Today's Card of the Day Review is a Common card
from Cosmo Blazer: Amarylease.
This little Level 1, EARTH Attribute Plant-type
monster has 100 ATK and 200 DEF. Nothing to write
home about, I'm sure. Despite this, it has a useful
and underrated effect. Here it is.
"During your Main Phase: You can banish this card
from your Graveyard; you can Normal Summon 1 monster
this turn for 1 less Tribute. You can only use the
effect of "Amarylease" once per turn."
I daresay that has value in the right deck. For
example, Monster Mash decks that focuses on milling
can make use of this to drop less-costly Light and
Darkness Dragon, Jinzo, Vanity's Fiend, and other
high-level monsters. Secondly, it is a Plant so it
can be summoned from your Deck thanks to Lonefire
Blossom. Also, you also have access to One for One
since it is a Level 1 Plant. Furthermore, you can
search it out with Where Arf Thou? and add it to
your hand if you are a daring Mystic Piper player.
Lastly, you can mill it thanks to Foolish Burial if
you want to turbo drop a high-level monster.
Of course, taking away one of the 3 tributes
necessary to summon an Egyptian God like Obelisk
can't hurt, I'm sure.
Heck, it is even useful in Plant decks since it
does make Gigavise Normal Summonable with no
Tributes and Tytannial only needing 1 Tribute.
Something to keep in mind.
This card has some hidden potential. If you need
assistance with the summoning of your game-winning
but high-level monsters, that little Plant could
very well help you out in that regard. I suggest
keeping your eye out on it as time goes on.
Traditional Format: 1/5 (It's not needed there.)
Advanced Format: 3/5 (It's not that bad at all.
Maybe a bit underwhelming but it is a decent boost
for the decks that actually needs it.)