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

Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress

LODT-EN019
LIGHT
Level 4
ATK/1700 DEF/200
[Spellcaster/Effect]
You can change this card from face-up Attack Position to face-up Defense Position and destroy 1 Spell or Trap Card your opponent controls. If you activate this effect, this card's battle position cannot be changed until the end of your next turn, except with a card effect. During each of your End Phases, send the top 3 cards of your Deck to the Graveyard.
22624373
Ultra Rare/Ultimate Rare

Card Ratings
Traditional: 3.50
Advanced: 4.75

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


Date Reviewed - 05.20.08

 

Dark Paladin

Tuesday

 

Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress is our card today, and one I will try to get to an article for later on in the week.  It's a card some people seem to have mixed feelings about, and a solid card for you Counter-Fairy players.

 

Anyway, Lyla has 1700 atk (respectable) and a miserable 200 defense, who is also a Light Spellcaster and Level 4.  Anyway, once per turn, by changing the Battle Position of this card from attack to defense, you can destroy one Magic or Trap card your opponent controls.

 

That, in itself, is almost enough to play this card.  I don't want to get into Counter-Fairy builds/combos here, as those of you who play those all ready wouldn't get anything from that.  Lyla does have some other combos and potential in a couple of lockdown Decks.  (More in the article later this week)

 

Some people find the Deck destruction the Lightsworn monsters have to be a liability, which it can be.  However, you might want things in the Graveyard for later, and the Lightsworn monsters are designed to be a quick and hard-hitting Deck.

 

Ratings:

 

Traditional:  2.75/5  Not bad, but cards do the job better.  She is Light, however.  (How well does Counter-Fairy work in Traditional?)

 

Advanced:        4/5  Quite solid for some decks, as mentioned,

reliable Magic/Trap destruction, and respectable attack.

 

Art:  5/5  Cute


Creator
OfThePoint
System
Tuesday:
Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress

This is going to be a staple in Lightsworn decks.  1700 ATK is enough to take out a fair number of non-Tribute monsters, and being able to kill an M/T with it is huge, and can set up for many big plays.  The 200 DEF means it'll get destroyed easily, but odds are you don't intend on this staying out on the field that long, and that's one more Lightsworn closer you are to summoning Judgment Dragon.

The 3-card mill is also pretty powerful, so assuming you do keep it around for a turn, it'll mill enough on its own to get JD playable if you hit Lightsworns and it dies a turn after.

5/5 for the theme deck
General Zorpa Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress
 
Well here is the best of the Lightsworn monsters. I kid you not. You can flip her to clear the way for any attack, not even in solely a Lightsworn deck. Sending cards to the graveyard in the end phase is a bit rough, but the DARK deck doesn't mind. In fact she is likely to be the forerunner in a DARK/LIGHT hybrid, taking advantage of 8 draw spells and burning through your deck with Lightsworn and then closing with DARK cards.
 
She even has a decent ATK strength, but her DEF is nothing pretty much, and as her effect will switch her to defense, that doesn't say much about Lyla's survivability. However, in a Lightsworn deck, maybe you need that last Lightsworn in teh grave to bring out Judgment Dragon, so her death is not an insufferable loss. A 3 of in Lightsworn, and probably splashed elsewhere as a replacement for Breaker.
 
Traditional-4/5
Advanced-4.5/5
Pwii

[insert evil laughter]! FREE AGAIN!!! Oh. Hi. I'm Yami pwii. I finally escaped, and am back to ruin his job! [insert evil laughter]! Anyways, todays card is lightsworn sorceress.

     This card has great potential with nightmare of labyrinth. Alone, it's still good, but only for the lightsworn deck. Personally, I'd run three of these and nol for mass advantage. But that's only me.

5/5 lightsworn deck, both formats.

--pwii


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