New Frontier – #CYAC-EN054
If your opponent Special Summons a Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and/or Link Monster(s) (except during the Damage Step): You can activate 1 of these effects;
● Add 1 “Fallen of Albaz”, or 1 monster that mentions it, from your Deck to your hand.
● Special Summon 1 “Fallen of Albaz”, or 1 monster that mentions it, from your hand.
You can only use each effect of “New Frontier” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: July 25th, 2023
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
New Frontier is the end of the storyline for Albaz and Ecclesia for now.
Field Spell that is another way to search or Special Summon Albaz or a monster mentioning him. Either effect will trigger when your opponent Special Summons a Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and/or Link Monster(s), hinting back to the Dogmatika days, fitting since the land they are in the card’s artwork used to be Dogmatika. The Special Summon effect is from the hand, so if you don’t have Albaz in your hand you will search him instead. You can summon any form of “Albaz” with this card, notably Albion the Shrouded Dragon for its 2500ATK power.
This card is meant to be an interruption on your opponent’s turn. While you need to have Albaz or something mentioning him in your hand, when you summon him, you get that Super-Poly style effect. Him and Blazing Cartesia are the best choices because of their ability to use opponent’s monsters for Fusion Materials, but there are other monsters that benefit from New Frontier as well. Guiding Quem will trigger her Foolish Burial effect upon summon and put Albaz or a card mentioning him into the grave, loading up for a potential Special Summon from the grave if your opponent were to move a card from their Extra Deck after she hits the field. Springan’s Kitt gets a Branded Spell/Trap search, while Incredible Ecclesia can pop herself for a Swordsoul or Albaz Special Summon from the Deck.
New Frontier can be beneficial to a deck revolving around Albaz and the monsters within the archetype. There’s just so many ways to get Albaz or cards involving him to the hand, as well as ways to Special Summon them already out there that you may want to pass on this Field Spell. If it offered something in addition to these two effects it might be a stronger card to play. As is, it is a card that benefits from some setup by you, but will force your opponent to destroy it because you wouldn’t willingly trigger this and have to deal with Cartesia or Albaz.
Art-4.5/5- This is essential Albaz and Ecclesia going on honeymoon, and I love that.
Until Next Time
It seems we have a happy ending for our protaganists in our story as we look at a new Field Spell for the lore: New Frontier.
New Frontier is a Field Spell where if your opponent Special Summons a Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, and/or Link Monster(s) (except during the Damage Step), you can either add a Fallen of Albaz or any monster that mentions it from your Deck to your hand or you can Special Summon a Fallen of Albaz or anything that mentions it from your hand. Both effects do sound cute. The main issue is that it relies on what the opponent chooses to do, and they’ll most likely try to remove this before making any plays that could of triggered it. If not, however, the search is nice and summoning Albaz can disrupt the opponent with a fast Fusion Summon. Hard once per turn on each effect, which is fair. It’s a fine looking card on paper, but it depends on if the opponent decides to walk straight into the effect or not. If so, I imagine you get some nice advantage, but most of the time I imagine this is just a giant target for removal.
Advanced Rating: 2.25/5
Art: 4.5/5 Nice Kitt cameo.
Chronologically the last Albaz lore card (for now), New Frontier is a Field Spell with two hard once per turn effects, either of which can be triggered when your opponent summons a Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, Xyz, or Link monster (one at a time). You can either search Fallen of Albaz or a monster that mentions it, or Special Summon one such monster from your hand. The intent of this card is obvious; you’re meant to search Albaz when your opponent decides to dip into their Extra Deck, then summon Albaz for an easy Mirrorjade if your opponent dares to summon another monster from the Extra Deck. On paper, it’s a sound idea, though in practice there’s much to be desired. Though it mentions Fallen of Albaz, there are still many cards you’d rather search, and not being a Branded card hurts its versatility as well. It doesn’t accomplish much going first and is overly dependent on your opponent. Perhaps the card being rather underwhelming is a good sign that peaceful times are coming to the world of Albaz!
Art: 3.25/5 Not too much going on at first glance, but it’s fun to see the silhouettes of everyone on the ground. So long, and thanks for all the fish!
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