Libromancer Geek Boy – #BACH-EN000
You can reveal 1 Ritual Monster in your hand: Special Summon this card from your hand. If this card is Special Summoned: You can add 1 “Libromancer” Spell from your Deck to your hand. You can only use each effect of “Libromancer Geek Boy” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: April 25th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Libromancer Geek Boy starts up our Libromancer week on Pojo…we’re just gonna give the name a slide despite it being the silliest in the archetype? Okay, lets continue.
Ritual-based archetype, Geek Boy has that Level 3 or lower stat paired with Psychic-Type that is fantastic now that E-Teleport is back at 3. Low stats, but functions as an extender and a searcher within the Ritual archetype. Reveal a Ritual to Special Summon makes Geek Boy quite the splashable monster in any Ritual archetype. Once Special Summoned, Geek Boy gets you the only Libromancer Spell you have in the archetype so far, one we will cover this week: spoiler alert, no need for Terraforming in the deck. While all Libromancer Main Deck monsters do the whole reveal a Ritual to Special Summon, Geek Boy is the only searcher.
Searching out one card narrows the range of Geek Boy (for now) but that card helps the whole deck function and is one that all Ritual decks had. With Ritual Monsters in the archetype at 3 & 6 stars, Geek Boy fits in with the levels needed and can be a one-card Ritual Summon for the Level 3 if you have that Ritual Monster in your hand to facilitate Geek Boy’s Special Summon.
Geek Boy is the card you want to see turn one to get to your Libromancer Spell and get things going. Can’t search the only trap in the archetype, and no card can (yet), but regardless, once the card pool grows for the archetype so will Geek Boy’s usefulness.
Advanced- 3/5 Art- 3.5/5
Until Next Time,
Getting around to a new TCG exclusive archetype as we have the Ritual-based Libromancers and one of their main monsters: Libromancer Geek Boy.
Geek Boy is a Level 3 WIND Psychic with 800 ATK and DEF. No way to make those stats good, nor WIND as a whole right now, but being a Level 3 Psychic is great at least. This can be Special Summoned from the hand by revealing a Ritual Monster in it, so easy to get out of the hand if you got your Rituals already. Upon Special Summon, you can add a Libromancer Spell from your Deck to your hand. Pretty good search effect that’s easy to pull off, whether with its own effect or Emergency Teleport. Only thing limiting this effect currently is the fact we only have 1 Spell for the archetype right now, and we’ll get to that, but I do imagine there’ll be more in wave two of support at least. Each effect is a hard once per turn, standard for effects like this. Geek Boy 100% helps get you started in Libromancers if you’re missing the Spell needed to make your Ritual Summons, and he at least has a way to trigger his own effect. It’s a must for Libromancers I’d say.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 4/5 First P.U.N.K.s, now this with the nice, colorful artwork.
This week continues Battle of Chaos reviews with the latest TCG exclusive archetype, Libromancer, starting with one of their playmakers, Libromancer Geek Boy. It’s a level 3 WIND psychic monster, which is a surprisingly common combination; being a level 3 psychic is the most important part since that makes it a viable target for the now-unlimited Emergency Teleport, one of the best generic extenders ever printed. On the flip side, even for a level 3 Geek Boy has a terrible stat spread of 800 attack and defense, so it won’t be attacking or defending anything any time soon.
Both of Geek Boy’s effects are a hard once per turn, so there’s no point in searching for another one unless you need follow up plays. You can special summon Geek Boy from your hand simply by revealing any ritual monster. Incidentally, after being special summoned, whether by its own effect or by Emergency Teleport, Geek Boy can search any Libromancer spell…though as of writing, the only spell you can actually search is Libromancer First Appearance, which is also their in-house ritual spell (which happens to be a field spell? This archetype is full of surprises). It’s pretty clear that Geek Boy is their main playmaker, searching out their ritual spell while also being highly accessible. As long as you can get it out on the field, you’re guaranteed to summon a level 3 Libromancer ritual. Currently, that’s only Libromancer Firestarter, who is not-so-good, so hopefully they get better level 3 rituals in the future. Still, Geek Boy is still essential for kickstarting other Libromancer plays so it’s a 3-of in the deck by default (as is Emergency Teleport).
Art: 4/5 Stands, Personas, etcetera etcetera; the comic aesthetic is pretty great.
Look at me, late on Monday, again. Anyway, Libromancer week kicks off by bringing us Geek Boy. Wind/Psychic do go fairly well together, nothing to speak off on the atk/def at 800 each, so there’s got to be more to this card than that. These guys love their Rituals, as should be evident by this first Effect. Revealing any Ritual in Hand lets you Special Summon this card (also from Hand) and add a Theme Magic from your Deck to your Hand. 2-1 that’s going to be the Ritual Magic you need for the Ritual Monster you’re holding currently dead weight in your Hand. IF you happen to have both and just need the Magic card of your choice, there’s that option too, but that isn’t as likely going to be the way this goes. Each Effect is once per Turn, which makes sense overall. Flooding the board with Rituals wouldn’t be fair, although I think you’d run out of Ritual fodder before you could span the Board.
Art: 4/5 Definitely another picture where everything but the Boy in question here is much more graced artistically
Howdy folks, this week is Libromancer week so we’re kicking things off with Geek Boy, one of the key cards of the strategy. This archetype didn’t receive a lot of hype around it like other recent themes – to be honest I haven’t really looked at them until now.
After perusing their card pool, I’ve gotta say…eh. They’re alright if you like Ritual themes. Their main gimmick is to use Ritual Materials from the Field (rather than from the Hand).
Let’s start by checking out Geek Boy specifically. Being a Level 3 Psychic is really good right now since E-Tele has finally come back at 3. But you don’t even need to use that Spell to bring him out. As long as you have a Ritual monster in Hand, you can reveal and Special Summon him yourself.
Finally, upon Special Summon, he fetches a “Libromancer” Spell from Deck. Limiting the search to just spells seems a little lackluster, but then you remember that Libromancer is a Ritual theme, so they need their Spells.
I don’t think this card is anything special on its own, but within his own deck he’s a for-sure 3-of. I like him, I just don’t love him.
Advanced Rating – 4/5
Art – 3/5 (The art looks a bit busy, but it’s drawn well)
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