Sleipnir, Aesir Steed of the Nordic Beasts
EARTH - Level 7 - Beast/Synchro/Tuner/Effect - 2500/1900
1 Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner "Nordic" monsters
When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can Set up to 1 "Nordic Relic" card or "Gleipnir, the Fetters of Fenrir" each from your hand, Deck, and/or Graveyard, and cards Set this way can be activated this turn. Once per turn, if a "Nordic" or "Aesir" monster destroys your opponent's monster by battle: You can Special Summon up to 1 each of a Level 5 or lower "Nordic Alfar", "Nordic Ascendant", and/or "Nordic Beast" monsters from your Graveyard or Banished Zone. During the End Phase, if this card was banished this turn: You can Special Summon this banished card, and if you do; Gain 1000 LP for each "Nordic" and "Aesir" monster you control.
It's a Level 7 because that's surprisingly the easiest Level for all Nordic branches to access.
It's a Tuner to let it be Thor fodder; more on that later.
The first effect allows you one each per location, meaning that you can hypothetically Set 3 Gleipnir if one is in your hand and one got into the Graveyard, meaning that it is potentially a +2 to resolve the first effect.
The second effect is one per sub-archetype, letting you retreive banished ones in case you actually Summoned a goddamned Aesir, and in some cases actually letting you go into one (fittingly, one of the easiest Aesir for Sleipnir to just hand you is Loki due to that stupid Level 5 Tuner).
It's got a variant Aesir effect when banished, because it's Thor fodder. Essentially, if Sleipnir dies, Thor probably went with it. Thor banishes Sleipnir to self-revive, Sleipnir can now also revive, burning your opponent for 800 and healing off a minimum of 2K, which is important when you're getting your ass handed to you.
Boom. Better support for Nordics in one Synchro than literally everything in LHD.
A bigger, bossier version of an old low-Level Synchro, that can in some way revive the thing it's an upgrade for.
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