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.
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
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
Future Potential: 5/5
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
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
Advanced-3.5/5- Flexible, lot of support and cards
to use with it. DARK monsters readily available
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
Score: 4/5 MANY Dark monsters can use this.
Art: 4.5/5 Venom Dragon might have been an easier
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