2 Level 8 monsters Gains 100 ATK and DEF for each monster in the GYs. Once per turn: You can detach 1 material from this card; until the end of your opponent's next turn, this card cannot be destroyed by card effects, also neither player can Special Summon monsters from the GYs.
The release of rank 8 is one more important hit against Lava Golem and stall burn. Any deck that special summons level 8s easily when given a Lava Golems can simply overlay it into this card and it’s gone and captured into the Xyz so they can’t even retrieve it with Pot of Dichotomy so quickly. Alternatively any deck can also do this to get rid of Lava Golem by running the Megalith Promotion trap or teching Barbaros into their level 4 monster options decks.
It’s not dead as long as stall exist, and the amount of stall is extreme. The effect damage from Lava Golem is halved but he can be used to stall as taking away opponent’s important monster cards and can cause them to deck out.