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Invasion: Vengeance Does Not Condone Monster Identity Theft Either

October 14th, 2016

Invasion: Vengeance is fast approaching, and with it comes new cards for Decks both new and old! As usual, there are also cards you can use in many different Decks, and this time around the cover card of the set is one of them! Starving Venom Fusion Dragon can fit right into any Deck with a lot of DARK monsters, of which there are many, and make an immediate impact when it hits the field.

Starving Venom Fusion Dragon
requires any 2 non-token DARK monsters on the field to be Fusion Summoned. It sounds like a lot of effort to Summon, but in a Lunalight or Fluffal Deck, or even a Phantom Knight Deck, it’s easy to get 2 DARK Monsters in play! When you do Summon Starving Venom Fusion Dragon, things will get hairy for your opponent really fast: Starving Venom gains ATK equal to the ATK of an opponent’s Special Summoned monster for the rest of the turn! With 2800 ATK to begin with, you’ll deal 2800 damage to your opponent if you destroy their strongest monster or a lot more if you pick on a weaker monster instead.

Starving Venom Fusion Dragon has two more effects that are not only sinister, but can turn the tables on an overconfident opponent! By targeting an opponent’s Level 5 or higher monster, Starving Venom gains its name and effects for the turn. The possibilities of this effect are endless, though they are in any given moment limited to something your opponent has already had a chance to use. It works best on monsters like Ignister Prominence, the Blasting Dracoslayer that have effects used to break up an established field, allowing you to reverse the momentum of the Duel by firing your opponent’s effect back at them!  In addition, if your Fusion Summoned Starving Venom is destroyed, you can use its effect to destroy all Special Summoned monsters your opponent controls making it more difficult for your opponent to reclaim momentum by destroying your Fusion Monster. Chances are your opponent will need to Special Summon at least 1 monster if they want to destroy Starving Venom Fusion Dragon, so they’re likely to lose something in the process.

Starving Venom Fusion Dragon is a great addition to any Deck that can reliably get 2 DARK monsters in play. Lunalights are a great option, since Lunalight White Rabbit lets you Special Summon a Lunalight from your Graveyard when it’s Normal Summoned and you’re already planning to Fusion Summon quite a bit. The best target to Summon is Lunalight Black Sheep, which you can discard to grab a Polymerization or Fusion Substitute right out of your Deck! Fluffal Decks can use Tour Guide From the Underworld to get a second DARK monster from the Deck, or use Edge Imp Sabres’ effect in the Graveyard and Normal Summon another “Edge Imp” monster. Burning Abyss and Phantom Knight Decks may not have easy access to Polymerization, but DARK monsters are in no short supply, which could make Starving Venom Fusion Dragon another alternative to deal with your opponent’s monsters.

Starving Venom Fusion Dragon can get you past almost any big monster, while offering some potentially wacky situations with its ability to copy your opponent’s monsters. Even if your opponent can destroy it, Starving Venom will take care of all of your opponent’s Special Summoned monsters on the way out! Offering a lot of destructive power to DARK Decks and more alternatives for Fusion-based Decks, Starving Venom Fusion Dragon is poised to be a powerful addition to these strategies once Invasion: Vengeance releases!

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