If this card is in your Graveyard during your
Standby Phase and there are no Spell or Trap Cards
on your side of the field, you can Special Summon
this card to your side of the field. This effect
cannot be activated if there is a face-up "Treeborn
Frog" on your side of the field.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Oct. 27, 2010
Remember when Treeborn Frog was an absolute thorn in
your side in things like Monarch control?
Treeborn Frog is not Limited at all anymore, and in
most cases, that usually means said card isn't any
good anymore. I don't think that's the case
Treeborn Frog is easily as good as it ever was,
maybe even better, but the environment is very anti
Treeborn Frog. The game has completely
dissolved away from Tribute monsters making a card,
even as good as Treeborn Frog, obsolete.
With Synchro being the only way people destroy you,
it's a sad day for our amphibious friend. As
you should know, if in the Graveyard during your
Standby Phase, and you control no Magic or Trap
cards, you can Special Summon Treeborn Frog, so long
as you don't control a face-up one all ready.
Treeborn Frog is obviously built specifically for a
Deck using Tributes, maybe a few more than normal,
although admittantly, a few would be more than none
or one these days. Really he's just for fun,
and nostalgia value. Again, that being sad,
he's good at what he does.
Treeborn Frog is back at 3...
which doesn't really mean much. With Substitoad
gone, Frogs have gotten (even) worse. Monarchs are
never actually a good deck; they're only used at the
start of each format, when people don't know what
else to use, like Gladiator Beasts that don't stay.
A Monarch deck can only deal with so many threats,
and can only take them out at a leisurely pace.
Even at 3, you can only use one
Treeborn Frog at a time. You will hardly ever see it
at 3, sometimes at 2, but more commonly at 1,
because only 1 can be effective at a time. That
being said, it's still great for Synchro decks and
decks that use Tributes, although there are more
effective ways carry out those strategies.