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Orea, the Sylvan High Arbiter
- #PRIO-EN050 

2 Level 7 monsters Once per turn: You can send 1 Plant-Type monster from your hand or face-up from your side of the field to the Graveyard; look at a number of cards from the top of your Deck, equal to the Level of the sent monster had in the hand or on the field, then place them on the top of the Deck in any order. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; choose a number from 1 to 3, then excavate that many cards from the top of your Deck, send any excavated Plant-Type monsters to the Graveyard, and if you do, return up to that many cards from the field to the hand (min. 1), except this card. Also, place the other cards on the bottom of your Deck in any order.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.32
Advanced: 3.56 

Date Reviewed:
June 11, 2014

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Dark

Paladin

Today we look at a Beastly Sylvan Monster, in Orea, the Sylvan High Arbiter. First off, the cool thing about Orea is that even though it has Sylvan in it's name, it works very well in a non-Sylvan based Plant Deck also. This is a Rank 7 XYZ Monster, of the Plant type, Dark attribute (a bit odd for a Plant) with a very nice 2800 attack and 2500 defense. Orea is XYZ Summoned with two Level 7 Monsters. Now, first off, once a turn, you can send a Plant Monster from your Hand, or face-up from your side of the Field to the Graveyard. Then, you get to pick up cards from your Deck (equal to the Level of the Monster used for this effect) and place them in any order you wish. That's simply beautiful. Plants, Sylvans especially, work very well with Plants in the Graveyard, and placing cards in the order you want on your Deck is just as nice. Secondly, by detaching an XYZ Material from this card, you can excavate your choice of 1-3 cards from the top of your Deck, and any excavated Plants are sent to your Graveyard. Still quite useful, as stated above. However, you must also return cards from your Field to your Hand equal to the number of Plants sent to the Graveyard via this effect. The remaining cards, if any, go to the bottom of your Deck in the order you choose. You can turn both of these effects to advantage in your favor, quickly. Very good Monster for Plants

Ratings:

Traditional: 2.75/5
Advanced: 3.75/5
Art: 5/5

Leo
Kearon

Orea, the Sylvan High Arbiter
DARK/Plant/Xyz/Effect/ Rank 7/2800/2500
2 Level 7 monsters
Once per turn: You can send 1 Plant-Type monster from your hand or face-up from your side of the field to the Graveyard; look at a number of cards from the top of your Deck, equal to the Level of the sent monster had in the hand or on the field, then place them on the top of the Deck in any order. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; choose a number from 1 to 3, then excavate that many cards from the top of your Deck, send any excavated Plant-Type monsters to the Graveyard, and if you do, return up to that many cards from the field to the hand (min. 1), except this card. Also, place the other cards on the bottom of your Deck in any order.

Next up we have a new Slyvan Xyz monster Orea, the Sylvan High Arbiter. Statwise it is a generic 2 material Rank 7 DARK/Plant which is a strange combination with 2800 ATK and 2500 DEF both a very good for a Rank 7.

Effectwise, it has a couple which like the best monsters one effect helps the next. First off by sending a Plant from your hand or field to the graveyard you can look and arrange the top cards of your deck equal to the level of the sent Plant. While it does cost you a monster, being able to tailor what cards you will draw or excavate is very important especially in a Sylvan deck.

The second effect allows you to declare a number between 1 and 3 and excavate that many cards and then send any Plants to the grave and return up to the number of sent Plants back to the owner’s hand and the rest go to the bottom of your deck. All that for 1 Xyz Material. So not only do you get to choose how many cards to excavate, but you then get to send cards back to the owner’s hand and you get the effects of any Sylvan monsters that were sent. That is a lot for 1 Xyz material and the only downside is you might and I stress the word might; be forced to return 1 of your own cards, but with the right planning that will probably never happen.

Of course so far Slyvans have only 1 level 7 monster, Sylvan Sagequoia, but he has a way of special summoning himself and since this card is generic you can use other level 7 monsters to help get this guy out.

Overall a very powerful addition to Slyvans, if you play them you might want to invest in some level 7 monsters.

Traditional: 3.5/5
Advanced: 4/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,

Today we are reviewing Orea, the Sylvan High Arbiter. A Rank 7, Dark, Plant-Type with 2800ATK/2500DEF. Taking two Level 7's, there are several effects attached to Orea. First, once per turn: You can send 1 Plant-Type monster from your hand or face-up from your side of the field to the Graveyard; look at a number of cards from the top of your Deck, equal to the Level of the sent monster had in the hand or on the field, then place them on the top of the Deck in any order. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; choose a number from 1 to 3, then excavate that many cards from the top of your Deck, send any excavated Plant-Type monsters to the Graveyard, and if you do, return up to that many cards from the field to the hand (min. 1), except this card. Also, place the other cards on the bottom of your Deck in any order.

Above average stats for a Rank 7, and Dark and Plant allow Orea plenty of support. Orea is a Sylvan support monster, and a big one at that. Lets dissect Orea one effect at a time. First, you can send a Plant-Type monster from your hand or face-up on your side of the field to the grave to look at a number of cards equal to the monster's level that was sent to the grave. Then, you can place them on top of your Deck in any order. Send at least a Level 3 Plant-Type from your hand to the Graveyard to get a decent look at your next few cards. The higher level monster you send to the Graveyard, the more cards you get to rearrange. Rearranging the order of the cards you are about to draw allows you to set up your current moves and future moves. This effect transitions into the next effect.

Second, you can once per turn detach an Xyz Material from Orea, chose a number 1-3, then excavate that many cards and any Plant-Type monsters are sent to the Graveyard, then, send a number of cards from the field back to their owners hand equal to the number of Plant-Type monster sent to the Graveyard by that effect, any other cards are placed on the bottom of your Deck in any order. You will likely always select 3, and if the first effect of Orea paid off, you will be sending 3 Plant-Type monsters to the grave, to send that many cards from the field back to the owners hand. Sylvan monsters will give you pluses off of this effect. If setup correctly, you shouldn't hit any spell/trap cards with this effect.

To make this monster in a Sylvan Deck, the best way is excavating Sylvan Princessprout, Special Summon her and turn her into a Level 7, then remove Gigaplant or Sylvan Guardioak with Spore, Special Summoning him and making him Level 7 as well. Redox and Tempest may also be used in combination with these cards to make Orea (if a Sylvan Deck will run a copy of each). Copy Plant is also an option, and with Lonefire Blossom at 2, as well as other Plant-based support, there are options to easily Special Summoning what you need to do this.

Traditional-2/5
Advanced-3/5
Art-4/5

Terrorking I shan't greet you in my typical flamboyant way this time, my dearies. Let's get to business. 
 
Today's card is Orea, the Sylvan High Arbiter. This is a GENERIC 2-material Rank 7 that, essentially, wins you the game. Rank 7, due to the existence of Dragon Rulers, is one of the easiest ranks to make, and plants in general are very good at Syncrho Summoning Level 7+ monsters, so this isn't at all a difficult card to summon. Going beyond its summoning conditions, the effects it carries on that body are mighty. The first lets you pitch a plant from your hand or Field (Dandylion? Spore?) and in return you can look at the top X cards of your deck, where X is the sent monster's level and rearrange them in any order. Say you send a Level 7 or higher monster to your Graveyard, you essentially just determined the order of over a fifth of your deck.
 
The second effect is no less powerful. What it does is allow you, for the price of one detach, to excavate 1-3 cards and for every plant you excavate you get to bounce a number of cards up to the same number. The idea behind this card is you use the first effect first, and then follow up with the second. Once you clear away the threats, you're left with a solid 2800 beater that your opponent really has no way of dealing with that turn, and you're next bunch of draws (if you discarded a high level monster) has already been decided by you. 
 
Advanced: 3.5/5
Traditional: 1/5

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