Ashened for Eternity
Ashened for Eternity

Ashened for Eternity – #PHNI-EN096

When this card is activated: You can add 1 “Veidos the Eruption Dragon of Extinction” or 1 “Ashened” monster from your GY to your hand. You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls that you own; take control of that monster, then you can make all face-up monsters your opponent currently controls lose ATK equal to the targeted monster’s original ATK. This ATK change lasts until the end of this turn. You can only use this effect of “Ashened for Eternity” once per turn. You can only activate 1 “Ashened for Eternity” per turn.

Date Reviewed:  April 17th, 2024

Rating: 2.88

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King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Ashened for Eternity is the only Trap in the Ashened archetype so far, which, I found out has more support confirmed, including two fusions (but we knew all that was happening).

Continuous Trap that is your slower Veidos searcher, but can also get back an Ashened from the graveyard instead. While Awakening of Veidos will get you to that dragon sooner, this isn’t bad, but you will likely use it as another means of recycling your Ashened monster from the grave. Ashened for Eternity is meant to be searched off Special Summoning Veidos to the opponent’s field and blowing up Obsidim, the Ashened City. AfE will steal back Veidos or can be used as a CoTH for Ashened monsters in your grave. The takeback ability of Eternity extends to any monster your opponent has that is originally your own, so Sphere Mode, Kaiju, Lava Golem, whatever is your pleasure can be taken back with Eternity.

If you steal back your monster from your opponent, you get to drop any of your opponent’s monster’s ATK by your monster’s ATK for the turn. You should be dropping your opponent by at least 2000ATK, with the likelihood of it being near 3000ATK. Because this lasts only one turn you’d better clear out any monster(s) they have, especially when you can only activate each effect of Ashened for Eternity once per turn and only one per turn.

Not sure if you’ll use this to search out Veidos when Awakening of Veidos exists, but it’s an option. Getting another search off Priestess may be better and then stealing one of your monsters back from your opponent. If you could activate this off it being set from Obsidim after Veidos destroys Obsidim then it would be a different story.

Advanced- 3/5     Art- 3.5/5

Until Next Time,

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If we’re going to get Continuous Traps from the Deck, we might as well cover them, so here’s Ashened for Eternity.

Ashened for Eternity is a Continuous Trap that upon activation lets you add a Veidos the Eruption Dragon of Extinction or any Ashened monster from the grave to the hand, giving some recovery to the archetype at least outside Obisdim looping itself. You can target a face-up monster the opponent controls that you own and gain control of it, then your opponent’s monsters lose ATK equal to the original ATK of the monster you took, which is meant to get Veidos back to your field and debuff the opponent’s monsters by 2800 ATK to hopefully get a ton of damage in. Interestingly, I guess you could play Kaijus in Ashened and take those back for whatever that’s worth. The ATK change only lasts until the End Phase, which hopefully you ran those monsters over by then or at least stopped yourself from taking damage. You can only use the effect to take your monsters back once a turn and you can only activate 1 of these a turn. Ashened for Eternity is useful for the Ashened OTK strategy that Konami showed off when revealing the archetype, considering you get your 2800 ATK monster back and weaken your opponent’s monsters by that same amount. The card is useful for the Deck, giving you some recovery alongside the take back effect as well, so it feels staple-ish for the archetype, at least for now.

Advanced Rating: 3.5/5

Art: 4.5/5 Makes Veidos look very intimidating here.

Mighty Vee

Our Ashened coverage continues with Ashened for Eternity, a Continuous Trap that can be either searched by Priestess of the Ashened City or placed directly by the deck’s quasi-boss, which will hopefully be your main way to access this card. Ashened for Eternity can only be activated once per turn and has two effects, the second being a hard once per turn. On activation, Eternity recycles a Veidos the Eruption Dragon of Extinction or any Ashened monster from your Graveyard back to your hand. It’s a great effect because it recycles Veidos, letting you activate it all over again. It’s also a terrible effect, because for some reason it is tied to activation! Maybe Konami thought looping Veidos would be too broken, but it really hampers the  deck’s grind ability, especially since we are in a format that rewards recursion and grind. Eternity’s other effect will let you target and take control of a face-up monster you own that your opponent controls (99% of the time, this is Veidos) then drop the attack of all of your opponent’s monsters by that monster’s attack. In the case of Veidos, it’ll be a hefty 2800, which is enough to take the bite out of most boss monsters in this game. As a disruption, this effect is practically useless (a recurring theme in this deck, why?), but it can help a lot with enabling the OTK, and it can do some cheap damage if your opponent is really stupid. It really feels like these effects should’ve been flipped around, but at least it lets you immediately recycle Veidos if you activate it on turn 1.

+Helps recycle Veidos and your destroyed Ashened monsters (once)
+Attack drop is significant
-Only recycles on activation
-Not useful for disruption compared to an upcoming Trap

Advanced: 2.5/5
Art: 4/5 Subterror flashbacks

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