Crowley, the First Propheseer
If this card is Link Summoned: You can reveal 3 “Spellbook” cards with different names from your Deck, and your opponent randomly picks 1 for you to add to your hand, also shuffle the rest into your Deck. You can only use this effect of “Crowley, the First Propheseer” once per turn. Each turn, 1 Level 5 or higher Spellcaster monster you Normal Summon can be Summoned without Tributing.
June 11, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Crowley, the First Propheseer has been due in the TCG, alongside a few other cards this week for some time.
Two casters isn’t hard to come by, Altergeist, Dark Magician-centric, Spellbook, and general Spellcaster strategies could use this as a link 2 choice, but it isn’t beneficial unless used with Spellbooks. A Spellbook searcher off the summon, this is just another way to get a Spellbook to your hand. Any card with “Spellbook” in it will do, and though your opponent randomly chooses one for you to add, you can search out three different choices to help benefit you at almost any junction of the game. The “without Tributing” effect helps you get higher level Spellcaster monsters monsters out of the hand and onto the field like High Priestess of Prophecy. In Dark Magician it could be of potential use, but with many ways to to get Dark Magician on the field it may not have a slot, though it would allow you to summon Apprentice Illusion Magician without discard for Special Summon or a tribute.
Crowley is that Link 2 for the Spellcaster archetype they needed to get the corner arrows available. I prefer Wee Witch, but this has a board reach without focusing on DARK monsters. The tribute-free effect is likely to be used more than the Link Summon effect.
Until Next Time
Crowley, the First Propheseer is a Link 2 Dark Spellcaster-type Link Monster with 1000 Atk and with the bottom diagonal arrows. This card only requires 2 Spellcaster monsters to Link Summon Crowley properly. This gives you the option to reveal 3 different Spellbook cards from your deck. Your opponent picks one at random for you to add to your hand and the other 2 get shuffled back into the deck. It’s once per turn, but getting a card to your hand can be nice if you are playing a Spellbook engine. The second effect is arguably more useful and generic for Spellcasters. You get to Normal Summon 1 Level 5 or higher Spellcaster monster without tribute. This isn’t an extra Normal Summon, but this screams use with Dark Magician. I wish it would work with the Sorcerer of Dark Magic. I also wish this had a grave effect that would protect Spellcasters on the field, but we have what we have. Crowley, the First Propheseer can be a 1 of in some Spellcaster Decks, but otherwise, it’s only ok.
Score: 3/5 Art: 4.5/5
Next up in this week of Links is the Prophecy Link that for some reason doesn’t have Prophecy in the TCG name, which I can imagine might bring up some problems, but either way here’s Crowley, the First Propheseer.
Crowley is a Link-2 DARK Spellcaster with 1000 ATK and has Bottom Left and Bottom Right arrows. 1000 ATK is fairly low, but the arrows are nice and it has a good type/attribute combination. The summoning requirements are any 2 Spellcaster monsters, which I know there are Spellcaster decks that won’t struggle with this, and I’m sure Prophecy can do this as well if they aren’t just focusing on Spellbook Magician and Jowgen for their monsters. Upon being Link Summoned, Crowley can let you reveal 3 Spellbook cards with different names from your Deck for your opponent to randomly pick one to add to your hand while the others go back to the deck. Just imagine if we had Spellbook of Judgment with this, then you can reveal Secrets, Spellbook Magician, and Judgment to have that guaranteed Spellbook of Judgment basically, but there are other good Spellbooks like Knowledge, Master, Eternity, Power, Fate, Tower, etc. that this can search for you. It’s a random search, but it isn’t like we needed more cards that directly searched for specific Spellbooks. That is a hard once per turn for Crowley, so don’t try Link Summoning multiple a turn thinking you’ll get a lot more Spellbooks. The other effect of Crowley is that once per turn, a Level 5 or higher Spellcaster monster can be Normal Summoned without tributing. Easy way to get High Priestess of Prophecy on the field without tributes in case you didn’t have 3 Spellbooks in your hand, though you probably should, but other cards this can help you Normal Summon include Reaper of Prophecy, Dark Magician of Chaos, Dark Magician, there’s honestly a decent amount of solid Level 5 or higher Spellcasters this can bypass the tribute with even though this still takes your Normal Summon for the turn, as getting an extra Normal Summon for that might be too good. Crowley is a nice Prophecy monster considering we haven’t seen one since 2013, so if you are playing around with Spellcasters and Spellbooks, having a copy or two of this will benefit you nicely.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.5/5 What a plot twist that Aleister the Invoker was behind the Spellbook/Prophecy cards all along.
Crowley, the First Propheseer (also not a word, but at least a cool non-word) is a Dark, Spellcaster Monster. This time, Link 2, with 1000 attack, and arrows that point to the bottom respective diagonals. Crowley requires two Spellcasters for a Link Summon. When Link Summoned, you reveal three Spellbook cards of your choosing. Your opponent selects one to be added to your Hand, and the other two go to your Deck.
That’s a nice effect, and although it can help to have your Spellbook cards in your Graveyard, I do prefer and appreciate here they return to your Deck. The three cards you choose have to be different names, but you’re still getting one for free. That’s once per turn, and that’s appropriate for this too. Next, you’ll see that you can (each turn) you can Normal Summon a Level 5 or higher Spellcaster without Tributing for it.
DARK MAGICIAN much? Dark Magician of Chaos is in play here, there are many options here, depending on your Prophecy/Spellbook/Magician build, but while I wish that was a Special Summon, the no Tribute part makes up for the fact it’s a Normal Summon instead. She’s not the strongest, but she gets you resources, and helps you bring out powerful cards more easily too. Very nice
Art: 4.5/5 Great detail here, but I wish there was more color. She’s a beauty for sure in her tube, and we see a/the Magician seal above her. She’s in a pose for prophesy no doubt.
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