You can substitute this card for any 1 Fusion Material Monster, but the other Fusion Material Monster(s) must be correct. You can Tribute Fusion Material Monsters on the field, including this face-up card; Special Summon 1 corresponding EARTH Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck.
Second effect allows it to special summon earth fusion monster, only if you have the other required material monster.
Needs to be face up when activated, which will give your opponent a chance to destroy it before you can activate it.
Second effect is for EARTH fusion monster only, and there aren't that many available yet.
The strongest EARTH fusion monster that you can summon now is Master of Oz. Summon/set Des Kangaroo and summon Hex next turn to special summon Oz without needing to bring Big Koala.
Hex can also be used to special summon Ryu Senshi since it's not considered fusion summon. If you have Warrior Dai Grepher, summon Hex and activate the ability to get Ryu Senshi out. This isn't doable with Polymerization though.
Tributes for cost / Tributes itself for cost
Fusion Substitute Monster / Special Summons from your Extra Deck
Why couldn't i use this card as a substitute for ancient gear golem in order to summon ultimate ancient gear golem? i had this card on the field + 2 ancient gear monsters, and i couldn't activate the effect.
You can only use a Fusion Substitute over a named material. It's not easy to prove in this particular case since you can only use 1 Sub and it substitutes over the Ancient Gear Golem (and AGG can be one of the "Ancient Gear" materials), but you can't use it as one for a monster like Pair Cycroid.
Who thinks mekk knights are good and world chalice decks
You can use it as a regular fusion substitute for any Attribute of Fusion, just like Versago the Destroyer or King of the Swamp. You probably just tried it with a Fusion that isn't able to use them, like Superalloy Beast Raptinus or UFOroid Fighter.
Gem knights are good cause burn baby burn with that lapis card I think it's is name but personally I don't play gems since seraphanite normal summon 2x using brilliant fuse and sending lazuli to grave from deck good in chalice deck especially
Trying to use this with a gem-knight deck - it seems like it's unable to fuse for citrine and ruby. might need more testing but i'd have poly + garnet + hex, and couldn't summon either, anyone know what's up with that?
also all gem knight fusion have "gem knight" monster + a monster with certain type or attribute as material (except diamond which need 3 gem knight), means you cant use substitute at all
PSA: There's a bug with the AI when auto-dueling. If the AI tries to use this card's effect, it'll crash the app. So until they patch, just pause auto-duel and activate it yourself, then continue auto-duel.
I'd assume this card works rather well with Des Kangaroo. Dunno if it works together with Branch!, though. Haven't been able to test it yet because I don't have either Des Kangaroo or Branch! yet. Can someone confirm or deny?
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This card only can subtitute EARTH material monster.
Which means for example you can't polymerization this card + Warrior Dai Grepher to fusion summon Ryu Senshi.
But you can polymerization this card + Spirit Ryu to fusion summon Ryu Senshi.
And i think the second effect of this card, special summon fusion monster by tributing this card & another correct material works the same as the first effect i mentioned above.
Only special summon of an earth monster since from hand ( replace of polimerization) example need summon from hand a master oz put this in your camp, activate your effect and use kangoroo and big koala on this case dont work any substitute...
Second effect: You can Tribute Fusion Material Monsters on the field (not hand), including this face-up card; Special Summon (not fusion summon) 1 corresponding EARTH Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck.
This card is the best fusion material substitute you can get in the game currently because it has a defence of 1600. Enough to survive a turn.