Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen – #PHRA-EN048
2+ Beast, Beast-Warrior, and/or Winged Beast monsters – If this card is Special Summoned, or if another Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast monster(s) is Special Summoned to your field: You can banish 1 card on the field. If this card is sent to the GY: You can add 1 Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast monster from your Deck to your hand, whose Level is less than or equal to the number of your banished Beast, Beast-Warrior, and Winged Beast monsters. You can only use each effect of “Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen” once per turn.
Date Reviewed: February 19th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen is the heavy-hitting Link for the archetype and wraps up the week.
3000ATK you like seeing on a Link 4. True to the archetype, needing Beast, Beast-Warrior, and/or Winged Beast monsters for the Link Summon, Shuraig is easy to summon within the archetype using Fraktall as the starting material, but we discussed that at the start of the week, so we won’t waste time on that. Instant banish off its Special Summon, not Link Summon, because Tri-Brigade can remove four and Special Summon this, so having that banish effect not be restricted to just “Link Summon” is great for the card. Also, the banish can happen when one of those three Types is Special Summoned, giving Shuraig even more removal power. It isn’t a Quick-Effect, but being able to each turn banish a monster if you Special Summon one of those three Types feels overpowered when the deck can banish to Special Summon Link Monsters. Search effect when Shuraig hits the grave will always net you a monster unless you have zero banished of those Types of monsters, or you are out of copies of that Level, and Tri-Brigade needed another searcher for their Main Deck.
Powerful Link 4 that is easy to summon in its archetype, and one that can be used like a few of the archetypes cards in other decks. While the search ability may not be applicable to some other archetypes, Special Summoning is heavy in many archetypes of those Types of monsters, and this banish ability wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Until Next Time
The week ends off with the big Tri-Brigade boss you’d want to end on if you aren’t ending on other Links or just want to use your graveyard with Tri-Brigade for materials: Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen.
Shuraig is a Link-4 DARK Winged-Beast with 3000 ATK and arrows pointing Left, Right, Bottom-Left, and Bottom-Right. Very good arrows on a Link-4, 3000 ATK is strong, DARK is great, and Winged-Beasts have some cool cards. The summoning requirements are any 2+ Beasts, Beast-Warriors, and/or Winged Beasts, so super easy to do if not just using Tri-Brigade effects for this. If this card is Special Summoned, or you Special Summon another Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast you can banish any card on field. It’s good to get such easy non-targeting and non-destruction removal. The fact you just got to summon anything to get that banish is pretty good, and this working on Special Summon is good to retrigger this effect, but it doesn’t work if you summoned this off a Tri-Brigade effect since you didn’t properly summon it and therefore can’t revive it. You should be able to Special Summon with great ease considering all the other Tri-Brigades have Special Summon effects. If this card is sent to the graveyard, you can add a Beast, Beast-Warrior, or Winged Beast from Deck to hand with a Level less than or equal to the number of banished Beasts, Beast-Warriors, and/or Winged Beasts you have banished, which is easy with Tri-Brigade, so you should be able to search something at least. Possibilities are endless and expand with more banished monsters, which is pretty good. Each effect is a hard once per turn, which is fair. Shuraig is a good final boss to use for Tri-Brigade if you don’t want to end on other Links. That removal is very good and the search can be handy. Overall a strong boss.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.5/5 Another dark and ominous looking monster, basically matching the name and Attribute.
Finishing the week, and I’m sure a card surprising no one, is Tri-Brigade Shuraig the Ominous Omen. This Link Monster is Link 4, and a Dark/Winged Beast, with 3000 attack and arrows pointing to the immediate left and right, as well as both bottom diagonals. Link Summon requires an open ended 2+ Monsters of the Beast/Winged Beast/Beast Warrior trio we’ve spoken of all week. So first we see a removal effect where you have the option to remove a card from play (any card) if this card or a Monster from the above mentioned trio is Special Summoned. Lots to like here. Optional means if this is the ONLY card to hit the Field, it won’t remove itself, or one of your cards if your opponent has an empty board. The second effect gives you (again) one of the trio in the Theme from your Deck to your Hand with a Level less than or equal to the number of Monsters in the trio you currently have removed from play. Useful? Yes, I’d say so, but if it’s too early in the game, that may not be much help, and you can go about this resource fetching in an easier manner. Great attack, easy to Link to the Field, and the first effect is great (plus reusable, even at once per turn).
Art: 4.75/5 I’d say they nailed the ominous vibes here. I’d like a hair more detail in the Monster but I like the great correlation in art and name here too
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