The Rise of Elves ~ Wood Phantom Revealed ~

woodemblem.gifSummary: 3 New Wood Creatures. It looks like finally Elves getting some attention rather than Green Bandits. Oh and more importantly, new Nagirashu as well.

Nagirashu, Cursed Sword Bearer (R)


Race – Human
Affiliation – Nagirashu

Summon/Activation – 4/3
HP/Attack – 4/1+

– Nagirashu, Cursed Sword Bearer’s Attack is equal to 1 plus the number of other creatures on the board.
– Allied creatures on adjacent fields subtract 2 from their Attack.

Comment: Later in the game, this creature could easily have the attack power of 5 or more; however, casting cost of 4 in addition to subtracting 2 from adjacent allied creature’s attack makes this card a bit less attractive. Obviously, Sony decided to include this ability to make sure this card is not overpowered. This card appears to be a cheaper version of Pursuer Saint Dhee from Set.1. Perhaps with 4 mana, this card may be the best attacker of all; however, the true usefulness of this card may depend on if there is any combo. support for Nagirashu.

Elven Black Rider


Race – Elf
Affiliation – Black Forest

Summon/Activation – 5/4
HP/Attack – 4/2+

– Elven Black Rider’s attack is equal to 2 plus the number of other elven creatures on the board.
– While Elven Black Rider is on non-Wood field, it gains 1 HP when an allied elf is destroyed.
– Enemies within 2 fields in front of Elven Black Rider can not Dodge.

Elven Prince Royal, Lucilion (Phantom UR)


Race – Hero
Affiliation – Til Vorg Monarchy

Summon/Activation – 5/3
HP/Attack – 5/2

– Each time elf creature is summoned, you may select a non-ultra rare wood creature from graveyard, and return it to hand.
– When enemy creature is summoned on adjacent fields, the opponent must discard a card.
– Other non-elf creatures add 2 to their activation cost.

Comment: With the HP of 5, destroying this creature would require at least on average two attacks. So I would think this card would be as useful as Zomba if not better for discard deck. Most people who use this card, is likely to be using elf deck so the first ability would also be not too hard to use. Lastly the third ability would be also somewhat useful against most players since my guess of overall population using elf deck would not be too high. I would not mind replacing this for Edin.

Source: EOJ Set.2 Card List – Wood (In Japanese)


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by AlphaEtOmega on March 23, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    So is Elven Prince Royal, Lucilion a Phantom or Hero?


  2. Posted by houshasen on March 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm


    It’s a phantom as well as hero.

    Remember that Phantom refers to rarity of the card.

    Hero refers to the race of the creature.

    In the Set.1, betrayer race were phantom ultrarare; however, that does not mean they are the equal. In Set.2, heros are actually phantom ultrarare. In fact, theme deck in Set.2 will have betrayers, but they are NOT phantoms. I hope this make sense.


  3. Posted by purehatred89 on March 24, 2008 at 5:44 am

    That is one over-powered Hero o.o But only in an Elf deck. Kinda useless otherwise. But still, wow. Dark Elven Rider is pretty awesome too. Did anyone notice he’s smoking? That might explain the “Tobacco” warning on the Set 2 video clip.


  4. Posted by houshasen on March 24, 2008 at 1:45 pm


    Is he? really? I’ve got to check once I go back home with higher resolution, but it does look like he has tobacco in his left hand.


  5. Posted by d co on March 24, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    i think the horse is smoking too


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