Meklord Emperor Wisel
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by its own effect. When a face-up monster you control is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the GY (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. Other monsters you control cannot declare an attack. Once per turn: You can target 1 Synchro Monster your opponent controls; equip that target to this card. This card gains ATK equal to the combined ATK of the monsters equipped to it by this effect. Once per turn, when your opponent activates a Spell Card (Quick Effect): You can negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it.
November 26th, 2020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it. Not the greatest year and Thanksgiving may seem pretty empty for things to be thankful for or lacking people, but there’s always something to be thankful for. That now aside, Meklord Emperor Wisel is our Throwback Thursday this week and the predecessor to yesterdays card.
I remember seeing this back in 2013 and it making some noise in the meta. Special Summon ability involving ANY monster destruction of yours, though it isn’t a Quick Effect, which would have been better. Locking out your other monsters from attacking can pose a problem, but if Wisel is all you’ve got, then you’ve gotten around that. The rest of Wisel is essentially outdated due to Synchro Summoning losing favor in the wake of Link Summoning and Xyz Summoning. But if you run into a Synchro Summoning player, Wisel puts the hurt on them. Absorb and gain ATK of the Synchro Monster, and it can be used each turn. If you absorb one Synchro your opponent isn’t likely giving you another chance to do it again, but with 2500ATK as a base even a 1000ATK Synchro can put Wisel out of reach for many decks in terms of attacking only. Cost-free Spell negation once per turn puts this Emperor high on the list of Meklords along with its ease in summoning, especially now alongside Meklord Army and other generic ways of monster destruction that you can do yourself, heck you could tech this guy into a Burning Abyss deck and summon a different monster while a BA is on the field.
Advanced-4/5 Art-3.5/5- Portal vibes
Until Next Time
We go from bad Wisel to good Wisel as we look at the original Meklord Emperor Wisel on Throwback Thursday.
Meklord Emperor Wisel is a Level 1 DARK Machine with 2500 ATK and DEF, so again we aren’t going to be able to Normal Summon or Set this obviously. It must be Special Summoned by its own effect, or again you could summon it off Core. It’s effect to Special Summon itself is that when a monster you control is destroyed by a card effect and sent to the graveyard, bar during the Damage Step, you can Special Summon this from the hand. It’s easy to do, but it can miss the timing to summon itself if the destruction happens later in a chain instead of at Chain Link 1 and the monster has to be destroyed and sent to the graveyard, which is a weird call. It’s easy to do, even if likely you have to rely on you yourself destroying your own card since effect destruction is becoming a little less common and your opponent isn’t going to openly run into this unless they aren’t scared of your Emperor, which isn’t good if they aren’t. Other monsters you control cannot declare an attack, which I find strange to be on this one since I don’t think it’s on Skiel or Grannel, but whatever I guess. Once per turn, you can target a Synchro Monster the opponent controls to equip it to this monster and have it gain ATK equal to the original ATK of the equipped Synchro, which is cool in the Synchro era when the Extra Deck is only going to be full of Synchros if anything, but now we got Xyzs and Links entering the Extra Deck and this cannot absorb those. Synchros are still ran, though, so you might pull this effect off. The final effect is a Quick Effect once per turn where you can negate the activation of an opponent’s Spell and destroy it. Good way to counter a power Spell from the opponent, even if can’t just negate a Spell effect so whatever Spell is on the field already is safe from Wisel. It is the best Emperor since it does have base stats unless Grannel and they’re higher than Skiel’s base stats, that plus the other effect it has is pretty good. It’s a fine Emperor to run in the Meklord strategy still.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 4/5 The Meklord bosses do have that presence about them at least, good thing they didn’t just make the parts of the Meklords into cards instead for playability and artwork sake.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving today (or just another Throwback Thursday to those who don’t) we move from one Wisel to another. Same stats and everything as well as Summoning conditions as yesterday, so we can skip restating that. The change here being it Special Summons from your Hand when a face-up Monster of yours is destroyed by Card Effect and sent to the Graveyard. (Save the Damage Step) of course. So if your opponent is playing against this Deck, they SHOULD be mindful of such things, meaning they either destroy via Battle, or even if they use an effect, they have an effect or Magic/Trap waiting to nuke this when it hits the Field. But the best part of this effect is you can get the Special Summon without the Monster destroyed having to be in the Theme. Your Monsters being locked out of attacking HURTS, but becomes a non issue if you don’t have any. Being able to absorb and Equip an opponent’s Synchro once a turn is great. Gaining attack of all the Monsters it chooses to do so also can add up in a hurry. But there’s not much protection here. The added Quick Effect to negate the effect of and destroy a Magic card certainly helps. Being once a turn (and not just their turn) is a nice assist. It’s certainly fun, and better than yesterday.
Art: 3.5/5 I just don’t feel enough EMPEROR here. While I like the look of this Machine, and the future vibes it gives off, I just want more.
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