Protecting Spirit Loagaeth – #DAMA-EN025
If this card on the field is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 monster on the field; it cannot be destroyed by battle this turn. You can only use each of the following effects of “Protecting Spirit Loagaeth” once per turn. If an effect of a Fairy monster you control is activated (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your hand. You can target 1 face-up card your opponent controls and 1 Attack Position monster you control; banish that opponent’s card, and if you do, change your monster to Defense Position.
Date Reviewed: August 30th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Protecting Spirit Loagaeth starts off a look at some cards from Dawn of Majesty and is some good Fairy-Type support.
When she’s destroyed you get to choose some battle protection for the turn for a lucky monster. The only time you’d choose an opponent’s monster would be if it had very low ATK and wanted to continue to deal damage because your opponent had other stronger monsters, otherwise your monster (if any) will get the battle protection. Okay ATK/DEF for a Level 7, and thankfully she can be Special Summoned, otherwise she wouldn’t be as playable. Fairy effect activates, Special Summon Loagaeth. Banish a face-up card of your opponents for the cost of turning a Fairy into defense is a pretty good effect that doesn’t even have a drawback, considering your ability to use the Extra Deck. If these effects were Quick-Like they would be better, giving Loagaeth the ability to play offense or defense either turn, but this works well with Fairy-Type monsters having a great amount of support and Special Summon abilities. Combined with Master Hyperion and Archlord Krystia, Loagaeth would be a finishing piece in an OTK. Of those monsters previously mentioned she is the third best of them, but that is beside the point.
Good monster with potential within the archetype.
Until Next Time
DAMA reviews begin and with a new Fairy archetype came a new generic Fairy as well: Protecting Spirit Loagaeth.
Loagaeth is a Level 7 LIGHT Fairy with 2400 ATK and 2100 DEF. Overall solid stats for a Level 7 and the LIGHT/Fairy combo compliment each other well. If this card on the field would be destroyed in battle or via a card effect, you can target a monster on the field so it cannot be destroyed in battle that turn. It’s an alright first effect, mostly going to come up when the opponent is going to run over your monsters, though in that case they can just destroy this last. It’s most likely for when they destroy this in Main Phase 1 I guess. That’s not the selling point to this card, however. If an effect of a Fairy monster you control is activated (except during the Damage Step), you can Special Summon this card from your hand. Pretty nice and easy way to get a free body on board as easily as Normal Summoning The Agent of Mystery – Earth for a search or The Agent of Creation – Venus to get some Mystical Shine Balls. The second effects lets you target a face-up card the opponent controls and an Attack Position monster you control to banish the opponent’s card and swap your monster to Defense Position. A fairly good removal effect as well, even if just on face-up cards, and all you got to do is swap the battle position of one of your monsters. Best part is that it doesn’t have to be a Fairy and it doesn’t have the be the turn said monster is summoned so you can just swap it back if you want to attack with it. Both the latter effects are HOPT, likely to balance out you not getting too many free 2400 bodies on board with removal. Overall, she’s a fairly good piece of generic Fairy support. Might not be no Archlord Krystia, but she’s good enough to warrant a spot in any Fairy strategy.
Advanced Rating: 3.5/5
Art: 4.5/5 I see the Ecclesia comparisons even though Loagaeth doesn’t have anything to actually do with the lore.
Protecting Spirit Loagaeth is an interesting card for the Fairy player. Light/Fairy, Level 7, and at an initial glance, we’re not too flattered by 2400/2100 for stats. But she can Special Summon from your Hand if your Fairy activates its Effect, save during the Damage Step, and that should be insanely easy for you to do. It’s nice you don’t have to successfully resolve said Effect in order to drop this to your Field. It does kind of encourage playing multiple of these, and I’m not sure I’d use more than one (honestly if I were using one at all). Also, by Targeting a face-up opponent’s card and an attack position Monster of yours, you can remove the opponent’s card from play, as well as shifting your chosen Monster from attack to defense position. Banishing an opponent’s card (this is open to any type so long as it’s face-up) just for shifting Battle Position of one of your Monsters IS a good thing. You may not always have a Monster in attack for that BUT, even if not, on your Turn alone, just drop something, use this Effect, it shifts afterward…both those Effects are once per Turn. Assumedly here to keep you from flooding 3 of these in a single Turn, as well as being able to remove multiple opponent’s cards in a Turn (though needing them to be face-up does kind of balance that out in my mind). Additionally, you can Target a Monster on the Field preventing it from Battle Destruction for the Turn, whenever this card is destroyed by Battle or Card Effect. One Turn doesn’t seem like a great deal of protection, and while the open-ended aspect here is nice, as well as it being vague making it easier to go off, and it should almost always. It’s a fine and fun card to open the week.
Art: So loageth, loosely translated, seems to mean ‘speech from God’ and given she’s a Fairy, I suppose the association can make sense. The dark background really compliments how pretty she is on the card and the brightness in her wings, hair, and attire. 4/5
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