abyss Soldier and Brionic, because they like to
discard and Friller likes being in the graveyard.
Just summon Abyss Soldier, discard Friller to bounce
one of your opponent’s cards, and then protect Abyss
Soldier from an attack next turn so you can use
Abyss Soldier’s effect again and then maybe synchro
with the monster you summon that turn.
Fish Deck: 4/5
A new week brings us to a look at more Photon
Shockwave cards. The all powerful Pojo has pointed
his mighty finger at our first card to review,
Friller Rabca. Friller is a level 3, Water/Fish
monster. That's good considering all the new support
that type has gotten lately, due to the Shark
character from Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal. With 700 ATK and 1500
DEF, he's not winning too many fights. But Friller's
effect lies while in the graveyard. When a face up
Fish, Sea-Serpent or Aqua type monster you control
is attacked, you can banish Friller from your grave,
negate the attack and that attacking monster loses
500 ATK until your next end phase, and Friler's
effect can only be used once per turn. While having
an opponent's monster lose 500 ATK may not seem like
a big deal, 500 ATK can sometimes be the difference
between whos monster goes to the graveyard first.
Negating an attack is good, but negating all attacks
could have been better. Catching your opponent
off-guard is a good thing in this game, but I like
to think is card could have been a little better
than a watered-down version of Honest *I made a
funny there*. You Water deck users out there, try a
copy, if it helps, good, if not then take it out. I
believe that it's worth testing it out at the least.
Advanced: 2 Even in a fish deck
Tomorrow: Marauding Captain's new BFF.
Fish/Water/Lv 3/700 ATK/ 1500 Def
Welcome to another week! Today we have a Necro
Gardna for Fish/SeaSerpent/Aqua monsters.
There are a few things that I like about this card
that Necro Gardna can’t do. When your opponent tries
to run over your Fish/SeaSerpent/Aqua type monster
you simply remove this guy from the graveyard to
negate and decrease its attack. You can dump this
from your hand via “Brionac, Dragon of the Ice
Barrier” (although it’s a sea serpent :S) and let
Rabca save it from getting ran over next turn. It’s
searchable by recruiters like “Sangan” and “Mother
Grizzly” as well as can be dumped by other discard
Now onto the part that hurts the card. First, just
like Pot of Duality, you can activate the effect
once per turn. It’s requirement to activate the
effect is that your opponent must attack the
appropriate monster type in order to activate this
Pros: Negates an attack, short term attack decrease,
decent defense stats, and searchable.
Cons: Requirement specific and can only activate the
effect of “Friller Rabca” once per turn.
Advanced: 3/5 for the water decks only.
Feriocious Fish Fry for Flailing......Fishsticks
Another great week for this reviewer, I'm feeling
better than a cow at a salad bar buffee! Reviewing
more cards from Photon Shockwave this week we
decided on starting this week off with a guy fresh
from the skillet...it's Friller Rabca!
Being the first fish I have layed eyes on it
Photon Shockwave I hope this guy can bring some new
pizazz (that's how I'm spelling it...live with it)
to the fish archetype but more importantly some new
moves to water decks. That being said, Friller isn't
fitting the billl, not that he is useless...and
trust me far from it, but could he have at least
been a synchro I might have been a tad bit happier.
Enough about what he doesn't have...let's see what
he's partyrocking: water, level 3, fish, and a necro
gardna like effect for Fish, Sea-Serpent, and Aqua
types with an additional reduction of 500 atk points
on the creature whom attacked. Friller is decent,
with XYZ and chaos dominating the format he might
help water decks have a little more functionality
with their graveyards, but there are better
alternatives when it comes to negating attacks. The
real utility of this fish is that he is really good
chum to use when it comes to "discard a card"
effects; allowing your effect tosses for cards as
retro as Aqua Soldier to turn their -1 card
advantage into a positive. Do I see Friller hitting
the top tourny level decks...probably not...but
their is potential in this catch of the day!
Traditional: 3.5/5 (More reckless card advantage
effects he would be a better graveyard bait choice)
Advanced: 2/5 (Utility complications and not the
"When a face-up Fish, Sea Serpent, or Aqua-Type
monster you control is targeted for an attack: You
can banish this card from your Graveyard to target
the attacking monster; negate the attack, and that
target loses 500 ATK until your next End Phase. The
effect of "Friller Rabca" can only be activated once
Basically a one-shot defense for water decks.
Frankly, I don't know of anyone who still runs a
water-based deck these days (although I did run a
Legendary Ocean deck for awhile and while it did
okay, it was never all that amazing), and even so,
this guy does nothing new or special. In fact he
does it worse than other cards with this ability.
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Now, let's get to it, the Card of the Day.
Continuing with Photon Shockwave, we start te week
with Friller Rabca.
Rabca is a level 3 water attributed, fish type
monster sporting a meager 700 atk and another
mediocre 1500 def. While his defense is decent for a
level 3, we don't plan on keeping him on the field
long enough to worry about either stat. Rabca's
effect is that when a fish, sea serpent, or aqua
type monster is targeted for a attack, you can
banish the Friller to negate the attack, and cause
the atacking monster to lose 500 atk until the end
phase. How ever lack luster this may seem, water
type decks have gotten a lot of support in GenForce,
and is continuing into Photon Shockwave. Just using
this card and another guy out of PS, Shark Stickers,
it is very feasible to have a Leviair on the field
that needs protecting. A Rabca and two Stickers
leave a field of Rabca and Leviar, with Rabca as a
defense for Leviar. Once He is banished by his
effect, Leviar can bring him back to the field for
Yes, I will say that Water type decks, are not
very prevelant, but the amount of support that this
attribute alone has made me take a second look.
Friller Rabca is not a great card by any means,
since he not very splashable into many decks. But as
for what he is meant for, I think wuth the correct
combos, he can be a welcome addition to Water decks
from here on out.
Traditional: 1/5 who plays Water in this format?
Advanced: 2/5 good for Water decks, but not for much
Art: 3/5 make me think about getting in the
Fun fact: Friller sharks are a real type of shark
that this card actually resembles....lol
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