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Cannot be Special Summoned, except by its own effect. If this card is Tributed for a Tribute Summon, during your next Standby Phase: You can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. You cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck during the turn you activate this effect.
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March xx, 2014
Back to the main COTD
Majiosheldon is a rather unremarkable card, but
that seems to be the theme as late, doesn't it?
Level 3, Water, Warrior, a strange combination for
sure, with a paltry 800 attack but a nice 2000
defense. Except in a few off the wall and
unconventional circumstances, this card is left as
garbage. If you use this card for a Tribute Summon,
you can Special Summon it the following turn. It
can't be Special Summoned except by its own effect,
and you're not allowed to Special Summon from the
Extra Deck the turn you use this cards effect.
Cannot be Special Summoned, except by its own
effect. If this card is Tributed for a Tribute
Summon, during your next Standby Phase: You can
Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. You
cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck
during the turn you activate this effect.
Next up we have Majiosheldon, a card that clear
wants to be the new Treeborn Frog, but does Treeborn
have anything to worry about? Statwise it is a
WATER/Warrior a very strange combination but at
least there is a lot of support from both Attribute
and Type. It has 800 ATK which isn’t great and 2000
DEF which is very good.
Effectwise like Treeborn it can special summon
itself during the Standby Phase, unlike Treeborn you
can control multiples and have Spell and Traps.
However, it still has too many conditoons. First off
you cannot special summon this card except by its
own effect. Secondly It can only be Special Summoned
if it was Tributed for a Tribute Summon and then if
you do Special Summon it you can’t Special Summon
from the Extra Deck.
This is clearly designed to try and replace
Treeborn Frog is Monrach decks and the like, but
Treeborn doesn’t have this many effects which not
only cripple it but also your deck.
Overall, play Treeborn, it may be weaker but its
conditions aren’t as awful.
Maijosheldon is level 3 water
warrior with a measly 800 attack but a sturdy 2000
defense. It cannot be special summoned except by its
own effect, but when it is tributed for a tribute
summon, during your next standby phase: You can
special summon it from your graveyard. The drawback
is you cannot special summon monsters from your
extra deck during the turn you activate this effect.
However, this won't be much of a deterrent as any
deck maining this monster will be focused on normal
summoning tribute monsters as opposed to special
summoning monsters from the extra deck.
The purpose this monster serves is for deck
archetypes that tribute summon monsters as their
main priority. The first type of deck that comes to
mind is Monarchs. This card, theoretically, will
allow you to summon a monster only capable of being
summoned by tribute, once per turn, without first
normal summoning a monster as tribute fodder. This
vastly speeds up the potential for power plays as
well as boss monster summoning and effects.
The downside of this is currently within our meta,
there are no viable tribute summon archetype decks.
Monarchs aren't doing anything noteworthy at the
moment and we haven't seen indication that they will
be improving in the near future, nor have any other
tribute summoned archetype decks been revealed that
seem competitive. Maijosheldon is a good card with a
good effect, but it just isn't able to serve a
relevant purpose at this time.
Mechanic Design: 3.5/5 (Cool effect, could really be useful if
decks archetypes without need for an extra deck ever
Art: 3.5/5 (The artwork for this card is about as
bizarre as the name of the monster)
Hello Pojo Fans,
Today's CoTD is Majiosheldon. A Water,
Warrior-Type, Level 3 monster with 800ATK/2000DEF.
Majioshldon cannot be Special Summoned, except by
its own effect. If this card is Tributed for a
Tribute Summon, during your next Standby Phase: You
can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard.
You cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra
Deck during the turn you activate this effect.
This card has a lot more negative that positive
going for it...and that doesn't give it a good
chance at being very playable. Being a Warrior-Type
helps, and a level 3 isn't bad, but its stats aren't
up to par with its level. You cannot Special Summon
Majiosheldon except by its own effect. When it is
used as a Tribute for a Tribute Summon, you can
Special Summon it during your next Standby Phase,
but can't Special Summon monster from your Extra
Deck during the turn you do this. If Majiosheldon is
destroyed before you get a chance to use it for a
Tribute Summon, it is almost useless to you unless
used for removal or cycled back into your deck. Not
being able to Special Summon from your Extra Deck
during the turn you activate Majiosheldon's effect
can be worked around, but why do that when there are
This could've been the shortest article ever, but
I wanted to lay out the details. Three words:
Treeborn is better.
Until Next Time
Basically, a severely weakened
Treeborn Frog with 2000 DEF. The art even alludes
to this. In a game where your typical beater today
is 2400+ ATK, it doesn't matter if it's DEF was 800,
to be honest. I respect Konami's decision to
prevent this card from being abused via the Special
Summoning restriction, but that restriction also
makes this card wayy less manueverable. Would've
preferred a less draconian drawback for this card,
to be honest.
Here are the steps. Summon
this card. Pray that it doesn't get destroyed.
Wait a whole turn. Tribute it. Then wait another
turn to get him back. Then be able to tribute him
again for another monster. Too much involved to net
a +1 out of this.
Majiosheldon looks like a nice,
chipper, goodlooking and charming guy with the noble
intent of saving frogs from falling astray. I just
wouldn't run him, in any deck.
Traditional: 1.0 (Horrible)
Advanced: 1.5 (Bad)
For the longest while Konami has been messing
with a formula that has stood the test of time, and
have not had much success with it. That is, they've
been meddling with the formula for Frognarchs, or
rather, Monarchs. The push seems to be toward using
the continuous spell and traps, but those conflict
with the Frog "engine" that allows Monarchs to
function. That leads us to today's card: Sheldon.
Majiosheldon, I mean. He's essentially Treeborn
Frog, but key differences exist between them that
will determine which prevails. Let's take a look,
First of all, you can send Treeborn Frog to the
Graveyard via the effect of Foolish Burial, Swap
Frog or Lavalval Chain, while in the case of
Sheldon, you need to tribute it away for it to be
able to revive itself. That brings us to our second
area of inspection: revivability. Sheldon doesn't
care about your Field conditions, but needs to be
tributed away to start reviving, while Treeborn
requires that your backrow be empty, but will keep
coming back regardless of how he's sent to the
Graveyard. Thirdly, with Treeborn and Veiler, you
can make Formula Synchron, which can be tuned with
the Monarchs to summon something even bigger, while
this card prevents the use of the Extra Deck.
Treeborn essentially beats it on all fronts
Monarch decks care about. However, this card was
meant to be used with the Monarch-friendly Spells
and traps. Do you think getting access to those make
up for this card's shortcomings? Well that's up to
you, but I don't think so. And as we all know, you
all value my opinion even more than your own. This
is a good thing, young ones.
It's pretty obvious what Konami was trying to do
with Majiosheldon. If you tribute Majiosheldon (for
say a Monarch), then you can special summon
Majiosheldon during your next standby phase, just
like Treeborn Frog. The benefit here is Majiosheldon
can activate his effect while you control spell/trap
cards, unlike Treeborn Frog. This allows you to run
the new Monarch support, namely Return of the
The problem with Majiosheldon is he can only be
special summoned by his own effect. This means that
unless you're running Double Summon, you have to set
Majiosheldon, wait until your next turn, and then
tribute him if he managed to survive in order to
start getting your free tribute summons. Even with
Majiosheldon's 2000 defense, this is highly
impractical, being both slow and reliant on your
opponent having no plays to destroy Majiosheldon. If
you wanted to play Return of the Monarchs so much
that you dropped the Treeborn Frog engine, I would
recommend another tribute engine rather than
Majiosheldon, such as the mini Chaos Dragons.
Rating: 1.5/5 (Bad)