If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: During your Main Phase this turn, you can Tribute Summon 1 monster, in addition to your Normal Summon/Set. (You can only gain this effect once per turn.) You can banish this card from your Graveyard, then target 1 monster with 800 ATK and 1000 DEF in your Graveyard, except "Eidos the Underworld Squire"; Special Summon it in Defense Position, also you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of this turn. You can only use this effect of "Eidos the Underworld Squire" once per turn.
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February 22, 2016
If you have a Tribute Summon that needs to hit the
field, Eidos the Underworld Squire might be the
monster to help you along with that.
Essential for Monarchs to swarm, getting the chance
to Tribute Summon in addition to your standard
Normal Summon/Set is great. Inability to Extra Deck
summon the turn you use that extra Tribute Summon
can constrict the plays the player makes. If you
don't use an Extra Deck at all, you lose out on all
the pluses that gives you, and if you use this
monster along with an Extra Deck, you are dedicating
yourself to swarming/setting up moves for the next
turn without the Extra Deck.
Banish to search out a monster with the same ATK/DEF
as Eidos (except itself) and Special Summon it sets
up more Tribute fodder for summons. Summon Eidos >
Tribute for a monster > banish to search and Special
Summon > Tribute Summon again.
Monarchs have benefited from this alongside other
monsters like Spell Striker and Cyber Dragon, but
this monsters first effect trumps those previous two
monsters as you can fire off two monarch effects in
a turn instead of one. Without Ultimate Offering,
Monarchs needed a card that could help them in a
multitude of ways, and Eidos works.
It may fit only for decks that Tribute Summon, and
you have to have some monsters to match Eidos
ATK/DEF to get the full benefit of it, but it is a
decent card and can help that strategy greatly, but
otherwise it doesn't help for any other decks.
Welcome to Monarch Week. The structure deck is
becoming the core of the current meta and will be
around for a while. Eidos the Underworld Squire is a
Level 2 Dark Spellcaster-type monster with 800 Atk
and 1000 Def. So monarchs use their stats to
identify themselves for other card effects.
Similarly the Squires and Vassals of the deck need
to have 800 Atk and 1000 Def. I like this method of
identification because it frees up the name of this
and future cards.
Eidos the Underworld Squire has two effects that are
both once per turn. The first is that if Eidos is
Normal or Special Summoned, you get an extra Tribute
Summon for the turn. This effect won't stack with
other monsters that grant additional Tribute
Summons, which we'll get to another day. That being
said, this effect is difficult to negate because it
is usually Special Summoned with the effect of Edea
the Heavenly Squire. This effect of Eidos is also
interesting because it can be used in other decks,
even decks that utilize an Extra Deck. Only the
second effect restricts access to the Extra Deck, so
this effect can be splashed into decks that need an
extra Tribute Summon. Initially, I start to think of
Dark Magician, but he still needs two monsters on
Eidos' second effect activates in the Graveyard when
you banish him. You can Special Summon any other
monster with 800 Atk and 1000 Def from your
Graveyard in Defense Position. The prevailing logic
would be to get Edea so she can get another Eidos
from the deck and give you two monsters for a
Tribute Summon. and Monarchs do love to have tribute
fodder for their good effects to activate. In
general, the Monarch structure deck has some of the
best synergy. This makes it difficult to combine
with other decks or tech cards. Eidos scores higher
for being an exception.
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