Vernusylph Corolla – #POTE-EN061
All EARTH monsters you control are also treated as “Vernusylph” monsters. Once per turn, if you would discard a “Vernusylph” monster(s) and 1 card to activate the effect of that “Vernusylph” monster in your hand, you can discard only that “Vernusylph” monster(s) instead.
Date Reviewed: October 25th, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Vernusylph Corolla balances out the discarding cost of Vernusylph.
This Continuous Spell treats all EARTH monsters you’ve got as if they were Vernusylph monsters. You need to “control” the EARTH monsters, so the ones in your hand won’t be treated as Vernusylph monsters, however, the ones on the field will at least benefit the archetype as such. This effect can pair with Awakening Forest to double the ATK of an EARTH monster not normally a Vernusylph (our Throwback Thursday choice) while Flourishing Hills will protect them from destruction via card effects, Flowering Hills protects from targeting effects. Two blanket-style protections for monsters typically not part of the archetype is a win-win.
The real plus from Corolla is the balancing out of the discard cost the Vernusylph archetype does. Usually you have to discard a monster and a Vernusylph card to activate a Vernusylph monster effect. With Corolla though, you only need to discard that monster. While it is only a once per turn, one card can mean being able to use that card that turn instead of being without it. If Vernusylph players get low on cards in hand this card is a savior to keep them going.
I think Corolla could’ve had a different restriction rather than “once per turn”, like paying LP for each time you’d have to discard if you wanted to mitigate the discard cost. It would add more hand control for the archetype while staying balanced because of the cost of LP each time per turn to save on discarding only one vs two. It remains a card the archetype needs to run to help them along.
Until Next Time
Next up we look at a Spell Card for pure Vernusylph strategies, Vernusylph Corolla.
Corolla is a Continuous Spell with the first effect treating all EARTH monsters you control as Vernusylph monsters, which does give some nice benefits with your other Vernusylph cards. The second effect is a once per turn, letting you discard just a Vernusylph monster for its in hand effect instead of a the Vernusylph card and whatever second card you’d have to discard, which is fine I guess to lower costs. It’s an overall alright card if you’re focusing more on Vernusylph cards, but not necessary in EARTH strategies using them since they honestly can justify the cost most of the time.
Advanced Rating: 2.75/5
Art: 5/5 Nice little bunny.
I briefly touched on it yesterday, but here’s the official review of Vernusylph Corolla, a Continuous Spell for the Vernusylph archetype, so you can search it with anything that searches Vernusylph cards. While it’s on the field, all of your EARTH monsters are treated as Vernusylph monsters. This is meant to combo with the effects of most of the Vernusylph monsters, which include, but are not limited to, targeting protection and destruction protection. It’s cute, but usually not something to go out of your way for, even if hitting your opponent with a 12,000 attack Liebe would be funny. Corolla’s second effect is somewhat more useful; on a soft once per turn, if you would activate a Vernusylph monster’s effect to discard itself and another card, you only need to discard that Vernusylph monster. It might seem a little silly to crutch on a 2 card combo, but realize that Corolla is Continuous, and it essentially substitutes for the card you would’ve discarded anyway. I don’t think it’s a card you’d go out of your way to search, but it’s a nice situational combo enabler if you really need more Vernusylph names in the deck.
Art: Little bunny, what is your wisdom?
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