Elder Entity Norden
THIS was the card that everyone was waiting for to
I say “Was” here as it was released about 1 month
ago, so we have all had plenty of time to see just
how good this is or isn’t and if its deserved the
hype that proceeded it.
Well let me tell you, this has deserved every little
bit of that hype as its has completely shaped the
Meta around it. Although rather than use the word
“Shaped” I probably should say warped!
Currently, Instant Fusion is the card that is being
used to primarily Summon Elder Entity Norden, and
because Summoning Elder Entity Norden is quite often
so game breaking, Instant Fusion has been regularly
taking up to 3 Deck slots and Elder Entity Norden
has been taking up 2 of those oh so precious Extra
And any card that consistently is given more than 1
Extra Deck space with any regularity in the Meta can
only be nothing other than overwhelmingly good.
The existence of Elder Entity Norden and the justly
increased use of Instant Fusion has already started
what could only be described as an “Arms race”…
More Decks are Main Decking Maxx “C” in amounts of
as many as 3, something that hasn’t occurred for
quite a long time, and its also even made including
Retaliating “C” in the Main Deck for some Decks
actually quite playable and beneficial.
Additionally, to counter Maxx “C” those Decks that
have space in the Extra Deck are also including a
copy of Panzer Dragon, a card who can also be
Summoned via Instant Fusion.
That such diversity can come about simply because of
a single card just shows how it has effected the
game simply in general.
This card has been included in the majority of Extra
Decks, and there is actually very few Decks that
just don’t benefit from this card.
The only downsides with this card, one which really
is only a minor one is that if Elder Entity Norden
leaves the field, the monster that it Summoned will
be Banished, but truly, most of the time that should
not really apply.
The biggest downside is that it Negates the
effect(s) of the monster that it Summoned on the
field, although even this has its loopholes in the
instance of Summoning a monster like Card Trooper as
its effect to mill cards is a cost. Also, Graveyard
effects are not Negated so if you Summoned a
Performage Trick Clown, when it goes to the
Graveyard, its effect will still activate as normal.
This card truly deserves this score, the ability to
make a 1 card Rank 4 or a Level 5,6,7 or 8 Synchro
with just the 1 card, Instant Fusion is simply
Elder Entity Norden is so good that either it or
Instant Fusion is certain to endure some sort of a
hit through the Banlist.
This card will while it exists be able to
potentially snare games from opponent’s that they
should have never otherwise lost, and it is a card
to be feared.