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Constellar Sombre 
- #LTGY-EN093 

You can only use each effect of "Constellar Sombre" once per turn. While this card is in the Graveyard, if it was sent there this turn, you can Normal Summon 1 "Constellar" monster for 1 less Tribute. You can banish 1 "Constellar" monster from your Graveyard, then target 1 "Constellar" monster in your Graveyard; add that target to your hand, also, this card gains the following effect. ● This turn: You can activate this effect; Normal Summon 1 "Constellar" monster.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.90
Advanced: 3.50 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 is average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - July 2, 2013

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Shifting from Evilswarm to Constellar, we look at Constellar Sombre. This Monster is also Level 4, but of the Light attribute, and a Fairy, with 1550 attack and 1600 defense, opposite of yesterday. This card is exactly the same as yesterday in terms of effects, and I'm not much more for this card than yesterday. But Light can play with Honest, so that adds (slightly) to the score.


Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 2.5/5
Art: 4/5

John Rocha

Yesterday we looked at the Evilswarm deck type. Today we are looking at a very similar deck type in Constellar. They are similar because they are based around getting level 4 monsters out quickly to special summon themed type Xyz monsters. Today we are looking at a key monster for Constellar decks called Constellar Sombre. Sombre does the same thing for Constellar’s as yesterdays card, Evilswarm Kerykeion does for Evilswarms. It lets you add a Constellar to your hand and normal summon another Constellar monster. Like Kerykeion, Sombre can easily become a Xyz monster to include Shock Master.
Unlike Evilswarm, Constellar decks have the ability to special summon rank 5 monsters with Constellar Kaus’s level changing abilities. All you need to do is to have a Kaus in the hand or grave, use Sombre’s ability to add a monster from the grave and to do a normal summon, and then use Kaus’s effect to make them both level 5 monsters. With Kaus being a Beast-Warrior, that is not a hard thing to do with Fire Formation – Tenki at your disposal.
While there are some pretty good Rank 4 monsters at our light decks disposal like Constellar Praesepe and Omega, and Starleige Paladynamo, it is the ability to spam Rank 5 monsters that sets it apart from other decks. Having the ability to special summon monsters like Adreus, Tiras, Zenmaioh, Shark Fortress, and Volcasaurus can be game breaking, but the real benefit lies in Xyz summoning Constellar Pleiades. Pleiades has the ability to bounce any card on the field to the owners hand during any player’s turn which means total disruption of your opponent’s strategy.
Constellar decks thrive on the extra normal summons that Constellar Pollux and Sombre give you. It also thrives on special summons the Constellar Algiedi,  Solar Wind Jammer, and Ghost Ship gives you. Together with Constellar Kaus and Honest, you can have a very fast and powerful deck that along with support cards, can challenge top tier decks. Constellar Sombre is a crucial part of the deck and makes it more consistent. You also do not loose card advantage in making Xyz monsters like the rest of the cards in the deck do.
Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3.5/5


Today, we will be covering the Constellar counterpart to Evilswarm Kerkekion, Constellar Sombre.

This LIGHT Fairy has a sub par 1550 ATK and 1600 DEF but its 3 effects is what makes it worth playing. The first effect only works during the turn it is sent to the Graveyard, like using Foolish Burial on Sombre, but once you do, you can Normal Summon a Constellar monster with one less Tribute. This allows you to Normal Summon monsters like Constellar Antares with 2400 ATK or Constellar Zubeneschamali, which is a 2100 ATK Stratos for the deck.

The second effect allows you to banish a Constellar monster, including an Constellar Xyz Monster, to target and add back to your hand one other Constellar monster from the Graveyard so this allows you to replenish your hand in quick order. However, by doing this, you also unlock Constellar Sombre's 3rd effect, giving you the ability to make an additional Constellar Normal Summon during that turn.

So you can bring back to your hand Constellar Krus and then Normal Summon it, allowing you to use Krus's effect and make a Rank 5 like Constellar Pleiades or make a Rank 4 like Constellar Omega or Starliege Paladynamo. It gives you a ton of Xyz options available to you and Sombres only speed up the deck.

There isn't a lot to be said about this card that wasn't already covered by Evilswarm Kerkeion so we will just leave it at that.

Traditional Format: 2/5 (If you are going to give Constellars a shot there, you would most likely need Sombres to help out.)
Advanced Format: 4/5 (A well-designed card that is a much needed boost for the deck and one of the main reasons why it is making noise in competitive play.)


Sombre is the same as yesterday’s car, Evilswarm Kerykeion, except maybe change from Dark to Light, change from Spellcaster to Fairy, 50 less ATK and 50 more DEF, to change all references to Evilswarms into Constellars.
Both Constellars and Evilswarms have a general strategy of summoning a pair of Level 4 monsters and Xyz Summoning their own monsters (actually, it’s possible for Sombre to recycle a Constellar Kaus, which can boost both of them to Level 5). Much of what I said in yesterday’s article can be applied to Sombre; recycle a monster from your Grave and you can summon it if you want. Comparatively, however, Constellars have more effects relating to Normal Summons, which means they are slightly more flexible in searching.
Sombre’s power to summon Constellars with less Tributes is less influential than Kerykeion’s power. Constellars have less Tribute Monsters than lswarms do, they are arguably more effective and supportive than that of those of the lswarms’. I still do not think the Level 5 or higher Constellars are consistent enough to be relied upon, but at least unlike the Steelswarms, they do not require actual Tributes in order to activate their effects, meaning they can benefit much better from Sombre’s first effect. More than anything, however, you will use it to simply make a fast Xyz Summon, and if you are really using the Level 5 and 6 ones, I suppose you can detach Sombre the next turn to summon them easily.
Trad: 1.5/5 (I don’t think the Constellars are suitable for this type of environment, but the Xyz Monsters Sombre helps summon have effects that activate on opponents’ turns, which can save you)
Adv: 3.8/5 (same as Kerykeion, but lswarms as a whole is stronger than Constellars)
Aesthetics: 4.5/5 With Sophia threatening all life within the Duel Terminal, Gem-Knight Seraphinite leads a resistance force. Constellar Rasalhague has used the power of Gishki Aquamirror to absorb the three Evilswarm Ice Barrier Dragons to become Evilswarm Kerykeion. Gem-Knight Lazuli took the remaining twelve Zodiac Constellars, Sheratan (Aries), Aldebaran (Taurus), Pollux (Gemini), Acubens (Cancer), Leonis (Leo), Virgo, Zubeneschamali (Libra), Antares (Scorpio), Kaus (Sagittarius), Algiedi (Capricorn), Siat (Aquarius), and Alrescha (Pisces) to create Sombres, named for the unbarred spiral Sombrero Galaxy (aka Messier Object 104 aka M104 aka NGC 4594), which is part of the Virgo constellation. Olé!
Philosophy Corner: “Do not afraid to die, only to die in vain.”


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Hey guys today we're going to be doing one of the most important cards from my favorite DT Archetype: Constellar Sombre. Now Sombres reads:

You can only use each effect of "Constellar Sombre" once per turn.
While this card is in the Graveyard, if it was sent there this turn, you can Normal Summon 1 "Constellar" monster for 1 less Tribute.
You can banish 1 "Constellar" monster from your Graveyard, then
target1 "Constellar" monster in your Graveyard; add that target to your hand, also, this card gains the following effect.
● This turn: You can activate this effect; Normal Summon 1 "Constellar" monster.

The first effect won't really be used in the popular constellar decks because the deck doesn't use any of the monsters that require tribute, but the second effect is key to sombres being effective. The ability to add recycled Constellars (usually Kaus) typically used for an Xyz summon to your hand it amazing. He even gets better by allowing you to gain an additional summon. (pair that up Pollux for an easy Shock
Master) Overall a great themed card for the deck that just I one supporter away from breaking Meta.

Traditional: 2 (I see better options here)
Advanced: 3.5 (Pretty good card here.)  

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