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Return of the Monarchs
You cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. When you Tribute Summon a monster: You can activate 1 of these effects;
● Add, from your Deck to your hand, 1 monster with 2400 ATK and 1000 DEF with a different name from that Tribute Summoned monster.
● Add, from your Deck to your hand, 1 monster with 2800 ATK and 1000 DEF with a different name from that Tribute Summoned monster.
The Tribute Summoned monster must be face-up on the field to activate and to resolve this effect. You can only activate this effect of "Return of the Monarchs" once per turn.
Date Reviewed - Dec. 10, 2013
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In the most polite way possible, Return of the
Monarchs is junk. It's a Continuous Magic card,
which you all ready know is bad. After Tribute
Summoning a Tribute Monster, you can either add an
original Monarch from your Deck to your Hand
(original being anything but yesterday's card) or,
add yesterday's card instead. If that were all the
card said, than maybe in a pure Monarch Deck I'd try
this. However, you can't Special Summon from your
Extra Deck, which is beyond awful, and you don't
even get either effect you choose if the Tributed
Monster you played doesn't survive, as it needs to
be on the Field for this cards effect to resolve.
1/5 both Formats...new support for old themes is
welcome, garbage is not
We continue with the Monarch theme today with the
support card “Return of the Monarchs”. With Return,
decks that rely on tribute summons get a powerful
search engine. This type of deck will not be able to
use a side deck so the ability to tribute summon has
to be able to gain you a decisive advantage.
The best deck that tributes and gives you an
advantage is a Monarch deck as all of the Monarchs
meet the attack and defense requirements and gain an
advantage when tribute summoned. Return of the
Monarchs is not limited to searching out Monarchs
despite the name. You can also search for cards like
Dark Armed Dragon, Cranium Fish, Lightray Diabolos,
or Gaia Plate the Earth Giant to name some of the
better ones. You could also use it with Monarchs and
Evigishki Gustkraken in a Monarch/Fusion deck.
Return of the Monarchs has one drawback. You can not
summon from your extra deck. Tribute monster has one
other support card that has this same effect, “March
of the Monarchs, so playing Return in a tribute
summon deck with March basically means that you are
not playing with an extra deck. There is one other
card that we can play with these two support cards
with the same restriction, “Seal of Orichalcos” that
will boost our 2400 attack monsters into a more
dominant 2900 attack monster.
If you can get all three of the support cards above
on the field and keep them there along with being
able to tribute summon once per turn, you may have a
fighting chance. That is too many cards and too slow
a process to be a viable option in today’s game. Xyz
and Synchro monsters are just too strong for decks
that do not run them. Add that to the fact that
Return of the Monarchs is dependant on tribute
summoning and you have a deck that is only good for
Hey Pojo Fans,
Today we have a card I mentioned yesterday: Return
of The Monarchs. A continuous spell card, “You
cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck.
When you Tribute Summon a monster: You can activate
1 of these effects;● Add, from your Deck to your
hand, 1 monster with 2400 ATK and 1000 DEF with a
different name from that Tribute Summoned monster.●
Add, from your Deck to your hand, 1 monster with
2800 ATK and 1000 DEF with a different name from
that Tribute Summoned monster.The Tribute Summoned
monster must be face-up on the field to activate and
to resolve this effect. You can only activate this
effect of "Return of The Monarchs" once per turn.".
This card is made for a Monarch deck. After you
Tribute Summon a monster, you can activate one of
the effects, you don't have to. Adding a monster is
always a plus, it replenishes your hand and can set
up plays depending on the strategy of the deck. In
this case, you're going to be reloading your
Monarchs. Bring a monster with 2400ATK/1000DEF, or a
monster with 2800ATK/1000DEF to your hand that has a
different name than the monster you just summoned.
Being able to summon Caius, get his effect, then
search out Dark Armed Dragon and possibly hit for
5200 damage is a pretty good turn. If you run
Illusory Snatcher, you can search him out with this
card, then next turn if you tribute again you
can elect to special summon him rather than activate
"Return of The Monarchs". He will become a copy of
your tributed monster and allow you to have an XYZ
possibility if "Return of The Monarchs" leaves the
"You cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra
Deck" isn't the best way to start out any card. XYZ
and Synchro Summoning is a mainstay in the game.
Even in a Monarch deck you will be using your extra
deck, and even if you don't always use your extra
deck, you still want the ability to use it if the
need arises. Only being able to activate this cards
effect once per turn hurts it, but it also prevents
abuse of the card if someone were to tribute summon
several times in one turn somehow. What hurts this
card the most is that you cannot search out the
monster you just summoned. If you tribute Caius, you
can't get another Caius. I suppose you could just
loop Caius to Raiza over and over, or search a
monarch to help you next turn depending on the
situation you are in, but who wouldn't want to
summon Caius and get another Caius?
Art-3/5- Why does it seem like Granmarg is the
poster child for Monarchs? Shouldn't it be Zaborg
"The First Emperor"?
Until Next Time,