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If you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand). This card can be treated as 2 Tributes for the Tribute Summon of a "Timelord" monster. You can Tribute this card; add 1 "Timelord" monster with 0 ATK from your Deck to your hand. You can banish this card from your GY; Special Summon 1 "Timelord" monster with 0 ATK from your Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions. You cannot Special Summon other monsters during the turn you activate this effect.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: July 14, 2017
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This card is so good, it’s silly. Time Maiden is one
of those monsters that you just know was expressly
made to make formidable what otherwise would not
have been a scary deck. A jack of all trades for
Timelords with literally no setback. I wish Konami
would make one of these for the Dark Magician.
In hand, Time Maiden is a plus, able to special
summon herself and then tribute herself and search
for a Timelord and then banish herself from the
grave to summon another one. Her ability doesn’t
extend to Sephylon, which is good, because that
would have been bonkers. And being a level 1 light
monster gives her a nearly limitless supply of
methods to summon her. Ritual Sanctuary can
completely abuse her and should be run in
triplicate, especially in Lightsworn or Melodious
hybrids. But there’s One for One, Burial from a
Different Dimension, and Foolish Burial, as well.
And even if you use none of those methods, Time
Maiden is still good enough to be run as its own
engine with just a few of the other Timelords.
Special summon her, tribute for Zaphion, then banish
her to summon another Zaphion that can proceed to
unleash hell. I’ve seen the 6 card engine in a few
decks, and it’s a bit scary sometimes.
But she’s best suited among other fairy types, and I
honestly believe she’s going to be abused in a fairy
deck someday. She has so many incredible effects,
and that usually spells success in the long run.
Just her ability to both retrieve and summon Zaphion
is exceptional. To be able to special summon herself
as a light level 1 monster is out of bounds. She
gets the maximum future potential points.
Future Potential: 5/5
(On a side note, her effect to serve as 2 tributes
for a Timelord is one of the stupidest, most
unnecessary effects I’ve ever read. The only
possible reason I can imagine why you would actually
use Time Maiden as a tribute when you can normal
summon all the Timelords without tribute, is if you
have a card like Domain of the Monarchs out. But you
wouldn’t be running such a card in Timelord decks.
Time Maiden has the lowest stats a monster can
have. She is a Light Fairy that can Special Summon
herself when you control no monsters. Then she can
tribute herself to search any 0 Atk Timelord from
the deck to the hand. If you already have a Timelord
in your hand, she counts as two tributes for one of
their Tribute Summons. The last effect let's you
banish Time Maiden from the grave to Special Summon
a 0 Atk Timelord from the deck by ignoring the
Summoning Conditions. Even though the first effect
blocks the use of the last effect with the wording
"can't Special Summon other monsters during the
turn..." this effect is still a great late game
swing. The Timelords do return to the deck during
the Standby Phase, so Maiden can tutor Timelords all
day. This is a must run in the deck, and I look
forward to seeing what the Timelord engine works
We end this week off with an amazing card to help
the Timelord archetype. Time Maiden!
This gal is a Level 1, so One for One is great for
it. Keep that in mind. Maiden can be Special
Summoned if you control no monsters. This is good
first turn and with the fact the Timelords return to
the deck during your Standby Phase. Maiden can be
treated as 2 tributes for a Timelord. Honestly, this
is irrelevant since Timelords can be summoned
without tribute if you have no monsters. Next, Time
Maiden can be tributed to search a Timelord with 0
ATK from the deck. Only 1 Timelord that was actually
printed doesn't have 0 ATK, and that monster likely
won't be run with the other Timelords. This effect
also can leave you with no monsters, so you can
likely summon the Timelord you searched. Finally,
you can banish Time Maiden from the graveyard to
summon a Timelord with 0 ATK from the deck, ignoring
the condition that they can't be summoned from the
deck. The only downside to this last effect is that
you can't Special Summon the turn you use this
effect. I'll just tell you all to look at what all
the Timelords can do and then you'll see how
versatile this can be.
This card alone can allow Timelords to be splashed
as a small engine. This is amazing for this
Advanced Rating: 5/5
Finishing up the week is Time Maiden, and the BEST
piece of support for the Timelord archetype. While
it has 0 attack and defense on a level 1 light
fairy, that is actually really beneficial, as she
can be summoned out through One for One and other
And onto her effects. First up, if you control no
monsters, you can special summon her. Now, while
detrimental to the overall tactic of the Timelords
in that you needd no monsters to normal summon them
for free. Second, Maiden can be used as two tributes
for a Timelord monster which is still pretty good
for the archetype.
It's Maiden's 3rd effect that gets the ball rolling.
You can tribute her to add ANY Timelord with 0
attack from deck to your hand, with no restrictions
afterwards. And that leaves you with a normal summon
still and no monsters on field if Maiden was special
summone through her effect.
And lastly, you can banish Maiden from the grave to
special summon a Timelord with 0 attack from your
deck, ignoring it's summoning conditions.
Unfortunately you can't special summon anything else
for the rest of the turn.
Run in a dedicated Timelord deck, Maiden is an
instant 3 of. And have a look why. Open with Maiden
in your hand. You control no monsters so you can
special summon her, then tribute her off to search
for almost any Timelord you want, leaving you once
again with no monsters and an available normal
summon. Next you normal summon whichever Timelord
you added to your hand, and finish up by banishing
Maiden from your grave to special any Timelord from
So, off one card, you've thinned the deck by 2 and
summoned a pair of monsters that can't be destroyed
by battle or effects and will undoubtedly cause
disruption to the opponent.
Advanced 5/5 obviously in Timelords only or in a
deck that splashes them in.