Underworld Goddess of the Closed World – #BLVO-EN050
4+ Effect Monsters – You can also use 1 monster your opponent controls as material to Link Summon this card. If this card is Link Summoned: You can negate the effects of all face-up monsters your opponent currently controls. This Link Summoned card is unaffected by your opponent’s activated effects, unless they target this card. Once per turn, when your opponent activates a card or effect that Special Summons a monster(s) from the GY (Quick Effect): You can negate the activation.
Date Reviewed: March 12th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Underworld Goddess of the Closed World wraps up the week and is another Link 5 emerging into the game.
Four or more monsters, all effect monsters is a lot, even if you get to use a monster your opponent controls for one of the monsters needed. You could use a boss monster, but you are still in need of three other monsters and one of them has to be a Link 2 or higher. Blanket opponent monster negation for all current on the field monsters is great and something powerful you’d hope for a monster needing at the very least three monsters from you and one from your opponent. Unaffected by activated effects except those that target is a flip on the usual target protection, but you are happy to see some sort of protection inherited by this card. Negation for graveyard summoning once per turn is good, but the destruction at the end is missing and you really want that to get you some advantage. Leaving a monster that tried to summon another from the grave lets your opponent do whatever they want with it, which may include using it as link material to get rid of this monster.
The Goddess has a lot going for her: 3000ATK, unaffected by activated opponent non-targeting effects, Special Summon from graveyard negation on either turn, and is a nifty removal of an opponents monster to facilitate her summon. Of all legal Link 5 monsters in the game, she is the best I think right now in terms of summoning and benefit you have regarding play. Firewall Dragon Darkfluid needs Cyberse monsters, Five-Headed Link Dragon needs you to jump through hoops to get the most out of it and requires 5 monsters regardless, and Borrelend Dragon isn’t in the TCG yet.
If you are going to play a Link 5, play her unless you are running enough Cyberse to make Dunkfluid playable.
Until Next Time
We end the week off with the latest Link-5 to be added to the game: Underworld Goddess of the Closed World.
Underworld Goddess is a Link-5 LIGHT Fiend with 3000 ATK and arrows pointing everywhere except the three arrows to the left. Okay arrows I guess, a good 3000 ATK, LIGHT is a great Attribute, and Fiend is pretty solid. The summoning requirements are any 4+ Effect Monsters, which is super costly, but balances out the first line on this card letting you use a monster the opponent controls as material. Basically stealing the opponent’s monster with them having no say is pretty good, especially if you can do it on their turn via I:P Masquerena (I believe the rulings let you in the TCG like they do OCG). It makes the card less costly to you, only needing 3 of your monsters at least. This would of probably been insane if it was 3+ Effect Monsters to let you use 2 of your monsters and one of the opponents, and it gets broken if its 2+ Effect Monsters. Upon this card being Link Summoned, you can negate the effects of all face-up monsters the opponent currently controls. Blanket negation that’s permanent is pretty good. Basically Skill Drain for them only and makes their monsters near useless. This Link Summoned card is also unaffected by effects of the opponent that don’t target this, which is different and actually good as we’re moving towards removal cards that don’t target more and more. Basically it has non-targeting protection where most cards only have targeting protection. The final effect is a Quick Effect and soft once per turn to negate a card or effect of the opponent that would Special Summon from the graveyard. Shutting down their revival options can be decent, most Decks do use Monster Reborn at the very least. It might not always come up, but it’s fine to have. Underworld Goddess is a nice card overall, being able to use the opponent’s monsters to summon yours is pretty nice on paper, and the effects on her are solid as well. It’s a good card that gets better with I:P Masquerena if she works with this, at the very least you get targeting and non-targeting protection with this combo.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 5/5 Very nice artstyle, looks really sick.
Ohhhh a Link 5 Monster! Underworld Goddess of the Closed World is a Light/Fiend with 3000 attack whose arrows point to the immediate top and bottom, as well as all three right arrows. Link Summon is performed with 4+ Effect Monsters. That’s a lot of investment but for an immediate plus, we see you can Link Summon this using an opponent’s Monster, making it a little less costly.
A one-sided Skill Drain against your opponent upon Link Summon is fabulous. Effects are everything and with 3000 attack, they’re going to attack over it (not very likely) or destroy it with a Magic/Trap card. Protection from non Targeted effects is a bit unusual, but protection is always good, and that’s still going to cover plenty of cards.
Lastly, a Quick Effect lets you (once per turn) negate the activation of an opponent’s card or effect that would revive a Monster(s) from their Graveyard. The best part here is the option. It doesn’t have to be first revived, or at all, it’s if you so choose. It’s not a perfect card, but it’s damn good.
Art: 5/5 Light/Fiends have become fairly common. This is beautiful in both an angelic and near evil type of way.
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