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Plants are a deck type which are currently one of the top decks, in both the TCG and the OCG. They are known for some of their powerful beatsticks, like Botanical Lion, and Tytannial, Princess of Camellias. They also have the ability to toolbox many of their monsters with the versatile Lonefire Blossom. Before however, they didn’t have very much in the way of Tuners, aside from the extremely useful Spore from The Shining Darkness. But now, they have a Tuner which is on par with Spore, or maybe even superior, from the new set, Starstrike Blast. That monster is, of course, Glow-Up Bulb.

Glow-up Bulb may seem meagre in attack and defence, with only 100 ATK and DEF. However, it has the powerful ability to recur itself from the Graveyard, and as a Level 1 Tuner, it is very useable. Its Effect promotes its usabilty, allowing you to Special Summon it, for the simple cost of one card from the top of your Deck and sending that card to the Graveyard which even helps many main Decks today.

Plant Decks often employ a usage of using the Graveyard to store resources, until they need them, and then uses other cards to bring them out, like the popular Debris Dragon. Another common thing in Plant Decks, is the monster known as Dandylion. This monster Special Summons two tokens when it is sent to the Graveyard, and it gets sent there often by cards such as Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter, Foolish Burial and One for One. Because the Tokens that Dandylion sends to the Graveyard are Level 1, it can be used with Glow-Up Bulb to Synchro Summon the brand new Formula Synchron.

This little Plant has the potential to be played in almost any deck that Synchro Summons, especially if they use the Graveyard. Glow-Up Bulb is one of the best ways to create Formula Synchron, and is also great with a weak Emissary of Darkness token that came about when you dropped Gorz the Emissary of Darkness because you needed field presence. Glow-Up Bulb can turn the token, or even both of those monsters into beefy Level 8 Synchro Monsters, like Stardust Dragon and Colossal Fighter.

This card could see play in a number of different decks, such as the aforementioned Plant deck, Gadgets (a Gadget and this card makes the powerful Naturia Beast), and upcoming Naturia decks. Lightsworn can also take good advantage of this card because the effect mills a card, which has synergy with the archetype. This monster is a very versatile Tuner, and if you need a Level 1 Tuner, this card is one of the best for the job, simply because of its versatility and reusability.

However, because of the text on the card, it would be unwise to use more than one in your deck. But, don't be afraid to try splashing Glow-up Bulb into some of your decks, because this card really is the most generic Level 1 Tuner ever.

Date: December 31, 2010
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