You cannot Special Summon monsters, except Dragon monsters. You can target 1 of your Dragon monsters that is banished or in your GY; Special Summon it to your zone that 2 or more Link Monsters point to. You can only use this effect of “Guardragon Pisty” once per turn. You can only Special Summon “Guardragon Pisty(s)” once per turn.
May 29, 2019
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Guardragon Pisty is your Guardragon counterpart to Elpy.
While Elpy can Special Summon from the deck, Pisty can Special Summon from your grave or banished. Same restrictions as Elpy, so no need to talk about those. Elpy is used to get the big monster from the deck, Pisty is used to get them back after you Synchro, Xyz, or Link Summon. As if it wasn’t bad enough that you could pull a REDMD from the deck using Elpy, but you can Link Summon into the final Guardragon we will cover this week, then use Pisty to get back your REDMD and use its effect again. Between Elpy and Pisty you get two REDMD Special Summons without having to commit any cards to REDMD. Pisty will 9 out of 10 times be used as a Monster Reborn for your Dragon-Type monsters in your grave, but it can also recoup resources banished for effects like Allure. Rescue Rabbit and a revival card can be a two-card combo that can amass a board that will make it tough for your opponent to have a competent turn.
Elpy is an early-game card while Pisty is a later game card when not used in combos alongside Elpy.
Until Next Time
Copy and paste yesterday’s review with some distinct exceptions. Guardragon Pisty has an arrow pointing right. Instead of Special Summoning from the hand or deck, Pisty Special Summons a Dragon from the grave or banished zone so long as 2 arrows are pointing to an empty Main Monster Zone. While Elpy can be used during pretty much any phase of play, Elpy has to be used after the combo has started. This makes Pisty only slightly “worse” but really all of them are needed equally to combo and win games. A benefit of Pisty needing to be after Elpy is that Elpy should be run at 2 while Pisty can be run at 1 since everyone will just negate Elpy to stop the whole combo. Pisty looks cool too.
Score: 4.25/5 Art: 4/5
Yesterday was Elpy, so now is the counterpart, Guardragon Pitsy.
Pitsy is a Link-1 DARK Dragon with 1000 ATK and an arrow pointing to the Right. Basically insert about what I said about Elpy’s stats here about Pitsy, but it’s great to have that Right arrow to synergize with Elpy’s Left one. Pisty is summoned by using any 1 Level 4 or lower Dragon, which again should never be hard for you to do. The same restrictions where you cannot summon Dragons while you control this and you can only Special Summon Pitsy once per turn, and they’re just as necessary on here as they are on Elpy. What makes Pitsy different from Elpy is his hard once per turn effect where he can summon any Dragon from your graveyard or banished zone to your field to a zone two or more Link Monster points to. Certain Dragon decks have no problem setting that up, so getting that revival to extend plays is amazing, especially since this can get back Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon to do even more. I like how it can get from the banished zone as well, cause cards are usually very difficult to get back once banished. Getting an Elpy and Pitsy pointing to the same zones is far from hard to do with many different Link-2s that can help if you aren’t using these Guardragons with Saryuja Skull Dread on the field. Pitsy is almost as necessary as Elpy in Dragon decks, as it achieves a similar goal in a different way, both Dragons are amazing.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 4.5/5 This one looks more DARK than Elpy, but they both look equally as amazing overall.
Appropriately enough, we move from one Link 1 Dragon to the other, looking today at Guardragon Pisty. Dark, Dragon, Link 1, with an arrow to the immediate right (as opposed to left, giving it great synergy with our card from yesterday) also requiring simply one Level 4 or lower Dragon for a Link Summon. We first see the same no non-Dragon Special Summons on this card, which still isn’t a problem in the theme(s).
The 1000 attack still kinda is a downer, but for Link 1, you get what you pay for, as I referenced yesterday also. The effect is more or less the same as yesterday but with a slightly different spin. Instead of your Dragon being Special Summoned from your Hand or Deck (the stipulation of the Zone of Summoning being to one two Links point to remains) but the Dragon here comes from the Graveyard or one that is removed.
So between the two Link 1 Dragons here, you can get a Dragon from literally anywhere (the two together cover Hand, Deck, Graveyard, and the removed cards as well) making them a formidable team. Said effect is once per turn, and also, like yesterday, you can only Special Summon one Pitsy a turn. I like Elpy a bit better, but playing so well together and off each other, they’ll receive the same score from me.
Art: 4.5/5 Definitely a better and darker picture than yesterday. Just didn’t get that dark vibe, but I certainly do here.
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