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Virgil, Rock Star of the Burning Abyss
- #NECH-EN085

1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters You can only control 1 "Virgil, Rock Star of the Burning Abyss". Once per turn: You can discard 1 "Burning Abyss" card, then target 1 card your opponent controls or in their Graveyard; shuffle it into the Deck. If this card on the field is destroyed by battle or card effect and sent to the Graveyard: You can draw 1 card. You can only use this effect of "Virgil, Rock Star of the Burning Abyss" once per turn.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.13
Advanced: 3.83 
 

Date Reviewed:
Nov. 3, 2014

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Baneful

Virgil, Rock Star of the Burning Abyss

 

In Divine Comedy, the lore Burning Abyss was based on, Virgil was a poet but poets had the cultural significance that rock stars did today.  Burning Abyss is already a really powerful control deck but with Virgil it becomes even stronger.

 

    The oft neglected trap card "The Traveler and the Burning Abyss" is more playable.

    Returning to the deck is the best kind of removal available ; and he Malebranches search off of the discard.

    This floater replaces itself with a card draw, making it a safe investment.

    Using this card requires use of Rubic, which is practically a vanilla.  That's the downside of this card but its still workable.

    This is overall good.  Burning Abyss could use it.

 

Traditional – 2

Advanced – 3.5


Robbie
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Virgil, Rockstar of the Burning Abyss

This is one of the most anticipated cards cominng from New Challengers. This card pushes Burning Abyss to a new level with new tricks. I am not sure if the current build will choose to adap this card or not because of how rasiliant the old deck still is. The tuner generates no advantage when sent to the graveyard. Making this if played probably only a 1 to 2 copy in my opinion.

Traditional 1/5
Advanced 4/5

T-REX

Virgil, Rockstar of the Burning Abyss
 
So, Burning Abyss now get themselves a Burning Abyss Synchro monster to their arsenal.
Odd thing is that it’s a Spellcaster… Oh well!
 
Although Virgil is “Generic” as a Synchro, it is really only going to ever be useful when used along with a Burning Abyss Deck.
 
What I feel is most important noting about this card primarily is how you can Summon it.
Firstly this card makes Genex Ally Birdman a valuable addition to the Deck as you can Normal Summon Tour Guide, Special Summon a Burning Abyss, “Bounce” the Burning Abyss to Special Summon Birdman and then Synchro Summon into this.
The biggest advantage in this situation is that because of Virgil’s effect you can then discard that returned Burning Abyss for Virgil’s effect as well as being able to gain that Burning Abyss’s effect once sent to the Graveyard.
 
The other way to Summon this will be to utilise the Burning Abyss cards Special Summon if you control no Spell or Traps effect. To Summon Virgil in this way you will need to be Summoning Rubic, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss who is the new Tuner monster for Burning Abyss released in “The New Challengers” as well as another Burning Abyss monster.
Just keep in mind though that if you do Special Summon your Burning Abyss cards and use them to Synchro Summon Virgil that turn you won’t be able to use their Graveyard effects during the same turn.
 
Once per turn you can use Virgil to return 1 card your opponent controls on the field, or 1 card from their Graveyard to the Deck, this gives it some quite handy use against Shaddoll’s or the mirror as well as several other Decks.
 
And as an additional advantage, when Virgil is Destroyed either by Battle or card effect and sent to the Graveyard, you get to Draw one card. And although you can only use this effect just the once per turn, it now increases the strength of Cir even more.
 
And being a Light Attribute makes it that little bit easier for you to Main Deck Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning.
 
 
Traditional: 2. Light Attribute, good Discard effects. Burning Abyss now as a whole have more potential to make an impact on this format.
 
Advanced: 3.75. Just rounds out Burning Abyss even more. While you’ll probably only play 2 of this, it’s certainly well worth the investment of Summoning.


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
The New Challengers just came out and we're starting the week off with arguably the most desired card in the whole set: Virgil, Rock Star of the Burning Abyss. Burning Abyss get a Synchro that has almost as much power and broken ability as Dante. No specific requirements to make this level 6 Spellcaster, and even the “downsides” to being able to only have one on the field at a time and the standard “once per turn” restriction on its effect, this card still presses forward. High ATK for a level 6, Light attribute for chaos fodder, its weak DEF isn't much of a problem either.
 
Ditch a “Burning Abyss” card to target a card on the opponents field or graveyard, and shuffle it back into the deck. This is a 1 for 1, but if you discard a “Burning Abyss” monster to activate Virgil's effect then you will be getting a +1 off the effect. Virgil clears away things that obstruct your swarming shenanigans with the “Burning Abyss” archetype. Combine Virgil with Dante to possibly get a minimum of 5000LP damage in a turn. If Virgil gets destroyed by battle or card effect, you draw a card for your trouble. A 1 for 1 off a destruction of your own monster is always appreciated.
 
With the addition of more Burning Abyss monsters into the archetype, Dante gains more targets to plus off of with his effect, and Virgil has more targets to discard to plus off his effect. The archetype was strong with only three members and one Xyz monster, now they doubled their monster lineup and have a Synchro. Burning Abyss isn't leaving Tier 1 anytime soon.
 
Traditional-3.5/5
Advanced-4/5
Art-5/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


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