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Lonefire Blossom
- #PGLD-EN034

Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 face-up Plant-Type monster; Special Summon 1 Plant-Type monster from your Deck.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 3.50 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
April 9, 2015

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Baneful

Lonefire Blossom

Was never reviewed when it was released since, at the time, Plants had nothing worth searching.  But this card became quite strong as the Plant/Synchro formats and the Sylvans came along.  Now’s probably the right time to lax this card as it’s good quality support but not high tier either.

3/5


Dark

Paladin

Can you believe that 1) Lonefire Blossom was never reviewed?  That's our collective bad on that one.  And 2) that it was just a rare when released in Phatom's Darkness.  Lonefire Blossom was the heart and soul of many Plant Decks revolving around Black Rose Dragon, and even not, in the Synchro era, and finds itself at 3, mostly because a lot of those Decks just aren't relevant anymore.  This card was great because it turned into advantage for you quickly, and easily, only even being able to be used once a turn.  It lets you Tribute a face-up Plant you control to Special Summon another from your Deck.  Honestly, it takes more than 3 of these to grow Plants back to Tier 1, but it sure helps, and it only takes 1 Plant Deck to do so at a Regional or something and top 8 to change our collective mind...
 
Rating:  4/5

Art:  The Gold holo art is just amazing 5/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Lonefire Blossom has made its way onto the ban list once again, but this time it is now unlimited rather than being restricted. I can remember when this little Plant-Type was feared for its game-breaking ability and setup potential, which it still possesses.

Simple effect: once per turn you can tribute a Plant-Type to Special Summon a Plant-Type from your deck. The traditional play was always to summon Lonefire, then tribute it for the Plant-Type you were looking for. Tytannial Princess of Camellias was the popular choice, but Dandylion was also there to be chosen. You could also tribute Dandylion with Lonefire to search out a Plant-Type, get 2 Fluff Tokens, then use those Tokens as tributes for effects. Lonefire also can combo with Debris Dragon for a quick Level 7 Synchro monster. Lonefire can also search out Spore or Glow-Up Bulb for access to more Synchro and Xyz options (more plays available if tributing Fluff Tokens). Revival cards are still availabe in plentiful amounts to help abuse this card as well. Limit Reverse is at 3, Call of The Haunted is at 3, Soul Charge at 1, and now this is at 3, you shouldn't have any problem using this card at least more than once.
 
Lonefire may have become unlimited though because Plant-based decks aren't in high demand right now. Sylvans have dropped off after the limiting of Soul Charge, and Naturias never were able to solidify a spot high in the tiers of gameplay. Could I see someone finding a way to use Lonefire now at 3 to their advantage? Yes, but not likely in a Tier 1 deck to be competitive.
 
Advanced-3/5
Art-3/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Rikothe
FoxKid
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Somehow we’ve never reviewed Lonefire Blossom, which is weird because it has an extensive history of competitive use. Initially Semi-Limited to prevent abuse with Symbol of Heritage, Lonefire saw its peak in popularity during the era of Plant Synchro, which ended it up on the Limited list. After dwelling there for several formats, it was finally released up back to Semi-Limited, and the April 2015 list has just moved it back to Unlimited in exchange for Symbol of Heritage going to 1.
 
It’s unlikely that Symbol would actually make triple Lonefire a problem realistically, but the card is overall an unhealthy one so a Limit is fine. Lonefire at 3, for all intents and purposes, is equivalent to Lonefire at 2 but more consistent. This is a significant boost to Decks like Sylvan that strengthens their opening plays, and also gives them access to the lone Symbol of Heritage (or up to four copies of it if you fancy Hidden Armory).
 
Rating: 4/5


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