Normally Level 4 Earth Rock
would be great stats for XYZ, but Landrobe the Rock
Vassal doesn't play that XYZ game. The searchable
stats are those 800 Atk points and 1000 Def points.
Squires and Vassals rejoice, there is a rock legend
in your midsts!
The reason this card gets a
mention above other vassals and squires is that
glorious effect. Landrobe's condition to Special
Summon itself from the hand is to turn an opponent's
face-up monster face-down, then you can't Special
Summon monsters from the Extra Deck for the rest of
the turn. If that monster can be targeted, it's
going down. If Majesty's Fiend or Vanity's Fiend
isn't face-up then some monster is going down. So in
fact, this card doesn't stop some of the problem
face-up monsters that a Monarch deck would want to
get rid of. It is an easy out to Fog King which is
being sided against Monarch Deck players.
The second effect is more
average. If Landrobe is tributed for a Tribute
Summon, you can get an 800 Atk / 1000 Def monster
from the grave to your hand except Landrobe. Most of
the time, you want these Squires/Vassals on the
field for more Tribute Summons. The one you want in
the Hand is Landrobe. It just misses being necessary
while still remaining good.
Art: 4/5 Deadpool's line about
Superhero poses applies here.