Marincess Battle Ocean – #LED9-EN044
All “Marincess” monsters you control gain 200 ATK, also each one gains 600 ATK for each “Marincess” card equipped to it. Monsters you control in the Extra Monster Zone that were Link Summoned using “Marincess Crystal Heart” as material are unaffected by your opponent’s card effects. When you Link Summon a “Marincess” monster to the Extra Monster Zone (except during the Damage Step): You can equip up to 3 “Marincess” Link Monsters with different names from your GY to that Link Summoned monster.
Date Reviewed: September 1st, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Marincess Battle Ocean is a young Throwback Thursday choice, and one I felt strange to have been first released in a Special Edition before being released in a set.
Mentioned this card yesterday but didn’t want to give away everything, which wasn’t the easiest thing to do. Field Spell for Marincess monsters giving all of them a mere 200ATK boost, not the reason you play it. You play it because your Marincess monsters get an extra 600ATK boost for each Marincess monster equipped to them. The more you equip the more you gain in ATK. Your Marincess Link Monster on the field could get up to three other Marincess Link Monsters equipped to her from the grave using this card. An 1800ATK boost is nothing to scoff at. If you involved Crystal Heart in your Link Summoning your Marincess Link Monster will be unaffected by opponent card effects. Both of these effects previously mentioned only can occur if your Marincess Link Monster is in the Extra Monster Zone though.
This effect isn’t one you’ll just use once, you can use it over and over (though once per turn) because Marincess link climb and even if you just add one it can be a nice little boost. Tomorrow’s CoTD: Aqua Argonaut can use the equipped Marincess to her advantage, as does Wonder Heart. While other Marincess Link Monsters don’t use these attached Link Monsters for much, Battle Ocean gives them up to 1800ATK and that can even make Sea Angel boss level attack.
Marincess Battle Ocean is great at lending power to your Marincess Link Monsters. Only the biggest Link Monsters in the archetype have effects that benefit from the equipped Link Monsters more than just garnering ATK, but with all the Link Summoning you do in the archetype it’s nice that a card re-purposes those Link Monsters in the grave.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week doesn’t go back far, as Marincess aren’t that old, but we look at a card to help their playstyle: Marincess Battle Ocean.
Battle Ocean is a Field Spell that boosts all your Marincess monsters by 200 ATK on its own, alongside another 600 ATK to a Marincess monster for each Marincess equipped to it, so you can get some nice ATK boosts on some already decently sized bodies, easily hitting over 3000 or 4000 ATK. Monsters you control in the Extra Monster Zone that were Link Summoned using Marincess Crystal Heart as material are unaffected by the opponent’s card effects, so nice protection to your bigger Links for climbing into Crystal Heart first. Finally, when you Link Summon a Marincess to the Extra Monster Zone, you can target up to 3 Marincess Links in your graveyard and equip them to the summoned monster. Very nice to work off the first effect to get up to an 1800 ATK boost and help some of your Marincess monsters use their effects since some of them rely on having Marincesses equipped to them. Battle Ocean doesn’t look like it does a ton on paper, but it helps the playstyle of Marincess by helping get their boss monsters some Marincesses equipped to them while also providing some protection if you use Marincess Crystal Heart as material. You also get the best effect of Marincess Dive for having this, so you don’t want to go without it.
Advanced Rating: 3.75/5
Art: 3/5 Kinda bland and boring, but not bad.
Referenced earlier in the week, Marincess Battle Ocean, the Theme Field Magic, gains Throwback Thursday honors this week. 200 extra attack is nothing, even if it’s for all your Theme Monsters. The extra 600 for each Equipped Theme Monster is better, and better yet when you get that’s 800 total. Any Link Monster you control in the Extra Monster Zone using Marincess Crystal Heart gain immunity to your opponent’s Card Effects. Transferring the Effect from the card itself to another is fun, though I’m still not a huge fan of Link Summoning using other Links all ready, even if the Monster in this instance has 0 attack. If you Link Summon a Theme Monster (save the Damage Step) you can Equip up to 3 Theme Link Monsters from your Grave to it. So that’s an extra 2600 attack right there, assuming you’re successful, and that’s certainly something. This is a weird one too…this doesn’t do much of anything specific for the Theme as a whole, and that’s odd in itself for a Field Magic, specifically relating to Link’s here.
Art: 3.75/5 I get it, I like it enough, but there should be more battling here…it’s kinda like A Legendary Ocean, but above land.
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