Basically, she can only be Special Summoned by banishing 1 Fusion monster, 1 Ritual Monster, 1 Xyz monster and 1 Synchro monster from the field (yours or your opponent's), which is pretty hard to achieve. If she's summoned this way, Sophia banishes every single card in the hands, field and Graveyard, but herself, with nothing to stop this effect or her summon.
What potential do you think this card will have?
(apologies if anyone found out about this beforehand)
I think the key point there is "Ritual monster". Everyone runs Synchros or Xyzs, some might run fusions, but absolutely NO ONE runs rituals. Sounds like a good card to troll your friends with though. Somehow get yourself a ritual and fusion deck going and have your friends do the rest of the work for you XD
2 Level 4 "Verz" or "Steelswarm" monsters
While this card is face-up on the field with Xyz Material, neither player can Special Summon Level 5 or higher monsters. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; add 1 "Infestation" Spell or Trap Card from your Deck to your hand.
GOOD JOB, KONAMI. YOU HAVE OFFICIALLY MADE VERZ OP.
You haven't seen some of the other support cards of the Verz archetype.
Bahamut is super strong and cleans up lategame really, really well (lololol Brain Control++), and Pandemic Contagion Infestation is Forbidden Lance for all Verz for an entire turn (no ATK decrease either).
I love this card just because of the ridiculously epic name!
Just imagine summoning this badass mothertrucker against someone. I'd be all like "Overlay my Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon and Tragoedia to Xyz summon SUPER-DREADNOUGHT GUN TURRET TRAIN - GUSTAPH MAX! MAUAAHAHHAHAHAHA!"
"Power through ambition." - Overlord Drakow Forum Set
Dragons are pretty good currently, but I expect them to get hit in the September ban list.
Anyway, here is a new one.
Mermail - Gaioabyss
2 Level 7 WATER monsters
While this card is face-up on the field with Xyz Material, Level 5 or higher monsters cannot attack. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the effects of all monsters your opponent controls whose ATK are lower than this card's ATK, until the End Phase.
... interesting. Waters really getting a push in the next few sets, not as much as warriors though.