Welcome to “Game On!” the column where I review one card each week on how strong it is, what kind of deck would this card work in, and the pros and cons of the card. Today, I will be reviewing the card “Lava Golem”. “Lava Golem” is a level eight fire attribute fiend-type monster with 3000 attack points, and 2500 defense points.
“Lava Golem” is a rather unique card because it can’t be normal summoned, and it can only be special summoned onto your opponent’s side of the field by sacrificing two of your opponent’s monsters. Although giving your opponent a 3000 attack point monster sounds like a bad idea, “Lava Golem” inflicts 1000 points of damage to your opponent during each stand by phase. In this case, “Lava Golem” is a “double-edged sword” in some cases.
The best deck to use “Lava Golem” in would have to be a Burn deck. A Burn deck focuses on inflicting large amounts of effect damage onto your opponent’s life points. Although your opponent could use “Lava Golem” to attack you, there is a way to stop this. The best way is to activate the trap card “Nightmare Wheel” and use its effect on “Lava Golem” This will not only keep it from attacking and changing its battle position, “Nightmare Wheel” also inflicts 500 points to your opponent’s life points.
With these two cards in play, another good idea is to activate the continuous spell card “Dark Room of Nightmare” which inflicts an extra 300 points of damage to your opponent every time he takes effect damage. With these three cards, your opponent will not only be unable to attack with “Lava Golem”, but he will take 1800 points of damage each turn because of the combined effects of “Lava Golem”, “Nightmare Wheel”, and “Dark Room of Nightmare”!
So, in conclusion, “Lava Golem” may be risky on its own, with the right cards however, it can be beneficial in a duel. That’s all for this week, see you next time here at “Game On!”.