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

Number 61: Volcasaurus
- #ZTIN-EN002 

2 Level 5 monsters Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that opponent's monster, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the destroyed monster's original ATK. This card cannot attack your opponent directly during the turn you activate this effect.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.05
Advanced: 4.10 

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


Date Reviewed - Mar. xx, 2013

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Dark

Paladin

After a day off yesterday, we open with an XYZ Monster in Number 61:  Volcasaurus.  We have a Rank 5 XYZ Monster, of the Fire attribute, and a Dinosaur (appropriately as you might expect for a Monster whose name ends in "Saurus).  This Monster is XYZ Summoned with two Level 5 Monsters, and has 2500 attack, which is good, and 1000 defense, which is not so good.  2500 attack, while respectable enough, is a little low for a Rank 5 Monster, especially when you consider there are stronger and easier to summon XYZ Monsters.
 
Volcasaurus is allowed to detach an XYZ Material once per turn, to target and destroy an opponent's Monster, as long as it's face up, and if you do, you inflict Damage to your opponent equal to that Monsters original attack.  That's pretty worthwhile, and could account for some significant Damage, maybe even a game winning move there.  In addition, if you activate this effect, Volcasaurus cannot attack directly this turn, but he's still allowed to attack Monsters your opponent controls.  
 
I'm really liking this guy, and being a Dinosaur obviously makes him another weapon or any Dino or Dino-hybrid Deck.  A Rank 5 isn't the hardest thing in the world to XYZ Summon, and this guy could potentially win a game with that effect.  I don't think he's the BEST XYZ Monster to come out, but he's certainly a welcome addition to the scene.  Being Fire really lets him find a home in some Decks too.

Ratings:

Traditional:  2.75/5 
Advanced:   3.75/5 
Art:  5/5


John Rocha

We have a fresh new batch of cards from the new Zexal tin to review for you this week. We are going to start off with Number 61: Volcasaurus. With the mere cost of two level 5 monsters, we can destroy one face up monster your opponent controls and inflict damage equal to that monster’s original attack. We already have a monster that can destroy one of your opponent’s monsters in Adreus keeper of Armageddon, but it does not inflict damage. Adreus can still attack however and has 100 more in attack. We can get around that little problem by overlaying with Gaia Dragon, the Thunder Charger and having piercing ability.
 
Summoning two level five monsters is not very difficult for the right decks. Wind-Up’s, Dark World, and Hieratic decks can summon it the easiest. We can also use cards like Cyber Dragon, Instant Fusion, and Quickdraw Synchron to summon it. All-in-all, Volcasaurus is a very strong card that can get around almost any monster in the game.
 
Traditional: 3/5
Advanced: 4/5

Bleak
dragon55

This week we shall be looking at some of the new cards from the Zexal tin that was released last Friday! These cards were released in the OCG in the Yuma and Kaito Duelist Packs; which we did not receive. Luckily, we did through these special edition! Today we will be looking at one of the most powerful cards in the tin, Number 61: Volcasaurus!
 
Number 61: Volcasaurus
Rank 5/ Fire/ Dinosaur
 
2 Level 5 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that opponent's monster, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the destroyed monster's original ATK. This card cannot attack your opponent directly during the turn you activate this effect.
 
2500/ 1000
 
Usually when a card is revealed in the anime we received it with a weakened effect. For example, the Egyptian G-d cards. So when this card was played in the anime, many thought that the card would be completely weakened and highly unplayable.
 
Boy were we wrong.
 
This is one of the most powerful rank 5 monsters, and xyz monsters for that fact, that is currently available. This is for good reason as well. It has a high attack for it's card in relation to other rank 5 monsters; only falling short to Tiras, Adreus, and Zenmaioh. In addition, it's ability is a one-sided ring of destruction! I am sure we all know how powerful that can be. Not only does it get rid of a powerful threat, it deals full damage to them equal to the monster's attack. Gorz, Black Luster Solider, Abyssmegalo, and so many other commonly play monsters suddently become a weapon against their owner against this card.
 
To top it off, he can still attack after using this effect! Granted it isn't a direct attack; but that isn't an issue if they have another monster on the field. However, the danger with this card is the ability to overlay Gaia Dragoon onto Volcasaurus to get past this condition. For those that don't know, Gaia Dragoon, the Thunder Charger is a rank 7 monster with 2600/2100. You can xyz summon it though by overlaying it onto a face-up rank 5 or 6 monster you control. As a little bonus, it also has Trample. This card was seen a lot in Hieratics for their OTK. However, with decks that can use Volca, you can simply destroy their monster, make them lose a good amount of life, overlay this, and hit them for 2600 to the face. This combo can range anywhere from 3000-5000 points of damage, depending on what you destroy. 
 
Let's also not forget that rank 5 is not that hard to make, thus making this combo a likely move. Inzektors and Wind-Ups can easily make this creature and keep card advantage. Some other decks that could use it with ease are Chronomallys, Gadgets with Jumbo Drill, and a couple of others. 
 
In the end, Volca is quite the threat to see join the TCG. Time will only tell if he will be a large impact or not.
 
Advanced: 4.25
 
A Once per turn Ring of Destruction on a 2500 body? This card is extremely deadly in the right deck!
 
Traditional: 2.75
 
Not bad; but how easy can you get 2 rank 5's out? Let's also not forget that Ring is legal here as well.
 
Art: 3.75
 
It's another Fire Dinosaur! Pyrorex and the Jurracs will be glad to have his company. 


momiwant
cake

Welcome to another card review!! Today we have a card that many players have been waiting for. It is one of the best cards of the new Zexal tin and it’s a dino!! That’s one of my favorite types of monsters. Here we go!

Number 61: Volcasaurus
Attribute-Fire
Types-Dinosaur/Xyz/Effect

2 Level 5 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that opponent's monster, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the destroyed monster's original ATK. This card cannot attack your opponent directly during the turn you activate this effect.
ATK/2500 DEF/1000

So what is there to say about this card? It’s an absolutely amazing card! It can be made with any two level 5 monsters and has a great destruction effect that burns the opponent. It also has nice stats not that the stats actually matter. Why don’t the stats of this monster matter? Well… you can xyz summon this monster, use its effect and just xyz summon a Gaia Dragon the Thunder Charger on top of this monster. Then you can just attack on top of that. This card can help create OTK’s and will probably make a large impact on this game.

There are virtually no downsides to this monster and is easy to summon in a multitude of decks like wind-ups, dark worlds, hieratics, and many other decks. The only thing that can stop this monster are spells and traps. So in other words, you might want to get a copy of this card. It isn’t too difficult to pull this from a Zexal tin and is definitely worth playing. Even if you currently don’t run a deck that can summon rank 5 monsters, it is still good to have this monster for future decks.

Advanced: 5/5
-This card is a generic rank 5 monster with an amazing effect and no downsides. I just had to give this card a perfect score because it’s just too good.

Traditional: 3/5
-I don’t know any good decks in the traditional format that can pump out rank 5 monsters easily. I might be wrong but I don’t see this card being very great here. It’s just okay here.

Art: 5/5
-This is a cool looking dino. It is probably one of my favorite arts for a dinosaur monster. It’s a purple dinosaur!! That alone makes this card’s art cool.


DKMagician
Girl

Today's Card of the Day Review is one of the newest cards to be released for the TCG and perhaps the best card out of the new set, the Zexal Collection Tin officially released this past Friday: Number 61: Volcasaurus!

This is a Rank 5 Dinosaur Xyz Monster with a very solid 2500 ATK and 1000 DEF and it takes 2 Level 5 monsters to bring it out. With just that ATK alone, it can certainly stand its ground on its own but what really gives this card such justified hype is the effect this bad boy has.

"Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that opponent's monster, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the destroyed monster's original ATK. This card cannot attack your opponent directly during the turn you activate this effect."

That is quite a doosy. It's a one-sided costless Ring of Destruction for what it is amounts to be. If there is a big monster on the field, simply bring this out, detach an Xyz Material, target it, watch it blow up to your own amusement and your opponent takes its original ATK as damage. Ow.

So a Master Hyperion and Grapha would means a hefty 2700 damage to your opponent (remember, the card states original ATK, not current ATK, so ATK modifiers doesn't come into play with like The Gates of Dark World). Prophecy has High Priestess which slaps it silly and burns the user for 2500 damage.

You get the idea. It's monster removal and massive burn all in one.

Now, normally with an effect this powerful, that monster would have a nasty drawback. Here's another reason why this card is so bloody good. This card only loses the ability to attack directly. So if your opponent still has a monster on the field that you want to get rid of, you can see Volcasaurus in and destroy via battle. If it happens to be in ATK mode, that's more damage for your opponent.

Ouchie. Pain for days, isn't it?

Now, what if your opponent has only one monster and you just want to blow it up with Volcasaurus's effect. Normally you would be out of luck but, fortunately (or unfortunate for your opponent), Gaia Dragon the Thunder Charger, the cheating Rank 7 that can Chaos Xyz Change on top of Number 61, can provie you with an immediate access to a 2600 ATK monster that can do piercing damage. Therefore, if the opportunity to win the game comes, you can go with that option if necessary.

With all of that said, Number 61 is a force to be reckoned with and any deck that can make Number 61 should make it a Extra Deck staple alongside Gaia Dragon. Just its effect can end games and this is not adding the ability to attack another monster nor does it consider an immediate Gaia Dragon drop. I'm sure, as time goes on, this card will make its permanent fixture here in the TCG.

It can be argued that it is the best Rank 5 Xyz we have in the game right now and will be that way for a very long time.

Traditional Format: 3/5 (If you can make it there, you could consider using it. It's powerful enough to be worth a mention.)
Advanced Format: 4/5 (Extra Deck staple for those decks that can make it. No question about it. Pick 1-2 up and keep them.)

Leo
Kearon

Number 61: Volcasaurus
Fire/Dinosaur/Xyz/Effect/Rank5/2500/1000
2 Level 5 monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that opponent's monster, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the destroyed monster's original ATK. This card cannot attack your opponent directly during the turn you activate this effect.

This week we are looking at some of the new cards released as part of the 2013 Zexal Collection Tin. First up is 1 of the new Xyz monster from the set, Number 61: Volcasaurus. Interesting this is another Dinosaur Xyz that can do effect damage, the first was Grenosaurus from the first Xyz Starter Deck.
Number 61: Volcasaurus has a really good effect, detach 1 material and destroy a face up monster the opponent controls and if you do, the opponent also loses life points equal to half the destroyed monster’s original attack. The only condition is that he then can’t attack directly. But that doesn’t stop him from attacking another monster or prevent your other monsters from attacking directly. Even though he is a Rank 5 he is easy to get out since a large number of level 5 monsters have special summoning effects. Also he has 2500 ATK which will do some damage even if he can’t use his effect.
Overall Number 61: Volcasaurus is a card people have been wanting for a while now and it is easy to see why. A great effect and good attack as well. His only real problem is his poor DEF but that’s it.

Traditional: 4/5
Advanced: 4.5/5


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