“Sylvan” Special Feature: Combo To Reveal The Cards Of Your Deck! Seize Victory!
The “Sylvan” series finally debuted in “Legacy of the Valiant” which came out last week, and it’s a new kind of Deck that fights by revealing cards from the Deck! Because their effects activate when they’re sent to the Graveyard by an effect that reveals, the “Sylvans” can chain combos, one after another. so you’ll be able to seize victory by using the right cards one after another!
Sylvan Morigami Alsei
(LIGHT Plant-Type ATK 2300/DEF 3200)
Xyz Summon it with 2 Level 8 monsters! Once per turn, you can activate this card’s effect by declaring a card name, and then reveal the top card of your Deck. If it’s the named card, it’s added to your hand, otherwise that card is sent to the Graveyard. It also has a powerful effect that can return 1 card on the field to the top or bottom of its owner’s Deck. Since this effect activates by using an Xyz Material whenever a card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard, you can activate it using its first effect!
The Characteristics of the Sylvan Monsters
The Sylvan Monsters all generally have an effect that when you reveal a Plant-Type monster from the top of your Deck, you send that monster to the Graveyard, and it returns a card to the bottom of the Deck (in the order you choose if it’s multiple cards) when it’s not a Plant-Type monster!
Also, each of them has an effect that triggers when they’re sent from the Deck to the Graveyard by a card effect that excavates, so the “Sylvan” monsters are able to work in tandem with them.
The Traits of Each Monster
(Level 1 WIND Plant-Type ATK 400/DEF 100)
Excavate Effect: When this card is Normal or Special Summoned, you excavate the top card
Excavated Effect: Target 1 Level 4 or lower Plant-Type monster in your Graveyard and Special Summon it.
(Level 2 FIRE Plant-Type ATK 100/DEF 2000)
Excavate Effect: When this card is flipped face-up, you can excavate up to the top 5 cards
Excavated Effect: Target 1 Spell/Trap Card on the field and destroy it.
(Level 3 WATER Plant-Type ATK 1500/DEF 1200)
Reveal Effect: When this card is Normal Summoned, you can excavate up to the top 2 cards
Revealed Effect: Target 1 monster on the field and destroy it.
(Level 4 EARTH Plant-Type ATK 1800/DEF 1000)
Excavate Effect: When this card is Normal Summoned, you can reveal the excavate card.
Excavated Effect: Place 1 “Sylvan” Card in your Deck on top of your Deck.
Sylvan Treefender Oark
(Level 6 EARTH Plant-Type ATK 2400/DEF 1500)
Excavate Effect: Once per turn, your Main Phase, you can excavate up to the top 3 cards
Excavated Effect: Target 1 Plant-Type monster in your Graveyard and place it on top of your Deck.
Sylvan Spiritree Regia
(Level 8 FIRE Plant-Type ATK 2700/DEF 1800)
Excavate Effect: Once per turn, your Main Phase, you can reveal the top card of your Deck (and if it’s a Plant, you draw 1 card)
Excavated Effect: Look at up to the top 3 cards of your Deck and rearrange them in any order.
“Sylvan” Spells and Traps Also Appear
Sacred Sylvan Peak
(Field Spell Card)
By sending 1 Plant-Type monster from your hand or side of the field to the Graveyard, you can place 1 “Sylvan” card in your Deck on top of your Deck! This effect of “Sacred Sylvan Peak” isn’t limited to once per turn, so it can be used to set up for some powerful combos.! Also, during each of your opponent’s End Phases: You can reveal the top card of your Deck, and if it’s a Plant-Type, send it to the Graveyard, otherwise, you can return that card to either the top or bottom of the Deck.
(Normal Trap Card)
It has a powerful effect to place 1 card in your hand on either the bottom or top of your Deck, and then Special Summon a “Sylvan” monster from the hand or Graveyard! During the turn you Special Summon that monster with this effect, it can’t be affected by the effects of cards other than this card, and during the End Phase, it’s returned to the top or bottom of its owner’s Deck, but you CAN use it for an Xyz Summon before it’s returned to the Deck! Also, if the card you returned to the top of your Deck was a “Sylvan” monster, you can set up for your next combo!
Let’s Look For Compatible Cards!
Using the Card Database, look for cards that work with these cards
What kind of cards will you add to your “Sylvan” Deck?
It’s recommended you add in Plant-Type monsters! By using Level adjusting Tuners like “Spore” and “Copy Plant“, you can build an interesting Deck that Xyz AND Synchro Summon!
Also, check for cards that can dump a huge number of “Sylvan” monsters to the Graveyard instantly, such as “Magical Merchant“!
Let’s Search the Card Dataase
- Cards whose text includes “Excavate”, “Graveyard”, and “Send”
- Cards whose text includes “Plant-Type monster” and “Special Summon”
- Plant-Type monsters
- Rank 1 Xyz monsters
- Rank 2 Xyz monsters
- Rank 3 Xyz monsters
- Rank 4 Xyz monsters
- Rank 6 Xyz monsters
- Rank 8 Xyz monsters
- Synchro monsters