You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; discard 1 card, and if you do, increase that target’s Level by 1. You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; monsters you control cannot attack for the rest of this turn, except Zombie monsters, also send 1 Zombie monster from your Deck to the GY, and if you do, increase that target’s Level by 1. You can only use each effect of “Uni-Zombie” once per turn.
June 25th, 2020
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Hello Pojo Fans,
Uni-Zombie is the Throwback Thursday choice for our Zombie week and made a lot of noise when it first was released.
Because it was another Tuner Zombie it was immediately added to fill the void left play Plaguespreader. Minor changing level ability to manipulate for Synchro Summons, but the discard cost is what people really like. The ability to dump a Mezuki or Goblin Zombie into the grave along with that Tuner ability is what put it alongside Paint Painter to help with the lack of Plaguespreader Zombie options at the time. With the level manipulation you are likely to get to Level 8 and those powerful Synchro monsters. Uni-Zombie also gave you another Foolish Burial in its second effect and added yet another level to a monster, even itself. Locking yourself into Zombies attacking only for the turn didn’t matter because you either ran all Zombie monsters or Zombie World made everything a Zombie. Uni-Zombie not specifying the need for Zombie monsters within its effects also made it a popular tech within decks for those reasons. You could run it in a Lightsworn deck and Foolish Burial your Plaguespreader out of your deck.
With the new Zombie support I’m sure Uni-Zombie will see a resurgence in popularity.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week has one of the best Zombie cards in the game: Uni-Zombie.
Uni-Zombie is a Level 3 DARK Zombie Tuner with 1300 ATK and 0 DEF. Fine ATK on Level 3, DARK is great, Zombie is great, and Level 3 is great on a Tuner. The 0 DEF is actually good to summon this off Shiranui Solitare. The first effect lets you target a face-up monster on the field and discard a card to increase the target’s Level by 1. Great Level modification for Synchro plays, plus it fills the grave with Zombies with Mezuki to revive a Solitare that summoned this to go into Omega or send Necroworld Banshee to get Zombie World from Deck. The second option lets you send a Zombie from Deck to grave to boost a monster’s Level by 1, but this option only lets Zombies attack for the rest of the turn. Using your Deck as a resource as well is great, and makes sure your options are less limited in that case. You can get whatever you need from Deck to trigger like Mezuki, Necroworld Banshee, Doomking Balerdroch, or Glow-Up Bloom. It doesn’t limit your plays, making Omega or any other Synchro an option, and the attack restriction won’t matter on turn one or if you establish a board the opponent can’t out. Each effect of Uni-Zombie is a hard once per turn, because it needs to be since Zombies like filling the grave. Uni-Zombie is key for anything around mostly using Zombies, it’s staple for that type when your only Zombies aren’t Eldlich.
Advanced Rating: 4.75/5
Art: 4/5 A Three-Legged Zombies retrain is one of the best Zombie support cards we have, how cool.
Uni-Zombie is an excellent choice for Throwback Thursday. Level 3, Dark/Zombie/Tuner, and 1300 attack. Aside from being a Tuner, not much of that is impressive. But Level Manipulation is a great tactic.
Especially when this card was released. It wasn’t as easy or common to do that back then. Not to mention this card does what Zombies do and love best: it feeds the Graveyard more Zombies.
Ironically, I think this is better OUT of the Theme we’re covering this week. It’s great in other Zombie builds or maybe a hybrid, but if Eldlich is all you do, it may not be as helpful. Just a though.
Art: 3/5 This is clear example of the art doesn’t fit the name at all. While there’s nothing bad about this, nothing about it is all that good either.
This is the most versatile Zombie monster in the game. It makes plays and sets up your GY.
Discarding from the hand to the GY to modulate a level and sending a Zombie from the deck to the GY for a separate level modulation can each be used once per turn. Mezuki and Gozuki are the most generic targets, but Zombie monsters tend to work from the GY in general, so there are lots of options.
The level modulating makes this card great for Synchro Summoning and XYZ Summoning as needed.
The art on this card is great. It is good to see the Zombies from Three-Legged Zombie found their true passion; karaoke. The pun in the name is nearly lost in English, but in Japanese, Uni-Zombie is Yunizonbi. The wordplay is “Unison-bie”. I have to give some love to the pun carrying over (at least a little bit) to the English print.
Versatility – 5
This card is a 5/5. It works in nearly every Zombie deck and a good number of Non-Zombie decks as an afterthought.
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