The Winged Dragon of Ra - Immortal Phoenix
Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must be Special Summoned by its own effect, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. If "The Winged Dragon of Ra" is sent from the field to your Graveyard while this card is in your Graveyard: Special Summon this card. Cards and effects cannot be activated in response to this effect's activation. This card is unaffected by other cards' effects. You can pay 1000 LP; send 1 monster on the field to the Graveyard. Once per turn, during the End Phase: Send this card to the Graveyard, and if you do, Special Summon 1 "The Winged Dragon of Ra - Sphere Mode" from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard, ignoring its Summoning conditions.
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April 26, 2016
So the Divine Ra deck got stronger. Somehow I
don't think anyone cares. The Winged Dragon of Ra -
Immortal Phoenix is a Level 10 Divine Divine-Beast
type monster with 4000 Atk and 4000 Def. These stats
are absurdly huge. It's nice to know that obscenely
high Atk can be achieved naturally instead of the
'?' Atk of some of the other Divine monsters.
Immortal Phoenix almost has the potential to be the
best Divine monster, but one part of its effect
comes up short.
All the Ra monsters say different restrictions that
can apparently be ignored. Immortal Phoenix cannot
be Normal Summoned or Set and can only be Special
Summoned from the grave when regular Ra is sent from
the field to the grave. Fortunately, cards and
effects can't be activated when this happens.
Immortal Phoenix isn't affected by anything else,
from either player. Honestly, that's all this card
needed to be great. In addition to that near-perfect
protection, Immortal Phoenix can send 1 monster from
the field to the grave as many times as you want at
the cost of 1000 Life Points. That effect doesn't
target or destroy, so those monsters are going to
the grave almost guaranteeing a direct attack for
half your opponent's life points. Then there's the
bad news. Immortal Phoenix sends itself to the grave
during the End Phase and allows you to Special
Summon Ra Sphere Mode from your hand, Deck, or
Graveyard. Sphere Mode does say it can't be Special
Summoned, but Immortal Phoenix ignores that
Summoning Condition. In any case, these Ra's can
loop so long as they don't get banished, but it's
way too risky to ever pull off consistently. Now if
it could avoid Kaiju's and Stormforth, Immortal
Phoenix would be much better. It's ironic that the
immortality doesn't protect it from itself.
Score: 4/5 If you can do it, you should win.
Art: 4/5 Immortal and Phoenix are oxymorons.
Hello Pojo Fans,
The final form of Ra hit TCG recently, and it gives
much-needed aid to using the least used of the
Egyptian Gods. Immortal Phoenix has been wanted
since it appeared in the show.
Have this card in the grave when "The Winged Dragon
of Ra" is sent from the field to your Graveyard to
Special Summon it. If you can copy “The Winged
Dragon of Ra” with a monster that will aid in your
summoning of this card. Your opponent being unable
to activate anything in response, a good trade for
the setup for this cards summoning. Unaffected by
other cards' effects, more playability added at this
point. You can trade 1000 Life Points to send a
monster to the grave. Key word: send, not
destroy. That one word is going to get around
several monsters that require destruction to
activate their effects. Any monster gives you the
option to get monsters into the graveyard to
activate their effects or set up other moves as
well. The final effect allows you to ignore
restrictions and summon "The Winged Dragon of Ra -
Sphere Mode" from your hand, deck or grave at the
End Phase of the turn. You have the option, you
don't need to. Ability to pull a high ATK monster
out to the field from 3 out of 4 places it could be
is a great effect. Sphere Mode can tribute itself to
pull the original Ra out from the hand or deck and
give it the same ATK/DEF as Sphere Mode.
Immortal Phoenix lives up to its name, and if you
are running a dedicated deck to The Winged Dragon of
Ra it is a must. In terms of Egyptian Gods though,
Slifer and Obelisk don't require loopholes or an
investment in setup like Ra may need.
As a card in
terms of effects, it is great: protection from
anything, summon can't be negated, setup for the
summoning easy, monster removal ability, high
ATK/DEF, and can replace itself with an equally
competent monster. I use those facts to give it this
rating, otherwise it would be a 1/5 as it can only
be used in a Ra-specific deck.
Until Next Time
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