Intro: Greetings,Folks.It's me Biltzkreig,A guy who's not known that well for card reviews.Wait..,correction: A guy who's not known that well.Before I begin,I must warn you that I have been duelling online since only a past couple of months.All my life I've been a TCG player.So,Please bear with me
if I miss out some important points or if my review seems to be pointless.Although,criticisms are always accepted
General Description:Let me introduce to you my "Reviewie",
Bolpheus Heaven,Holy Super Dragon
Bolpheus was released in the sets: DMC-64 CoroCoro Legend 7: Dynamite Movie
DM-27 Perfect Heaven
Here's a brief Breakdown of this creature's attributes:
1.You can summon this creature by putting any two combinations of Armored Dragons and/or Angel Commands.
2.When you put this creature in the battlezone,you can cast a light or fire spell from your hand without any cost.
3.Whenever this creature attacks,choose one of your shields and put it in your graveyard.If you do so,destroy any number of your opponent's creatures with total power 6000 or less.
This creature is generally used in distress,basically to seal the victory with some super-massive damage to your opponent in one fate-deciding turn.So,you should be careful enough not to expose this creature in the early stages of the game.It works more effectively in the later phases of the game.
Based on what I have seen,I believe that this creature came as a Downgraded form of Bolshack Ulpheus,Holy Dragon:
Now,you need to be ready with some provisions apart from the creatures that Bolpheus evolves from in order to have a spontaneous form of play.Following are the cards that help in redying up the platform for Bolpheus' dramatic entrance:
Since Bolpheus is part dragon,It's assistance has to be none other than:
Cocco Lupia: reduces the cost of Bolpheus by 2.
Bolshack NEX: You can put a creature with "Lupia" in it's name from your deck to the battlezone.But,it is optional if you wanna use this creature or not.Since it costs 6.You'd probably have enough mana to summon Bolpheus in the next turn.
Now, you might get tired of waiting for Bolpheus to show up at right time.So,here are the cards that help you to get him exactly when you want him:
Jack Raidou:you can put Bolpheus from your deck to your hand with Raidou's help.And the fact that Raidou's half Armored Dragon makes summoning Bolpheus a little easier.
Velyrika Dragon: same case with this guy
Kachua,Keeper of the Icegate:I know you have to destroy Bolpheus if you summon him with Kachua's ability.but,If you want him longer,you can take the help of a selfless little Birdie called Kip Chippotto.
*Kip Chippoto Whenever one of your Armored Dragons would be destroyed,you may destroy this creature instead.
Alrighty then,now let's hit things off with what strategies can be applied with Bolpheus.So far,I've discovered two.Although with a little improvising,there can be many more.
STRATEGY 1: Destruction
For this,The most effective spells that can be casted with Bolpheus' effect will undoubtedly have to be:
Invincible Cataclysm: Choose any three of your opponent's shields and put them in his/her graveyard.
Galaxy Shot-HELL: Destroy any number of your opponent's creatures with total power 9000 or less;and for each creature destroyed in this way,put a shield to his/her graveyard(I mean,..Are you freakin' kiddin' me?).
STRATEGY 2: Stall
For this,the spell most appropriate will be
Invincible Aura: add 3 of your cards from the top of your deck to your shields faced-down.
I guess there are plenty of other light spells that can be activated through Bolpheus' effect.But,for the moment..I can't think of any.
Now,other cards that you might wanna insert in your stall deck deck that can be incorporated with Bolpheus. Note: these cards are the ones which can help only to summon Bolpheus in a stall deck.
Milzam,Spirit of Miracles
But then again,these creatures cost even higher than Bolpheus,right? Well,this problem can be solved by one card whose faithful service over the years has been quite remarkable.
COMBOS: As you read this section,you'll notice that Bolpheus, as a whole does not help out with the other cards mentioned.But,if you get him to work together with the other cards,It's a preety good combo.
For this,one can never look past the work of good 'ol Bajula.'Cause with Bolpheus's creature-removal combined with Bajula's mana-removal gives a good reason for your opponent to panic.And then,drop in some Super Flaming Hell's Scrappers to the scene....,Hell breaks loose!
Here's the combo:
Super Flaming Hell's Scrapper
2.Brutal Combo: I have an idea of a wild combo with Bolpheus that takes time and precision in the making.For this,you'll need three other cards besides Bolpheus. They are:
Bolmeteus Steel Dragon
Here's the working principle:You keep Bolmeteus from a bit earlier than the others in the battlezone.If you are lucky enough,you can make it speed attacker by keeping Mach Lupia Beside him and attack during the same turn as Bolpheus.Nevertheless,when the battlezone is occupied by Bolmeteus,you summon Bolpheus with the help of other Armored Dragons or maybe Angel Commands.Now,you can cast Invincible Cataclysm and send three of your opponent's shields directly to his graveyard.To add to the flavor,attack with Bolmeteus on the remaining shields.Result:all your opponent's shields end up in his graveyard and he/she gets no chance of using those cards.
OK,now...It's Pros and Cons time:
Pros:Game changer; allows user to cast light or fire spells of any cost.Some high-costing spells can decide victory in a short while.
Cons:Limitation of effect(Spells that it allows to cast are confined to only Fire and light),
You can cast spells without cost only when this creature is put in the battlezone(Meaning Once)
Self-Damage is normally not good(lets you put a shield to your graveyard during it's attacks).But,it's not compulsory,though.
Queen Alcadeias,Holy Gaia: It says "your opponent can cast only multicolored spells.Therefore,all those wicked combos with Invincible cataclysm and Aura and Galaxy Shot gets thrown out of the window.
Alcadeias,Lord of Spirits:Although in front of him players can cost light spells,It does put restriction on Bolpheus' effect to a great extent.
Overall: If not for his limitations and self-costing effects,I would have given Bolpheus a perfect 10/10.But,in for the moment based on the statistics,i give him 8/10.
Conclusion:I guess that wraps up my review.Thanks for taking your time.I know I missed out a lot of things and some points may be unnecessary.But,that's what you're gonna get from an Amateur.