Tribute 1 Effect Monster, then target 1 Effect Monster your opponent controls; send it to the GY, then Special Summon 1 Level 7 or higher Normal Monster from your hand or Deck. You can only activate 1 “Successor Soul” per turn. You can only attack with 1 monster during the turn you activate this card.
November 9th, 2020
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Hello Pojo Fans,
Successor Soul starts the week and with the election last week a few of this weeks cards are fitting.
Quick-Play for decks utilizing high level Normal Monsters. You lose an effect monster of yours, and use this card, but thin your deck (or from the hand, but why not go for your deck) and get rid of one of your opponents effect monsters. Non-destruction gets around certain protections and effects, and you are pulling a big monster from your deck. The attack restriction isn’t anything, especially if Soul is used on your opponents turn. I’d say it’d be best to use Successor Soul on your opponents turn, having it be a disruption on their turn and set you up for your next turn. You don’t want to restrict yourself to one monster for the turn on your own turn, that stops you from rushing your opponent. This card is meant for Blue-Eyes and Dark Magician decks, but those decks have several ways to pull their archetype monster from the deck already. It is good disruption, though it doesn’t negate anything. You have to tribute regardless, so you might lose out if Soul is negated.
Successor Soul decent. It can disrupt and pull a big monster from your deck, but you have to use it when you can gain the most from all its effects.
Until Next Time
Mega Tins came out not long ago and gave us 4 new cards to the TCG, perfect for a themed week here with a Throwback Thursday. We mainly got Dark Magician and Blue-Eyes support and this first card shows the idea of that: Successor Soul.
Successor Soul is a Quick-Play Spell that lets you tribute an Effect Monster and target an Effect Monster the opponent controls to tribute their monster and summon a Level 7 or higher Normal Monster from the Deck. You can only activate 1 of these a turn and you can only attack with 1 monster the turn you use this card. The hard once per turn is fine and the attack restriction is easy to get around by using this on the opponent’s turn. The nice thing here is that you can get rid of an opponent’s Monster and summon your powerful vanilla from the Deck. Now this is probably most fitting in a Deck using Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Dark Magician, or even Red-Eyes Black Dragon, but I’m sure some people could try throwing in three of this and 1 vanilla for the option, though there are better choices for what this does in any Deck. This at least gets rid of an opponent’s Monster and gets you to your ace of your Deck more likely than not, but it’s easy Ash Blossom bait and it’ll hurt after you have to give up a Monster to use this to begin with. It’s a decent card, but it has its risk and you certainly don’t want to draw the vanilla if it isn’t going to be a key part of your strategy, that’s why I’d just keep it in Dark Magician or Blue-Eyes Decks mainly.
Advanced Rating: 3/5
Art: 4.5/5 Big fan of how Blue-Eyes is portrayed here. Not many bad artworks with Blue-Eyes in it.
Successor Soul–was this an election joke, or a happy coincidence? Anyway, this is a Normal Magic that tandoms well with higher level Normal Monsters…what do players like that fit that category? Dark Magician, Blue Eyes White Dragon, Red Eyes Black Dragon…Remember them? Tributing an Effect Monster lets you Target and send an opponent’s Effect Monster to their Graveyard to Special Summon a Level 7 or higher Normal from your Hand or Deck. The utility there is great, you’re likely getting rid of a big threat of the opponent’s, also an awesome thing, and you get to drop a high level Monster of your own. This is a 2-for-1, a weird one, where you give up two cards and your opponent loses one, but you get one back. And if you get rid of a Level 4 or lower of yours (as you should) and drop something that required two Tributes, you’re more or less even at least overall. It is a +1 in Field Presence for you. You can only play one of these a turn, which at a glance, seems silly. Dropping 3 high levels might not be a terrible thing, but dumping 3 opponent’s Monsters in one turn I guess was too much. Only being able to attack with 1 Monster the turn you use this is a Drawback, but it’s still a fun card if you can fit it in any of the above mentioned builds.
Art: 4/5 I THINK this is BEWD, and if it’s a new take, awesome. Whatever it is, I’m a fan.
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