Predaplant Triantis – #DIFO-EN019
Pendulum Effect – While this card is in your Pendulum Zone, if you Fusion Summon a DARK Fusion Monster, you can also use cards in your Pendulum Zones as monsters on the field, as material for its Fusion Summon.
Monster Effect – If this card is sent to the GY or added to your Extra Deck face-up because it was used as Fusion Material: You can choose monsters on the field, up to the number of monsters you control, and place 1 Predator Counter on each one, and if you do, any of those monsters that are Level 2 or higher become Level 1 as long as they have a Predator Counter.
Date Reviewed: July 5th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Predaplant Triantis continues with our focus on Predaplants and Pendulum Monsters as well.
As a Pendulum Spell, Triantis can be used alongside Bufolicula yesterday to make a Fusion Summon. Being able to use Pendulum Monsters in your Pendulum Zones opens up even more options for Pendulum Decks, especially Predaplants which aren’t picky about their fusion materials, typically Plant-Type or DARK. Triantis can function as a fusion material and the big end of your scale, double useful, and not only in Predaplants.
As a monster, Triantis does the Predator Counter mechanic when used for a Fusion Summon, but it has to be sent to the grave or face-up into the Extra Deck. The more monsters you control, the more Predator Counters you get to place on monsters, so you should get at least one counter with Triantis being used as a Fusion Summon. The archetype does have some good monsters that need those counters to be at their best: Dragostapelia is a Skill Drain against monsters with those counters, Chlamydosundew can use monsters your opponent has with those counters alongside itself for a Fusion Summon, and a few Predaplant monsters can tribute a monster with a Predator Counter to Special Summon themselves. Even with one counter, Triantis should become something like Dragostapelia which will put another Predator Counter on a monster, netting you at least two counters on monsters and Dragostapelia will be negating those effect(s).
Predaplant Triantis is a great pair with Bufolicula. Much like when Yang Zing got their Pendulum Monsters, these may be worth adding into a dedicated Predaplant deck, or even some DARK-Fusion strategies.
Until Next Time
From one end of the scale to the other, we got Predaplat Triantis.
Triantis is a Level 8 Scale 8 DARK Plant Pendulum with 2400 ATK and 1000 DEF. Regular Monarch stats on a Level 8 aren’t too great, but DARK and Plant are still nice, and Scale 8 opens a wide Pendulum Summon in Predaplants, but ironically not for this. Pendulum Effect lets you use the cards in your Pendulum Scales for the Fusion Summon of a DARK monster while this is in the Scale, giving you more options to Fusion Summon after you potentially used the Pendulum Summon, and to make more use from yesterday’s card. Monster Effect triggers if sent to the graveyard or added to the Extra Deck face-up because it was used as Fusion Material, letting you choose monsters on the field up to the number of monsters you control and place a Predator Counter on them (with all monsters gaining Predator Counters that had Levels becoming Level 1). It’s a good way at least to spread Predator Counters in Predaplants to use the cards that want those on the field. More ways to spread Counters is always nice, and this rewards you for doing something you should want to do in Predaplants already. Triantis is another alright card for Predaplants, as it helps use your Scales for Fusion Summons and spreads Predator Counters.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 4/5 It’s a nice looking plant thing, though I don’t know if I’d want to grow this.
Predaplant Triantis is a much bigger Pendulum Monster than yesterday. Level 8, still Dark/Plant, with paltry stats at 2400/1000 and an 8 on the Pendulum Scale. The Monster Effect here is rather lackluster, too. Each Monster card on the Field, you can add a Predator counter to, for each Monster you have on the Field, under same clause of yesterday of going to the Grave or Extra Deck face-up vis a vis Fusion Material. Each Monster that is Level 2 or higher becomes Level 1 as long as they have a Predator Counter. That CAN mess with Extra Deck plays, sure, but it’s not a very reliable Effect, or bringing out a weak Level 8 Monster.
Pendulum Side is Scale 8, which is good, and combos well with yesterdays card. The Pendulum Effect, also like yesterday, is what you want, where if you Fusion Summon for a Dark/Fusion Monster, you can also use cards in your Pendulum Zone as Material. That’s a whole new resource pool, and only speeds along an all ready quick Deck. I guess these guys are supposed to have disproportionally bad Monster Effects and good Pendulum ones, cause 2-for-2 here thus far.
Art: 3.5/5 A little creepier than yesterday results in a lower score, but the trip continues, and you’re near peak right here. I fear this will only get worse before it gets better.
Designed as a companion card to yesterday’s Predaplant Bufolicula, Predaplant Triantis is a level 8 DARK Plant Pendulum monster, with a Pendulum Scale of 8 (which makes sense, considering Arc-V era decks are obsessed with Pendulum Summoning level 7 monsters). Being level 8 can lead to some bricking problems, but fortunately being a Pendulum monster downplays it a lot. 2400 attack is quite low for a level 8 monster and 1000 defense is very low, so while it could attack in a pinch, it’s not really designed to fight.
Triantis has a very unique Pendulum effect; while it’s in a Pendulum Zone, you can use monsters in your Pendulum Zone as Fusion material for a DARK Fusion monster as if they were on the field. Not only does this nicely complement Bufolicula, it also helps enable cards like Super Polymerization and Predaplant Triphyoverutum, both of which mandate Fusion materials on the field. While, again, this effect doesn’t do much on its own, it will definitely be integrated into combos where it’ll be live, and don’t forget that Bufolicula can recycle it!
Triantis’s monster effect is oddly not once per turn, allowing you to place Predator Counters on any monsters on the field up to the number of monsters you control when it’s sent to the Graveyard or the Extra Deck as Fusion material. In addition to the other obstacles that come with Predator Counters, counters placed by Triantis will reduce the levels of level 2 or higher monsters to 1, which can put a monkey wrench into Synchro, Ritual, and Xyz plays. This sounds pretty crazy, but usually it won’t be doing much since either your opponent’s board will be empty, or they will have already completed their combo. Many winning decks currently only run one copy, but since it’s a Pendulum monster, I think you could get away with running two or three if you really wanted to, just for extra field bodies.
Art: 4.25/5 Praying Mantises are always low-hanging fruit for cool bugs, but they had to be extra and give it spikes, huh?
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