PTDN-JP004 Sacrifice Lotus
Dark/Plant/1/0/0 When this card is in your Graveyard
during your End Phase, and you don't have any
Spell/Trap card on the field, you may pay 1000
lifepoints to special summon this card in attack
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 05.02.08
Closing the week, we look at one
of our better cards in a while, Sacrifice Lotus, a
card quite comparable to Treeborn Frog.Now, recall that Treeborn Frog can be Special
Summoned to your side of the Field (in atk or def
position) if you have no Magic or Trap cards on the
Sacrifice Lotus can also be
Special Summoned, but during your End Phase instead
of your Standby Phase.Furthermore, Special Summoning Sacrifice
Lotus will cost you 1000 Lifepoints instead of the
free Special Summon of Treeborn Frog.Sacrifice Lotus also requires you have no
Magic or Trap cards on the Field in order to be
Now, the cost makes Sacrifice
Lotus not quite as good as Treeborn Frog, but it
does have one competitive edge.Treeborn Frog is Restricted, while you could
use three copies of Sacrifice Lotus if you desire.
Giving up 1000 Lifepoints for an
extra tribute fodder is great, especially in a
tribute heavy Format, even ignoring things like the
Divine Monarchy.People may not be won over yet if only
because of the 1000 Lifepoint cost, but if the Frog
gets the Ban, expect play of the Lotus to increase.
Traditional:1.5/5No real need.
Advanced:4-X/5Where X equals the number of people playing
Frog over the Lotus.
Well here we have a DARK plant Treeborn Frog that
costs you 1000 lp every time you use it's effect. It
would definitely be useful in a DARK deck using
Caius, as you can choose to bring it out or not. Did
I mention that he is unlimited as well? Halleluiah!
There are many reliable ways to abuse his effect,
Fooliish Burial, Armageddon Knight, Dark Grepher and
just discard are good ways to bring him out.
The 1000 lifepoints is the kicker. 1000 is a lot
these days, especially with decks revolving around
LP paying cards like Return From the Different
Dimension and Dimension Fusion. I can see him in a
deck not using these cards, or at least becoming
more popular after Dimension Fusion and Return from
the Different Dimension are dealt with, as Caius
becomes a force to be reckoned with then.
Friday - Samsara Lotus
And I'm back for the second time this week even though
it's Friday to give you Pojo readers another card
review, and this time it's a thorough explanation of
Samsara Lotus's good sides and bad sides. Like
yesterday, we'll start with going over this card's
Effect Explanation When
Samsara Lotus is in the Graveyard, the owner can
Special Summon this card onto his/her side of the
field in Attack Position, and this can only be
activated during the player's End Phase, and every
turn that this card remains on the field, its owner
has to pay 1000 Life Points to keep it there. Both
of these effects are Trigger Effects, and if a
player chains his/her Quick-Play Spell Card effect
from his/her hand, Samsara Lotus's effect
disappears. Also, if Book of Moon is chained to
Samsara Lotus's damage inflicting effect, it
Effect Analysis Samsara
Lotus's effect is another strange effect that hasn't
been seen on most cards in the game, and doesn't
come in handy in too many duels/situations, either.
This card indeed has the potential to be a pretty
useful card, but because of its stats, it's not too
useful. In this current format, like I mentioned
yesterday, quick effects dominate, but this card
isn't fast and it also has to be in the Graveyard
for its effect to activate.
Times when Effect would be
though this card isn't useful in most situations,
there are bound to be areas where this card is
pretty good, and I'll go through those in this
section. Samsara Lotus comes in particularly handy
when you want to Tribute Summon a monster. Of course
the opponent could easily dispose of this card in
whatever method he/she sees fit, but if it survives
for the whole turn, then the owner can Tribute
Summon a strong monster like Caius the Shadow
Monarch or Jinzo. Also, this card would be helpful
when it's Special Summoned during the End Phase and
you also set a card in the same turn. This is good
because this could save the player's Life Points
from being reduced to zero the following turn, so
this card could also act as a token that protects
the Life Points from Battle Damage. In DARK decks,
Samsara Lotus could be seen because it could be used
to Special Summon Dark Armed Dragon, although it's
Why will Samsara Lotus's Effect
not be useful in most situations? Despite the
many reasons listed above that this card is useful,
there are also reasons the this card isn't useful.
Samsara Lotus can't be Special Summoned during any
of the Main Phases, so it's difficult to keep on the
field long enough to use as tribute fodder. Also,
getting this card into the Graveyard to activate its
effect is a rather difficult process, because the
player either has to waste his/her Summon/Set for
the turn and set this card or activate a card that
discards this card from his/her hand. In this
format, with Dark Armed Dragon and DDT Special
Summoning monsters all over the place and rarely
ever Tribute Summoning more than once in a duel,
Tribute Summoning, the main use for this card, isn't
really a good option anymore.
Tyler "Pengwan" Stokely
Friday, May 2nd, 2008
Kind of like a Treeborn Frog,
except it Burns you for 1000 every turn. I can't see
any logical reason to play this over Frog, as Frog
is superior in every way, even statistically. This
card really just isn't worth the trouble, and just
another example of set filler.
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