Pendulum EffectOnce per turn, when you take battle damage from an opponent's attacking monster: You can activate 1 of these effects;
● That opponent's monster loses ATK equal to the damage you took (even if this card leaves the field).
● Add 1 face-up "Abyss Actor" Pendulum Monster from your Extra Deck to your hand with ATK less than or equal to the damage you took.
Monster EffectOnce per turn, when battle damage is inflicted: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; it loses ATK equal to that battle damage. When this card is destroyed by battle, or if this card in its owner's Monster Zone is destroyed by an opponent's card effect: You can Set 1 "Abyss Script" Spell Card directly from your Deck.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 7, 2017
Yesterday’s card of the day was the true star of the
show, but Abyss Actor – Leading Lady is no slouch.
As some readers might know, Abyss Actors have crazy
good harmony with Metalfoes (as a lot of other
themes do.) Because Abyss Actors are pendulum
monsters that revolve around getting effects when
destroyed or protecting from destruction, there’s
nothing not to like. The only hard problem that
Abyss Actors faced was that scales of 8 or higher
were hard to come by. And that was quickly solved,
as well, with Metalfoes Steelen and Volflame.
So, the deck hybrid possesses excellent methods of
pendulum summoning on a consistent basis while
recycling only one Abyss Script, the mighty Rise of
the Abyss King. Recycling a single copy of a spell
card… it was almost as if the cards were tailor-made
for Metalfoes. So what does Leading Lady contribute?
Well, the short answer is she’s a target for
Metalfoes destruction and a pretty decent Pendulum
scale with an effect that’s okay at best. She’s not
as crucial to the success of the archetype as
Superstar or Wild Hope, but she’s a solid addition.
I’m not certain of Leading Lady’s long-term
prospects. She doesn’t cycle Abyss Scripts like
Superstar, and she doesn’t search the deck like Wild
Hope and Sassy Rookie, so I get the feeling she’s 4th
place and won’t ever be higher. But for the
short-term, she’s a great add to a solid deck.
Future Potential: 2.5/5
Hello Pojo Fans,
It's an Abyss week on CoTD, with Abyss Actor -
Leading Lady taking center stage.
A choice of effects while being a pendulum card is
something you don't normally see. Attack reduction
that stacks if the monster stays on the field is
good, especially if you take a direct attack.
Searching is often preferred, and that's the second
effect. Pull an Abyss Actor from the Extra Deck with
ATK equal or less than the damage you took. The
second effect won't be useful until you get at least
one pendulum into the Extra Deck, but both effect
are very handy.
As a monster, Leading Lady can reduce a monsters ATK
by the amount of battle damage inflicted. It can be
either player inflicting the battle damage, so it
may save another monster or Leading Lady if she
wasn't attacked first. When Leading Lady is
destroyed she can leave an Abyss Script spell set on
your field from the Deck. With four targets, you
have your choice depending on the situation. Field
clearing ability with Rise of the Abyss King, LP
gain with Opening Ceremony, banishing from the
opponents Extra Deck with Fire Dragon's Lair, or
compluse ability with Fantasy Magic.
Mechanics wise, Leading Lady is amazing. For the
archetype, she is needed in 3's. While she won't be
used in most decks, that won't take away from her
being a great card.