Lyrilusc – Ensemblue Robin – #LED8-EN037
2+ Level 1 monsters – Gains 500 ATK for each material attached to it. If your opponent Special Summons a monster(s) (except during the Damage Step): You can detach 1 material from this card, then target 1 of those Special Summoned monsters; return it to the hand. If this card in your possession is sent to your GY by an opponent’s card: You can target 1 other “Lyrilusc” monster in your GY; add it to your hand.
Date Reviewed: November 26th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Lyrilusc – Ensemblue Robin is the newest Xyz for the Lyrilusc archetype and ends our week look at the Winged Beasts.
Same story, different Xyz in regards to materials: 2 or more Level 1 monsters. Robin is one of the Xyz’s I mentioned that has risen in gaining ATK, gaining 500ATK for each material vs the standard 200ATK we’ve seen in the Lyrilusc archetype. Rather than be an OTK, Robin is more of a defensive card trying to protect your heavy hitting Lyrilusc monsters. Detach to bounce a Special Summoned monster that was just Special Summoned, thus making its summon useless unless it had an effect that triggers upon summon. There in lies a problem with Robin: doesn’t negate. If it negated and bounced that would make it better to play. The 1-for-1 it gives you upon going to the grave via an opponent’s card is something standard we see now but it is good to get something for your trouble. Cycling an Xyz back to the deck or adding back something like Canary will help restart your plays the next turn. As an attacker it can be second best next to yesterday’s card only because Nightingale can attack so many times. Worth noting though that Robin’s bounce ability is not once per turn, feel free to keep bouncing until you don’t have any materials left. If your opponent needs certain monsters on the field to keep comboing Robin can stop them from building their board even if it cannot negate. Wagtail can also detach and then re-equip itself so you will always have at least one material for yourself.
Robin is a Lyrilusc Xyz that can hang out on the field and do its best to help keep your opponent’s monsters off the field. Lack of negation is a problem but getting Robin out early with multiple attachments will prove beneficial nonetheless.
Until Next Time
The week ends off with one of the newest Rank 1s for the Lyrilusc archetype, and one whose art I’m shocked wasn’t really censored: Lyrilusc – Ensemblue Robin.
Ensemblue Robin is a Rank 1 WIND Winged Beast with 0 ATK and DEF. 2 or more Level 1s summon this as well, so once again completely generic and you get to use as many materials as you want, which is good considering this gains 500 ATK per material and that’s a stat boost you could use. 2 materials makes this 1000 ATK with less effort than yesterday, but 4 might be best if you can get that many with various effects to get 2000 ATK. If your opponent Special Summons a monster or monsters, then you can detach a material as a Quick Effect to bounce that monster or one of the monsters to the hand, which is nice to disrupt the opponent by making them need to invest in effects or resources to get that monster back out, especially if it’s an Extra Deck monster. You do make this monster more fragile to battle, which it already would be if you used only a few materials since a simple Normal Summon could get rid of this. At least we don’t have a hard once per turn, or any once per turn in general here. You also get rewarded if the opponent does get rid of this as if it goes to the grave by their card, you can add a Lyrilusc from grave to hand, likely to make another Rank 1 later on. Ensemblue Robin is actually a pretty decent card with its bounce effect and recovery option, plus the stat boost is somewhat more substantial over yesterday. Still, you want to protect this after you summon it, which at least Assembled Nightingale can do. If you can keep it safe, then it’s amazing. Otherwise, sitll a great card if you can at least get 1 use out of it or make your opponent have to make plays in Main Phase 2 to prevent an OTK.
Advanced Rating: 4.25/5
Art: 5/5 Bird
Closing the week with another Rank 1 in the Theme, here’s Lyrilusc-Ensemblue Robin. A decent pun in a name here. 0 atk/def, still Wind/Winged-Beast, and again needing 2+ Level 1 Monsters to be XYZ Summoned. An improvement to begin that this card gets 500 attack per Material, as opposed to the 200 from yesterday. I love seeing a bounce mechanic on a Wind card, and here you can detach a Material from this card when your opponent Special Summons (save the Damage Step) and return that Monster (or one of them if multiple) back to their Hand. That’s a plus in card advantage for you, assuming you’re successful. But even if not, you just lose a Material, and your opponent likely had to give up a card to circumvent this, so that’s not all bad on this side either. This card (in your possession) being sent to the Graveyard by your opponent’s card, which is simple enough, gives you a Theme Monster from your Graveyard back to your Hand. Something when you lose a Monster is always welcome, and it gives you a resource back to continue along. It would’ve been fun if this card could’ve attacked directly, like yesterday, but maybe it would’ve been too good. Them working in tandem though would be a fun/annoying thing though.
Art: 4.75/5 The coloring in this (I understand it’s supposed to be a Robin, of course) but it looks very coral, and I can’t say why.
We close the week with Lyrilusc Ensemblue Robin flying onto the scene, a rank 1 WIND winged beast XYZ monster. Just like Assembled Nightingale, it has generic requirements, so while Lyrilusc decks will make it most easily, any deck with plenty of level 1 monsters could make it, most notably Drytron decks. The terrible 0 attack and 0 defense return again, for obvious reasons.
It gains 500 attack for each XYZ material, which is fine but won’t amount to anything significant without support– even with five XYZ materials it’s still only 2500 attack for an investment of 5 monsters. Its main effect, however, more than makes up for it. If your opponent special summons a monster (obligatory “except during the damage step”) you can detach an XYZ material to target and return the monster to the hand. Keep in mind that this effect isn’t once per turn, so it’ll stop a lot of plays in their tracks even if you only manage to summon Ensemblue Robin with 2 materials, as many combo pieces are weak monsters without protection. Furthermore, if the opponent manages to get rid of it and send it to the graveyard, you can retrieve a Lyrilusc monster from your graveyard and add it back to your hand (such as Beryl Canary for follow up plays). (Un)fortunately, Ensemblue Robin itself has no protection and is unlikely to have more than 1500 attack, so like with other weak floodgates, you can simply normal summon a more powerful monster, destroy it by battle, then proceed to combo during your Main Phase 2. Of course, this assumes there are no other pesky monsters on the field, and in a Lyrilusc deck, it is unlikely to be summoned alone. Overall an excellent monster that should be considered in all Lyrilusc decks and hybrids as well as decks able to summon rank 1 XYZ monsters.
Art: 3.25/5 Bring the inevitable LART print to your locals to distract your opponent.
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