Fallen Of Argyros
Fallen Of Argyros [CYAC-EN009]

Fallen of Argyros – #CYAC-EN009

If a Level/Rank/Link 2 monster is on the field, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand) to either field. You can only Special Summon “Fallen of Argyros” once per turn this way. Neither player can activate the effects of Link Monsters that point to this card. During your opponent’s turn (Quick Effect): You can target 1 Xyz Monster on the field; detach 1 or 2 materials from it. You can only use this effect of “Fallen of Argyros” once per turn.

Date Reviewed:  July 17th, 2023

Rating: 2.00

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King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Fallen of Argyros continues cards tied to the Albaz storyline that we are looking at…and here I thought we were done.

Seems like the Spright Sprind is starting up cosplaying, using Bystial Lubellion’s armor. Argyros is all about the Level 2/Link 2 monsters (Sprights). Special Summon Argyros to any side of the field if you have a Level or Link 2 on the field. Once on the field, Argyros can be a negation for a Link Monster that points to it, which explains why you would summon it to your opponent’s side of the field. Dropping Argyros on your turn to their side of the field to negate a boss Link Monster would be ideal. If you can’t, you still have an extender that has somewhat synergy with the Sprights which is where you’d likely see this played. It could see play in Watts because of the several Level 2’s as well as sharing the Thunder Type.

During the opponent’s turn Argyros can be a forced detach of up to two materials on an Xyz monster on the field. This Quick Effect alongside the first effect cements Argyros as a Side Deck option against Sprights. Despite the idea of it working alongside and against Sprights, there are better cards to do that. The detach effect is a nice Quick Effect to have, but it doesn’t destroy or deal with the Xyz Monster other than rob it of detach-to-activate effect(s). With only 700ATK Argyros isn’t going to last long on the field, and since it can only activate this effec during your opponent’s turn you will be eating some damage when this monster dies in battle.

While geared to be a Special Summon extender that can be played in Sprights, it won’t likely ever see play there. Can negate a Link Monster’s effects if it points to it, but that doesn’t help long-term and if you have to give Argyros to your opponent for your opponent’s Link Monster to point to it then that’s even worse. As for countering Sprights, does anyone remember King Tiger Wanghu?

Advanced-2/5     Art-3.5/5

Until Next Time

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Cotinuning with the Albaz lore and some of the more random 1-off cards for the involved archetypes, we got a Spright at home with Fallen of Argyros.

FoA is a Level 2 DARK Thunder with 700 ATK and DEF. Stats aren’t the greatest, but a DARK Thunder is pretty nice. First effect lets you Special Summon this from the hand to either field if there’s a Level/Rank/Link 2 on the field. Most likely this is going to your side of the field if you’re running Spright so you can get another Level 2 body on the board, but it’s extremely niche to maybe want to summon this to the opponent’s board, since neither player can activate the effects of Link Monsters that point to this card, which is a fairly weak Spright counter, especially with Elf banned. Finally, during the opponent’s turn as a Quick Effect, you can target an Xyz Monster on the field and detach 1 or 2 materials from it, which I guess counters Xyz-based strategies like what I assume this might be meant to do against Springans maybe? I don’t know. Hard once per turn on the last effect and you can only Special Summon it with its own first effect once a turn. It’s not a Spright by name and all it really offers is being a specific counter to Links and Xyzs, where there are already better counters. Best part of it is a free Level 2 body, but there are better options for that as well.

Advanced Rating: 2/5

Art: 4/5 The Sprights have had it rough if this is what they’ve become.

Mighty Vee

This week continues our coverage of the Albaz support in Cyberstorm Access; perhaps the most unusual card to come out of the set is Fallen of Argyros, a level 2 DARK Thunder monster, parameters that should bring Spright cards to mind if the artwork wasn’t an indication. With a flat 700 for both stats, Argyros’s stats are decidedly unimpressive, though at least they’re appropriate for a level 2 monster.

Argyros can Special Summon itself once per turn to either field as long as a level, Rank, or Link 2 monster is on the field, so it essentially functions as an extender for Spright decks, and as one of the rare monsters that can field itself on your opponent’s side, it has applications in niche combos that require your opponent to control a monster. Argyros’s second effect prevents either player from activating the effects of Link monsters that point to it, which explains the purpose of the first effect, as you can block monsters like Apollousa, Bow of the Goddess or Borrelend Dragon (assuming their arrows are not already clogged by your opponent). Argyros’s last effect, which is equally as bizarre, is a hard once per turn Quick Effect that can only be activated during your opponent’s turn (or on your turn, if you gave Argyros to your opponent), detaching either one or two Xyz materials from an Xyz monster on the field. This effect is clearly meant to trigger the destruction effect of Gigantic “Champion” Sargas during your opponent’s turn or delete the Xyz materials of your opponent’s pesky Xyz monsters. In essence, Argyros is a bizarre Spright/Springan hybrid support card that also functions as Link and Xyz anti-support, which I can’t say I’m a fan of, because if you’re playing Xyz monsters, it’s easy for your opponent to weaponize Argyros against you. Argyros’s potential as an anti-Link tech is hurt immensely by not being a hand trap (granted, I would argue it would be very broken if it was!), forcing you to summon it immediately going second. Argyros has seen minor play in Spright builds, but overall doesn’t seem to have found the right format quite yet.

Advanced: 2/5

Art: 4/5 Well, the Sprights seem happy in their new Lubellion armor.

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