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Chirubime, Princess of Autumn Leaves
Your opponent cannot target face-up Plant-Type monsters for attacks, except this one. If this card in your possession is sent to your Graveyard by your opponent's card (either by battle or by card effect): You can Special Summon 1 Plant-Type monster from your Deck, except "Chirubimé, Princess of Autumn Leaves".
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
March 3, 2014
Back to the main COTD
Sorry about missing the last part of last week, I
found myself without internet, but it's a new week
and I'm back. Chirubime, Princess of Autumn Leaves
opens the week, and she's quite the interesting
Plant Monster. Earth, Level 8, hence requiring two
Tributes, and 1800 attack but a very impressive 2800
defense. She adds attack protection to all your
face-up Plants, ie, she's the only one your opponent
can attack, and if she's in Defense, which she
better be, that's good. When this card is destroyed
by Battle or by Card effect (so long as your
opponent did it and you control it) you can Special
Summon a Plant Monster from your Deck. Present
company excluded of course. She has to go to the
Graveyard to get the second effect however. Is she
good, yea, she's a good bit of Monster for Plants.
Is she worthy of two Tributes? Absolutely not. It's
good you can still get the protection effect if you
Special Summon her, so you don't have to Tribute Set
her. She's good, but just good. You're Plant Deck
honestly probably survives without her.
Chirubimé, Princess of Autumn Leaves
Your opponent cannot target face-up Plant-Type
monsters for attacks, except this one. If this card
in your possession is sent to your Graveyard by your
opponent's card (either by battle or by card
effect): You can Special Summon 1 Plant-Type monster
from your Deck, except "Chirubimé, Princess of
Starting off this week we have Chirubimé,
Princess of Autumn Leaves, some new Plant support.
Statwise, she is a EARTH/Plant which is good, with
1800 ATK which is really bad for a level 8 and 2800
DEF which is good.
Effectwise, it has an attack protection effect
for all face-up plants but this one. A nice effect
but it is only useful if this card is in DEF mode
otherwise and good level 4 beatstick will run over
it.I ts second effect is better allowing you to
special summon any Plant (barring another Chirubimé,
Princess of Autumn Leaves) from your deck if this
card is sent to the graveyard. It doesn’t have to be
destroyed as long as it goes from the field to the
graveyard, you get another monster to replace it.
Overall a solid monster but this card is really
designed for defending and getting out other Plants.
Not the worst Plant ever made but not the Greatest.
Hello Pojo Fans,
New month and we're starting it off with the
lovely Chirubime, Princess of Autumn Leaves. An
Earth, Plant monster, Chirubime is a Level 8 and has
1800ATK/2800DEF. “Your opponent cannot target
face-up Plant-Type monsters for attacks, except this
one. If this card in your possession is sent to your
Graveyard by your opponent's card (either by battle
or by card effect): You can Special Summon 1
Plant-Type monster from your Deck, except "Chirubimé,
Princess of Autumn Leaves"”.
Earth and a plant equals plenty of support for
the princess. While she is on the field your
opponent can only attack her and not any other
face-up Plant-Type monsters. If you can summon out
two Chirubimes then you will lock up your opponent
from attacking any Plant-Type monsters. Her defense
resembles a level eight, but not her attack. She
won't be winning many battles unless she's helped by
something (Black Garden maybe). As a level eight she
can combo with Trade-In if you are running several
level eight monsters. “Possession” means anywhere
you have the card (hand and/or on the field).
Chirubime's effect will go off from your hand or the
field, a big plus. Special Summoning a monster from
your Deck is always good. When Chirubime's effect
activates, you can Special Summoning another
Plant-Type monster from your deck except Chirubime.
Dandylion, Spore, Lonefire, Tytannial, etc.
Her attack doesn't help her effect of being the
only face-up Plant-Type monster that can be attacked
while she is on the field. Her attack doesn't match
her level, which forces you to play cards to
compensate for that (Trade-In, Soul Exchange, etc).
That all aside, there are cards you can play that
will allow her to be very helpful, and 2800DEF will
hold up against a lot of monsters. Special Summon
her in defense and you have a strong wall to hide
behind and make moves with other Plant-Type
monsters. Chirubime, in a plant deck has potential
to be a good card.
Until Next Time
Chirubimé, Princess of Autumn Leaves
Hello everyone! I enjoyed my brief 15 minutes of
fame, being at the top of the COTD page with
Ghostrick Mary due to the rest of the team being
absent. But a new week is a new week, and back near
the bottom, I go!
But anyway, back to Chirubime. Chirubime is a
nice name.... Ok, on topic.
In a game where monsters are disposable, it's
attack-targeting effect won't always be relevant,
but players will still be able to find interesting
combos with it. With 1800 ATK, it's a decent beater,
but it's underwhelming for a monster that is not so
easily summoned. 2800 DEF is nice, but we decided
long ago that defense walls don't amount to much in
YGO. It's not worth two-tributes to say the least,
but thankfully there are other ways to summon it,
especially with Plant support
The effect you are using this card for is the
Special Summon effect. So long as it's a Plant-type
monster, there's no restriction. It could be a huge
beater or a small monster with an invaluable effect.
Whatever card you need at the moment, you get. And
since a card replaces this card, you can work this
into a plus one.
This card does have flaws, like it's largely
irrelevant stats and some slight difficulty in being
normal summoned (if only this were a LV6 monster!).
But still, it has lots of potential.
It's definitely not necessary or vital to all
Plant decks, but this card is a viable option for
those who want to use it.
Traditional – 1/5
Advanced – 3/5
Attention, dearest reader. You see, even though
you place me on a pedestal meant for the divine, I
am merely a man. Sure, I am magnificence incarnate,
a bastion of honor and intelligence personified, but
still just a man—a man that can make errors. I know
this is a lot for you to swallow, my guppies, but
such is reality. Take comfort in the fact that I see
my errors and am aware of them, you lucky babies.
It seems in my Queen Angel of Roses review I made
a typo when I said: "Once per turn, during your Main
Phase, she rids the field of the weakest monster."
That was meant to be Standby Phase, so whilst typing
that I firmly held "standby phase" in mind, but my
fingers were moving faster than my eyes' perception
could keep up with. No, this in no way affects the
score I gave the card, as it is just a typo.
Secondly, during the review of Obedience Schooled
I mentioned Ojama getting supported. This is an
actual error, as I simply skimmed the card. No,
Ojama doesn't benefit from it (they would become so
powerful even full powered Dragon Rulers would
tremble in their non-boots) as it only works on
Effect Beasts. It doesn't change my rating of the
card since vanillas were never part of the tally.
With that out of the way, let's come to the card
you came here to read about: Chirubimé, Princess of
Autumn Leaves. She is the fourth in a series of
Plant princess that represent a particular season (Tytannial
[winter], Talaya [spring] and Marina [summer]), with
hers being Fall/Autumn. Like her fellows, she's a
level 8 Plant monster and has an effect that
triggers when a Plant is about to die or dies. Hers
lets her summon a Plant-type monster from your deck
whenever she dies, except a copy of herself.
Basically, in exchange for her lack of
protection, she gives you another card from your
deck. Though that begs the question "why didn't you
summon that card off Lonefire instead of this?" Her
effect is good, but all her other stats play against
it, and as a result, she's what they call "meh."