This card is treated as a Normal Monster while face-up on the field or in the Graveyard. While this card is face-up on the field, you can Normal Summon it to have it be treated as an Effect Monster with this effect:
● Once per turn, you can place 1 Spell Counter on a face-up card on the field that you can place a Spell Counter on. If you do, this card gains 600 ATK until the End Phase.
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Date Reviewed - 12.18.09
Crusader of Endymion, closes our week, and we
have a Level 4, Spellcaster-type, GEmini monster,
Light attributed, with 1900 attack and 1200 defense.
Now, Gemini monsters need to have a Second Summon
before they gain their effect.
So, in short, if you want a 1900 attack beatstick,
who is Light, than use this guy anyway. If you
Gemini Summon this card, you can add a Magic Counter
(once per turn) to a card you can add said counter
too (which you likely have).
This is good too, it can add speed to whatever it
is you're doing with your Deck, and the counter
gives Crusader of Endymion 600 extra attack until
the End Phase, for a rousing total of 2500. Don't
let the Gemini side make you toss him aside folks.
Crusader of Endymion
This is the BEST non-Secret rare card in the
entire SOVR set. We start off with a level 4 LIGHT
Spellcaster Gemini with 1900 ATK and 1200 DEF. These
are pretty darn good stats already as 1900 takes
down most things in one hit and being a Gemini give
sit so much cool stuff to play around with. The
effect is where he gets to be amazing.
If he was Normal Summoned again, you gain the
ability to place a Spell Counter on a card you can
place one on and he gains 600 ATK. If you combine
this with cards like Dark Valkyria and Magical
Exemplar you have some amazing synergy being
created. By jove, it even works with Arcanite
Magician! That means that you get 3 things to kill
as well as a boost of 1000 ATK.
This is where the synergy comes in. Arcanite
Magician is easy to bring out when there ar ea ton
of Spellcasters in the deck, like Magical Exemplar,
Tuned Magician and Crusader of Endymion. Then you
can use Supervise to turn on Crusader's effect to
place a Spell Counter on either Dark Valkyria or
Arcanite and start destroying things. You can even
use it with Magical Exemplar and Breaker the Magical
Warrior to get more advantage.
Then you throw Apprentice Magician in the mix and
you have a veritable cornucopia of things that you
can do that will make your opponent very, very
unhappy. Combining the Crusader with other Gemini
monsters such as Evocator Chevalier that have high
ATK, you get an anti-meta deck that simply beats
face faster than your oppontne can kill things.
I can see a deck featuring this guy getting very
far in a big tournament, and I will even be running
it or my Forbidden City deck at Regionals this
weekend. If you wish the decklist, I will be happy
to send it, otehrwise, it will be available online
in an article by next week.
In short, pick them up for the art, ATK or
effect, just pick them up and as many as you can
Crusader of Endymion …
This is … eh … not bad. We talked a lot about
Gemini’s this week, and this one lends to their
cause. However, he is also an Endymion Spellcaster
which grants him play time in their yard as well.
Perhaps his existence is truly to bridge the gap
between the two to make one awesome deck! Maybe? …
As a Gemini – once 2nd summoned, he can create spell
counters and place them where they can be placed.
And once he does – he goes up by 600 ATK till the
end phase. That’s nice, I guess. It would NICER if
he got to KEEP his attack boost. It would certainly
warrant his Ultra Rare status. But his basic stats
are top of the line for a 4 star monster – 1900 ATK.
Plus he’s light, so he gets lots of points for that.
Overall – he’s fine, and would probably do more
the Endymions than the Geminis. Crusader is like the
definition of an all around solid card with a fairly
useful effect for very specific deck.
N o V a
We end the week with another gemini and another
spellcaster. Crusader of Endymion, 1900 attack makes
it rather decent and adds bling to any gemini deck
being an ultra/ultimate rare. When it is an effect
monster once a turn you can put a spell counter on a
face up card that can have counters on it. If you do
its attack goes up by 600 until the end of the turn,
making it a 2500 attacker! Its also a light monster
so if you are going with some wacky light gemini
deck or spellcaster deck, Honest is an option too.
Aside from all that not much is left to be said
about Crusader of Endymion. Its a rather solid card
for a Gemini monster, something I'd recommend for
any gemini or spell counter based deck.
Crusader Of Endymion:
At first glance this card seems better than he is I
think. 1900 atk, level 4, light, spellcaster.
Good so far. Gemini... doh! As I
mentioned before, I like geminis, but they are not
incredibly splashable outside of the ones that
special summon cards from the graveyard (Gigaplant/Ill
Blud). So this guy will need some sort of
support or a way to be reliably special summoned.
Once his effect is activated, he is quite the
powerhouse after you put a counter on something. In
a total spellcounter deck, he would make a nice
addition, but that would be for fun only. He
is a good beatstick for spellcaster decks though,
and adds a nice alternative for those oh-so
important light-attribute cards. Chaos
Sorcerer needs food!
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