Libromancer First Appearance – #BACH-EN090
When this card is activated: You can add 1 “Libromancer” monster from your Deck to your hand, with a different name than the cards you control. During your Main Phase: You can Ritual Summon 1 “Libromancer” Ritual Monster from your hand, by Tributing monsters from your hand or field whose total Levels equal or exceed its Level. You can only activate 1 “Libromancer First Appearance” per turn.
Date Reviewed: April 26th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Libromancer First Appearance is the only Spell card currently in the archetype.
Field Spell searchable via Terraforming, Metaverse, and Geek Boy, First Appearance is another searcher for the archetype, monster in this case. A solid 1-for-1, First Appearance acts as your constant Ritual Spell for the archetype, making it a necessary card to open up with or get to as quickly as possible. You aren’t restricted from playing other Ritual Spell cards that could Ritual Summon the two Ritual Monsters you have in the archetype, but having a searcher along with an instant Ritual Summon once per turn without any restrictions is useful. Both Ritual Monsters are different Type and Attribute, which doesn’t help you focus on tech support. The Psychic-Type does have some momentum in the deck with Geek Boy, so utilizing some Psychic monsters like Virtual World monsters could work.
First Appearance gets you a Libromancer monster from the deck, so it is a RoTA or a Manju for your archetype. It doubles as your Ritual Spell, something we don’t see in the game. Flexible grave effects or hand effects from monsters you tech into the deck are needed to help propel your Ritual Summons unless you want to just go straight into the Ritual Summons using just Libromancers. There’s a lot of tech out there to use, and with the flexibility that Libromancer have, we are in for some unique deck lists.
Advanced- 3.5/5 Art- 3/5
Until Next Time,
Next up this week is the lone Spell for the Libromancers: Libromancer First Appearance.
First Appearance is a Field Spell that on activation lets you add a Libromancer monster with a different name from the cards you control from your Deck to your hand. Seems all Field Spells these days search something, which is nice I guess, if not a little lazy. This does have a limitation, but if you got the monster on board, you likely don’t need to search another one and the archetype does have ways to put stuff back in the hand. Second effect is during the Main Phase, letting you Ritual Summon a Libromancer in your hand by using monsters from your hand/field with equal or exceeding Levels. So you got the Field Spell serving as your Ritual Spell, meaning you don’t have to worry about getting more Ritual Spells after seeing this. No hard once per turn on this effect, just the fact you can only activate one a turn to prevent you from searching too much, meaning you get unlimited Ritual Summons as long as you got the monsters and the fodder. Something like this is pretty unique letting you Ritual Summon more than once a turn. Now the Libromancer Rituals aren’t broken, but they’re solid and having the ability to summon multiples is nice. This is a card you want to see as fast as possible in Libromancers, mainly cause it’s a searcher, so 3 seems to be the easy bet for this card.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4/5 Gonna be a fan of this artwork as well, love the colors.
Rituals of all Decks should be lucky enough to have a Field Magic like this. Libromancer First Appearance lets you Summon your Rituals via fodder the Traditional ways, but without needing a Ritual Magic card (this card does the job for you…) and while this doesn’t generate you any real advantage, which is troublesome, and still akin to Ritual Summoning as a whole, it makes the job so much easier. Free Libromancer Monster from your Deck to your Hand upon activation (if you choose) so long as it’s different than those you all ready control. Fair and honest, and nothing out of the ordinary there, even outside these guys. Your Main Phase gives you 1 Ritual Summon in the Theme per Turn, thanks to this card, which again…just because you’re saving the Ritual Summon card, you’re still losing advantage and still only breaking even if you only trade 1 Monster for the Ritual you bring out. But there, at least it’s still not a guaranteed loss of advantage, and that’s a positive in my book. You can only activate one of these a Turn, and as with most if not all Field Magics, protecting this will be VERY important.
Art: 5/5 The gang altogether does look quite nice here, no?
You’ve heard of fusion field spells, get ready for the ritual field spell. Libromancer First Appearance is a field spell and, as mentioned yesterday, is Libromancer’s only spell at all to date. You can only activate one per turn, so there’s no real use in searching multiple copies unless you have nothing better to search. Upon activation, you can search any Libromancer monster that you don’t currently control. This effect combos excellently with Libromancer Geek Boy, so depending on what you opened, at the very least you’ll be able to summon Libromancer Firestarter, though ideally you’d summon Libromancer Doombroker instead (who we’ll cover later this week). First Appearance’s second effect is notably not once per turn, allowing you to ritual summon a Libromancer ritual monster from your hand by tributing any monsters that equal or exceed its level. Currently, Libromancer doesn’t really have the ability to abuse its non-once per turn nature, though it is a card to keep an eye out for in the future. Overall, yet another key card for the archetype that has a lot of potential even though it doesn’t do too much currently.
Art: 4.25/5 Is that a Jo- no, I’m not saying it.
Today we have a Ritual-enabling Field Spell? Is that a first? I know we’ve had Field Spells that support Ritual themes in the past (like Ritual Sanctuary), but this functions more like Fusion Gate…just for Rituals.
This card is really neat, actually. Having constant access to Ritualing out those Blue cards in Hand is a really great thing to have access to. Not only that, but First Appearance also fetches a “Libromancer” monster upon activation. This can be used to either get a Ritual monster of choice or simply material for said Ritual Summon.
The card we reviewed from yesterday, Geek Boy, is probably the best way to search for this card. Also, since this is a Field Spell, it can be further searched with Terraforming. There’s a lot to like here. Like with Geek Boy before it, it’s an absolute 3-of in its own deck.
Advanced Rating – 4.5/5
Art – 3/5
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