card review Soul Pheonix, Avatar of Unity: Flames of Passion, And Grace of Nature... Avatar Reviews Part 1
Soul Pheonix, Avatar of Unity
Flames of Passion, And Grace of Nature... Avatar Reviews Part 1
written by shuriken6 LV16
Never Ending Unity
Yep, starting it off is the Oh so loveable: Soul Phoenix, Avatar of Unity, the only one of the Avatar Creatures that has the rarity of Very Rare. In this review I’ll be covering as much as I can, when it comes to this Chick and all of her unique abilities.
The Baby of the Family
DM-12 Thrash of the Hybrid Megacreatures
Soul Phoenix and her family were released in the Final English duel masters set: DM-12 Thrash of the Hybrid Megacreatures. This set not only introduced the unique Vortex Evolution, but also more Wave Striker support, the Clone spells, and Rainbow Evolutions that could evolve from either of its races. But we’re not gonna focus on those so much as we are on the Vortex Evolutions the set has to offer. Sorry.
Soul Phoenix like I mentioned, is labeled with a Very Rare Rarity, noting that it doesn’t share the same rarity as her family does. Ironically enough the card that replaces it is:
Terradragon Arque Delcaerna, an Earth Dragon. Not only is it a Nature creature, but it’s also half of her Evolution, as it takes an Earth Dragon and a Fire Bird to summon Soul Phoenix. OK, Now its time to see what makes it so Unique of the five:
So it costs 4 mana, it’s a combination of the Fire and Nature Civilizations; she’s at 13000 power and is a Triple breaker. For 4 mana that’s not bad at all. But then she’s a Vortex Evolution; Typical.
For most veteran players, we all know how difficult it is to summon Vortex Evolution creatures, especially years ago when they first came out. The only challenge that I see is trying to keep the two base creatures on the field long enough to get the very card, which isn’t the easiest thing to do obviously. You’d probably need blockers, or heavy attackers that can kill of threats. Personally, I try to wait it out, considering the possibility of a shield trigger popping out and killing off one of the bases. Of course that’s never safe because you can always get hit by your opponent’s creatures directly. But Soul Phoenix only costs 4 mana so that’s a bit of a relief.
Gone but not Forgotten…
Possibly one of the few unique things about these set of creatures are their abilities once they leave the Battle Zone. Whether they are returned to your hand, blasted to the grave, tangled up into mana, or converted into shields, their effects trigger. Soul Phoenix’s Leaving Ability:
Once she leaves, she reverts to her two base creatures. Whether or not she was tapped, will depend on how they are. If Soul Phoenix was destroyed by a creature or a spell, the top card leaves. If it was tapped, the two base creatures remain tap. If it was untapped, then they remain untapped.
Cross #1: Unity
KG: Unity Cross is Sarina’s Deck in my fanfic. In it, has your classics like Cocco Lupia, Dolzark, Super Terradragon Balis Gale, Pyro Fighter Magnus for offensive purposes, and Some Accelerators such as, Fifi, The Awakened Dragon Fairy, and Terradragon Dagradolgran. And powerful Cross gears such as Octillion Force, and Chain Helix. Below I’ll go more into detail with said cards, and some unique ones that’ll prove useful later on.
How to make a Soul Phoenix “Sing” for dummies
After summoning her and letting her loose, She’ll be singing your victory tune; in order to do that you’ll need the right tools.
I hope we can stay friends forever Mr. Regarion (Cocco Lupia)
Cocco Lupia; a Classic Basic Fire Bird bait, perfect for supporting your Earth Dragons, by reducing their cost by 2. Of course, in Soul Phoenix deck it’s necessary.
I hope that we stay friends as well, young Fire Bird...(Terradragon Regarion)
Terradragon Regarion's a classic Earth Dragon what can I say? With Cocco Lupia you'll have on your hands a 3 mana double Breaker that can hit 7000 power with it's Power Attacker. What's better? Earth Dragon=Other Half of Bait
You won’t like me when I’m Angry... ROAR!!!! (Fifi, The Awakened Dragon Fairy)
Fifi the Awakened Dragon Fairy is such a sweet heart. She has the Accelerator ability which is effects that triggers once said creature is crossed with a Gear. Once she gets a Gear onto her, she gains +3000 power and becomes an Earth Dragon. That’s pretty great considering that just her and Cocco Lupia could Vortex Evolve into Soul Phoenix.
I was Born from Nature, and then Reborn from Fire…Because of that I have enough sense from both to tell me that you’re my enemy… (Super Dragon Machine Dolzark)
Super Dragon Machine Dolzark Is one of my favorite Dragon creatures; Not only having races of both Armored and Earth Dragon, but he also has the ability to send any of your opponent’s 5000 power or less creatures to mana whenever ANY of your Dragons attack. So he not only serves as bait, but also a cleanup crew.
Fly like a Sword Butterfly, sting like a laser-shooting Fire Bird, OH YEAH! (Lupia Lapia)
I'd Figure that he can help with something. Lupia Lapia reduces the costs of dragons by 1, which helps support Cocco Lupia. Not only that, but once he's destroyed, you can swap him with a dragon in your mana zone. Which works if you couldn't summon that certain dragon back in the beginning, but now you can since you have enough mana.
I must protect the Princess with my life (Loppo Loppo)
Loppo Loppo is an excellent idea if you can’t depart from your Precious Phoenix just yet. Savers, which have the ability to take the fall for one of your creatures, granted it’s the corresponding race, can be sacrificed in place of your creature. The cure to Slayers and other Creature-destroying Tactics.
What every phoenix could ever dream of becoming… (Soul Phoenix, Avatar of Unity)
Ultimate Galaxy Universe; The King of all Phoenixes. By evolving Soul Phoenix into UGU, you have access to an automatic game win in less 3 turns or less. Every time you attack, you can use it’s meteorburn, by sending the lowest card of the stack to the grave. If Soul Phoenix is the last to go and there nothing else there, Todomeda.
OK Then, So what about spells? a few come to mind pretty quickly as a matter of fact.
Shortcuts to get to the Bird of your Dreams
Hate to break it to you but... I'm on their side now; No hard feelings (Genius Janit of the Hidden Blade)
Miraculous Rebirth remains to be one of my all-time favorite Rainbow Spells. It destroys any one of your opponent's creatures with power 5000 or less. Afterwards, you search your deck for a creature with the same cost and you put that very creature into the Battle Zone. So if you can't get Soul Phoenix, even though you have the bait needed, use Miraculous Rebirth, to destroy one of your opponent's 4 cost creatures. Soul Phoenix "Becomes" the very creature that you destroyed.
Phoenixes never die; In their flames another is born. In this scenario, Your opponent's creatures don't really die; they're just Reborn into one of your creatures, which you have control over. Lovely isn't it?
So now, Who want's Phoenix for Dinner? (Marsyas, Sun Elemental)
Lovely, a Creature that Wins all battles. One attack from this thing and Soul Phoenix is Gone. But Wait! Soul Phoenix devolves from it's two bases so we-
I can do this all day (Infinite Ingmar, Mobile Spirit)
Never Mind. With Fist of Forever, whenever a creature wins a battle, they untap, ready to attack again without no restrictions. Combine that with a creature that's either Higher than 13000 or something like Marsyas here, and Soul Phoenix is gonna end up on the table come dinner time.
The Most Powerful of the Five
Soul Phoenix has cost of 4 and a 13000 base power, which is great for any Vortex Evolution, nowadays. Triple Breaker is another good quality and the fact that it doesn't die right away: The two base creatures splitting up once Soul Phoenix Leaves.
And Yet possibly the most Inexperienced
Possibly the only noticeable disadvantage is what happens when it leaves. Yeah, you get your two creatures back, however, if Soul Phoenix was tapped when it left, they are too, leaving them to be targets for your enemy. She might need a little help in this department.
This is the original Artwork for Soul Phoenix... Awesome isn't it? A Giant Bird made up of trees and covered in armor and other ancient Fiona Woods Tribe stuff. Like i mentioned in my fanfic it does give that "Aztec Diety" Vibe to the creature.
Conclusion of Part 1
Well now, after a long 4 1/2 hours of doing this, with a few tech issues, im done with Part 1. Part 2 is gonna be on Wise Starnoid Avatar of Hope so look out for that. Once i post it, i'll leave a link for said review.
As for Soul Phoenix, I give it a 9.5/10; Overpowering cost-power ratio which is balanced out by the fact that it's a Vortex Evolution.
And just in case you wanted to see the conclusion of that duel from the quote...
Duel Masters Vortex Wars Chapter 4 There ya go. Thx for reading guys, comment, rate etc.
Link to the Fanfiction Duel Masters: Vortex Wars
Modified on January 31, 2012 05:00 am
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