Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys, released over a decade ago in the Flaming Eternity booster set, was once accompanied only by Hand of Nephthys in the Nephthys theme. Today, Hidden Summoners introduces new Nephthys cards to support the theme, including a brand-new Link Monster—Nephthys, the Sacred Preserver!
Nephthys, the Sacred Preserver is a Link 2 monster that can be Link Summoned by using any two Nephthys monsters as Link Materials. If it’s Link Summoned, it has two different effects that can be activated during your Main Phase. Only one of those two effects can be used per turn, but both of them interact well with the rest of the Nephthys theme.
The first effect of Nephthys, the Sacred Preserver lets you add a Level 8 Winged Beast monster from your Deck to your hand. Then, it lets you add a Ritual Spell Card from your Graveyard to your hand. This effect can be used to grab the original Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys from your Deck, as well as the new Cerulean Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys Ritual Monster (available in Hidden Summoners). It’ll also let you bring back the Rebirth of Nephthys Ritual Spell Card from your Graveyard so that you can set up your next Ritual Summon.
The second effect of Nephthys, the Sacred Preserver lets you destroy a Nephthys monster that it points to and then Special Summon a Nephthys monster with a different original name from your Graveyard with its effects negated. Since Nephthys, the Sacred Preserver’s Link Arrows will point to two of your own Main Monster Zones while it’s in an Extra Monster Zone, it’s easy to put a Nephthys monster onto a Monster Zone to which Nephthys, the Sacred Preserver points. That makes it easy to use your Sacred Preserver’s effect.
There are a couple of benefits to using this effect in a Nephthys Deck. First, using this effect will let you trade in a low-Level Nephthys monster for a more powerful one like Sacred Phoenix of Nephthys. Second, since lots of Nephthys monsters have effects that activate during your next Standby Phase after they’re destroyed by a card effect and sent to the Graveyard, this effect has great synergy with those monsters. Using Nephthys, the Sacred Preserver’s effect to destroy one of those monsters will not only let you Special Summon a Nephthys monster from your Graveyard, but also allow you to capitalize on the effect of your destroyed Nephthys monster during your next Standby Phase.
Hidden Summoners has a bunch of awesome Nephthys cards in it. Nephthys, the Sacred Preserver is one of them and helps to pull the Nephthys theme together. You can find Hidden Summoners and the new Nephthys cards in stores now!
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