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Raiza the Mega Monarch
- #DUEA-EN041 

You can Tribute Summon this card by Tributing 1 Tribute Summoned monster. If this card is Tribute Summoned: Target 1 card on the field and 1 card in either player's Graveyard, also if this card was Tribute Summoned by Tributing a WIND monster, you can target an additional card on the field; place the first target(s) on the top of the Deck in any order, also, after that, return the additional target (if any) to the hand.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.33
Advanced: 2.17 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed:
Oct. 23, 2014

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Raiza the Mega Monarch


The Mega Monarchs were horrible in design to begin with and Raiza TMM just continues this trend.  It's effect is powerful but not powerful enough.  I'll put it this way.  Many Mermail players are even hesistant on using Moulinglacia (which is way better than Raiza TMM).  Players in general avoid super-situational cards even if they may have destructive effects.  But this card doesn't do nearly enough.


But you should use the original Raiza the Storm Monarch.  It's still a great card!  This Mega clone doesn't do justice to the original.




Power – 2

Versatility – 1

Dependability – 0

Advantage – 2


Traditional – 1

Advanced – 1.25

Raiza the Mega Monarch

If we had better wind support I could see this card wrecking face. It would only truly shine in a Harpie deck because everything is already wind. Even thinking about playing this in Harpies simply seems lack luster as well. This is another example of a good card but to hard to summon.

Advanced 1/5
Traditional 1/5




Since Raiza just got a look, it seemed appropriate to check out the Mega form.  As you should be familiar by now, you're looking at a Level 8 Monster (same basic stats as the original, save the 2800 attack) who can be Tributed with one Monster, as opposed to two, so long as that Monster was Tributed itself.  This Mega Monarch isn't bad, in fact, it might be the best one.  The biggest problem here (aside from the stupid Tribute a Tributed Monster mechanic) is that Raiza just does the job better.  (Referring to the original).  If this card is Tribute Summoned, you target a card on the Field, and in either player's Graveayrd, and return it to the Deck, and Hand, of the owner, respectively.  You get an additional card off the Field if you Tribute a Wind Monster for this guy, but even in a Wind build, I'm not sure you really need this card.  If you're using Raiza (which I wouldn't fault anyone for) I say stick with the original.

Traditional:  1/5
Advanced:   2/5 
Art:  4.5/5


Raiza the Mega Monarch


This is the upgrade to Raiza the Storm Monarch, however does this mean that it’s better… Lets see shall we?


While this card has large reward, it also requires a larger investment, of course and Tribute Summoning it by Tributing a Wind monster to gain the additional effect is going to be just a little bit harder to do.


Summoning it in a Frog Monarch Deck is never going to be an issue, and since you would normally expect to return 2 cards (I say 2 because 3 is for the most part not something that I would expect to see consistently enough) to the top of the Deck, one from the field and one from the Graveyard.

This could allow you to potentially lock your opponent down by first getting rid of an opponents annoying monster and then secondly putting their worst card from their Graveyard on top of their Deck.


Of course that’s just being negative, you could be using it to put something decent on the top of your Deck from your Graveyard.


And finally if you managed to Summon this card by using a Wind attribute monster you can return 1 card from the field to the hand, including itself if you actually wanted!


Mostly this card is going to be at it’s best when you are actually able to “Loop” it, luckily Frog Monarchs have a little friend called Swap Frog who can do such a thing, so if your opponent is unable to prevent or respond to this cards Summon they could very easily find themselves overwhelmed.


Unlike Raiza the Storm Monarch who can simply be used in any Deck that can keep a floater on the field or that uses The Monarchs Stormforth, Raiza the Mega Monarch requires a bit more Tribute dedication, as such it’s less useful.


Traditional: 1.5. Not going to be played here.


Advanced: 3.5. Useful in the right Deck and at the right time. Sadly it is quite vulnerable to any cards that can respond to the Summon of this card, potentially making this a quite risky investment. Still, quite decent.


Raiza the Mega Monarch
Last week we looked at Raiza the Storm Monarch, now we look at his Mega version; Raiza the Mega Monarch.

Statwise it’s the same as all Mega Monarchs; get the original make it a level 8 and give it 400 extra ATK, so nothing special here.

Effectwise, as with all Mega Monarchs it can be Tribute Summoned using 1 Tributed Summoned Monster. Of course with all these Mega Monarchs preferably you want it to be the regular version so you can get the second effect.

The main effect allows you to target a card on the field and in either graveyard and return them to the top of the deck in any order. As well as giving the opponent dead draws, it does allow you to recycle cards, which can be useful. Of course if a WIND monster was tributed you can target another card on the field and bounce that into the hand. So this becomes both a Phoenix Wing Wind Blast and a Compulsory Evacuation Device in one, which is very good.
Overall, a really good Mega Monarch, whose effects actually are in huge improvement over the original. If you play Raiza and Mega Monarchs this is a no brainer.

Traditional: 2.5/5
Advanced: 3.25/5


Hello Pojo Fans,
Raiza gets an upgrade, joining the forces of the Mega Monarchs today. Strong ATK, normal weak DEF for a level 8. If you have a Tribute Summoned monster on the field, that is all you need to summon this Mega Monarch. When its summoned, you can return a card on the field and in the graveyard from either players side of the field to the top of their deck in any order. If you tribute a WIND to summon this Raiza, you can return an additional card on the field to the owners hand. This card, like the other Monarch monsters can be searched by Return of The Monarchs and in the case of the Mega Monarchs, be used with Trade-In. Storm of The Monarch aids in the summoning of this monster and can be potentially debilitating to your opponent losing a monster and two cards being stacked back on top of their deck.
A possibility of three cards returned in certain ways can cause frustration for your opponent. Returning two cards to the opponents deck in any order is better than the original. Clear out multiple monsters from the Extra Deck, or eliminate something that is stopping you from taking the advantage. The returning from the grave to the hand is interesting. This isn't as useful as returning a third card on the field to the deck would be, but it can be helpful. If a resource is more useful to the opponent in the graveyard, then it would be a negative to have it back in the hand. The detriment to this card is that there aren't many WIND-based monsters outside an archetype that could be run in a Mega Monarch deck to gain the third return effect. The double return is good enough for this card to be considered a good monster in the deck alongside Mega Mobius. Outside of a deck dedicated to Monarchs and Mega Monarchs, this card may have a hard time finding playability. Dragunity don't have Dragon Ravine, and Gusto function best on their own without many tribute monsters. Harpies do best with only running Pet Dragon as their high level monster as well.
Until Next Time

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