Realm Elegy – #AGOV-EN052
Add 1 “Veda” monster from your Deck to your hand. If a face-up Tuner(s) you control is destroyed by battle or card effect while “Visas Starfrost” is on the field and this card is in your GY: You can banish this card, then target 1 of those destroyed monsters; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of “Realm Elegy” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: December 6th, 2023
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Realm Elegy is the first Veda card we’ve reviewed in a long while, if ever.
RoTA for the Veda archetype, though there are only two Main Deck monsters currently. Working alongside Visas Starfrost, this Spell gains its banish effect if you control Visas.
Add back a Tuner monster that was destroyed while controlling Visas Starfrost by banishing this card is pretty specific, even with three different monsters able to be/become Visas Starfrost. In regards to the two Veda monsters that exist currently, neither of them search or Special Summon any version of Visas, so you’re on your own to search out/dig for Visas Starfrost. Kalanta can Sepcial Summon himself while Visas is on the field and a card gets destroyed, while Kalarcanum is a Pendulum Monster we’ll be reviewing Friday, but needs its own effect to be Special Summoned.
The more monsters for the archetype in the Main Deck, the better this card can become. It is best when you have a lot of Tuner monsters going for you with Visas on the filed, and that means Mannadium alongside Veda. Find a balance and you’ll be able to get the most out of this card, even if it were just used as a search.
Until Next Time
Time to turn Veda into a proper archetype, since we got a searcher now: Realm Elegy.
Realm Elegy is a Normal Spell that lets you add any Veda monster from your Deck to your hand. As of right now, we really only have two targets. Veda Kalanta from the last set was alright, just it really needs a home to find full value from. The other target is Veda Kalarcanum, which of course we’ll get to in a few days. If a face-up Tuner(s) is destroyed by battle or card effect while Visas Starfrost is on the field and this card is in your graveyard, you can banish this card to target one of those destroyed monsters and add it back to your hand. It’s recovery, but requiring Visas Starfrost to specifically be on the field, no matter how many monsters treat themselves as Visas, is a strange requirement to ask for. Hard once per turn on each effect, of course. The searching is good, just lacking enough insane targets to really get something good out of it immediately. The recovery is specific, but I guess it’s fine for Mannadium. Hopefully we’ll see more Veda monsters in the future to improve on this card, but if you want to use the ones we currently have, play this, it’s at least searchable off of Visas Amritara.
Advanced Rating: 3/5
Art: 4/5 It’s the end of the world as we know it!
If Veda didn’t exist before, it does now; the Normal Spell Realm Elegy officially establishes Veda as an archetype (despite ironically not being a Veda card itself), and is searchable by Visas Amritara since it mentions Visas Starfrost. Realm Elegy’s first effect is not once per turn, simply searching any Veda card. To put it mildly, your choices are pretty dry– you can search Veda Kalantosa for a situational extender, or Veda’s “boss” as an alternative win condition in Mannadium. Realm Elegy’s other effect is a hard once per turn, triggering when a face-up Tuner (or more) you control is destroyed while you control Visas Starfrost. By banishing Realm Elegy from your Graveyard, you can recycle that Tuner (or one of them, if multiple) back to your hand. This effect is clearly meant to help recycle your Mannadium Tuners since you’ll be regularly destroying them in your combos. It’s not useless, though pretty limited in application when your regular combos will work just fine. While Veda’s boss is an interesting monster, Realm Elegy currently isn’t worth running in Mannadium outside of funky meme builds. Maybe when Veda becomes more robust as a package in Mannadium it’ll be a staple.
+Simple and clean ROTA that can also extend
-Limited applications in its intended deck
Art: 3.5/5 End of the world!
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