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Shiranui Style Synthesis
Once per turn, if you control no monsters: You can send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard, then activate 1 of these effects.
● Target 1 Zombie-Type monster with 0 DEF in your Graveyard; Special Summon it.
● Target 1 of your banished Zombie-Type monsters with 0 DEF; return it to the Graveyard.
You can only activate 1 "Shiranui Style Synthesis" per turn.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2016
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Shiranui Style Synthesis
What could have been. This card is almost like a
cruel joke. It allows you to discard to special
summon a zombie from the grave OR send a zombie from
the banished pile to the grave. The irony is that
what Shiranui monsters really need is exactly the
opposite! Imagine if this field spell let you either
banish a zombie from the grave or special summon a
zombie from the banished pile! Like, it really makes
me wonder if they did this on purpose, or if
Shiranui initially just started out as a mess.
Because some of the cards just don’t mesh at all
(see my review yesterday of Shiranui Smith).
But what’s done is done. It’s a mediocre card that
when played, is used to summon a non-Shiranui
monster most of the time (Uni-Zombie). If Shiranui
Spiritmaster got his summoning effect when normal OR
special summoned, I’d say Synthesis would have been
better (or if it let you return any zombie instead
of only those with 0 defense). And now that a
replacement has just come out in the OCG (Shiranui
Style Reincarnation, which counts as Synthesis on
the field), there’s really no reason to run this in
the best versions of Shiranui. Leave it in the
binder for now. However, there’s the possibility
this card could become better later. As I mentioned,
Shiranui Style Reincarnation has that text that
allows it to become Synthesis. Well, this makes it
seems like Synthesis has become that central-type
tentpole spell of Shiranui akin to Umi, Toon World
or Pandemonium, where many future cards specifically
refer to it or depend on it. We shall see if this
holds true or if Reincarnation is just a one-off.
Future Potential: 2.5/5
This card is like a Zombie
Master you don't have to summon.
With Zombies, there's a
lot of fodder to discard: Mezuki,
Bringing back Samuraisaga
any turn you want is good to have.
I can't think of many
other strong Zombie-types with 0 DEF
but I'm sure there's several out
This card has the downside
in that if the opponent destroys it
while you discard, you lose the card
and don't get the effect
Overall, it's a step in
the right direction for Shiranuis,
butt he archetype is still far from
Hello Pojo Fans,
Concluding the weeks CoTD's, we've got the Shiranui
Field Spell Shiranui Style Synthesis.
Play this, then it becomes a 1-for-1 each turn if
you have no monsters. Trade a card from your hand
for a 0DEF Zombie in your graveyard and Special
Summon it, or return a 0DEF banished Zombie to your
grave. All Shiranui monsters have 0DEF, so they will
be your first targets. There are a few monsters like
Zombie Master that you could tech in that could be
targeted, but this is more geared towards your main
core of Shiranui monsters. Returning Spectralsword
just to activate its effect again, or Special
Summoning a Shiranui and begin Synchro Summoning and
Until Next Time
Shiranui Style Synthesis is necessary, but not
ideal. It is a Field Spell Card that can only be
activated once per turn. Then it has a cost of
sending 1 card from the hand to the grave and a
condition of controlling no monsters. All that just
to Special Summon a Zombie-type monster with 0 Def.
There are a bunch of Zombies that fit the bill, but
obviously Shiranui monsters should come to mind. Or
you can pay that cost and move a Zombie-type monster
with 0 Def from the banished zone to the grave. This
would set up the Special Summon effect, but since
you can only activate one effect per turn, it
creates instant delay. Furthermore, moving a monster
from banished zone to grave shouldn't have a discard
cost. Like I said necessary to push combos faster,
but they pre-nerfed it with the only 1 activation