Dramaturge of Despia – #DAMA-EN007
If a Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link Monster is Special Summoned (except during the Damage Step): You can target 1 Effect Monster on the field; negate its effects until the end of this turn. If this card in your hand or field is used as Fusion Material, and sent to the GY or banished: You can Special Summon this card. You can only use each effect of “Dramaturge of Despia” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: October 19th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Dramaturge of Despia wants to be used for a Fusion Summon.
Beefy monster for the Despia archetype, there is nothing like a free 3000ATK monster hitting the field alongside another monster. The negation power is good, but you need to Special Summon a Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link Monster to activate this effect. Despia do revolve around the Extra Deck and their Fusion Monsters, so this clause does make sense, and being 3000ATK AND having an ability to negate on its own would make Dramaturge a bit overpowered. It doesn’t have to be your Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link, giving Dramaturge power to do this effect each turn. Dramaturge is the only Despia monster though that doesn’t have the “one effect per turn, once per turn” restriction, so it has that going for it.
The Special Summon ability I feel is its best effect though. Already mentioned that this archetype loves Fusion Summoning and Dramaturge can Special Summon itself off a Fusion Summon if used as a material. Even if Dramaturge is banished it can Special Summon itself, giving you a 3000ATK beater with potential negation power.
You want to play this monster because it is a big monster that can easily be Special Summoned and doesn’t have that Despia restriction like the other monsters do. Use it as much as you can with the Fusion Summons.
Until Next Time
We got some drama today as we look at Dramaturge of Despia.
Dramaturge is a Level 8 DARK Fairy with 3000 ATK and 1500 DEF. Great ATK stat overall and that weirdly good combination of DARK/Fairy appears again. If a Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link Monster is Special Summoned (except during Damage Step), you can target a monster on the field and negate its effects until the end of the turn. Another nice negation effect that’s easier to trigger since it can come just from you making an Extra Deck play, or punish the opponent for doing the same. Despia being a Fusion archetype that’ll likely Fusion Summon fairly often should mean this would have zero issue triggering during each of your turns. If this card is used from the hand/field as Fusion Material and is either sent to the graveyard or banished, you can also Special Summon this monster, ensuring you get another 3000 ATK body alongside whatever Fusion you summoned. Hard once per turn on each effect, as it should be. Dramaturge is overall a really good monster in Despia. Using it as Fusion Material should be easy with pure Despia, or a Shaddoll or Darklord variant, so its first and second effects should come up often.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.5/5 Would love to know what happened to Dogmatika Maximus to corrupt him.
Dramaturge of Despia is a much larger Monster than yesterday being Level 8, Dark/Fairy still, and 3000 attack (but only 1500 defense). This has a lot of potential and can be quite disruptive, given the ease in use of this Effect. If a non-Ritual Extra Deck Monster is Special Summoned, minus the Damage Step, of course, you gain the option to Target and negate the Effect(s) of an Effect Monster on the Field until the end of the Turn. This IS good, to a degree. It’s open, so you can use this when you Special Summon a Monster fitting the criteria. The Monster who you negate doesn’t have to belong to your opponent either, which I think is a lot of fun, and can end up being really useful for you at times. You’re probably more feeling it out on the opponent’s side. It will help you, but they’ll play around it, or into it, knowing it’s once per Turn. If used from your Hand/Field for Fusion Material, and goes to the Grave or is removed from play, it can Special Summon back to the Field. Given that is insanely open and easy, you should be able to use and abuse this as long as you meet the second step. Sure, your opponent could remove it, I mean, you have to use it as Fusion Material, but you can keep cycling. Might be helpful to use 2, and you’re Special Summoning a 3000 attack body too.
Art: 4/5 This I enjoy as well, just not quite as much as yesterday.
The main villain of the Albaz storyline, now as a card! Dramaturge of Despia is a level 8 DARK fairy. Its stats are the reverse of its Dogmatika counterpart, boasting a solid 3000 attack but a middling 1500 defense for a level 8 monster. Its level and typing are highly appropriate considering the materials needed for Despia fusion monsters.
Like Aluber, both effects are hard once per turn. The primary ways you’ll summon Dramaturge are through Branded Opening or through its own effect, which allows you to special summon Dramaturge from the graveyard if it’s used as fusion material from your hand or field (which will likely happen a lot). This is pretty good, since you’ll want to keep it on the field because, much like its Dogmatika counterpart, it packs some extra deck hate. If your opponent summons a fusion, synchro, link, or xyz monster, you can target an effect monster and negate its effects until the end of the turn, including the monster that was just summoned (as long as it can be targeted, of course). The most obvious application of this effect is negating vulnerable choke points, especially link monsters such as Predaplant Verte Anaconda and Crystron Halqifibrax. All in all, a solid monster you really wanna see going first with Despia.
Art: 4/5 Love the red, Maximus
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