Brigrand the Glory Dragon – #PHRA-EN031
“Fallen of Albaz” + 1 Level 8 or higher monster
Cannot be destroyed by battle. While you control this Fusion Summoned card, your opponent cannot target other monsters you control with monster effects. During the End Phase, if this card is in the GY because it was sent there this turn: You can add to your hand, or Special Summon, 1 “Tri-Brigade” monster or 1 “Fallen of Albaz” from your Deck. You can only use this effect of “Brigrand the Glory Dragon” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: April 21st, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Brigrand the Glory Dragon, while having “Dragon” in its name, is a Beast that gives me some Five-Headed Dragon vibes with all the colors.
Another monster that can be easily summoned within the strategy Albaz is played in, and good alongside Super Polymerization (stopping things like Virtual World from going into any Rank 9’s). Same ATK/DEF as all the other Fusions of Albaz, battle protection for 2500ATK helps Brigrand be a good wall. Brigrand focuses monster effects on itself, but has no protection against effects…so Brigrand may become a sacrifice to keep another of your monsters alive. Like all Albaz Fusion Monsters you get something back when the Fusion is sent to the grave. Brigrand gets you a Tri-Brigade or Fallen of Albaz Special Summon or to the hand…I like Dogmatika better.
Albaz may be able to Fusion Summon any of his Fusion forms by himself via his effect, but I think it would’ve been a better effect if Brigrand focused attacks on itself and couldn’t be destroyed by battle. Slightly less productive than Ash Dragon in terms of getting rid of stuff or being something difficult to deal with, but it can be a wall and be a card that eats up a monster effect to protect your other monster(s).
Until Next Time
We reach the second Dragon for Albaz to summon: Brigrand the Glory Dragon.
Brigrand is a Level 8 DARK Beast Fusion with 2500 ATK and 2000 DEF. Again you got decent stats, DARK is still great, but Beast seems weird here even though it goes with Tri-Brigade. The requirements this time are Albaz and a Level 8 or higher monster. Albaz is easy to get to, just the Level 8 or higher monster might not be guaranteed. The opponent might not use high Level monsters, so you might use Stigmatika of White to fuse Albaz with one of your Level 8+ monsters on field or in grave. This card cannot be destroyed by battle, which is decent on 2500 ATK, though not something you always run over. While you control this Fusion Summoned card, your opponent cannot target your other monsters with their monster effects, so it’s nice to give the rest of your board some targeting protection. It’d be better for universal targeting protection from everything, but monsters alone is fine. We got a similar End Phase effect as yesterday, only you replace Dogmatika with Tri-Brigade. Nice to get a Tri-Brigade monster to search or summon, though summoning a Tri-Brigade during the End Phase might be awkward if it’s at the end of your turn since the opponent will get rid of it fast. More Albaz access is great, and it’s good to have some variety for Albaz Fusions. This one might be better to summon than it is to send, though might not be as common if the opponent doesn’t use high Level monsters, but can be fixed with the Stigmatika cards. It’s a fine card.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 5/5 Nice Dragon to save Ecclesia.
Brigrand the Glory Dragon is a carbon copy of yesterday initially. The lone difference being the latter Fusion Material needing to be a Level 8 or higher Monster (instead one with 2500 or greater attack). So it’s immune to Battle destruction (not bad) and protects everyone but itself from Targeted Monster effects when Fusion Summoned. It’s something but I’m betting even with just Targeted protection it wished it could protect itself. The Graveyard Summon effect is here again as well, this time again retrieving Albaz or a Tri-Brigade card. Just the same go for an immediate Fusion or something Theme specific to help what’s going on in the now. Decent but a shade under yesterday.
Art: 4.5/5 More color is a plus but I’m more drawn to the sky than the fight
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