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Fairy Tail – Snow
If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; change it to face-down Defense Position. During either player's turn, if this card is in your Graveyard: You can banish 7 other cards from your hand, field, and/or Graveyard; Special Summon this card.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: Aug. 17, 2016
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This monster sees sporadic tech
play in the OCG and probably will in the TCG as
well. If her cost to special summon from the grave
wasn’t so high or if she was a dark type, she’d
probably be used in many decks, but I guess that’s
the point. And really, the cost is what determines
her playability. I’ve seen Snow run in decks like
zombies, where banishing is a good thing, to
spellcasters to lightsworns, and a whole host of
others. The questions are always “How quickly can my
deck get cards into the grave, including Snow?” and
“Will it be okay to subsequently banish them?”
What makes Snow alluring is the
fact that she’s not just a reserve summon waiting in
the wings, she also has a moderately effective
second ability to stall the opponent by flipping a
monster. Since it’s a quick effect, this is
obviously a powerful ability, but will probably run
on a bell curve as the meta dictates. ABC and Kozmo
are hardly perturbed by Snow, but decks like D/D/D
and Blue-Eyes could get halted by a timely Snow
summon, not to mention Metalfoes, which need targets
to be face up.
I think Snow will peak at some
point, in an era perhaps dominated by spellcasters
or a meta that doesn’t have any anti-targeting
bosses. And she may even be abused to the point of
requiring restriction, but if that day comes, it’s
probably because of her cost, and not her effect. I
could definitely see banishing any 7 cards you
possess as a problem in the future.
Future Potential: 4/5
This card is actually quite
potentially useful, even with its rather high cost
to Special Summon it.
There are actually several
numerous advantageous attributes to this card that
also make it even more likely to be useful, firstly,
its a Light attribute monster, this means that
automatically it becomes "Splashable" into any Deck
that uses Brilliant Fusion, its a Spellcaster type,
so any monster(s) and support that comes along with
Spellcasters automatically supports this, its effect
can be used as many times per turn as you desire...
Simply so long as you have sufficient cards to
ensure that you can keep Summoning it... And it can
also be Special Summoned during either players turn,
a very valuable thing to have when your defences are
otherwise down. And finally, its a Level 4, the best
sort of Level to have when a monster is screaming
"Please abuse me" and rather loudly so!
And along with a decent ATK for
a Level 4 monster, Fairy Tail - Snow is very well
Outside of the above
suggestions for its use, Fairy Tail - Snow will be
not only used in just Rank 4 Decks... Such as
ClownBlade, but actually have a very abuseable
effect when combined with Shiranui's, this is
because Shiranui's gain effects when Banished, or
take advantage of the fact, and this fact actually
allows Shiranui's combined with Zombies to Summon
PSY-Framelord Omega incredibly easily and
consistently... And that can be the very tip of
Synchro abuses precipitated simply by the inclusion
of Fairy Tail - Snow (and Brilliant Fusion).
And to add a final bit of icing
to the cake that is delicious, when Summoned, you
are able to Target an opponent's monster and flip it
into face-down DEF position... Not only does this
put opponent's monsters into the usually weaker DEF
position, but it can also be used more aggressively
as a way with which to deny your opponent from using
effect monsters valuable effects, or even prevent
Summoning of monsters to begin with. So just as long
as the monster cannot be "Targeted" this effect is
also essentially a Hand Trap esque Book of Moon...
Except from your Graveyard!
Rating: 3.75. Apart from the
high cost to Special Summon Fairy Tail - Snow, the
ability to incorporate this card into numerous Decks
and strategy's (without even mentioning things like
Lightsworns), as well as the "Book of Moon" effect
combined with a "Summon as many times as you want
to/ can per turn" effect make this a really good
card when used in the right Deck, especially
considering it is also screaming "Find a way to
abuse me hard"... While Fairy Tail - Snow could also
arguably be considered a "Tech" due to the fact that
you can realistically include no more than 2 copies
of it in a Deck, don't let that deter you from
realising how good this card actually is! This card
is a Short Print from "The Dark Illusion" and
Hello Pojo Fans,
Banishing 7 other cards in
all to Special Summon ANY monster may be too much,
especially for the Level 4 Fairy Tail – Snow.
Book of Moon effect when
Normal or Special Summoned is an effect we've seen
before, but it will always be useful as long as the
monster doing it has enough ATK to take down the
monster flipped down, which Fairy Tail – Snow should
be able to do.
With standard stats for a
Level 4, there isn't much to Fairy Tail – Snow
besides the art being adorable. Seven cards from
your hand/field/grave to Special Summon this monster
during either turn from the grave is too much of a
cost. There are such easier ways to Special Summon
this card than its own effect I'm not sure why you'd
even want to.
There are better
Spellcasters to use than this monster just to have
another Book of Moon possible when she's summoned.
Until Next Time,
Fairy Tail - Snow is a Level 4 Light Spellcaster-type
monster with 1850 Atk and 1000 Def. Those are great
stats. Her effects make her fit into any deck that
really wants to surprise the opponent. Tsukoyomi
used to be used because of its similar effect, and
this monster is even stronger.
Fairy Tail - Snow can target and flip face down any
opponent's monster when it's Normal or Special
Summoned. Then if it's in the grave, Snow can banish
7 dwarves (cards) from the hand, field, or grave to
Special Summon itself, triggering the first effect.
So long as the monster isn't immune to targeting,
this can be a useful disruption tactic. It also can
pinch hit against BA decks. Short print commons
shouldn't be too hard to find. Get a bunch and abuse
them all during the end of the duel.
Score: 3/5 Witch of the Black Forest comes to mind.
Art: 4/5 I hope Fairy Tail becomes an archetype.
Fairy Tail-Snow. Okay,
first, let us take a moment and admire the cuteness
and beauty in this card. Second, yes, the puns
in this family of cards naming is delicious (Fairy
tail equaling Fairytale, in addition to the actual
tails). So a Light Monster, and Level 4, with
1850 attack (monsters who have x50 attack or defense
irk me for no particular reason) and 1000 defense.
I kinda feel she should be Earth, as snow is an
element, and elemental cards should be Earth, but
that's just me. When Normal or Special
Summoned, you can change a card your opponent
controls to face-down Defense position. In
addition, here you're allowed to Special Summon this
card from your Graveyard, (during either players'
turn) by removing seven cards from play. These
cards can come from your Hand, Field, and/or
Graveyard. There aren't a great deal of these
cards available yet, so it could be difficult to
construct a Deck that would really work as of now.
I assume the seven card removal is reminiscent of
the seven dwarfs, ala, Snow (White) in the name of