Albion the Shrouded Dragon – #DAMA-EN008
This card’s name becomes “Fallen of Albaz” while on the field or in the GY. If this card is in your hand or GY: You can send 1 “Fallen of Albaz” or 1 “Branded” Spell/Trap from your hand or Deck to the GY; apply the following effect based on where you sent it from.
● Hand: Special Summon this card.
● Deck: Place this card on the bottom of the Deck, then, if you placed this card from your hand, draw 1 card.
You can only use this effect of “Albion the Shrouded Dragon” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: October 25th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Lore week for all the Albaz stuff to end Dawn of Majesty and we start with what would happen if Albaz became a Dragon: Albion the Shrouded Dragon.
Albion is a Level 8 DARK Dragon with 2500 ATK and 2000 DEF. Overall decent stats and great qualities with Type and Attribute to begin. This card is treated as Fallen of Albaz while on the field or in the graveyard, mostly to help trigger Branded cards when this uses its other effects where if it’s in the hand or graveyard, you can send a Fallen of Albaz or Branded Spell/Trap from your hand or Deck to the graveyard to apply an effect based on where it was. Hand lets you Special Summon this card and Deck lets you place this card on the bottom of the Deck, then you can draw a card if this was placed from the hand. It’s a fine effect, mostly to try and get a free body on board potentially or a new draw alongside with some graveyard setup to try and trigger a Branded Spell or Trap’s grave effect. This effect is a hard once per turn, probably to prevent you from drawing too many new cards, getting too many monsters on board with ease, and getting a lot of graveyard setup. Overall, it’s decent as a possible Albaz replacement.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 4.5/5 So this is what Albion looks like when he isn’t so red.
The week kicks off with a Fallen of Albaz Dragon wannabe who is bigger and more powerful, but does a couple of different things. Dark/Dragon make sweet love to each other, 2500 attack on a Level 8 isn’t great, but Albion can come to the Field with ease, making it not so bad. As said, this is FoA on the Field or in your Grave, making it complicated as you determine how many you’d play instead of/in combination with (one would probably be enough). If this card resides in your Hand or Grave, you can send a Branded or Theme Magic/Trap to the Grave from your Hand or Deck. It’s a very simple and open Effect, and I always appreciate versatility as shown here too. If you send your card from your Hand, you get to drop this to your Field as a Special Summon. Can’t argue with dropping a big Monster, even if doing so is a -1. If said card dumped comes from your Deck, this card goes back to the bottom of your Deck, but you get to Draw a card, making the initial dump a breakeven factoring that. The Effects are fine, the only real issue here is that when you take them away, you essentially have a 2500 vanilla here you hope to Special Summon.
Art: 4/5 The hair and wings here are the best part of this pic, as well as the shroud here of the background on the card.
This week continues with more Albaz lore-related cards, starting with Albion the Shrouded Dragon, the primary alternative form of Fallen of Albaz. It’s a level 8 DARK dragon with a rather unimpressive statline of 2500 attack and 2000 defense, but as is the case with most main deck monsters nowadays, this won’t come into play too often in the modern meta.
Albion is treated as Fallen of Albaz while on the field or in the graveyard, making it compatible with the Branded series of spells and traps. By sending a Fallen of Albaz or a Branded spell/trap from your hand or deck to the graveyard, you can either special summon this card (if from hand) or draw 1 card after placing this card on the bottom of the deck (if from deck). In a worst-case scenario, that means Albion is a free draw, though note that the effect is only once per turn. The main point of this card is setting up your graveyard with Fallen of Albaz or Branded backrow, so you can pull off some neat plays. Plus, since it’s a level 8 DARK monster with 2500 attack, it’s relevant for most Despia and Albaz fusion monsters, though it’s a shame that it doesn’t count as Albaz while in the hand. Overall a decent monster for Albaz and Despia decks.
Art: 4.5/5 Despite looking funky in other cards, Albion looks great here
Hello Pojo Fans,
We start off the week with the Main Deck version of an Albaz dragon: Albion the Shrouded Dragon.
Treated as Fallen of Albaz follows in line with the archetype. 1-for-1 with a potential for it to be a Foolish Burial. From the hand gets you an easy Special Summon of Shrouded while from the deck will move Shrouded to the bottom of the deck & get you a draw. Shrouded has to be from the hand for the draw, but it is still a +1 for you sending one of your two options from the deck to the grave.
The hand is more preferable because it gets you a 2500ATK monster that is a sub-in for Albaz for Fusion Summons. If you ant to chance the draw then you will get the free Foolish Burial for Albaz himself or a Branded Spell/Trap. Being able to use this while Shrouded is in the grave is a great added bonus. Any Spell/Trap you send with Shrouded will get set in the End Phase so you not only thin the deck, you get a free Spell/Trap.
Depending on the situation, either effect of Shrouded is good. Either you get a free big monster that doubles as your main Fusion material, or you get a draw, a Foolish Burial that will get you to a Branded Spell/Trap.
Until Next Time,
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