Predaplant Ambulomelides – #DIFO-EN037
2 “Predaplant” monsters
If this card is Fusion Summoned: You can add 1 “Predaplant” monster or 1 “Predap” Spell/Trap from your Deck, GY, or face-up Extra Deck to your hand. You can target 1 monster your opponent controls with a Predator Counter or 1 monster you control; Tribute it, and if you do, Special Summon 1 “Predaplant” monster from your Deck. You can only use each effect of “Predaplant Ambulomelides” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: July 6th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Predaplant Ambulomelides is another Fusion for the Predaplant archetype, but much weaker in stats.
Two Predaplants make up the fusion requirements, a step away from the typical “DARK” materials needed, but that just makes this centric to only to Predaplants. When you Fusion Summon Ambulomelides, you get a Predaplant monster, Spell/Trap for your trouble, and it can be from anywhere except banished, that is utility. You shouldn’t have any problems adding something to your hand with Ambulomelides. Being lower in ATK and high in DEF, Ambulomelides may be just an extender to get to your bigger Predaplant Fusion Monsters, especially if you use the previous CoTD entries to make Ambulomelides.
The tribute a monster with a Predator Counter or a monster you control effect is a good deck searcher/thinner effect to get you to something specific in your deck. Tribute your opponent’s monster with a Predator Counter on it would be the optimal play, especially when Triantis will put a Predator Counter on your opponent’s monster when used for a Fusion Summon, then Ambulomelides can pop it to get to something in your deck: Predaplant Chlamydosundew to instantly go into another Fusion Summon without needing to use a Fusion Spell. Darlingtonia Cobra is still a thing and will get you any Fusion or Poly Spell in your deck when Special Summoned, in case you didn’t search a Fusion-specific Spell with Ambulomelides’s effect. With the entire archetype to choose from with both effects, Ambulomelides needed to have lower stats to balance it out.
Predator Counters are becoming more and more central to a dedicated Predaplant strategy, and even a hybrid strategy with Predaplants. They are easier to produce now and have more monsters that benefit from them being on the field. Ambulomelides is a great extender for the deck and can hold its own in DEF if necessary. You may not even need to use your own monsters to summon it if your opponent has some Predator Counters already on their monsters and you have the right cards: a great mechanic for a Fusion-based strategy. Also, Instant Fusion is a thing with this monster too.
Until Next Time
Can’t do Predaplant support without giving some new Fusions, so midweek brings us the latest Predaplant Fusion: Predaplant Ambulomelides.
Ambulomelides is a Level 5 DARK Plant Fusion with 1000 ATK and 2500 DEF. A great DEF stat at the very least, plus DARK and Plant continues here. Fusion Materials are any 2 Predaplants, so super easy to get out if you aren’t using Instant Fusion, since this is Level 5. Upon Fusion Summon, you can add any Predaplant monster or Predap Spell/Trap from your Deck, graveyard, or face-up Extra Deck to your hand, which is great searching for a monster pretty easy to get out to begin with, plus you basically get the whole archetype at your fingertips with this card. Second effect lets you target and tribute either a monster the opponent controls with a Predator Counter or any monster you control to summon a Predaplant from the Deck. A good way to get out some of your best monsters in Predaplants to get bodies for Fusion Summons or ways to search your Fusion cards, assuming you don’t summon something that itself can Fusion Summon. Makes more use of the opponent’s monsters having Predator Counters as well. Hard once per turn on each effect, which is fair. This is really a great card for the Predaplant archetype for its searching and ability to summon any of your monsters from Deck. It’s easy to get out and it being a Fusion lets you access some of your other Fusions. It’s one Fusion I can understand multiples being ran in the Deck.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 4.5/5 This is what happens when you don’t use enough water.
Who knew these guys had any Fusions =D Predaplant Ambulomelides is a Level 5, Dark/Plant Fusion, with 1000 atk but a brutish 2500 def. Only requiring any 2 Predaplant Monsters for Fusion Summon, is a great way to start. Fusion Summon is an automatic +1 of any Predaplant Monster or Magic/Trap from your Hand, Deck, Grave, OR face-up Extra Deck. Which is phenomenal and insane simultaneously. Another ability to Tribute a Monster of yours OR your opponent’s, so long as it has a Predator Counter on it, gives you a free Special Summon (well a 1-for-1 off your opponent’s Monster, anyway) of ANY Predaplant from your Deck. Each Effect is Once per Turn. So it doesn’t need attack, just sits on that Defense, nets you a card, and destroys an opponent’s card (or one of yours, if necessary) while bringing out other cards in the Theme? Fantastic
Art: 4.5/5 Cooler, and creepier, maybe this trip won’t have a horror ending
You gotta have another Fusion monster in a wave of Fusion archetype support. Predaplant Ambulomelides (I get that they’re the scientific names of plants, but why?!) is a level 5 DARK Plant Fusion monster, which again is not abnormal for a Predaplant. It only needs any two Predaplants as Fusion material, so summoning it isn’t hard at all, and you can even summon it with Instant Fusion. Though it has a wimpy 1000 attack for a level 5 monster, 2500 defense is okay in case you need a wall.
Both of Ambulomelides’s effects are predictably a hard once per turn. If it’s Fusion summoned, you can search any Predaplant monster or Predap Spell or Trap, or recycle it from your Graveyard or face-up in the Extra Deck. Depending on your hand, you’ll probably want to get either of the Pendulum guys for combos, Predapratice as an emergency extender, or Predaplanning if you need more aggressive disruption. If you summoned Ambulomelides off of Instant Fusion from the Predaplant Orphys Scorpio combo, you’ll already have enough materials to go straight into Predaplant Dragostapelia or even Predaplant Triphyoverutum. Ambulomelides’s other effect allows you to target and tribute either one of your own monsters or an opponent’s monster with a Predator Counter to Special Summon Predaplant from your deck. If you haven’t already summoned Scorpio, you could even tribute Ambulomelides itself to bring it out; otherwise, you can bring out Predaplant Sarracenient for a search if it’s sent to the Graveyard by card effect or Predaplant Byblisp for a monster search and extra body if there are Predator Counters on the field, not to mention functioning as a boardbreaker going second. Overall, an incredible combo piece for Predaplants; while you won’t necessarily need three, you will run at least one.
Art: 4.5/5 I thought the plant Ambulomelides was related to pineapples based on this monster, but apparently not. Oops!
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