It's March! Today we look at a very popular Magic
card, Instant Fusion. This card is a very tweaked
and watered version of everyone's favorite Banned
madman, Magical Scientist.
By paying 1000 lifepoints, you can Special Summon
one Fusion monster that is Level 5 or lower. The
monster cannot attack and is destroyed during the
End Phase of the turn. Furthermore, you can only
activate ONE Instant Fusion per turn.
Well then, what will you do with your Fusion monster
if you can't attack with it? You could tribute it
with Catapult Turtle do damage your opponent's
lifepoints. Or you could use it as tribute bait for
The only real downside I see is that as stated you
can only use one of these per turn. If you need a
little help for tribute bait and such, try it out.
Traditional: 1.5/5 You still have Magical Scientist
Advanced: 3.0/5 Will work for some decks, won't in
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Rumoured to be the final reasoned to completely ban
TER. Overall it’s a situational card. It will see
play as support in any morph decks that people will
make. Best use is Instant F to morph. But even that
isn’t too useful since the Lv 5 fusions get ran over
by CyDragon. When not running morph this card really
isn’t worth it, you have dead weight on the field.
If you actually want to use you it, you have to
Other than its obvious applications this could see
play as tribute fodder. That would be interesting
but IMO there are much better options out there.
Not worth the time, resources, etc. The other
reviewers will go into long explanations as to why
it sucks. For me, simply understand that if a card
does not offer some form of instant gratification I
tend to ignore it. Especially if all my work goes
It amazes me how much this one card has impacted the
Metagame, and nobody I know has ever seen it played.
Paying 1000 Life Points to summon a Level 5 or lower
Fusion Monster that cannot attack and is destroyed
at the end of that turn is hardly broken, until you
realize two things:
1) the Fusion monster was properly summoned, meaning
it can later be revived through cards like Premature
Burial and Call of the Haunted.
2) Thousand Eyes Restrict will still be able to use
it's effect that turn.
So, to prevent people from playing 1000 LPs for a
1-for-1 exchange that could then be Tributed for a
Monarch, Konami/UDE wisely banned TER from the
So with TER banned, what else can you summon?
"A Fusion Summon of this monster can only be
conducted with the above Fusion Material Monsters."
Ouch! Those words don't appear on Instant Fusion,
but on both Dark Balter the Terrible and Fiend Skull
Dragon, two of the best 5 Star Fusion Monsters in
the game. Those words mean that Instant Fusion
cannot summon either of those two cards to the
So what does that leave us with?
Not a whole heck of a lot!
Sure you can use this card to summon a Tribute
monster for your Monarch, but Brain Control only
costs 800 Life Points, and it becomes a 1-for-1
In my opinion, there are only two worthwhile uses
for this card, and both require additional cards to
make it work:
1) use for this card would be to summon 'Reaper on
the Nightmare', and then use 'Book of Life' to later
on revive it to the field. This pretty much works
only for dedicated Zombie decks.
2) use this card to summon any 5 Star Fusion
Monster, and then use Metamorphosis to tribute that
monster to summon either Dark Balter or Fiend Skull
At the end of the day though, with TER banned, this
card just isn't worth running.
2/5 - TER isn't banned in Traditional, but that
still doesn't make this card that useful for this
3/5 - with TER allowed at 1 or higher.
1/5 - with TER banned.
2/5 - this is what the $20 bill would look like for
the United States of Fusion.
Happy Birthday to me! Yay! I should’ve requested a
card to review today, but oh well….
Pay 1000 Life Points. Special Summon 1 Level 5 or
lower Fusion Monster from your Fusion Deck. (This
Special Summon is treated as a Fusion Summon). The
Fusion Monster Special Summoned by this effect
cannot attack, and is destroyed during the End
Phase. Only 1 "Instant Fusion" can be activated per
So, you get to bring out a fusion that can’t do much
of anything and is destroyed at the end of the turn.
You also can’t activate more than one Instant Fusion
per turn, but unless you have a 2 tribute monster,
this doesn’t do much to you considering that the
fusion can’t do anything. And it’s for a cost of
1000 life!! What’s the upside?
Well, you actually Fusion Summoned that fusion
monster, so that means that it was properly Fusion
Summoned, which means that you can revive this
monster with Premature Burial or Contact Fusion!
So, what monsters are good with this? Thousand Eyes
Restrict, but that’s banned. Dark Balter doesn’t
work because in order to Fusion Summon this, you
have to use the fusion materials. Repear of the
Nightmare also comes to mind, but how are you going
to get that back on the field without targeting it
once it hits the field? Though, I suppose you could
use book of moon on it. Other than that I can’t
think of any other Lv5 or lower fusion monsters that
are worth it. I suppose you can use your fusion as
tribute fodder for a monarch or something, and I
imagine that there is some combo out there too. But
that’s really about it. If there is some combo that
I am blindly missing, please let me know.
Traditional: 2/5 (Sure, we have TER, but we also
Advanced: 1/5 (I’d rather run recruiters or Cyber
Dragon for tribute fodder)
Do I like this card? Yes.
Have I actually played with this
I can only speculate on its
effectiveness, but it seems like a very useful card.
I hear that a lot of people use it in Zombies. I’m
sure it has more uses than that. Off the top of my
head there is a few very useful 5-star or lower
Fusions to use with Future Fusion’s effect.
A good monster to abuse this card
with is Destiny Hero - Diamond Dude. With his effect
you can get around the restriction of playing only 1
of these on the same turn. His effect does not count
as activating the Spell Card itself he just
activates the effect. There IS a difference.
All-in-all this card seems very good.
I don’t have any real-life experience with this card
to form any kind of strong opinion. I will be using
this during practice this Friday.
I’m sure those of you who visited
my blog yesterday found that it was blocked by
blogger.com. Apparently they thought it was a spam
blog ^_^. I guess they’re new automated spam fighter
system isn’t too effective.
Anyhow, I got it unlocked and will
resume posting today. Sorry about the inconvenience