Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss
Today I'm giving a shout to Bill, Mr. Pojo, himself.
Thanks to him for both giving me a creative
outlet to express myself and for maintaining this
wonderful tradition for 15+ years.
Also, shout out to T-Rex, who, of all the
people I added on the COTD team, the writer I'm most
At #3 is the big-gun of Burning Abyss, Dante.
They had to make him a Secret Rare so you
have to pay $180 for a playset.
Because you need a playset of Dante if you
want to win with Burning Abyss
He really is the heart and soul of the deck,
and has lots of combos.
The release of new cards made him even
He sports a base 2500 DEF and effectively 2500 ATK
He mills/thins the deck, triggering Malebranche
Malebranche effects trigger when detached for XYZ
Malebranches and Tour Guide make summoning him easy
Rubic, Calcab and Alich = 90% chance of "first turn
Dante replaces himself when destroyed (You can
recover Fire Lake from the graveyard to deal another
devastating blow to the opponent.)
With Rank-Up Magic Astral Force, Dante becomes
Dante can attach to Downerd Magician to guarentee
triggering his own effect.
Cir can summon Dante from grave, and Dante can add
Cir to hand.
Facing an opponent with 2 Dante's on the field is