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Old November 27th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Doing a quick update on two fairly cool cards on the casual archetypes, Verz and Sacred (or "lswarm" and "Constellar" in the TCG). I will do an update on the Fire King archetype after more monsters are released, and right now it looks pretty promising, but I want to do that all at once so that will have to wait (!!). I do want to say, however, that it's very cool they're printing Pot of Duality at Common, at least for the OCG, and Rekindling will likely have very good synergy with the deck (the two Fire King Beasts - but not the Fire King God Beast - both have 200 DEF ... oh boy).

November 27, 2012



Constellar Sombres

Code:
Level 4 - LIGHT - Fairy/Effect
1550 ATK / 1600 DEF

You can banish 1 "Constellar" monster from your Graveyard to 
target 1 "Constellar" monster in your Graveyard; add that target
to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Constellar Sombres"
once per turn. During your Main Phase, if you used this effect 
this turn: You can Normal Summon 1 "Constellar" monster in 
addition to your Normal Summon/Set. (You can only gain this
effect once per turn.) Once during the turn this card is sent 
to the Graveyard, you can Tribute Summon 1 "Constellar" 
monster with 1 less Tribute than required.

Evilswarm Cercyon

Code:
Level 4 - DARK - Spellcaster/Effect
1600 ATK / 1550 DEF
You can banish 1 "lswarm" monster from your Graveyard to target 1 "lswarm" monster in your Graveyard; add that target to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Evilswarm Cercyon" once per turn. During your Main Phase, if you used this effect this turn: You can Normal Summon 1 "lswarm" monster in addition to your Normal Summon/Set. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.) Once during the turn this card is sent to the Graveyard, you can Tribute Summon 1 "lswarm" monster with 1 less Tribute than required.
The effects of these two cards are largely similar, but they have completely different usages. Sombres is an interesting card in that it is basically a Pollux with somewhat different requirements to get the extra summon (you can still only do it once per turn, so you can't stack Pollux with this) - however, you can recycle Kaust at no cost to yourself with this card to essentially make on-demand rank 3 to 5 Xyz monsters (one-card Tiras?!) without needing to have Kaust in hand. The secondary "you can summon a monster without [...]" is not as useful for the Constellar deck, since in order to benefit from it one would have to run level 5s in the first place (which can be pretty undesirable since they do clog up draws; sure you can make a cool Antares or Zubeneschamali play, but it's slow as well as inconsistent). The only way I can see it possibly working out is via Cyber Dragon / Ghost Ship, but even then it's pretty dicey - I'd recommend just ignoring that line and pretend Sombres' sole purpose is to be a recycler Pollux.

(side note: including it may mess up Super Rebirth plays but whatever it's still very good)

The Tribute-saving effect on Cercyon, on the other hand, is actually useful for Steelswarm decks, as Steelswarm can incorporate copies of Evilswarm Ophion with ease and doesn't really care about the summoning restriction it imposes. Cercyon's secondary effect serves just as well if you dump it by detaching it as an Xyz material with Ophion's effect - or, alternatively, Armageddon Knight or Foolish Burial's effect. Since Steelswarm run Foolish Burial to dump their Tribute fodder card already, Cercyon can be a good addition for when Scout is already in the graveyard. The recycling effect isn't bad either - you can play this card and then go to town with one of the Steelswarm bosses in your graveyard (even using this card as an additional Tribute if necessary). As for Cercyon's usages in an Evilswarm Xyz deck, that hardly needs much explanation - it's definitely a good addition, though not as automatic a 3-of as Evilswarm Castor because of the former's recycling restriction.
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