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Sylvan Princessprite

- #MACR-EN093

2 Level 1 monsters You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; excavate the top card of your Deck, and if it is a Spell/Trap Card, add it to your hand. Otherwise, send it to the Graveyard. You can send 1 other Plant-Type monster from your hand or face-up from your field to the Graveyard, then target 1 "Sylvan" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it. You can only use each effect of "Sylvan Princessprite" once per turn.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.75 

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

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2017

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Sylvan Princessprite 

The much anticipated Sylvan Princessprite arrives long after Sylvans have come and gone in the TCG, but this fine-looking card is great all the same and fills a hole that has long existed. Rank 1 XYZ monsters have been nothing to write home about, especially generic ones, which is tragic because level 1 monsters are usually the most useless on the field once they’ve done what they were meant to do. 

Surprisingly, on the short list of Rank 1 XYZ monsters, there exists nearly as many monsters that require 3 material as there are that only need 2. Since those are basically unusable, Rank 1 monsters with function have been near non-existent. And that’s not a surprise. There aren’t many level 2 synchro monsters or low-level fusion monsters either. That’s not what they do. They’re supposed to get bigger when they require multiple resources to summon. But I can argue this is the first Rank 1 that’s truly capable, and that’s saying something. 

And saying Princessprite is capable is an understatement. Either milling a monster or adding a free spell/trap is a dream when you talk about converting two weaklings into a formidable 1800 ATK monster. The upstart Spyrals love this monster to death, Sylvans can obviously use them well, and there’s a host of other archetypes that use level 1 monsters but would never have considered the previous Rank 1 options. What deck doesn’t want to mill and/or draw? That’s really the question. And Princessprite answers that question with the correct solution every time. A deck with more than a small sample of level 1 monsters will always consider this card, even if she doesn’t get added in the end. And that’s the gold standard of what makes a card “good.” 

Advanced: 3.5/5
Future Potential: 4/5


Sylvan Princessprite

Todays COTD is Sylvan Princessprite, a Rank 1 Xyz that's taken nearly two years to reach us. Princessprite is a light plant with 1800 attack and 100 def, and requires two level 1 monsters to summon.

While she won't be winning any battles, her claim to fame comes from the combos she sets up in Sylvans. Sporting a pair of effects that she can only use once per turn.

First up, By detaching a material, you can excavate the top card of the deck and if it's a spell or trap card, you can add that card to the hand, otherwise you send it to the grave. This is great for deck thinning, even outside of Sylvans, allowing you to dump monsters to the grave or adding a spell or trap to your hand.

Her second effect is Sylvan specific, but that's where Princessprite really shines. By sending another plant from your field or hand to the grave, you can target and then special summon any Sylvan monster from your grave. And that's it. She lets you tag sylvans out for each other, or bring one back that you've already used an effect from. Princessprite improves on an all-ready solid archetype.

Advanced 4/5 for Sylvans, 2/5 in other decks

Sylvan Princessprite
While currently Sylvan's aren't doing much, so the release of this card is a bit late coming for helping them, this card is actually quite useful for those Decks that are able to Summon Rank 1's.
Personally I'll be using one in my Skull Servant's in place of Ghostrick Dullahan and primarily because this card provides you with a much greater potential for gain overall. If you excavate a monster, it goes to the Graveyard, and that doesn't matter since I'll have used the effect to detach Wightprince for that effect regardless, BUT if I excavate a Spell or Trap card I now have the potential to push my turn further along, and potentially even win depending upon what I excavate.
And then there is the ability to Special Summon a Sylvan card from the Graveyard, which could possibly also be used to Summon a previously Summoned Princessprite should you desire, since it doesn't restrict you from doing so.
Rating: 3.5 Decent ATK for its Rank, but more importantly, when/ if you are able to gain an additional Spell or Trap card for the turn, the Summon of this card will always be fully worth the cost of doing so.


Sylvan Princessprite:
We end this week with probably the best Rank 1 XYZ ever printed, Sylvan Princessprite.
This card requires only 2 level 1 monsters, which can be easy. Once per turn, you can detach a material to excavate the top card of your deck. If it's a Spell or Trap, it will go to your hand. If you hit a monster, it goes to the grave. This effect is good for potentially adding a crucial Spell or Trap as well as maybe putting a Monster in the grave to trigger an effect. Secondly and lastly, Princessprite can let you ditch a Plant monster to summon a Sylvan from the grave. This effect is only good in Sylvans, of course; but you can revive the big trees, which are both crucial to Sylvans. 
Play this card in Rank 1 and Sylvan decks. This card is amazing.
Advanced Rating: 4/5

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