Visas Samsara – #AGOV-EN004
This card’s name becomes “Visas Starfrost” while on the field or in the GY. You can target any number of your “Visas” monsters that are banished, in your GY, and/or on your field; shuffle those “Visas” monsters into the Deck, and if you do, Special Summon this card from your hand, and if you do that, it gains 400 ATK for each monster you shuffled with a different original name. You can only use this effect of “Visas Samsara” once per turn. If this card you control would be used as Synchro Material, you can treat it as a non-Tuner.
Date Reviewed: December 4th, 2023
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
We’re taking a look at the Veda archetype to start the first week of December, but first, let’s start things off with Visas Samsara.
Another Visas Starfrost copy card while on the field and in the grave, it’s good that he got a Level 4 version of himself. He will inherit all the support from the archetypes that have involved themselves in some way with Visas, and has a decent Special Summon effect like the original. His way of Special Summoning doesn’t cost you a card at least, instead, he will cycle back any number of your other “Visas” monsters to Special Summon himself. You don’t need to do this, but it’s handy to have a Level 4 as an extender that recycles. The more you recycle, the better it is for you and this Visas. 400ATK boost for each “Visas” cycled back on a 1500ATK monster can make it into a decent attacker, though you’d have to cycle back three different cards to get him to 2700ATK and have a good shot of keeping him on the field.
Level 4 Tuners are handy, and when they can become non-Tuner for the sake of a Synchro Summon, it doubles their usefulness. This ability to is allow it to have synergy within the other archetypes like Mannadium archetype that uses a bunch of Level 2 Tuners, or to use it in conjunction with the original Visas Starfrost which is a Level 6 Tuner.
It was likely to happen, what with there being an original, high-level version of Visas, then a Synchro version, and other versions that may not take his name but are still related. This isn’t a bad extender if you use Visas monsters. Allows for you to use resources on other things while this card gets back at least one card and can be flexible in the synchro game.
Until Next Time
Visas Starfrost returns with his last wave of support for a bit, and we see what he’s become at this stage with Visas Samsara.
Samsara is a Level 4 LIGHT Fairy Tuner with 1500 ATK and 2100 DEF. I like the DEF stat, LIGHT is always good, and Fairy has nice support, also a Level 4 Tuner is always great. Its name becomes Visas Starfrost while on the field or in the graveyard, which is useful. You can target any number of Visas monsters that are banished, in your graveyard, and/or on your field and shuffle those monsters into the Deck to Special Summon this monster and have it gain 400 ATK for each monster with a different name shuffled back. Overall you can get 3 names total, giving you a 1200 ATK boost, but the Special Summon effect alone is the key part for getting an extender in Mannadium to have a Level 4 Tuner to help make your Synchro plays with while also being Visas Starfrost in the grave to summon Vicious Astraloud. You can only use that effect once per turn, of course. There’s also the bonus where it can be treated as a non-Tuner for a Synchro Summon, which is useful as well for Mannadium. Visas Samsara is a pretty good 2nd version of Visas Starfrost, and it’s able to be Normal Summoned. It has enough traits to be a worthwhile addition to Mannadium as already mentioned, and that’s not to mention being a material for Scareclaw Light-Heart. Good retrain of Visas Starfrost that doesn’t just outclass the original completely.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4.5/5 Don’t worry, there’s still more ahead.
Visas’s journey continues into Age of Overlord with another lore wave, transforming into its current form, Visas Samsara, a level 4 LIGHT Fairy Tuner monster. It’s a convenient level for Mannadium, though being a Fairy doesn’t do particularly much (were they scared of keeping Visas as a Warrior?). Curiously, it reverses Visas’s stats to be in line with the other Heart bros, having a middling 1500 attack but an impressive 2100 defense for a level 4 monster.
Samsara’s name is always treated as the original Visas Starfrost while on the field or in the Graveyard, so you can always use it as Fusion fodder for Vicious Astraloud, plus it’ll make the bonus effects of Visas lore Spell and Trap cards live. Additionally, Samsara can be treated as a non-Tuner when used as Synchro Material, which is very convenient in Mannadium since otherwise it would be quite difficult to make their new Synchro monster. Samsara has a single hard once per turn activated effect, letting you shuffle any number of Visas monsters from your field, Graveyard, and from banished into your deck to Special Summon Samsara from your hand, gaining 400 attack for each Visas with a different name that you shuffled. The idea is pretty simple, it lets you extend while recycling your Visas Starfrost and Visas Amritara; gaining attack is a nice call-back to the original Visas, though it won’t be particularly impactful considering at best Samsara will max out at 2700 attack assuming it shuffles another copy of itself as well. Samsara’s main weakness is that it’s a little difficult to weave into combos. Amritara only searches backrow and the vast majority of Visas Starfrost searchers only search specifically Visas. Still, it’s a valid Visas Starfrost name, so you can always Normal Summon it and summon your Mannadium balls as well. Overall, it’s a nice consistency booster for Mannadium. Many lists have seen success with 3 copies, so I see no reason not to run 3 unless you really hate bricking on just Samsara.
+Recycles combo pieces while extending
+Versatile name for Mannadium combos and Visas bonus effects
-Can’t combo by itself
-Awkward to search
Art: 3.5/5 New Game+, START
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