When this card is Special Summoned: You can choose either 1 or 2, then excavate that many cards from the top of your Deck, send any excavated Plant-Type monsters to the Graveyard, also place the other cards on the bottom of your Deck in any order. If this card is excavated from the Deck and sent to the Graveyard by a card effect: You can Special Summon 1 Level 1 Plant-Type monster from your Deck. You can only use this effect of "Sylvan Cherubsprout" once per turn.
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June 25, 2014
Shifting from Artifact to Sylvan we come to a
cute little critter in Sylvan Cherubsprout. Not much
a glance, with only 100 attack and defense, which is
all but irrelevant. This is obviously a Plant, oddly
a Light attributed one, I like my Plants to be Earth
or Wind. But I digress. When you Special Summon this
card, you can choose to excavate one or two cards
from the top of your Deck. If there are any Plants,
they go to the Graveyard, and the other(s) go the
bottom of your Deck in any order you choose. If this
card is excavated from the Deck, and sent to the
Graveyard via a card effect, you can Special Summon
a Level 1 Plant Monster from your Deck. So it's a
nifty little cycle that even gets to include itself.
It adds speed, and while may not be great on it's
own, certainly can work combos well. A great tutor.
Cherubsprout is used for the cards it can bring out
more than all by itself.When its excavated, you bring out a LV1
Often times, this will be Spore (a staple of the
Sylvan deck because it can literally get you any
XYZ/Synchro monster you want in play).But it helps search out Princessprout which
allows you to tribute it for an excavation, though
to be honest, I would rather have Princess in the
deck so she can become a LV8 for Felgrand.
On Special Summon, you get a free excavation, so if
you stack your deck right that's another +1 for Soul
I see no point in Cherub special summoning another
copy of itself.You really only need 1 Cherub in your deck
and even then it comes down to personal taste more
than viability.So, this card is not as useful as the other
Sylvans: Hermitree, Marshalleaf, Kumushroom, and
Sagequoia.But if you have room to splash in a copy of
Cherub, go ahead.
Traditional – 1.5
Advanced – 3.5
It's a world of green. A world of shrubs and
shrooms, smashed trunks and twisted rivers. Welcome
Welcome, youngins, welcome to Terrorking's review
of Sylvan Cherubsprout. I'm gonna be frank here, not
that I usually am not, but this card is not very
reliable and you really should not be using more
than 1 on the off chance you get it off. When
Special Summoned (yes, Special Summoned ONLY), it
lets you excavate 1 or 2 cards. When you excavate
it, you can special summon a Level 1 Plant (Spore,
Copy Plant, Sylvans' own stuff, another copy of this
[which you won't, since I just told you to only use
1 copy]). This is a combo-reliant card, but when it
goes off you get to make a big play: Synchro, Xyz,
tribute fodder for the big Sylvans—multiple plays.
Getting monsters from directly out of the deck is
almost never a bad thing.
When I first got my hand on a copy of this from the
LVAL Special, I wished it was the Bujin card
instead. Obviously you can't just look at an effect
monster and determine its worth via its stats,
because Cherubsprout is amongst the weakest of the
weak at 100 atk and defense. The effect however,
isn't horribly omg shoot me bad, but it's not really
mediocre either. It get's special summoned, excavate
1 or 2. If IT get's excavated, you can special
summon a level 1 plant from the deck. If you're
running a typical Sylvan deck, that means you have a
couple possible targets.
1) Spore - Best plant tuner in the game currently
2) Copy Plant - Immediate Rank 7 or 8 Xyz if you
have Sagequoia or Hermitree out
or 3) Princesssprout, the occasional replacement for
the only real possible 4th is another Cherubsprout
which of course means the effect would trigger but
the obvious drawback is you'd be running 2 copies of
Traditional 1/5 - obvious rating is obvious for this
Advanced 1.5/5 - Like I said, not
justshootmehorriblybad of an effect but I can't even
consider it mediocre enough to get it to a 2.
From Artifacts to more plants as we look at
Sylvan Cherubsprout. Stawise it is a LIGHT/Plant and
strange combination but I guess plants absorb light
and something. It has 100 ATK and DEF but since it
is a level 1 it was never going to have massive
Effectwise if this card is Special Summoned you
can choose either one or two and excavate that many
cards and any plants go to the grave. The fact that
is can only be used when it is special summoned
isn’t great but the choice is nice. The second
effect is when this card is excavated from the Deck
to the grave; you can Special Summon a Level 1 Plant
from your deck, but you can only use this effect
once per turn. Clearly this effect wants you to
special summon one of these use you can excavated
cards but the fact it has to be a level 1 Plant is
quite restrictive and this monster’s first effect
isn’t really worth it.
Overall, there are way better plants and Sylvans
out there, play them instead.
Sylvan Cherubsprout is definitely a decent
addition to the Sylvan archetype, though mostly for
plays that it enables. When Sylvan Cherubsprout is
excavated and sent to the graveyard, you can Special
Summon a Level 1 Plant from your deck. This enables
plays with Copy Plant and the TCG-exclusive Sylvan
Princessprout, allowing Sylvans to make much more
consistent XYZ plays.
Princessprout is especially effective with
Cherubsprout as once she is Special Summoned, she
can tribute herself to excavate one and then stack
herself to the top of the deck. After she is stacked
on top of the deck, if she is excavated she will
Special Summon herself as any Level from 1 through
So that means with Princessprout in deck, a
single excavation of Cherubsprout will give you one
excavated card as well as a stacked Princessprout.
From there another excavation will allow her to be
Special Summoned at any Level from 1 - 8,
potentially giving you access to a high Rank XYZ.
With Sagequoia, you can drop Orea, the Sylvan
High Arbiter, Number 11: Big Eye or Mecha Phantom
With Hermitree, you can drop Alsei, the Sylvan
High Protector or Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand.
Unfortunately, Cherubsprout will only activate to
Special Summon Princessprout when it is excavated,
making it a fairly bad card to draw. However,
Sylvans thankfully also received Sylvan Charity
which actually makes it quite easy to set up a
Cerubsprout play if you do actually draw one.
Sadly, a lot of Cherubsprout’s playability is
reliant on the cards he interacts with, which is not
too surprising in a deck like Sylvans. However, due
to how powerful Princessprout plays can be, he is
usually teched at one in most TCG Sylvan builds to
act as a searcher for her.
Traditional: 1/5 (You shouldn’t be running
Sylvans in Traditional)
Advanced: 3.5/5 (It’s a solid searcher which earns
it a spot in most Sylvan decks, but it doesn’t have
a ton of utility on its own.)
Hello Pojo Fans,
Sylvan Cherubsprout isn't going to be very useful
protecting you with its low stats, its sole reason
for being in the Sylvan deck is, aside from it begin
able to excavate either 1 or 2 cards when it is
Special Summoned, if you excavate Sylvan
Cherubsprout, you can Special Summon 1 Level 1
Plant-Type from your deck. There are a host of
monsters that would be in a Sylvan deck that would
benefit from this effect: Another Sylvan
Cherubsprout, Sylvan Princessprout, Spore, and Copy
Plant are all available targets for Cherubsprout.
Excavating 1 or 2 cards (likely 2) with Cherubsprout
can set up plays with other Sylvan monsters, but
Special Summoning from your deck can create bigger
plays. You likely won't be running more than two of
Cherubsprout in the Sylvan deck.
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