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Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal

March 1st, 2016

The official PV for Premium Gold: Infinite Gold dropped last Friday, revealing all sorts of good stuff to the eagle-eyed among us, but you didn’t need 20/20 vision to see Beatrice, Lady of the Eternal, one of the 21 brand new cards making their debut in this edition of Premium Gold!

Beatrice can be Xyz Summoned in one of 2 ways: You can use 2 Level 6 monsters as her Xyz Materials, or you can send 1 “Burning Abyss” monster from your hand to the Graveyard and use a “Dante” monster you control as the Xyz Material. Essentially, this gives you a bigger, better Downerd Magician at the cost of a “Burning Abyss” monster from your hand.

While Downerd Magician offered piercing battle damage and more importantly kept Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss from falling afoul of being banished or returned to the Extra Deck, Beatrice trades piercing damage for the second effect of the currently Forbidden Lavalval Chain as a Quick Effect! During either player’s turn, except during the turn you Summon Beatrice by using Dante as the Xyz Material, you can detach 1 Xyz Material to send any card in your Deck to the Graveyard. While that’s obviously great in Burning Abyss Decks, other Decks that are capable of putting together 2 Level 6 monsters like Heiratics can also use this effect to load up their Graveyard.

Even better, once Beatrice hits the field your opponent is faced with an impossible choice: leave her around to make use of all her Xyz Materials, or destroy her and trigger her other ability. If Beatrice is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard by your opponent’s card you can Summon any “Burning Abyss” monster from your Extra Deck, ignoring its Summoning conditions. Suddenly, Dante, Pilgrim of the Burning Abyss is free and doesn’t need to be Fusion Summoned, or even played in his own Deck!

There’s one big downside to Beatrice though, and that’s her name. “Lady of the Eternal” is not “Burning Abyss”, so like with Downerd Magician your Malebranches won’t be able to coexist with her on the field. Not to worry though, because Fiendish Rhino Warrior from Breakers of Shadow can be used alongside her to keep your monsters safe from themselves while you reap the benefits of total control of what you’re sending to the Graveyard!

Burning Abyss Decks are already starting to make a comeback, and when Premium Gold: Infinite Gold drops on March 18th, the comeback will be complete!