Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: The Fang of Critias

(This card is also always treated as “Legendary Dragon Critias”.)
Send 1 Trap from your hand or field to the GY, that is listed on a Fusion Monster that can only be Special Summoned with “The Fang of Critias” (if that card is Set, reveal it), then Special Summon that Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 “The Fang of Critias” per turn.

The Fang of Critias is one of the legendary dragons of Atlantis. It is also the Legendary Knight Critias. This card is gifted to Seto Kaiba. Then, it becomes Seto Kaiba’s ace card in Waking the Dragons. The Fang of Critias became an official card twelve years after its debut in the anime.

The Fang of Critias fuses with Traps from your hand or field to Special Summon a Fusion Monster. You can only activate one “The Fang of Critias” per turn. Its requirements are unique to the game. Furthermore, the effect makes Trap Cards very valuable in decks. You may keep your Trap Cards in your hand without risk losing them on the field, and perform a Fusion Summon when you are ready.

Furthermore, The Fang of Critias has quality Fusion Monsters. These cards can change the pace in any game. Mirror Force Dragon is the best Fusion Monster in the archetype. It makes a major impact in games. Mirror Force Dragon forces your opponent to change his or her strategy.

Play these cards with The Fang of Critias!
  • Doom Virus Dragon
  • Mirror Force Dragon
  • Tyrant Burst Dragon

Unfortunately, The Fang of Critias is a very inconsistent card. There are not any efficient methods to search for it. You are relying on pure luck to draw it. In addition, you need to play a full set to maximize your chances of drawing it. This forces you to make changes to your deck and remove key cards.

Overall, The Fang of Critias is a unique card to play in Dragon decks. All of its Fusion Monsters are good cards. I also like its interaction with Trap Cards. It adds value to Trap Cards. I hope Konami expands the library of Fusion Monsters for The Fang of Critias.

Card Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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