Snowdrop the Rikka Fairy
You can Tribute 1 Plant monster; Special Summon both this card and 1 Plant monster from your hand, also you cannot Special Summon for the rest of this turn, except Plant monsters. You can target 1 Plant monster you control; all Plant monsters you currently control become that monster’s Level until the end of this turn. You can only use each effect of “Snowdrop the Rikka Fairy” once per turn.
June 16th, 2020
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Snowdrop the Rikka Fairy is another of the high level Plant-Type monsters much like the Tytannial monsters from long ago in the game.
Level 8, Plant but Fairy in its name and a WATER Attribute, she is a +1 for Plants and can Special Summon herself, taking away her reliance on Lonefire like so many other high-level plants. Locking yourself into a certain Type of monster is hardly ever a hindrance, no problems there. Level changing ability grants you easy Xyz Summoning of Plant-based monsters the turn she is activates her effect, or access to any Xyz if you have her on the field by other means, such as Lonefire Blossom. Strong DEF but weak ATK make Snowdrop the exact opposite of previous Level 8 Plant girls, but her abilities far outweigh the low ATK. As a WATER archetype, WATER-based cards like Moray of Greed can be utilized. Her ability to Special Summon herself by merely tributing a Plant monster (not even from her own archetype) and pull a potential high level Plant-Type from your hand onto the field is more than enough reason to play her in any Plant-based strategy.
Art-5/5- This whole archetype is beautiful
Until Next Time
Now we get to the Rikka you might most likely be searching off yesterday’s card: Snowdrop the Rikka Fairy.
Snowdrop is a Level 8 WATER Plant with 1200 ATK and 2600 DEF. Good DEF makes up for low ATK, and we got a fine Type and Attribute still. The first effect lets you tribute a Plant to Special Summon this card and another Plant from hand in exchange for only being able to Special Summon Plants for the rest of the turn. Getting two monsters from hand is pretty good to really help you make your plays. It summons any Plant as well, not just a Rikka. You can get a boss monster with one of the Plant Princesses or get any Plant from Deck by summoning Lonefire Blossom from hand. The second effect lets you target a Plant you control to make all Plants you currently control become the Level of the targeted monster. This is an Xyz-based Deck, so the Level modification here fits in well to go for your Rank 4, 6, or 8 in the archetype. It’s easy for a Rank 8 by just targeting Snowdrop herself and using the monster you summoned with her for said Rank 8. You’ll likely be locked to Plants, so you have Rikka’s boss or you can go for Alsei for its potential adding of the top card of your Deck to hand or bouncing a card if you miss the guess. Snowdrop also allows Link fodder, but I’m sure you found Link fodder before summoning this like with Evil Thorn or maybe the Predaplants. Snowdrop is one of the better Rikka monsters to make your Xyzs, so it’s easy to make this a staple in the archetype.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.75/5 Like this one better than yesterday.
Snowdrop the Rikka Fairy is next up in the Theme. Level 8, Water/Plant, with a bit so great 1200 attack but pretty solid 2600 defense. Tributing a Plant lets you Special Summon this card from your Hand. One Tribute is better than two absolutely.
But you also get to Special Summon another Plant Monster from your Hand with this effect. And if you’re dropping another Level 8, that’s opening your Extra Deck, as well as saving you from other Tributes.
But we also see the Level of your second Monster is irrelevant as this card lets you choose one of your Plants and make them all that Monster’s Level. This card works for the Extra Deck plays instead of playing off the Main like yesterday. But it’s still great
Art: 5/5 again. This picture is definitely cuter than yesterday and the art fits better too. The lack of the weird glowing eyes is a plus too
This may be the most versatile card in the archetype. It definitely doesn’t need to be in a Rikka exclusive deck.
The Special Summoning effect is incredibly powerful. Gigaplant comes to mind on a first read, and I have to conclude that it is the most generic play to make here. Alternatively, Lonefire Blossom can lead into Gigaplant while still not using a Normal Summon up otherwise needed for the Gemini Summon.
The level modulation is powerful for both Synchro and XYZ options. Even with only Plants as an option, you can make some great plays.
I used this card in my Traptrix and Aromage decks with excellent results. If you run plant based decks, this card can get your plays going.
The art on this card is pretty much a giant clash. The background seems out of place with the monster. It wouldn’t be so noticeable if the subject-glow wasn’t there. The monster itself has a nice design, though, and the card is easily recognized on the table and in hand.
Versatility – 5
Rogue Plays – 5
Art – 3
Balance – 5
Uniqueness – 5
I score this card 5/5. There are very few ways for this to be a dead card, and it partners well with Lonefire Blossom and Gigaplant.
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