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Yu-Gi-Oh! (Duel Monsters) GX


The Volcanic series is a group of monsters designated by having "Volcanic" in their names. They are primarily used by Axel Brodie. Most of these cards resemble military arsenal and are intended to be used with the card "Blaze Accelerator", which destroys opposing monsters by using Pyro-type monsters as ammunition.

The main theme of the cards is to destroy monsters with Blaze Accelerator while dealing damage with cards like "Volcanic Scattershot", "Volcanic Slicer" and "Volcanic Hammerer". Both effects are applied to the trump cards of the Archetype: "Tri-Blaze Accelerator" and "Volcanic Doomfire".

Strengths and Weaknesses

Volcanic decks hit an opponent on two fronts at once - their Life Points, and their monsters, which can be a very aggressive combination, and there are a number of searching options for searching out or recovering "spent" Volcanic monsters used as ammunition for the Blaze Accelerator as well as the Blaze Accelerator itself. Volcanic decks are especially good at taking down opponents that use swarm tactics since Volcanic Scattershot and Volcanic Doomfire can annihilate all opposing monsters at once and inflict burn damage at the same time. Also since when using a Volcanic deck you probably won't be attacking every turn so it's a good idea to put in Gravity Bind because not only are several of the Volcanics low n level but it can hold back your opponent from battling with Volcanic Queen.

However, the Archetype relies almost entirely upon the use of the Blaze Accelerator and Tri-Blaze Accelerator and will be crippled if it is destroyed or sealed due to Cursed Seal of the Forbidden Spell or Prohibition, as it is necessary not only to destroy monsters but to summon "Volcanic Doomfire". To combat this it is usually a good idea to include few copies of Magic Reflector to keep it protected. A number of recent anti-destruction cards such as Stardust Dragon also make using Volcanics more difficult than previously, especially "Prime Material Dragon", which reverses Life Point damage and prevents card destruction at the same time, although this can be ameliorated with Volcanic Queen or the latter with Barrel Behind the Door.. The archetype also finds some new Tech with the arrival of Summoner Monk as it is possible to Discard Blaze Accelerator for it's effect in order to summon Volcanic Rocket from the Deck, thus retrieving the Discarded Blaze Accelerator. Royal Firestorm Guards also brings some much needed support for Volcanics, acting as an improved version of Pot Of Avarice for Pyro Monsters.

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