Icejade Ran Aegirine
Icejade Ran Aegirine

Icejade Ran Aegirine – #CYAC-EN010

This card’s name becomes “Icejade Cenote Enion Cradle” while equipped with an Equip Card. You can discard 1 other “Icejade” card or WATER monster; Special Summon this card from your hand, then you can Special Summon 1 “Icejade Token” (Aqua/WATER/Level 3/ATK 0/DEF 0). While that Token is in the Monster Zone, the player who Summoned it cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck, except WATER monsters. You can only use this effect of “Icejade Ran Aegirine” once per turn.

Date Reviewed:  July 11th, 2023

Rating: 3.58

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King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Icejade Ran Aegirine is up to three more copies of the Field Spell for the archetype.

Considered the Field Spell “Icejade Cenote Enion Cradle” while equipped with an Equip Card, Aegirine fuels Icejade Curse and Icejade Kosmochler to prevent your opponent’s monsters from activating effects the turn they were summoned. In an archetype that had no monsters directly in it that possess negation power, having this Continuous Spell or monster online are key to stalling your opponent.

Ran Aegirine can Special Summon itself like the higher Level Icejade monsters are able to, with Aegirine only needing a WATER or Icejade monster discard. Ran Aegirine produces a Level 3 token upon its summon and, as a Tuner, is an instant Level 10 Synchro Summon. If you weren’t locked into WATER monsters from the Extra Deck because of that token it would be a much better effect. Because of that, you are limited to summoning Icejade Gymir Aegirine rather than something like Baronne de Fleur (one of the most used Synchros currently), or the two Swordsoul Synchro Monsters that tie into the archetype storyline: Swordsoul Sinister Sovereign – Qixing Longyuan and Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying. WATER Link 2’s are available too, but with only six available that can be made with this token and monster alone, it doesn’t get much better. You’ll need something else alongside your Icejade monsters to help take advantage of the token production and go for something higher like a Link 3 or use the token to go for a lower level Synchro.

Ran Aegirine being considered the Field Spell while equipped with something helps the entire archetype because that Field Spell literally “cradles” that archetype. Special Summoning itself with a minor cost and producing a token is great as well, but there aren’t many WATER Synchro Level 10’s. The only other Tuner within Icejades is Aegirocassis and it is a Level 7 as well, so no smaller Synchros from them. The token and itself alone won’t get you too far with the restriction, but you have some room to maneuver within WATER monsters alongside your Icejades to create.

Advanced-3/5     Art-3/5

Until Next Time

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It might feel out of place this week compared to the other cards we are looking at, but it would of felt out of place in the other weeks since it’s the only new Icejade card, so I threw it in the week that’s more Synchro related. Anyways, here’s Icejade Ran Aegirine.

Ran Aegirine is a Level 7 WATER Aqua Tuner with 1500 ATK and 2500 DEF. The DEF stat is fine, WATER and Aqua are almost always meant for each other, and a Level 7 Tuner is always interesting. This card’s name becomes Icejade Cenote Enion Cradle while equipped with an Equip Card, which I guess is nice to help Kosmochlor get his effects without having to specifically see the Field Spell. You can discard another Icejade card or WATER monster to Special Summon this card from the hand alongside an Icejade Token (Aqua/WATER/Leve 3/ATK 0/DEF 0), but while that Token is in the Monster Zone, the player who summoned it can only Special Summon WATER monsters from the Extra Deck. Honestly a fine restriction since you now have the materials to summon a WATER Link-2 or to go into something like Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying or Icejade Gymir Aegirine. Something cool about this is that the discard being a cost does mean you can trigger your Atlantean effects if you wanted to run this in Atlantean Mermail. Hard once per turn on the Special Summon ability, which is fine. Ran Aegirine is a good way to summon your WATER Link-2s or Level 10 Synchros with greater ease. It’s probaby the best and most generic of the Icejades in the Main Deck. A pretty nice way to end the Icejade archetype proper.

Advanced Rating: 4/5

Art: 4/5 It’s nice, if not for being a little confusing for what’s really going on without really looking closely.

Mighty Vee

Next up is the long-awaited Icejade Ran Aegirine, the currently final member of the Icejade archetype. Aegirine is a level 7 WATER Aqua Tuner monster, improving upon the original Icejade Aegirine. As usual, you can search it with Icejade Cradle as well as Ice Barrier through Foolish Burial Goods. With only 1500 attack, Aegirine won’t be doing much in terms of damage, but it more than makes up for it with an impressive 2500 defense stat, which fits with Icejade’s bizarre defense position attacking component if you use it.

While it’s equipped with an Equip Spell (that is, Icejade Creation Aegirocassis or Icejade Creation Kingfisher), Aegerine is treated as Icejade Cenote Enion Cradle, making it much easier to pull off the effect lock with Icejade Kosmochlor if you’re going for that play. Aegirine’s sole hard once per turn effect Special Summons it from the hand by discarding either another Icejade card or any WATER monster, Special Summoning an Icejade Token (a level 3 WATER Aqua monster with 0 attack and defense) in the process, though while you control that token you’ll be locked into WATER monsters from the Extra Deck. This effect is fantastic all around and makes Ran amazing in most WATER decks, particularly Mermail and Atlantean hybrids in addition to, of course, Icejade itself. Discarding WATER monsters is a common gimmick among WATER decks, and even though there are only two practical targets for level 10 WATER Synchro monsters, Aegirine will still provide two bodies. Understandably, the lock prevents you from summoning Baronne de Fleur, but Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying and Icejade Gymir Aegerine are still excellent monsters in their own right. Overall, a fantastic boon to WATER decks in general, even if its applications outside of them are somewhat limited.

Advanced: 3.75/5

Art: 4.75/5 As beautiful as it is eerie and tragic, RIP Longyuan!

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