The Thing in the Crater | Decks and Ruling

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The Thing in the Crater

The Thing in the Crater
Monster TypePyro
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeTrigger Effect


When this card is destroyed and sent from the field to the Graveyard, you can Special Summon 1 Pyro-Type Monster from your hand.

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PackFlame of the Tyrant [R]
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  • Easily destroyed with low defense
  • Can special summons any Pyro type monsters, unless stated otherwise, directly from your hand


  • Weak stats
  • Only Pyro type monsters can be special summoned and it must be from your hand


  • Useful in Pyro deck
  • Any high level pyro monster can be summoned, or flame ruler into any high level fire monster





ActionsActivates from your Graveyard
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your hand

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this card doesn't work.. anyone else experiencing this??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
you'll have to explain better as to when it doesn't work. If you were trying to summon the tyrant dragon then i suggest you read the cards more carefully.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I like to use it to summon flame emperor on their turn and if I have tyrant dragon in my hand I summon that
<< Anonymous
Slowking Reply
It summons a Pyro TYPE monster. Not a Fire ATTRIBUTE monster.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You're outright lying because neither Infernal Flame Emperor nor Tyrant Dragon can be Special Summoned by this card.
What are some awesome Pyro monsters to summon with this?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Volcanic Hammerer and Hazy Flame Hyppogrif are the "best" targets for it I guess. They both kinda suck, though. Hammerer and Thestalos have the highest ATK of anything you can Summon with it. Not really worth using, Pyro-Types kinda suck.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Koa'ki Meiru Valalafar
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Valafar isn't Pyro-Type, and didn't exist at the time this was posted, either.
Are the any other monster with similar effects as Thing in the crater?.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
This for pyro, Pinch hopper for insect, Kidmodo dragon for dragon. And IF they release Apprentice Piper, it can SS ANY TYPE monster from hand, not only 1, but 2.
I tried to offer it as tribute and I had another thing in the crater(pyro) in my hand, yet it's effect didn't activate..
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I try too but dosn't work with Firestorm Prominence
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Isn't Firestomr Prominence a reptil?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It's not pyro
Can't summon twin headed fire dragon when this card is moved to the graveyard from the field. Never gives me any option.
So if I double tribute for flame emperor then use the crater to get two headed dragon out of my hand via special sum. It should work right? But in duel links it's refusing even though it literally a tutorial for this.
<< Anonymous(Confused)
Duydoraemon Reply
Tributing isn't the same thing as being destroyed
Does this work with pyro/effect? I couldn't summon burning flame emporor
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Burning flame emperors effect says it cant be special summoned

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