Performage Plushfire
Performage Plushfire

Performage Plushfire – #DOCS-EN016

Pendulum Effect
If a “Performage” monster(s) you control is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon this card from your Pendulum Zone, then take 500 damage. You can only use this effect of “Performage Plushfire” once per turn.
Monster Effect
If this card on the field is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can Special Summon 1 “Performage” monster from your hand or Deck, except “Performage Plushfire”.

Date Reviewed:  July 10th, 2024

Rating: xx

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.

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King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Performage Plushfire lived a very short life in the TCG. Released in November, banned by February the next year, this monster has been banned for eight years!

As a Pendulum Spell, Plushfire can Special Summon itself out of the Pendulum Zone whenever a Performage monster you control is destroyed. It does a little bit of LP damage to you and now you’ve got Plushfire on the field. Wavering Eyes could do this easily, trading your scales for new ones and getting you a plus on the field with Plushfire. This led into its monster effect, which is likely the main reason why it hasn’t seen play since 2016.

As a monster, Plushfire can Special Summon any Performage from the hand or Deck when itself is destroyed. This is not a once per turn. The ability to get resources over and over in one turn is why this got banned. Luster Pendulum also helped with this as using Luster’s effect while Plushfire was anywhere would gain you advantage, plus another Plushfire. The same can be said about Ignister Prominence. Plushfire generates too much advantage with it not being limited as a monster once per turn.

Seems like Plushfire’s problem is pretty simple to solve: errata to “once per turn”. They did this in Animation Chronicles 2024, so I can see on the next ban list Plushfire returning to 1 at the very least.

Advanced- 4/5     Art- 4/5

Until Next Time,

Crunch$G Avatar

The Top 3 begins with the only Pendulum Monster to date to remain banned (however it was recently unbanned in the OCG with an errata). From Dimension of Chaos, we have Performage Plushfire.

Plushfire as a Pendulum Scale is a Scale 5, which is an alright Scale, where if a Performage monster is destroyed by battle or card effect, you can Special Summon this card from the Scale and take 500 damage. It’s fine to summon itself after your other monster gets destroyed, though not why this card is banned. It somehow was the only effect to have a HOPT on it pre-errata, which is funny since the other effect needed it more (and of course got it).

As a Monster, Plushfire is a Level 4 FIRE Spellcaster Pendulum with 1000 ATK and DEF. Not great stats, but it’s a Spellcaster, and FIRE is pretty good now. The only Monster Effect triggers upon its destruction by battle or card effect (whether it’s in the Monster Zone or Pendulum Scale doesn’t matter), letting you summon any Performage from the Deck that isn’t another Plushfire. A great effect you could trigger multiple times a turn with cards like Luster Pendulum and Performapal Pendulum Sorcerer to summon multiple Performages in a turn while getting searches with the previously mentioned cards. This allowed for a ton of Rank 4 plays while also getting cards in hand for future turns. Performages do have good monsters as well like Damage Juggler, Trick Clown, and Hat Tricker, and now it has more support coming, hence why the errata is also coming. The errata of this card will put a HOPT on it, so it isn’t loopable like it used to be, but there are still things to be done with it. Whether it needed the errata or not is debatable, but it keeps the card in a safe place. Once it comes back with the errata, I can see 1 of it being ran in dedicated Performages for any interesting things you can do by destroying it. If it does come back to 3, however, I don’t know if players would even be willing to push it that far anymore when it has a HOPT.

Advanced Rating: 4.5/5 pre-errata, 3.5/5 post-errata

Art: 3/5 Toot! Toot!

My #3: Majespecter Unicorn – Kirin

Mighty Vee

Often when Yugioh players are informed about the worst part of Pepe, they’re pointed to a single card– snagging the bronze trophy in our countdown is Performage Plushfire, a level 4 FIRE Spellcaster monster with a scale of 5. Performage Damage Juggler’s Graveyard effect and Beyond the Pendulum are the most straightforward ways to search it, though in ancient times, you’d have to simply open it. Plushfire was only very recently limited in OCG with an errata and will likely follow suit in TCG. So, what makes Plushfire one of the most feared cards in Yugioh, period?

Plushfire’s hard once per turn Pendulum effect isn’t very important, but is still there; if any of your Performage monsters are destroyed by battle or card effect, you can Special Summon it from your Pendulum Zone then take 500 damage, likely triggering your other Performage monsters in the process. It’s a neat effect, but not the reason it’s broken! However, it will likely come up when the new Performage support drops.

The effect that actually terrified the community is its monster effect, a non-once per turn effect that triggers if it’s destroyed by battle or card effect on the field to Special Summon any Performage from your hand or deck, usually the aforementioned Damage Juggler to grab more copies of Plushfire or Performage Trick Clown for extra bodies. As it isn’t once per turn, Pepe was capable of elaborate combos that could destroy Plushfire multiple times (after bringing it back with a Pendulum Summon to boot) and flood the board with level 4 bodies, letting them make multiple Xyz monsters including, but not limited to, Number 16: Shock Master, Constellar Ptolemaeus (which would Rank Up into Cyber Dragon Infinity), and Traptrix Rafflesia for Hole Trap access. It’s not hard to imagine why Plushfire is one of the cards people thought would “never ever” come off the banlist, even though in my humble opinion it would simply be a wombo combo tool in gimmicky Pendulum decks if it came back untouched. Fortunately, that hypothetical will never happen, as its new errata will make this effect once per turn and limit its usage to Performage decks. Though Plushfire’s effect is still incredibly strong on paper, as a game we’ve moved past the kinds of combos that Plushfire enables (in fact, just look at Mannadium Meek for a much tamer version of this card). It’ll definitely see experimentation when it comes back, but don’t expect it to terrorize the meta again.

+(Pre-errata) Non-once per turn floating effect can lead to devastating combos and generate massive advantage
+Easily triggered by other Pendulum archetypes
-Not easy to access through conventional means
-Relies on other cards to destroy it

Advanced: 4.5/5 (Pre-errata) 3.75/5 (Post-errata)
Art: 4.25/5 Horrifying as its effect is, still very cute!

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