Back again with more Maximum Crisis coverage for our favorite Sea Serpent monster. Clashing Whirlpool is counterpart to Deep Whirlpool and shares some obvious traits, but can distinguish itself so not to appear as a knockoff. So let’s dive in! (See what I did there?)
If all monsters you control are Normal Monsters (min. 1): Target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy it. If “Umi” is on the field, you can activate this card from your hand. You can banish this card from your Graveyard, then target 1 Normal Monster you control; equip all appropriate “Mythic Radiance Dragon” Equip Spell Cards you control to that Normal Monster.
Again, the only normal monster clause, but that’s not a huge problem considering the deck.
Target 1 card your opponent controls – spot removal, but it’s not specific, it can be a monster, spell, trap, set, face-up, you name it. Non-specific removal is always good because it gives you options.
This card also has the Umi hand trap effect. No reason not to run with this, Pacifis is good already, and cards that synergize are just all the more reason. Lightning fast and easy to use.
But we need something else, something more threatening, something…
Banished this card, target a normal, equip all your applicable Mythic Radiance Dragon equips to that normal monster. Hello!
Now we’re taking! You can make a super bulky Spiral by just stacking him with equips. And remember that this isn’t once per turn!! You could load up one Spiral, blast through an opponent’s defenses, then activate another copy to load up another Spiral for round two or even three! You could even get really cheeky by teching in Foolish Burial of Belongings to dump them in the graveyard just to get that secondary effect off.
Noble Knights were my first equips deck and the Xyz monsters’ ability to rack up equips made them absolutely daunting in the best of times. With the potential to boost your Spiral to 4400 with piercing and special summon capabilities to prolong the battle phase this card seems like a staple to me.
And let’s not ignore the fact that we’ve only seen 2 equip cards thus far. Noble Knights had 5 plus a union style monster. So if Spiral the Mythic Radiance Dragon is going to be a vanilla beatdown deck with equips, then I find it highly unlikely that Konami will stop at 2.
And before I leave, can I just point out this archetype has the best artwork ever? This trap is hilarious looking. That poor Atlantean really has a look of “oh crap” written all over his scaly face as he sees this nightmare rising up from the depths. I can’t wait for this to come stateside.
But that’s all for me right now. I’ll be back tomorrow with more to talk about tomorrow, until then: have fun, play safe and remember what grandma always says:
You can’t go play until you finish all your Spinnach!
See ya later guys!