Greetings from the End of Days. Here we have the ultimate summon monster that Aliester can bring forth with his Eidolon magic. Elysion boasts the highest base stats in both attack and defense of any Eidolon, he has a crazy passive effect, and a game-breaking active effect. But lets take a look at this thing shall we?
Elysion the Eidolon Beast
Lv. 10 – LIGHT* – Fairy – Fusion – 3200/4000
1 “Eidolon Beast” monster + 1 monster that was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck
Must first be Fusion Summoned with the above Fusion Materials. While face-up on the field, this card is also DARK, EARTH, WATER, FIRE, and WIND–Attribute. Once per turn, during either player’s turn: You can target 1 “Eidolon Beast” monster you control or in your Graveyard; banish that monster and all monsters your opponent controls with the same Attribute as that monster.
Wow. So that happened. Yes, this is the only Eidolon that does not require Aliester (you might remember I mentioned that one Eidolon didn’t use him, way back when) but actually is a Fusion between an Eidolon and just another extra deck monster. This actually includes pendulum monsters brought back from the extra deck as well (as I tested an Eidolon/Igknights mash-up to test quickly). It does clearly state “1 monster that was Special Summoned from the Extra Deck” so it leaves that material very generic.
That is just crazy, this thing is super easy to summon. Not to mention of course either using fallen Eidolons from your graveyard or fallen extra deck monsters from your opponents graveyard – or any combination of tricks.
Once he’s on the field, Elysion is printed as a LIGHT attribute as signified by the LIGHT icon in the top right corner, however it’s effect causes it to be all attributes simultaneously. So kinda like Captain Planet (if you got that reference – cheers!). If you happen to have cards that support attributes, then Elysion can get on board with that.
Do you have Invigoration? Elysion can use it
Do you have a Burning Spear? Elysion can equip that
Do you have Mystic Plasma Zone active? Elysion can buff under that
Do you somehow have all 3?! (what kinda mashup deck is this..) They all work!
What you’re looking at here is a DARK field spell, a FIRE equip, and an EARTH equip all on Elysion at the same time! (for those curious it was the “Yugi” AI because how else would I actually make this work without getting OTK’d)
Point of the matter is that this thing is the very definition of versatile. There are those who like theme decks and you can put him in almost any of them. But this isn’t even his best feature – it’s his banishing effect. Lets look at it again:
Once per turn, during either player’s turn: You can target 1 “Eidolon Beast” monster you control or in your Graveyard; banish that monster and all monsters your opponent controls with the same Attribute as that monster.
Elysion can banish an Eidolon on field or in grave and then banish all monsters that your opponent controls with the same attribute. Now I tested this the moment that I clued into what this means. See if you have another Elysion (alive or grave) or are just plum crazy enough to sac the one you have on board – you will undoubtedly non-targeting banish any monster that they have (that doesn’t have some kind of protection or out). And this will work against a field of multiple attributes (again, thanks to the yugi deck for that). It will banish indiscriminately. Elysion is “all” attributes so he will banish “all” attributes.
**disclaimer – all is not technically all as I am very aware there is the 7th ‘Divine’ attribute, but given that this only accounts for 10 monsters the entirety Yu-Gi-Oh! i’m presuming that for all practical purposes that “all” will functionally serve as “all”.**
Elysion has the power to swing the game in your favor and absolutely wreck a deck that isn’t ready for what it can bring to the table. It’s 3200 attack is respectable, it’s 4000 defense is mammoth, and it’s board wiping capabilities are off the charts. It may suck banishing your Elysion to make it happen, but for a clean slate? It could be worth it. And lets be honest, some decks don’t come back from a hit like that – even if you don’t capitalize in the same turn.
Elysion is clearly the boss monster of this deck and I run 3 in any Eidolon hybrid I run, just to be able to go into that one way nuke. And that’s the other plus – it’s one way – yes you’re losing the fuel, but that’s it. And again, with a whole rainbow of Eidolons, lets be clear – most decks don’t run all 6 attributes. Many are mono-attribute because they theme around it. Most decks only break ranks like this for tech cards, like a Maxx C in a Blue Eyes deck for example. And this brings me back to Book of the Law – this is your wild card play to clear the board in one tidy shot, by giving you what ever Eidolon you need to feed Elysion’s effect at that moment.
And did we notice that it’s “during either player’s turn”? This thing is a quick effect – you can absolutely snare someone who’s not ready for this. I’m looking at you Pendulums. Well i’m basically looking any just about anything. This thing is a monster – and i’m struggling to come up with a single card that can do all this without support. There are plenty of nukes, even one way nukes, but single card / opponent only / banish nukes? That i’m not too sure about.
Well, i’m pretty sure that i’ve gushed about this one enough, the last card is the Eidolon specific trap card. Please come back for it – it’s not the most incredible thing but I stand beside my previous assessment: That you will greatly appreciate what it is capable of now that we have a firm understanding of all the Eidolons that it can interact with. Have a great day/night (where ever you are) and I’ll look forward to sharing the last installment of Eidolon Beasts with “Magical Name – To Mega Therion”.
Have fun, be safe, and remember what grandma always says:
You can’t go play until you finish all your Spinnach!