#5 – Summon Sorceress
Date Reviewed: December 25, 2018
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1 is bad. 3 is average. 5 is great.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Summon Sorceress comes in our #5 spot for 2018
Link 3 that needs two or more of the same Type, but Tokens are a no-go, making this card a good choice for any deck that plays one Type (Cyberse, Spellcaster, Warrior, etc.). Off the Link Summon you can give your opponent a monster if the zone SS points to is open, which initially doesn’t sound good, but it gives you another target for her second effect. Special Summon a monster from the deck with the same Type to a zone she points to, but it’s in defense and gets its effects negated. This immediately sets up a Link 4 summon, which could lead to massive damage (Borrelsword Dragon) or you could steal your monster back (Borreload Dragon). She is one of the cards, like Firewall Dragon, that result in degenerate plays, which is why she is banned in the OCG and likely will be hit on the next ban list. The ease to Link Summon her, the deck thin ability, alongside the Special Summon ability she gives you is too much power for one card. You don’t even need to use her first effect, just make sure there’s a monster she points to on your side and you are in business. Even the Special Summon to your opponents side of the field can result in you gaining advantage. Summoning a card like Scrap Searcher to your opponents side of the field to Raigeki their field is ridiculous, and Searcher isn’t the only card that has this kind of effect. Damage monsters like Zombie Mammoth blow up straight-away and do damage to your opponent, Burning Abyss will nuke themselves if there’s another monster on your opponents side, netting you advantage. Summon Sorceress once summoned helps the player combo out into bigger and better monsters.
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Everything about this card screams abuse. Summon Sorceress is a Link 3 Dark Spellcaster-type Link Monster with 2400 Atk with Top, Bottom Left, and Bottom Right Arrows. Her materials are just any 2 or more same type monsters except tokens. That’s very easy to accomplish in most decks. Even decks that splash other engines can utilize Summon Sorceress’ effects. The first effect being to Special Summon a monster from your hand to your opponent’s side of the field in def position after she has been Link Summoned. Giving the opponent a free monster seems like a bad idea, but sometimes you already know that you need them to have something so you can continue your combos. For the second effect, you might need the first. That’s because you can target a face up monster she points to and Special Summon the same type monster from your deck in Def position to a different zone she points to. The monster Special Summoned with the second effect has its effects negated, but this makes Link climbing very easy. It’s only once per turn, and you can only really use the effects when she is in an Extra Monster Zone. Other than that, she is extremely splashable in many decks. Summon Sorceress can easily put monsters on the field that affect both players, or start some weird Kaiju plays, or just make Link Blocking easier. She even looks great. Run 3 while you can.
Score: 4.75/5 Art: 5/5
What a card to review on Christmas Day, originally released as a Jump Promo but released outside America in the Soul Fusion Special Edition, we have Summon Sorceress.
Summon Sorceress is a Link-3 DARK Spellcaster with 2400 ATK and arrows pointing Up, Bottom Left, and Bottom Right. ATK is good, type and attribute is good, and the arrows are about standard for a Link-3. The summoning requirements for this are 2+ monsters with the same Type, except tokens. Cards like Isolde and Crystron Needlefiber (if we ever get that) make this very easy to summon, but even without those this card won’t be too difficult to summon. If Summon Sorceress is Link Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 monster from your hand to your opponent’s field in a zone this points to in Defense Position. You’ll rarely do this, but it helps you to trigger its other effect if you need. You can target 1 face-up monster this card points to and Special Summon 1 monster with the same Type as that monster to a zone this card points to in Defense Position with its effects negated. No other restrictions, though. If this points to a Warrior, you can summon something like Destiny HERO – Malicious and link it away then use the GY effect of Malicious. If this points to a plant, summon Glow-Up Bulb and Link that away and then use the GY effect of Bulb to revive it. This is a very powerful combo card that extends your plays so much. It is so good that the OCG has banned it already back in October, being their first banned Link Monster. I imagine the TCG will ban this card eventually, it is just so powerful and allows for many powerful plays. Summon Sorceress is worthy of a spot on this list.
Advanced Rating: 5/5
Art: 4.5/5 Standard female artwork, but she’s still cute.
My #5: Infinite Impermanence
Coming in at #5 on our list is Summon Sorceress. A card we’ve yet to review, so that’s a win, and an oddity in that we have a card Banned in the OCG but Unlimited in the TCG at present. Our cute friend is a Link 3 Monster, of the Dark, Spellcaster type requiring a fairly generic Summon of 2+ Monsters of the same type (excluding Tokens) to be fair and honest, but still allowing her to splash into many non-Spellcaster Decks.
The arrows here are the bottom diagonals as well as the top center, which plays into her first ability, which lets you Special Summon a Monster in Defense position to your opponent’s Field (Monster comes from your Hand) and it has to be in a zone this card points to…so you see, you have the one option directly above. The second effect also plays well and similarly.
It gives you another Special Summon (this one is once per turn) and this Monster comes from your Deck to another zone this card points to, (with negated effect(s) as long as it’s the same Type of Monster as one already Linked to this card. So that gives you abuse on the Pendulum side of things as well, and only further opens your ways to play and abuse this card. Throw on her 2400 attack and she’s a force to be reckoned with.
Art: 5/5 Very cute, love the red hair amidst her dark and scattered purple clothes, as well as her weapon and the swirling blue background.
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