Great Wall of Amicae
Rock / Effect
ATK 0 / DEF 3000
"You can Special Summon this card from the Graveyard by banishing one monster with DEF that's higher than their original ATK from the Hand, Field, or Graveyard. Once per turn, if this card would be destroyed by an effect, you can discard one Earth monster from your hand to negate the destruction. As long as this card remains face-up, your opponent cannot target other monsters for attacks or effects."
So first off, I think my wording is off here. If anyone would like to help I'd be much appreciative.
Hopefully this isn't too overpowered but I felt like the game is too focused on being a glass cannon with virtually no survivability where the game is more of a quick draw type of game of who can hit first and how hard can they hit. This card is my attempt along with maybe some other cards I make, to slow the game down a tiny bit and force people to strategize further than one turn at a time as everyone just does huge plays hoping for those OTKs without any thought of what happens if they fail.
The high DEF is of course for battle defence and it's discarding of an Earth monster is for targeting destruction defence. It's special summon effect is so that it can help slow the game down as it can very easily come back every turn if need be. And finally, probably the most overpowered part, is that both attacks and targeting effects must go to this card. So it acts as a sponge that you could at least use once per turn given that it stays in your GY and you have the resources to bring it back.
It is a level 8. Which means you can sac for it, but the reason for that specific level is to combo with a card like Trade-In. It's weaknesses are pretty obvious. Simply banish it and it's done. Kycoo stops both it's summon and it's fuel. Personally, I think this would be a great card in any Earth deck and would help to stall opponent's big combos if they are reliant on targeting effects. What do you guys think?