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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh! Card of the Day
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Starving Venom Fusion Dragon
- #INOV-EN038

2 DARK monsters on the field, except Tokens If this card is Fusion Summoned: You can make this card gain ATK equal to 1 Special Summoned monster your opponent controls, until the end of this turn. Once per turn: You can target 1 Level 5 or higher monster your opponent controls; until the end of this turn, this card's name becomes that monster's original name, and replace this effect with that monster's original effects. If this Fusion Summoned card is destroyed: You can destroy all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.5 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2017

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RCG

Starving Venom Fusion Dragon

 

Sometimes, Konami makes moves that appear to be dumb or reckless. And sometimes, they do things that appear to have real consideration behind them, regardless of motive. In the case of Starving Venom Fusion Dragon, I can’t help but feel the people over at good ol’ Konami really gave second and third thoughts as to whether Starving Venom might be too busted. And if they did, they were right, and put a cork on his summoning requirement. Dragon Mirror is a thing that exists, people.

 

And that really is too bad. If this really good fusion monster could have been summoned with any two dark monsters, he would have been superb for a decade. And he’s still a really good monster, but needing both materials to be on the field is just downright disheartening, especially in light of the return of Future Fusion, albeit in errata form. And I give extra credence to this statement because his main deck is Predaplants, which have options for fusion summoning monsters without Polymerization, including Sundew Kingii and Predator Planet. Those cards allow you to use monsters from your hand, but that means you won’t be able to summon Starving Venom if you do so. And as I’ve said previously, I really hate when cards betray their own archetype. In this case, I can only imagine that Starving Venom really was nerfed post-creation in order to keep it from being too strong outside of Predaplants. But if that’s the case, how do the Zoodiacs even exist?

 

Starving Venom still has amazing potential, though, because he will be an available option in many other themes for years. Just off the top of my head, I can imagine that Lunalights will obviously use him, and then there’s E-Heroes and D-Heroes of course. If you use Poly and you’ve got dark types, Starving Venom Fusion Dragon will be there. The beast will find a lot of tech play in the future. His potential is off the charts.

 

Advanced: 3/5

Future Potential: 5/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Starving Venom Fusion Dragon is a Fusion that could be run in any deck that involves Fusion Summoning and DARK monsters.
 
Any 2 DARK monsters will do as materials, unless they are tokens. There are a host of different ways to Fusion Summon Starving Venom, Poly, Fusion Gate, Dragon's Mirror, etc. Once you get it to the field you can give your dragon an ATK boost for the turn from one of your opponents Special Summoned monsters. Even without the boost, 2800ATK isn't anything to scoff at.
 
Wiping your opponents field clean of Special Summoned monsters when Starving Venom is destroyed in any way (as long as it was Fusion Summoned) is a great effect. It forces your opponent to destroy Starving Venom before they attempt to go off, limiting them from using monster effects for the time being.
 
With many decks revolving around Xyz Summoning more than Fusion and Synchro Summoning, the Neo-Spacian Dark Panther effect for a Level 5 or higher monster may not be as applicable as it would be if it included Rank as well. There are several monsters this effect can work against though, and if they have Ignition effects it will be very beneficial to you. 
 
 
Advanced-3.5/5- Flexible, lot of support and cards to use with it. DARK monsters readily available
Art- 4.5/5
 
Until Next Time,


Warlockblitz
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A Dragon Fusion that doesn't need Dragons!?! Starving Venom Fusion Dragon is a Level 8 Dark Dragon-type Fusion Monster with 2800 Atk and 2000 Def. It only requires 2 Dark monsters on the field to Fusion Summon, so that takes a bunch of Fusion Spells off the table. Super Polymerization should come back to 1. Anyway the stats are great and only get better through this dragon's effects. 
 
It has a non-targeting attack boost if it's Fusion Summoned successfully. That non-target can be any opponent Special Summoned monster's Atk. The Atk boost lasts until the end of the turn and makes this monster have a lot of OTK potential. Starving Venom Fusion Dragon also has a once per turn targeting effect that lets it gain the name and effects of an opponent's Level 5 or higher monster. Ideally, you would do this after the first effect to the same monster. This effect would be truly devastating if it erased the effect from the monster as well as steal it, but it's still good. To anything that isn't XYZ of course. The final effect makes Starving Venom Fusion Dragon float when it's destroyed after it was Fusion Summoned. You can vengefully destroy all the opponent's Special Summoned monsters. The destruction can be self imposed, but that would probably waste a boss monster. Don't throw away boss monsters, particularly not this one because it's so cool. 
 
Score: 4/5 MANY Dark monsters can use this.
Art: 4.5/5 Venom Dragon might have been an easier name. 
 
-WarlockBlitz


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