The nightmare arises - Corrosive Contagion Infestation
Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:55 PM
The Verz, despite being compatible successors to the Steelswarm archetype, play differently. Think of the archetype as a Anti-meta/swarm deck. All Verz monsters are corrupted Duel Terminal monsters, may any of them be from the old world (Naturia, Ice Barrier, Mist Valley, X-Saber, Flamvell) or the new world (Laval, GemKnight, Gishiki, Gusto). Should I put up OCG COTD's on Verz monsters, I'll let you know who got corrupted.
This card describes the epidemic.
Shinryaku no Shinshoku Kansen (Infestation Syndrome)
Once per turn: Return 1 "Vers" monster you control or from your hand to the Deck; add 1 "Vers" monster from your Deck to the hand.
Lore: Dark Evangel of NAC and Pojo
Pic: YGO Wikia
Have fun, NO FLAMES. Wash your hands often.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:59 PM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:39 AM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:40 AM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:48 AM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:58 AM
And about Ouroboros being basically just Trishula. Sorry to say, but his effect is not nearly as good. Yes he can hit the grave, field and hand, but he can only hit one place each turn.
Now on to the CotD. A very nice card for the Verz archetypes, though a bit weakened due to the unlimited mst which can make you waste a card if it is chained to this card's effect.
Aside from that you can chain this to almost any effect that would kill your monster and you get a new one of your choice to your hand. In addition you can use it if you almost have a set up in your hand, but you have 1 monster you need to trade out for another.
So the card itself I give a 9/10, however in the meta today it becomes a 6/10.
Edited by Alphazero, 20 December 2011 - 06:03 AM.
Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:56 PM
Anyway, this cards is quite useful. Dodge an opponent's card and get a Verz/Steelswarm card of your choice, continuously. Sure, MST is a problem, but you can use Ophion to search out another Virus, if necessary. And, it's a 1-for-1 trade regardless, so if you can benefit once from it, you've gotten your money's worth.
Art: 4/5, virus cards r scareh
Creativity: 4/5, yay for unlimited search power and reusable Steelswarms
Usefulness: 5/5, Steelswarms were pretty bad, but the Verz look somewhat promising
Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:15 PM
That said. This card is the backbone of the Verz archetype for now. With such diverse effects, they can easily work as a very potent Toolbox deck. As Verz, they have two Exiled Force-like dudes, a huge Hane-Hane wall, a 1850 anti-meta beater and a way to swarm fast. As splashable Inverz (for those not awesome enough to know, that's Steelswarms), they also have Needle, which is just really awesome and should be considered in pure Verz as well, and Sentinel, which... well, isn't.
And this is not even considering the main course: it can be Chained to removal. Sure, MST makes it not-actually-that-good on this format but hey, it seems Verz should work as an Trap-intensive deck. They have 3 MSTs and Heavy Storm (and some don't even run those 3 MSTs), and it's better they make it count.
All in all, it's a broken Toolbox engine and a way to dodge removal. What's not to like?
ART: 7/10 (These eyes look kinda silly, and look a bit worse since they are featured so heavily on Verz cards)
Edited by Ritokure, 20 December 2011 - 06:17 PM.
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