#Yugioh Card Review – Souleating Oviraptor

So a little diversion from my Super Quantum series, Souleating Oviraptor was released in the Dinosmasher’s Fury structure deck.  And to be honest, if Rex Raptor had dinos like these, he probably wouldn’t have been runner up.

If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can take 1 DinosaurType monster from your Deck, and either add it to your hand or send it to the Graveyard. You can target 1 other Level 4 or lower Dinosaur-Type monster on the fielddestroy it, then Special Summon 1 Dinosaur-Type monster from your Graveyard in Defense Position. You can only use each effect of “Souleating Oviraptor” once per turn.

Souleating Oviraptor is a haunting sight.  From the ethereal flames chasing up its back, clasped in its foreclaw, and smoldering in its hollow eyes.  Tribal like markings are etched along its body as well.  This is really spectacular artwork.  It looks like it would just as easily fit in the Spirit typing.  But can it deliver?

Oviraptor is a Lv.4 DARK dinosaur with 1800/500.  Good stats, decent power on a Lv.4 monster but you’re not running this card at three for his stats.

Oviraptor’s first effect goes off when it’s summoned (normal or special) and he allows you to search out a Dinosaur from your deck – then gives you a choice: add it to hand or pitch it to the grave.  With absolutely no restrictions on what you pick, Oviraptor is the most reliable way to pull Ultimate Conductor Tyranno straight from the deck.  But you can also use his effect to send dinos to the grave – either to set up a UC Tyranno summon, or for his secondary effect.

You can destroy another dinosaur on the field to special summon a dinosaur from your graveyard in defense position.  While both effects are limited to once per turn, it’s important to realize what you can do with this thing.

Oviraptor “destroys” dinosaurs. If Lost World is active, you bring out Oviraptor, mill a dinosaur, you also add a token to your opponent’s side of the field, then activate the second effect, destroy the token – which procs Lost World – then you “destroy” another dinosaur from your deck (say Babycerasaurus or Petiteranodon).  Oviraptor summons the dinosaur he just milled and if you popped one of the babies from the deck you’ll get a third dinosaur on the field.

Oviraptor is three-of staple in the current dinosaur deck. And it’s not hard to see why. He allows you to search out any dinosaur and can monster reborn your dinosaurs.  Great monster!

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