Legendary Fire King Ponix
Legendary Fire King Ponix

Legendary Fire King Ponix – #SR14-EN045

If your monster(s) that was originally FIRE is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can add 1 “Fire King” Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand. During the next Standby Phase after this card was destroyed and sent to the GY: Add this card from the GY to your hand. You can only use each effect of “Legendary Fire King Ponix” once per turn.

Date Reviewed:  December 11th, 2023

Rating: 4.00

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Hello Pojo Fans,

Fire Kings week has come to the CoTD feature on Pojo with the release of the new starter deck, and we’re gonna start this week with Legendary Fire King Ponix.

This small bird can Special Summon itself whenever a FIRE monster is destroyed in some fashion on the field. What it lacks in ATK/DEF, it makes up for with being the archetype’s Spell/Trap searcher whenever summoned. Also, it is a pesky little one, adding itself back to the hand during the next Standby Phase after being destroyed.

As the archetype revolves around monsters needing to be destroyed to Special Summon others within the archetype, as well as trigger effect(s) of destroyed monsters during the next Standby Phase after destruction, Ponix recycling itself to the hand to be Special Summoned to the field again and again is a monster the archetype desperately needed. Even if you don’t search a Spell/Trap upon each summon of Ponix, you are getting a body on field to get destroyed via Spell/Trap/monster effect within the archetype, which then gives you the chance to Special Summon bigger Fire King monsters all while maintaining advantage because Ponix will be back in the next Standby Phase to your hand. Also, as a Winged-Beast, it offers a smaller, less valuable target for Icarus Attack rather than using your bigger Fire King bird monsters as fodder.

Fire King Ponix isn’t a Tuner and won’t win any battles for the archetype. It will however, be a great Special Summon utility, search out your best Spell/Trap for the archetype upon summon and keep coming back as you destroy it to fuel your other Fire King Special Summons. With it returning to the hand after destruction during each Standby Phase it may be the archetype’s new favorite fodder for destruction. Truly Legendary indeed.

Advanced- 3.5/5     Art- 4/5

Until Next Time,

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Fire Kings are featured this week before we get into the Top 10 Cards of 2023, and we start the week with a very important piece of consistency for the archetype: Legendary Fire King Ponix.

Ponix is a Level 1 FIRE Winged Beast with 500 ATK and 200 DEF. Not high stats, but it’s another 200 DEF FIRE, which is an Attribute that seems to be the hot thing right now, pun intended. Winged Beast is also nice, and we can’t ignore it being a Level 1 FIRE monster for the Diabellstar engine which will certainly be ran in Fire Kings alongside a few Snake-Eye cards later on. Anyways, onto the effects. If your monster(s) that was originally FIRE is destroyed by battle or card effect, you can Special Summon this card from your hand. A pretty easy effect to trigger in Fire Kings, who are constantly destroying their own monsters for their effects, whether in the hand, on the field, or in the Deck. Upon being Normal or Special Summoned, you can add any Fire King Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand, which gets several nice options like Fire King Sanctuary (which in turn gets you to Fire King Island), Fire King Sky Burn for some removal, and Circle of the Fire Kings to dodge certain effects by swapping monsters. Finally, during the next Standby Phase after this card was destroyed and sent to the graveyard, you can add it back to your hand. Makes this an overall good target to destroy with effects like Fire King Island, Fire King Avatar Arvata, Fire King Avatar Rangbali, Fire King Sky Burn, Circle of the Fire Kings, Sacred Fire King Garunix, Fire King High Avatar Kirin, etc. Gives you an easy monster to Normal Summon on your next turn or to Special Summon that turn with its own effect after you destroy another monster. Hard once per turn on each effect of Ponix, of course. This is a great card overall for the archetype, though. Being a Level 1 FIRE does bring in Diabellstar and Snake-Eyes to the mix as previously mentioned, or you got its own Special Summon effect. It searches for the pretty solid backrow lineup that Fire Kings have, and it recovers itself after being destroyed in an archetype that’s constantly destroying their own cards. No matter what version of Fire Kings you play, this is a consistent staple for the Deck now.

Advanced Rating: 4.5/5

Art: 4/5 It’s a baby bird, how cute.

Mighty Vee

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