Tearlaments Perlegia – #PHHY-EN061
Fusion Monsters and “Tearlaments” monsters you control gain 500 ATK. If an Aqua “Tearlaments” monster is sent to your GY by card effect (except during the Damage Step): You can send 1 Level 4 or lower Aqua monster from your Deck to the GY, but if you sent a non-“Tearlaments” monster to the GY, for the rest of this turn you cannot activate cards, or the effects of cards, with the same name as that sent card. You can only use this effect of “Tearlaments Perlegia” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: April 26th, 2023
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Hello Pojo Fans,
Tearlaments Perlegia is a less popular Field Spell for Tearlaments.
Any Fusion monster and Tearlaments monster gets a small 500ATK boost: this isn’t much and likely won’t come into play minus a small bit of damage.
Aqua-Type Tearlaments monsters sent to the grave by card effects turn this Field Spell into a Level 4 or lower Aqua monster Foolish Burial. This Field Spell is another way to get your Tearlaments grave effect(s) firing off, but if you send a non-Tearlaments monster with this effect then you lock yourself out of that card’s effect(s) for the turn. Not the fastest effects but it does help to get you something if you lose an Aqua-Type Tearlaments monster. All the ladies of the Main Deck are limited to 1, Kitkallos is banned, and the only other Aqua-Type monster I could see being run is King of the Swamp to help get you fusion opportunities. You still have one copy of each Tearlaments lady, Reinoheart can be played at 3, and Rulkallos can be got through the previously mentioned King of the Swamp, meaning you’ll never be locked out of a card’s effect(s).
The ATK gain isn’t why you would play this card. You play this card because it is another way to get to your Tearlaments. If you send KotS to the grave with this you’ll still be able to use it as a Fusion Summon, you aren’t playing Polymerization in the deck alongside it, it’s just a Fusion material for your Rulkallos. While Tearlaments still have Foolish Burial, their archetype-specific cards that do the same, and still hard-drawing any of the four Main Deck monsters (or any of the one copy of each Ishizu monsters that helped along the way), Tearlaments can always use even for a turn another Foolish Burial.
Until Next Time
We now look at the Tearlaments side of things and look at the Field Spell that’s part of the archetype by name: Tearlaments Perlegia.
Perlegia is a Field Spell that gives your Fusion Monsters and Tearlaments a 500 ATK boost, which is a classic boosting effect from really old Field Spells. Thankfully we got more than that on this card. If an Aqua Tearlaments monster is sent to your graveyard by a card effect, you can send a Level 4 or lower Aqua monster from your Deck to the graveyard, but if you sent a non-Tearlaments monster, then for the rest of the turn you cannot activate cards or the effects of cards with the same name for the rest of the turn, so unless you’re trying to get more Fusion Material, you’re more than likely sending a Tearlaments monster to trigger their Fusion Summoning effect, which more help sending those to grave is helpful with all 3 already put to 1 and therefore will be harder to mill to the grave. It’s a hard once per turn, so you aren’t doing this too much. It’s a pretty meh card, to be honest. It doesn’t really do enough for Tearlaments that the archetype doesn’t already do on its own or with better outside support. I can easily understand skipping on running this card.
Advanced Rating: 2/5
Art: 5/5 Another case of bad effect, great artwork.
Our next card is a little unusual without context– Tearlaments Perlegia is the second Field Spell for the Tearlaments archetype. In the OCG, Perlegia was released shortly after the limiting of Primeval Planet Perlereino as a substitute, though the cards behave differently enough that they’re not quite interchangeable. Like Perlereino, Perlegia will boost the attack of all Fusion monsters and Tearlaments monsters by 500, letting Tearlaments Kaleido-Heart and Tearlaments Rulkallos overcome most other boss monsters in battle. Perlegia has a sole hard once per turn trigger effect, triggering if an Aqua Tearlaments monster is sent to your graveyard by a card effect (IE from being fused). It’ll let you send any level 4 or lower Aqua monster from your deck to the Graveyard, though you can’t activate its effects, or the effects of any monster with the same name, unless it was a Tearlaments monster. The obvious application is to help Fusion climb into Tearlaments Rulkallos, though this in itself is pretty difficult without Tearlaments Kitkallos, so you’re probably better off using it to make Predaplant Dragostapelia or Garura, Wings of Resonant Life. Perlegia isn’t bad, but here in TCG, while Perlereino is still at 3, you’re much better off playing that card instead and keeping it on the field.
Art: 4.25/5 Beach partyyyy!
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