Crusadia

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Crusadia
In the artwork of "Crusadia Vanguard", from left to right: "Crusadia Draco", "Maximus", "Leonis", "Reclusia", and "Arboria"
In the artwork of "Crusadia Vanguard", from left to right: "Crusadia Draco", "Maximus", "Leonis", "Reclusia", and "Arboria"
Japanese
  • パラディオン
  • Paradion (romanized)
  • Palladion (translated)
French
  • Croisédia
German
  • Crusadia
Italian
  • Crociatia
Korean
  • 파라디온
Portuguese
  • Crusadia
Spanish
  • Cruzadia
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"Crusadia", known as "Palladion" (パラディオン Paradion) in the OCG, is an archetype that debuted in Cybernetic Horizon.

The archetype is related to the "World Legacy" archetype, and is a part of the "World Legacy" storyline.

Lore[edit]

A Force United Against the Threat Looming Over the World!!

Avram and Imduk's journey of battle continued on, for many years. During their travels, they discovered other tribes who had been divided by the Mekk-Knights long ago. Together with these new allies, they formed the group "Crusadia" to fight back against the threat looming over the world. Avram, who has combined the power of the World Chalice residing within him as well as that of the World Crown, once sealed away by the tribe of the Sacred Tree, now marches on toward the stage of the final battle.

Avram and Imduk, Fully Grown, Form "Crusadia"!

As their enemies were too mighty to face alone, the two begin their search for many comrades to aid in preventing the threat against the world.

By the Power of the World Legacy, They Evolve!

The World Legacies unleash their power, letting the Crusadias take on more powerful forms...! [1]

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

All members of the "Crusadia" archetype wear a fragment of "World Legacy - "World Crown"" on their head, in order to signify their connection to the relic that they draw power from.

Etymology[edit]

The archetype's name in the Japanese/Korean OCG ("Palladion") is based on Palladium (also known as Palladion), from ancient Greek/Roman mythology, a cult image of great antiquity that Rome was said to depend on. In the English language, since around 1600, it has been used figuratively to mean anything believed to provide protection or safety. "Palladion" may also refer to the word "paladin".

The archetype's Simplified Chinese OCG name "圣骑联盟" (Shèngqí Liánméng) literally means "Holy Knight Alliance".

The archetype's name in the TCG ("Crusadia") is likely based on "crusade", a war instigated by religious sanctioned campaigns.

Both paladin and crusader are character classes that often appear in RPG's. Both have similar concepts as a holy warrior of light, usually donning hallowed heavy armor, wielding a shield and a sword, possessing holy abilities, and being engaged in a holy war.

Members[edit]

Original form Link Monster version
Crusadia Reclusia Crusadia Magius
Crusadia Arboria Crusadia Spatha
Crusadia Leonis Crusadia Regulex
Crusadia Draco ---
Crusadia Maximus Crusadia Equimax
Crusadia Avramax
Crusadia Krawler ---

Playing style[edit]

The "Crusadia" archetype is a Link Summoning focused archetype. As a pure archetype, its members focus on performing OTKs through "Crusadia Equimax". If hybridized with external cards and archetypes, the archetype can use its Link abilities to perform board setup combos.

The archetype's Main Deck members consists of 5 archetypal members, and one related "World Legacy" monster with an effect that supports the archetype, "World Legacy - "World Crown"". Each of the 6 monsters all share a Special Summoning effect that lets them (hard once per turn) Special Summon themselves to a zone that a Link Monster points to, in Defense Position. They each have additional individual effects in addition to the Special Summoning effect.

Monster Attribute Type ATK Individual Effect
Reclusia FIRE FIRE.svg Spellcaster 400 (HOPT) If Normal/Special Summoned to a Link Point zone, you can target and destroy 1 friendly "Crusadia" card and 1 enemy card.
Arboria WATER WATER.svg Warrior 800 (HOPT) Prevents a friendly "Crusadia" monster from being destroyed by banishing this card from field or GY.
Leonis EARTH EARTH.svg Beast 1200 (HOPT) Makes 1 friendly "Crusadia" Link Monster deal piercing battle damage this turn.
Draco WIND WIND.svg Dragon 600 (HOPT) If Normal/Special Summoned to a Link Point zone, you can add 1 "Crusadia" card from GY to hand, except "Draco".
Maximus LIGHT LIGHT.svg Psychic 1600 (HOPT) Makes 1 friendly "Crusadia" Link Monster deal double battle damage against monsters this turn, also other friendly monsters cannot attack this turn.
World Crown DARK DARK.svg Machine 2000
  • When an Extra Deck-summoned monster on the field activates its effect, you can Tribute this card to negate and destroy it.
  • (HOPT) If this Normal Summoned/Set card is Tributed, you can search 1 "World Legacy" Spell/Trap.

The archetype's Extra Deck members consists of 5 Link Monsters, all of which are LIGHT. Save for "Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax", the other 4 "Crusadia" Link Monsters all share 2 Continuous Effects that lets them gain ATK equal to the original ATK of all monsters they point to, and prevents those monsters from attacking. They each also have individual effects.

Crusadia Link Arrows Type ATK Individual Effect
Magius

Top-Left Top-Center Top-Right

Middle-Left Middle-Right

Bottom-Left Bottom-Center Bottom-Right

Spellcaster 100 (HOPT) If an Effect Monster is Special Summoned to this card's Link Point zone, you can search 1 "Crusadia" monster.
Spatha

Top-Left Top-Center Top-Right

Middle-Left Middle-Right

Bottom-Left Bottom-Center Bottom-Right

Warrior 500 (OPT) If an Effect Monster is Special Summoned to this card's Link Point zone, you can target 1 monster in either player's Main Monster Zone, except this card, and move it to another of its controller's Main Monster Zones.
Regulex

Top-Left Top-Center Top-Right

Middle-Left Middle-Right

Bottom-Left Bottom-Center Bottom-Right

Beast 1000 (HOPT) If an Effect Monster is Special Summoned to this card's Link Point zone, you can search 1 "Crusadia" Spell/Trap.
Equimax

Top-Left Top-Center Top-Right

Middle-Left Middle-Right

Bottom-Left Bottom-Center Bottom-Right

Cyberse 2000 (OPT, Quick Effect) You can Tribute 1 "Crusadia" or "World Legacy" monster this card points to, then target and negate the effects 1 face-up enemy card for this turn.

Generally, the deck aims to perform an easy OTK by summoning "Crusadia Equimax", having it point to both "Leonis" and "Maximus", and use the effects of "Leonis" and "Maximus" on it, giving it 4800 ATK and the ability to deal double piercing battle damage against enemy monsters, allowing an OTK if it attacks anything with 800 or lower ATK/DEF. The archetype's Special Summoning abilities allows an easy Link climb into "Regulex" and "Equimax", and "Draco" and "Magius" can assist in gathering "Leonis" and "Maximus" by recovering them and searching them. Additionally, "Regulex" can search the archetype's Field Spell, "Crusadia Revival", to give "Equimax" more stat boosts for more OTK consistency.

The "Kaiju" archetype synergizes excellently with "Equimax" and the OTK strategy; they can tribute away disruptive enemy monsters, and can be summoned to the zones adjacent to the Extra Monster Zones so that "Equimax" points to them when it is summoned, giving it even more ATK for more OTK consistency.

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