Therion “Lily” Borea – #DIFO-EN006
You can only use each of the following effects of “Therion “Lily” Borea” once per turn.
● You can target 1 “Therion” monster or 1 Plant monster in your GY; Special Summon this card from your hand, and if you do, equip that monster to this card.
● You can send 1 card from your hand or field to the GY; add 1 “Therion” Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand.
A “Therion” monster equipped with this card gains 700 ATK, also it can activate the 2nd effect listed above as if it were “Therion “Lily” Borea”.
Date Reviewed: July 18th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Therion “Lily” Borea begins our look into the Therion monsters on Pojo.
Therion “King” Regulus has been getting some attention in the TCG, so it was only natural to look into the archetype. Being a Level 8 Plant monster has its advantages already, pairing Lily with Trade-In and Lonefire Blossom support. Special Summon ability that also equips a Plant or Therion monster to it upon its summon from the hand is good enough to splash this monster into every Plant deck out there. Even with its ATK lower than you’d like to see on a Level 8 at 2400, Lily being a Level 8 extender gives her leverage to be added into Plant decks everywhere. Lily is the archetype Spell/Trap searcher, a good 1-for-1 that doesn’t feel like it with the potential Therion ability to re-equip whatever you may send to the grave. If Dandylion wasn’t already banned it would have been after Therion Lily would get done with it, can you imagine netting two tokens each turn you have Lily on the field?
If you equip Lily to a Therion you can use her second ability, her search ability in place of the Therion’s second ability. This comes in handy if you are in need of something specific from a particular Therion monster, but don’t have access to it on the field.
Good search ability that isn’t constricted to archetype-only for cost, strong DEF, acceptable ATK, and good support behind it outside the archetype. While it won’t be able to get much out of its search ability outside the archetype, its attached Plant monster could kick when it hits the grave, and that’s worth noting. I could see a few of the Therion cards splashed into established archetypes that match their Type.
Until Next Time
From the Visas lore to the Albaz lore, Therion week starts with Therion “Lily” Borea.
Borea is a Level 8 WIND Plant with 2400 ATK and 2500 DEF. Not the greatest stats or Attribute, but there’s a ton of good Plant support. Each effect of Borea is a hard once per turn, with the first letting you Special Summon this from the hand by equipping any Plant monster or any Therion monster from your graveyard to this card, which is easy enough to just slap this on board. Always appreciate easy Special Summons that don’t require a ton of resources. Second effect lets you send any card from your hand or field to the graveyard to search for any Therion Spell/Trap, which is nice to get you to your arsenal of backrow for some negation/removal or more consistency power. Since the card you equip likely isn’t doing much if it isn’t a Therion, you can just send that away. If it is a Therion, it likely has the effect this has where a Therion equipped with it gains 700 ATK and the 2nd effect of said Therion, so you can also give another Therion the search effect of Borea if she’s in the graveyard. Borea is of course one of the better Therion monsters and is one of the more common Therions you are likely to see.
Advanced Rating: 4.5/5
Art: 4/5 Reminds me a lot of Koa’ki Meiru Gravirose.
New week here, and we open things up with a look at Therion ‘Lily’ Borea. Level 8, Wind/Plant, not a WHOLE lot going there, but some. 2400/2500 isn’t great for a Level 8 but the ease in Special Summoning here makes that a little less cumbersome. Targeting a Theme or Plant Monster in your Graveyard lets you Special Summon this from your Hand, and then Equip the Monster you chose in the earlier part of the Effect to this card. Which can be good. That’s not a super common mechanic in Plants, which is useful in the Theme, at least. Also, ditching a card from your Hand or Field nets you any Theme Magic/Trap card from your Deck to you Hand. Nice, honest 1-for-1 there (y’all know I like those) and it’s instant access to the card you desire at the time, so long as you can pay for it, and I like that about this Effect too. (I believe that’s a total of 4 cards at the moment, 2 Magic and 2 Traps, respectively, but that card pool should grow too). Lastly, a Theme Monster Equipped with this gains 700 atk, and it can use the second Effect of this card as its own. So let’s see…700 isn’t a terrible boost, might be enough of a topping factor to take down a big boss (maybe not) likely more used on the little guys to get over midgrade Monsters. Most of these cards are higher Level with high(ish) attack to begin with, so it really could be something. I think the adapting the second Effect IS good, but with a smaller card pool for now, I mean it’s quick enough with limited resources available, so there’s that. It does some stuff, it’s not particularly FAST, and that body still leaves me with something to be desired. But it drops so easily, it’s probably not as big an issue as I’m making it.
Art: 4.5/5 This is very pretty (remember my acid ‘jokes’ from recently) well this is peak in Mushroom Kingdom I think (and I still like it).
This week is all about the Therion archetype, the other archetype making its debut in Dimension Force and another entry in the Albaz lore. Therion “Lily” Borea is a level 8 WIND Plant monster, which is a rather odd combination, but being a Plant does make it highly accessible given the vast amount of Plant support, including Lonefire Blossom, Aromaseraphy Jasmine, and Mardel, Generaider Boss of Light. It has below-average stats for a level 8 monster, with only 2400 attack and a slightly better 2500 defense, but as we all know, raw numbers are not the be-all-end-all for monsters!
All Therions (save for one that we don’t have yet) share the same first and third effects; on a hard once per turn, you can Special Summon them from your hand by targeting and equipping any Therion or a monster of the same Type to it from your Graveyard. Additionally, when equipped to a Therion, all Therions grant the equipped monster a boost of 700 attack as well as allow the monster to use their second effect. In Borea’s case, you’ll need any Therion or any Plant monster in the Graveyard to Special Summon it, so simply Normal Summoning Lonefire Blossom will get it on the field. Borea’s aforementioned second effect, which is also a hard once per turn, lets you send a card from your hand or field to the Graveyard to search any Therion Spell or Trap. While this doesn’t include one of their key cards, Endless Engine Argyro System, you can get their Field Spell to search another Therion or Therion Cross for disruption. Overall, a solid start for the Therion archetype and easily the second best Therion so far in terms of playmakers.
Art: 4/5 It might not seem like it, but the Therions are based on the western zodiac; Borea has little ram horns, see?
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