So the 3rd member of the team and a bloody good one at that, chaps. Blue Layer brings consistency to the deck along with access to Super Quantal Mech Beast Granpulse.
When this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can add 1 “Super Quant” card from your Deck to your hand, except “Super Quantum Blue Layer”. If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can target up to 3 “Super Quant” cards in your Graveyard; shuffle them into the Deck. You can only use each effect of “Super Quantum Blue Layer” once per turn.
So as a Lv.3 Psychic type, yes let’s just clear this out of the way now, she’s an Emergency Teleport target. And that is good. She’s also water so there’s some generic support there as well. I’d throw out there odd, disjointed tech choices like “Salvage” or “Moray of Greed” (both workable, if not a little cumbersome). But then you read the card and it becomes less and less necessary.
Her summon effect allows you to add a “Super Quant” card from your deck to your hand. Not monster, card. It’s a proper in-archetype searcher. As of the time of this article, the naming convention of this archetype has been consistent, to a card, that every monster, spell, and trap contain “Super Quant” in their name. Blue Layer opens up the whole series. And this is triggered on normal or special summon, well done, Konami. It is limited to once per turn, but that’s reasonable given the overall reach that Blue Layer boasts.
Her second effect, which triggers when she’s sent to graveyard, allows you to target up to 3 “Super Quant” cards in your graveyard and shuffle them back into the deck. This means that if you have Green Layer sent to grave, you trigger his discard and draw effect – send Blue Layer who shuffles three – you have a watered down “Pot of Avarice” like effect in your deck.
Blue Layer can search and recycle, if she’s layered to a Mech Beast then you will likely resolve both effects in one turn. Her 1200/2000 stat line is… Well 2000 defense isn’t “bad” but its hardly impressive. It’s certainly not enough to justify setting her and missing out on your search. She can of course recycle anything – monsters, spells, traps plus any XYZ’s (although Magnus can still use them, but I digress).
Blue Layer is a phenomenal support card, while some builds may not run her at three, I feel very strongly that if you’re running her at least at two – you’re not playing Super Quantums.
Not much to say about the artwork. It doesn’t look bad, by any means. It’s just a generic, futuristic techno-warrior, thingy. It’s not bad – it looks fine. While I’d love it to be some powerful, graceful, whatever – we are somewhat limited by subject matter. Besides, a pretty picture doesn’t matter if the card is crap anyway, if anything it’s worse because then it just feels like you’ve wasted good art.
Blue Layer is great.