Polymerization – #SGX2-ENA12

Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand or field as Fusion Material.

Date Reviewed:  May 18th, 2023

Rating: 4.0

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King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Polymerization is our Throwback Thursday choice and that is quite a long throwback ago.

The OG of Fusion Spells, Poly has been in the game since the first set and has been the tried and tested way of summoning any Fusion Monster in the game for literal decades. Sure, there are monsters that can only be Fusion Summoned with their own Fusion Spell, but typically this is always an option if you are Fusion Summoning. Searchable, Poly works alongside King of the Swamp well with it acting as a RoTA as well as a potential fusion substitute for your Fusion Summon. There are also more cards that have been made that can search Poly and some work within archetypes like Fluffals and Lunalights. Fusion Sage and Fusion Recovery are two the many Spell cards that can search and retrieve Poly respectively. It isn’t a Quick-Play, nor can it use your opponent’s monsters like Super Polymerization, but it doesn’t cost anything to use and literally will always be an option for players who Fusion Summon.

Polymerization has stood the test of time and is the go-to Fusion Spell for Fusion Summoning. Every archetype that has Fusion Monsters now typically get their own personal Fusion Spell, but if they don’t, they will always have Poly to fall back on and support around it to use.

Advanced-4/5     Art-5/5

Until Next Time

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We’ve been through so much of the Albaz lore and reviewed so many different Throwback Thursday options that we might as well review this card at some point, so for the first time in over 20 years on here, we review Polymerization.

Polymerization is your classic Normal Spell that lets you Fusion Summon any Fusion by using monsters from your hand or field as material. It’s as simple as it gets for Fusion Summoning and the go-to for archetypes lacking their own Fusion Spells or looking for more considering how searchable the card is. Think of almost any card searching your generic Fusion Spells and Polymerization is always one of them, or if the card would search for a specific Fusion Spell, that Spell is most likely going to be Polymerization. It’s been the heart and soul of the Fusion mechanic since the card debuted in Legend of Blue-Eyes back when the game started. Not every Fusion archetype might need it, but others can’t go without it. Thankfully there’s a million ways to get to the card.

Advanced Rating: 5/5

Art: 5/5 for the classic swirl and 3/5 for the anime art, if you’re gonna be a swirl on a Fusion Spell, you’ll be lucky to top the classic.

Mighty Vee

In a very special retro Throwback Thursday, today we’re covering Polymerization, one of the more iconic Spells of Yugioh as a whole, coming from the very first sets of the card game. Polymerization hardly needs explanation; it’s a Normal Spell with a single non-once per turn effect letting you Fusion Summon any appropriate Fusion monster from your Extra Deck by sending its materials from your hand or field. Fusion as a whole has gone from zero to hero in Yugioh’s history; in ancient times, the only Fusion monster even remotely worth making was Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon, since Thunder Dragon could essentially duplicate itself for the Fusion materials. Most other Fusion cards either had horrible stats, bricky materials that weren’t worth it, or often, both issues at once. Despite this, Polymerization in particularly is notoriously easy to search as a result of numerous attempts to patch up the mechanic; King of the Swamp, Fusion Sage, Vision HERO Vyon, Elemental HERO Blazeman, Frightfur Patchwork, and Keeper of Dragon Magic are just a few of the cards that can search it, so they’ve tried really hard to make it accessible. While fusing with Polymerization as a main strategy still hasn’t penetrated the meta, Polymerization still sees use in modern decks, if only because of the free value from aforementioned searchers. Branded decks pack at least one with the Frightfur engine as an emergency for fusing, and if it ends up in the Graveyard, it gives Guardian Chimera some protection as well. Tearlaments decks also used it as added value for King of the Swamp. Outside of high tier decks, many decks still use the original Polymerization simply because of how accessible it is, like HERO and Frightfur. Of course, the root issue of Fusion requiring multiple monsters to make a single monster prevents Polymerization from being easily splashed, but it’s nice that it can still be played in many modern decks.

Advanced: 3/5

Art: 3/5 (Original) Iconic, but kinda trippy
3.5/5 (Alternate) Now this is pretty spicy, you can actually see the original unnamed Dragon and Fiend monsters doing their little Fusion dance.

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