Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gaping Ice Hole

Thanks for returning to the Island of Lost Cards. For our second installment I'll cover a card I've seen some use to shocking results.
Is Master Hyperion popping your monsters? Scrap Dragon? Zenmaines? Well send em through a gaping ice hole.
Enter Icy Crevasse.
Normal trap.
When exactly 1 monster you control is destroyed and sent to the graveyard by an opponent's card effect: Target 1 monster your opponent controls; send that target to the graveyard and inflict damage to your opponent equal to the original ATK in the graveyard.

True it's rather conditional but people still run Solemn Warning, Bottomless Trap Hole and Dimensional Prison regardless of 3 legal Mystical Space Typhoons and Heavy Storm not to mention all the monster effects roaming the game.
Now the experienced player will generally use Scrap Dragon, Hyperion and Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World to destroy backrow (the spell and traps on the field) rather than monsters.
Regardless of that Icy Crevasse deserves some awareness. I'm among the few that still use Smashing Ground in most of my decks. Then there's always the players who Torrential Tribute, Dark Hole or Mirror Force a single monster.
Now after you've had a single monster destroyed, what do you get? A one sided Ring of Destruction. It's banned for a reason kiddies. Now the new text of original ATK in the grave is a little troublesome as it won't do squat against those 0 or ? ATK monsters so choose wisely when you pick a target.
Hopefully this card will see some play at locals and can leave the Island.
Until next time we take care of the unwanted and ignored.

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