Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan – #BODE-EN005
You can discard 1 other “Swordsoul” card or 1 other Wyrm monster; Special Summon this card from your hand, then you can Special Summon 1 “Swordsoul Token” (Wyrm/Tuner/WATER/Level 4/ATK 0/DEF 0). While that Token is in the Monster Zone, the player who Summoned it cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck, except Synchro Monsters. If this card is sent to the GY as Synchro Material: You can inflict 1200 damage to your opponent. You can only use each effect of “Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: February 22nd, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
All Swordsoul monsters that can produce a Token can give you a one-card Synchro, Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan is your big level Synchro summoner.
Instead of revealing a Swordsoul card or a Wyrm like with Mo Ye, Longyuan needs to discard that card. Longyuan can produce a Token monster off its Special Summon this way, same Token that all Swordsoul that produce tokens produce: Wyrm, Level 4, 0ATK/0DEF. If Longyuan gets used for a Synchro Summon you get to do burn damage instead of the free darw. 1200LP damage is okay, but not many decks or duelists care about LP nowadays. Strong DEF but low ATK make Longyuan not the greatest attacker.
There are many Level 10 monsters in the game, but you won’t have as many options because many of them are restrictive. Outside the Swordsoul archetype, Baronne de Fleur is the immediate choice for a Level 10 Synchro because of its spot removal during your turn and a one-time negate and destroy. Ruddy Rose Dragon can banish both players graveyards, and you always have Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying and Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Qixing Longyuan as your top choices.
Longyuan gets you to your big Synchro monsters, especially the archetype-specific ones. While you have to discard to Special Summon it, you get that token and you will be online for that big Synchro Summon to get back the advantage. Just make sure you have a Wyrm monster or Swordsoul card to discard.
Until Next Time
From Level 4 to Level 6 we got another card to help fast Synchro Summons: Swordsoul Strategiest Longyuan.
Longyuan is a Level 6 FIRE Wyrm with 1200 ATK and 2300 DEF. A good DEF stat for the Level, FIRE is a good Attribute, and Wyrm is still a nice typing with generic support. You can discard another Swordsoul card or Wyrm monster from your hand to Special Summon this card alongside a Swordsoul Token (Wyrm/Tuner/WATER/ATK 0/DEF 0) with the same restriction of only being able to summon Synchros from the Extra Deck while you control the Token. Again, you got instant access to a Synchro with this, only this time you do need the discard to summon it, which is fine to get a Level 6 on the field over going for a Tribute Summon. Second effect also triggers upon going to grave for a Synchro, this time burning the opponent for 1200 damage, which free burn is never bad. Each effect once again have the hard once per turn. Overall, Longyuan is another great card for the Swordsoul strategy and something you see a copy of in the Adventurer Rose Dragon Tenyi strategy cause of the ease it has to access a Level 10 Synchro. Another card you’re bound to see in Swordsoul 100% as well.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.5/5 Traitor
These cards-the names, the art, the lore, they are too cool. Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan is a Level 6, Fire/Wyrm Monster, with 1200 attack and 2300 defense. That defense wants to make up for the low attack, but still lacks a little itself. So, as we saw earlier this week, discard a Swordsoul or a Wyrm to Special Summon this from the Hand, bring out the same Token as yesterday, and Extra Deck up immediately as the same Synchro only clause is attached to the Token as before. The Token is the same as well, the only notable part being (again) that it’s a Level 4 you’re free to do with as you please. Instead of getting a card back, you can deal 1200 Damage to your opponent, which is what, 15% of their Lifepoints, when you use this as Synchro Material. So long as it ends up in the Graveyard, just be mindful of that. It’s more or less the same as Mo Ye, the bigger body can help, as this may stay on the Field longer. But that could keep the Token on the Field longer too, and you may not want that. Still a solid card though.
Art: 5/5 Not quite the angelish nightmare of yesterday 5/5, but this guy is a Shogun or Samurai, or something, and he’s got a 5/5 of his own accord. Love it
If Swordsoul of Mo Ye is the heart of the Swordsoul deck, then today’s Swordsoul Strategist Longyuan is the liver and pancreas of the deck. Longyuan is a level 6 FIRE wyrm, which might raise some flags, but most good cards above level 4 make up for it. 1200 attack is woefully low for a level 6, with 2300 defense being beefier but still not particularly high. That said, as this is a Swordsoul main deck monster, it is unlikely it will be attacking or be attacked except in emergencies.
Again a hard once per turn on both effects for obvious reasons. Unlike Mo Ye, Longyuan activates its effect from the hand, discarding any other Swordsoul card or wyrm monster to special summon itself, then special summon a Swordsoul token. Counting wyrms is already an exceedingly generous condition, but since it counts any Swordsoul card, you could dump any unnecessary or duplicate Swordsoul spells or traps to trigger Longyuan as well. Longyuan is infamously able to quickly summon any level 10 synchro on its own. While you could summon either of the in-house Swordsoul bosses, Swordsoul Supreme Sovereign – Chengying or Swordsoul Sinister Sovereign – Qinxing Longyuan (both of which are powerful monsters in their own right), most opt to summon Baronne de Fleur instead for an easy omni negate and protection against Nibiru, the Primal Being. Furthermore, if used for a synchro summon, you can burn your opponent for 1200 damage, which is a decent amount but is ultimately a small bonus on an already powerful effect, though it’s better than doing absolutely nothing. Longyuan’s only real downsides are if you somehow brick and can’t activate its effect, or the fact that summoning it off of Incredible Ecclesia, the Virtuous is pretty pointless. Overall though, an excellent card and a key component of Swordsoul strategies (haha).
Art: 3.75/5 Not as beautiful as Mo Ye but he’s still a cool cat; his hair..helmet…thing is pretty funny since it reminds me of ancient Chinese fashion.
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