The Evilswarm are known for their light control with powerful monsters. Up until now, no one has done that better than the Koa’ki Meirus in the famous Rock Stun deck type. These mighty golems destroy the field with their high attack before tributing themselves to take out whatever threat is in their way. What better way to start off the Evilswarm Effect Monsters with two certain ones that call back to this mighty deck type.
The first of the two stands Evilswarm Olanta. This mighty Laval once stood as a key component in the Laval army, but now it is on the Evilswarm’s side, offering its power to your deck. Those that know or play Lavals will recognize this iconic guy in a heartbeat. The mighty Laval Cannon was known for his ability to summon forth his comrades from the great beyond, and now as Evilswarm Olanta, he can send them right back.
Evilswarm Olanta DARK
You can Tribute this card to target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; destroy that target.
Now at first you might look at him and think “Only 1650 ATK? But the Evilswarm are known to be destructive powerhouses. How can he take out anything with that attack? Well, Olanta’s power does not lie in his ATK. This once master of artillery retains his firepower, able to sacrifice himself to destroy any monster your opponent controls, no matter how powerful.
Consider this a walking Smashing Ground that you can use to take out whatever problem monster your opponent has that you want. And with 1650, your opponent will need to use one of their actual attackers to take him out. No flicking him down with some fodder. The best thing about him being a monster, though, is you can summon him, take down one of their small fries, then tribute him during the Main Phase 2 to take out their boss monster. Since you’re using your Normal Summon for the turn, it’s an even 2 for 2, totally worth it depending how key their cards you take down are and how reliant they are on it.
Depending on your build, you can also make sure to keep advantage while still getting rid of him. Two summon swarmers in particular (that I will mention later) come to mind. Use them to build up the field then tag Olanta along, and you can widen open the field for everyone before him to clean up. You don’t even have to use him for his effect. Unlike most utility cards, they tend to be dead draws if you don’t quite need it, yet. But this isn’t an issue with Olanta. If you’d rather have an Exceed Material for your Rank 4s, don’t fret because you topdecked an Olanta. He’s just as useful for Exceed Summoning as any of the other Evilswarms. Like I said before, consistency is this deck’s strong suit, and Olanta is no different.
Along with that, there are a few cards that can be used in this deck that feed off cards in the graveyard. Take Creeping Darkness and Dark Armed Dragon. Destroy one of your opponent’s monsters, giving you that last DARK monster you need to use it. Search yourself any monster in your deck (all but two of them are level 4. Creeping Darkness is a godsend in here), or summon forth one of the most powerful cards in the game, banishing him immediately to take out even more of their field.
So be it taking down your opponent’s defenses, or building forth your own, Olanta is a flexible card able to fit whatever the turn calls for. Be it in your hand for a while, or a top deck when the chips are down, Evilswarm Olanta will be one card you won’t be groaning to see drawn.