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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

The World Tree

CSOC-EN059
[Continuous Spell Card]
Each time a Plant-Type monster(s) on the field is destroyed, place 1 Flower Counter on this card. You can remove Flower Counters to activate this card's effects:
•Remove 1: Target face-up Plant-Type monster gains 400 ATK and DEF until the End Phase.
•Remove 2: Destroy 1 card on the field.
•Remove 3: Select 1 Plant-Type monster from your Graveyard and Special Summon it.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.75
Advanced: 2.75 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 is average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 12.23.08

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Dark Paladin
Tuesday

The World Tree closes our short week, another farily interesting Continuous Magic Card. It's nice to see all this support for an underplayed Decktype, but this isn't much better than yesterday's card.

So, it's another card that gains counters, in this case, Flower Counters, each time a Plant-type monster is destroyed. I don't like for starters that this cards counters depends on Plant monsters being destroyed.

If you remove one, a Plant monster gains 400 attack and defense until the End Phase. That's garbage, a permanent gain would be nice, but that sucks.

If you remove two, you can destroy one card on the Field. That's a lot better, and certainly welcome.

If you remove three, you can Special Summon a Plant-type monster from your Graveyard. That sounds familiar.

Ratings:

Traditional: 1.5/5
Advanced: 2.5/5
Art: 4/5
General Zorpa The World Tree

This is the field spell for plants besides Black Garden. Each Time a Plant monster dies, you put a Flower Counter on it. It gains effects based off of the number of counters removed from it, which is very similar to Rainbow Ruins. With one removed counter, a Plant gains 400 ATK. With two, you can kill a card on the field. With three removed, you can Special Summon a Plant from your graveyard. It has all of the strengths and weaknesses of all Field Spell cards, searchable by Terraforming and killable by most everything. There is no Legacy Tutor for this Field Spell, so it is a little harder to get out than others that do.

Basically this card is outshined in almost every single way by Black Garden. If it got Counters for each Plant Summoned, then it would be better than Black Garden, able to force through destruction as well as extra Special Summons and even ATK boosts when you need it. As it is, it is meh at best. If Pollinosis, Lonefire and Tytannial DESTROYED cards rather than tributed them, you would have a c ard that could hold it's own with Black Garden. As it is, it is an interesting card that really will not be played anytime soon.

Traditional-1/5
Advanced-2.5/5
Mr. Random CSOC-EN059
The World Tree
[Continuous Spell Card]
Each time a Plant-Type monster(s) on the field is destroyed, place 1 Flower
Counter on this card. You can remove Flower Counters to activate this card's
effects:
*Remove 1: Target face-up Plant-Type monster gains 400 ATK and DEF until the
End Phase.
*Remove 2: Destroy 1 card on the field.
*Remove 3: Select 1 Plant-Type monster from your Graveyard and Special
Summon it.
Rare

The World Tree has three effects and depending on how many plants are destroyed, you get that many Flower Counters. Each effect has its own time for the best use, but most likely everyone will be using the second or third effect. It doesn't matter if the plant is destroyed by battle or by an effect, The World Tree will get a counter. Also it doesn't matter where the plant is being sent. This card is amazing with Mystic Tomato because you can attack with it into a stronger attack mode monster and get a counter and another Tomato, but there are only two targets for Tomato that are also plant monsters. Those are Regenerating Rose and Samsara Lotus.

The World Tree also does not have the "once per turn" text on the card, so you can do these effects multiple times. The first effect gives your plant monster a 400 ATK and DEF boost until the end of the turn. Its nice when you can attack for more damage or get over a monster when your opponent doesn't have a Spell or Trap on the field, but destroying a card is much easier than just attacking. The second effect will usually be used to destroy a monster unless a player has a Mark of the Rose ready to use.

The last effect of The World Tree allows you to special summon a Plant-Type from your graveyard. Another way we can special summon a Plant from the grave. We have Monster Reborn, Lord Poison, Miracle Fertilizer and in some cases Gigaplant, but if you don't have those cards at the time it would be handy to have this ready when you need it. With so much special summoning from the grave, it would be a good choice to put in Card of Safe Return in a plant deck. This card is good, but it needs to find the right plant deck for it to work.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5
Anteaus The World Tree

This is another good support card for Plants. Any time you can get multiple effects from a card, it's bound to be a decent card, and The World Tree doesn't disappoint. What's better than using your dead Plant monsters as a way to destroy something on the field, or Special Summon a behemoth from the graveyard and wreak havoc upon your enemies. Its effect is dependent on how many Plant type monsters have been destroyed, which controls how many Flower Counters the card has. This mechanic has been used by plenty of cards, but The World Tree can definitely be a great addition to any Plant Deck. As usual, it's pointless outside a Plant deck, but it can be devastating inside one.

Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3.5/5

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